League Rules 2021-22
1.1 The cost of entry is £35 per team per competition date.
1.2 All competition fees are to be paid electronically – an email requesting payment will be sent to the Team Administrator of each team registered to compete in the competition.
1.3 Fees must be paid 1 week prior to each competition date.
1.4 Teams that do not pay within 1 week of the next competition date will not be assigned fixtures for that event.
Registration of Players
2.1 All players must be registered with the NYBL.
2.1.1 Player registrations must be submitted in bulk using the Team Registration form. Additional players must be registered using the Player Registration form by the Wednesday prior to each competition date.
2.2 All players must be licensed with Basketball England.
2.2.1 Evidence of BE licenses (downloaded from the BE membership portal) must be submitted to the league office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the Wednesday prior to their first competition date. License evidence only needs to be submitted once per season for each player.
2.3 A completed copy of the Team Information & Photographic Consent form must be submitted to the league office (email@example.com) by the Wednesday prior to each competition date.
2.4 Parent / Guardian consent signatures can be added later but the completed form must be presented on the day of competition upon registration.
2.5 If a game has been played with an unregistered player, the game will be automatically awarded to the opposition with a ‘Default Win’. A penalty of up to £20 may be incurred per player.
2.6 Players within school teams entering NYBL competitions should be attached to the NYBL 'dummy' junior club (search for Name: NYBL / CA Code: CA5059).
3.1 There are no location or nationality requirements.
3.2 Current Junior National League, Aspire, and Academy Players (EABL / ABL / WEABL) are permitted to play.
3.3 NYBL age groups are determined by school year, i.e. taking account of a player's age on the 1st September. Girls are permitted to play down one calendar year within the U13, U15 and U18 competitions only. Please refer to the table below to identify the correct age group according to a player's date of birth;
|Age Group||DOB after (Boys)||DOB after (Girls)|
|U11 - Year 6 and under||1 September 2010||1 September 2010|
|U13 - Years 7 and 8||1 September 2008||1 September 2007|
|U15 - Years 9 and 10||1 September 2006||1 September 2005|
|U18 - Years 11, 12 and 13||1 September 2003||1 September 2003|
3.4 Player transfer between clubs requires NYBL approval and the agreement of both clubs. Players cannot play for the new club until confirmation has been received from the NYBL League Office.
3.5 A player may play for another NYBL club at a different age group if their home club does not offer that age category.
3.6 A player must have played at least one regular-season NYBL game to be eligible to play in the NYBL Finals.
3.7 Where players train with multiple clubs, they may not play for their 'second club' when they have already represented their 'primary' club within an age group competition.
3.8 A club can apply for a player exemption (see the Player Exemption Policy section), where a review panel will have the ability to authorise individuals to play up/down in age as appropriate.
4.1 All club coaches must be licensed with Basketball England.
4.2 All club coaches must hold a current clear enhanced DBS and Safeguarding certificate.
4.3 All club coaches must be registered with the club they are coaching for.
4.4 School PE teachers without a Basketball England qualification are permitted to coach a school team at NYBL competitions provided they can provide written evidence to the NYBL League Office of; employment at the school as a PE teacher; valid safeguarding and clear enhanced DBS certificates. PE teachers in this situation would be expected to attend a BE coaching course arranged by Norfolk Basketball within 12 months.
5.1 All Table Officials must be licensed with Basketball England.
5.2 All Table Officials must hold a current clear enhanced DBS and Safeguarding certificate.
5.3 All Table Officials for NYBL competitions are appointed by the NYBL League Office.
5.4 All Table Officials must register with the NYBL through the online form on the NYBL website before their first game. Registration is required to meet GDPR (Data Protection) 2018.
5.5 Table Officials who have undertaken and passed their Table Official course may officiate in a game to obtain one of their assessment signatures, however their co-official must be a Level 2 Table Official or above.
5.6 Table Officials are required to wear BE uniform or a plain red top.
5.7 Two qualified Table Officials are required for any NYBL game. One must be Level 2 or above.
5.8 Only a Level 3 Table Official is permitted to officiate solo.
5.9 Clubs and NYBL Assessors may provide officiating feedback via the online form on the NYBL website. The NYBL League Office will evaluate feedback forms and scoresheets for development purposes and provide support and feedback where appropriate.
5.10 A Table Official who fails to attend an appointed game will incur a £10.00 penalty.
6.1 All Referees must be licensed with Basketball England.
6.2 All Referees must hold a current clear enhanced DBS and Safeguarding certificate.
6.3 All Referees for NYBL competitions are appointed by the NYBL League Office.
6.4 All Referees must register with the NYBL through the online form on the NYBL website before their first game. Registration is required to meet GDPR (Data Protection) 2018.
6.5 Referees who have undertaken and passed their referee course may officiate in a game to obtain one of their assessment signatures, however their co-official must be a Level 2 Referee or above.
6.6 Referees are required to wear BE uniform or plain black t-shirt and trousers with black footwear.
6.7 A Level 1 Referee is not permitted to officiate on their own.
6.8 NYBL Assessors may provide referee feedback via the online form on the NYBL website. The NYBL League Office will evaluate feedback forms for development purposes and provide support and feedback where appropriate.
6.9 A referee who fails to attend an appointed game will incur a £10.00 penalty.
6.10 If a coach, player or team follower has been disqualified or ejected through technical or unsportsmanlike fouls both officials must complete a report for the attention of the NYBL League Office within 24 hours of the incident, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.1 Officials will be paid according to the scale set out below;
|Age Group||Referee||Table Official|
7.1.1 Payments will correspond to the number of games officiated within an age group, for example an official who works 2 games out of 5 within the U11 age group would receive 40% of the amount set out in the table above.
7.2 Officials who officiate multiple age groups or roles on the same day are entitled to claim multiple payments.
7.3 Travel expenses will not be paid.
7.4 To receive payment after officiating at an NYBL event, Officials must submit a claim form to the NYBL League Office with the amount claimed and their bank details. Payments will be made electronically by the Norfolk Basketball Association.
In-Game Misconduct and Protests
8.1 Any player or coach receiving a game disqualification, will receive a minimum one-match ban and a sanction/penalty at the discretion of the NYBL League Office.
8.2 A second infringement of the above rule will result in a two-match ban and a sanction/penalty at the discretion of the NYBL League Office.
8.3 On the third infringement of the rule 8.1/8.2 the individual will need to appear in front of the NYBL League Office who may consider exclusion from the league and a sanction/penalty at the discretion of the NYBL League Office.
8.4 All sanctions/penalties are the responsibility of the individual. If these are not paid within 30 days, they then become the club’s responsibility. The individual cannot play, coach, attend or officiate in any game under the jurisdiction of the NYBL until the process has been completed.
8.5 The team must inform the NYBL League Office within the time frame set in the letter if they wish to appeal against the decision made.
8.6 You must send a written letter or email to the NYBL League Office explaining your reasons for your appeal or protest. Any appeal will generate an electronic administration fee of £25 payable to the NYBL. The appeal will not be heard until this fee has been paid.
8.7 All games signed under protest shall be referred to the NYBL League Office within 24 hours of the game, including a copy of the score sheet and a written explanation attached.
8.8 A game can only be signed ‘Under Protest’ if its interests have been adversely affected by; a) an error in scorekeeping, timekeeping or shot clock operations, which was not corrected by the officials. b) a violation of the applicable eligibility rules.
8.9 If your appeal is upheld, the administration fee will be returned.
Spectators & Parents
9.1 We expect fair play from everybody involved with NYBL events. The organisers can ask any person exhibiting inappropriate behaviour to leave the facility and not return until the competition is over.
Player Exemption Policy
10.1 This policy has been created to allow for a review panel to have the ability to authorise individuals to play in competitions which as per our regulations are not accessible to them. Any player exemption received will be reviewed and processed on a case-by-case scenario and the outcomes of this will not be publicised, but the club and parent will be made aware of any decisions made.
10.2 All requests must be submitted via the NYBL Player Exemption Form and will be concluded within 14 days of receipt.
10.3 There will be no appeals process as the final decision is made by the panel assessing the case.
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