HOW DO I JOIN A LEAGUE?
Registration dates and times are typically announced on social media before we formally drop the sign-ups. Registration links will appear under each sports-specific programming page. Leagues tend to fill extremely quickly, so we encourage you to enroll your team or as an individual (free agent) as soon as these links are available.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A TEAM?
So you’re a free agent, eh?! We love helping individuals find a team to join. Whether you’re new to the Akron area or you’re just looking for a fun and enjoyable new way to exercise and meet new friends, registering as a free agent is a great way to connect and play in the community.
Our free agent forms are unique to each sport and will help us identify the skill level and/or night of the week that works best for you and your schedule.
Please note, we cannot guarantee placement onto a team, but we’ll always do our best.
When will schedules be released?
The full schedules are typically released 3-7 days ahead of the start date of programming. Match/Game times may vary, so expect to play at any of the potential times we published during the registration period. If you have a request for certain earlier or later game times, we will do our best to accommodate, but we cannot guarantee that the entirety of the schedule will match your requests. We do our best to evenly distribute early and late matches for all teams.
when does the next league start?
We will announce upcoming leagues along with sign-up dates on each specific page for that sport. We also regularly post information about upcoming session dates on our Instagram.
Do I get a t-shirt if i play in the league?
We do our best to provide t-shirts for every league possible, but we cannot guarantee that every league will have shirts included. Traditionally, we have done a different color of our super-soft and popular Bella Canvas tees for Session 1 of our summer sand leagues, however, we have never done league-wide shirts for indoor volleyball leagues.
If you’re really looking to rock some Summit Sports Swag, we offer limited edition special merchandise 1-2x per year through an online pre-sale.
If you or your organization are interested in working with us on shirts for one of our leagues, please contact us to discuss sponsorship packages!
How Are champions determined for leagues?
Each league has a unique way of tracking scores and standings. For most sports, we track the total wins/losses and use that metric. For some sports, we collect and share more detailed data.
Seeding for any playoffs at the end of the session will be determined by regular season performance. Playoff and championship prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of each season.
Where are the sand courts located?
The courts are located in downtown Akron, on the former campus of the B.F. Goodrich Company. Our 4-sand courts sit adjacent to The Towpath Trail and are behind 123 West Bartges Street. We recommend inputting R. Shea Brewing Canal Place or Missing Falls Brewery to your GPS, then follow the smokestacks to the courts!
How do i become a league sponsor?
Please refer to our sponsor page HERE. You can also send us an email to PLAY@summitsports.social. We have a wide variety of packages to accommodate a variety of exposure for your organization.
Is playing in a league a good way to make new friends?
Recreational and competitive leagues can be a great way for adults to make friends for a number of reasons.
Sports provide a shared activity that brings people together. When you play on a team, you have the opportunity to bond with your teammates over a shared goal or passion. This can create strong relationships and friendships.
In addition, sports often involve social events, such as post-game gatherings or team dinners. These events provide an opportunity for people to get to know each other outside of the context of the game, which can help to foster friendships.
Sports leagues often have a sense of community and camaraderie that can be very welcoming and inclusive. When people feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves, it can create a sense of belonging and connection to others.
Overall, sports can be a great way for adults to make friends by providing a shared activity, social events, and a sense of community.
How do I rent out the sand courts for an event or tournament?
Shoot us an email to PLAY@summitsports.social or a message on the contact us page.
We’d love to hear from you and help collaborate on whatever you have in mind!
How do I rent out Pinnacle for an event or tournament?
Shoot us an email to PLAY@summitsports.social or a message on the contact us page. We’d love to hear from you and help collaborate on whatever you have in mind!