Top Flight BasketBall Academy

The D-League Rules

OBJECTIVES

To provide a safe and fun environment for players to learn basketball fundamentals, improve their skills, and to learn and appreciate teamwork, sportsmanship and friendly competition through a combination of clinics, practices, games, and tournaments.

Key elements for the kids:

1.  Have fun
2.  Try hard
3.  Teamwork

RULES THAT APPLY TO EVERYBODY (PLAYERS, PARENTS, COACHES, ETC.)

1.  No fighting
2.  No name calling or bullying
3.  No foul language
4.  No vandalism
5.  No stealing
6.  No arguing with the referees
7.  No Illegal drugs
8.  No lying, cheating, or taking other actions with the aim of circumventing league objectives and or rules.

Any of these infractions my lead to either temporary or permanent suspension from the league.

1.  No food or Drinks allowed in the gym except water
2.  No non-court shoes are to be worn in the gym
3.  Balls shall be only used by those involved in a scheduled practice or game
4.  All young children shall be closely supervised and not allowed to roam around the gym
5.  All players shall play in the division according to their age, unless:

- The league receives a request (or permission) from the player's parent to shift a player to a different age group, and
- The league receives a recommendation from the Head Coach to shift a player to a different age group, and
- The D-League Committee approves the request/recommendations.
- All changes will be subject to availability of space in each division

COACHES

1. Shall stay off the court during game time and shall remain in the team bench area. Parents and non-players are not
allowed in on or around the team bench during game time.
2. Coaches may take disciplinary action against their own players as they see fit during a game. Serious infractions should be referred to the head coach and the league committee.
3. Technical fouls will result in ejection from the game (and possible subsequent disciplinary action).
4. In the event that teams cannot field 5 players (during the regular season), teams will play 4 on 4.

PLAYERS

1.  Must have court shoes.
2.  Arrive on time. If a player cannot come or will be late, please inform coaches or team parents. Players may be docked playing time for repeated absence or tardiness.
3.  No Malicious fouls will be tolerated!!!
4.  Technical fouls will result in ejection from the game (and possible subsequent disciplinary action).
5.  No jewelry, watches, ear rings, etc. may be worn during practice or games.
6.  Players are to maintain their fingernails clipped so as not to poise a danger to other players.