The LSA netball "Leagues" are of amateur standard (the old "Chill" league). "B2N" (Back to Netball) is for teams getting back into the game and "Premier" (the old "Breeze" league) designates teams playing to a higher standard than the respective league.
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
Manager/Coach/Contact 1 details
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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.
Sign the box below on behalf of the team to signify your commitment to join the LSA league (your registraion fee will be ) and your acceptance of the LSA code of conduct and the LSA rules and regulations
Payment should be made within 7 days
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 Step Business Centre Wortley Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, S36 2UH, with email address email@example.com and telephone number 01772 804 905 and operating from the LSA Facility on Thurston Road, 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 registration 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.
1.4 If any information given at any time whether verbally or in writing and/or via the VIP area is found to be false or incomplete (such as but not limited to entering incomplete of incorrect contact details, or not putting in players full and/or correct names, scoring inaccuracies and/or other irregularities), this is deemed a breach of the rules and the LSA may at it’s discretion impose as serious a sanction as them deem necessary from a warning and/or points deductions if the breach is a first time accidental breach of no consequence, through to league expulsion for persistent and/or more serious breaches that have consequences and the team will be considered as having withdrawn from the league under 2.2 below by virtue of their serious breach.
2.1 The Management will confirm the Registration Fee, Court Fee and Umpire Fee from time to time and this will be detailed on the particular league registration form. Generally the Registration Fee is £20.00 for new teams, £10.00 for existing teams and free registration on successful registration of a new team via the refer a new team offer. Registration 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. There may be a Deposit required to enter a league which will usually be £55 and must remain on account throughout the season, but which will be refunded at the end of the season and/or the last game of the season may be deducted from this Deposit.
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 £55 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 and which limits the availability of funds for prize money
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 FEE for the last game of 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.
2.5 A match will be deemed Cancelled by a team and dealt with in accordance with clause 6 below if the Court Fee is not paid before midnight the day before the match takes place. The reason for this is that from midnight onwards the system will start to automatically cancel games where the Court Fee has not been paid to avoid the opposing team travelling to the LSA and potentially not having a match to play.
3. PLAYING QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
3.1 Registration 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 Registration 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 entered in the VIP area online 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, or if there are already two Borrowed Players in these positions a third Borrowed Player may play in the position of Centre. If a Borrowed Player plays in a different position such as Goal Shooter, Goal Attack, 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 alleged Terms Breach must be reported by the team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Player BEFORE LEAVING THE LSA FACILITY by notifying: 1. the team Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1/Player of the team they are accusing of the Terms Breach; and, 2. the person umpiring the match the alleged Terms Breach occurred in, and they must also then email STRICTLY WITHIN 24 HOURS full details of the alleged Terms Breach to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Terms Breach will only be considered by the LSA at their discretion.
4.5 A Player in a junior league cannot play for more than one team in the same age group in that league 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 email@example.com 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 but not in the same 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 participation, flexibility and progressiveness in netball at the LSA as possible, up to three players may now, for a transitional period, play for more than one team in different leagues on any night under provided that they adhere to these Terms (for example by playing in the position of Wing Attack or Wing Defence or Centre or as agreed in writing by the LSA at their discretion) if the team that they do not normally play for are struggling to get a full squad on any occasion.
Teams must confirm the team via the “Online team Sheet” that will be playing a minimum of 15 minutes before each match starts along with any borrowed players (any number of amendments can be made up to 15 minutes before the match). If the team and/or any Borrowed Players are not correctly entered then the LSA reserve the right to, at their discretion, impose any sanctions they feel necessary including but not limited to a 15-0 win to the opposing team.
Teams are required to pay online via the VIP area by midnight the day before before each match starts. This is free for you and you can either use your PayPal account and/or your normal bank card to pay using the PayPal facility. The alternative is to pay for the full netball season by bank transfer 14 days prior to the start of the season.
A representative from both teams must take a photo of the umpires score sheet at the end of the match and the WINNING TEAM ONLY must upload it to the VIP area using the "MATCH SCORE" facility (accessible from the "TEAM PAGES" menu) by midnight the day after their match and also enter the score manually where required. The losing team will have until midnight the day after to dispute the score which they may do online via the same "MATCH SCORE" facility (accessible from the "TEAM PAGES" menu) and hence the losing team should keep their copy of the umpires score in the event they wish to dispute a score as they will need to upload a photo of it. If the winning team does not enter the score manually AND upload the score sheet by midnight the day after their match then the score will be marked as 0-0. It is both teams responsibility to ensure that the scores are correctly recorded on the umpires score sheet.
Teams may also agree any other provisions regarding other players/positions between them to ensure that as many games as possible can be played, HOWEVER in this event the teams must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming the provisions, or one team may send the provisions to email@example.com and to the opposing team if the opposing team replies to confirm. If there is ANY dispute surrounding other provisions, the LSA will not determine who is at fault and the default Terms will apply whatever the outcome fair or not. So all teams must ensure that if they agree to anything that this is in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or, regardless of good faith, they may end up losing the match.
Teams are responsible for ensuring they have correct up to date contact details in the VIP area and if they do email the LSA they only use one of the two registered email addresses in the VIP area, and also that they can receive emails and texts from us as for example text and email and calling may be used for communication to notify teams of a cancellation and/or change to advertised match time. Also all teams MUST check the fixtures here https://www.leylandsportsassociation.co.uk/league/ after 12.01am on the day that they play in case there is a change that the LSA have not been able to communicate because changes can happen at any time for any reason, especially as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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 or where a team might on one occasion be required to play two games in one night.
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 midnight the day before they play. 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.
Prize money is as advertised and based on a completed league of at least 10 teams paying in full and playing each other twice. The LSA may at it’s discretion reduce/remove the prize money for smaller and/or uncompleted leagues where paying £150 from the league proceeds given for example prevailing circumstances is deemed not viable.
Prizes will be advised on a per league basis, but no team will be eligible for a prize if any money was outstanding at any point during the season. This is to ensure that teams do not cause the LSA significant administration whilst collecting prize money. The LSA may at their discretion allow a partial prize payment if extenuating circumstances are presented by a team and accepted by the LSA.
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 currently the Thursday Junior League) will run through half terms and all holidays unless the fixtures confirm otherwise, however traditionally, there is often no play on Bank Holidays.
6.2 Cancellations are a blight to any organised league, it is not fair on the other team, the venue, the league as a whole, and the LSA is aiming to stamp out cancellations for the benefit of all participants. For this reason, we have to rigorously apply the Terms to minimise cancellations. If a team cancels or is unable to field a team for any particular game and the LSA is notified AFTER 12 noon on the Friday prior to the week the game is scheduled for, they will be liable to pay a standard Cancellation Fee of £55 to the LSA via the VIP area comprising of their own and the opposing teams standard Court Fees of £15, standard Umpire Fees of £10, plus a £5 standard administration fee. If a team cancels or is unable to field a team for any particular game and notifies AND PAYS the LSA via the VIP area BEFORE 12 noon on the Friday of the week prior to the week the game is scheduled in then they will pay a reduced Cancellation Fee of £30 comprising of their own and the opposing teams standard Court Fees of £15.
6.3 Teams cannot under any circumstances rearrange fixtures or advise their opposition of a cancellation -this is strictly not allowed. 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 cancel via the VIP area. NO TEAM MAY CANCEL VIA EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. If the VIP area is not working, please send an email to email@example.com and you must also telephone 01772 804 905 and leave a message with the operator saying that you need help accessing the VIP area and leave a mobile number that works. NO TEAM MAY CANCEL VIA EMAIL OR TELEPHONE.
For any cancellation, the non-offending team will be awarded a 15-0 win. The Cancellation Fee of £55 must be paid 48 hours prior to the next scheduled game for the cancelling team, or they will be deducted a minimum of 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.
Cancellation Fees cannot be offset against any Deposit or money held by the LSA on account.
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 or coaches, scorers and substitutes are allowed inside the fencing.
8 MATCH OFFICIALS
8.1 Each team will pay their Umpire Fee (usually £10) direct to the Umpire for every fixture before they take the court or according to the umpires direction.
8.2 Umpires are generally “B” qualified and each game will have one umpire, but from time to time this may not be the case. For example occasionally two umpires may be used and/or a game may be umpired by someone has approval from the LSA and/or has been mentored and assessed up to the qualifying standard, and often junior matches will be used to introduce new umpires. 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 three days of the match. A member of the LSA staff will make a decision on all complaints as soon as possible and in any event usually within 14 working days. An appeal can be made within a further two days, and if this happens, the LSA will make a final decision which cannot be appealed usually 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, swearing, shouting, 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 minimum fine of £50 at the LSA's discretion plus any additional costs associated with dealing with a breach of this or any other Term.
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, and their own size 5 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. The leagues are arranged online and the courts are hired but there is no other service. The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 must provide their own sanitisation equipment where required, and be aware of all emergency contact numbers and adhere to, and ensure all Player adhere to any health and safety and/or other procedures distributed by the LSA from time to time. The Manager/Captain/Coach/Contact 1 must ensure that they have adequate insurance if required to play at the LSA.
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 by midnight the day before 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.