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Team/Player 

MULTIPLE TEAM PLAY 

 

PLAYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY ON MULTIPLE TEAMS IN AN AGE DIVISION EITHER STANDARD OR ELITE. A PLAYER CAN ONLY PLAY ON ANOTHER TEAM IF IT IS IN ANOTHER AGE DIVISION.  A PLAYER MAY ONLY PLAY UP A DIVISION AND CANNOT PLAY DOWN A GRADE LEVEL.

FORMING OF TEAMS

 

PARTICIPATION RESTRICTIONS all registration documents shall be on file with the Director before any player is permitted to Participate in any practices, games or other League activities

PLAYER REGISTRATION

 

The following documents are required for each player:

A. Legal birth (or church) record

B. Signed parental or guardian permission to participate,

C. Either proof of Health Insurance or a waiver of Health Insurance signed by parent or guardian.

All off the above documents shall be retained by the HEAD COACH, and signed off by the Managing Director until the end of the League season.

TEAM ROSTERS

1.  Team rosters will be limited to 10 players per team.

2.  Teams will list in numerical order, roster at scorer’s table prior to each game.

3.  A team that forfeits more than two games is  automatically disqualified from the  “Seasons End Championship Tournament”.

4.  Coaches must provide a complete roster one week before the first game. 

GAME RULES AND LOGISTICS

 

2016-2017 National High School Federation Rules will apply to all age divisions.

 Length of games will be played under the following guidelines:

1-  Two (2) 18 minute halves with a running clock. The clock will stop on a time out, technical foul, injury, or emergency.

2- Final 30 seconds of the first half, and last minute of the game, the clock will be stopped on dead balls.

3- Length of overtime period will be 3 minutes

4- Length of half-time is 3-minutes.

5-Minimum pre-game warm-up is 3-minutes.

BALL SPECIFICATIONS

1. All divisions will play with a WBL-approved basketball.

2. Boys & Girls 2nd through 5th grade  28.5” (official women’s size ball)

3. Boys 6th through 12th grade, Regulation size ball.

4. HOME TEAM is responsible to provide GAME BALL

OFFICIALS

 

All officials shall be certified as either “WBL” or “UHSAA and above”. All officials shall have a working knowledge of the current NBHS and WBL rules.

 

The Arbiter shall assign all Officials.  A minimum of one official shall be assigned to all league and post-season games.

 

Directors should attempt to complete scheduled games even if officials do not show up.  In this case if both head coaches and the Director agree, non-certified people may be recruited to Officiate the game.

 

Officials who are high school “UHSAA” certified and WBL certified officials shall be paid for each game they officiate at a rate negotiated prior to start of League play.

 

RULES OF THE GAME

All games shall be played in accordance with the current National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules with the following League additions, deletions, and changes:

 

 

All coaching personnel shall be unquestionable character and have a profound interest in and knowledge of youth and the game of basketball. A person who is currently under disciplinary action by any    youth organization during the last season in which he/she coached, or who fails to disclose previous disciplinary action at the time of registration shall disqualify that person from participation in the WBL in any capacity until approval is granted by the Executive Board.

 

COACHES DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Coaches are, first and foremost, teachers and shall model appropriate behavior at all times.

 

The Head Coach is in complete charge of the team playing a league game.

 

Coaches carry out League Policy regarding team play and conduct. Therefore, the coaching staff shall not be interfered with, except in cases of By-Laws or Rules violations or other conduct deemed by League    authority to be contrary to the welfare of youth participants. The Head coach has final responsibility for his/her actions, those of the team, and, during a game, the parents and spectators.

 

A Coach shall use discretion in permitting a injured player to re-enter a game. If in doubt, do not allow the child to play.

 

COACH CONDUCT

The following shall be adhered to at all times while participating in League activity:

 

Coaches shall not use tobacco of any kind.

 

Coaches shall not use profane or abusive language or gesture.

 

Coaches shall not criticize or demean players at any time. Positive, constructive instruction should be done in private or, preferably, in the presence of the team so that all may benefit.

 

Coaches shall accept decisions of game officials in an attitude of good sportsmanship.

 

Coaches shall not demean officials, the opposing team, its coaches or fans either verbally or by gesture.

EJECTIONS

 

All ejections shall be administered in accordance with the Utah High School Athletic Association guidelines.

 

The player ejected shall be noted on the SCORER Form and that name shall be red lined for the suspended game.

 

The Coach over that team shall notify the Managing Director within 2 days for appropriate follow up.

 

A Coach or player ejected from a game may be ineligible to participate in the next game.  Player suspension is decided on a case by case basis.

 

A second ejection during the same season shall result in the coach or player being removed from the team for the remainder of that season.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

 

The Managing Director and League Officers have the authority and responsibility to resolve disputes. Opposing parties are expected to view    the issues from a neutral perspective. All adult  administrators are responsible for the welfare of ALL of the participants and the integrity of the League.

 

Only protests concerning the violation of these League By-laws, Rules, Policies and Procedures shall be heard by the League.

 

Any protest concerning the violation of these By-laws, Rules, Policies and Procedures shall be sponsored by the Managing Director or a League Officer. Parties shall first take complaint to the appropriate head coach. If the complaint remains unresolved, the Coach shall forward the complaint to the Managing Director.

 

The Managing Director shall fully investigate the matter and make a ruling or forward his/her findings and recommendations to the President.

 

APPEALS

 

An appeal regarding decisions of a Player, Coach or Official shall be filed on a WBL APPEAL FORM online at www.wasatchleague.com within 48 hours of the incident in question. If unresolved, it shall be forwarded to the President for resolution. Appeals of decisions by the President shall be submitted directly to the Executive Board. The Board’s decision shall be

final.

 

PROTESTS

Shall be received only with regard to violations of these By-laws.  Protests involving the judgment of a game official will not be considered. 

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

 

The standards of conduct in this section and the related penalties are designed to maintain a fair and equitable game environment. These standards apply to everyone involved in the WBL:  players, coaches, parents, spectators, and fans.

 

Any infraction of the By-Laws, Rules, Policies and Procedures    contained in this document may be cause for forfeiture of game or games, probation and/or suspension of players, coaches and teams.

 

Any team, coach, player, or other member of the League participating in any capacity if they are found to have committed any type of unsportsmanlike act may be placed on probation, suspended, or expelled for a period of time as determined by the Executive Board

 

WBL-affiliated person(s) shall not do the following:

 

Strike or make inappropriate contact with another individual.

 

Allow or encourage an ineligible, uncertified or otherwise unqualified individual to participate in league activities.

 

Encourage any player to intentionally inflict physical harm on another player.

 

Use profane or abusive language, or  gestures that are derogatory to other teams or individuals.

 

COACH’S OFFENSES

 

The following describes the offenses and the penalties for the offenses:

 

Endangerment of Juveniles – suspension for 1 year up to permanent suspension

 

Teaching prohibited or illegal techniques – suspension for 1 year up to permanent suspension.

 

Fighting – suspension for 1 year up to permanent suspension.

Cheating – suspension for 1 year; second offense up to permanent suspension.

 

Threats – suspension for 1 year; second offense up to permanent suspension.

 

Lack of cooperation/obstruction – suspension until compliance  is achieved, with probation for the remainder of the season.

 

Penalty – a minimum suspension of one year; the convicted coach shall remain on probation the following year, and shall not be a head coach while on probationary status.