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Rules and Regulations

PLAYING TIME

(Boys)

Grade 4-12: Four 8 Minute Quarters, Minute Halves, 3 Minutes Overtime

Running Time Rule: If there is a team leading by more than 25 points, the clock will run until the deficit becomes less than 25 points, in the second half. 

Grade 4-8: If one team leads by more than 40 points in the second half, the score will not be updated on the scoreboard. However, the score will continue to be recorded on the official scoresheet at the scorers table.

Grade 3-12 - Four 8 Minute Quarters, 3 Minutes Overtime

GAME AND SITE MANAGEMENT

CYBL will be responsible for referees, website updates (standings), scheduling all league games and the championship tournament.

 

GAME BALL

The official game size basketball for Grades 3-5 27.5 (boys and girls)

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

The official game size basketball for Grades 6-12 28.5 (girls)

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

Grades 3-12: Each team will be responsible for their own warm-up basketballs. The CYBL will provide the game basketballs.

 

TIME OUTS

Grades 4-12: Each team will have TWO 60 second timeouts per half. Timeouts that are not used will NOT carry over to the second half or to overtime. Each team will have one timeout in a three minute overtime period

 

ADDITIONAL RULES

- Each team will be given a minimum of 5 minutes to warm up and 3 minutes for halftime. The game time will also be the forfeit time, based on the discretion of the site convenor.

- Each team is responsible for cleaning the bench area after games.

- Each team is permitted a maximum of Three coaches/managers for free admission. The three names will be provided to CYBL personnel during the registration process.

- A player may only play for one Sporting Club per year. Players may play for a maximum of 2 different age/grade divisions. Only 2 players maximum from any team may play up an age/grade division but it must be with a team from the same Sporting Club. A player cannot play within the same age group in different divisions (example: Johnny cannot play with the Lions 9th grade Division 1 team and Lions 9th grade Division 2 team). A player can only play for 1 age group in the CYBL Playoffs and Showdown. 

 

ADDING AND REMOVING PLAYERS DEADLINE

Players may be added to a team roster after it has been submitted but the final roster is due after the third session of the CYBL season (3rd - 8th Grade) and before the second session of the CYBL season (9th – 12th Grade). Teams are not permitted to drop any player(s) from the team registration (15 roster spots) form to make space for player additions once the team roster has been submitted to the Canadian Youth Basketball League.

 

PLAYER TRANSFER RULE

A player may transfer from 1 club to another club (once for the entire CYBL season). The club receiving the transferred player must provide a letter to the CYBL from the players original club stating that both sides agree to the transfer. A player can only transfer clubs before the start of the 3rd CYBL session. 

 

TIE-BREAK FORMAT

The CYBL Tie-Break format will be as follows:

All Draws

Step 1: Team winning percentage

Step 2: Two-Way Tie, Head-to-Head method If a tie exists between two teams at the completion of the schedule, the winner of the game played by the two teams involved (head-to-head match-up) will be given priority ranking.

Step 3: Three-Way Tie, Points For and Against method If a tie exists between three or more teams, the points for and against method will be used with a cap at 20 points per game.

Step 4: After the Three-Way Tie, the tie-break between the second and third place teams will be head-to-head.

 

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)

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

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

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

 

ELIGIBILITY AND PROTESTS

All protests must be submitted in writing to the CYBL. Teams being protested (based on concerns over the eligibility of players) must produce a legal birth certificate. A final decision will be made by the CYBL commissioner and will not be subject to any further discussion. Proof of eligibility (birth certificate or passport) must be produced in the event of such a protest

Please note: There is a zero tolerance policy in effect for the treatment of CYBL staff. If it is found that an individual(s) has been abusive (verbally or physically), he/she will be asked to leave the venue and will not be permitted to return for that session as well as all other CYBL activities and events.