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Youth Basketball Leagues

Instructional Youth Fall Basketball League
Designed to introduce participants, 4-6 years of age, to the basics of basketball. T-shirt included in the fee. Games normally played on Saturdays at Simkus Recreation Center. League starts in January.

Youth Basketball Winter League
8-game regular season. Games are played on weekends against other Carol Stream teams and surrounding communities. Practices are scheduled by the coach – two practices per week prior to games, one practice per week once games begin. Grades 1-2 are provided t-shirts. Grades 3-8 must purchase team jerseys at Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers. Practice start dates for winter leagues usually start end of November or early December. The winter game schedule starts after the new year. League age brackets are: Grade 1-2 (coed), Grade 3 (boys), Grade 4 (boys), Grade 3-4 (girls), Grade 5-6 (boys), Grade 5/6 (girls), Grade 7-8 (boys), Grade 7-8 (girls).

Youth Basketball Summer League
8-game regular season. Games are played on Sundays against other Carol Stream teams and surrounding communities. Practices scheduled by the coach. The season starts at the end of May. T-shirts are provided. League age brackets are: Grade 1-2 (coed), Grade 3-4 (boys), Grade 3-4 (girls), Grade 5-6 (boys), Grade 5-6 (girls), Grade 7-8 (boys), Grade 7-8 (girls).

Winter

Games

  • 1st, 2nd and all girls leagues play a 10 game season
  • 3rd/4th Boys-7th/8th Boys play an 8 game season with a single elimination playoff to conclude the season.
  • 1 Game per week. All Games played on Saturday or Sunday.

In House

  • 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd/4th Grade Boys all games are played in Carol Stream against other Carol Stream Park District teams.

Inter Village

  • All Girls teams play in the Intervillage league with Surrounding towns.
  • 5th/6th Boys and 7th/8th Grade boys play in an intervillage with Winfield, Warrenville and Glen Ellyn. Some road games are at these other towns.

Important Dates

Early Bird Deadline October 10
Regular Registration Deadline October 24
Coach Meeting (Coaches only) October 27 Fountain View
Player Evaluation (All players welcome) All 3rd Grade and Above Players November 5 Simkus Recreation Center
Practices Begin Week of November 28
Opening Weekend January 7
Picture Day TBD

Schedules and Standings

League Practice Schedule Game Schedule
Pre/K Schedule
1st Grade Schedule Schedule
2nd Grade Schedule Schedule
3rd/4th Boys Schedule Schedule
5th/6th Boys Schedule Schedule
7th/8th Boys Schedule Schedule
3rd/4th Girls Schedule    Schedule
5th/6th Girls Schedule    Schedule
7th/8th Girls Schedule    Schedule

Summer

Games

  • All leagues play an 8 game season.
  • 1 Game per week. Most Games played on Sunday.  Few games may be played on Friday or Saturday depending on schedules.

Inter Village

  • All league teams play in the Intervillage league with Surrounding towns.

Important Dates

Early Bird Deadline TBD
Regular Registration Deadline TBD
Coach Meeting (Coaches only) TBD
Practices Begin TBD
Opening Weekend TBD
Picture Day TBD

Schedule & Standings

League Practice Schedule Game Schedule
1st/2nd Coed Schedule Schedule
3rd/4th Boys Schedule Schedule
5th/6th Boys Schedule Schedule
7th/8th Boys Schedule Schedule
3rd/4th Girls Schedule   Schedule
5th/8th Girls Schedule Schedule

Rules

1st/2nd Grade

3rd/4th Grade Boys and Girls

5th/6th Grade Boys and 5th/8th Grade Girls

7th/8th Grade Boys

 

 

Register Online

Rules

Ball In and Out of Bounds

Inbounds
The ball rebounds from the backboard and remains in the court. The ball rebounds from the official or another player when they are on the court.

Out of bounds
The ball is out of play when the ball or the player has touched or crossed either of the baselines or sidelines. The ball is out of play if it goes over the top of the backboard or hit any of the support system holding up the backboard.

Coaches

Coaching

Coaches may revoke playing time for participants that have missed an excess of practice time or are disciplinary problems. Before revoking playing time, the coach must inform Carol Stream Park District staff and the player’s parents prior to the game.

Responsibility

Coaches are responsible for their team before, during, and after all games and practices. Coaches should instruct players to report directly to the gym and remain there until the conclusion of the game of practice. Coaches are responsible for remaining at the practice or game site until the last player has been picked up.

Courtesy Rule

The sportsmanship rule dictates that if a team is leading by a score of 15+ points in the second half, the coach in the lead should begin to use coaching tactics that allow the game to become closer in competition and score. The following are examples:

  • The defense must guard players only within the 3 point line
  • The defense must not press.
  • The offense is not allowed to fast break.
  • The offense should make more passes. i.e. pass the ball to each player before taking a shot.

Fouls

Personal Fouls
NO free throws at this level, ball out of bounds on all fouls, shooting fouls ball out of bounds on the end line.

Technical Fouls
Any player or coach who receives two (2) technical fouls shall be immediately ejected from the game. If the referee hears a coach swearing at any time during a game said Coach immediately receives a technical foul. Any player or coach ejected from a game shall serve a one (1) game suspension. The suspension shall follow for the next scheduled game. Suspension – The player and coach shall not be permitted to attend the next game as a player and coach or spectator.

Flagrant Fouls
Any player receiving a flagrant foul is automatically ejected from the game. Any player ejected from a game shall serve a one (1) game suspension. The suspension shall follow for the next scheduled game. The player shall not be permitted to attend the next game as a player and spectator.

Injury

In case of an injury, play is stopped when the official blows the whistle. The whistle is blown when the team with the injured player has possession of the ball. In serious instances, play immediately stop. All players shall take a knee while the injured player is being attended to.

Officials

Level Guidelines

Only the coach can request an explanation of a call or rule.

  • Requests for explanations of calls shall be asked during time outs only.
  • No one is allowed to argue judgment calls with the officials.

Persons who choose to argue with officials shall be subject to a technical foul and possible ejection.

Each official has the authority to rule on any point not specifically covered in the Carol Stream Park District or ISHA rules.

Physical contact with an official is not permitted and is not tolerated. Anyone making contact with an official is immediately ejected and suspended from further participation in all Carol Stream Park District programs pending review of the incident by the Carol Stream Park District athletic staff. Physical contact with an official can result in being reported to the police department.

Questions or comments regarding officials are to be directed to the Carol Stream Park District athletic staff

Players & Parents

Eligibility

The rules of the Carol Stream Park District youth basketball program are to be strictly adhered to and enforced by the Carol Stream Park District staff. ANY AND ALL EXCEPTIONS IS REQUIRE PRIOR Carol Stream Park District APPROVAL FROM Carol Stream Park District. Basketball follows Illinois High School Association (IHSA) rules. Exceptions and additions contained in the Carol Stream Park District playing rules supersede or clarify IHSA rules. All players for basketball register and play at their current grade level or above if approved by the supervisor. Pre-school registration shall require children to be next-year Kindergarten enrollees. All players who have a current injury must obtain and submit a letter to Carol Stream Park District from their doctor permitting them to participate in the program. Any youth meeting the program requirements are eligible to participate.

Positions

The main positions in the game of basketball are:

  • Guard (2)
  • Forward (2)
  • Post

Attendance

In-house players are encouraged to attend all games and practices. If a player is unable to attend a practice or a game, a courtesy call should be made to the coach as soon as possible.

Parental Responsibility

Parents must shoulder responsibility and take initiative to make the program successful. Each parent should join in the total effort of honoring the program philosophies and expectations. There is an opportunity for all to participate. Parents, spectators, and family members must make sure their conduct is proper in every respect, demonstrate GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP and make sure their children and players follow the same conduct.

Equipment

All 1st and Grade 2 teams receive Team T-shirt. Grade 3-8 players must wear a Carol Stream Park District sleeveless blue and white reversible jersey during the game. The jersey is available for purchase at Carol Stream Park District. All players provide their own athletic shorts and pants. Jean shorts and jeans are not appropriate. No headgear and garments are to be worn during games unless deemed appropriate and allowed by the Carol Stream Park District athletic staff. All glasses must be secured with an athletic strap. Tennis shoes are the required footwear for gymnasium use.

Jewelry

Players are prohibited from wearing any form of jewelry. Players found to be wearing jewelry are told to remove it by the official. Jewelry includes but is not limited to earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Medical alert bracelets or necklaces are not considered to be jewelry but must be secured to the body. The Carol Stream Park District disapproves of any form of taunting that is intended or designed to embarrass, ridicule, or demean others under any circumstances including but not limited to race, religion, gender, or national origin.

Sportsmanship

The actions of the players, managers, coaches, referees, and league officials must be above reproach. Managers and coaches must make sure their conduct is proper in every respect and must make sure that their players and spectators do the same. The use of profanity or obscene gestures by any player, manager, coach, official, spectator, family member, or parent and guardian is prohibited. All parents and guardians, referees, managers, and coaches required to sign a Code of Conduct.

Tobacco & Alcohol

The use of tobacco is strictly prohibited in the program facilities, on the court, and by any player or coach. Alcoholic beverages and any substance abuse in any form are strictly prohibited within the confines of the parks.

Court Conduct

A total of one (1) head coach and one (1) assistant coach may occupy the team bench during a game. No coach can leave the bench area except to tend to an injured player with referee consent, tend to family emergencies, or tend to personal hygiene. No one other than the coaches and players is allowed on the team bench. All parents and spectators must remain on the opposite side of the court. No person, (coach, player, and spectator) is allowed to remain under the basket during the course of the game.

Clean Up

All managers, coaches, players, and parents and guardians are responsible for making sure all garbage is properly disposed of at the end of all games. This includes school facilities as well as Carol Stream Park District facilities. Help keep our gyms, stands, and parking lot areas clean.

Protesting & Appeals

Protesting

There are no protested games. Official and Staff decisions are final.

Appeals

There are no appeals. Official and Staff decisions are final.

Schedule

Games

Changes

Prior to the season, the Carol Stream Park District makes every attempt to schedule games around the school and religious functions that affect multiple players. There are no changes in a team’s scheduled game date, time, or location unless authorized by the Carol Stream Park District athletic staff. Games are only be rescheduled if there is a conflict with an academic or religious function that affects at least three players on one team and would have a direct impact on their scholastic or religious standing. Games are not rescheduled when a coach is unavailable. The assistant coach or an appointed volunteer parent are responsible for coaching the team on a game day when a coach is unavailable.

Rescheduling

Should a rescheduled game be necessary, the Carol Stream Park District Staff or the team’s head coach reschedules games. In most cases, make-up games are rescheduled and played no earlier than one week from the date of the originally scheduled game and no later than three weeks. Parents should be notified of the date of the rescheduled game as soon as possible.

Games Per Week

Teams normally play one (1) game per week during the season; however additional games may be played when there is an odd number of teams in the league, during a holiday week, during playoffs, etc. Due to scheduling purposes, some leagues or teams may result in two games being played in one week.

Saturday Games

PK-Grade 6 boys and girls Grade 3-4 games are played predominantly on Saturdays. Girls 5-8 are inter-village and may play on both weekend days. In some cases where there are a large number of teams in a league, it may be necessary to utilize Sundays for game day purposes.

Sunday Games

Grade 7-8 Boys are played predominantly in the afternoon on Sundays,

Weekday Games

On occasion, it may be necessary to incorporate a weekday game. The circumstances for which this may be necessary include but are not limited to: leagues with an odd amount of teams or a make-up game.

Gymnasium Scheduling

The Carol Stream Park District staff schedule all gymnasium usage. All changes to gymnasium usage must be communicated to the Carol Stream Park District.

Practices

No team is permitted to begin practicing before rosters have been officially distributed at the draft meeting and before the parents have signed the medical release form. Practices are scheduled appropriately for each level by the Carol Stream Park District staff.

Scoring

A field goal is a basket scored on a shot, except for a free throw, resulting in either (2) or (3) points depending on the distance of the attempt from the basket. Three-point shots are only be counted in Grades 5-8. A free throw is an unguarded shot taken from behind the free-throw/foul line after a foul has been committed against them. If successful, the shot counts for (1) point.

Starting and Ending

The team wearing white shall be the designated home team. All games begin with a jump ball. The possession of the ball for the remainder of the game shall alternate each quarter and be kept track of by the scorekeeper.

Upon completion of the game, both opposing teams and coaches shall meet on the court and shake hands.

Substituting

All teams must substitute at the end of each quarter. Free substitution is only be granted in the event of a player injury or an extenuating circumstance. Players must check-in at the score table. Official’s consent must occur. Equal playing time requirement. A period is defined as half of a quarter. No player shall play or sit for more than two periods in a row. Equal Playing time guidelines are as follows:

  • 11 players = 7 players play 4 periods, 4 players play 3 periods
  • 10 players = 10 players play 4 periods
  • 9 players = 4 players play 5 periods, 5 players play 4 periods
  • 8 players = 8 players play 5 periods
  • 7 players = 5 players play 6 periods, 2 players play 5 periods
  • 6 players = 4 players play 7 periods, 2 players play 6 periods
  • 5 players = 5 players play 8 periods

Substitute Players must be from a lower age division. (Ex. A Grade 5-6 team may only use a Grade 4 player or below.) Each coach is responsible for finding their own substitute players. Contact information for each team has been added to the Quickscores Winter Basketball Game Schedule. No players are allowed to play as a substitute player if it interferes with their own team’s game (house or tournament). If a substitute is being used, he remains on the playing roster for that entire game.No substitute may play more periods than a regularly rostered player.

Substitutes are allowed. The number of substitutes used are dependent on the need for the given game and enough to give the team up to a total of seven players for the game. If a team has 6 players or less they may use a substitute player. The manager using a substitute from an assigned team may use the same player for consecutive games.

Specific League Rules - Grade 1-2 Boys

Games

  • Grade 1 plays 5-v-5
  • Grade 2 plays 5-v-5

This is a non-competitive league. Scores and standings are not kept. There are ten (10) games during the season. Games consist of four (4) eight-minute quarters. One minute break between quarters. Five-minute half time. There is no overtime.

Time outs
Each team is allowed two (2) 45-second time outs per half. Time outs do not carry over from the first half.

Time Clock
The clock shall continuously run during the game except for the following circumstances: The clock shall stop during all time outs. Each team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the clock and keep score.

Offensive Violations
A team must cross the centerline before being defended. Screens and picks are not allowed at this age level. (Grade 1 only). There is no Lane Violation for this level. Over and back violation – A violation that occurs when the offensive team returns the ball into the backcourt after being established in the frontcourt. Results in loss of possession. Over and back violation shall be called. The 10-second violation is not enforced at this level. Offensive charging, traveling, double dribble, and carrying shall be enforced.

Substitutions
Substitutions shall be made at the 4-minute mark of each quarter. (On a dead ball near the 4 min mark.). Players must check-in at the score table. Substitutions can only occur with the official’s consent.

Court Set-up
Court Size is half (1/2) regulation size court. The basket height is 8.5 feet. Free throw line

Scoring
The ball must completely go through the hoop to count. 3-point field goals are not counted at this level.

Playoffs

Participation awards are given to each player. There are no playoffs following the end of the regular season.

Ball Size

Junior and Youth

Referees

Carol Stream Park District appointed officials shall referee the games. Referees may be the first year or minors officials. Certification is not required. All officials shall attend Carol Stream Park District Trainings, Clinics and Meetings.

Defensive Strategies

Grade 1

  • zone defense
  • No Screens or picks are allowed
  • Players are assigned a spot (denoted by an “O”) on the floor.
  • A player shall keep at least one foot on the “O” at all times while on defense.
  • Defenders may only steal on a pass. The exception shall be when attempting to gain possession of a rebound.
  • Teams may not use man-to-man defense.
  • Double-teaming Players must keep a foot on the “O”, and if doing so, double-teaming may be possible. If a team is called violating the “double team rule” the team receives 2 warnings from the referee. On the third violation, the ball is turned over to the other team.
  • Triple teams are not allowed at any point during a game
  • Teams may not press at this level.

Grade 2

  • play man to man defense
  • Screens and picks are allowed and switching is not allowed nor is a double team off of a screen or pick.
  • Players are paired up to the corresponding colored wristband.
  • The defenders may not guard the ball handler until he or she reaches the foul line extended ( I would say three-point line). This rule applies to all players on the floor.
  • Defenders may only steal on a pass

Specific League Rules - Grade 3-4 Boys

Draft

No Draft Leagues
The Carol Stream Park District athletic staff form the teams for Levels 1 and 2. No trades are allowed at these levels. Schools, neighborhoods, and mutual friendship request are used as an adjunct in forming teams. Grade 2 players are rated at the end of the season. One mutual friendship request is allowed per player at Levels 1 and 2 only.

The draft is used to form teams in Levels 3, 4, and 5. All teams in Levels 3, 4, and 5 are selected via the draft. Requests for players to be on specific teams, with specific coaches, or with specific friends are not granted.

Pre-Draft Meeting
Draft rules are reviewed. Coaches receive a complete list of all coaches in the league. Coaches receive a complete list of players in the league and their ratings. Protected players are named. Protected players refer to coach and assistant coach’s children.

Rules
All coaches have only one (1), pre-selected assistant. Only the coach and his assistant are allowed to participate in the draft. However, if only one can attend, a second person is allowed to attend and assist as approved by the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor. The children of the coach and assistant are the only players protected in the draft. A Carol Stream Park District appointed person shall be the DRAFT MEDIATOR and conduct the draft proceedings for the league assigned. In leagues where there are multiple age groups, the older group is drafted first. This applies to full rounds. Players of each age group are ranked by their ratings from last year, highest to lowest. A DRAFT ROUND consists of each team drafting one player. After all, teams have made their draft choice, point totals are calculated. A coach is not required to draft one of the players in the current round. At their discretion, the coach can draft a player who has a lower rating in that age group. When the lower age group is being drafted, a coach can draft from the older age group if players are remaining. Non-rated players in the draft are automatically put into the last round. This includes all non-rated players from all age groups. It is the intent to keep siblings together on the same team (providing they are in the same league). Therefore, unless the parents have requested that their children be placed on different teams, a coach who selects a player who has a sibling in the same league are required to select the sibling in the round that they appear in the draft.

Process
Coaches must choose their child and the child of their assistant in the round that they are listed unless the coach’s and assistant’s child appear in the same round, then one child is selected in the current round and the other child in the next round. The same applies to siblings in the same round. During the draft, each coach keeps a total of rating points for all of the players he chooses (i.e. If a coach chooses a player rated 21 and on his next pick he chooses a player rated 18, he would have a total of 39 draft points at that time). The Draft Mediator also keeps the totals for all teams. After the first round, the total points each coach has, lowest to highest determine the order of the draft. In the event that more than one coach has the same point total, the order of those coaches are determined by drawing cards. In any league with multiple ages, the total rating points after the last complete round for the older age determines the starting order for the younger age group to be drafted. The coach with the lowest points choosing first, the coach with the next lowest total points choosing next, etc. In the event of ties in the total number of points, the order is determined by drawing cards. Coaches continue adding to their point total for the younger age group. If in the final round for an age group there are not enough players for a complete round (i.e. there are only 15 players to be drafted and there are 20 teams), the first round for the younger age group would start. The remaining rated players from the older age group may be drafted at any point in the draft for the younger age. All non-rated players are drafted by means of a “Blind Draft” after all rated players have been drafted. In the event that there are not enough rated players to make a complete draft round, then those rated players from the incomplete round are placed in the blind draft along with the non-rated players. The order for choosing in the blind draft rounds are based on the total team points from prior rounds. The order for the blind draft rounds go from the lowest team points to the highest and does not change in each subsequent round even if a rated player is picked in the blind draft. In multi-age divisions, those rated players in the older age group not drafted in their appropriate rounds are placed in the Blind Draft rounds. Any players leftover from the final complete round (blind or not), are picked by the teams having the highest total points of the entire draft (i.e. there are only ten (10) players left that have not been drafted, including both rated and unrated. The ten (10) teams with the highest point total draft these players starting with the team that has the lowest total choosing first, etc. until all ten have been drafted.) For clarification, the “Blind Draft” rounds consist of picking the names of the players out of a hat (or like container).

Official Rosters
After all, players have been drafted, the coach must fill out an Official Roster to be signed by the Draft Mediator. The coach or assistant must have his final roster checked by the Draft Mediator. If the final roster turned in does not match the roster recorded by the Draft Mediator throughout the draft, the coaches and assistants involved automatically lose their teams and are banned from any further coaching on any team for the remainder of the year. Late registering players may be added at any time to teams with the highest point totals at the discretion of the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor.

Ratings

Every player from the Grade 2 and up are rated. The players are rated in five categories: dribbling, free throws, passing, rebounding, and defense. Rating Scales 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest). Players are to be rated against all other players in their league of the same age not just on their team. In a coaches’ meeting prior to the Ratings Meeting the Carol Stream Park District supervisor and the coaches agree on the top player in each category. These players are rated a “10”. They are used as a guide for all other players being rated in each category. Once a coach and his assistant have rated their players, the team rating sheet is completed and handed to the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor at least one week prior to the Rating Meeting. Players are listed from highest to lowest rating.

Rating Meeting
The Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor makes copies of all rating sheets distributes them to the coaches at the Rating Meeting. The Rating Meeting is held at the conclusion of the season. All coaches or assistants must attend this meeting. The coach of a team not represented is not allowed to coach until the ratings have been turned in to the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor. The Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor or his designee attend the Rating Meeting for each league. The meeting starts with the lowest numbered team (the number assigned to each team that is used in league schedules). The coach or assistant reads aloud each player’s ratings starting with the highest-rated player. Any discussion as to the ratings are given by a player takes place after the entire teams’ ratings have been read. If two or more teams challenge a player’s rating, a revised rating must be voted on. Each team has one vote. A change must be made if agreed by a simple majority. The revised rating for that player is put on the final rating sheet. All ratings are final at the conclusion of the Rating Meeting.

Games

There are eight (8) regular-season games during the season. The postseason is single elimination. Games consist of four (4) six-minute quarters – With a Stopping Clock. One minute break between quarters. Five-minute half time.

Overtime
Overtime consists of a two-minute period. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, a “sudden death” overtime is played. Each team is allotted one time out in overtime and one time out during “sudden death” with no carryover between these time frames.

Time outs
Each team is allowed two (2) 45-second time outs per half. Time outs do not carry over from the first half.

Time Clock
The clock shall stop on all whistles. The clock shall stop during all time outs. Each team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the clock and keep score.

Offensive Violations
Screens or picks are allowed at this age level. Stacked screens are not allowed. Stacked Screens are when two players perform a screen for a third teammate when they are shoulder to shoulder with each other. A team must cross the centerline before being defended. The lane violation for this level is 5-seconds. Over and back violation shall be called. The 10-second violation is enforced at this level. Offensive charging, traveling, double dribble, and carrying shall be enforced at all levels. The appropriate fouls and violations shall be called for the above-mentioned offensive violations.

  • Substitutions
    Substitutions shall be made at the 3-minute mark of each quarter. (On a dead ball near the 3 min mark.) Players must check-in at the score table Substitutions can only occur with the official’s consent.

Court Set-up
Court Size is (1/2) regulation size court. Grade 3 Boys – Basket height is 9 feet. Grade 4 Boys – Basket height is 9.5 feet. The Free Throw line shall be 12 feet from the basket.

Scoring
The ball must completely go through the hoop to count. 3-point field goals are not counted at the Grade  3 level. 3-point field goals are counted at the Grade 4 level.

Ball Size

Ball Size is Intermediate (28.5)

Referees

Carol Stream Park District appointed officials shall referee the games. Referees may be the first year or minors officials. Certification is not required. All officials shall attend Carol Stream Park District Trainings, Clinics, and Meetings.

Defensive Strategies

  • Teams must play man-to-man.
  • Switching coverage of an offensive player is allowed.
  • There is no splitting the defense to the corners of the court to remove certain individuals from a play. Any indication of this tactic being used intentionally shall result in a technical foul for the team responsible.
  • Teams cannot use a zone defense.
  • Double-teaming is not allowed at any time.
  • Triple teams are not allowed at any point during the game.
  • Teams may not press at this level.
  •  If the Offensive Team uses an outlet pass to try to get the ball down the court quickly (before the opposing team is able to get back on defense) the defensive team is allowed to play defense without penalty.
  • The defense shall not be allowed to defend opponents until after the ball has crossed the centerline.
  • The defense shall not be allowed to defend opponents until after the ball has crossed the 3 point line if the defense holds a 10+ point lead.

Post Season Tournament

Seeding is based on regular-season games as follows:

  • Win-lose record
  • Head to Head
  • Fewest Points Allowed
  • The higher seeded team is the home team.

The same time restrictions used during the regular season apply. Games cannot end in a tie. Tied games are completed. Tiebreakers are given an additional 4 1/2 minutes to break a tie. If the score is still tied an additional 4 1/2 minutes are issued until the tie is broken. One timeout is awarded to each team. The coach can choose any players in the tiebreaker. If additional tiebreakers are needed, any player who did not play in the first tiebreaker must play in the second tiebreaker.

The Carol Stream Park District athletic staff determine the pairings.

There is zero tolerance during postseason play. Any coach or spectator ejected from a game during the postseason is suspended and is not able to attend any games for the remainder of the season. When a player is ejected from a game during the postseason, the Carol Stream Park District staff assesses the situation with input from the referees and coaches. Based on the review staff decide if the player is suspended and is not be able to attend any games for the remainder of the season.

Playoffs

Grade 3 is an introduction to the competition. Standings are kept. A seeded tournament takes place at the end of the season. Participation awards are given to each player in Grade 3. Grade 4 standings are kept. Championship awards are given to champions and runners-up of the postseason. Championship awards are given to champions of the regular season.

Specific League Rules - Grade 5-6 Boys

Draft

No Draft Leagues
The Carol Stream Park District athletic staff form the teams for Levels 1 and 2. No trades are allowed at these levels. Schools, neighborhoods, and mutual friendship request are used as an adjunct in forming teams. Grade  2 players are rated at the end of the season. Schools and neighborhoods are used to form teams in Levels 1 and 2. One mutual friendship request is allowed per player at Levels 1 and 2 only.

The draft is used to form teams in Levels 3, 4, and 5. All teams in Levels 3, 4, and 5 are selected via the draft. Requests for players to be on specific teams, with specific coaches, or with specific friends are not granted.

Pre-Draft Meeting
Draft rules reviewed. Coaches receive a complete list of all coaches in the league. Coaches receive a complete list of players in the league and their ratings. Protected players are named. Protected players refer to coach and assistant coach’s children.

Rules
All coaches have only one (1), pre-selected assistant. Only the coach and his assistant are allowed to participate in the draft. However, if only one can attend, a second person is allowed to attend and assist as approved by the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor. The children of the coach and assistant are the only players protected in the draft. A Carol Stream Park District appointed person shall be the draft mediator and conduct the draft proceedings for the league assigned. In leagues where there are multiple age groups, the older group is drafted first. This applies to full rounds. Players of each age group are ranked by their ratings from last year, highest to lowest. A draft round consists of each team drafting one player. After all, teams have made their draft choice, point totals are calculated. A coach is not required to draft one of the players in the current round. At their discretion, the coach can draft a player who has a lower rating in that age group. When the lower age group is being drafted, a coach can draft from the older age group if players are remaining. Non-rated players in the draft are automatically put into the last round. This includes all non-rated players from all age groups. It is the intent to keep siblings together on the same team (providing they are in the same league). Therefore, unless the parents have requested that their children be placed on different teams, a coach who selects a player who has a sibling in the same league is required to select the sibling in the round that they appear in the draft.

Process
Coaches must choose their child and the child of their assistant in the round that they are listed unless the coach’s and assistant’s child appear in the same round, then one child is selected in the current round and the other child in the next round. The same applies to siblings in the same round. During the draft, each coach keeps a total of rating points for all of the players he chooses (i.e. If a coach chooses a player rated 21 and on his next pick he chooses a player rated 18, he would have a total of 39 draft points at that time). The Draft Mediator also keep the totals for all teams. After the first round, the total points each coach has, lowest to highest determine the order of the draft. In the event that more than one coach has the same point total, the order of those coaches is determined by drawing cards. In any league with multiple ages, the total rating points after the last complete round for the older age determine the starting order for the younger age group to be drafted. The coach with the lowest points choosing first, the coach with the next lowest total points choosing next, etc. In the event of ties in the total number of points, the order is determined by drawing cards. Coaches continue adding to their point total for the younger age group. If in the final round for an age group there are not enough players for a complete round (i.e. there are only 15 players to be drafted and there are 20 teams), the first round for the younger age group would start. The remaining rated players from the older age group may be drafted at any point in the draft for the younger age. All non-rated players are drafted by means of a “Blind Draft” after all rated players have been drafted. In the event that there are not enough rated players to make a complete draft round, then those rated players from the incomplete round are placed in the blind draft along with the non-rated players. The order for choosing in the blind draft rounds are based on the total team points from prior rounds. The order for the blind draft rounds goes from the lowest team points to the highest and does not change in each subsequent round even if a rated player is picked in the blind draft. In multi-age divisions, those rated players in the older age group not drafted in their appropriate rounds are placed in the Blind Draft rounds. Any players leftover from the final complete round (blind or not), are picked by the teams having the highest total points of the entire draft (i.e. there are only ten (10) players left that have not been drafted, including both rated and unrated. The ten (10) teams with the highest point totals are then draft these players starting with the team that has the lowest total choosing first, etc., until all ten have been drafted.) For clarification, the “Blind Draft” rounds consist of picking the names of the players out of a hat (or like container).

Official Rosters
After all, players have been drafted, the coach must fill out an Official Roster to be signed by the Draft Mediator. The coach or assistant must have his final roster checked by the Draft Mediator. If the final roster turned in does not match the roster recorded by the Draft Mediator throughout the draft, the coaches and assistants involved automatically lose their teams and are banned from any further coaching on any team for the remainder of the year. Late registering players may be added at any time to teams with the highest point totals at the discretion of the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor.

Ratings

Every player from Grade 2 and up is rated. The players are rated in five categories: dribbling, free throws, passing, rebounding, and defense. Rating Scales 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest). Players are to be rated against all other players in their league of the same age not just on their team. In a coaches’ meeting prior to the Ratings Meeting the Carol Stream Park District supervisor and the coaches agree on the top player in each category. These players are rated a “10”. They are then be used as a guide for all other players being rated in each category. Once a coach and his assistant have rated their players, the team rating sheet is completed and handed to the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor at least one week prior to the Rating Meeting. Players are listed from highest to lowest rating.

Rating Meeting
The Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor makes copies of all rating sheets distributes them to the coaches at the Rating Meeting. The Rating Meeting is held at the conclusion of the season. All coaches or assistants must attend this meeting. The coach of a team not represented is not allowed to coach until the ratings have been turned in to the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor. The Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor or his designee attends the Rating Meeting for each league. The meeting starts with the lowest numbered team (the number assigned to each team that is used in league schedules). The coach or assistant reads aloud each player’s ratings starting with the highest-rated player. Any discussion as to the ratings are given by a player takes place after the entire teams’ ratings have been read. If two or more teams challenge a player’s rating, a revised rating must be voted on. Each team has one vote. A change must be made if agreed by a simple majority. The revised rating for that player is put on the final rating sheet. All ratings are final at the conclusion of the Rating Meeting.

Games

There are eight (8) regular-season games during the season. The postseason is single elimination. Games consist of four (4) Six-minute quarters. One minute break between quarters. Five-minute half time.

Overtime
Overtime consists of a two-minute period. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, a “sudden death” overtime is played. Each team is allotted one time out in overtime and one time out during “sudden death” with no carryover between these time frames. If a team does not have a ten-point lead during the overtime period they may employ a full-court press at the Grade 5-6 and Grade 7-8 levels.

Time Outs
Each team is allowed two (2) 45-second time outs per half. Time outs do not carry over from the first half.

Time Clock
The clock shall stop on all whistles. The clock shall stop during free throw attempts at this level. The clock shall stop during all time outs.

Offensive Violations
A team must cross the centerline before being defended. Screens and picks may be used at this age level. Stacked screens are not allowed. Stacked Screens are when two players perform a screen for a third teammate when they are shoulder to should with each other The Lane Violation for this level is 3-seconds. Over and back violation shall be called. The 10-second violation is enforced at this level. Offensive charging, traveling, double dribble, and carrying shall be enforced at all levels. The appropriate fouls and violations shall be called for the above-mentioned offensive violations.

Substitutions
Substitutions shall be made at the 3-minute mark of each quarter. Players must check-in at the score table. Substitutions can only occur with the official’s consent.

Court Set-up
Court Size is Regulation. The basket height is 10 feet. The Free Throw line shall be 15 feet from the basket.

Scoring
The ball must completely go through the hoop to count. 3-point field goals are counted at this level.

Ball Size

Intermediate (28.5)

Referees

Two Carol Stream Park District appointed officials shall officiate the games. One patched official is required. Certification and experience are preferred. All officials shall attend Carol Stream Park District training, clinics, and meetings.

Defensive Strategies

  • Teams must play man-to-man.
  • Switching coverage of an offensive player is allowed.
  • There is no splitting the defense to the corners of the court to remove certain individuals from a play. Any indication of this tactic being used intentionally shall result in a technical foul for the team responsible.
  • Teams cannot use a zone defense.
  • Double-teaming allowed anywhere in the foul lane during the entire game. Allowed anywhere on the court during press situations, unless the team is ahead by 10 points or more.
  • Triple teams are not allowed at any point during the game.
  • Teams may press in the last two minutes of the 4th Quarter. If the team with the ball makes an offensive move I.E. a fast break, the defensive team is allowed to play defense without penalty. If the Offensive Team uses an outlet pass to try to get the ball down the court quickly (before the opposing team is able to get back on defense) The defensive team is allowed to play defense without penalty. Teams may not press if ahead by 10 points or more.

Post Season Tournament

Seeding is based on regular-season games as follows:

  • Win-lose record
  • Head to Head
  • Fewest Points Allowed
  • The higher seeded team is the home team.

The same time restrictions used during the regular season apply. Games cannot end in a tie. Tied games are completed. Tiebreakers are given an additional 3 minutes to break a tie. If the score is still tied an additional 3 minutes are issued until the tie is broken. One timeout is awarded to each team per overtime. The coach can choose any players in the tiebreaker. If additional tiebreakers are needed, any player who did not play in the first tiebreaker must play in the second tiebreaker.

The Carol Stream Park District athletic staff determines the pairings.

There is zero tolerance during postseason play. Any coach or spectator ejected from a game during the postseason is suspended and is not able to attend any games for the remainder of the season. When a player is ejected from a game during the postseason, the Carol Stream Park District staff assess the situation with input from the referees and coaches. Based on the review staff decides if the player is suspended and is not able to attend any games for the remainder of the season.

Playoffs

Scores and standings are kept. Championship awards are given to champions and runners-up of the postseason. Championship awards are given to champions of the regular season.

Specific League Rules - Grade 7-8 Boys

Draft

No Draft Leagues

The Carol Stream Park District athletic staff forms the teams for Levels 1 and 2. No trades are allowed at these levels. Schools, neighborhoods, and mutual friendship request are used as an adjunct in forming teams. Grade  2 players are rated at the end of the season. Schools and neighborhoods are used to form teams in Levels 1 and 2. One mutual friendship request is allowed per player at Levels 1 and 2 only.

The draft is used to form teams in Levels 3, 4, and 5. All teams in Levels 3, 4, and 5 are selected via the draft. Requests for players to be on specific teams, with specific coaches, or with specific friends are not granted.


Pre-Draft Meeting
The draft rules are reviewed. Coaches receive a complete list of all coaches in the league. Coaches receive a complete list of players in the league and their ratings. Protected players are named. Protected players refer to coach and assistant coach’s children.

Rules
All coaches have only one (1), pre-selected assistant. Only the coach and his assistant are allowed to participate in the draft. However, if only one can attend, a second person is allowed to attend and assist as approved by the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor. The children of the coach and assistant are the only players protected in the draft. A Carol Stream Park District appointed person shall be the DRAFT MEDIATOR and conduct the draft proceedings for the league assigned. In leagues where there are multiple age groups, the older group is drafted first. This applies to full rounds. Players of each age group are ranked by their ratings from last year, highest to lowest. A DRAFT ROUND consists of each team drafting one player. After all, teams have made their draft choice, point totals are calculated. A coach is not required to draft one of the players in the current round. At their discretion, the coach can draft a player who has a lower rating in that age group. When the lower age group is being drafted, a coach can draft from the older age group if players are remaining. Non-rated players in the draft are automatically be put into the last round. This includes all non-rated players from all age groups. It is the intent to keep siblings together on the same team (providing they are in the same league). Therefore, unless the parents have requested that their children be placed on different teams, a coach who selects a player who has a sibling in the same league is required to select the sibling in the round that they appear in the draft.

Process
Coaches must choose their child and the child of their assistant in the round that they are listed unless the coach’s and assistant’s child appear in the same round, then one child is selected in the current round and the other child in the next round. The same applies to siblings in the same round. During the draft, each coach keeps a total of rating points for all of the players he chooses (i.e. If a coach chooses a player rated 21 and on his next pick he chooses a player rated 18, he would have a total of 39 draft points at that time). The Draft Mediator also keeps the totals for all teams. After the first round, the total points each coach has, lowest to highest determine the order of the draft. In the event that more than one coach has the same point total, the order of those coaches is determined by drawing cards. In any league with multiple ages, the total rating points after the last complete round for the older age determines the starting order for the younger age group to be drafted. The coach with the lowest points choosing first, the coach with the next lowest total points choosing next, etc. In the event of ties in the total number of points, the order is determined by drawing cards. Coaches continue adding to their point total for the younger age group. If in the final round for an age group there are not enough players for a complete round (i.e. there are only 15 players to be drafted and there are 20 teams), the first round for the younger age group would start. The remaining rated players from the older age group may be drafted at any point in the draft for the younger age. All non-rated players are drafted by means of a “Blind Draft” after all rated players have been drafted. In the event that there are not enough rated players to make a complete draft round, then those rated players from the incomplete round are placed in the blind draft along with the non-rated players. The order for choosing in the blind draft rounds are based on the total team points from prior rounds. The order for the blind draft rounds goes from the lowest team points to the highest and does not change in each subsequent round even if a rated player is picked in the blind draft. In multi-age divisions, those rated players in the older age group not drafted in their appropriate rounds are placed in the Blind Draft rounds. Any players leftover from the final complete round (blind or not), are picked by the teams having the highest total points of the entire draft (i.e. there are only ten (10) players left that have not been drafted, including both rated and unrated. The ten (10) teams with the highest point total draft these players starting with the team that has the lowest total choosing first, etc. until all ten have been drafted.) For clarification, the “Blind Draft” rounds consist of picking the names of the players out of a hat (or like container).

Official Rosters
After all, players have been drafted, the coach must fill out an Official Roster to be signed by the Draft Mediator. The coach or assistant must have his final roster checked by the Draft Mediator. If the final roster turned in does not match the roster recorded by the Draft Mediator throughout the draft, the coaches and assistants involved automatically lose their teams and are banned from any further coaching on any team for the remainder of the year. Late registering players may be added at any time to teams with the highest point totals at the discretion of the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor.


Ratings

Every player from the Grade 2 and up are rated. The players are rated in five categories: dribbling, free throws, passing, rebounding, and defense. Rating Scales: 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest). Players are to be rated against all other players in their league of the same age not just on their team. In a coaches’ meeting prior to the Ratings Meeting the Carol Stream Park District supervisor and the coaches agree on the top player in each category. These players are rated a “10”. They are used as a guide for all other players being rated in each category. Once a coach and his assistant have rated their players, the team rating sheet is completed and handed to the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor at least one week prior to the Rating Meeting. Players are listed from highest to lowest rating.

Rating Meeting
The Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor makes copies of all rating sheets distributes them to the coaches at the Rating Meeting. The Rating Meeting is held at the conclusion of the season. All coaches or assistants must attend this meeting. The coach of a team not represented is not allowed to coach until the ratings have been turned in to the Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor. The Carol Stream Park District athletic supervisor or his designee attends the Rating Meeting for each league. The meeting starts with the lowest numbered team (the number assigned to each team is used in league schedules). The coach or assistant reads aloud each player’s ratings starting with the highest-rated player. Any discussion as to the ratings given by a player takes place after the entire teams’ ratings have been read. If two or more teams challenge a player’s rating, a revised rating must be voted on. Each team has one vote. A change must be made if agreed by a simple majority. The revised rating for that player is put on the final rating sheet. All ratings are final at the conclusion of the Rating Meeting.

Games

There are eight (8) regular-season games during the season. Postseason games are single elimination. Games consist of four (4) seven-minute quarters. One minute break between quarters. Five-minute half time.

Overtime
Overtime consists of a two-minute period. If the game is still tied after the first overtime, a “sudden death” overtime is played. Each team is allotted one time out in overtime and one time out during “sudden death” with no carryover between these time frames. If a team does not have a ten-point lead during the overtime period, they may employ a full-court press at the Grade 5-6 and Grade 7-8 levels.

Time Outs
Each team is allowed two (2) 45-second time outs per half.

Time Clock
The clock shall stop on all whistles. The clock shall stop during free throw attempts at this level. The clock shall stop during all time outs. Each team is responsible for providing a volunteer to run the clock and keep score

Offensive Violations
The Lane Violation for this level is 3-seconds. Over and back violation shall be called. The 10-second violation is enforced at this level. Offensive charging, traveling, double dribble, and carrying shall be enforced at all levels. The appropriate fouls and violations shall be called for the above-mentioned offensive violations.

Substitutions
Substitutions shall be made at the 3.5-minute mark of each quarter. Players must check in at the score table. Substitutions can only occur with the official’s consent.

Court Set-up
Court Size is regulation size court. Basket height is10 feet. The free throw line shall be 15 feet from the basket.

Scoring
The ball must completely go through the hoop to count. 3-point field goals are counted at this level.

Ball Size

Official

Referees

Two Carol Stream Park District appointed officials shall officiate the games. Two patched officials are required. Experience is required. All officials shall attend Carol Stream Park District Trainings, Clinics, and Meetings.

Defensive Strategies

  • Teams may use either a man-to-man or zone defense at this level.
  • Double-teaming allowed anywhere in the frontcourt if playing a zone defense. Allowed only in the foul lane if playing man-to-man defense. Allowed anywhere on the court during press situations, unless the team is ahead by 10 or more points.
  • Triple teams are not allowed at any point during a game.
  • Teams may press during the 2nd and 4th quarter of a game.
  • If the team with the ball makes an offensive me I.E. a fast break, the defensive team is allowed to play defense without penalty. (This can occur at ANY point in the game)
  • If the Offensive Team uses an outlet pass to try to get the ball down the court quickly (before the opposing team is able to get back on defense) The defensive team is allowed to play defense without penalty. (This can occur at ANY point in the game)
  • Teams may not press if ahead by 10 points or more.

The same time restrictions used during the regular season apply. Games cannot end in a tie. Tied games are completed. Tiebreakers are given an additional 3 1/2 minutes to break a tie. If the score is still tied an additional 3 1/2 minutes is issued until the tie is broken. One timeout is awarded to each team per overtime. The coach can choose any players in the tiebreaker If additional tiebreakers are needed, any player who did not play in the first tiebreaker must play in the second tiebreaker.

The Carol Stream Park District athletic staff determines the pairings.

There is zero tolerance during postseason play. Any coach or spectator ejected from a game during the postseason is suspended and is not able to attend any games for the remainder of the season. When a player is ejected from a game during the postseason, the Carol Stream Park District staff assesses the situation with input from the referees and coaches. Based on the review staff decide if the player is suspended and is not able to attend any games for the remainder of the season.


Post Season Tournament

Seeding is based on regular-season games as follows:

  • Win-lose record
  • Head to Head
  • Fewest Points Allowed
  • The higher seeded team is the home team.

Playoffs

Scores are kept. Standings are kept. Championship awards are given to champions and runners-up of the postseason. Championship awards are given to champions of the regular season.

Specific League Rules - Inter-Village Girls

Bloomingdale, Bensenville, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, and Wood Dale Park Districts

Games

Each team plays a total of 10 games. All participants adhere to these Inter-Village League Rules. All other rules not defined here are subject to IHSA official Basketball Rulebook. The home team is always wearing white. Grade 3-8 teams play on a 10ft hoop height at all facilities. All games are 4, 6-minute quarters. A stopping clock is used during each game. The clock stops for free throws when a shooting foul is called or a team is in the bonus (Clock starts once the ball is first touched by a player after the last free throw. If the basket is made on the last free throw the clock starts once the ball is thrown into play.), an injured player, only after the referee signals it. Also, the clock stops at the last minute of the second half and the last minute of overtime. There is 1 minute between quarters Halftime is 3 minutes.


Overtime

Overtime consists of a two-minute period with a stopping clock If the game is still tied, sudden death overtime is played.

Time Outs
Each team is allowed 2 timeouts per half. They do not carry over to the next half Each team is allowed 1 timeout for the overtime period.

Ball Size

Grade 3-8 use Intermediate Size Basketballs (28.5)

Substitutions
The ref stops the clock around the 3-minute mark during each quarter. Teams are able to sub in their players at the three-minute mark only. Coaches must hand in the roster to the scorekeeper prior to each game. Equal playing time requirement. Equal Playing time guidelines are as follows:

  • A period is defined as half of a quarter.
  • No player shall sit for more than two periods in a row.
  • 11 players = 7 players play 4 periods, 4 players play 3 periods
  • 10 players = 10 players play 4 periods
  • 9 players = 4 players play 5 periods, 5 players play 4 periods
  • 8 players = 8 players play 5 periods
  • 7 players = 5 players play 6 periods, 2 players play 5 periods
  • 6 players = 4 players play 7 periods, 2 players play 6 periods
  •  players = 5 players play 8 periods

Free substitution only is granted in the event of a player injury or an extenuating circumstance. Official’s consent must occur. Coaches may revoke playing time for participants that have missed an excess of practice time or are disciplinary problems. Before revoking playing time, the coach must inform Carol Stream Park District Staff and the player’s parent prior to the game. The scorekeeper buzzes in substitutes. Each player must report their number and the number of the player they are substituting. (#1 for #22) If time is stopped for an injured player, that player must be taken out of the game. The next dead ball, the injured player may return to the game.

Substitute Players
Must be from a lower age division. (Ex. A Grade 5-6 team may only use a Grade 4 player or below.) Each coach is responsible for finding their own substitute players. Contact information for each team has been added to the Quickscores Winter Basketball Game Schedule. No players are allowed to play as a substitute player if it interferes with their own team’s game (house or tournament). If a substitute is being used, he remains on the playing roster for that entire game.No substitute may play more periods than a regularly rostered player. Substitutes are allowed. The number of substitutes used dependent on the need for the given game and enough to give the team up to a total of seven players for the game. If a team has 6 players or less they may use a substitute player. The manager using a substitute from an assigned team may use the same player for consecutive games. Any violation of any of the above-stated rules results in the game being forfeited.

Defense
Grade 3-4 teams are not allowed to press. “Defenses must set up inside of their own three-point arch, defenses can move up to defend the offense once the player with the ball has two feet and the ball past the half-court line.” Grade 5-6 teams allowed to press in the last 2 minutes of the game only. Grade 7-8 teams are allowed to press the duration of the game. A team may not press if they are up by 10 points or more. A team losing by 10 points may press until 10 point lead is diminished. (Excluding Grade 3-4 teams) If a team is winning by 10 + points they must only play defense inside the 3pt arc. Open defense at each level. Each team can either play man to man or zone defense.

Free Throws
Grade 3-4 – Hoop Height (10 feet), 12 feet for the free-throw line. Any shooting foul before the bonus counts as 1 pt for the said team and the ball back. The bonus is 7+ fouls per half (Shooting or on the floor fouls). All fouls after the bonus result in 2 free throws Grade 5-8 – regulation Height (10 feet), 15 feet for the free-throw line.

Fast Break Rule
No fast breaks for Grade 3-4 teams. Fast breaks are allowed for Grades 5 and up. The offense is not allowed to fast break if leading by 10+pts.

Offensive Violations

  • Grade 3-4 – 5 seconds
  • Grade 5-8 – 3 seconds

Conduct
The officials may remove any player or coach from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct including inappropriate language. In severe cases, the League Administrator may remove a player or coach from league play. Team coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, parents, and visitors. If an official finds their conduct disruptive to the game, the following courses of action may be taken:

  • Warning to the team coach.
  • A technical foul against the team.
  • Forfeiture of the game.

Three (3) technical fouls on a team in a given game shall constitute a forfeit. Two (2) technical fouls on a coach or player result in disqualification and the coach and player is asked to leave the gym and not be allowed to attend the next game.

Sportsmanship

The sportsmanship rule dictates that if a team is leading by a score of 10+ points at any point in a game, the coach in the lead should begin to use coaching tactics that allow the game to become closer in competition and score. The following are examples:

  • The defense can only guard players only within the 3 point line
  • The defense cannot press.
  • The offense is not allowed to fast break.
  • Officials stop the game and the ball is turned over to defense if a team does not follow these rules.

Game Confirmation
The visiting team must call the home team week of the game to confirm the date, time, location.

Youth Sports League Affiliate

The Carol Stream Youth Travel Basketball Association

(CSYTBA) offers a competitive travel basketball program for boys and girls grades 4th through 8th grade. Boy’s teams compete in the DuPage Youth Travel Basketball League (DYTBL) and girls compete in the West Suburban Girls Basketball League (WSGBL). In addition to league play each team competes in various tournaments in the area. Tryouts are held each year in September, check the website for details. Coaches: interested individuals need to email CSYTBA with age level and qualifications.

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