WSBL – SUNSHINE YOUTH BASKETBALL

 

“Where Success Is A Team Effort”

 

Division Rules and Guidelines for WSBL Recreation League

 

WSBL-Sunshine Youth Basketball will adhere to all National High School Federation rules, with the following adopted rules that better suit the needs of a recreational/competitive league.

 

Sportsmanship

 

Coaches who condone or display un-sportsmanlike behaviors from their team members or parents will not be allowed to coach. Profanity is unacceptable. Encouraging rough play is also unacceptable. The behaviors that you, your parents, and your players exhibit reflect either positively or negatively on you and WSBL-Sunshine Youth Basketball. The league will not have coaches who do not act as positive roll models and exhibit strong leadership skills. At every practice and game, parents and other members of the community will observe your demeanor and behaviors. Consequences for un- sportsmanship behavior are as follows:

 

1. Suspension for a game.

 

2. If problem occurs again, suspended for the remainder of the season.

 

3. Review incident and discuss steps needed to be taken to be re-instated into the league.

 

Technical Fouls on players: A technical foul called on a player is both a personal and a team foul. A player may be ejected from a game at any time that is deemed necessary by an official. This includes before, during, or after a game. A player that is ejected from a game must sit out the next game. The official’s decision is final. There are no appeals or protests. Continuing problems involving a player will result in suspension from the league and forfeiture of the league registration fee.

 

Technical Fouls on coaches: If a coach on the bench receives a technical foul, he must sit down. If a second technical foul is called on the coach, he will be ejected from the game and an assistant or a parent must coach the team. Any coach that is ejected will be suspended from coaching for the next scheduled game. (An ejection from the gym is entirely at the official or site director’s discretion. Failure to cooperate will result in the loss of coaching responsibilities.)

 

Un-sportsmanlike Parents/Friends: Any parent or friend of a player that is asked to leave a facility by an official or site director due to poor behavior, and refuse to do so, will forfeit their child’s registration fee and not be permitted to continue as a member of the Winter Springs Basketball League. A coach or an assistant coach should always intervene if one of your parents or friend(s) of a player is acting in an inappropriate manner. A child or player should not be embarrassed or penalized for the behaviors of his/her parent or friend, but the Winter Springs Basketball League will not tolerate parents or friends of players that are uncooperative with the authorities that are placed in charge of the facilities.

 

Playing Time

 

Every player must play one full period, from beginning to end, in the first half of the game. All players must be allowed to play in both halves of the game. Coaches may substitute freely in the second half of the game. (If a player is not present in the first half but arrives in the second half, he/she is permitted to play.) This rule is designed to insure that all participants are given a reasonable amount of playing time. All coaches must be consistent in the implementation of this rule. It is stronglyrecommended that all coaches give each member of their team equal playing time, regardless of the circumstances.

 

In order to insure that our games run on schedule, the WSBL will utilize a running clock for all games. To insure that all players will receive appropriate playing time, two minutes have been added to each period of play, with the clock stopping on the officials whistle in the final two minutes of play in the 2nd and 4th period. The clock will also stop at the official’s discretion and for time outs.

 

General Game Rules and Guidelines

 

K, 1, and 2 Co-ed Instructional Division Coach Participation: The coach is on the floor during games. He/she must stand behind the free throw line at the top of the circle. The coach may catch the ball from any player on his/her team on the floor or from an inbounds pass. We encourage the coach to use this as a teaching tool for players to move to another spot after passing them the ball. Coaches are encouraged to distribute the ball to all players. Coach must distribute the ball within 5 seconds or a violation will be called. The coach may not rebound or pick up loose balls. The coach may not set picks or screens for players. Only one coach per team is allowed on the floor. There must be a coach on the bench. Season: Eight games (no post season tournament).

Game TimeSix minute periods, no overtimes, one time-out per half. 

Defense: Man to Man only. No zone defense allowed. No presses allowed. Ball: Junior size. Goal: Eight Feet. Score/Records/standings: None will be kept for these divisions.

Trophies/Awards: All participants will receive a medal at the conclusion of the season.

 

Coaches’ Responsibilities:

 

• Communicate with your players, parents, and league administrators.

• Set a positive example for your players, parents, and other members of the league.

• Intercede in the event of a parent or other coach problem. • Keep a copy of your division rules with you and discuss them with your parents.

• Conduct a “parent meeting” prior to your first practice. • Make sure you have a scorekeeper/timer available at your games.

• Keep your players under control at the gym sites. Do not let them horseplay, run around unsupervised, harass other players, or bounce basketballs unnecessarily. Players are not to go onto the court between periods while another game is in progress. Please talk to your parents about the importance of supervising their children (siblings) while attending our games or practices.

• Clear all water bottles and trash from your bench area after your games.

• Attend any “coaches certification” class that is offered

• Bring a thermos or small ice chest to practices and games in the event of injury.

• Have copies of the emergency medical release form for each of you players with you at all practices and games.

 

Grades 2-3  Boys and Grades 4-5: Eight games guaranteed. (Includes tournament play) Tournament: Post-season division tournament for divisions of more than 4 teams. Seeding will be determined by the final standings for the division.

 

 Game Time: 8 minute running clock. Clock will stop on the officials whistle in the last two minutes of the 2nd and 4th period, the last minute of overtime games, at the official’s discretion, or for time outs. Two full time outs per half. In the 2nd half, each team will also receive a 30-second time out. Overtime is 2 minutes. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, each team will shoot free throws to determine the winner. A team with fewer players than the other, will shoot the same number of free throws as their opponent, but the player or players, that shoot again, must have missed their first attempt, unless all players made the first attempt. In the event that this happens, then you will start with the first player that shot. Half Time Free Throws: All players will shoot a free throw at half time and points will be counted for each successful attempt.

 

Defense: Man to Man or Zone defense is allowed. Double-teaming outside the three- point line is not allowed. Pressing is not allowed.

 

 Mercy Rule: If a team leads by 20 or more points in the last minute of play of the game, the clock will continue to run. Ball: 28.5 or Intermediate size. Goal:  8 foot goal for 2nd/3rd grade.  Regulation (10 ft.) for grades 4 and up.  Records/standings: Records will be kept weekly and posted on the WSBL web site. All ties will be determined by: (1.) Head to head competition, (2.) Total defensive points allowed for all games played. Any forfeit will be an average of points allowed during the season.

 

 Trophies/Awards:  The Tournament Championship team, and the Tournament Runner-up team will receive trophies. In the event that there is a division that does not have a post-season tournament, medals will be given to each member of the first and second place teams. Scorekeepers & Scorebooks: Each coach is responsible to provide a scorekeeper or timer for each game. Ask for a parent volunteer. The league will provide a scorekeepers clinic. The league will provide an official scorebook at each game site. This scorebook will remain at the score table at all times.

 

Grades 5 – 6 Boys Season: Eight games guaranteed. (Includes tournament play)

 

Tournament: Post-season division tournament for divisions of more than 4 teams. Seeding will be determined by the final standings for the division.

 

 Game Time: 10 minute running clock. Clock will stop on the officials whistle in the last two minutes of the 2nd and 4th period, the last minute of overtime games, at the official’s discretion, or for time outs. Two full time outs per half. In the 2nd half, each team will also receive a 30-second time out. Overtime is 2 minutes. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, each team will shoot free throws to determine the winner. A team with fewer players than the other, will shoot the same number of free throws as their opponent, but the player or players, that shoot again, must have missed their first attempt, unless all players made the first attempt. In the event that this happens, then you will start with the first player that shot.

 

Defense: Man to Man or Zone defense is allowed. Pressing is allowed, but only in the 2nd or 4th period or in overtime. No pressing is allowed if a team is leading by 15 or more points. Mercy Rule: If a team leads by 20 or more points in the last minute of play of the game, the clock will continue to run.

 

Ball: 28.5 or Intermediate size. Goal: Regulation (10 ft.) Records/standings: Records will be kept weekly and posted on the WSBL web site. All ties will be determined by: (1.) Head to head competition, (2.) Total defensive points allowed for all games played. Any forfeit will be an average of points allowed during the season.

 

Trophies/Awards:  The Tournament Championship team, and the Tournament Runner-up team will receive trophies. In the event that there is a division that does not have a post-season tournament, medals will be given to each member of the first and second place teams.

 

Scorekeepers & Scorebooks: Each coach is responsible to provide a scorekeeper or timer for each game. Ask for a parent volunteer.  The league will provide a scorekeepers clinic. The league will provide an official scorebook at each game site. This scorebook will remain at the score table at all times.

 

Grades 7 9 Boys Season: Eight games guaranteed. (Includes tournament play)

 

Tournament: Post-season division tournament for divisions of more than 4 teams. Seeding will be determined by the final standings for the division.

 

Game Time: 10 minute running clock. Clock will stop on the officials whistle in the last two minutes of the 2nd and 4th period, the last minute of overtime games, at the official’s discretion, or for time outs. Two full time outs per half. In the 2nd half, each team will also receive a 30-second time out. Overtime is 2 minutes. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, each team will shoot free throws to determine the winner. A team with fewer players than the other, will shoot the same number of free throws as their opponent, but the player or players, that shoot again, must have missed their first attempt, unless all players made the first attempt. In the event that this happens, then you will start with the first player that shot.

 

Defense: Man to Man or Zone defense is allowed. Pressing is allowed, but only in the 2nd or 4th period or in overtime. No pressing is allowed if a team is leading by 15 or more points. Mercy Rule: If a team leads by 20 or more points in the last minute of play of the game, the clock will continue to run.

 

Ball: Regulation size. Goal: Regulation (10 ft.) Records/standings: Records will be kept weekly and posted on the WSBL web site. All ties will be determined by: (1.) Head to head competition, (2.) Total defensive points allowed for all games played. Any forfeit will be an average of points allowed during the season.

 

 Trophies/Awards:  The Tournament Championship team, and the Tournament Runner-up team will receive trophies. In the event that there is a division that does not have a post-season tournament, medals will be given to each member of the first and second place teams.

 

 Scorekeepers & Scorebooks: Each coach is responsible to provide a scorekeeper or timer for each game. Ask for a parent volunteer. The league will provide a scorekeepers clinic. The league will provide an official scorebook at each game site. This scorebook will remain at the score table at all times.

 

HS Boys (Grades 9 & 10) Season: Eight games guaranteed. (Includes tournament play)

 

 Tournament: Post-season division tournament for divisions of more than 4 teams. Seeding will be determined by the final standings for the division.

 

 Game Time: Two twenty minute periods.. Clock will stop on the officials whistle in the last two minutes of 1st and 2nd period, the last minute of overtime games, at the official’s discretion, or for time outs. Two full time outs per half. In the 2nd half, each team will also receive a 30-second time out. Overtime is 2 minutes. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, each team will shoot free throws to determine the winner. A team with fewer players than the other, will shoot the same number of free throws as their opponent, but the player or players, that shoot again, must have missed their first attempt, unless all players made the first attempt. In the event that this happens, then you will start with the first player that shot.

 

Defense: Man to Man or Zone defense is allowed. Pressing is allowed, but only in the 2nd or 4th period or in overtime. No pressing is allowed if a team is leading by 15 or more points. Mercy Rule: If a team leads by 20 or more points in the last minute of play of the game, the clock will continue to run.

 

Ball: Regulation size. Goal: Regulation (10 ft.) Records/standings: Records will be kept weekly and posted on the WSBL web site. All ties will be determined by: (1.) Head to head competition, (2.) Total defensive points allowed for all games played. Any forfeit will be an average of points allowed during the season.

 

Trophies/Awards:  The Tournament Championship team, and the Tournament Runner-up team will receive trophies. In the event that there is a division that does not have a post-season tournament, medals will be given to each member of the first and second place teams. **If there is enough interest, there will be an 11th – 12th grade division offered. Scorekeepers & Scorebooks: Each coach is responsible to provide a scorekeeper or timer for each game. Ask for a parent volunteer. The league will provide a scorekeepers clinic. The league will provide an official scorebook at each game site. This scorebook will remain at the score table at all times.

 

Grades 6, 7 & 8 Girls Season: Eight games guaranteed. (Includes tournament play)

 

 Tournament: Post-season division tournament for divisions of more than 4 teams. Seeding will be determined by the final standings for the division. Game Time: 10 minute running clock. Clock will stop on the officials whistle in the last two minutes of the 2nd and 4th period, the last minute of overtime games, at the official’s discretion, or for time outs. Two full time outs per half. In the 2nd half, each team will also receive a 30-second time out. Overtime is 2 minutes. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, each team will shoot free throws to determine the winner. A team with fewer players than the other, will shoot the same number of free throws as their opponent, but the player or players, that shoot again, must have missed their first attempt, unless all players made the first attempt. In the event that this happens, then you will start with the first player that shot.

 

Defense: Man to Man or Zone defense is allowed. Pressing is allowed, but only in the 2nd or 4th period or in overtime. No pressing is allowed if a team is leading by 15 or more points. Mercy Rule: If a team leads by 20 or more points in the last minute of play of the game, the clock will continue to run.

 

Ball: 28.5 or Intermediate size. Goal: Regulation (10 ft.) Records/standings: Records will be kept weekly and posted on the WSBL web site. All ties will be determined by: (1.) Head to head competition, (2.) Total defensive points allowed for all games played. Any forfeit will be an average of points allowed during the season.

 

Trophies/Awards:  The Tournament Championship team, and the Tournament Runner-up team will receive trophies. In the event that there is a division that does not have a post-season tournament, medals will be given to each member of the first and second place teams. **If there is enough interest, a HS girls division will be offered.

 

Scorekeepers & Scorebooks: Each coach is responsible to provide a scorekeeper or timer for each game. Ask for a parent volunteer. The league will provide a scorekeepers clinic. The league will provide an official scorebook at each game site. This scorebook will remain at the score table at all times.

 

WSBL – Sunshine Youth Basketball League

 

RULES ADDITION

 

Playing Time Rule:

 

Boys 3 /4,  5/6,  7/8,  HS Division,  and 3 – 5  Grade Girls.

 

1. Playing time rule is as follows: Every player MUST play one full quarter from beginning to end in the first half of play. There are no substitutions in the first or second quarter of the first half.

 

2. Exceptions to this:

 

a. If a player receives three fouls in one quarter

 

b. A player is injured

 

c. A team has less then ten players and a player must play the first and second quarter. He can be substituted in the second quarter if he becomes tired.

 

3. Every player must play in the second half as determined by the coach.

 

Girls 6/8 Grade division.

 

1. If your team has ten or less players, you follow the playing time rules stated above. If your team has more than ten players, you may substitute during the first and second half to ensure every player received enough playing time. Every player must play in both halves of play.