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Playing Time Policy

 

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1.  Developmental, Elementary House and Middle School House Divisions:

  • Playing time Minimum:  All players in attendance for the full game must play a minimum of 50% of the game
  • Playing time Maximum:  All players may only play a Maximum of 75% of the game
  • For players that arrive late or leave early, the following guidelines will be followed for MINIMUM Playing time: 
    • Missed 1 Quarter: Minimum Playing time is reduced to 33% of the total game
    • Missed 2 Quarters: Minimum Playing time is reduced to 25% of the total game
    • Missed 3 Quarters: Minimum Playing time is reduced to 12% of the total game

Minimum and Maximum Playing Time Chart for Developmental, Elementary House and Middle School House:

# of Players 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 Players 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
9 Players 75% 75% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%  
8 Platers 75% 75% 75% 75% 50% 50% 50% 50%    
7 Players 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 50%      
6 Players 100% 100% 75% 75% 75% 75%        

  

2. High School House Divisions

  • Playing time Minimum:  All players in attendance for the full game must play a minimum of 25% of the game
  • Playing time Maximum:  All players may only play a Maximum of 75% of the game
  • For players that arrive late or leave early, the following guidelines will be followed for MINIMUM Playing time: 
    • Missed 1 Quarter: Minimum Playing time is reduced to 19% of the total game
    • Missed 2 Quarters: Minimum Playing time is reduced to 12% of the total game
    • Missed 3 Quarters: Minimum Playing time is reduced to 6% of the total game

3.  Exceptions to the MINIMUM playing time are as follows:

  • Injury,
  • Medical reason,
  • Discipline (Coach must receive approval from the league ahead of the game)
  • If the player fouls out or is disqualified prior to meeting the minimum time requirements

4.  Exceptions to the MAXIMUM playing time rule are as follows:

  • Team has seven eligible players AND:
    • one or more players have fouled out or been disqualified 
    • one or more players becomes injured and cannot meet their own minimum playing time
  • Team has fewer than seven eligible players for the duration of the game.  

5.  Notification requirements for Playing Time Exceptions

  • For Injury or medical reasons exceptions:
    • Coach must notify opposing coach prior to start of game (or during a timeout if the injury occurs during the game)
    • Coach must notify the Division Coordinator in writing within 48 hours after the game
  • For discipline exceptions
    • Coach must notify Division Coordinator 48 hours prior to game and receive approval from Division Coordinator
    • Coach must have the approval notice (e-mail) available to show the opposing coach prior to the start of the game
    • For excessive fouls exception, or maximum playing time exception
    • Coach must notify opposing coach during a timeout or at halftime
    • Coach must notify the Division Coordinator in writing within 48 hours after the game

6.  Enforcement of the Playing Time rules

  • All teams are required to designate one parent or the assistant coach to keep track of playing time. The parent or assistant coach may not be working at the scorer’s table
  • Team is required to keep track of the opposing team’s playing time
  • Head Coach should collect the playing time sheet and turn into the Division Coordinator as part of the game report

7.  Penalties for playing time violations

  • 1st Offense – Warning issued to coach from the league
  • 2nd Offense – Team forfeits game and coach is suspended 1 game
  • 3rd Offense – Team forfeits game and coach is suspended for season

Travel and Select Teams:

Due to the competitive environment in our travel program league games, Travel players must earn their playing time. No minimum or maximums are set for the travel teams. More information on playing times and the commitment for the travel and select program is found in the Travel Section