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What to expect if you’re registering as an Individual Player or as a Team

Whether you’ve already signed up to play in our netball leagues or you’re just thinking about it, have a read of the below info on how it all works.

 

 Individual Player

The first step in joining our netball leagues is getting in touch with us to register as an individual player.  Just fill in your details and we’ll take it from there!

Once we’ve got your details, we’ll be in touch to find out more about your experience of playing netball, what position you prefer, and which venues are best for you.

From there, we’ll look at where we have spaces across our netball leagues and place you in the one that works best. We’ll introduce you to your team mates, whether by email or a Whatsapp group, and you can start getting to know everyone!

If you’re signing up as an individual player and joining a new team, then we will manage the team’s fees initially. We’ll ask you for a lump sum payment at the start of the league which covers your match fees and umpire fees, and you won’t need to bring anything on the night.

Once your team gets going, we’ll hand over organisation to you, with one team member usually taking charge of the fees. From there, you’ll manage your own team’s payments for each season. The cost depends on the number of teams in the netball league and how many matches you have per season, and the price for you as an individual will depend on how many people are in your team.

Based on an average season length of around 6-7 weeks, and if you have 7-8 team members, the price you can expect to pay as an individual will be somewhere around £30-£40 per season (approximately £6.00 per person per game). Please note this is a very rough estimate, and will vary between leagues.

When your teams takes over the organisation for your own fees, or if you’re starting as a ready-made team straight away, you’ll also need to make sure to bring an umpire fee (usually £11.00) in cash to each match night. You can either take turns to bring this between the team, or include it in your overall fees and your organiser will bring it each week – whatever works for you. But, this must be provided separately in cash on the night for your team to be able to play!

That probably seems like a lot to take in, but we’ll be in touch with you every step of the way to help you get your fees organised. Once your team gets used to the process, you’ll be able to manage this all yourselves without a problem – and we’re always there to help if you have any questions!

We recommend you get to the venue at least 10-15 minutes before your match starts – this is to give you enough time to get to the court, work out positions with the rest of your team, sign in and get ready to play.

The umpires will then check every player’s nails and ensure you’re not wearing jewellery before you get on court, as per our health and safety policy.

We provide all netballs and bibs, so you don’t need to bring anything like that with you, and we play our games in two halves lasting 18-20 minutes, depending on the league that you’re playing in.

At the end of your game, your team will be asked to choose a ‘Star Player’ from the opposing team – someone you feel played especially well – and they’ll do the same for you. We take the names of those nominated and add these to the Play Simple Netball website.

In between games, you will get match reminders sent through to your email asking you to confirm if you’re available for the next match. These come through twice a week and are important to let us know whether you have a full team and if we need to find ringers for you – so, please make sure your correct email address is confirmed!

With new teams, we will manage the organisation of your team for you to begin with. We do this via a team Whatsapp group, which is where we confirm the team each week – as well as where you can get to know your team members better!

When you’re signed up to a team, please know that we expect you to be available to play most weeks. If there’s ever a week you can’t attend, just let your team organiser know so they can find a substitute for you.

Once your netball league comes to an end, if you’ve enjoyed it (which we hope you will!), you can register your team to play again in the next one.

Our teams usually continue to play once they’ve got going, so you can keep improving your skills and getting to know your teammates!

Teams

The first step in joining our netball leagues is getting in touch with us.  If you have a full team and you know which netball league you want to play in, you can register via the website here.  If you can’t see the league that you want on the list, please contact us for more details.

If you’d just like to find out more about our leagues, simply fill in this form and we’ll take it from there!

Once we’ve got your details, we’ll be in touch to find out more about your team’s experience of playing netball, when you want to start and which venues are best for you.

From there, we’ll look at where we have spaces across our netball leagues and place you in the one that works best.

We’ll ask you for a lump sum payment at the start of your netball league which covers your match fees for the season, and you will only need to bring your umpire fees on the night.

The cost depends on the number of teams in the league and how many matches you have per season, and the price per player will depend on how many people are in your team.

Based on an average season length of around 6-7 weeks, and if you have 7-8 team members, the price you can expect to pay as an individual will be somewhere around £30-£40 per season (approximately £6.00 per person per game). Please note this is a very rough estimate, and will vary between leagues.

The overall team fee per season is usually between £180-£220, again depending on how many weeks the season lasts.

You’ll also need to make sure to bring an umpire fee (usually £11.00) in cash to each match night. You can either take turns to bring this between the team, or include it in your overall fees and your organiser will bring it each week – whatever works for you. But, this must be provided separately in cash on the night for your team to be able to play!

That probably seems like a lot to take in, but we’ll be in touch with you every step of the way to help you get your fees organised. Once your team gets used to the process, you’ll be able to manage this all yourselves without a problem – and we’re always there to help if you have any questions!

We recommend you get to the venue at least 10-15 minutes before your match starts – this is to give you enough time to get to the court, work out positions with the rest of your team and get ready to play.

You then need to sign in and ensure you pay your umpire fees.

The umpires will then check every player’s nails and ensure you’re not wearing jewellery before you get on court, as per our health and safety policy.

We provide all netballs and bibs, so you don’t need to bring anything like that with you, and we play our games in two halves lasting approximately 20 minutes.

At the end of your game, your team will be asked to choose a ‘Star Player’ from the opposing team – someone you feel played especially well – and they’ll do the same for you. We take the names of those nominated and add these to the Play Simple Netball website.

In between games, your team will get match reminders sent to their email asking them to confirm if they’re available for the next match. These come through twice a week and will let you know whether you have a full team and if you need to find ringers for your team – so, please make sure the correct email address is confirmed for each player!

If you do find that you’re short of players for your next game, you can search for ‘ringers’ by logging into the website.  Click here for more details on how to find ringers for you team.

Once your netball league comes to an end, if you’ve enjoyed it (which we hope you will!), you can register your team to play again in the next one.

Our teams usually continue to play in our netball leagues once they’ve got going, so you can keep improving your skills and getting to know your teammates!