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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Each team is allowed two (2) 45-second time outs per half.
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
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 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 Size is regulation size court. Basket height is10 feet. The free throw line shall be 15 feet from the basket.
The ball must completely go through the hoop to count. 3-point field goals are counted at this level.
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.
- 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.
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.