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San Antonio SSC Basketball Rules

SAN ANTONIO SSC LEAGUE POLICIES

TEAM ROSTERS:

There is no maximum number of players allowed on a team’s roster provided all players have signed the Team Roster and Waiver Form.  It is the responsibility of all team captains to ensure players are in compliance with this policy.  Teams have up until the third week of the season to make changes to their roster.  After the third week, rosters will be frozen.  Roster changes that require additional T-Shirts will be subject to availability.  All roster changes must be communicated to and approved by the league office.

WAIVERS:

To be eligible to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver form. Waivers can be downloaded by clicking here. Captains are required to turn in completed waiver forms to a San Antonio SSC Coordinator prior to their first game.  Players not present for their team’s first game must still submit a signed waiver form prior to participating.

Players that register individually agree to the waiver policy electronically, so there is no need to submit a separate waiver form.

PLAYER RESTRICTIONS:

All SSC participants must be 21 years of age or older prior to their first scheduled game.

Players that have participated in Division 1 Collegiate or Professional sports must be a minimum of two years removed from participation to be eligible to play in a similar San Antonio SSC sport.

Players may only be on one roster for any given sport on a given night, regardless of if multiple divisions are offered.  Violation of this rule may result in game forfeiture by both teams.

The San Antonio SSC reserves the right to request a photo ID from any player at any time for any reason.

Roster checks will be performed by a San Antonio SSC Gameday Coordinator at the request of the challenging team.  Only individual players may be challenged.  Entire teams may not be challenged.  The challenging team must provide legitimate reasons for submitting a roster check request.  Challenging teams must report their intention to initiate a roster check to an SSC Official as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of playing time.   Teams lose the ability to challenge a player’s eligibility after 15 minutes, except in the case of a late-arriving player.

DYNASTY RULE:

Everyone loves a little competition, but one team dominating a league season after season can spoil the fun for everybody.

If a team retaining more than three players has won three championships in consecutive seasons for which they have been registered, the San Antonio SSC will have the option to, in its discretion, request that team to form two or more separate teams to promote parity in the league or withdraw their registration. That team will then have the opportunity to form two separate teams with each subsequent roster approved by the SSC.

SPORTSMANSHIP:

We are all adults, and the SSC expects all participants to act like it. Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that player being ejected from the game. An ejection may result in further suspension from participation in current and/or future San Antonio SSC sports and events. Ejected players are required to leave the playing area immediately.  Refusal to leave the playing area may result in a team forfeit and/or further suspension.

OVERLY COMPETITIVE PLAYERS:

All San Antonio SSC sports are intended to be recreational. Any player who is deemed to be excessively competitive and/or overly aggressive may be removed from competition at the discretion of a San Antonio SSC staff member.

UNIFORMS:
San Antonio SSC T-Shirts are your team’s uniforms.  All players must wear the appropriate color uniform with the current San Antonio SSC front logo to participate.  Past season’s uniforms are not permitted, even if they are the correct color.  Any player not wearing the appropriate uniform will be sidelined for that game.

The San Antonio SSC T-Shirt must be worn on the outside of any jacket or sweatshirt worn during play.

UNIFORM ALTERATIONS:

Players are permitted to modify their uniforms in any way provided they do not cover up or obscure any of the logos printed on the shirts.

FORFEITS:

If a team is short the minimum number of players to play a regulation game, the game will be ruled a forfeit.

FORFEIT FINES:

If the forfeiting team is short the minimum number of players to play an exhibition game, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed. This fine is transferred in full in the form of a gift card or voucher to the offended team who showed up with no game to play. Provided the fine is paid on time, the offended team can collect the forfeit fine from a San Antonio SSC Coordinator the following week.

Forfeit fines must be paid prior to the end of the offending team’s next scheduled game.  Payment can be made to an SSC Coordinator by either cash or check made payable to “San Antonio SSC”. Unpaid forfeit fines may result in additional forfeits and/or suspension from the league.  Teams with outstanding fines from past seasons will be barred from future registration in any San Antonio SSC sport or event until they are paid in full.

If game forfeiture notice is submitted to the San Antonio SSC via email (info@sanantoniossc.com) by 5:00 PM on the preceding day (Friday for weekend games), no forfeit fine will be assessed.

The minimum number of players to play an officiated exhibition game, and avoid the forfeit fine, is two.

DIVISION PREFERENCE:

Whenever possible, the San Antonio SSC will separate divisions based on playing experience and/or ability. In the event multiple divisions are not possible, all players will be placed into a single division.

Division placement for all teams will be at the sole discretion of the SSC.

Any team that wins a super social championship will automatically be placed in the social division for the next season in which they participate.  Top finishers from the previous season may also be moved up at the discretion of the SSC.

Any player, or team based on the majority of their players, that is determined to be in the incorrect division may, at any point during the season, be asked to switch divisions at the discretion of the SSC.

PLAYOFFS:

Whenever possible, the San Antonio SSC will hold a single-elimination playoff tournament after the regular season has concluded.  The number of teams to advance to this playoff tournament will vary from season to season based on team records and available venue space.  The playoff tournament may be held on a day and time other than the normal day and time of regular season games.

GAME RESCHEDULING POLICY:
In the event of inclement weather or any other event that causes games to be postponed, the San Antonio SSC will make every effort to reschedule all games. In the event of multiple cancellations, the San Antonio SSC reserves the option to shorten the regular season and/or the play-off schedule. Make-up games may be scheduled on days other than the regularly scheduled days of the week. Neither refunds nor pro-rated refunds will be given if the season is shortened due to inclement weather or due to actions taken by the venue.

 

POINTS AWARDED:
Win – 2 points – 1 point – Loss – 0 points.

GAME EQUIPMENT:
A basketball will be provided by the San Antonio SSC Staff. Players are required to wear athletic shoes while on the court.

FORMAT:
Each team will play two separate games each night for 6 weeks. The 7th week will be reserved for playoffs. The number of teams that qualify will vary each season

If a team is short the minimum number of players by game time, the game will be considered a forfeit.

FORFEITS:

If the forfeiting team does not have enough players to play an officiated exhibition game, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed. This $50 fine will go towards your opponent’s bar tab for the following week. Provided the fine is paid on time, the bar tab voucher can be obtained from the league director the following week. Teams that receive a forfeit fine must use it the following week or lose it. If there are enough players of the forfeiting team that are able to play, and an officiated game is played, no forfeit fine will be assessed.

FORFEIT FINES:

All fines must be paid before your next scheduled game by either cash or check (made payable to the San Antonio SSC). If payment is not received by the end of this next scheduled game, your team will be assessed a loss for this game. Teams will not be allowed to play any proceeding games until the fine is paid in full. Teams that have any fines from the last regular season game will not be allowed back into the San Antonio SSC for any sport until these fines are paid in full.

If notice is given to the San Antonio SSC via e-mail (info@SanAntoniossc.com) by 5pm on the preceding day, (Friday for weekend games), your team will not be assessed a forfeit fine. This will allow the opposing coach to inform his team of the impending forfeit.

The minimum number of players to play an officiated exhibition game is as follows. Thus any amount less than this would incur the forfeit fine: 2

BEGINNING OF GAME:
A “Do or Die Shot” from behind the arc prior to the start of the game will determine which team has the initial possession.

SCORING:

Male:

Baskets made from the inside the arc count one point. Baskets made when the shooter has BOTH FEET behind the arc count two points. Referees will call “two points”. If there is any doubt by the court monitor or referees as to whether the made basket is worth one or two points, the basket will count as one point.

Female:

Baskets made from the inside the arc count two points. Baskets made when the shooter has BOTH FEET behind the arc count three points. Referees will call “three points”. If there is any doubt by the Referees as to whether the made basket is worth two or three points, the basket will count as two points.

Free Throws:

Free throws count as one point. When fouled in the act of shooting, free throws are awarded to the fouled shooter only when the basket was not made (see foul section). All free throws are dead balls. Regardless of whether the free throw(s) are made, the opposing team checks the ball from the check box. The try for goal shall be made within 10 seconds after the ball has been placed at the disposal of the free thrower. All other

FOOD / DRINKS:
No food or drinks in the gym.

GAME PLAY: (Modeled after the Hoop it Up 3 on 3 Rules and Regulations)

Length of Games:

First team to score 20 points (you do not have to win by two points), or 20 minutes, including the warm-up period. Championship Games in each division: No Time Limit. The San Antonio SSC Event Staff member may institute a time limit in the championship game prior to or during the game.

Overtime (Playoffs only):

If the score is tied at the end of 20 minutes, the game goes to overtime. “Do or Die” shot from behind the arc will determine who has the ball first. The game winner is the first team to score 2 points in the overtime period.

No Make It Take It:

The ball changes possession after each scored basket.

Stalling:

No stalling is allowed. The San Antonio SSC official may institute a 30 second shot clock at any time. After a team has been warned about stalling, failure to attempt a shot within 30 seconds will result in loss of possession.

Jump Balls:

All jump balls become the possession of the defensive team.

Time Outs:

Each team is allowed three 45-second time-outs per game. The game does not stop during any time-outs. NO time-outs are permitted in the last three minutes of the game.

Taking It Back:

When in play, the ball must be “taken back” on each change of possession. “Taking it back” means BOTH feet must be behind two-point arc. Failure to “take it back” is a violation.

First Violation: Warning from the San Antonio SSC official

Each Individual Violation: Change of Possession

Throw In/Resuming Play:

The ball must be thrown in (not dribbled) in from the check box at the rear of the court.

First Violation: Warning from the San Antonio SSC official

Each Additional Violation: Change of possession

Three In The Key:

An offensive player shall not remain in the key (rectangle area underneath basket) for 3 consecutive seconds while his/her team is in control of a live ball. The result will be a 3 second violation and the play will be ruled dead with the possession being awarded to the opposing team. The count is only reset if the player has both feet out of the key.

First Violation: Warning from the San Antonio SSC official

Each Additional Violation: Change of possession

Fouls:

Any time a basket is MADE and a foul is called:

· The basket counts.

· The referee or team representative records the foul.

· Defending team receives the ball.

Personal Fouls:

The referee will record each personal foul. Each team member is allowed four personal fouls. Upon receiving the fourth personal foul, the player is disqualified. If a player is fouled in the act of shooting and a basket is not made, player must attempt a free throw (2 free throws if fouled in the act of shooting behind the arc). Females will receive 2 free throws, or 3 if fouled in the act of shooting behind the arc.

 

RECORDED TEAM FOUL # RESULT (for team that was fouled)

Team Fouls 1 through 6 Check ball from check box. (see above)

Team Fouls 7+ (act of shooting) One free throw. If fouled with both feet behind the two-point arc, two free throws. Females get two or three free throws, respectively. (see above)

Team Fouls 7+ (not in act of shooting) One free throw. Females get two.

 

All intentional fouls will be called by the San Antonio SSC official only and results in one free throw, two for females, for the player fouled AND his/her team retains possession and checks the ball at the check box. An intentional fouls is a personal or technical foul designed to stop or keep the clock from starting, to neutralize an opponents obvious advantageous position, contact away from the ball, or when not playing the ball. It may or may not be premeditated and is not based on the severity of the act.

 

Flagrant fouls or continuous misconduct will result in team forfeiture and team dismissal from the tournament. All flagrant fouls are called by the San Antonio SSC official. A flagrant foul may be a personal technical foul of violent or savage nature, or a technical non-contact foul which displays unacceptable conduct. It may or may not be intentional. If personal, it involves violent contact such as striking, kneeing, etc. If technical, it involves dead ball contact or non-contact at any time which is extreme or persistent, vulgar, or abusive conduct.

 



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