Playing Up/Second Game/Multiple Teams
PLAYING UP Any player who is eligible to play in the junior domestic competition may play in no more than one age group above their current age competition. Example: A Player eligible in U14 can only play up to U16 competition. That player cannot play in the U18 competition. Note: Anyone 15 years or under cannot play in U20’s and above.
MULTIPLE TEAMS A junior player is not permitted to play in two teams in the same age group. Unless as an emergency or fill in where they are playing up a grade and they can play up to three games per season in a higher grade, if they play a fourth game in the higher grade they are no longer eligible to play in the lower graded team.
Emergency / Fill in Player
From time to time a team may be required to use a fill in player so a team can take the court. A player must not take the court and play under another player’s name. *Team managers - Your age coordinator will be able to support you with the fill in process. Please contact your age group coordinator for a full list of teams to request fill ins from.
FILL IN PLAYER If a team has less than six (6) players eligible to play that game. A fill in player must be registered with the same club. A fill in player may play up to three (3) games a season in a higher grade of the same age group. Once the player plays a fourth game in a higher grade, they are no longer eligible player in the lower grade. Junior players are not permitted to play in a grade lower than the team they have registered to play in.
If your team is in the lowest grade for your age group then you must get fill-ins from the age group below.
When there are multiple levels within a grade. e.g. C3 player filling in for C2 team. This be considered playing up a grade and is allowed.
EMERGENCY PLAYER If a team has less than five (5) players eligible to play that game. Should a sixth player registered with that team enter the court, the emergency player will then be substituted off the court for the rest of the game. All emergency players can play one game unregistered with the SBA. – NEW SPRING 2022. All emergency players must be registered with the SBA prior to taking the court before their second game and can be from any club or entity team. Failure to register will result in a forfeit for the offending team.
REP POINTS (EFFECTIVE FEB 2023) - A fill in player may play for a team as long as the addition of the said player does not exceed the total representative points allocation for that team (14 points). A fill in player’s representative points may take the place of an existing players points if the existing player is not playing. The new players points cannot exceed the team limit, or the players points they are replacing. A junior player may not play in a lower grade if they are already playing in a higher grade.
Late Player Inclusion in Team
A late player registration may be added to the list of players registered for a team after the commencement of each season. Before that player’s first game with the team, their club will need to register their details online and add them to the team. The player’s name will automatically be added to the scoring system.
Note: If a player is joining after grading season, written approval must be granted by the SBA CEO.
Failure to abide by these by-laws will result in a forfeit for the offending team.