FORCE Central Venue League - STARTING JAN 2021

What is the CVL

The FORCE Central Venue League (CVL) is a community league for under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-18 played over 2 days. Each day of the CVL is separated by 2 or 3 weeks and each team will play 2 games per day. We will organise 4 x CVLs in 2020 -2021 so you can take part throughout the year. 
We aim to develop participation and will play adapted rules designed to welcome new players. Although you don't need to be affiliated to take part, if you register as a team you will need to have a qualified coach lead the team. You can also register as an individual player.




Under 12s , Under 14s, Under 16s and Under 18s. Players must be under the age up to September 31st 2020. 

Restrictions: No players  above the age of 18 or players affiliated to National League allowed.

Participants are not required to be registered with BE or BBSX unless they participate at more than 2 entire CVLs (i.e. from the 7th time they take part).

Participants can register as part of a team or as an individual: 

  1. If you register as a team you will be required to have a L2 qualified coach leading the group (safeguarding and first aid qualifications also required).

  2. If you register as an individual you will be assigned a team as well as a L2 coach. 

All players are required to complete the player registration, read our code of conduct and follow our COVID 19 policy.


Maximum 6 teams and 8 players allowed per team and per CVL.

Each CVL consists of 3 events. Make sure you can attend all dates. A 3-way tournament will be played on each date. Teams will be rotated at each event so you will play against all teams in that CVL. A win will be worth 3 points, a draw 1 point and a loss 0 points. The team with most points will be awarded winner. We aim to deliver this on a regular basis from 2021.

Coaches can change players from one event to another but all players need to be registered and no National League players are allowed. 

CVL1 Dates and league games structure


Due to Covid19 track and trace, all players are required to register online prior to attending the event.

Coaches are required to ensure they provide a copy of their L2 coach, safeguarding and 1st aid qualifications before attending the CVL. Coaches are also responsible for the team throughout the tournament.


Adapted 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 1x30sec time out.

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

1 x free-throw allowed for 1 or 2 points.

No stoping the clock at any time except when requested by the referee.

There will be 1 x Referee per game. Referees may not be officially qualified.

Substitutions will be done following official FIBA rules. 



£197 per CVL (i.e. 3 x events) per team. This is equivalent to £65.6 per event per team. As an individual, this is equivalent to £24.65 per individual for the 3 x events or £8.25 per event provided the team has 8 players.

You can register maximum 8 players per team and minimum of 5.

You can only register and pay for a minimum of 1 CVL (i.e. 3 x events), so teams, please make sure you can 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. 

Access the CVL registration on our events page here. Once registered please proceed to payment, Make sure you add the name of your team and age group on your payment. For individual players please ensure you add your name and age group on your payment so we can trace your payment easily.

Account Name: Seahaven Force Community Club

Account Number: 13690520

Sort Code: 20 88 13​​


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 CVL is designed to offer an community oriented basketball experience in a fun and welcoming environment. We will not follow full official basketball rules and regulation standards but will adjust to time, space and relative lack of officials. We expect coaches and players to contribute to this environment and hope you enjoy thoroughly.

Please not the club reserves the right to temporarily or permanently ban a participant who does not respect these rules.

Below are the basic rules for participating as a player in all age groups:

1. Arrive on time (where possible).

2. If you have registered and paid but cannot attend the CVL session, please let us know by email at least 24 hours before the session (Except for a valid medical reason).

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

4. Communicate politelty at all times.

5. Always act in a respectful maner within the CVL.

· No swearing.

· No disrespectfully laughing at other players.

· Actively encouraging players that may be behind in certain aspects of the game.

7. Read through, understand and abide by the COVID 19 rules set up for this CVL.


We believe that playing basketball is a healthy activity, especially at these times. However, we need to ensure we stay as safe as possible by abiding to COVID 19 safety conditions and regulations.

You need to ensure you arrive at the building at least 15 minutes before the start of the session to allow enough time to go through the COVID 19 procedures for the event. Please make sure you arrive ready to play and with your own drink bottle as there will be no changing rooms available for the time being.

Please pay attention to the safety guidance of the sports hall as you get in. Enter the hall through reception and exit via the fire exit doors of the hall at the back of the building.

Please bring your own ball, drink and equipment and dont share with other players on the court. We will be playing with desinfected balls.

You will be asked to complete answer BE's screening questions and will have your temperature taken before entering the hall. Please be ready for this to help us do this as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

No parents or spectators are allowed in the sports hall or the building at any time so please make sure you provide us with your email, phone number and follow us on social media to see pictures and videos of the event.

As a quick reference, Force basketball is a Basketball England affiliated club and will follow the Return to play guidance.



Currently, all games are booked to be played at the Brighton University Sports Centre, Village Way, BN1 9PH, Falmer, Brighton.