(closing date Thursday the 6th to allow us to confirm Tuesday 11th fixtures by the end of the weekend)
Adult games currently expected to rotate between 18.30, 19.30 and 20.30
Stepping Stones INDOOR AT WELLFIELD HIGH SCHOOL games currently expected to start 6.45pm
U11/12 Games currently expected to start at 5.40pm
U13 Games currently expected to start at 6.40pm
U14 Games currently expected to rotate between 6.40 and 7.40pm
U15/16 Games currently expected to rotate between 6.40, 7.40 and 8.40pm
non playing days, times etc we will try to accommodate
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* below players will be sent an email with link to player registration asking for their name, address, dob and contact number and they must complete this and agree to the terms to sign up to the league before they will be registered as a player.
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The Leyland Sports Association (LSA) Terms (incorporating the Netball Rules and Regulations and Code of Conduct)
1. ORGANISATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
1.1 The decisions (including complaints and appeals) of the LSA (company number 06009977 and currently registered at 27 Parkgate Drive, Leyland, PR25 1BU, with email address email@example.com and telephone number 01772 804 905 and operating from the LSA Facility on Thurston Rd, Leyland, PR25 2LF) in respect of these Terms and on any other matter related to the leagues which is not specifically provided for below shall be considered final and binding on all parties. The LSA endeavour to respond to communications within 48 working hours.
1.2 It is the responsibility of each team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 to ensure that all their players are conversant with the following Terms, and that they and all their team Players will abide by them.
1.3 Due to the data protection act and EU General Data Protection Regulation Compliance, Health and Safety, safeguarding, and purposes of Insurance, we ask that each team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 complete and sign their entry form online to agree that they are happy for us to contact them with information regarding leagues, tournaments, etc. and we also require the name and addresses of all players. These details will not be shared with any other teams, individuals, or other clubs outside of the LSA other than as required by law or under enforcement of these Terms.
2.1 The Management will confirm the Entry Fee, Court Fee and Umpire Fee from time to time and this will be detailed on the particular league registration form. Generally the Entry Fee is £20.00 for new teams, £10.00 for existing teams and free entry on successful entry via our refer a new team offer. Entry Fees are non-refundable. The Court Fee is generally £15.00 per game per team. The Umpire Fee is generally £10 per game per team
2.2 If a team withdraws from an LSA netball league they will be charged for all remaining Court Fees for the season plus a £50 Fixture Rearrangement Fee. This is to limit the possibility of withdrawals which causes extra administration in terms of fixture rearrangements and upset to the other teams in the league.
2.3 There is now a good behaviour bonus. If a team never cancels or abandons a match and are on court on time for every match and play with generally good sportspersonship, then they receive a FREE COURT AND UMPIRE FEE for the last game of the any league they enter in the next LSA netball season.
2.4 The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1, Contact 2, and all players are jointly and severally liable for payment of all FEES.
3. PLAYING QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
3.1 Entry to the LSA league is open to any club or team at the discretion of the LSA and will be determined by the number of teams entered. Previously registered teams will take priority over new teams.
3.2 Players must be aged 13 in the current school year (year 9) if they wish to play in a senior league and must be both physically and mentally able to cope with match play of a highly competitive adult opposition determined by each team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 at the discretion of the LSA.
3.3 Entry forms shall be completed through the LSA website www.leylandsportsassociation.co.uk. All entries will be accepted on the basis that each team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 has read and agreed to these Terms from time to time which are available online. If these Terms change, an email will be sent to each team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 advising of this, so it is the responsibility of each team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 to ensure their email address is current and that they are able to receive and read emails from the LSA (if any team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 has problems with this please advise the LSA in the office in the first instance and also please advise us in writing to the registered office by recorded mail).
4. REGISTRATION OF SQUAD MEMBERS
4.1 Each team must declare a minimum of 7 Players prior to the start of a season or tournament by completing the online team registration form on the LSA website www.leylandsportsassociation.co.uk. Any additional players that are not on the team list must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of any match they are playing in, otherwise they will be classed as an Illegal Player unless exceptionally at the absolute discretion of the LSA, the LSA accept that they may be included.
4.2 Adult teams can use players from another league subject to these Terms (including 4.1 above) who will be known as a "Borrowed Player" who may play in the position of Wing Attack or Wing Defence ONLY. If a Borrowed Player plays in a different position such as Goal Shooter, Goal Attack, Centre, Goal Defence or Goal Keeper they will be deemed an Illegal Player.
4.3 The penalty for any team fielding an Illegal Player will be the loss of the higher of 5 points or all points scored in the match and the opposition will be awarded the higher of 15 points, or the points they scored for the game.
4.4 If any team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Player feel someone is in breach of any of the LSA Terms this Terms Breach must be reported by the team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Player BEFORE LEAVING THE LSA FACILITY by notifying team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Player of the team they are accusing of the Terms Breach, and the person umpiring their match, and the LSA representative who will usually be situated in the office. If the LSA representative in not available, they must email email@example.com or call the LSA telephone number 01772 804 905 which is manned 24 hours a day. If this Terms Breach is not notified to all required parties prior to the reporting team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Player leaving the LSA Facility then the Terms Breach will only be considered by the LSA at their discretion.
4.5 A Player in the Thursday Junior League cannot play for more than one team in the same age group, even if their team are not playing that night. They may only play in their own age group and above, and may only play in two age groups in total or they will be classed as an Illegal Player for all teams they played for concurrently. If a team is trialling a player who is already playing in two age groups, they must register this fact by emailing the LSA at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming the team and age group the player is considering moving away from, and considering moving to, and the player must not play in the team in the particular age group they are considering moving away from, and must be trialled on consecutive fixture weeks (up to a maximum of three weeks) for the team in the new age group and then a decision made if they are to stay permanently in that team in the new age group or to stay in their current team. They may only be trialled in this way twice per calendar year, regardless of season. They cannot play as a substitute player when the team is short or fill in to strengthen any other teams. Failure to adhere to the above rules will result in the player being deemed an Illegal Player, and the LSA reserve the right to look into reports of the conduct of players and/or teams that might be considered unfair practices whilst perhaps technically falling within these Terms.
4.7 In order to allow as much flexibility and progressiveness in netball at the LSA as possible, up to three players playing for adult and junior teams may now, for a transitional period, play for more than one team in different leagues on any night under rule 4.1 of these Terms provided that they play in the position of Wing Attack or Wing Defence or Centre if the team that they do not normally play for are struggling to get a full squad on any occasion.
4.8 Subject to these Terms, a team sheet MUST be completed and handed in to the office after every match stating all players that have indeed played that night. All information on the sheet must be filled in correctly to allow the LSA to update scores. Examples of an incorrect sheet include but are not limited to missing off the team name or not having the scores correctly written out, or the scores being marked in the wrong way round. Receiving incorrect sheets makes it difficult and/or impossible for the LSA to accurately update scores in a timely fashion, and will result in, at the discretion of the LSA, a warning the first time this happens, a penalty point being deducted at the discretion of the LSA the second time, and any subsequent breaches will result in loss of the higher of 5 points or all points scored in the match as a rule.
4.9 the above rules in this section 4 of the Terms do not apply to the Stepping stones development league.
5. STRUCTURE OF THE LEAGUE
5.1 The intention is that each team in the LSA league will play everyone twice, however this is subject to prevailing circumstances such as inclement weather conditions and matches may have to be rescheduled. If the LSA are unable to reschedule certain cancelled matches, results from a previous game played will be used. If both matches have been cancelled, then a match will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity which may be after the end of the fixtures.
5.2 If there is a league hierarchy on a particular day, at the discretion of the LSA, the top two on the lower league table may move up to a higher league and the bottom two teams in the higher league may move down to the lower league. If a team is consistently winning their league and there is a higher league on a different day, at the discretion of the LSA the team may be asked to play on a different day.
5.3 Teams will be awarded league points as follows: 5 points for a win, 3 points for a draw, 2 points if they lose by one goal, 1 point for a losing team scoring OVER half the winners score, or 0 points for any other loss.
5.4 In the event that two or more teams have the same points, the team with more goals (or the least negative goals) after conceded goals have been deducted will finish higher in the league than the other team/s. If there is still two or more teams equally placed, then the team with the greatest number of goals scored will finish higher in the league than the other team/s. In the event that neither goal difference or goals scored can differentiate between the teams, at the discretion of the LSA, the teams will be declared in joint position or a play-off match to determine the outright winner will be scheduled by the LSA.
5.5 All FEES must be paid in full before any of the team cross the line to the court. The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 should ensure that all Players arrive in good time.
5.6 All adult matches will rotate on a weekly basis. Current start times are expected to be 6, 7 and 8pm. All matches will be of one hour's duration (unless stated otherwise) inclusive of play breaks. All matches will start and end on the umpire's whistle. NO TIME WILL BE ADDED FOR INJURY and any injured players must leave the court safely as soon as is possible. If an injured player can't be moved and/or an ambulance is called and/or this is otherwise deemed a Serious Injury by the umpire, then the scores will be reset and the match will be played again at a later date.
5.7 The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 (or Contact 2 where available, or any other Player, if the Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 has sustained a Serious Injury) of the team must register any Serious Injury by completing and signing any necessary forms as directed by, and in the presence of, a member of LSA staff.
5.8 If a match is abandoned or cancelled by a team, the opposition win 15 goals to 0 unless the opposition already have in excess of 15 goals more than the team abandoning or cancelling in which case the score at time of abandonment or cancellation stands.
5.9 Prizes will be advised on a per league basis. WINNINGS AND TROPHIES MUST BE COLLECTED WITHIN ONE MONTH of THE OF THE COMPLETION OF ALL FIXTURES.
6. FIXTURE ARRANGEMENTS
6.1 All matches will be played on the outdoor courts at The Leyland Sports Association, Thurston Road, Leyland, PR25 2LF and all leagues (Apart from Thursday Junior League) will run through half terms and holidays unless the fixtures confirm otherwise for example there is generally no play on Bank Holidays.
6.2 Teams cannot rearrange fixtures. The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 of a team (or Contact 2 where the Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 is not available) wishing to cancel games must telephone 01772 804 905 or send an email to email@example.com and a message must be left with the operator detailing your team and contact details including name, email and phone number and the LSA will then contact you to confirm and then the opposition on your behalf.
6.3 If a team cancels or is unable to field a team for any particular game they will be liable to pay a Cancellation Fee of £55 to the LSA comprising of their own and the opposing teams standard Court Fees of £15, standard Umpire Fees of £10, plus a £5 administration fee. The non-offending team will be awarded a 15-0 win. The Cancellation Fee of £55 must be paid within 7 days or the team cancelling will be deducted 5 points and further action may be taken at the absolute discretion of the LSA. If the Cancellation Fee of £55 is not paid then the LSA reserve the right to recover these fees by whatever appropriate means are available to them. The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1, Contact 2, and all players are jointly and severally liable for payment of the Cancellation Fee of £55.
7.1 All matches shall be played to the England Netball Rules of the Game currently in force at the time, except where the LSA regulations override the England Netball Rules and the LSA requires the Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 ensures England Netball guidelines regarding safeguarding including social networking are adhered to.
7.2 If 5 Players of a team are not on court at the match start time, and it is deemed by the LSA at their discretion to be due to extenuating circumstances (perhaps due to a road traffic accident) , then a five minute delay may be allowed from the start time if this is the first time it has happened or/and then a goal will be awarded for every minute that 5 Players team are not present on court. If 5 players are not on the court after 15 mins, the team are deemed as being unable to field a team, and if the opposing team have 5 or more players or more on court they will awarded a 15-0 win.
7.3 Spectators are not allowed inside the court fencing and must watch the match from behind the fence. Other than Players, only team managers, coaches and substitutes are allowed inside the fencing.
8 MATCH OFFICIALS
8.1 Each team will pay their Umpire Fee (usually £10) for every fixture before they take the court or according to the umpires direction.
8.2 Junior Matches may be umpired by someone who has attended a 'C' course and has approval from the LSA or has been mentored and assessed up to the qualifying standard, but in any event, all umpires and match officials are required to remain impartial throughout the match.
8.3 The Team "Bench" (where team managers, coaches and substitutes only are allowed) will be positioned at one end of the court and will remain there for the duration of the match. Team managers, coaches and substitutes cannot move up and down the court or change ends at any point during the match.
QUERIES, COMPLAINTS & APPEALS
9.1 Subject to rule 4.4 above of these Terms, all queries and/or complaints must be made in writing through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org within seven (7) day of the match. A member of the LSA staff will make a decision on all complaints as soon as possible and in any event within 7 working days. An appeal can be made within a further 2 days, and if this happens, the directors of the LSA will make a final decision which cannot be appealed within a further 14 working days.
9.2 To enable the LSA to investigate any queries and/or complaints thoroughly, they may need to discuss the content of your email with the team, the opposing team and the umpire/s involved and or check CCTV footage of the match / incident so please bear this in mind before making a query and/or complaint.
9.3 Any teams and/or Players who are the subject of a complaint including but not limited to behaviour of a nature such as verbal and physical abuse will usually be issued with a first verbal warning from the umpire, and then if it happens again, a second written warning by email from the LSA. If the behaviour persists, the LSA may at their discretion impose a match ban. The length of the ban will depend on the severity of the complaint against the team and/or Players, and may in extreme circumstances, result in exclusion from the LSA league. Threatening or abusive behaviour may result in a team and/or Player/s being asked to leave the LSA grounds and/or the Police may be notified.
9.4 Umpires will be notified, and the LSA will ask for the umpires account of events if a team and/or Player/s has a complaint regarding the quality/standard/impartiality of their officiating. If the LSA receive a further complaint from the same team and/or Player/s regarding the same umpire the LSA will require that team to put forward a member of their squad (independent umpire) to assist in the next match if their complaint has not been upheld.
10 MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
10.1 The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 is responsible for the behaviour of their Players and any other party on site due to their presence such as spectators etc. Taking drugs, Smoking, and drinking alcohol (other than alcohol purchased from the LSA) is not permitted anywhere on the LSA premises, and all litter must be placed in bins and no animals other than other than registered assistance dogs (a certificate will need to be shown and a copy taken by the LSA) are allowed on site, nor are items including but not limited to hoverboards, bikes, scooters, balls that are kicked and any breach of these will result in a fine of £50 at the LSA's discretion.
10.2 It is the responsibility of each Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 to provide adequate FIRST AID cover for its Players. The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 must provide their own regulation place bibs or patches. Teams must supply their own size 5 netball (Stepping Stones must supply a size 4 netball) clearly marked with the team's name, and their own Ball pump. If the bib colours are not easily distinguishable the away team must change the second named team on fixture must wear an alternative colour. Bibs can usually be borrowed from the office at a cost of £1 per bib and the team must leave their own bibs in the office as a deposit and collect upon returning of borrowed set.
10.3 Netball has the potential for accidental, but heavy contact, so to avoid injury to an unborn baby, pregnant players may not take part in LSA matches unless they have adequate insurance and a letter from their doctor (who must have read these terms) permitting them to play in the LSA matches. A copy of any insurance policy and/or letter will be retained by the LSA.
10.4 All jewellery (including earrings which cannot be "taped over") must be removed by all Players. A medic alert bracelet may be worn but it must be secured in such a manner that it will not constitute a danger to an opponent such as being suitably taped to insure it cannot be removed/lifted off by an accidental contact. Medical exclusions such as gloves will be allowed upon production of a letter from a doctor. A copy of any letter will be retained by the LSA.
10.5 Lost property will be disposed of after one calendar month or sooner if the LSA deem it constitutes a danger or inconvenience.
10.6 The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 accepts that their players may be photographed from time to time (including photographs and/or video which may appear on the LSA website) and must inform the umpire, LSA and any other parties if they do not want all or any of their players to have their photo taken or them to be on video.
10.7 The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 must receive permission from the LSA in writing by email from email@example.com to allow them, their Players, and any other party on site due to their presence, to take photographs and/or video at the LSA.
10.8 No live streaming is allowed and any instances of this may be reported to the authorities and a fine of up to £1,000 dependant on circumstances may be issued.
10.9 The LSA accept no responsibility for damage to property (including vehicles) in respect to personal injury which players, officials, or spectators sustain in the normal course of events and all parties entering on the LSA site are encouraged to take out insurance -though this is at their discretion.
10.10 VERBAL ABUSE TO PLAYERS AND UMPIRES FROM PLAYERS ON COURT OR SPECTATORS/PARENTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND THE LSA MAY AT THEIR DISCRETION EXCLUDE ANY PERSON EXHIBITING OR THREATENING TO EXHIBIT SUCH BEHAVIOUR.
11 LSA Code of Conduct
All attendees at the Leyland Sports Association are required to abide by the following code of conduct:
11.1 . All Players must play within the rules and regulations and respect officials and their decisions
11.2. All Players must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, age, ability, cultural background or religion.
11. 3 All Players should keep to agreed timings for fixtures or inform LSA if they are going to be late.
11.4 All Players must wear team uniform / kit suitable for matches.
11.5 All Players must pay any fees for matches prior to taking the court.
11.6 The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 must keep the LSA informed of any change in emergency phone numbers and any relevant medical information.
11.7 All Players must discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
11.8 All Players must set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
11.9 All Players must publicly accept official's judgement.
11.10 All Players must use correct and proper language at all times.
11.11 All Players must encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Parents/Carers must:
11.12. encourage children in their care to learn the rules and play within them; and,
11.13 help children in their care to recognise good performance, not just results; and,
11.14 never force children in their care to take part in sport; and,
11.15 never punish or belittle children in their care for losing or making mistakes; and,
11.16 support involvement of children in their care and help them enjoy their sport; and,
11.17 accept the judgement of the team coaches -match play teams are selected as appropriate on ability and may change throughout the season according to each child's progress.