Playing in Multiple Teams – Permanent Member
It is an association rule that players cannot play in 2 teams within the same competition and age group.
To clarify this – Waverley recognises 2 competitions – Girls and Juniors – as separate competitions.
- Girls may play in two teams within the same age group over different competitions. Eg Girls U12 and Juniors U12.
- Boys and girls may play in two teams within the same competition as long as they are in different age groups.
Eg. A 11 year old boy can play for a team in U12 Juniors and U14 Juniors.
Ashy Lightning Basketball Club charges half price registration to cover the second team. The money covers the player’s additional team sheet charges.
Filling in for a higher age group
Teams in age groups from U10 to U20 may bring players up from lower age groups to fill in.
A player filling in for a higher age team may drop down a maximum of two sections from their registered age group for each age group in which they play up.
- E.g. A player registered in Under 10 Section 3 may play Under 12 Section 1-5, and Under 14 Section 1-7.
- E.g. 2: A player registered in Under 12 Section 7 may play any section of Under 14 and older age groups.
Players are not permitted to play for more than one team in the same age group at any time during the season, with the exception of Under 8 teams in the following circumstances.
Filling in for Under 8 Teams
Under 8 teams may be granted permission to use players from other Under 8 teams from that club, provided they are granted approval from WBA prior to the game.
Approval will be granted if the team has fewer than six players available for a game, and the additional player(s) will not give that team an unfair advantage.
Filling in for a different competition
In WBA Junior Domestic, there are two separate competitions: Juniors and Girls. Under 8 – Under 20 Juniors are considered the same competition, regardless of which day the competition is held. Likewise, Under 8 – Under 20 Girls is considered the same competition, regardless of which day the competition is played.
A player cannot play for two different clubs in the same competition. A player can however play with one club in the Juniors competition and another club in the Girls competition. The player must be registered with their ‘Home Club’ and have permission from their ‘Home Club’ to play for another club in a different WBA competition. To change the player’s ‘Home Club’, a clearance must be completed and submitted to WBA.
A player in the Girls competition can fill in for a team in the Juniors competition for their Home Club provided they qualify for the age group. There is no restriction on which section a player can play in if filling in. This also applies for female players in the Junior Competition filling in for a team in the Girls competition.
E.g. A player in an Under 10 Girls team may fill in for an Under 10 (or older) Juniors team from their home club in any section.
E.g. 2: A player registered with one club for the Girls competition, may play for another club in the Juniors competition, provided they have permission from their Home Club.
Any player added court side must enter their correct name and Date of Birth.
More information can be found in Waverley’s Fill-in Policy.