BasketballSUSSEX
League Entry

Please complete our online form to enter your team into our junior and senior leagues and competitions...

click here to access the 2020/21 online entry form

Instructions:

  1. One form per team.
  2. You cannot save the form to complete later, so please ensure you have everything you need before beginning the process.
  3. The form only asks for the minimum amount of information we need to process your application.
  4. Submitting your application(s) does not guarantee your entry is accepted by BasketballSUSSEX. Clubs will be emailed to confirm receipt of their application(s), with confirmation of acceptance emailed to clubs once the Management Committee have had an opportunity to review all applications and formulate our competition structure for the new season.

If you have any questions relating to competition entry process, please email our League Administrator at admin@basketballsussex.co.uk


Frequently Asked Questions

2020/21 schedule...

- League entry deadline – Midnight Wednesday 30 September (late entry fee applies from 1 November)
- Fixtures published – date to be confirmed
- Entry fee Invoice paid by Clubs – date to be confirmed
- League start – date to be confirmed
- League end – date to be confirmed
- Playoff/Cup Semi-finals - dates to be confirmed
- Finals – dates to be confirmed

2020/21 Competitions

- U11/U12/U13/U14/U16/U18/Men/Women leagues
- Men & Women Cup
- Age group(s) will not run if less than 5 teams enter, subject to Management Committee consideration
- 2 divisions only if more than 10 teams enter an age group, subject to Management Committee consideration
- x2 games home & away for all leagues (game every 2-3 weeks)
- Junior play-offs is top 4 teams only, sorry but there is insufficient time to play top 8

Entry fees (per team)

- £100 Senior team
- £50 Junior team
The Management Committee have agreed that 2019/20 returning teams will pay no league entry fees for the 2020/21 season. New teams will still have to pay and entry fees per club will be emailed to club Treasurers in January 2021, for payment by midnight 31 January 2021. Failure to pay by this deadline may incur a £20 per team late entry fee (BSX rule 2.2) and/or result in your application not being accepted and your teams expelled from all competitions.

Goodwill Deposits (BSX rule 3)...

Clubs are responsible for ensuring they have paid any outstanding fines or Goodwill Deposits. Failure to pay may result in your application not being accepted. Any questions relating to this should be sent to the BasketballSUSSEX Treasurer.

Contacts...

BasketballSUSSEX member clubs are required to provide the Management Committee with the following contacts:

- Club: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Welfare Officer
- Team: Coach, Team Manager
- Officials: Referees, Table Officials

Failure to provide these may deem a club liable for the appropriate administration fine (BSX rule 17.7). We have had to introduce these rules to ensure we adhere to data protection laws (GDPR). 

Fixtures (games)...

Draft fixtures will be produced for publication as per the above schedule. It is the home teams' responsibility to manage their fixtures using the League Republic service on our website, or their mobile app. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our rules relating to postponed or forfeit games (BSX rule 8).

Referee & Table Officials...

BasketballSUSSEX will not be appointing referees for the 2020/21 season, the home team is therefore responsible for the appropriate appointment of Referees and Table Officials for every game (BSX rules 11 & 12). We hope to move to a position of doing referee appointments later in the season.

Game Day procedures...

BasketballSUSSEX rules do not require games to be confirmed. Teams are expected to meet fixture commitments as recorded on our League Republic website (BSX rule 8).

Venue and court facilities should be suitable for the game being played, taking into account the safety of the participants at all times (BSX rule 10.1). Court dimensions should ideally meet Basketball England National League standards, with end line run-off space of a suitably safe distance (for players and Referees). BasketballSUSSEX reserves the right to withdraw a venue from our competitions if we determine the facility to be unsafe.

Home teams shall provide a minimum of 2 hours court availability time. This is to provide an actual warm up time of 10 minutes (minimum), half-time of 5 minutes (minimum), and a period of overtime should it be required (BSX rule 10.4). Half time duration to be agreed before the game tips as part of the pre-game conversation between officials and coaches. Due to COVID-19 and Basketball England "return to play" procedures, 

Match reports...

A new "Make a report" online form now allows anyone to formally report game issues, disciplinary incidents, or other matter that they wish to bring to the attention of the BasketballSUSSEX Management Committee. Failure to report an issue may be considered a disciplinary matter against a club or official.

Membership - Registration/Licence...

The process for registering coaches, players, bench personnel, Referees and Table Officials is provided by Basketball England using their Membership system. Membership and Licence costs are set by Basketball England with payments made directly to them, not BasketballSUSSEX. Any questions relating to this should be sent to Basketball England and not BasketballSUSSEX.

BasketballSUSSEX specific information is available on our Registrations page.


Page last updated: 01/09/20 DRAFT

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