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Rules/ Code of Conduct

    Rules

 
At Above The Rim, we play with standard Basketball rules. Much like what you are used to in highschool or see in the NBA with the exception of the following:

·     Teams are allowed one full timeout per half and one twenty second timeout per half. Timeouts do not carry over.

·     A Two minute overtime will be held for games ending in regulation tied. Overtime games ending in a tie will recieve an additonal two minute overtime. No more than two overtime periods will be played.
Players may commit six fouls before fouling out.
Teams will shoot the bonus at 7 fouls and 10 fouls each half. A 'one and one' will be shot at 7 fouls and double bonus at 10 fouls.
Three technical fouls on the same team for an unsportsmanlike act towards an official or officials the game will end and the score reflected on the scoreboard will be recognized as the final score.

·     Gametime - Games will begin at 5min past the hour. There will be a 5min grace period allowed. The game clock will start after the grace time ends. After 10 minutes past the hour the game will commence. Any additional waiting time that teams are responsible for will be allowed but a portion of that time will be deducted from the game time.

·     Do not bring food to the gym.

·     Team Roster Sheets must be filled out properly; player's first name and last initial must be on game sheet, if filled out by team captain. 

·     Three technical fouls on the same team for an unsportsmanlike act towards an official or officials the game will end and the score reflected on the scoreboard will be recognized as the final score.

·     Please vacate gym as soon as possible after the last game of the night. Teams chronically showing tardiness after their games will be penalized. We apprechiate spectators but must respect the schedule.

-     There is currently no 'Over and Back' in our league. However, there is an '8 seconds in the backcourt'. This means that a team has 8 seconds to cross half after each made basket, free throw or stoppage in play. Once over, a player can cross back and forth but may be no longer than 8 seconds on their defensive side. A player will not be allowed to run time of the clock in the backcourt longer than 8 seconds.

FORFEITS:
A team must start with each game with a minimum of four players. However in order to avoid a forfeit they must be represented by at least three players from its own registered team roster, assuming the team has no injuries. A team can borrow up to three players off of a team playing in a previous game with the opposing team's consent in order to play the game. A team may also contact the commissioner prior to the game to find suitable 'fill-in' players. All players used as 'fill-in' must be members of Above The Rim or must be properly registered with Above The Rim. Players must be wearing a proper attire and abide by Above The Rim behaviour standards.
In the event of injuries, a team will be granted an 'injury exemption'. Depending on how many injuries that team has, the number of players allowed to avoid forfeit will be reduced.
*If a team can only field the minimum number of players required to participate and one fouls out, regardless of whether they are registered or 'fill-in' players, the player will not be allowed to continue in that game. The team with the absences has the option to continue short handed or forfeit the game.*

REFEREES:
Referees will handle ball in the backcourt, putting ball in play after a foul or time-out.
Ball is to be put into play at nearest spot of a violation (traveling/double dribble) or where ball went out of bounds. Referees will handle the ball on all foul shots.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Team may not make a substitution on a made basket or freethrow or with possession in the back court. A substitute may only enter the game after a stoppage in play and when instructred by referees.

BEHAVIOUR:

    ·     Zero tolerance on verbal abuse with volunteers of any kind.

    ·     Any players involved in a fight will banned from league:

·  (1) Session withdrawal of services (minimum) for constant abuse of officials, scorekeeper, statistician, or player.

·  (2) Session (one year) withdrawal of services (minimum) for any threat verbal or gesture towards official, scorekeeper, statistician, or player.

·  Indefinite withdrawal of services for any physical abuse towards an official, scorekeeper, statistician, or player.

    ·     Any abuse of players on other teams will not be tolerated. A technical for unsportsmanlike conduct will be awarded to affected team.

    ·     Flagrant technical foul is an automatic game suspension.  

    ·     Do not abuse scorekeepers. If you verbally abuse the scorekeeper you will be banned from the league with no refund.


* THERE IS NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED AT VENUE. ANY TEAMS REPORTED DRINKING AT VENUE WILL BE BANNED FROM LEAGUE WITH NO REFUND. *



    Code of Conduct

 

Mission Statement

Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association's goal is to encourage individuals to enjoy basketball by providing positive leadership in fundamental skills development and to improve basketball skills by fostering an environment of fair-play, well-being and success.

The establishment and operation of a basketball club for the purposes of:

a) promoting interest in amateur basketball;
b) arranging matches and competitions, and establishing and granting prizes, awards and distinctions;
and such other complementary purposes not inconsistent with these objects


Apparel Policy

Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association players apparel is to represent Above the Rim Basketball exclusively when at team activities. To promote a sense of club unity and to dissuade coaches and players from having undue recruiting influence, Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association has initiated the following policy:


1. League coaches must wear their Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association apparel at club house league activities. If the apparel is not available, house league volunteers must wear generic apparel that does not support or promote a specific high school.

2. Team coaches must wear Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association at all team activities.

3. Team players must wear Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association apparel or non-descript apparel at all team activities.

4. Exception: Visiting guest coaches & players who provide clinics and on-court instruction on an infrequent basis.

5. The League convener or head coach will ensure a supply of Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association t-shirts is available to outfit the volunteers.


Travel /Playing Up Policy

Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association
travel program is intended for players who are committed and serious about playing basketball at a competitive level. When a player agrees to play on a Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association travel team there must be a priority commitment made by the player. Players are expected to put their commitment to the Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association travel team ahead of any other team sport.

Any player can try out for any team; however, if there is an age appropriate team for that player, he must request approval to play up from the Board in writing. The Board will review these requests on a case by case basis.
If an age appropriate team is not available, any player may play up if offered a roster spot by the coach, organizer.


It is the Board’s recommendation that organizers attempt to create age appropriate teams whenever possible. It is the Board’s desire to have teams that are competitive at a high basketball level. The Board requires coaches to determine their teams in the best interest of Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association.

Spectator/ Guest Code of Conduct

A spectator/ guest will:

· Understand the coach and team philosophy. If you don't know the goals of the team ask them to be explained at the first team meeting of the season.

· Support the team, but do not coach the players from the stands. Do not use commands such as "Pass it," "Shoot," or "Boot the ball." It confuses others, and undermines the efforts of the coach.

· Use positive encouragement. Demonstrate a positive role model and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy. Through your actions and comments, make the player you are supporting feel like a winner every time.

· Refrain from any all-vulgar, lewd or obscene language or gestures while participating in, or watching any team or club event whether at home or away.

· Refrain from speaking to officials. If you have questions or concerns with the referees, relay the information to the team manager, who will take it to the coach. Respect the officials and their authority during games and never question, discuss, or confront coaches during or immediately after the game. Allow yourself enough time to calm down.

· Speak to the coach at a pre-determined “open time” as determined by the coach and established at the beginning of the season, such as after practices, after team meetings, or on the phone at a mutually agreed upon time.

· Direct all comments and criticisms of other spectators, participants, officials, or board members in private and away from the players participating in the program. Coaches will not discuss players with anyone but their team. Also, coaches will always request a third party observer (manager, assistant coach, Board member) at any private discussion.

· Report to the coach all injuries, special medical conditions (such as asthma) or extenuating circumstances (such as lack of sleep or family crisis) that may affect player in any form.

· Instruct your ‘party’ as to the ‘Spectator Code of Conduct’ and take full responsibility for the conduct of your guests.

Spectators who fail to follow these rules may be asked to leave the gym for the balance of the game, practice or tournament. For significant or repeated violations the parent may be referred to the Board for discipline which may include a warning or suspension. In either case, the Coach will provide to the Board a clear written description of the offending conduct of the parent as soon as possible. Where problems continue to persist, the Board may revoke the player’s membership in Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association at which point the player will no longer be eligible to participate in the Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association program.

Also, spectators who have concerns about any aspect of the player’s experience may initiate a Board investigation by providing to any Board member a clear written description of the incident(s) as soon as possible.

 

Player Code of Conduct·  

·          Players must encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship.

·          Players must attend every game that they can, and will notify my organizer if one cannot. Players must be on time for games.

·          Players must treat other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities, and Players will expect to be treated accordingly.

·          Players deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and expect participants and volunteers to refrain from their use at all events.

·          Players must remember that sports and are an opportunity to have fun.

·          Players must abide by the rules of the game.

·          Players must not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, league official or any other attendee.

·          Players must not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety, or well being of a spectator, player, participant, league official or any other attendee.

·          Players must not engage in the use of profanity while attending or participating in any event.

·          Players must not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any parent, player, participant, league official or any other attendee.

·          Players must not initiate a fight or scuffle with any parent, player, participant, league official, or any other attendee.

Players must
also agree that if they fail to abide by the code of conduct above, they will be subject to disciplinary action that could include but is not limited to the following:

a)    Verbal warning by official, and/or head of league organization.
b)    Written warning.
c)    Player game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by the Ontario Above the Rim Basketball Association.
d)    Player season suspension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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