We follow all NCAA Rules with the exception of league-specific rules listed below.
All divisions are evaluated and balanced on talent by the commissioner of the league. Even after your team is approved the team and its players are still subject to changes including point restrictions, limitation to players on the floor, removal of a player, or the entire team if necessary to create parity in the league. There are no refunds for players or teams, the league will not issue any refunds once they have played the first game. If a player is removed from a team they will be given the option of adding another lesser talented player to their roster but you are still responsible for the full team fee, the league will not issue any refunds. If your team is not doing well the commissioner will also grant the team an option to add an additional player so everyone has a chance. If a player or team is found not playing up to their level or we see a dramatic performance difference at the beginning of the season compared to later in the season/playoff, the team or player will be disqualified without a refund or a chance to continue playing in the playoff games. If you are playing in this league you agree to all these rules and guidelines and understand the risks. Any captain can raise an object to another team or player for the commissioner to review at which point some action will be taken.
Any fighting will result in an automatic suspension for the remaining season, a serious assault will result in a lifetime ban. No refunds will be issued for such actions.
General rules for Talent for divisions
All divisions will now have a salary cap system that will equal to 50k-60k in the starting 5 depending on the division you are playing in. Each player will have a salary cap of (25k, 22.5k, 20k, 17.5k, 15k, 12.5k, 10k, 7.5k, 5k)
20 min halves with 1 min halftime. The clock stops on all free throw attempts in the second half. It will also stop in the last minute of both halves on all whistles and scored baskets. The clock runs if the point differential is greater than 20 in the second half. Gym coordinators/scorekeepers can also decide to run the clock and/or cut time from the game due to a late start by informing the captains and referees. All teams should be present at the gym 15 min prior to the game. If the referee and one team are ready at the start of the hour the game clock will start at 8:05 and every minute that goes by will result in 1 point for the other team. You can start the game with 4 players you can even call a timeout once you have 4 players.
A referee will count 30-sec shot clock in the last 5 minutes of the game if there is no shot clock. The referee will also enforce the 5 sec closely guarded rule if there is no shot clock.
If a game is a blow out the referee has the ability to call the game early if teams are fouling and/or the winning team is trying to run up the score. If a team is winning more than 20 points they are not allowed to press the losing team in the second half.
3 (30 sec) timeouts can be used at any time of the game. If you are out of timeouts and you call a timeout it will be a team technical 2 (shots), the team with the ball will keep possession. Any player on the floor or bench can call timeout when they have possession of the ball or on a dead ball.
2 min overtime with stoppage on all whistles, with 1 additional timeout in OT. Timeout from a regular game can carry over into overtime.
Games are scheduled to start on time you may play with 4 but if you only have 3 players 2 points will be given per min till your 4th man arrives. If a team is more than 15min late the game is considered a forfeit. Teams can still play each other when they arrive for fun. Teams will be allowed to pick up players that are of low talent with the approval of the commish and opposing team. Once the official teammates arrive the temporary pickups will not be allowed to play. This will be allowed even in the playoff so we avoid forfeits.
Technical foul on all curses including bench players, players fouled out – penalty 2 shots – counts as a personal foul. Can be called by the referee, score table, appointed league committee members (long as it’s not during their game). If a team only has 5 players and a player fouls out the player can remain in the game by issuing a tech on the 5th foul. The technical free throws should always be taken first before any foul free throws. The ball goes back to whoever had possession if they are not shooting free throws.
Dunking is now a legal form of scoring.
Extended trash talking will lead to technical foul and ejections.
Two technical fouls are an automatic ejection – the player must leave the gym.
Misconduct or fighting will result in ejection – penalty ejection and 2 shots, along with future game suspensions and the player must leave the gym. The referee can refuse to continue the game till the player leave the gym. Any player threatening another player during or after the game will be suspended for at least one game if not longer and that game missed will not count toward their playoff qualification.
Any team or player having words of aggressive nature while in the gym or in the parking lot will be suspended. If treats are made during a game it will be an immediate ejection along with possible suspension for the following game.
All technical fouls will count as personal fouls and the player must sub out for 2min game time - cursing, throwing items, unsportsmanlike conduct, inappropriate trash-talking, stepping up to a player, even in a timeout or while on the bench you can be assessed a technical foul for any of the above.
Each player is allowed 5 personal fouls per game. On the 5th foul he must come out of the game if the team has only 5 players they can have him come back on the court by shooting 2 free throws. the team with the ball will keep possession.
All players must wear the official SABL Jerseys. 2 Points for each jersey missing, taped on numbers or other printed numbers will not be accepted. No one else will have the same number on the team.
The commissioner can control the overall team talent for all divisions, so all teams have a fair playing field. He can also limit the roster as seemed essential to the division by cutting someone without any refunds. Enforce forfeit for games played without the approval of all team members or for not properly rating your team members. Can add point restrictions on players that are not what they said they were in the regular season or cutting them completely.
All players are welcome to play long as they meet the salary caps for each division.
All roster changes must be completed by the end of week 5. Any player added after week 5 will result in a forfeit. Team fees must be completed in full before your first game otherwise you will not be allowed to play. A team roster will be maxed out at 10 players per team and only players on the roster prior to the game are allowed to play with commissioner approval. Cannot register the same day and expect to play. If a player on your team has played at least 1 game and then you ask to have that player cut that cut if final you cannot add him back on. You cannot bring anyone to play each player must be rated, approved, and then registered before they can play. Any team found allowing a player to play under another player's name/number without approval will result in a forfeit loss of the game.
All players must have played at least half their games to qualify for the playoff. (5 Games this season) 10 game season with single elimination playoff for top 4 teams.
If a team only has 3 or 4 players they will be allowed to pick up a player that is 5k salary cap in their division. You cannot bring new players to the league that does not have a salary rating as a pickup. All pickups must be registered with the league and must have a salary cap rating. You need approval from the league commissioner when picking up or the opposing captain.
Forfeits – When a forfeit is given due to administration issues within the team and the game is played the stats will count and all the players that played will count as has played that game. Teams that only show up with 3 guys will count as having shown up for their game to qualify for the playoff. The team that forfeits will lose the head-to-head matchup to the opposing team the score will be 10-0 and no one will get credit for that forfeited game they still need 5 additional games to make the playoff. We must have 24hr notice otherwise you will be required to pay $110, when a team is not able to attend.
One Flagrant Foul and you will be ejected from the game. All ejections are subject to suspension for future games.
Rankings and playoff seedings are determined by the following rules. The top 4 teams from each division make the playoff unless you have more than 8 teams. Best overall record, if there is a tie with the record the tie is broken with the head-to-head matchup. If there is still a tie between two or three teams tie is broken by the point differential between the teams tied when they played each other. If there is still a tie then we look at the point differential against the 1st seeded team and so on till we have one winner. Only 4 teams can make the playoffs. Forfeited teams will lose the head-to-head matchup regardless of score only if it's a tie between those two teams, if it's a three-way tie we would have to go to the point differential as head-to-head, would not apply in a 3-way head to head tie.
Forfeit loss will be a 15-0 and if you do not notify the league within 24hour you will be charged a $50 fee of your forfeit. Head to head ties will be lost in a forfeit even if you beat them by 15 the second time. As we dont know how much you may have lost by in the first game. Forfeits have Hefty penalties, so avoid them at all cost.
clock will stop only the last 5 min on free throws, shotclock to 30sec will be called in the last 5min so teams are not holding the ball. Clock stops on all whistles and made baskets in the last 1 min of the game.