Good sportsmanship is a fundamental league requirement for all athletes, coaches and supporters. Officials, athletes, coaches and supporters must all treat each other with respect and dignity. No abusive language by coaches, athletes, or supporters will be tolerated. Coaches will be held responsible for the conduct of their athletes and supporters. Technical fouls and/or ejection from the facility may result from inappropriate behavior! Let’s all try to maintain a positive atmosphere for the sake of the athletes!
· No back court press by the team leading by 15 points
· Four stop-clock quarters: 7 minutes for 5th and 6th grade; 8-minute for all other divisions.
· Five-minute halftime; one minute between quarters
· First overtime period will be three minutes. Second overtime will be “sudden-death” for all games other than Championship games. In Championship games, there will be two three-minute overtimes. The third overtime will be sudden-death.
· One team must provide a person to keep the score book and the other team must provide a person to run the scoreboard. Put players’ first and last names on the score sheet!
· Over and back rule enforced
· 10-second back court rule enforced - there is no 30 second shot clock
Players can play up a grade, but not down a grade. For example, a team with all 7th graders and one 8th grader, must play in the 8th grade division. Exceptions must be approved by the league director. During the regular season players can play for more than one team in the same division or in different divisions. However, there are restrictions that apply for the championship tournament (see below).
Playing Games as Scheduled:
In fairness to all teams in our league, it is essential that all teams show up for their scheduled games. If for some unavoidable reason a team cannot be present for its game, it will be the coach’s responsibility to arrange for another league team to take its place. Trading game dates and times between consenting coaches is permitted. Missed games will not be rescheduled! Failure to comply with the above may result in the following: First offense: Your team may be required to give one of your upcoming games to the team that you forfeited to. Second Offense: Your team may be dropped from the league without refund.
Here are some trading options:
Once you have firmed up the trade and all parties have agreed to the arrangement, send me an email explaining the trade and I will update the schedule accordingly.
Arrange to have a team from your division play in your place and for your team to play in their place in another game. Ideally, this would be against a common opponent. However, I don’t have a problem if there is not a common opponent. In other words, I don’t care if the trade results in you playing a different opponent than originally scheduled.
Arrange to exchange the time and/or date of your game with any other game on the schedule. This can be a challenge because it requires the consent of the three other teams involved.
Just give your game away to another team in your division.
Forfeits are not an acceptable option. However, if you have tried all of the options above without success, please notify me as soon as possible so I can see if there is anything else I can do.
The league policy regarding forfeits is that if you do not show up for your game or if you do not get someone to play in your place, you will not only miss the game you forfeited, but I will give one of your upcoming games to the team that you forfeited to.
WWPBA 2014 SPRING LEAGUE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
The Spring League Championship Tournament will be held on May 24 and 25 These will be double-elimination tournaments with all teams playing at least two games. Teams will be seeded for the tournament based partially on their regular season performances. Tournament schedule information will be provided May 21. First, second and third place teams will receive awards.
Tournament eligibility rules:
§ In order to play for a particular team in the tournament, the athlete must play in at least three games with that team during the regular season.
§ During the tournament, athletes may play for teams in more than one grade/division so long as the three-game minimum is satisfied for each team.
§ During the tournament, an athlete is only allowed to play for one team in the same grade/division.