League Rules

Conduct

  • A zero tolerance policy is in effect during all SU Basketball League competitions and events. Any people exhibiting violent, threatening or abusive behavior will be required to leave the venue and may face disciplinary guidelines
  • Abuse of equipment will result in disciplinary action
  • Any infractions regarding people exhibiting violent, threatening or abusive behavior will be assessed by the Disciplinary Committee in conjunction with the match officials and may result in suspensions or bans
  • Players that consistently exhibit conduct towards officials and other players that, while not worthy of a suspension as an individual act, is constant in nature and deemed negative to the playing environment of the competition will be issued a warning. If the individual does not improve their conduct following the warning they can be suspended by the committee for between two and six games
  • Any abuse to officials, verbal or physical will not be tolerated and will face disciplinary actions
  • Any player that receives three technical fouls during the course of the season will be suspended for one game, subsequent technical fouls above the third technical will result in a suspension of one game for each technical foul. These suspensions carry over into finals games.
  • Any player that receives three unsportsmanlikes fouls during the course of the season will be suspended for one game, subsequent unsportsmanlike fouls above the third unsportsmanlike foul will result in a suspension of one game for each technical foul. These suspensions carry over into finals games.
  • Any player that receives either two technical fouls or two unsportsmanlike fouls during the course of a game will be suspended for the following game. These suspensions carry over into finals games.
  • If a player wishes to appeal a decision by Disciplinary Committee, they must contact SU Basketball Club within seven days to arrange a hearing.
  • Copies of the SUBL Offences & Penalties Guidelines are available upon request.

Registration and Participation

  • All players must be Sydney University Sport& Fitness and Sydney Uni Basketball Club members.
  • The team contact must register all of their team’s players with SUBL by the cut-off date for the season. Teams may add to their roster through the season but are required to inform SUBL of any changes to their roster.
  • In the event of an on-the-spot membership check by SU Basketball League personnel a player must produce his or her membership card. In the event they are unable to produce their membership card, they will not be allowed to play in their game/s until such time as they are able to produce their membership card.
  • All players must be registered, under their own name, on the scoresheet prior entering the game. New players cannot join a game after half-time, if a new players joins after the half that game will be considered a forfeit.
  • No team can comprise of more than three players from a higher grade.
  • Teams may use fill-in players in cases when their own team members are not available but all fill-in players must report to the SUSAC front desk and make a one-off payment to cover themselves in case of injury or misadventure.
  • Teams must have three players from their listed team to begin any game and at least four total players.
  • If a team requires fill-ins for any game they cannot be above the games grade i.e. no Division I players may fill-in for Division III
  • In cases when no fill-ins from either a lower grade or outside the league are available teams may use players from within their own grade if the opposing team gives their consent.
  • A team can use a maximum of three fill-ins in any one game and a maximum of five fill-in players during the season, i.e. one player five times or five players one time.
  • Referees and officials will start the clock at the game’s appointed start time, if teams are not ready to play they will penalized two points per minute for ten minutes at which point the game will be declared a forfeit
  • Players must play three of their teams games to be eligible for the finals.
  • Teams that do not register a player at the time they join their team and then want SUBL to retroactively review the score-sheets so the player in question may compete in finals will be charged a $10.00 fee per player for SUBL to complete the review.
  • In the event of an injury a player is eligible to compete if they were a)Registered with the related team prior to the injury and b)Can provide a valid medical certificate covering their injury and inability to compete. Suspension and other miscellaneous issues are not considered mitigating factors.
  • In the event of a forfeit, all listed players on the team not forfeiting are recorded as having played. In the event of a no-play draw all listed players on both teams are recorded as having played.

Competition points, forfeits & Fines

  • Forfeits are recorded as a 20-0 scoreline for ladder purposes
  • Forfeits must be notified by 12.00pm on the Wednesday prior to the schedule game at the latest to avoid penalties
  • Competition points structure is as follows: Win + 3pts, Draw + 2pts, Loss + 1pts, Notified Forfeits 0pts, Unnotified Forfeits – 3 points.
  • In the event of a notified forfeit before the above cut-off there will be no fine assessed. Notified forfeits after the cut-off time but before the game day will incur a $105.00 fine on top of existing fees for Mens Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 and $110.00 for Mens Premier Division. Forfeits on game day or completely unnotified forfeits will incur a $140.00 fine across all divisions.
  • SU Basketball League does not directly refund teams when their opposition forfeits. However, teams that have the opposition forfeit against them will receive a games worth of credit towards the next seasons fees if they continue with the competition. If a replacement game or scrimmage is played no refund will be issued.
  • Teams may be docked points for conduct infractions at the discretion of the competition committee.

Promotion and relegation

  • Teams that win their respective grade are expected to move up a grade, if they choose not to accept promotion SU Basketball League reserves the right not to accept their nomination in upcoming seasons.
  • Teams that finish last in their respective grade are expected to move down a grade, if they choose not to accept relegation SU Basketball League reserves the right not to accept their nomination in upcoming seasons
  • SUBL has the final say on all matters relating to team grading and can choose not to relegate, promote or accept nominations as they see fit

Payments

  • Team fees are paid in one bulk payment, SUBL administration shall inform team managers of the date on which fees are due for a given season from their the responsibility for payment rest with the team manager
  • In the event of late payment SUBL will charge the credit card listed on the team’s nomination form. A 10% late penalty will be added to all payments after the due date.
  • Once a team submits a nomination from for a given season they are considered liable for the full seasons fees.

Injuries

  • In the event of a injury either the injured player or their teammates must notify the SUBL Court Supervisor immediately and the Court Supervisor will help them seek medical attention
  • In the event a player is injured they must complete a Incident Report Form with Sydney University Sport & Fitness Staff. The Incident Report Form must be completed before the injured player leaves the venue and responsibility for the completion of the form rests with the injured party.
  • Any player seeking to claim against SUSF’s insurance must completed Incident Report Form and retain all medical documents and receipts they receive during their treatment
  • Further information on the claims process can be found at https://www.susf.com.au/page/member_code__policies.html
  • The Court Supervisor and SUSF staff may assist the injured player, however, neither party are medical professionals and all advice should be considered in this light. Treatment options are the responsibility of the injured party.

Uniforms

  • All players must have matching, numbered jerseys
  • All players must wear basketball shorts without pockets
  • No jewelry or objects that could cause abrasions may be worn during matches
  • Teams with uniforms that do not meet the above criteria shall receive a warning. If the issue is not addressed by the following game, the team shall receive a ten point handicap penalty in each game their uniforms do not meet standards.

General rules

  • Premier Division games are made up of four eight minute fully-timed quarters. Teams have one timeout in the first half and two in the second. Teams may only use one timeout in the last two minutes of the game
  • In Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 games are made up of two twenty minute running clock halves. Teams are allowed one timeout in each half. The clock stops for time-outs in all divisions.
  • In Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 the clock stops in the last minute of the game is in single digits.
  • In Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 the referees will maintain a loose shot clock (24) in the last 2 minutes of a game. In the event the referee feels like a play has been too long, they will count from 8 seconds. This is to combat teams holding the ball for prolonged periods of time (1 minute plus) in late game situations.
  • All other guidelines are covered by the most recent FIBA officiating rules.