The following provides answers to our commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered below, please give us a call.
ADULT SPORTS QUESTIONS
HOW DO I REGISTER TO PLAY AN ADULT SPORT?
You must register as a team to play OPC adult sports. One team member needs to register the team and serve as a contact person with OPC.
CAN I SIGN UP AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND BE PLACED ON A TEAM?
Not at this time. OPC has looked into creating a free-agent roster for adult team sports, however, the response has been limited.
DOES MY TEAM NEED NEED TO HAVE A SPONSOR?
Teams are not required to have a sponsor to participate. Most teams seek out sponsors to help offset registration costs and/or costs of uniforms.
WILL OPC HELP ME FIND A SPONSOR FOR MY TEAM?
No. OPC does not help teams with locating sponsorships. OPC will, however, provide you with information and an invoice for your sponsor.
DOES OPC PAY FOR MY ADULT TEAM TO PLAY IN A TOURNAMENT?
OPC does not pay for any team to play in an invitational, district, state, or national tournament. OPC does hold a tournament at the end of each season for the top teams in the league.
WHAT DOES THE WINNING TEAM(S) RECEIVE?
OPC generally provides trophies to the league winner, league tournament champion, and league tournament runner-up. Other prizes, such as T-shirts, may be awarded also.
ARE COUNTY RESIDENTS CHARGED A SEPARATE FEE?
No. The fees for any program or activity are the same for each participant, regardless of where you live in Lafayette County.
CAN I PAY WITH A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD?
Yes. A 3% fee will be added to each credit or debit card transaction. We are unable to process a few debit cards issued by local banks.
CAN I REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS/SPORTS ACTIVITIES ONLINE?
Yes. Just follow the link for Online Registration.
CAN I REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM/ACTIVITY TO RESERVE A SPOT AND PAY AT A LATER DATE?
No. You must pay when you register for the activity. We are unable to reserve a spot or set up a payment plan.
CAN I CALL AND REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM/ACTIVITY OVER THE PHONE?
No. The only way to register is in person at the OPC Main Office or online through the Online Registration link.
DOES OPC HAVE ANY RENTAL FACILITIES?
Yes. The Oxford Park Commission has two primary rental facilities. These can be used for birthday parties, family gatherings, or professional meetings. Please contact the OPC Main Office (232-2380) for more information and to check availability.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BECOME A REFEREE, UMPIRE, OR SCOREKEEPER?
Come by the OPC Main Office and fill out an application. If training is required, you will be informed of the day, time, and cost of any training class or clinic.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR POSTPONED?
Game cancellations are posted online on the OPC web page, FNC Park web page, or you can call 236-3000 (InfoLine). Park Activities are Main Menu option #5. Be sure to register with "One Call" on the OPC website to have the most timely cancellation information delivered to you via text, phone call or email.
YOUTH SPORTS QUESTIONS
IF MY CHILD PLAYED FALL SOCCER, DO I HAVE TO REGISTER TO PLAY SPRING SOCCER?
Yes, even though your child will play on the same team as the fall soccer season, you must register him/her to participate. The rate will be discounted.
IF I VOLUNTEER TO COACH A YOUTH TEAM, WILL MY CHILD PLAY ON MY TEAM?
Yes, you will coach your child.
ARE CLEATS REQUIRED FOR FIELD SPORTS?
Cleats are not mandatory, but they are encouraged. Be aware, however, that different sports require different style cleats (i.e.-football/baseball cleats are not allowed in soccer).
ON WHAT DAYS ARE GAMES PLAYED?
Youth games are generally played Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights beginning at 5:30 pm.
DO I RECEIVE A DISCOUNT IF I REGISTER MULTIPLE CHILDREN FOR THE SAME SPORT?
Yes. If you register more than one child (siblings) for a particular sport, you will receive a multi-child discount of $5 for each additional child you register.
WHY ISN'T THE BIRTHDAY CUT-OFF DATE FOR PARTICIPATION THE SAME AS THE LOCAL SCHOOL CUT-OFF DATE?
Youth team sports are governed by a national (or state) affiliation which sets cut-off dates for participants. We must adhere to these dates in order to affiliate with these organizations.