Rules

1. Format Rules for the 2020-21 Season

  1. All games will be played under normal FIBA rules, unless otherwise stated.
    1. Games are to be 10 min quarters (stopping clock) unless otherwise agreed by both teams because of time constraints.
    2. Winning team will be awarded 3 points, losing team will be awarded 0 points.
    3. For the league standings if teams are level on points, then the average of points scored per game will be the decider.
    4. When team colours clash, home team colours prevail.
    5. No player can play without submitting player consent form (see also point 2.v)
    6. All players must be registered members of the team for whom they are playing with.
    7. If unable to use the digital scoring sheet please send the scores over to [email protected] (In the subject please put “College/Westminster League, team names or/and reference number”) on the same day of the event.
    8. There is to be at least one table official who is able to use the digital scoring system provided by the school and one professional referee at each game. Home teams to provide officials.

2. League Administrations and Fixtures

  1. The schedule will be set within the 2 stages. Each stage has a time frame to be completed.
    1. Team managers have to communicate with LBA regarding which days work best for them which will be asked on the sign up form.
    2. LBA will create a draft schedule which managers will be able to change before the start of the season.
  2. Managers will have access to AllOfficials website which will have the details of the games and officials. This gives the managers the ability to change any details four (4) days before the game.
  3. Failure to arrive or cancelling the fixture within four (4) days notice given to the opposition, league commissioners, and referees will result in a 20-0 victory for the non-offending side. Unless both parties agree to reschedule the game with consent of the league commissioners. Please note the Team to reschedule must create a new game on AllOfficials website and pay for a referee
  4. All players are to complete the ‘Journey of Change’ questionnaires near the start and towards the end of the season.
  5. To register additional players an email must be sent to [email protected] stating this and the player must complete the player consent form.
  6. Teams must have at least one qualified referee for all leagues, as well as one qualified table official.

3. League Structure

  1. Failure to comply with league rules could lead to points deduction and other reprimands for the offending team(s)
  2. All organisations involved are to be covered by their own insurance, LBA affiliates/sponsors are not liable for accidents and injuries.
  3. By entering the league you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

4. League Reprimands

  1. Reprimand can occur when for a team’s third offence of “no show” which will lead to points being deducted.
  2. Reprimand can occur when a team arrives to the venue before the booking starts (do not arrive too early). Recommended arrival time is 45 minutes before tip-off.
  3. Reprimand can occur when a team makes any late payment.
  4. Reprimand can occur when a selected candidate(s) for official’s course does not show.
  5. Reprimand can occur when grief is given to officials. This is inline with our initiative to raise the profile of officials.
  6. Teams are responsible for their supporters/fans. Any issues will be handled case by case.