Playing Conditions


            All players must be Under 10,12,14,16 as at 31st December 2015.

            eg U18-1998,1999, U16-2000,2001, U14 2002/2003, U12 2004/2005, U10 2006-2007.

            To be eligble for finals a player must have played two (2) normal round games.



            18 Min halves

            Half time break 2 minutes

            First half: clock does not stop

            Second half: clock stops all whistles in the last minute, including time-outs

            Two time-outs each half.

            Clock does not stop for compulsory subs.

            GRAND FINALS

            20 minute halves

            Half time break 3 minutes

            First half: clock stops all whistles during the last minute.

            Second half: clock stops on all whistles during the last two minutes

            Two time-outs each half.


            Each team must provide a competent scorer/timekeeper for all their games, including

            the Grand Finals.

            If the start of a match is delayed by the absence of such official, then for each minute

            of delay, the teams opponents will be awarded 1 point up to ten (10) minutes after

            which the match will be forfeited. Result to read 20-0.


            Will be provided at the score bench on each court and MUST be completed during the                      preceding game. It is very important that this is done to allow our tight schedule to be maintained. Referees will be directed to commence games on time.


            Under 10 will take penalty shots from the 11 foot mark

            Under 12 will take penalty shots from the 12 foot mark


            In the under 10 and under 12 age groups three (3) point shots will only count for 2 pts.


            Each team must supply their own warm up ball. Small ball (No 6) will be used for all                                 Girls games and the Under 10,12,14 Boys games. A large ball (No 7) will be used in the                              Under 16 & 18 boys games. The best warm-up ball will be used as the match ball.

             NOTE: Only game balls and warm up balls are allowed during Basketball games.

             No Bouncing of balls at end of courts



8.1        All persons involved in the organisation of games must be aware of the effect that extremes of weather can have on persons playing or attending basketball and put in place adequate contingencies for the minimising of risk to persons, particularly when high temperatures are expected. Where high temperatures are expected organisers of games must know the extremes or temperature which can occur in the particular     venue.

8.2 Where high temperatures are expected game organisers must ensure:

            • Full knowledge of availability of first aid equipment and first aid and medical

            personnel is accessible by all persons attending;

            • Referees and other officials are aware of the symptoms of heat stress & are instructed

            to be on the alert to notice any such symptoms;

            • Referees are instructed to initiate regular extra time-outs during the game & to shorten                 the game if necessary;

            • Players are made aware of the need to hydrate regularly before and after the game

            and that facilities are available for them to do so;

            • Facilities are available for players and other persons to externally cool themselves with                 water, fans or other facilities;

            • Adequate supplies of ice and ice packs are available for use where appropriate; and

            • Proper advice is available to coaches and players on the effects of heat, symptoms of

            heat stress, the need for proper hydration and the facilities that are available to prevent                  or treat heat stress.

8.3 All stadiums must be fitted with a thermometer. On hot days, court temperature must be

            taken hourly whilst the stadium is in use and must be recorded in a permanent record                     kept at the stadium. If the stadium is in sections, the temperature must be taken in each section.

8.4 (a) When the court temperature reaches 30’C competition organisers must consider implementing and where the court temperature reaches 35’C, must implement the following timing rules:

            Based on a 50 minute schedule played in halves, the game time must be reduced by 2                 minutes per half with 2 team timeouts per half. The clock must stop for each timeout and the referee must call an additional compulsory timeoutclose to the half way mark in each half. Each team must call a timeout before the compulsory timeout and after the compulsory timeout.

            If a game is played in quarters, the referee must call an additional compulsory timeout in each quarter if no timeout has been called by half way through the quarter.

            The clock must stop for every whistle in the last minute of the first half and the last 3                  minutes of the second half.

       (b) When the court temperature reaches 40’C games must be abandoned. Subject to any rule or ruling by a competition organiser,

            (i) if a game is abandoned before it commences or before or at half time it is counted                      as a draw;

            (ii) if a game is abandoned after half time, the game score stands as a final result.


            Any player NOT in uniform will be subject to a six point penalty. Each team is to provide                a set of alternate tops in the event of teams having similar colours. In the event of clash of uniforms, a toss of a coin will decide the change of tops.

            Correct Uniform : exactly the same design and coloured tops and shorts as the remainder of the team


            Late starts will be penalised by one (1) point for each minute or part thereof.

            Games will be forfeited after a delay of 10 minutes.


            PRELIM ROUNDS - The game will be ruled as a draw.

            SEMI FINALS - An extra three (3) minutes will be played. If at the end of the first (1st)            extra three minutes the game is drawn both teams will have break of 1 minute and then the game will continue and the first team to score will be declared the winner (golden goal).

              GRAND FINALS

An extra three (3) minutes will be played. If at the end of the first (1st) extra three minutes the game is drawn both sides will have a break of 1 minute and another period of three (3) minutes will be played. This will repeat until a winner has been decided .



            Win 3 points,      Loss 1 point       Draw 2 points,   BYE 3 points

            Forfeit 0 points (opponents 20 - 0 win)



            In the event of a draw for position on the ladder, position will be determined by.-:

            Two way draw - Result of game played between the two teams.

            Overall percentage will be used if more than two teams on equal points



            In the event of a team failing to attend a rostered game that team will be subject to a fine of $50.



            Any team withdrawn after 11th February will forfeit their entry fee



            Will be made after the completion of each grand final at each venue.



            In the event of a protest the protest will be heard by the Tournament Dispute

            Tribunal and the decision of the Tribunal will be final. All protests must be lodged IN                        WRITING with the Tournament Dispute Tribunal within half an hour of the game and be                      accompanied by a non refundable deposit of $50.


            Any player or team official reported by referees shall appear before the Tournament                       Dispute Tribunal. The decision of the Tribunal will be final.


19. FILL IN PLAYERS : A player from a lower age group may fill in up an age group

            provided that it is necessary to avoid a walkover/forfeit. A fill in player may only play                      one game “up an age group”, any more than one game will disqualify them from

            participating in the finals of their own age group. In the case of an age group having                       two divisions (A&B) - players of that age group are only permitted to play in one


20. The Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association will not be held responsible for                       any injury or loss of/damage to possessions that may occur during

            this tournament.



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