Full netball rules and by-laws (below) apply throughout the game with the exception of:
The FIFA Futsal Laws of the game shall apply unless otherwise provided for in these rules.
A team must have a minimum of four registered players entered on a scoresheet who are ready to take the court at the commencement of the game.
To be eligible for a junior competition, a player must be the age of or younger of the competition they wish to participate in at the registration date at the start of the season. Age groups include ages 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12
A player may only take the court in the second half of play if he/she is included on the scoresheet before half time and has played during the first half of the game.
Substitutions can be made at any time during a game provided the referee has been advised the substitution is to take place. Goalkeeper substitutions must be made at a stoppage in play.
All players in each team are required to present themselves in conforming uniforms for each match. Teams will be given three weeks to conform to the uniform requirements. If the teams do not comply with uniform requirements after the period of time, they will be penalised four points per person out of uniform.
All players must wear the same coloured shirt, as well as the same coloured shorts.
As jewellery is not considered part of the uniform, it may not be worn. Items that are dangerous must not be worn. The only exception to this ruling is a Medic Alert Bracelet, which must be taped (apart from the information plate).
All games will be played on a time limit of 40 minutes playing time with two x 17 minute halves with two minute half time break. Junior competitions are played in term 4 and 1 only.
Game times are as follows;
PM Competitions - Between 3.30pm – 6.30pm (last game to be finished by 5.50pm). These game times may be altered according to the requirements of the competition.
The game shall start on the exact time given in the fixtures. After ten minutes, the game shall be declared a forfeit if a team is not present or does not have enough players.
In the event of a forfeit, the non-offending team shall receive a credit unless they take part in a scratch match or practice session. The non-offending team winning points.
Late Penalties - If a team has less than the minimum required players to start the match, then for every two minutes that play is late commencing, the opposing team will be awarded one goal, up until the ten minutes has expired. If a team does not have the minimum required players on court and ready to play within ten minutes of the scheduled starting time it shall lose the match on a forfeit.
Finals Penalty Shootout
In the event of a draw in any finals match, teams will go straight to a penalty shootout with the winner being the team who scores the most goals from five attempts. If there is still a draw after each team has had their five attempts, they will go to sudden death (goal for goal basis) where the winner will be the team who scores the first goal unmatched by the other team.
Each player must only have one attempt at the penalty shootout until all other players on the team have had an attempt.
All other rules are as per FIFA football rules of play.
The City of Mandurah Recreation Centre has a no tolerance policy in regards to the use of abusive or inappropriate language, violence and misconduct from players and/or spectators. A breach of these rules will result in a technical foul, with a repeat offence resulting in the player and/or spectator being asked to leave the centre. This may also result in a player and/or spectator being excluded from the completion and/or Centre. This ruling is based on the judgement of the Sport Supervisor.
Play by the rules
This is an application to join one of the competitions at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre and no guarantee is given that this application will be successful. Where teams cannot be included they will be notified.
Nomination forms must be fully completed. This includes the inclusion of full names, email and contact phone numbers of all players.
Withdrawal from a competition will result in full loss of any monies held in credit. Advance payments are non-refundable.
Withdrawal from a competition must be done so in writing or via email to the relevant Sports & Activity Officer. Four weeks’ notice must be given and any games not played in that four week period will be charged as per normal game fee.
A team will not be considered to have withdrawn and will continue to acquire additional playing fees until all outstanding fees have been paid.
Teams are to register all players as per the conditions above. Failure to do so will result in team members not being notified of important competition information (including fixtures) and ineligibility for finals games.
New teams joining after the start of a season can be introduced into a competition but will only be eligible to play in the finals at the discretion of the Sports Team Leader. Fairness to all participating team will be taken into account when making this decision.
All players are responsible for their own insurance. All players play at their own risk.
Teams forfeiting a regular game are required to pay their normal game fee. No refunds are given to any team for forfeits or byes.
Prior to the game commencing, all teams are required to have paid their game fee in advance, either in the form of their deposit (weekly payments), or as part of an upfront full or half season payment.
Season lengths for junior and day time senior teams vary, and must be paid for upfront by a responsible adult.
Junior sport team fees are paid upfront for the length of the term.
Senior sport team fees are based on season payments
All payments received (including the initial upfront deposit payment) are non-refundable. Deposit payments may be used as credit for games once a team has informed Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre of its intention to withdraw from competitions.
Team Captains acknowledge that it is their responsibility to formally communicate to City of Mandurah Recreation Centre’s that they wish to opt out of their participation in sports competitions. If no contact is made by the Team Captain, then the Team Captain acknowledges that the Mandurah Recreation Centre’s will operate on the understanding the team’s involvement in the competition will be continuing.
No deposit required. Games paid for in advance. A 15% discount is applied. Full season costs will be calculated at time of nomination, depending on the length of the season.
No deposit required. Games are paid for in advance. A discount of 10% is applied. The payment will consist of two half payments. Amounts will be calculated at the time of nomination.
Any teams with outstanding debt will be contacted directly by a Sports and Activities Officer. If a payment dispute cannot be resolved by the next payment cycle, a team’s participation in a competition may be suspended until the account can be settled.
The team will be held responsible for the conduct of its members and spectators. Furthermore, teams are expected to conduct themselves in keeping with the ethos of participation, enjoyment and healthy competition.
Responsibilities of the team captain/contact are
All players in each team are required to present themselves in conforming uniforms for each match. Uniforms are to have the same color and shade.
The City of Mandurah Recreation Centres endorses that all junior sport programs should be based on the principle of equality of participation. All players should be given equal playing time and should be provided the opportunity to play different positions.
Whilst playing games at the Recreation Centres the match scores are kept, it’s the responsibility of coaches, officials, parents and support staff to ensure the focus is on promoting enjoyment and development of fundamental motor skills and not on who wins and loses.
Sport participation during childhood offers many immediate and long-term benefits including:
In addition to the well-known health benefits, the physiological and social development gained through participation in sport can impart valuable life skills such as confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, decision making and resilience. All of these skills can contribute to maintaining healthy physical activity levels into adulthood.
Recognition that motivation for participation is based upon enjoyment, which may include many things such as having fun, acquiring skills and experiencing positive self-concept and interaction with others.
At this age the emphasis should be on play and all activities should be focused on recreational participation (creative play).
You don’t need to tell your child that winning doesn’t matter because they know it has some meaning. Instead, help them to develop a healthy competitive attitude for trying hard and having fun
Tell your child to “go for it, give it your best shot and have fun”
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