What is HUB Sports Boston?
HUB Sports Boston is the fastest growing adult recreational sports league in Greater Boston with over 1,000 teams and 10,000 players competing throughout the year. The HUB currently offers Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Flag Football as year-round sports.
How much is it to become a member?
There are no membership fees at the HUB, you only pay for what you play. Click here to create a My Hubzone account. Then just register and pay for the league you want to join!
How do I register?
There are three registration options:
Full Team – Team captains will pay a one time registration fee guaranteeing their spot in the league. Team captains will then send out roster invites to all people intending to play on the team via email.
Small Group – This option is for groups of two people or more. The first person who registers will create a small group name. Each person following will register referencing the small group name as well as the name of the person who started the small group.
Individual Player – This option is for players who do not know other people in the league. Sign up as an individual and the HUB will find the right team for you. This registration option can be changed into a small group registration at any time.
The first thing you need to do is create a login by signing up on our site for the first time. You can sign up and create a login by either connecting through Facebook or creating your own username and password through this link: CLICK HERE
Is there a registration deadline
Sign-up usually ends 2-3 days prior to the start date of a league. Please note that many leagues sell out well in advance so make sure to sign up early. Registration is first come first served.
I don’t know anyone and would love to join The HUB. How do I get on a team?
The HUB makes it easy to get on the field. We form multiple independent teams each season in every sport we offer. Offer the years we’ve formed over 500 teams of random individuals, many of which have become forever friends. Joining an independent team is the perfect opportunity to meet new teammates and create bonds that last well past the given season on the field.
Can I join with friends and be put on the same team?
Absolutely! If you want to join with friends but don’t have enough players for a full team, simply use the Small Group Registration option and invite friends to register for your group. The first person to register will create the small group name and then subsequently everyone else that registers after will be able to select the small group name in a dropdown menu upon registering.
I just signed up as an individual player. When will I find out what team I’m on?
Independent player team assignments are usually announced about 5-7 days before the start of a season. You will receive a welcome letter with your team assignment, roster, captain’s contact information, and team website access with your schedule.
If I sign up as an Individual or Small group am I guaranteed to get on a team?
We will do our very best to get you on a team. If we can’t, we will issue you a refund or offer you an alternative league where we have space. Due to the larger ratio of males that sign up, free agent females and small groups with females in them have a better chance of getting placed on a team.
Where is my game schedule?
If you signed up as a full team captain or an individual player you’re probably waiting on your week 1 or full season schedule to be released. Why is it not out yet? Well for one, teams tend to wait until registration is almost closed to go ahead and sign up and pay for the team. This limits our ability to release the full season schedule. If we release the full schedule Often times we will start with releasing the first week or two of the regular season schedule so that there is still time for those last minute sign ups.
Another reason for your schedule being delayed is because the current season is still finishing up. If you sign up for the summer or fall season of a particular league, chances are there is a spring session in play. If that session becomes delayed by rainouts, then your summer or fall season will in turn get delayed by a week or two.
I signed up as a full team. How do I submit my roster?
When you register and make payment as a full team only the captain’s information is required. In the payment confirmation email, there will be a link to have players add themselves to the online roster. Forward this link to your team. Each member of your team will create a Hubzone account which serves as the player waiver form. Once this is completed your players will officially be members of your team’s roster. Only official members of your team’s roster are eligible to play on your team.
What is the skill level of the league?
The HUB offer 3 different skill levels:
Recreational – If you’ve never played before or you’re a casual player looking to stay active & meet new friends: here’s where you should play!
Intermediate – You have some prior league experience playing the sport and are looking to step up your game. The perfect marriage of competition and fun.
Advanced – You want to take home the championship! You have a lot of league experience and maybe even played at the college level. You live for game day!
Each of our leagues has a key to guide you to the proper skill level.
What is the average age of the teams?
We have teams and players of all ages. The average age of players tends to be in their 20’s and 30’s. You must be at least 18 to register for HUB SPORTS BOSTON leagues or tournaments.
Where are the games played?
The HUB plays at over 50 fields and indoor facilities throughout the greater Boston area. For a complete list and directions please refer to the Locations link on the league website. Fields vary by season and league.
Are the fields T accessible?
A number of our fields are T accessible. Check the field list under Locations for the league you are interested in. Or type in the field location on Google Maps!
How often are games played?
In The HUB weeknight leagues, you can expect 1 – 2 games per week depending on the specific league. Some of our weeknight leagues play on only one night of the week, while others play on multiple nights. Check the league page for game frequency. Sunday leagues play once a week on Sundays. All of our leagues may include doubleheaders at some point in the season for a variety of reasons.
How long do your season’s run?
The HUB runs 6-10 game regular seasons that last between 7-10 weeks depending on the league and sport. Refer to the league page for the exact length of the season for the sport you are interested in. All games that are rained out or canceled because of poor field conditions will be rescheduled. You will never lose out on games because of Mother Nature!
What equipment will I need to bring to the field?
For most leagues you will only need athletic shoes of some kind – sneakers, turf shoes or cleats. For our soccer leagues you will be required to wear shin guards. For our softball leagues you will need a glove and the team you are on will need at least one bat to share. Flag football and soccer teams must provide their own game ball.
How do we get our team shirts?
Prior to the start of every season, there will be a Captain’s Meeting where the team captain or representative will be given all of the season’s supplies. The supplies you receive will vary by sport and will be distributed by the team captain. The Captain’s Meeting is also an opportunity for players to meet HUB staff and review rules and policies.
Will I get notified if my game is rained out or cancelled?
You may call our Cancellation line by dialing 617.863.8300 and selecting option 4 to see whether your game has been canceled. Every attempt will be made to play the game. If for some reason a game needs to be canceled you will receive an email or text message notifying you of the status of your game.
Game cancellations depend upon the playability of a field, not on whether it is raining. Decisions are usually made by 6 pm on weekdays and early AM on weekends based on feedback we receive from our field spotters who monitor the fields regularly. Due to ever-changing weather conditions, updates are made as necessary. If there is a cancellation, we will do our best to give you as much notice as possible, but there are many times when fields are not deemed unplayable until just prior to game time. Please keep in mind once games begin we leave it in the Official’s hands to decide game playability.
League Shirt Colors
Tee Shirt Policy
T-shirt Policy – As part of your registration with HUB Sports every registered paid team in the league will receive a set of T-shirts.
For Full Teams – The number of shirts each team receives varies by sport. The captain of each team can select up to 5 different colors (they must select at least 2) HUB Sports Boston will do our best to give each team one of their top choices. In the event that multiple teams select the same color, we will issue shirts based on the order in which each team registered. In order for players to get their correct shirt sizes rosters must be completed at least one week prior to your league’s scheduled pick-up date. If your roster is not complete by that date we will issue you a standard assortment of sizes for your sport.
Whenever we can we will issue returning teams the same color they had the prior season. Additional t-shirts can be purchased as needed. Sport and size affects price – refer to your sport details pages for current pricing.
For Independent Players and Small Groups – Every player who registers as an independent player or small group will receive a shirt in their requested size. Team colors for independent teams are selected by HUB Staff
Team shirts will be available for pickup at our offices prior to the start of your season.
Shirts cannot be exchanged once your team bag has been picked up.
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