Free Agent Scrimmage POSTPONED

March 13th, 2020

Free Agents and League Members,

Due to the coots, the annual free agent scrimmage scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th has been postponed.

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Fierce Women of BTSH

March 11th, 2020

In this installment of 23 and Mia, we honor some of the fierce women of BTSH.

By Mia

March is the perfect time to birth yet another generation of our beloved league since it coincides with the same month that the U.S., the UK and Australia celebrate the accomplishments —and struggles— of women. In this installment of 23 and Mia, we check on the latest accomplishments of some of our very fine BTSH females.

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Petition – Save the Lasker Ice Rinks in Central Park!

March 2nd, 2020

Some of you may know that NYC is going to renovate the Lasker ice hockey rinks and pool complex, which would lead to a considerable size reduction so that we’d only be left with one rink. Some folks have started a petition to try and preserve the two rinks. Please consider signing!

2020 Free Agent Scrimmage – 3/15

February 26th, 2020

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!

Open Positions Within BTSH

February 18th, 2020

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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