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MENS OPEN RUN
Saturdays 3-5pm. (Jan 8th 1-4pm)
University of Brighton Sports Centre

WHAT IS THE COmmunity run?

After the lockdown, the CBI, Force Basketball and Brighton Cougars teamed up to offer a unique opportunity to play unofficial basketball games via the Brighton Open Run. The success of this event encouraged us to organise another set of tournaments in 2021-22. We have changed the name to Community Run to highlight the unofficial nature of these basketball events (i.e. will not follow official FIBA or Basketball England rules due to the lack of official size courts as well as table officials or referees). We will nevertheless endeavour to offer a fun, safe and fair environment for everyone to enjoy. 

CATEGORIES

  • under-10s

  • under-12s

  • under-14s

  • Adults. 

Each Community Run is composed of 4 events of 2 hours where each team will play at least 4 games of 12 minutes. Games will be played in a tournament style, and the structure may be adjusted depending on the number and quality of the teams entered.

 
The Run allows players that are not affiliated with teams or clubs to play. This will allow the younger age groups to welcome new players that will gain valuable experience, have fun and hopefully join a regular basketball club. All participants will be required to affiliate to Basketball England after taking part in 4 events. 

 

This initiative will encourage new coaches, referees and players to take part as it offers valuable experience before officially joining a club. You can also take part if you are part of another club. 

 

We will nevertheless ensure the quality of delivery so a qualified level 2 coach or above and will be present every team will need to be led by a responsible adult team leader/coach. We also encourage individual players to contact us to enter offer you in a team.

FAQ

 

COMMUNITY RUN 2021-22 TERM 1 DATES CONTACT AND VENUE

DATES

DATES AND TIMES (Sep-Nov 2021)

 

Under 10s

  1. Sep 25 Day 1 U10s 1-3pm

  2. Oct 9 Day 2 U10s 1-3pm

  3. Oct 23 Day 3 U10s 1-3pm

  4. Nov 6 Day 4 U10s 1-3pm

Under 12s

  1. Sep 25 Day 1 U12s 3-5pm

  2. Oct 9 Day 2 U12s 3-5pm

  3. Oct 23 Day 3 U12s 3-5pm

  4. Nov 6 Day 4 U12s 3-5pm

Under 14s

  1. Oct 2 Day 1 U14s 1-3pm

  2. Oct 16 Day 2 U14s 1-3pm

  3. Oct 30 Day 3 U14s 1-3pm

  4. Nov 13 Day 4 U14s 1-3pm

Adults

  1. Oct 2 Day 1 Adults 3-5pm

  2. Oct 16 Day 2 Adults 3-5pm

  3. Oct 30 Day 3 Adults 3-5pm

  4. Nov 13 Day 4 Adults 3-5pm

* Times may differ by 20 mins.

VENUE

University of Brighton Sports Centre

Falmer, Village way

BN1 9PH Brighton.

CONTACT

info@communitybasketball.org

07879268700

 

COMMUNITY RUN AGE GROUPS AND REGISTRATION CRITERIA

AGE GROUPS

Under 10s , Under 12s, Under 14s and Adults* Players must that age or younger by September 1st 2022. 

*Players aged 15-17 are allowed to take part in the adults competition provided they complete and return the U18s waiver before play.

 

RESTRICTIONS

Players affiliated to National League Conference and Premier are not allowed.

 

AFFILIATION TO B.E.

Participants are not required to be registered with BE or BBSX for their first 4 sessions, They will however be required to affiliate to BE if they return after that (Each Run is composed of 4 events).

 

CAN I REGISTER AS INDIVIDUAL?

Participants can only register as part of a team However, if you are an individual looking for a team, please email us your interest on info info@communitybasketball.org and we will do our best to assign you to a team. You will need to register your personal details online. Payment will need to be arranged with your assigned team leader/coach. 

CAN I REGISTER AS PART OF A TEAM?

All players are required to complete the player registration form or have a team leader / coach that will ensure to send us all players registration details, including parents telephone numbers.

TEAM LEADERS/COACHES

Team leaders/coaches are responsible for their teams. This includes ensuring team payment is done in time, have all players registered correctly, arrival on time, manage the team during games, communicating with the community run manager and ensuring their players follow the code of conduct. Finally, please tell us if there are any medical conditions we should be aware of and of any restrictions in filming and photography. 

ELIGIBILITY

Maximum of 8 teams per category and 5-8 players per team. Registrations are valid for 1 whole Community Run (i.e 4x events). After taking part at the 4 events, you or your team need to register again.

You can bring different players at each event but need to ensure all players are registered online. National League Conference and Premier players are not allowed. 

If your team is not able to bring a minimum of 5 players at each event, please contact the Community Run manager to organise a replacement player. 

TOURNAMENTS

Provided we have 6 teams registered at each Community Run, we will play a 3-way tournament at each event (Remember one Community Run is composed of 4 events). Teams will be rotated at each event so you will play against all the teams in that Run multiple times. A win will be worth 3 points, a draw 1 point and a loss 0 points. The team with most points will be awarded Community Run winner. Afer each community Run, we will have 1 or 2 weeks off and then will start the next Run where each team will have to register again. 

COMMUNITY RUN RULES

COACHES

Ideally, coaches should be L2 qualified. L1 coaches or Parents can be allowed provided they sign and return a “team responsibility waiver” prior to the event. As such, they will agree to be responsible for the behaviour of their players including making sure all players follow the code of conduct. There will be safeguarding officials and 1st aid qualified individuals present at all events. Coaches/Leaders are also responsible for the team throughout the tournament.

 

BASIC GAME RULES (THESE SERVE AS GUIDANCE BUT CAN BE ADAPTED ON THE DAY IF APPROPRIATE)

Adapted FIBA 5v5 rules will apply.

In order to save time we will play in one direction only. I.e. no half time. Coin toss will offer the team to chose direction.

Teams will be allowed 1 x 30sec time out.

Players will foul out at 4 fouls. Team fouls after the 6th foul.

No stopping the clock at any time except when requested by the referee at the last minute of the game.

There will be 1 x referee per game. Referees may not be level 2 qualified referees but they will at least be level 2 qualified coaches with experience.

Substitutions will be done following official FIBA rules. i.e. the coach/leader will ask the table for subs which will alert the referee.

COMMUNITY RUN REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

COST

£242 per team per Community Run (i.e. 4 events equivalent to £60.5 per event and £7.60 per player per event). Registrations are done for one whole Community Run which is composed of 4 events of 2 hours each. We cannot take registrations for one event only or individual registrations. Make sure you can make the dates as stated on the calendar of events below and have your coach contact us in advance on info@communitybasketball.org to go through any specific details. If you want to register as an individual, please email us too. We cannot guarantee spots for individuals but will do our best to assign you to a team.

You can register maximum 8 players per team and minimum of 5. If you require more players to make up a team email us on info@communitybasketball.org as we may be able to allocate a player to your team. Please make sure you bring a minimum of 5 players per event.

Online registration is compulsory for all participants including coaches. Coaches are required to ensure payment is done in time to guarantee your team place at the event. 

PAYMENT

Payment is to be organised by the team leader/coach only. We will not accept an individual players' payment. (However, we need all players registration information as part of our health and safety policy). individuals registration details required are on the "register now" form below.

 

Amount: £242

Account Name: Community Basketball Initiative

Account Number: 23171205

Sort Code: 20 12 80

Important: Use the payment reference box to let us know what team the payment corresponds to.

COMMUNITY RUN CODE OF CONDUCT AND COVID 19

CODE OF CONDUCT

In order to offer the best quality of basketball experience, participants are required to abide by our internal set of rules or code of conduct as outlined below:

 

The Run is designed to offer a community oriented basketball experience in a fun and welcoming environment with some participants being beginners. We will therefore not follow full official FIBA basketball rules and regulations but will do our best to adjust to the time and space available to us. We expect coaches and players to contribute to this environment and hope you enjoy thoroughly.

Please note: The Community Basketball Initiative reserves the right to temporarily or permanently ban a participant who does not respect these rules.

Below are the basic rules for participating in this Run:

1. Safe

  • Please make sure to bring appropriate indoor sports clothing and footwear.

  • Do not forget your bottle of water.

  • If a player has a medical condition, please make sure to let the Community Run managers know.

  • Follow the rules.

2. Ready 

  • Arrive on time (Or communicate in advance if this is not possible). Coaches/Leaders are responsible for ensuring their players arrive on time and ready to start at the set hour.

  • Coaches/Leaders are responsible to communicate with the Run manager as soon as possible if you cannot provide a minimum of 5 players. This will allow the Run manager time to organise a replacement player where possible. 

  • Coaches/Leaders are responsible to communicate with the Run manager as soon as possible if you cannot provide a minimum of 5 players. This will allow the Run manager time to organise a replacement player where possible. 

  • If you have registered and paid but cannot attend a session, please communicate this to your leader/coach asap. 

3. Respectful

  • Respect the calls of officials even if they appear to be wrong.

  • Communicate politely at all times.

  • Always act in a respectful manner.· No swearing.· No disrespectfully laughing or pointing at other players.· Actively encouraging players that may be behind in certain aspects of the game.

COVID 19 (TO BE ADAPTED IF BE GUIDANCE CHANGES)

Next Run is due to start on Sept 2021. There will no longer be a requirement for anyone attending club practices or games to complete pre-session COVID-19 questionnaires or be temperature tested. Though there will also not be a requirement for anyone to wear a face covering, people can if they wish and its strongly recommended to do so in crowded places. 

MENS OPEN RUN
Saturdays 3-5pm. (Jan 8th 1-4pm)
University of Brighton Sports Centre