The main priority of Geelong Indoor Sports is to provide an enjoyable, competitive competition that is well administrated and regulated, and runs smoothly providing the best possible facilities to all players.
The following policies are designed to achieve this and ultimately all teams will benefit and enjoy their Indoor Sports.
TEAM /MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION
Conducting Indoor Sports has never been an easy task, it is extremely important that all teams communicate well with our staff. If any team or player has any problems during the season, it is important that management is well aware of the situation, as we believe we can offer solutions to any concerns. It is important that all teams communicate with management on all areas of Indoor Sport, as we are always happy to receive feedback and will use it to present a better playing environment for all.
CAPTAIN/ TEAM RESPONSIBILITY
It is the responsibility of the Captain/Team members to ensure that they arrive 10-15 minutes before their game, allowing time to fill in their team card, score sheet, pay their game fee in full and ensure that all of their team have nails cut or taped and all jewellery removed. This will allow the smooth running of the competition, and all games to begin on time. It is important that team cards are filled in correctly to allow all player qualifications for finals. Players who are not registered on the team card will not be classified as playing that game, therefore jeopardising final qualification.
POLICY ON GAME FEES
The game fee is set out regardless of how many players there may be in a team.
This must be paid prior to the game commencing.
The game will not begin until both teams have paid.
For timed sports: Time will start but a penalty will be incurred against the offending team for any delay in starting the game on time.
POLICY ON TEAM REGISTRATION FEES
A team registration fee will be due at the commencement of each season. All teams have until the end of round 5 to receive points. No registration points can be obtained if a team pays after round 5. All teams must pay their registration fee by round 7or they will be unable to continue to participate in the competition.
Registration Fee Points System;
Round 1-5: 10 Points per each player who has paid their registration
Round 6: No longer eligible for bonus points
Round 7: If your team's registration is not paid by round 7, your team will no longer be able to participate in the competition.
WIN: Timed Sports: 4 Points Cricket: 8 Points
BONUS POINTS: Timed Sports: 1 Point for every 5 goals/points scored
Cricket: 1 Point for every 20 runs scored. 1 point for every skin won.
DRAW: Timed Sports: 2 Points Each Cricket: 4 Points Each
BYE: Timed Sports: 4 Points Cricket: 8 Points
WINS ON FORFEIT: Timed Sports: 4 Points Cricket: 8 Points
LOSS ON FORFEIT: Timed Sports: -4 Points Cricket: -8 Points
Handicaps may be enforced at the discretion of Centre Management
POLICY OF FIXTURES
It is extremely important that all teams fill out their team registration form correctly, and help in giving management as many possible preferences for game times. Centre Management will endeavour to accommodate all teams in their preferred times, however, there may be times when a game is scheduled at a non preferred time, but these will be kept to a minimum.
Fixtures will be distributed in Round 1, which will go for 5 weeks and if in the opinion of management a team is graded incorrectly, the team shall be re-graded at Round 5 of the competition. Teams that are re-graded shall keep their points that they have earned in the first 5 games. Management reserves the right to re-grade teams throughout the remainder of the season at their discretion to ensure a fair competition for all.
POLICY ON FORFEITING
All teams must play all fixtured games during the season. Although teams are allocated a fixture, some teams may still forfeit. A team that forfeits a fixtured game has 2 options:
- The offending team will pay a forfeit fee that is equivalent to the game fee of both teams, and receive a loss and also receive no points.
- The offending team will play a game that is set out by management, will pay full game fees and receive no win points but will be eligible to receive bonus points for goals scored.
In the event of a forfeit Management will;
Always endeavour to find a team to play against the non-offending team.
As this is a fixture game the non-offending team will pay full game fees, receive a win and bonus points for goals scored.
In the event that a forfeited game is not played, the non-offending team will receive 4 forfeit points.
POLICY ON RESCHEDULING GAMES
Games that are fixtured at times which the team cannot make may be rescheduled if;
1- One weeks’ notice has been given
2- There is a vacant court available
3- Your opponent agrees to change the game
Please note if your team is planning something on a day or night of a fixture game, and are unlikely to be able to play, then please let Management know in advance as we can help.
Failure to play a fixtured game, if an appropriate alternative cannot be found, will be considered a forfeit.
Under no circumstances will Grand Finals be rescheduled once dates and times have been set and teams have been notified.
POLICY ON FILL-INS
A player who is qualified for another team may fill in for a team, but penalties will apply. Please see each sports rules regarding to penalties for fill-ins. Once they have qualified for a team they may NOT play any more than 4 games as a fill in for another team. No player may qualify to play finals in 2 teams.
POLICY ON FINALS
To qualify for finals a player must play 5 games or one third of all games played by that team. It is the responsibility of the team captain to fill in the player’s registration card properly. Incorrect information or cheating on a team card can result in a team being disqualified from finals.
POLICY ON UNIFORMS
All teams must be in full uniform at the commencement of Round 5. This means all player’s must have matching colour T-shirts, (a slight variation in colour will be accepted) Any player that is out of uniform will be penalized.
POLICY ON NET ABUSE
Any player bouncing off the nets unnecessarily or climbing the nets using hands and/or feet at any time will not be tolerated and will be penalized.
POLICY ON PLAYER CONDUCT
Swearing, aggressive of offensive behavior towards umpires or players will not be tolerated. If any player is found doing any of these, they will receive a warning or be sent from the court at the umpire’s discretion.
A second offence will result in the player being sent from the court and suspended from the competition for one week.
A third offence will result in the player being ejected from the compeitition and centre.
POLICY ON COMPLAINTS
Complaints can only be made to Management, not the umpires. The team captain may approach an umpire with an enquiry, but only at appropriate breaks. All complaints must be presented to Management by filling out an incident report sheet and then signed by the captain or players.
Players are reminded that you play at your own risk!
No responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during a game.
We do not have any player insurance but we do ask all players to be aware of the dangers that are involved with indoor sports courts. We suggest you have your own health insurance.
If a player is seriously injured they must fill out an incident report the evening the accident occurs.