New Members

I’d like to join a league but I’m not sure what level of play I am?
Select your sport in the menu above, choose your venue and then you’ll see the available leagues. The levels of play (usually recreational/social, intermediate, competitive), are all explained clearly on these pages and cater for differing levels of experience and ability.
How long is each game?
Games are usually played between 40-60 minutes. For more information on your particular sport, head over your sports page, click onto the rules tab towards the bottom of the page.
What should I do If I am registered as an individual but will be away/miss some games?
There should be plenty of players in each team to cover games you cannot attend so do not worry. You should also communicate with your team mates ahead of time so they can find a sub/ringer if needed..
If I am joining as an individual, will there be enough players on my team?
Yes. We intentionally build all individual teams to ensure they have enough players including substitutes.
If I cannot join on the specified start date, can I still join now?
Sports leagues: Fixtures begin on a certain date, so if you are unable to attend the first or any fixture, you should inform your team-mates so they can find a stand-in for you

Fitness classes: Yes – during the sign-up process you can specify a future start date if you are unable to start attending classes immediately.

Can I attend a free trial session before committing?
Sports Leagues: You are welcome to visit a league before committing to joining to watch the league in action and chat to some members. However, please contact us before deciding to visit a venue as we would need to ensure the league manager and facility are expecting you and have you on our records.

Fitness Class: We offer all members a 5 day trial period after signing up. If you are not 100% satisfied with our classes for any reason, your membership will be terminated with immediate effect and your first month’s payment refunded.

How do I know what team I am in if I have registered as an ‘individual’?
You should receive your team information 1 week before your start date, in busy periods however you may not receive them until 48 hours before the start date. On receiving your team-mates details, we recommending introducing yourselves virtually ahead of the first night

SPORTS LEAGUES

How do we find extra players / ringers / stand-in players for our fixture today?
It is the responsibility of every team to field a full team every week. We have a “Ringers” function when you login to your profile. This will give you the ability to SMS/email other teams in your league or players at nearby venues who have expressed an interest in subbing into other teams.
What happens if our team has to forfeit because we can’t find enough players?
A forfeit should be a last resort as it means your opposing team misses out on a week of games. Forfeits can therefore seriously damage the running of a league and goodwill between teams. In the very rare event of a forfeit please contact us in advance in the office so we can let the opposing team know.

IMPORTANT: If a team forfeits more than once in a season, Shitsuke has the right to eject the team from the league in the interest of the other teams. In which case, in line with our terms & conditions, no refunds will be given.

If you are struggling for players, please use our Ringers function (see above)

NOTE: When a team does not arrive for a fixture against your own team or when they have forfeited with notice, Shitsuke will make every effort to find a suitable opposition to fulfill a friendly fixture at the same time and location.

Your team will receive a walkover victory in the league and will also get the opportunity to play. If no opposition is available to play the pitch is free for you to use, supervised by a Shitsuke Rep who will support in running a small-sided match or training session.

When will bad weather or game cancellations be made?
We appreciate players ultimately just want to play netball each week and inconsistencies with off-weeks is not ideal for anyone.

Given we live in Nigeria, where weather can be very changeable, our general viewpoint is that it is better to get players out playing each week EVEN IF it’s wet/cold/rainy/slippery.

Similar to school, once you’re running about and playing, you may need to be more conscientious/slow the game down, but it’s still essentially exercise with friends.

Below are the various scenarios for when games may be cancelled due to extreme weather:

Games cancelled in advance – If games are cancelled in advance during the day you will usually be informed by 5pm on the day by email/sms. If this happens, your missed games will be rescheduled (extra week added on to the season) – so you will not miss any games overall. If you do not hear from us by 5pm, please ASSUME all games will be going ahead. We do speak with Venues throughout the day as well as looking at forecasts to determine whether games can go ahead.

Late notice cancellation – very occasionally the weather may deteriorate last minute which means the Shisuke umpire has to cancel games when you arrive or after games have already started.

We try to minimize this scenario as much as possible for obvious inconveniences for players (and umpires), but when it does happen games not played will be rescheduled or credited. This decision to cancel games is completely at the discretion of GO Mammoth and feeds into the following point.

Team Forfeits – If you arrive at the venue and the Shitsuke umpire has said it is playable but you disagree and/or do not wish to play e.g. it may be miserable/slippery/cold/wet etc, then this will be treated as a forfeit and fixtures will not be rescheduled or credits offered.

In this instance, the Shitsuke umpire is best placed to make the decision. Often some teams are happy to play in the conditions whilst others are not, so the last word is to the umpire.

How do I view my fixtures or league standings?
Fixtures and standings are only visible to members. Members should login and select My Fixtures & My Standings from the menu
What should you do if you come across any incorrect scores or errors?
There should be plenty of players in each team to cover games you cannot attend so do not worry. You should also communicate with your team mates ahead of time so they can find a sub/ringer if needed.
Where do I find venue location/time information?
All information on how to get to the venue can be found on the venue page on the website and in your welcome kick-off email. Information on the times of your games/classes will be emailed out to you before each game and can also be found in “My Fixtures” or “My Classes” in your control panel.
What if I lose some of my belongings / is there a lost property?
We will endeavour to find your lost item, but take no responsibility for items lost at any of our leagues/classes. Should our staff locate your item, they will typically hold it and it will be available to pick-up the following week at the same venue.
What happens if there are too many players in my individual team?
We build teams of individuals larger intentionally as we’ve found that not all players can make all weeks. e.g if 7 players are on the court, it is normal to have 10 players in a squad. Exactly 7 players leads to teams struggling to find enough players each week. If you are concerned or would like to discuss your squad size, then please contact us in the office
When will I receive fixtures & information of my team?
You should receive your fixtures 1 week before your start date. In busy periods however you may not receive fixtures until 48 hours before the start date.
Can I attend a free trial session before committing?
Sports Leagues: You are welcome to visit a league before committing to joining to watch the league in action and chat to some members. However, please contact us before deciding to visit a venue as we would need to ensure the league manager and facility are expecting you and have you on our records.

Fitness Class: We offer all members a 5 day trial period after signing up. If you are not 100% satisfied with our classes for any reason, your membership will be terminated with immediate effect and your first month’s payment refunded.

If a player is missing, can we use a ringer/substitute?
Yes, you may use a substitute once. Although, they will need to sign up on your team roster and submit a form online. Please ask them to speak to a GO Mammoth rep on arrival and they can sign them in on their phone
Can I pay weekly or pay monthly for my league?
All payments for leagues are made in full before your league starts. This ensures that all teams turn up for their games each week.