SSANBA TOURNNAMENT RULES

ATTIRE

a)  All players are required to wear non-marking basketball shoes.

b)  Teams should be in similar colour shirts with each player displaying a

number on his/her back; (preferably both front and back) Players on the same team may not wear identical numbers.

i)  The colour of the jerseys to be used by each team in the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Tournament (SSANBT) will be included on the team roster sheets. It will be the responsibility of the team that is listed 2nd on the schedule to wear their alternate jerseys when scheduled to play with a team wearing similarly coloured jerseys. This makes things easier for both officials and spectators.

ii)  We recommend that each team have either reversible jerseys with dissimilar colours on the each side, or two different colour sets of jerseys. Both sides of reversible jerseys, as well as both sets of opposite colour jerseys, must comply with the above numbering regulations.

ELIGIBILITY OF A PLAYER IN THE JUNIOR DIVISIONS.

UPON ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT, PLAYERS IN THE JUNIOR DIVISIONS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

1) ACCEPTABLE I.D FORMS INCLUDE:

a) A valid Australian Driver’s License

b) An Australian Proof of Age card.

c) A school I.D. (high school, university).

d) A passport.

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ‘WORD OF MOUTH’ OR OTHER FORM OF ID.

2) AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER FORM
3) A REGISTRATION FORM (TEAM MANAGERS ONLY)

PLAYERS/TEAMS WITHOUT THE ABOVE ITEMS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE TOURNAMENT. ANY VIOLATIONS TO THE AGE RULE IN THE JUNIOR DIVISIONS WILL RESULT IN A RANGE OF POSSIBLE PENALTIES AGREED BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE. THESE WILL INCLUDE:

i.  Suspension of the team from the tournament.

ii.  Suspension of the violating player from the tournament.

iii.  Suspension of points for the violating team.
iv.  Not allowing the violating team to participate in future tournaments.

REGISTRATION

A completed registration form is vital and any unregistered team will not be able to play in the tournament.

a)  Registration should be done six weeks before the tournament dates.

b)  No players are allowed to play in other teams, except in the teams they are registered in for the duration of the tournament.

c)  A player must be registered in one team only, and if a player is found registered in two teams, that player will be suspended from the tournament and penalties like the ones mentioned before will apply.

d) Each team is allowed a maximum of four non-South Sudanese players in the tournament.

e)  Players that have played for teams affiliated with SSANBA can only move teams with the consent of the association CEO in collaboration with both teams and players involved. It is important that any movement be done 60 days before the tournament. After that, movement is not allowed.

f)  A team that owes money to the association will only be allowed to play in the tournament after the outstanding debts have been cleared.

g)  Teams are advised to pay their registrations on time or risk paying a late fees fines or exclusion from the tournament.

h)  A team should register and send through the list of their players in their respective teams with player’s full information.

SCHEDULE

SSANBT will be responsible for scheduling games, providing gyms, game officials, gym supervisors, and game balls and will take care of league organization and publicity.

a)  The 1st game of the day is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. Any participating teams must be in the stadium by 8:30 AM

b)  Gymnasium facilities are limited and therefore a strict schedule will be charted. It is important that all teams are on the court 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each game. Only under extreme conditions or the inability to use the gymnasium facility will SSANBT cancel a scheduled game. Any other circumstances will not be considered.

UNPUNCTUALITY

a)  Officials will start the clock and wait a maximum of 10 minutes beyond the scheduled start of a game for teams to arrive. Any team that is still absent after this will be considered a forfeit. If neither team is present for the scheduled game, both teams will receive a loss unless the SSANBT has notified a team that it need not be present for a game because the other team intends to forfeit

b)  Any team that will not turn up and forfeit the game intentionally, will be fine $250.00 and will not be allowed to enter in the next tournament including all the players that were in the team; will not play in the next tournament for any other team.

VIOLATIONS ON THE COURT
a) Stadium rules must be respected.

i)  Smoking or drinking is prohibited in all areas of the stadium and stadium grounds. This includes hallways, locker rooms and gyms. Consuming alcoholic beverages on stadium property is in violation of state law, and violators may be prosecuted.

ii)  Resin may not be used for shoes or hands.

iii)  Vandalism will not be tolerated. Anyone caught vandalizing stadium or basketball property, or anyone violating any part of this rule will be suspended from participation in any adult athletic program for an indefinite period of time.

iv)  SPITTING on the floor or stadium wall is also an immediate ejection from that game, plus a minimum one-hour suspension. That player/team will clean up prior to the game being re-started. If not cleaned up prior to five (5) minutes, forfeiture will result.

b) SSANBT rules must be respected

i)  Any team playing an unregistered player will lead to a forfeit

ii)  A SSANBT supervisor reserves the power to suspend any player from competition for any period of time if he/she deems appropriate when harmful or abusive language is directed toward officials or members of the opposing team, or for unsportsmanlike conduct of any degree. Also, this supervisor has the authority to forfeit any game in which an infraction of Tournament rules has been committed. If a participant physically assaults any official basketball personnel, a lifetime suspension and criminal charges will result.

iii)  All personnel hired by the SSANBT to officiate and supervise games have the authority to evict players from the game, from the bench and from the gymnasium, or to stop and forfeit a game to the opposition, if, in their opinion, any form of Tournament rule #8 or #9 is abused. Any player ejected from a game must immediately go to the showers, and, following the shower, must leave the building at once. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the game if the offending team wins and/or immediate suspension of the player involved.

GAME RULES

A personal Technical foul on a player will result in that player being suspended from the game for a period of 5 minutes and this will be called a. The 5-minute period is not inclusive of a time-out call or 1⁄2 time period stoppage. And the second technical on the same player will result in suspension of a player from the game.

i)  Any player ejected from a game shall be suspended for that game. Behaviour after an incident can and does have an impact on length of suspension. The player may appeal this automatic suspension via a written request to the basketball supervisor; the tournament manager will then investigate the situation and determine if suspension should be waived.

ii)  Any player who receives four technical fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct during the tournament will automatically be suspended for the remainder of the tournament. This includes any tournament game.

iii)  After a player receives his/her third technical foul, he/she will be suspended for a minimum of one hour. This includes any tournament game. Individual technical fouls will accumulate no matter what? He/she Player is not allowed four individual technical fouls for each team he/she plays for.

iv)  If a player throws a ball at an official or a supervisor, with intention to hit them, that player will be suspend