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RULES

UPDATED AS OF APRIL 15, 2009
2009 SPRING WILL BE FINALIZED AS OF APRIL 19, 2009

I.      

NEW RULES as voted per GM Meeting (1/4/09)

 

a.

Player has to play a minimum of 2 regular season games in order to play in the Playoffs.

b.

15 minute grace period game time then clock starts running. If team does not show up by halftime, it's a forfeit.

c.

4 players are required to start a game regardless of what division.

d.

15 player roster for ALL DIVISIONS.

e.

Playoff format changed for Gold Division. Current format had 1 vs (5 vs. 12), 2 vs (6 vs. 11)...
New format would have 1 vs (8 vs 9)... 2 vs. (7 vs10)

f.

Technical fouls for jersey infractions will be called after Week 3.

g.

80's List - GMs are required to pay the full balance + $80 reinstatement fee.

h.

Fees - Only teams that are playing in the current season will receive a returning team price for the upcoming season ($340). Only current teams will qualify for "Early Bird Discount". Teams not participating in the current season are not eligible for Returning Team prices.

i.

ADDED as of 4/14/09
LEBRONZE DIVISION - Will be allowed to have 3 General Managers per team (previously 2 GM's only).

j.

ADDED as of 4/18/09
LEBRONZE DIVISION - Staff (Admin) will be allowed to play in LeBronze without having it count against the team.

 

I.      

RULES

 

a.

All games will be played under CIF High School Federation Rules.

b.

Rules will only be revised in the off-season.

c.

This means that rules are finalized once tip-off for the 1st game of the season begins.

 

II.         

ROSTER MANAGEMENT

 

a.

A Team can utilize a maximum of 15 roster spots.
(expanded from 12 to 15, all divisions effective 1/4/09)

b.

Only General Managers have the authority to add players to the rosters.

c.

A player can be added to the team roster no later than the 3rd GAME unless otherwise changed by the League Commissioner. All names need to be filled out on game logs.

d.

The last day to trade players between teams in the same division is the 4th GAME.
(Trade must be for an actual player. TEAMS CANNOT TRADE FOR ROSTER SPOTS, 10/05/08, GM MEETING.)

e.

The last day to move players between affiliate teams is the 6th GAME.
(If a team has a Platinum Division team and a Gold Division team, he can move players up from the Gold team to his Platinum team before the 4th game.)

f.

LeBronze Division players can only play in LeBronze Division unless he/she is a General Manager.
Only 3 General Managers can play for a team in LeBronze including the team's GM.

g.

To keep the games competitive and fair, ONLY 2 players from a higher division team will be allowed to play in a lower division team.
(Players that earn POW honors, All Star selection, led the league in stats will be classified as a respective division player.)

h.

NO Diamond Division player who won Diamond Division accolades, selected as All Stars, or led the league in stats in the Diamond Division will be allowed to play in Gold Division. (as voted on 1/13/08 per GM Meeting).

(Players that earn POW honors, All Star selection, led the league in stats will be classified as a respective division player.)

i.

Players that arenít on the roster will NOT be allowed to play. NO-RINGERS. The stats-keeper and the opposing General Manager may ask the player in question. Ringers are classified as players NOT on the official roster. Rosters are final after a team's 3rd game. The gameís stats will not count for both teams.

j.

Players must bring PHOTO ID. Stats-keepers have the authority not to allow a player to participate if the player does not bring photo ID.

k.

Players on the "80 List" must pay their balance of $80 before they are re-instated in the League.

l.

Womenís division teams are allowed to play the game with just 3 players on the court.
Men's Division teams must have 4 players on the court AT ALL TIMES or else the game is ruled as a DQ.

J.

LIABILITY
Players playing in the league must be responsible for knowing the rules and regulations.
Players forfeit all liability when playing and Superstar Basketball will not be responsible for injuries sustained during league play.

 

III.         

UNIFORM

 

a.

All players must wear matching colored jerseys with numbers on front and back.
Jerseys MUST HAVE NUMBERS ON FRONT OF THE JERSEY.
TECHNICAL FOULS WILL BE CALLED AFTER WEEK 3.

b.

Any different colored jersey is subject to a technical foul. Blue and black arenít the same colors.
White and yellow arenít the same either.  This will be enforced by Week 3.

c.

Technical fouls will be assessed on the 3rd weekend of the season and will be called continually if the jerseys still do not
match. If technical fouls aren't being called, consult with stats-keepers and they will enforce the rule.

 

d.

Players ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE TAPE/MASKIN TAPE/SCOTCH TAPE/SHARPIES ON THEIR JERSEYS. This is
very unprofessional and will not be allowed in the league (As of 10/5/08, GM Meeting).
Players using jerseys with maskin tape/scotch tape/sharpies will NOT BE ALLOWED to play!

 

 

IV.         

GAME PLAY

a.

Teams have 10 minutes until the clock starts running. For every minute that passes, the opposing team will be awarded 2 points.

b.

CLOCK

 

 1.

Four 10 minute quarters.

 

 2.

If game starts 15 minutes after scheduled time, format changes to two 20 minute halves.

 

 3.

Stop Clock for last 2 minutes of game IF differential is less than 10 points.
"Double digit lead means the clock runs"

 

 4.

Overtime Ė 2 minutes

 

 5.

Double OT Ė 2 minutes

 

 6.

Triple OT Ė first team that scores, wins. "Tie Breaker"
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 4OT.

 

 7.

Diamond Division will have a 24 second shot clock. (effective 1/4/09)

 c.

TIME OUTS

 

 1.

4 time-outs for the regulation game and one additional time in overtime.

 

 2.

2 time-outs per half. Time outs DO NOT CARRY OVER!!

 

 3.

1 time-out will be given out in OT. Only 1 unused time-out may carry over.

d.

FOULS

 

 1.

One-and-One on the 7th team foul. 

 

 2.

Two shots on the 10th team foul. 
Diamond Division - Two shots on the 5th team foul.

 

 3.

Each player is allowed 5 personal fouls.
(6 Personal fouls in Women's and Diamond Division ONLY)

 

 4.

Team Fouls in the 1st half do not carry over.

 

 5.

2 free throws every technical foul & possession.

 

 6.

2 technical fouls: Out of game + 1 game suspension.

 

 

 

e.

POSSESSION

 

 1.

Team that wins the tip will have possession in the 4th quarter.

 

 2.

Team with possession are allowed to advance to half court after a time out.

 

 3.

When the referee declares jump ball, the ball will be tossed at the closest circle.

 

V.         

PLAYOFFS

a.

3 referees will be used to officiate Diamond Division playoff games. (SEMIS and CHAMPIONSHIP)

b.

If there are more than 10 teams in a division, top 8 teams will advance to the Playoffs.

c.

If there are less than 10 teams in a division, top 6 teams will advance to the Playoffs.

d.

If there are more than 20 teams in a division, top 12 teams will advance to the Playoffs.

e.

Teams will be re-seeded according to their records.

f.

Tie-breaker goes to the team that won in their match-up.

g.

Tie-breaker goes to the team that defeated the highest ranking team if there are multiple teams tied with the same record.

 

VI.         

CODE OF CONDUCT

a.

There is ZERO tolerance for fighting.

 

1.

Player will be suspended permanently for throwing punches even if it is in self-defense.

 

2.

Referees have the authority to sit a player out to cool off.

 

3.

Suspension for the whole Season may include All Star, Playoffs, and Championship Game.

 

4.

Reinstatement fee for any suspended Player involved in other altercations - $50.

 

5.

Reinstatement fee for any suspended Player that accumulates 2 technical fouls and is thrown out by the referee. (Rule d-6)- $25.

 

VII.         

FINES

 

$80

Reinstatement fee for teams that forfeit.

 

$80

Teams that use players that are in the "80" list.
The 80 list is a list of players who played games but failed to pay any league fees.

 

$50

Reinstatement fee for any suspended Player involved in other altercations.

 

$40

Return fee for all checks that bounce.

 

$5

Failure to leave the bench clean will result in a $5 fine. Stats-keepers, refs, staff may assess the fine but there must be photographic evidence showing exact time and date.

 

VIII.         

WEBSITE

 

1.

Superstar Basketball League reserves the right to free speech regarding Teams, Players, and Staff members.

 

2.

Errors, typos, wrong information can be removed by e-mailing commish@superstarbasketball.org.

 

3.

Changes can be made within 2-3 days.

 

4.

MySpace disclaimer: "Comments posted below are comments made by MySpace users and are comments made for entertainment purposes only. The League promotes the right to free speech. We understand that while the comments may be outrageous, sometimes insulting, these comments are just for jokes and an actual fight has never occurred because of the comments posted below. Thank You for understanding."

 

IX.         

END OF SEASON HARDWARE

 

1.

A player must play 6 out of 8 games in order to be recognized as a leader in their respective category.

 

2.

A player must play 6 out of 8 games before they are nominated for end of the season awards.

 

3.

Players that earn Player of the Week honors automatically earn an All Star selection.

 

4.

Teams that win the Championship must move up a Division unless the team changes the name and GM for the following season.

 

X.         

PAYMENTS

 

1.

Please make payments payable to SUPERSTAR BASKETBALL.

 

2.

Also include Team Name on all checks. Checks that bounce are subject to a $40 return fee.

 

3.

Teams must be fully paid by Week 3. Teams not fully paid by Week 3 will not be scheduled.

 

XI.         

SCHEDULE REQUESTS

 

1.

Schedule requests must be made no later than Tuesday, 12 p.m.
All requests must be made via
online forum.

 

2.

Schedule will be finalized as of Friday afternoon (5 p.m.).