Senior Domestic Competitions Information
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Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club
Senior Domestic Competition
Rules & Regulations
THE RULES WILL BE THOSE LAID DOWN BY BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA.
- All players are affiliated with the Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club Incorporated and must register with their team on the online team entry.
1(a) TRANSFER OF PLAYERS BETWEEN TEAMS: Players may only play one match on the same night. Players from the same grade can fill in if their team have a bye that night but they cannot play two games on the same night.
Players playing A Grade cannot fill in for teams in a lower grade.
- If players fill in as well play for their own team on the same night of their competition the game will be a forfeit Players cannot transfer within a grade without the approval of the Committee.
- QUALIICATION FOR FINALS: Players must play a minimum of 7 games in that particular grade and team to play in finals.
- PLEASE NOTE: _Playing under a false name on the laptop is a reportable offense. It is the TEAMS responsibility to register and select the correct players playing in the team that night. This is how we calculate finals eligibility.
Similarly, please only select players who will be playing that game. Referees will be more vigilant at halftime of removing players from the laptop who aren’t participating in the game.
- UNIFORMS. See separate sheet on uniforms for full details. All Teams are given four weeks to obtain their uniform before penalty or loss of points Team singlet’s, shorts & numbers must be uniform in colour, trim excluded. A gross mismatch of uniform, badly faded uniforms, taped, textured or torn numbers will be penalized 4 points a player. (max 4 points a player ) Maximum penalty per team is 8 points Shorts with pockets or side tabs will not be allowed and cannot be worn inside out. Skins/undergarments can be worn under shorts but must be either a flesh colour or the same colour as the uniform shorts. Bicycle shorts can only be worn under shorts if the same colour as shorts or flesh tone.
Clothing worn under uniforms i.e. bike shorts under shorts must be the same colour as the shorts or flesh colour and T. shirts under tops must be the same colour as the playing top. Skin tops can be worn under the singlet uniform as long as they do not protrude from shoulders of the playing top, unless they are the same colour as the playing singlet top.
If a player is out of uniform the referee will inform the player that they can leave the court without penalty, but if the player chooses to remain on the court, then a penalty of 4 points will be applied.
6. COLOUR CLASH: Where teams have a clash of colours, the Club will, wherever possible provide a set of singlet’s which one team will be obliged to wear. If teams cannot agree on the team to change, the referee will toss a coin. When the teams next meet, the other team will wear the spare tops. FINALS To determine which team will wear the spare tops in finals, the referee will toss a coin (Semi, Preliminary & Grand Final.)
SCORER: Each team is expected and has the responsibility of providing a competent scorer. If both teams have only five players and cannot provide a scorer, one player from each team will sit on the bench to score, players can be substituted. If one team has five players and the other team has four players, the team with five players will provide a player to score leaving both teams with four players on the court. The team to provide a player to score in this instance will be awarded one point per minute to a maximum of 8 points if no other player or scorer arrives in the 8 minutes.
Any player not present must have their name de-selected at the half time break on the electronic scoring system. It is the responsibility of the referees to remove any player whose name appears on the electronic scoring system but does not take part in the game. No player’s names are to be added to the electronic scoring after the commencement of the second half unless the player is present at the start and their name has been accidentally omitted from the electronic scoring system.
- BLOOD RULE: Bleeding players must leave the court until bleeding has stopped. The uniform can be turned inside out without penalty. Blood on the ball must be cleaned or the ball changed. The injured player or team must clean the blood from the court. The time clock will be stopped while this is carried out.
- FIRST AID: Teams are responsible for their own FIRST AID equipment (it is advised that all teams carry their own first aid kit with them). Each venue has a limited first aid kit, which may be of some benefit if required. Each team’s Registration Fee has an insurance component which provides a limited cover through Basketball Victoria’s Insurance Scheme. Players are advised to carry their own health insurance.
- WALKOVERS: Teams will be penalized 1 point for each minute late on court. Teams 10 minutes late will forfeit the match. There will be no charge for the team receiving the walkover, unless a scratch match is played as both teams would pay the game fee. WALKOVER FEE IS $110 .Points for a walkover are; 3 points for a win to the receiving team and nil points to the team giving the walkover. Score will be 10.nil.
Points for games are; Win- 3 points. Loss-1 point. Draw- 2 points. Bye- 3 points.
ANY CANCELLED GAME BY A TEAM IS A WALKOVER AND WILL INCUR A WALKOVER FINE. IF A TEAM GIVES NOTICE TO THE ASSOCIATION OF A CANCELLED GAME, A WALKOVER FEE STILL APPLIES.
9 GAME PAYMENT: Each team must pay the team game fee prior to the start of the game.
- AGE LIMIT: Players must be 15 years of age or over. Birth certificate must be produced on request. Loss of match points if player is under age.
- GRADING OF PLAYERS/TEAMS: No 1st division player may play lower than B. Grade. The Committee may direct any player or team to take part in another grade if it is felt they are in the wrong grade of the Competition.
(All Competitions) Two 19 minute halves.
(Time Outs) One time out per team per half. No time out allowed in the last one minute of the first half. No time out allowed in the last three minutes of the second half.
Clock will stop on all whistles in the last 2 minutes of the game (2nd half) but only if the difference in the score is 10 points or less, if the difference in the score goes above 10 points in this period the clock will not stop.
(Substitutions) 20 seconds allowed for subs, regardless of the number of players substituted.
Friday Ladies Social Competition
Rules & Regulations Updated 2019
THE RULES WILL BE AS LAID DOWN BY BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA.
- Teams must have a minimum of four eligible players before the game can start.
- Teams will be penalized 1 point for each minute late on court. Teams 10 minutes late will forfeit the match. There will be no charge for the team receiving the walkover, unless a scratch match is played.
- Teams must be correctly uniformed: singlet’s, shorts and numbers must be uniform in colour. Players incorrectly uniformed will be penalized 4 points (max 4 points per player & 8 points a team.
- One time out per team per half. Clock will stop in the last 2 minutes of the match for all whistles, where the margin is 10 points or less.
- A tied score will be recognized. Points will be allotted as follows:
Win- 3 points. Draw- 2 points. Loss – 1 point. Bye- 3 points.
Walkover- No points to the offending team and a fine will be paid prior to playing their next game. Score awarded will be 10 to nil.
- Eligibility for finals: Players must have played 7 games. (Pregnancy 3 games.)
- Transfer of Players between Grades: Players may play one match only within one round of the Friday Competition. Players cannot play in more than one team. Players cannot transfer within a grade without the approval of the Committee.
- Protests: Protests must be lodged with the Competition Secretary within 48 hours of the game.
- Players more than 3 months pregnant are advised to not play for their own safety.
- All players are affiliated with the Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club Inc. and must be registered.
- Minimum age is 18 years. No players under the age on 18 years are permitted to play unless under special circumstances of which the Competition secretary has been advised.
Two 19 minute halves
One time out per team each half.
No time out allowed in last one minute of the first half
No time out allowed in the last 2 minutes of the second half
Clock will stop on all whistles in the last 2 minutes of the game (2ndhalf) but only if the difference in the score is 10 points or less
Substitutions: 20 seconds allowed for subs, regardless of the number of players substituted
SIN BIN Policy
Unsportsmanlike fouls: if a player receives 2 Unsportsmanlike fouls the player is disqualified and must leave the Venue
All Technical Fouls: irrespective of reason will result in the Sin Bin policy being applied by the Referee
If a player receives one tech foul, the sin bin policy applies, to sit off the court for 5 minutes.
If the player has 2 technical fouls they are disqualified and must leave the Venue
Technical foul and Unsportsmanlike foul: If a player receives one technical and one Unsportsmanlike foul during the game, the player is disqualified and must leave the Venue.
Period: The Sin Bin is a 5 minute period of playing/court time. Time outs do not qualify to reduce this period.
- The player may sit on the team bench during this time.
- A sin binned player may be replaced by a substitute if one exists.
- A second similar offence by the same player will result in the player being disqualified from the game.
- If a player is sin binned in the last minute of the 1st half the time carries over into the 2nd half.
- If a player is sin binned with 4:59 minutes left in the last half they are out for the remainder of the game.
- If the player refuses to leave the game then normal rules will be applied and the player will be disqualified and possibly reported.
- If a team only has 5 players then they will only have 4 for the time the player is off.
SENIOR DOMESTIC PLAYER UNIFORM POLICY
At Bulleen we encourage all teams to wear player uniforms that create an atmosphere to best support basketball as a competitive, professional and safe environment. Please find below our updated player uniform policy designed to improve the environment we play in each week.
TIME TO COMPLY: All Teams are given until Round 5 of the competition for uniform penalties to apply. The only uniform penalty that applies to Round 1 – 4 is
NO POCKETS IN SHORTS.
PENALTY FOR INCORRECT UNIFORM IS FOUR (4) POINTS PER PLAYER AND THE MAXIMUM PENALTY PER TEAM IS EIGHT (8) POINTS
The referee will inform the player that they can leave the court without penalty at the time of realisation. If the player chooses to remain on the court, then a penalty of 4 points per player will be applied immediately.
REFEREE DECISIONS ON UNIFORM PENALTIES
All decisions on uniform penalty are at the decision of the referee and any penalty points should be applied at the time of uniform penalty identification.
Uniform penalties may be applied at any time during the match except after the start of the second half with the exception for a player who takes the court for the first time in the second half.
Teams are encouraged to speak with the supervisor if they disagree with a decision on uniform penalty, however, the supervisor may not overturn the referee’s decision.
REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF UNIFORM
Players and teams are encouraged to contact the Competition Secretary if unsure if approval is required for any uniform requirements below.
Each team member shall wear a singlet numbered on the front and back with plain numbers, of a solid colour contrasting with the colour of the shirt.
All singlets from the one team must be the SAME dominant base colour.
Black, navy blue and royal blue are considered different colours for the purpose of colour clashes and consistent team uniforms.
T-shirts may only be worn under the singlet if the same colour as the singlet. Slight variation in fading in dye lot permitted but excessive mismatch penalization, this is at the discretion and decision of the referee.
Upper body compression sleeves and tops may be worn if black, white, skin colour or matching the dominant colour of team’s singlet.
Shorts must be uniform in colour front & back (with no drastic fading).
As long as all team members are wearing the same colour shorts, a trim or panel is permitted.
Shorts must be above the knee
Lower body compression shorts and leggings may be worn under shorts if black, white, skin colour or matching the dominant colour of team’s shorts.
Shorts with pockets or side tabs are not permitted at all (even if inside out).
Numbers permitted are 00, 0 – 99.
NUMBERS on SINGLETS must be the same BASE COLOUR
If a singlet is reversed, it is considered 00. If a team already has 00 as a singlet, the reversed singlet will be 0. Uniform penalties still apply to any singlet turned inside out.
Players without a number on the front and back of each singlet will incur a 4-point penalty per player.
Taped, faded torn, hanging or textured numbers will incur a penalty.
DANGEROUS ITEMS & EQUIPMENT
Sharp potentially dangerous item or attire may not be worn on the court as protection for both the wearer and other players. Playing with metal splints in supports etc. is not permitted.
FINGERNAILS & GLOVES
Fingernails may be visible, but not protrude past the end of fingers when held vertically at eye level.
Referees can request a nail check on any or all players, and if deemed too long, the player cannot take the court or continue with the game, until the nails have been cut or taped.
Soft tape or Elastoplast may be used to tape long nails however Band Aids are not permitted.Gloves may be worn providing they are soft, no exposed seams and no grip.
All jewellery (from all parts of the body) should be removed, only flat wedding bands excepted.
If a player claims that a particular item cannot be removed then the referee should instruct the player that it must cover the object with a suitably protective device such as tape.
The player may not participate until such time that the referee is satisfied that the object is appropriately covered.
No bangles, bracelets or other jewellery is to be worn.
Long hair must be tied back or up if deemed to be hiding a singlet number or has potential to flick other players whilst playing.
No hair ornaments or braided hair with plastic are permitted with the exception of soft hair band, bobby pins or snap clips.
Bleeding players must leave the court until bleeding has stopped or if recovered during a charged time out may continue to play.
An alternative singlet top that does not match the team’s singlet dominant colour may be worn as a temporary replacement.
Blood on any uniform, will not be permitted to take the court until cleaned with appropriate detergent.
Any cleaning of blood must use appropriate detergent from the blood kit available at the stadium.
Any blood on the court that requires cleaning is the responsibility of the supervisor to use appropriate cleaning methods before the match is to resume.
The Club also has a Complaints Policy (see the Club Policies page under the Club Information menu) and a Complaints Officer who will investigate all complaints against any person within a BTBC stadium. Should you have a complaint of any nature, forms are available from the Venue Supervisor at all Venues.