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Athlete Institute Men's Basketball League

League Information:

Athlete Institute Men's Basketball League is a competitive league for males age 18 and older, with Open 18+ and Masters 35+ Divisions. Games are played on Sunday evenings, between 6-10 pm and refereed by Guelph Board officials.

Divisions:

  • 18+ Open Division
  • 35+ Masters Division

Teams Must Contain: 8 players minimum (12 max)

League Start Date: Sunday, April 24
Game times: Sundays between 6-10 pm

  • 7 Games Minimum
  • Sign up a full team or as an individual/free agent
  • Includes Black/White AIBL reversible jersey
  • All players must purchase new jersey for Spring 2022 season but can be reused in subsequent seasons for discounted league fee

Fees: $150 + HST

Location: Athlete Institute Fieldhouse (207321 Highway 9, Mono, ON)

Game Rules and Regulations:

  • FIBA Rules and Regulations with the following modifications.

Time

  • 23:00 minute halves, running time
  • 3:00 minute half time
  • Final 2:00 minutes of the game will be stop time
  • If point spread is 20+, there will be no stop time
  • The 30 second shot clock is in effect for the final two minutes of the game

Game Flow / Substitutions

  • In the backcourt, the ball does not have to be touched by an official - the ball must be taken out of bounds and inbounded from the sideline
  • Only the team with possession in the backcourt can call for a substitution
  • If the team with possession in the backcourt calls for a substitution, the opposing team then may also sub.

Rosters/Eligibility

  • Players must be on a roster and registered with the league to play
  • Any changes or additions to roster must be approved by league convenor, email: Mark Peterson
  • Players must play a minimum of 2 regular season games to be eligible for playoffs
  • Players with outstanding league fees are not eligible for playoffs

Jerseys

  • The home team on the schedule will wear white, the away team will wear black. Please bring your reversible jerseys every week.
  • If you misplace your jersey you will need to purchase a new one ($40 + HST)

Shooting Fouls

  • A shooting foul on a 2-pt field goal MISS will be rewarded with 1 free throw worth 2 points
  • A shooting foul on a 2-pt field goal MAKE will be rewarded with 2 points plus 1 free throw worth 1 point
  • A shooting foul on a 3-pt field goal MISS will be rewarded with 2 free throws - the first free throw is worth 2 points, the second is worth 1 point
  • A shooting foul on a 3-pt field goal MAKE will be rewarded with 3 points plus 1 free throw worth 1 point

Fouls

  • 6 fouls by one player will result in ejection from the game
  • Bonus starts at 7 team fouls per half

Technical Fouls

  • Technical fouls are non-contact fouls and result in 1 free throw worth 1 point
  • Unsportsmanlike fouls are contact fouls and result in 1 free throw worth 2 points
  • Two technical fouls = player ejection
  • Two unsportsmanlike fouls = player ejection
  • One technical foul and 1 unsportsmanlike foul = player ejection
  • Two ejections = 1 game suspension

Time Outs

  • Regular Season: Each team will have one time out per half, unused time outs will not carry over into the second half
  • Playoffs: Each team will have one time out in the first half, and two time outs in the second half. Unused time outs in the first half will not carry over into the second half.
  • Unused time outs in the second half can be used in overtime.

Overtime

  • If score is tied at the end of regulation, there will be a 2:00 minute overtime
  • There will not be an additional timeout added in overtime
  • Timeouts not used in the second half may be used in overtime

Referee

  • All games will be refereed by two Guelph Board officials
  • Only the captain from each team is permitted to speak to the referee regarding calls

Minimum Players

  • Teams must have at least 4 players to start the game
  • A team is permitted to play with 4 players for the entirety of the game. The opposing team may match their 4 (4v4) or choose to play with 5 (5v4).
  • If a team is short players, they may 'borrow' players from another team to play the game
  • If a team chooses to 'borrow' players from another team, the game will still be played but the team will technically forfeit, 0-20
  • Players must be registered with the league to play for another team