2017 SPRING LEAGUE RULES
POTOMAC VALLEY BELTWAY WINTER LEAGUE
RULES AND PLAYOFF PROCESS
A. RUNNING CLOCK BUT stop clock last 2 minutes of game, clock stops on free throws and time outs
Ages 8U to 11U play 2 -16 minute halves
Ages 12U to 15U play 2 – 18 minute halves
B. time Outs 2 – fulls & 2 – 30’s
C. Fouls 1&1 at 10, Bonus at 13 – PLAYER FOULS OUT ON 6TH FOUL
D Boy’s foul shots, high school federation rules
E. 20 POINT RULE !!! IF A TEAM IS DOWN BY 20 PTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND HALF THE CLOCK ONLY STOPS FOR TIME OUTS.
F. A team can not press if they are up by 20 or more point’s in the second half.
G. Overtime: 1st – will be a two (2) minutes, 2nd – first point made. Each time will receive one (1) full time out. Time not used in regulation play will be carried over to overtime play.
H. The League will follow AAU rules for players age/grade requirements
Eligibility / Team Roster
I. Team roster should have at least seven (7) and no more the fifteen (15) players. Age / grade divisions based on AAU age rules.
II. Players on final roster must play in at least (2) regular season games to be eligible to play in the playoffs.
III. PLAYOFF PROCESS – EACH TEAM IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A COPY OF ALL OF THEIR PLAYERS BRITH CERTIFICATES OF LEGAL DOCUMENT SHOWING PLAYERS AGE OR GRADE FOR AGE VERIFACTION BEFORE THE GAME AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE PAPER WORK FOR A PLAYER THAT PLAYER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY IN THAT GAME. ANY AGE OR PLAYER ELIGIBILITY QUESTION MUST BE DONE BEFORE GAME STARTS
IV. A player shall play for only one league team for each age division. However, a player can “play up” on a team from a different organization or same. Playing up means the player is playing in an age division that is older then his or her current age classification.
V. If a team plays in its first game and later decides to withdraw from the league, the team will forfeit the registration fee.
VI. Players and Coaches ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct or flagrant violation of the rules will be automatically suspended for one (1). A player receiving a second ejection within the season will be suspended for three (3) games including playoff games. If a coach feels he or she was unjustly ejected, he or she must submit a written communication explaining the suspension.
VII. There will be no changes in the regular season or playoff schedules unless change is due to circumstances beyond THE LEAGUE control such as bad weather or gym change as deemed by staff of the various facilities. In the event of inclement weather, please call 301-502-2261 to get information.
I. The game will be Played with regulation size basketball based on AAU rules.
II. The Home Team is listed second on the schedule. The Home Team wears White/Light uniforms for the games. Teams must wear a Basketball jersey at the least.
III. All players must be completely equipped in the same type and color of jersey at the minimum. In case of similarity between two teams playing a game, as determined by the game official, the Home Team shall be responsible for changing jersey colors. Reversible jerseys are preferred.
Authority and Responsibility:
I. Club and team officials shall be responsible for conduct of their team and fans. This includes being respectful of the opposing players, coach and game officials. Coaches will be responsible for keeping their respective bench area clean and clear of individual not on the teams official roster.
II. League Commissioner or his or her authorized representative or the Game official shall make the decision to postpone any game. If no game official is present when play is schedule to begin, the coaches must contact THE LEAGUE Commissioner.
III. Rule Committee may review or changes such rules or regulations, as It deems necessary, and decide on the interpretation and application of any rule or regulation, during the league season.
IV. If a teams forfeit 2 game without notice to the league or without give the commissioner at least 48 hour notice the commissione will have the option to remove that team from the league with no refund of league fee.