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Bridgewater Biddy Basketball
By-Laws
 
 
Article I – Name
 
The organization shall be known as Bridgewater Biddy Basketball (BBB).
 
Article II – Objective
 
A.    The objective of Bridgewater Biddy Basketball, (BBB) shall be to instill in the boys of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, loyalty, work ethic, courage and reverence, so that they will be finer, stronger and happier children and will grow to become healthy and successful adults.
 
B.    The objective will be achieved by providing supervised basketball games. The supervisor shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or the winning of games is secondary to the building of character in children.
 
Article III - Membership
 
A.    Voting members of BBB for all general meetings shall consist exclusively of all Executive Board members. 
B.     All Head Coaches who participate during the current basketball season may attend any and all general meetings of the Executive Board.
C.    Head Coaches who participated during the previous basketball season have the right to be a voting member only for the purpose of the annual election of the Executive Board. Members must be physically present at a meeting for their votes to count.
D.    All members and officers of this organization are strictly volunteer, non-salaried people not compensated in any way. This article will be in effect as long as the Bridgewater Biddy Basketball is in existence.
 
 
 
Article IV – Government
 
A.    The Executive Board shall convene an Annual Election Meeting, open to the general public. The election shall be held to: (1) elect the Board of Directors for the next term and (2) to vote any changes to the by-laws. 
 
B.    The Board of Directors composed of the following positions:
 
Positions                                                                         Term               Expires
 
President                                                                          One Year          2011               
Legend Division Coordinator                                             One Year          2011            
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 9-12                 One Year          2011
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 7 & 8                One Year          2011
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 5 & 6                One Year          2011
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 3 & 4                One Year          2011
            Fundraining Coordinator                                                    One Year          2011
            Special Events Coordinator                                                One Year          2011
            Travel League Coordinator                                                One Year          2011
Members-At-Large (2)                                                        One Year         2011
Webmaster                                                                        One Year         2011
 
 
C.    The government of the BBB shall be under the direct supervision of the President and Board of Directors (see above).
 
D. All matters concerning the policies and practices of BBB shall be decided by a vote of the Board of Directors, quorum present and majority vote.
 
        E. The President and Board of Directors are authorized to arbitrate in local league matters and rule interpretations other than game disputes.
 
        F. Any voting member of the Board of Directors must provide 90 days notice to the Board of their election to leave the position within the organization barring unforeseen circumstances.
 
 
Article V – Duties of Officers
 
President
 
·         Presides at all BBB meetings
·         Sees that all rules and policies of the BBB are understood and observed
·         Heads the local organization and the Board of Directors
·         Directs coordination of all fundraising activities
·         Work closely with the Recreation Department and School Department to provide gym time for all leagues for all practices, games, tryouts, clinics and special events.
·         Executes any disciplinary measures against coaches, assistant coaches, players, or parents.
·         Coordinates the requirements gathering for all supplies required and then disbursement upon receipt.
·         Mediates any disputes. In the absence of the President, the VP/Registrar will decide the dispute.
 
 
 
Vice President/Registrar
 
·         Presides in the absence of the President on all league matters
·         Carries out all assignments granted to him by the President
·         Schedules walk-in registration dates in October through the Recreation Department.
·         Works with the webmaster in maintaining/creating registration forms.
·         Keeps all registration records
·         Communicates registration to league coordinators
·         Responsible for establishing the overall schedule for the four Recreation Leagues. This includes scheduled games, and all scheduled practice times for all Recreation League teams.
·         Assists the President in other duties as the President sees fit
 
 
Vice President/Treasurer
 
·         Responsible for all league finances
·         Pays all bills incurred by the league
·         Dispenses league funds as approved by the Board of Directors
·         Reports to the Board of Directors as to previous disbursements of funds since last meeting
·         Prepares annual financial statements  
·         Makes all purchases of game equipment and uniforms necessary for the operation of the league subject to ratification of the Board of Directors
·         Assess and re-orders any new equipment to include:
o    Basketballs
o    Scorebooks for each travel team
o    First Aid Kits and related supplies
o    T-Shirts  
o    Trophies
 
 
 
 
 
League Coordinator(1 for each of the four leagues)
      
·         In charge of their league
·         Responsible for player/team assignment
·         Subject to all rules promulgated by the Board of Directors
·         Recruits head coaches for all teams
·         Approves all assistant coaches for all teams
·         Works closely with VP/Registrar and coaches to build a game/practice schedule
·         Mediates any game disputes. 
·         Manages the completion and collection of CORI Forms for coaches in their league
·         Coordinates any refunds via Treasurer
·         Schedule referees for all games in the league
·         Coordinate the payment for all referees in the league
 
 
Webmaster
 
·         Responsible for maintaining the “look and feel” and content of the BBB Web Site atwww.bridgewaterboysbasketball.com.
·         Responsible for leveraging the site capability to maximize the full functionality of the site in support of the Leagues objectives.
·         Reports on activity.
·         Makes recommendation as to how technology can make the league’s administration duties or marketing activities more efficient.
·         Manages the frequency and topics on what gets emailed to all league members. Our parents and children give us their email and home addresses along with their trust that they won’t be abused. In general, email blasts should be limited to league topics.
 
 
 
Article VI – Duties
 
Duties not listed in Article IV shall be directed by the Board of Directors
 
Article VII – Meetings
 
A.    There shall be regular meetings of the Board of Directors chaired by the President on a date agreed to by the Board. Regular Meetings will generally be scheduled once every two month. 
 
B.    Special meetings will be called as necessary by the President with a two week notice to all members of the Board of Directors.
 
B.    An annual meeting shall be held in April for the officer elections and at any other time the President deems it necessary with a two week notice to all membership.
 
C.    Robert’s Revised Rules of Order shall govern all meetings except where there is a conflict with the organization’s by-laws.
 
D.    A quorum shall be 50% of the Board and one officer to be included in that 50% in attendance after due notice has been given to the membership and/or the Board of Directors. If a quorum is not present, the meeting will be cancelled and re-scheduled.
 
 
Article VIII – Coaches
 
Each team shall consist of a head coach and one (1) minimum and two (2) maximum   assistant coaches approved by the respective League Coordinator.            
 
All BBB coaches must be approved by the Board of Directors and are required to submit an annual CORI form.                                        
  
All coaches are considered ‘at will’ volunteers whose relationship with the BBB is reviewed and renewed each year.
 
A.    Examples of causal reason for the removal of any coach in any league are:
a.     Unacceptable or inappropriate language or gestures used (i.e. to use profane words or phrases)
b.    To insult or belittle players, referees or spectators
c.     Unsportsmanlike conduct which sets a bad example for players and spectators
d.    Any physical contact or force used against a player, referee or spectator.
e.    Can be removed at anytime by the Board of Directors
 
B.    Depending on the severity of the violation, a coach may receive a First Warning. The determination of First Warning or immediate expulsion shall be decided solely by a 2/3 vote of the Board.                                                   
C.    If a coach has been removed by a vote of the board of directors, the coach has the right to appeal the removal by following the steps below:
a.     Register his or her desire to appeal in writing to the President of the BBB at least two weeks before the next board meeting
b.    Appear in person before the Board of Directors at the next scheduled Board of Directors meetings.
c.     Present his or her case before the board in 15 minutes or less.
d.    The board will discuss said issue after the appellant leaves the board meeting and render its final decision.
e.    The appellant will be notified in writing by the President of the BBB as to the outcome of the appeal.
 
D.    2/3 vote of the Board of Directors is needed to remove a head coach or an assistant coach. The head coach or assistant shall have the right to appear before the Board of Directors to defend their actions prior to any removal vote. The said removal shall become part of the permanent records of the Board of Directors and reinstatement of any removed head coaches or assistant coaches must be by a 2/3 vote.
E.    Any incidents shall be reported in writing to the Board within two weeks of the alleged incident.                                                                                          
 
F.     The head coaches shall meet separately at the call of the President and under the supervision of the individual League Coordinators to:
·         Review rules and regulations and make recommendations for changes for the coming year subject to the confirmation by the Board of Directors
·         Address conduct issues amongst players, coaches, assistant coaches, referees, or spectators
·         Perform a draft whereby a player roster is filled for the coming year. The type of draft is left to the discretion of the League Coordinator and Head Coaches.   
·         Distribute schedules and equipment.
·         Make recommendations for assistant coaches.
 

Article IX - Referees
 
·                     All games under the jurisdiction of this Association shall be played under the rules of the BBB and as amended by the Association.
·                     The official referee shall be the sole judge on the court, and his/her decision shall be final. No protests, based on referee decisions, shall be allowed. Any complaints about an official referee shall be directed in writing to the League Coordinator.
·                     The referee (and/or any Board member) may remove a spectator from a game location for reasons of abusive or unsportsmanlike conduct. 
·                     Referees shall report in writing to the Executive Board any cases of misconduct and/or foul and abusive language.
·                     Referees must inform any player or coach that he/she is placed on report to the Executive Board.
 
 
 
Article X – Rosters
 
Teams should have a maximum of 12 players on a roster with 11 players being optimal. However, in the interest of scheduling, the league coordinator will attempt to create leagues at each level with an even number of teams.            
 
 
Article XI – Playing Rules
 
 
 
The individual league guidelines and rules for games are contained in appendices A, B and C of the BBB League By-Laws.
 
 
Article XII – Playing Times
 
Playing time, not wins and losses, for all players should be in the forefront of all coaching decisions.
 
 
The guidelines for how to substitute players given different available players are below. These guidelines should be adhered to diligently. 
 
 
Article XIII – Players
 
A.    The official player eligibility rules are as noted below.  Exceptions to these rules may be made by the League Coordinators with the approval of the Board of Directors.  
 
B.    The player must participate in the league designated for their grade level.
 
C.    A player is eligible to play if they are:
a.     A resident of Bridgewater
b.    A resident of Bridgewater who attends a school outside of Bridgewater
c.     Move from Bridgewater to another town after the season’s games start
d.    Move into Bridgewater from another town after the season’s games starts
e.    Residents of Raynham are eligible to play in the High School League.
 
D.    Players may not participate in any game when the following items are present:
a.     A hard cast on any part of their body
b.    Earrings
c.     Bracelets
d.    Necklaces
e.    Non-sneaker footwear
 
 
 
Article XIV – Cancellations
 
 
If the Bridgewater Schools are closed for any reason all BBB Leagues games will be cancelled. The League Coordinators will work with the President, Registrar and Referee Coordinator to decide on a course of action for making the games up at a future date.
 
 
Article XV – League Fees
 
 
A.    The amount of registration fees for the coming year will be set by vote of the board.
 
B.    In addition, any registrations received after November 1st, will be subject to a $10 late fee.
 
C.    There is no discount for multiple players from one family. 
 
 
Article XVI – Registration Policy
 
Registration dates for the BBB Recreation League will be published on the League web-site.  All previous participants will be notified in advance via email about the Registration procedure. Online Registration shall begin on September 1st and Close on December 1st. A walk registration will be conducted in October. In order to balance the team assignments in a fair and consistent manner no Recreation League Registrations will be accepted after December 1, of each year.
 
 
Article XVII – Refund Policy
 
Any player who has not started their season is entitled to a 100% refund. Once the season starts for the player, there will be no refunds. The season will be deemed started by the beginning of the first game.
 
Article XVIII - Amendment Procedure
 
These by-laws, or any section, may be amended or repealed by a 2/3 vote of the membership at the regular meeting in May for which two weeks notice is given to each member.
 

 
History
 
These By Laws were created and approved by the sitting Board of Directors at the January 20, 2009 meeting.
 
These By Laws were amended and approved by the sitting Board of Directors at the April 1, 2009 meeting.
 
 
 
The Board of Directors for the 2009-2010 season are
 
President                                                         Tom Groh
Registrar/Treasurer                                         Tom Groh                                   
League Coordinator – Grades 9-12                 Chris Kozcela                           
League Coordinator – Grades 7-8                   Tom Groh
League Coordinator – Grades 5 & 6                Mike Harrison     
League Coordinator – Grades 3 & 4                Joe Gillis
                Travel League Coordinator                          Rick Myers
Member-at-large                                              Paul Mullaney  
Member-at-large                                              Adam King                                     
Webmaster                                                       Tom Groh
 
 
 
The Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 season are
 
 
President                                                                           Tom Groh               
Legend Division Coordinator                                             Paul Mullaney            
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 9-12                 Chris Koczela
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 7 & 8                Mike Harrison
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 5 & 6                Joe Gillis
Recreation League Coordinator – Grades 4                       Dave Barry
            Third Grade Instructional Coordinator                                Rick Myers
            Fundraining Coordinator                                                    Charlie Urquhart
            Special Events Coordinator                                                Steve McDonough
            Travel League Coordinator                                                Rick Myers
Members-At-Large (2)                                                        Adam King
                                                                                         Eric Peterson
 

 
Appendix A
 
Bridgewater Biddy Basketball
Session Guidance – 3rd & 4th Grade
 
Grade 3 & 4 league will use a 27.5 size ball.
 
The program for the 3rd and 4th grade boys is designed to teach the basics and fundamentals of the game of basketball, to encourage good sportsmanship, to develop social skills and to have some fun!
 
The 12-week season is divided into three sessions.
1.    The focus of the first session (weeks 1-4) is instruction.
2.    The second session (weeks 5-8) is divided between instruction and controlled scrimmages.
3.    The final session (weeks 9-12) is focused on controlled scrimmages. No official scores are kept during any of the scrimmages.
 
Coaches should assume that the players have no knowledge of the game and need to learn all facets including rules, infractions, purpose of the game, layout of the court etc. The goal is to give players a basic understanding of the game as they progress to regular game conditions at the 5th and 6th grade level.
 
The instruction sessions should include a variety of drills, discussion of rules/ infractions/ game basics/ court layout, etc. interspersed through the session in small segments. A typical one-hour session might include 4-5 drills of 8-10 minutes each, interspersed with 4 discussion sessions of 2-3 minutes each. Don’t forget water breaks!
 
The scrimmage sessions should be run with one coach from each team on the floor with a whistle to control the flow, stop the action to point out infractions, and direct the play of the game. The assistant coach(s) should be on the sideline handling substitutions and hopefully maintaining order! No defense is allowed to be played in the backcourt, and it is highly recommended to not allow defenders to pressure the ball outside the three-point zone. All players should be given equal time on the court, with frequent substitutions to keep their attention focused on the game. Try to match players of similar ability to avoid mis-matches (no fun for the weaker team). As an example, all 4th graders on one team against all 3rd graders on the other would be a mis-match.
 
Defense
Teach the players both zone and man-to-man coverage. Use zone to start with so that they see the relative placement of the positions on the court and can protect their zone as the other team tries to penetrate. Once they get this – move to a man-to-man coverage - have them identify who they are covering on the other team by number and get use to defensive coverage in that setting. You should use man-to-man in the games that start in week five.
 
You can use the lists below to help you develop a session plan. Focus on the fundamentals and build upon skills and information that you share from week to week.
 
 
 
The Game                                                      The Court
5 on 5 – position                                             Base lines
Points, baskets & free throws                      Half Court
Change of possession                                 Side lines
Jump Ball                                                        Free Throw lines, Key, Blocks
Time – quarters/halves                                 Lane (Paint)
Referees                                                          Basket
Offensive/ Defensive Positions                   Backboards (sides are in play the top is out)
Free Throw Set-up                                          Three Point Line
Good Sportsmanship
 
Rules/Infractions
Out of Bounds
Backcourt
Double-dribble (two hands, start, stop and start)
Carry or palming
3-second violation
Offensive Fouls
Defensive Fouls (hold, reach, push, hack, trip, butt etc..)
Kick-ball
Traveling
Technical Foul
Lane violations on free throws
Intentional/Flagrant Fouls
 
Skills
Passing – Bounce, Chest, Overhead, Lead, In-Bounds
Dribbling – One hand waist high under control, learn both hands
Shooting – Form, Position square to the basket, lay-ups, jump shots, foul shots
Rebounding – Timing, Position, Box-out, JUMP
Setting and Using Picks
 
A typical practice (you will be sharing the court with another team):
The Court
Walk the boys through the places on a court then put them in the middle, call out a place ie: foul line, the “paint”, the base line etc.. and have them run to that spot.
 
Dribbling
Emphasize use of both the right and left hand while dribbling from the base line to the half court (and back again). Start slow and as they gain control with both hands you can make it competitive or increase the number of times they go between lines. This is a key skill so encourage the boys to practice this in their garage, basement or driveway (weather permitting) between sessions.
 
Passing
Put the boys in two lines facing each other from base line to half court. One side has the ball and begins with bounce passes to each other. Move to each type of pass (overhead, chest) and then mix it up so that they get comfortable with passing and catching the ball.
 
Shooting
Start close to the basket – use the large blocks to the left and right of the paint and have them shoot the ball, emphasizing use of the backboard. As they have some success move them along the key further from the basket toward the foul line. End with foul shots, but allow them to take one step in from the line (smaller boys should be give consideration to move closer – we want them to achieve some success). Encourage use of one hand to steady the ball and one hand to shoot the ball so they don’t get us to using both hands to “push” the ball up.
 
In the games, allow the boys to take one step in from the foul line to shoot. It is good to call a couple of shooting fouls to give the boys experience setting up etc..
 
Playing
I recommend you assign each position a number. The guards are “1” (point guard) and “2”; the forwards “3” (have this position always inbound the ball) and “4”; and the center “5”. Your good dribblers should be your guards in order to move the ball up the court, taller boys should be assigned forwards, but allow the boys to play all positions if they want. During the practice weeks break them into five-on five (it is helpful if you have pinnies) and walk them through moving the ball to the basket.
 
Remember we are responsible for the safety of the children while under our supervision and the condition of the gyms we are using. Don’t allow anyone other than the players and coaches to be on the court during the sessions.
 
 
Appendix B
 
Bridgewater Biddy Basketball League Rules
Game Rules – 5th & 6th Grade
 
            Grade 5 & 6 league will use a 28.5 size ball.
 
1.    All games will consist of four eight-minute quarters
2.    Running time except for time-outs, during foul shots, and the last two minutes of each half (unless there is a fifteen point or greater difference)
3.    Each team will have 4 time-outs per game; 2 in each half. Unused time-outs in the first half can not be carried to the second half. “Official” time-outs will not be charged to a team.
4.    There will be one 3-minute overtime period for games that end in a tie. Each team will have one time out during this period. Unused time-outs from regulation play can not be carried to the overtime period. If the teams are tied at the end of the overtime in a regulation game, the game will be officially recorded as a tie. Playoff games that are tied at the end of regulation will continue playing 3-minute overtime periods until a winner is determined.
5.    NO defense is allowed in the back court at any time. The defending team must allow the opposing team to advance the ball over the mid-court line before defending. They may however, intercept a pass from a player in the backcourt to a player in the frontcourt, as long as the ball has clearly passed the mid-court line.
6.    Five fouls per player are allowed. A player fouls out of the game on the fifth foul. Technical fouls count in the total, and also for the team total.
7.    One-and-one free throws will be awarded on the 7th through 9th fouls of each half of a game. Two free throws will be awarded on the tenth and successive fouls in each half.
8.    Flagrant fouls will be assessed with 2 free throws and possession of the ball. A technical foul will be given to the offending player.
9.    It is recommended that players in this league play “man-to-man” defense not zone whenever possible. 
10. Time-outs must be called by a player whose team has control of the ball, or by any player or coach when there is a stoppage of play.
11. Substitutes should be reported to the scorer’s table and wait to be signaled into the game by the referee.
12. Failure to put the ball in play within five seconds will result in loss of possession.
13. Failure to advance the ball over mid-court within 10 seconds will result in loss of possession.
14. A jump ball is used to start the game and overtime period. Alternating possession thereafter, including jump balls and the start of a new period.
15. The 3-second lane violation will be enforced.
16. For the 5th and 6th grade level only – players will be allowed to step over the foul line after attempting a free throw, provided they do not an attempt to go in the lane to rebound a missed shot. The player’s foot must not touch or go over the free throw line until after the shot is released.
17. Coaches are required to provide relatively equal time to all players, regardless of skill level. No player plays 3 quarters until all have played at least two, and no player plays 4 quarters unless all have played at least 3. Players of equal ability should be played at the same time on each team. Starting with the “B” players in the first quarter and ending with the “A” players in the fourth quarter.
18. “A” Players assigned to play on the “B” Side due to limited “B” players in attendance, can score a maximum of four points while playing on the “B” Side. All A Players can score no more than four points combined, the points should not be reflected on the score-board and should not count towards the game’s end result. 
19. A minimum of six (6) players on each team is required by the start of a scheduled game. If the minimum number of players for a team is not met, the game will be forfeited. If the minimum number of players for each team is not met, the game may still be played, but the results will not be recorded or count towards league standings.
20. Any player who is bleeding should be immediately removed from the game until such time that the bleeding has stopped and the player has washed.
21. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players (and fans) during the game.
22. If the schools are closed the day of a scheduled game – then the game is cancelled.
 
Recreational League Playoff tiebreakers
A.    Head-to-head record
B.     Where available, point differential in head-to-head games.
C.     Coin toss
 
 
 
Appendix C
 
Bridgewater Boys Basketball League Rules
Game Rules – Jr High & High School
 
The Grade 7 & 8 league and the High School League will use a 29.5 size ball.
 
 
1.    All games will consist of four eight-minute quarters
2.    Running time except for time-outs, during foul shots, and the last two minutes of a game (unless there is a ten point or greater difference)
3.    Each team will have 4 time-outs per game; 2 in each half. Unused time-outs in the first half can not be carried to the second half. “Official” time-outs will not be charged to a team.
4.    There will be one 3-minute overtime period for games that end in a tie. Each team will have one time out during this period. Unused time-outs from regulation play can not be carried to the overtime period. If the teams are tied at the end of the overtime in a regulation game, the game will be officially recorded as a tie. Playoff games that are tied at the end of regulation will continue playing 3-minute overtime periods until a winner is determined.
5.    NO defense is allowed in the back court at any time. The defending team must allow the opposing team to advance the ball over the mid-court line before defending. They may however, intercept a pass from a player in the backcourt to a player in the frontcourt, as long as the ball has clearly passed the mid-court line.
6.    Five fouls per player are allowed. A player fouls out of the game on the fifth foul. Technical fouls count in the total, and also for the team total.
7.    One-and-one free throws will be awarded on the 7th through 9th fouls of each half of a game. Two free throws will be awarded on the tenth and successive fouls in each half.
8.    Flagrant fouls will be assessed with 2 free throws and possession of the ball. A technical foul will be given to the offending player.
9.    Time-outs must be called by a player whose team has control of the ball, or by any player or coach when there is a stoppage of play.
10. Substitutes should be reported to the scorer’s table and wait to be signaled into the game by the referee.
11. Failure to put the ball in play within five seconds will result in loss of possession.
12. Failure to advance the ball over mid-court within 10 seconds will result in loss of possession.
13. A jump ball is used to start the game and overtime period. Alternating possession thereafter, including jump balls and the start of a new period.
14. The 3-second lane violation will be enforced.
15. No gum chewing, jewelry, wristbands or hard hairpieces are allowed.
16. Foul Shots - for the 7th to 10th grade level – players must stay behind the foul line until the ball hits the rim.
17. Coaches are required to provide relatively equal time to all players, regardless of skill level. No player plays 3 quarters until all have played at least two, and no player plays 4 quarters unless all have played at least 3. Players of equal ability should be played at the same time on each team. Starting with the “B” players in the first quarter and ending with the “A” players in the fourth quarter.
18. “A” Players assigned to play on the “B” Side due to limited “B” players in attendance, can score a maximum of four points while playing on the “B” Side. All A Players can score no more than four points combined, the points should not be reflected on the score-board and should not count towards the game’s end result. 
19. A minimum of six (6) players on each team is required by the start of a scheduled game. If the minimum number of players for a team is not met, the game will be forfeited. If the minimum number of players for each team is not met, the game may still be played, but the results will not be recorded or count towards league standings.
20. Any player who is bleeding should be immediately removed from the game until such time that the bleeding has stopped and the player has washed.
21. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players (and fans) during the game.
22. If the schools are closed the day of a scheduled game – then the game is cancelled.
 
Recreational League Playoff tiebreakers
1.    Head-to-head record
2.    Where available, point differential in head-to-head games.
3.    Coin toss
 
 
Appendix D
 
Code of Conduct
 
All rules will be strictly enforced. The term “individual” includes: coach, player and
spectator. The term “official” includes: referee, league directors and/or town staff.
 
The team is responsible for the conduct of it’s individuals. Misconduct may result in penalizing an individual and/or a team.
 
1. No Individual Shall: At any time lay a hand upon, shove, strike or threaten to strike an
official or individual.
2. No Individual Shall: Be guilty of objectionable demonstration of dissent by throwing equipment; or any other forceful action.
3. No Individual Shall: Discuss with an official, in any manner, the decision reached by such official except the coach or league official.
4. No Individual Shall: Be guilty of using unnecessary rough tactics in the play of the game.
5. No Individual Shall: Be guilty of a physical attack as an aggressor upon any official or
individual.
6. No Individual Shall: Be guilty of an abusive verbal attack upon any official or individual on or off the court.
7. No Individual Shall: Use profane, obscene or vulgar language in any manner, at any time, on or off the court.
8. No Individual Shall: Appear on the court of play at any time in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of any other type of drug which will infringe upon the individual’s safety or the safety of others.
9. No Coach Shall: Drink alcoholic beverage during league or tournament games.
10. No Individual Shall: Drink alcoholic beverages in any town facility parking lot.
11. No Individual Shall: Be guilty of damaging, destroying or stealing property of any kind.
12. No Individual Shall: Be guilty of any demonstration of unsportsmanlike conduct.
The severity of an infraction will determine the penalty. Penalties can fall between a warning from the official, suspension of the coach or player for the remainder of the season. The Board of Directors will determine the penalty within a reasonable time limit.
 
Please note: Certain penalties such as warnings and ejections from the game are enforced by the official of the game and any decisions made by any such officials will be adhered to by the Board of Directors.