Attention Free Agents:

Are you interested in joining a drinking league that has a hockey problem?  Chasing around an orange ball on the blistering icephalt?  And getting heckled by your peers?  Then this just might be the league for you!

The annual Free Agent Scrimmage will be held on Sunday, March 15th from 1 – 3 pm at Tompkins Square Park!

Being a Capitals fan almost guarantees you a spot on Mega Touch.

When: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Tompkins Square Park (corner of 10th Street and Avenue A)

Who: Adults interested in playing ball hockey and not being a dick

Shirt Color: Red

Free Agent Goalies: to schedule time in between the pipes, please reach out to Isaac at BTSH dot Media at gmail dot com.

Registration: can be found here. In order to participate in the scrimmage you MUST be registered.

See you suckers then!

Looking to get more involved in BTSH?  Then check out these amazing opportunities to develop a drinking problem!

If you are interested in any of these open positions, please send a brief statement letting us know why you’re interested in the role and what you hope to bring to the position this season to the Commissioners.  A statement is not required for Game Day Opener/Closer.

League Manager Responsibilities (a.k.a. Game Day Manager) (Paid)

The most important job of the League Manager is to ensure that the games take place each Sunday. The League Manager may delegate certain tasks to other individuals, but the responsibility for overseeing game day operations ultimately resides with the League Manager, who must:

  • ensure that the games are scheduled, according to the Rules
  • inform League of schedule
  • ensure BTSH members sign a liability waiver (provided by the Board)
  • collect team rosters from Captains
  • facilitate opening and closing of the courts, to be done by the opening / closing team and the Game Day Opener/Closer. League Manager may be paid extra to open/close themselves or pay a BTSH Member to open/close (t.b.d., ~$40 per opening/closing shift)
  • maintain a checklist for opening / closing of the courts
  • make BTSH property available and ensure its upkeep (equipment, first aid, etc.)
  • submit expenditure requests
  • ensure that BTSH elected and non-elected officials (Ref Manager, Ref Scheduler, Game Day Opener/Closer, DC Members, etc.) are fulfilling their duties
  • liaise with BTSH committees, volunteers, Board as necessary
  • liaise with the Captains and attend Captains Meetings
  • request Captains to submit playoff roster and waivers for players who don’t meet the 5-game rule; share waiver requests with Captains for a Captains Vote
  • communicate regularly with the BTSH Members
  • communicate with the webmaster, as needed
  • decide on and communicate decisions to cancel games due to inclement weather or dangerous conditions
  • act as an alternate on Discipline Committee cases when existing DC Members must be recused

Note: the League has shifted its workload so there are more folks helping run BTSH through committees, positions, board activities, captains grit, & volunteers. The league manager is still the beloved Betty White of our league, but will no longer do corporate compliance, permits/team fees, web updates, & can pay some to open/close, etc.

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This Saturday, February 15th, the Canadian Society of NY (CANY) is hosting their annual charity hockey tournament to raise money for Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH) and the NY Sled Rangers. Both of these charities work to bring hockey – and in the case of IHIH after school programs, pre college programs – economically and physically disabled youth of NYC.

In addition to the games, there is a social event held that evening. Details are below! I know many of you will likely be out of town, but if you happen to be around and in the mood to support two excellent charities, please feel free to stop by!

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As we close out the 2010s the media got together to share some of our Bests and Favorites from the decade.  We hope you enjoy!

BTSH Best

By Rich

Best BTSH Player Male: Gabe

Best BTSH Player Female: Cherie

Best BTSH Goalie: Tough one but Tim K.

Best BTSH Team: Fresh Kills

Most Powerful BTSH Person (lifting not included) RG1

Biggest BTSH Upset: Sorry Walker, it’s not Gut Rot over Fuzz/Elves, or even Gut Rot over WTP 2010. Anklebiters over FK 2015, Quarter finals. 

Best BTSH Game: Hookers over FK 3 OT, semis

Best BTSH Championship: Elves over Hookers 2010

Most Dominant BTSH Team one season: 2015 Filthier (Fuzz thanks Suvin/Denis for moving and Shaq for quitting)

Best BTSH Moment: Boylan dethroning Amy D. in arm wrestling and then making out with me

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