2019/20 League Entry

Please complete our online form to enter your team into our 2019/20 junior and senior leagues and competitions...

click here to access the online entry form


  1. One form per team
  2. You cannot save the form to complete later, so please ensure you have all the information 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 a draft competition structure for the new season.

If you have any questions relating to your entry, please email our League Administrator at

Additional Notes & Frequently Asked Questions

2019/20 schedule...

- League entry deadline – Midnight Sunday 18 August (late entry fee applies from 1 September)
- Fixtures published – by Friday 13 September
- Entry fee Invoice paid by Clubs – End of September, Midnight Monday 30 September
- League start – Monday 30 September
- League end – Midnight Sunday 19 April (Easter Sunday is 12th April)
- Playoff/Cup Semi-finals - Monday 20 April to Sunday 10 May
- Finals – Saturday 16 May & Sunday 17 May @ BACA school, Falmer

2019/20 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
- U10 mini-basketball CVL events x4 (every 2 months on Aspire days) / 2 venues.

Entry fees (per team)

- £100 Senior team
- £50 Junior team
- U10 CVL events charged per event/per team

Entry fees per club will be emailed to club Treasurer | Finance Officers in September for payment by midnight on Monday 30 September. 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 our Treasurer.


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

- Club: Chair | Head Coach, Secretary | Administrator, Treasurer | Finance Officer, Safeguarding | 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 recent changes in data protection law (GDPR). 

Fixtures (matches)...

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...

Where not appointed by BasketballSUSSEX, the home team is responsible for the appropriate appointment of Referees and both Table Officials for every game (BSX rules 11 & 12). We hope to appoint referees to Mens and Womens competitions, subject to sufficient officials being available to appoint.

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.

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, and officials is provided by Basketball England using their new Membership Portal (live from 30 July). Membership and Licence costs are set by Basketball England with payments now made directly to Basketball England using the new Membership Portal. 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: 30/07/19

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