League Policies

WEST COVINA YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
STANDING RULES FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON

Current official rules and regulations are defined by the National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Book except where amended and superseded by these standing rules or by the bylaws of the West Covina Youth Basketball League.

SECTION A CODE OF CONDUCT

A-1. The league �¢??Code of Conduct�¢?? will be strictly enforced on the playing court at all times. Responsibility to enforce the code of conduct lies with each team�¢??s coaching staff as it relates to players and support staff, as well as his or her spectators. Any member of the coaching staff or a board member may bring an infraction of the code of conduct to the attention of a Division Representative or the board member on duty. In extreme circumstances two or more board members may immediately enforce the code of conduct, subject to review by the full board. The code is inclusive of the following:

A-2. In conjunction with the West Covina Unified School District (WCUSD), there is absolutely no food, gum, sunflower seeds, candy or drinks allowed in the gymnasiums or bleachers at Edgewood Middle School and West Covina High School. The only exception is water, which is also allowed on the bench for players and coaches, and for the officials at the scorers�¢?? table.

A-3. Parents, friends, spectators, players, coaching staffs and board members are expected to be courteous and set an example for good sportsmanship at all times.
a. All payers are to be treated equally, and no player will be discriminated against on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race, or religion.
b. The spirit of competition, fun, and hard work will be promoted within a positive atmosphere.
c. Differing opinions will be voiced respectfully and openly without fear of repercussions; derogatory statements shall not be expressed in the presence of any athlete, regardless of division.
d. Be supportive during practices, games, and league events at all times.
e. WCYBL�¢??s Board of Directors and its members will promote academics as its top priority, even though, maintaining a particular grade point average is not mandatory.

A-4. WCYBL does not tolerate profanity, violence, or sexually offensive gestures by any coach, player, parent, spectator, referee, or board member on the playing or practice grounds.
a. Any instance of profanity or violence by any person can be handled by immediate ejection by the referee or board member. Failure to leave the court and comply with an ejection penalty will result in forfeiture. Further action by the Board of Directors may also result.
b. Any individual (coach, player, parent, friend, spectator, or board member) suspected of using alcohol, illegal drugs or gambling will be asked to leave by any referee or any other board member. Further action by the Board of Directors may also result.

A-5. Smoking is also prohibited. The smoker will be asked to extinguish the item. Failure to comply or a second infraction will be cause for ejection. We will support the WCUSD policy of maintaining a tobacco free environment.

A-6. Criticism of board members, coaching staffs or game officials must not be directed to players on any team by any spectators, board member or other members of the coaching staff.


SECTION B  DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

General Membership
B-1. Any derogatory or inflammatory statements made by an individual, directed at any team, team member, coach, opposing spectator, board member or referee will result in a immediate warning to the violator and immediately thereafter a warning to the appropriate team coaching staff. A second derogatory statement or remark will result in the immediate expulsion from the game or the gymnasium. If the expelled individual refuses to leave, the referee will immediately declare a forfeiture of the game. If after the second offense that results in the expulsion of an individual or any other individual form the same side should make another derogatory comment the referee is to immediately call a forfeiture of the game. If in the opinion of the referee a first derogatory statement is so inflammatory expulsion can result.

B-2. Any participant who denigrates or insults a player will be cautioned one time per game by the referee. A second infraction will be cause for ejection.

B-3. In the event any parent, member of the coaching staff or player is ejected for any reason it will be the responsibility of the head coach of the team, which the ejected individual is associated with, to notify the Division Representative within 24 hours of the incident. Failure to notify the Division Representative will result in further disciplinary action.

B-4. All disciplinary hearings and/or matters brought to the Board of Directors or any portion of the Board of Directors shall be handled in this manner:

a. The Board of Directors will have up to 72 hours to inform all involved parties it�¢??s intent to assemble to review the matter.
b. All involved parties must be willing to meet with the Board of Directors at the first available opportunity to resolve the matter posthaste. Involved parties will have up to 48 hours to accept the invitation to the review. A date will be established.
c. During the review, each side will be allowed fifteen minutes to present their views. Any parties electing not to appear, after accepting and invitation to appear, shall forfeit their right to present their case.
d. One board member will be delegated to ask questions for a five minute period.
e. The involved parties will leave the meeting room before the vote.
f. Appointed board members will notify the involved parties of the board�¢??s decision within 24 hours of the decision.
g. All board decisions are final.

B-5. Any disciplinary action decision may extend up to twelve months from the date of the infraction.

Coaches
B-6. Any member of the coaching staff ejected from a game must leave the playing court and not return until the end of his or her ejection and/or suspension. A first ejection is subject to board review for further disciplinary action. A second ejection will result in a minimum one game suspension. The member of the coaching staff is placed on probation subject to board review for further disciplinary action. A third ejection may result in the member of the coaching staff�¢??s suspension for up to twelve months.

B-7. Any member of the coaching staff failing to implement board decisions may be subject to disciplinary action by the board.

B-8. Members of the coaching staff on probation may be replaced at the discretion of the board.

Players

B-9. Players may be benched and not permitted to play in the game for the following:

a. Missing two (2) consecutive practices without notification or excused absence.
b. Missing one (1) game without notification or excused absence.
c. Consistent refusal to follow directions, consistent lateness to practice or games, poor sportsmanship or conduct, or failure to be in proper uniform.
d. Player�¢??s parent or legal guardian has not fulfilled their obligation for snack bar duty or submitted full payment to the league for fundraising or registrant responsibilities.

B-10. Players guilty of detrimental conduct and/or three (3) consecutive unexcused absences may be dropped �¢??for cause�¢?? from the team by the Player Agent. Dropping a player must comply with the following sequence of events:

a. Head Coach warns the player.
b. Head Coach notifies the parents of the warning.
c. Head Coach notifies the Division Representative.
d. Division Representative contacts the parents of the dropped player if the warning is not heeded and the player has three (3) consecutive unexcused absences.
e. Division Representative notifies the Player Agent.
f. Player Agent may drop the player only after the above steps have been completed.
g. Possible player suspension up to one year may result.
h. If, in the opinion of the Division Representative and the Player Agent, the player�¢??s conduct is extreme, the player may be dropped immediately upon a vote of the Executive Board of Directors and the parents so notified.

B-11. Benched players must sit out the next scheduled game in full uniform on the bench. The decision and cause for benching a player must be cleared with the Division Representative prior to the next scheduled game and recorded in the official score book prior to game time.


SECTION C PLAYERS AGE DETERMINATION

C-1. The player's league age will be determined by their age on March 1of the current basketball season. The legal birth certificate of the child or other acceptable legal document(s) must remain on file with the league. The birth certificate must provide acceptable proof of the guardianship of the child and must show the league legal date of birth of the child for the division requested.

C-2. The player age brackets will be as follows:
Boys Girls
Gremlin division Ages 4,5 and 6 Ages 4,5, 6, and 7
Pee Wee division Ages 7 and 8 Ages 7, 8, and 9
Bantam division Ages 9 and 10 Ages 9, 10 and 11
Junior division Ages 11 and 12 Ages 11, 12 and 13
Senior division Ages 13 and 14 Ages 13, 14, and 15

C-3. Younger players may play in the upper divisions, however, older players may not play in a younger division. These cases may be subject to board approval.

C-4. Players can play in only one (1) division at a time. If a younger player is evaluated to move up to an older division, that player must remain in that division for the entire season subject to board approval. In this instance, returning players must return to the same division.

C-5. Female players have the option of �¢??playing down one legal age year�¢?? subject to the approval of the league Board of Directors.


SECTION D REGISTRATION

D-1. Every player must be registered, and have current and past due league fees (registration, fundraisers, snack bar, etc.) paid prior to the draft. No exceptions.

D-2. Registration fees MUST be paid prior to league play and shall be equal to the amount of the fee plus any amount required for fundraiser snack bar.

D-3. No registration fees will be refunded 30 days after the player has registered.


SECTION E �¢?? TRYOUTS

E-1. All players that tryout will be eligible for the draft.

E-2. Tryouts for each division will be conducted by the Division Representative of that division.

E-3. The head coach's option, assistant coach's option, recruit and returning player(s) do not try out.

E-4. A player who does not return to their prior team (re�¬entering the draft) MUST tryout or become a hat-pick". Participating in tryouts irrevocably commits a player to the draft. Not trying out makes the player a "hat-pick".

E-5. All registered players will be assigned a tryout number prior to or on the day of tryouts. Sibling exceptions (SBX) will have individual tryout numbers and will tryout consecutively when registering in the same division.

E-6. Tryouts consist of full court ball handling (right and left handed), 3 right-handed lay-ups, 3 left-handed lay-ups, 3 free throws, 3 jump shots (1 from the right side, 1 from the left side, 1 from the free throw line), and the one-on-one defensive drill. Team coaching staffs will be present to view the players.

E-7. Players who fail to tryout or sign up after tryouts will be assigned to a team by means of a "hat pick" on draft day.

E-8. All coaches must be present at tryout to evaluate the players. Coaches not present may send a league approved assistant (proxy) in their place and/or accept the Division Representative's evaluation of the tryout. The Division Representative will oversee all tryouts.

E-9. Players may not be recruited by coaches at the tryouts.


SECTION F �¢?? TEAM STRUCTURE

F-1. In all divisions the number of players per team will be determined by the number of coaches for that division.

F-2. The maximum number of players allowed per team after the draft will be ten.

F-3. Gremlin division teams may be structured before the draft with a maximum of ten recruits and returning players. If less than ten (10) players are rostered, the remaining players will be hat picked. No draft will be conducted for the Gremlin division.

F-4. Pee Wee, Bantam and Junior division teams may be structured before the draft with a maximum of ten (10) players. However, board approved sibling exceptions may cause the team to go over the maximum. If less than ten (9) players are rostered, the remaining players will be drafted and/ or hat picked.

F-5. Senior division teams may be structured before the draft with a maximum of nine players. If less than ten players are rostered, the remaining players will be drafted and/ or hat picked.

F-6. The required number of teams and the required coaches for these teams must be established by the close of the draft. Coaches must apply for coaching positions and be approved by the board prior to the first practice.

F-7. Teams are structured with one or more protected players prior to the draft. A protected player is classified as a head coach�¢??s option, an assistant coach�¢??s option, a recruit, a sibling exception or a returning player. These players are not drafted and they do not tryout.

F-8. A head coach's option (HCO) is defined as the coach's child or a child living in the household of the coach of which the coach is providing legal guardianship.

F-11. An assistant coach's option (ACO) is defined as the assistant coach's child or a child living in the household of the coach of which the coach is providing legal guardianship.

F-12. A recruit (R) is defined as a player who did not play in this league the previous season. Each team in the Pee Wee, Bantam and Junior divisions is allowed one recruit per season, which must be declared before the draft. If a player participates in any portion of the previous season, that player cannot be considered a recruit.
Coaching staffs must never attempt to recruit players for their own team from existing WCYBL, Inc. teams from the same division, for any reason.

F-13. A returning player (RP) is defined as a player who played on a team with the same coach in this league the previous season. The returning player may stay on the same team that may be moving up to a new division.

a. Returning players may also elect to return to the draft or become a hat pick, if not trying out, with the consent of the returning player�¢??s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and the approval of the player agent. The consent of the coach is not required.
b. All players from the previous year returning to their team will be placed on the roster.

F-14. Sibling exceptions (SBX) are siblings living in the same household with the same guardian(s) or parent(s) registering in the same division.

F-15. An option or recruit must be declared to the draft coordinator by the parent or legal guardian 48 hours prior to draft.

F-16. During the season, a player may not quit a team and be "picked up" by another team.

F-17. The league Board of Directors, prior to play, must approve additions or replacements to a team rooster. Otherwise, that team will forfeit that game(s).

F-18. No team may add a player(s) after the first league game of the current season.


SECTION G  THE DRAFT

G-1. All coaches must be present at draft time. A representative may be sent in his or her place with approval from the league Board of Directors. Each team will pick numbers from a hat to determine the draft order for each team. The first team to pick will be the team with the least amount of players and the lowest number picked from the hat. The drafting will continue in this order until all eligible players are drafted or until each team has a maximum of 10 players.

G-2. An effort will be made to assure that every player registered on or before the last registration date is placed on a team, even if the player was unable to participate in tryouts.

G-3. After tryouts, all head coaches or proxies will meet for the team draft to receive their team rosters. A list will be available of all the players, listed in order by their application number, indicating their name and age, and a tryout evaluation, if available. The list will identify players that did not tryout (protected players).

G-4. A player who re-enters the draft may not be drafted by the team the player chose to leave. If hat picked by the previous season�¢??s coach the player�¢??s name will be returned to the hat. A player may not exclude playing for a coach that the player has not played for in the past, regardless of division.

G-5. A player returning to the draft may not become an option or recruit and is not considered a protected player.

G-6. Coaches attending the draft and receiving an official full roster of returning players (RP) in that division will be declined the coach�¢??s draft pick and/or the coach�¢??s draft choice(s).

G-7. At the close of each division's draft all head coaches have the option to elect a single trade. Sibling exceptions (SBX) are stipulated as one draft choice. Both sets of head coaches must agree on the traded players. The Division Representative or designee must approve all trades. One trade per team is allowed. Trades do not apply to pre-draft rostered protected players.

G-8. A coach returning to the same division has first choice in keeping his or her team name from the previous year. A team without a returning coach must draft using the same name from the previous year. After the team�¢??s roster is completed, the name may be changed. Coaches will be given name choices based on draft order and availability of the name. Team colors and player numbers will be chosen by the Purchasing and Equipment Manager.

G-9. All players signed up on or prior to the last day of registration are guaranteed a team assignment.

G-10. Players returning to a team within the same division, or moving up on the same team, will have the right to return to that team if they so desire. Otherwise, they MUST enter the draft upon trying out or MUST become hat picks.

G-11. Players may not be recruited at tryouts.

G-12. Coaches MUST recruit players (see F-11 for the definition of a recruit) and protect those players prior to the draft. These recruits will be assigned to a team on a first come, first serve basis and only when space is available. (all divisions)

G-13. Coordinator(s) of the draft will count those players for all teams in all divisions and begin drafting for each division accordingly. At least one executive board member, the Division Representative, and the Player Agent must be present during the drafting process.


SECTION H �¢?? WAITING LIST

H-1. Players on the waiting list will be placed on teams as vacancies occur on formed teams. The registrar will use the draft order to fill team vacancies. The waiting list exists solely to replace dropped league players. First priority will be given to the teams in each division with the least number of players and/or the lowest draft order. The registrar will maintain the waiting list.

H-2. All players signing up after the draft will be placed on a waiting list and assigned to a team in the coaches�¢?? draft order on a first come, first serve basis, to maximize the number of players on each team.

H-3. Under extreme circumstances, a waiting list will be established based on a priority system, giving first priority to West Covina residents who are returning players, second priority to West Covina residents who are new to the league, third priority to non-West Covina residents who are returning players and fourth priority to non-West Covina residents who are new to the league. Application numbers, registration dates and the hat pick system will be used to decide ties.

H-4. New players must contact the league's registrar and officially register. A $20 refundable deposit must be paid in advance.

H-5. The waiting list must be dissolved before the first league game and the player�¢??s fees fully refunded.


SECTION I �¢?? COACHING

I-1. A completed and signed Ã?¢??application to coach and coaches code of conduct must be submitted prior to the first coaches meeting. All coaches must also be interviewed, attend coaches meetings and league orientation each season.

I-2. Head Coaches are only allowed to coach one team in one division. Assistant Coaches may assist no more than two teams in two different divisions. Head Coaches may also be an Assistant Coach in another division. Each team may have no more than two Assistant Coaches. An additional Mentor Coach (student coach) may be allowed. Mentor coaches must be 16 years of age or older, are not allowed to conduct practices with an adult league coach being present and are allowed to sit on the bench as an assistant coach.

I-3. All head coaches and assistant coaches must be fingerprinted at their own expense. Current law enforcement officers are exempt from fingerprinting. In addition, all head coaches must complete the league-approved coach's clinic(s). There will be no exceptions.

I-4. If a team is without a coach, the Board of Directors will appoint an interim coach until a permanent coach can be found and approved.

I-5. Coaches are responsible for their bench areas and are required to enforce the rules.

I-6. Completed Ã?¢??consent to participate and authorization to treat a minor form must be available at each team event. Any time this information is not with the coaching staff or Team Manager, that event will be immediately cancelled.

I-7. Head coaches, assistant coaches, and Team Managers have the responsibility to do the following:

a. Make sure parents, friends, and spectators respect the rules and regulations regarding cleaning, maintenance, and refreshments in the gymnasiums.
b. Attend league meetings, functions, and events, and assist in any way possible or when asked by a board member.
c. Do not allow unauthorized individuals to ill-in for any head coach, assistant coach, or Team Manager, unless they have been fingerprinted and board approved.
d. Do not meet with any player alone (male or female) without a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) present is prohibited. Allegations of inappropriate behavior will be handled immediately with the Board of Directors, and if necessary, further legal action will be taken.
e. Do not use unnecessary or rough tactics.
f. Keep emergency card and first aid kit available.

I-7. Every coach is responsible for designating a Team Manager before a team's initial practice can begin.


SECTION J �¢?? TEAM MANAGER

J-1. Team practices may not begin until Team Managers have been designated. The responsibilities of the Team Manager are as follows:

a. Participate in live scan fingerprinting.
b. Coordinate team fundraisers, collect team fundraising monies, and pick-up and distribute uniforms
c. Assist coaches with team sponsorship.
d. Assist coaches during practices and games if necessary.
e. Submitting team attendance rosters to the Division Representative.


SECTION K - UNIFORMS

K-1. Uniforms will be issued when a players required registration, snack bar fees and fundraising money has been paid. No uniforms will be worn prior to opening day.

K-2. Players must be in official uniform at all games. Official uniform consists of matching jersey, shorts and proper shoes. If the player appears on the court out of uniform, the player will not be allowed to play, except when a jersey and shorts have not been issued. The jersey must be tucked into shorts and the number must be clearly visible to officials. A color coordinated short sleeve undershirt can be worn, which must match the color of the jersey side being worn. Wearing an undershirt is at the discretion of the coach.

K-3. Players not in uniform may not participate in a game at the discretion of the coach and/or Division Representative.

K-4. Players on the game floor with any type of jewelry or hair ornaments will be asked to remove the item in a timely manner or not be permitted to play in games until requested item is removed.



SECTION L - EQUIPMENT

L-1. The team's coaching staff is responsible for having emergency cards and first aid kits available at all team functions--these items will be provided by the league. Ice packs will be made available at the snack bar.

L-2. The head coach must turn in all league-issued equipment to the Purchasing Manager by the end of closing day ceremonies.


SECTION M �¢?? SAFETY AND FACILITIES

M-1. Each team is required to donate clean-up time on the courts and in and outside of the gym whenever they are on any school property. At the conclusion of all practices and games, each player is mandated to pick up trash and litter. Use of WCUSD property is a privilege not a right. As part of WCYBL, Inc. commitment to civic pride, in recognition of the benefits whenever we use school property, and as a measure of gratitude to the school for allowing us the use of bathroom facilities, we agree to enforce this provision.

M-2. The home team of the last game of the day will be responsible for cleaning the bleachers and assisting Safety and Facilities in any other duties.

M-3. The visiting team of the last game of the day will be responsible for picking up loose trash on the floor and around the perimeter of the gym, and assisting Safety and Facilities in any other duties. The Assistant Coach will tack (clean) the gym floor.

M-4. Any team found guilty of not meeting this requirement faces disciplinary actions by the board which may include suspension of practice courts or further steps to and including probation of the coach.


SECTION N - THE GAME
General Game Rules
N-1. Teams must have five (5) players at the start of a game. After the start of the game, a team may play with less than five (5) but a minimum of three (3), provided safety to the remaining players is not compromised.

N-2. "Skunk rule". If a team is ahead by thirty (30) points or more at the end of the third quarter the game will be called completed. The game will continue with the score clock turned off. Personal fouls and scores will record, with no stoppage of time in the forth quarter.

N-3. Press rule. No team ahead by 15 or more points will use a full court press or attempt to double team the ball until the offense has brought the ball across the half court line. In this case no defensive player shall guard or attempt to steal the ball until the offense brings the ball past the half court line.

N-4. Only two (2) coaches will be allowed on the bench at a time. Any parent or non-player in violation of this rule will subject that team to a two (2) shot bench technical foul. Only (1) one coach will be allowed to stand during game time.

a. Bench technical fouls are two (2) shot technical fouls. A second violation of this rule will result in an automatic ejection from the game, and the coach is required to leave the gym.
b. The assistant coach will take over the team and complete the game. If an assistant coach is not available the ejected coach and/or board member, will appoint the Team Manager, a coach from a different division within our league, or another board member, to take his or her place. The ejected coach will in no way hinder or delay further play before exiting the gym. The coach is required to go before the Board of Directors prior to his or her next game for possible disciplinary action.

N-5. All games will start as scheduled. There is no grace period. In the event the previous game runs over the next game will start 5 minutes after the final buzzer.

N-6. Overtime periods in the Pee Wee, Bantam, Junior and Senior divisions will be three minutes for the first overtime period, two minutes for the second overtime period and 1 minute for each subsequent overtime period.

N-7. The score keeper and timekeeper are provided by the league.

N-8. If a team falls short of players by game time, and both coaches agree, the team short a player may pick up a West Covina Youth Basketball player from the same division for that game only.

N-9. Benched players MUST sit on the bench with their team but must be in uniform. Reason for being benched must be recorded in the official score book prior to the start of the game (sick, injured, disciplinary action).

N-10. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may approach the court at the discretion of the referee in case of injury to a player.

N-11. Only the referee, head coach, acting head coach or executive board member may speak to the official scorekeeper or timekeeper during the game. The referee may impose a two (2) shot team technical foul on any violating team.

N-12. Disputes will be settled with the referee within a three-minute time limit. Only the head coach or acting head coach of a team may be involved in the discussion.

N-13. Coaches may not leave the designated bench area at any time during the game. Exceptions: the coach may go onto the court to assist an injured player, or if summoned by the official. If a coach leaves the bench area or steps out onto the court, an automatic two (2) shot bench technical foul will be assessed. Note: not applicable to the Gremlin division.

a. If a coach knowingly uses a player whose registration and fundraising fees have not been paid and is participating in a game without the board of director�¢??s consent that coach will be suspended for that game.
b. The player does not participate until all required fees have been paid.


Gremlin Division
N-14. Gremlin players will play on the  court in the gymnasium with a special rim height of 8 feet.

N-15. Gremlin games will be officiated by Gremlin coaches and games will be supervised by the Gremlin Division Representative or any other available board member.

N-16. The Gremlin division will use a Junior or youth size ball, 27.5" inches.


Gremlin Division
N-17. Gremlin division games will consist of four (4) eight (8) minute running quarters. The official can stop the clock for official time outs, injury time outs, quarters, and halftime; otherwise the game clock will remain running.

N-18. All players must play a minimum of four minutes per quarter. At approximately the halfway point, (or the 4 minute mark), of each quarter, and at the end of each quarter the referee will stop play, and the clock, and both teams will put into play their entire bench.

N-19. Double-teaming and Defensive Zones: Coaches cannot allow any two defenders to double team one (1) offensive player or play in any type of zone defense. First violation is a warning; second violation is a one shot technical foul and possession of the ball. Note: defensive players must play defense within three feet of their opponent.

N-20. Ã?¢??No press/no back court guarding. Teams cannot apply pressure in the back court to any offensive player. Offensive players can only be defended after crossing the half court line. First violation is a warning; second violation is a one shot technical foul and possession of the ball..

N-21. Three seconds in the key, five seconds to inbound, and ten seconds to cross half court do not apply.

N-22. No official score will be kept in the Gremlin division.

N-23. The official game balls for the Gremlin division may be changed during the season if the Division Representatives and the Equipment Manager deem it necessary.


Pee Wee Division
N-24. The Pee Wee players will play with a standard rim height of 10 feet.

N-25. The Pee Wee division will use the official intermediate size or womens ball, 28.5" inches.

N-26. Pee wee division games will consist of four (4) eight (8) minute running quarters. The official can stop the clock for time outs, official time outs, injury time outs, quarters, and halftime; otherwise the game clock will remain running. . During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth quarter, and or the last two (2) minutes of any overtime period, the game will stop for all violations whistled by the officials if the score is within 10 points.

N-27. All players must play a minimum of four minutes per quarter for the first (3) quarters. At approximately the halfway point, (or the 4 minute mark), of each quarter for the first (3) quarters the official will stop the clock for each team to make any substations. All players must play a minimum of two minutes in the fourth quarter. The official will not stop the clock at the halfway point in the fourth quarter. It is the responsibility of the coaches to make any substitutions by sending players in front of the score table. At that time the official will direct the players when to enter the game.

N-28. Double-teaming and Defensive Zones: Coaches cannot allow any two defenders to double team one (1) offensive player or play in any type of zone defense. First violation is a warning; second violation is a one shot technical foul and possession of the ball. Note: defensive players must play defense within three feet of their opponent.

N-29. �¢??No press/no back court guarding. Teams cannot apply pressure in the back court to any offensive player. Offensive players can only be defended after crossing the half court line. First violation is a warning; second violation is a one shot technical foul and possession of the ball..

N-30. Three seconds in the key don't apply.
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N-31 Five seconds to inbound, and ten seconds to cross half court apply. If a time out is called by the offense team prior to the ball crossing the half court line, the inbounds following the time out must advance the half court line. If the ball is not advanced it will result in a change of possession.

N-32. An official score will be kept in the Pee Wee division.

Bantam Division
N-33. Ball size: the Bantam division will use the official intermediate size or women's ball, 28.5 inches.

N-34. Games will consist of four (4) eight (8) minute running quarters: with the exception of team or official time outs, the game clock will remain running for the first three (3) quarters and the first six (6) minutes of the fourth quarter. During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth quarter, and or the last two (2) minutes of any overtime period, the game will stop for all violations whistled by the officials if the score is with in 12 points.

Junior and Senior Division
N-35. Ball size: the Junior and Senior division will use the official men's size ball 29 �?�½ - 30 inches.

N-36. Games will consist of four (4) ten (10) minute running quarters: with the exception of team or official time outs, the game clock will remain running for the first three (3) quarters and the first eight (8) minutes of the fourth quarter. During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth quarter, and/or the last two (2) minutes of any overtime period, the game will stop for all violations whistled by the officials it the score is with in 12 points. (Junior and Senior divisions)

Pee Wee, Bantam, Junior, and Senior Division
N-37. Each team will receive (3) three full timeouts (one minute each) and (2) two 30 second timeouts per game. Coaches may call timeouts from the bench directly to the referee.

N-38. All players must play any minimum of (4) four minutes per quarter for the first 3 quarters.

N-39. Each player must play any minimum of two (2) minutes of the fourth quarter.

N-40. The clock will not be stopped by the timekeeper or an official in order for a coach to his or her bench for the purpose of mandatory playing time.


SECTION P - ALL STARS

P-1. Only players registered before the first league game of the season will be eligible for the all-star or playoff competitions.

P-2. A post-season committee will determine non-WCYBL, Inc. tournament play rules based on specific tournament ages and division eligibility.

P-3. Non-WCYBL, Inc. tournament play may be gender integrated or segregated according to non-WCYBL, Inc. tournament rules.

P-4. There will be all-star selections in the Gremlin division.

P-5. There will be two all-star teams selected in each division to represent WCYBL, Inc. league in post season intra-league play. Under no circumstances may a player who was not on our WCYBL, Inc. league roster play on any of our all-star teams.

P-6. Selected all stars that cannot participate in the post-season tournament play due to injuries, conflicts with family vacation plans, etc. may be replaced by alternates. Alternate players may be appointed to the all-star list by the Board of Directors with a recommendation from the appropriate Division Representative and use of the ballots cast by the division coaches.

P-7. Each head coach will choose players from their own teams to form the two (2) all-star teams. Voting ballots are available to assist the coaches. Each team (blue team and gold team) will be made up of a maximum of (10) players each for all divisions. These games must adhere to regular season league WCYBL, Inc. Standing Rules.

P-8. Each head coaches' selections for the all-star teams are to be written on the all-star ballot and must be turned in prior to the designated time. The ballot will give full details on how to vote and the number of selections for each coach per division based on the regular season record (not the playoff record). All-star ballots will be counted by the player agent or by board approved committee members.

P-9. All-star player selection should be based on players' conduct, good sportsmanship and punctual attendance at practice and games. All stars are to be selected also on the basis of recognition of ability and performance during the regular season. It is our intent to select all-star teams that are the most representative of our league for intra-league and tournament play. The teams should consist of the best talent available, have the best chance of winning and advancing in all-star caliber competition. The system of selecting the team is designed to be fair, representative and as objective as possible.


P-10. The head coaches from each division's 1st and 4th place teams will coach the blue all-star teams in each division. And the 2nd and 3rd place teams' head coaches will coach the gold all-star teams in each division. The 1st and 2nd place head coaches from each division will assume the role of head coach of each all-star team. The 3rd and 4th place head coaches from each division will assume the role of assistant coach of each all-star team.

P-11. If coaches decline the all-star coaching responsibilities, the two head and assistant coaches positions for each of the two teams in each division will be chosen by the Board of Directors, player agent, and/or the Division Representative based on experience, conduct and good sportsmanship during the regular season. (Pee Wee,Bantam, Junior, and Senior divisions only)


SECTION R �¢?? TEAM SPONSORSHIP

R-1. Any team, after collecting a whole sponsorship fee, will receive 50% of the fees they collect in sponsorship fee beyond the cost of a banner, sponsor plaque and league fee.

R-2. Each team should have a team banner. The cost of the banner is covered by the sponsorship fee. Sponsor's names should be prominently displayed on the team banners.



SECTION S - FINANCIAL POLICY

S-1. Expenditures in excess of $50.00 will require prior approval of the Board of Directors and a Check Request Form must be completed. Emergency expenditures of less than $10.00 do not require a receipt.

S-2. Unplanned or emergency expenditures may not exceed $50.00 and require approval of two of the following on a Ã?¢??Reimbursement Form and must be completed within 48 hours: President, Vice President, Purchasing Manager, Administrative Assistant or Treasurer. The Treasurer must be notified by an approving member prior to making the check disbursement.

S-3. The President shall be authorized to approve individual expenditures of $100.00 or less with a maximum aggregate amount of $250.00.

S-4. All expenditures will be approved by the Purchasing Manager prior to the transaction and subsequently documented by the Treasurer with receipts.

S-5. The monetary limit shall not apply to emergency expenditures required to ensure the safety of the players. Emergency safety expenditures must be authorized by at least one executive board member and accounted for at the next board meeting.

S-6. All checks require two signatures by bank approved board members prior to negotiation of amount.

S-7. Board members making check request and requesting reimbursement may not approve their own Ã?¢??Check Request Form or Reimbursement Form

S-8. Check request forms may be approved by the President, Vice-President, Administrative Assistant, Purchasing / Equipment Manager, or Treasurer.

S-9. In the event any coach, Team Manager, or board member must transport an injured player to any local medical facility, that individual will be reimbursed for any co-payment cost associated with that visit, pending proper documentation.



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