LEAGUE RULES & GUIDELINES


General Rules

 The game will consist of two halves run time.
 Grade 4-8 - 2 (14 min stop time halves)
 Grade 9-12 - 2 (16 min stop time halves)

 Warm-up time before each game will be 3-5 minutes.
 Half time will be 3-5 minutes long.

 Game time is forfeit time with 4 players required to begin a game

 If the point spread is twenty  or more points during the second half, the clock will not

stop.

 Teams must all have the same color jersey with number.

 A player or coach receiving 2 technical fouls in a game will be ejected from the current game.
 Coaches will oversee their parent's and player's sportsmanship, and will remove the parent at the request

of the Officials.

 City Sports Athletics will not tolerate any unsportsmanlike-like conduct from anybody for any reason.

 

Time Outs

 2 Twenty (20) second time out in the first half
 3 Twenty (20) seconds time out in the second half
 Regular Game Time Outs do not carry over to over time

 Time outs are 20 seconds long

 

Overtime

 Each overtime period including “sudden death” will begin with a jump ball

 One new time out per overtime period; team and personal fouls will carry over from regulation play

 Regular game timeouts do not carry over

 First overtime period will be 3 minutes, stop time during time out only
 Second overtime period will be 2 minutes long, stop time during time out only
 Third Overtime period will be “Sudden Death” (first point wins)

 

Roster Rules

 All Players must be on the roster list to participate

 Additional players may be added until the beginning of the second circuit of your respective age division

 Players must provide their PLAYER ID Card to enter the facility

 

Player Protest Procedure:

Any protest of eligibility must be made before the conclusion of the game. In the case of an eligibility protest, rosters will be on site. Coaches will be required to have a copy of their roster on site. Player(s) in question must have proof of age/grade at the time of the protest to verify their eligibility.  If a protest of eligibility is upheld, the violating team will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player(s) participated. The player(s) in question will not be able to play in the age group in question. Hoop City Basketball  rulings are final. Protests of eligibility not covered in this rule shall be handled by the Site Director. Player protest cost is $50 per player. If the protest is upheld, the $50 fee will be returned. To initiate a player protest, contact the site director, present the $50 payment, team name, jersey number and name of player in question.

Regular Season:

The regular season will consist of regular season games with the eight games (playoffs) guaranteed for every team. Teams will play 2-4 -games each time they are scheduled for league play. The regular season record will count towards the teams overall play-off seeding. League tiebreakers will be determined by the following.

Play-offs:

Play-off round schedules will be selected by each teams seed placing-(regular season standings). There will be a Gold, Silver and Bronze brackets for Championship . The top 4 teams will be in the Gold bracket, the next 4 teams in the Silver division and the remaining teams in the Bronze bracket. The league director will have the option to make adjustments to bracket play without notice-(tie breakers, more or less than 12 teams in a certain division, etc.).

1. Winner of the head to head game.2. Point differential in all games-(15 point max)Each team is responsible for cleaning the bench area after games.

All Star game Selection:

Consisting of athletes chosen as the best at their positions from all teams in a league or region

All Stars Athlete selection chart:

1st -  3 Picks

2nd -2 Picks

3rd - 2 Picks

4th  - 1 Picks

5th  - 1 Picks

6th  - 1 Picks

7th  - 1 Picks

8th  - 1 Picks

The head coach of the team with the best record in each conference is chosen to lead their respective conference in the All-Star Game.

Eastern Conference Coaches:

Western  Conference Coaches:

GAME BALL SIZES:

The official game size basketball for Grade 4-5 27.5 (boys)

The official game size basketball for Grade 4-8 27.5 (girls)

The official game size basketball for Grade 6-7 28.5 (boys)

The official game size basketball for Grade 9-12 28.5 (girls)

The official game size basketball for Grade 8-12 29.5 (boys)

REGISTRATION:

Team Registration/Paperwork Needed: 
1. All teams must submit a completed roster prior to their first game. All players and bench coaches must have an  Membership card.League Payments can be made by check, money order, cash or E-transfer. Payments should be made to Sports City Athletics and paid before your first league game and or deadline.  Teams are not guaranteed the spots until all fees are in.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Each team is permitted a maximum of 2  coaches for free admission, which must be listed on the team roster.Each team is permitted a maximum of 2  Manager or Score keep for free admission, which must be listed on the team roster.

Spectator Behaviour

Noisemakers (e.g., mechanical air horns, electronic devices) are allowed but must be used only in a positive manner.Noisemakers should not be used to distract the opposing team (i.e., during foul shots).

Should the tournament convenor or game officials deem the noise to be excessive, spectator(s) will be asked to refrain from further distraction.

Suspensions for Fighting & Ejections (Coaches and Players)

FIRST INCIDENT:

The first time an individual participates in a fight/ inappropriate incident or gets ejected (2 technical fouls) in a game during the Hoop City Basketball  season, the individual shall be suspended from participating in the team’s next regular season and/or playoff game.

 

SECOND INCIDENT:

The second time an individual participates in a fight/ inappropriate incident or gets ejected (2 technical fouls) in a game during the Hoop City Basketball  season, the individual shall be suspended from participating in the team’s next 2  regular season and/or playoff game.

 

THIRD INCIDENT:

If there is third time an individual participates in a fight/ inappropriate incident or gets ejected (2 technical fouls) in a game during the season, that individual shall be suspended for the remainder of the season and/or playoffs and may/may not be able to participate in future Hoop City Leagues.

 

 

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