FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
This sections provides users with answers to frequently asked questions with regards to the running of the London Amateur Basketball League.

We are currently working on this area of the site -so please excuse its incompleteness.  If you have any questions you think might be useful to be added here, please do let us know.

Becoming an Official

I am new to officiating basketball but would like to become involved, what do I need to do?
If you are thinking of becoming involved in LABL in the capacity of an official (either Table Official or Referee), you need to contact us and provide us with your name, area of residence and any formal qualifications you have (EB or other).  You will need to register with EB to officiate in any EB games.
 
I would like to register a basketball club for LABL, what do I need to do?
If you would like to officiate in the LABL, you will need to register with England Basketball (EB).  Nearly all the games in this league are run under England Basketball and require all Table Officials and Referees to be fully licenced to the level appropriate to that game.  Please click here and choose to download the 'Licence Product List' under 'Licensing', where you will find out how much you need to pay, and instructions on completing the necessary forms.  Once you have done that, you will need to let us know; as soon as your licence has been confirmed by EB, we will assess your level.  Please read the 'Eligibility to officiate' section in 'Officials' corner'. 
 
Once I'm registered with EB, will I get appointments for LABL?
We have drawn up an Appointments Criteria which can be found in our 'Officials' corner' which outlines how we prioritise appointments.  If you are new to LABL and have missed opportunities to attend the National Officiating Conference, LABL workshops running Rules Tests and Fitness Tests, then we may choose to appoint you to a game and make an informal assessment.  You can discuss appointments with us by email or phone - please see the Contact Us section of this site. 
 

Developing my career

I would like to develop my basketball officiating knowledge, where do I start?
We are keen to help develop an officials' knowledge and qualifications in the game.  We are trying this season to hold courses which are listed under the 'Officials' corner' which we invite you to join.  Please do get in touch with us if you are interested in progressing your level.

What are the new rules for this season 2010/11?
We have provided a 'Downloads' section under the "Officials' corner" where you can also download the latest rules for this season. 

Where can I download a copy of the latest FIBA 2010 rules?

We recommend you become familiar with the FIBA website for the latest information and downloads.  We have provided a 'Downloads' section under the "Officials' corner" where you can also download the latest rules for this season. 
 
I would like to get my EB Game Assessments signed off, what do I need to do?
Please get in touch with the Appointments Officer if you have assessments that require completing.  This will enable an official to be paired with another official of the appropriate level qualified for assessing.

Managing Appointments

Who do I need to contact if I'm down to officiate in a game and I'm no longer able to do it?
If for some reason or circumstance, you're unable to officiate after already confirming, you need to contact the Appointments Officer (Mark Cheese) on 07870 412 911 straight away.  An official's future appointments may be affected if they cancel their appointment(s) on more than one occasion after confirming they are ready to officiate.  If an official is unable to guarantee their availability on a particular day (due to work shifts, etc), they should let us know in advance that their availability is provisional.  
 
Where are the venues for these clubs?
We have started to list the venues of some of our clubs and training sessions on our website.  Please review the 'Clubs' corner' section of our site for more information.


Incident Management

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
How do I register to become an official for EB?
If you would like to officiate in the LABL, you will need to register as an official under England Basketball (EB).
 
Where can I find out more about England Basketball?
We have provided links to the England Basketball website.  Please familiarise yourself with the site, as it gets regularly updated with lots of important information.
 
I'm registered as an EB official and with LABL, but still haven't had any games, what do I need to do?
Please ensure you have completed your Online Availability Form.  Without it being completed, unavailability is assumed which may be why you have not been appointed games.  In this case, please complete the Online Availability Form and get in contact with the Appointments Officer.
 
I need to fill in a Disqualification Form after a match, what is the correct procedure?
Answer under construction.
 
One or more teams did not turn up at all to the venue, what is the correct procedure?
Answer under construction.
 
One or more teams turned up late to the venue, what is the correct procedure?
Answer under construction.
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