Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

The membership is valid from March 31 to March 31 of each year.

A written request for a membership refund will be reviewed and may be approved by the Regional Director for the Region in which you reside.

There are a variety of services and benefits offered to teams/leagues/umpires within each region. Fees are established based on the costs to provide such services and benefits. Also, all taxes are included in the fees and tax structures vary between regions.

You can list up to 20 players on your team roster. You can list 3 coach/managers. A coach/manager is considered a member of your team and therefore eligible to participate during a game. Note: SPN does make some maximum allowance exceptions for leagues who have submitted a written request due to extenuating circumstances.

Player changes to your roster can be made through your Regional Director. All player changes should be on file at the National Office. Please note that roster changes could possibly impact the level of play that your team is approved for.

Each team only needs to pay their membership once each year. (Note: the league roster must be the same roster submitted for National Championships) If a team has already purchased their membership when registering for the National Championships you can simply note this on the application paperwork. You do not need to include payment for the team again.

YES, all Slo-Pitch National members need to have agreed to the terms of membership and must sign the Release of Liability Waiver to be covered by Slo-Pitch National insurance.

All player changes that take place within each league should be forwarded to Slo-Pitch National to have on file.

Members must be a minimum of 16 years old to participate in any SPN team and/or event. Members under the age of 18 are also required to have a parent/guardian complete and sign a parental consent form wherby both the player and guardian agree to the waiver and release of liability. The member MUST CURRENTLY be 16 years old at the time of signing the roster/waiver/consent form.

Insurance

Slo-Pitch National insurance coverage does not extend to property.

There is no fee to file a claim with Slo-Pitch National.

You can contact the National Office (or BC Office if you reside in BC) to request a claim form if you have been injured. Claim forms will be sent to insured members once a fully completed incident report has been received by Slo-Pitch National outlining the accident and the injured party has been confirmed as an insured member.

The insurance available to members consists of Liability and Secondary Accident insurance coverage. The coverage does not include loss of wages.

You should immediately have an incident report completed to be submitted to Slo-Pitch National (if the accident occurs during an officiated game, the umpire should complete the form, if the accident occurs and no official is present, the form should be completed by the league president or tournament convener). Once the incident report has been completed, and Slo-Pitch National has confirmed that you are an insured member, you will be sent out accident claim forms.

Yes, incident reports should be completed regardless of the severity. This protects you as a member, in case symptoms worsen and you end up receiving medical treatment at a later date. We cannot process claims without proper documentation of the incident. Note: Medical/Dental treatment must be received within 30 days from the date of the incident in order for your claim to be approved.

Notification of the incident must be received within 30 days of the date of the incident. Within 90 days a claim form is to be completed and submitted to the adjuster handling the claim. Your coverage expires one year from the date of the accident.

This accident insurance is secondary to any existing health plan of which you are already a member (personal or through an employer) and also secondary to any government offered plan in your region, whether or not you are a member.

Yes, you are required to pay for your expenses up front and will be reimbursed according to the coverage under the policy. Special circumstances may be considered and should be discussed with the adjuster.

Liability insurance covers members from possible suits from third parties. The SPN limit of Liability is $5,000,000 per occurrence. Note: Limitations and Exclusions apply. A deductible of $1,000 applies on all liability claims.

Tournament conveners who are running a fully sanctioned Slo-Pitch National tournament and are fully insured members of Slo-Pitch National are eligible to apply for this event insurance.

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