WELCOME TO THE 2018/19 BASKETBALL SEASON
U16 & U18 Roster Lock
This coming weekend marks the 3rd weekend of play for the U16 and U18 age groups. Following this weekend we will be completing the alignment and posting the schedule up until the break. December 5th will be the last day clubs are able to make changes to their associations rosters.
COACHES, please double check to see that both your players roster, teams coaching roster and jersey numbers are complete on the website.
LATE GAMES POLICY
Over the last few weeks we have run into issues with games running late at various gyms for a variety of reasons. This message is being sent out to all club contacts, officials and scorekeepers to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to completing games on time. Please pass along the message below to your respective associations.
The MBA rules of play state the following:
5.1.3 [U10] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
5.2.3 [U12] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
5.3.3 [U14] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
5.4.2 [U16 & U18] Games shall not exceed a maximum duration of 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The purpose of these rules is to ensure all games begin on time and the last game at any gym does not get cut short because of earlier games running late. In 2016 the MBA adopted the following policy:
• At the expiry of the allotted time for the game, if the game clock has more than 2 minutes remaining, the clock shall be reset to 2 minutes and the game may proceed from that point.
• At the expiry of the allotted time for the game, if the game clock has 2 minutes or less remaining the game may proceed as per normal play.
• If a game is found to be running late, half-time and period breaks may be shortened or eliminated at the discretion of the game officials (scorekeepers and referees).
Note: Games should never be played with running time to make up time. This is what the above was brought in to deal with.
Any game that starts late because of the previous game running late will not be cut off as noted above because the earlier games did not follow the policy.