CJNB Basketball 2023/2024 League Rules
All games will consist of (2) 15 minute halves with clock stopping on every whistle. If a team is up by 20 or more points the clock will become a running clock in the second half. Clock will stop on foul shots with the running clock in the second half
2 Minute Overtime if needed.
3rd Grade Division
2-20 minute halves, clock will stop with 1 minute remaining in the first half & 2 minutes remaining in the second half
Each team will pay 1 ref $60 before each game
Any team that would like to pay the referee fees up front are subject to an $100 administartion fee(CJNB would pay the refree's directly for your games)
2-60 Second & 2-30 second per game
Addition 60 second timeout for a 2 minute overtime if game is tied
A team will begin shooting one and one foul shots on the seventh foul, two shots will be awarded on the tenth team foul (In the U-9 & U10 Division the foul shooter may cross the line after releasing the ball, the foul shooter will not be able to go for the rebound.
9U 3rd Grade Born on before 8/31/2015
10U 4th Grade Born on before 8/31/2014
11U 5th Grade Born on before 8/31/2013
12U 6th Grade Born on before 8/31/2012
13U 7th Grade Born on before 8/31/2011
14U 8th Grade Born on before 8/31/2010
Players can only play in 1 age group in any division
3th grade division Defense can only play up to half court NO FULL COURT PRESS
4th Boys, 4th & 5th Girls, 5th Boys B Division: Full Court Press is allowed in the Last Three (3) minutes of the game
2022/2023 5th Grade Boys Division Full Court Press allowed in last Three (3) minutes of the game * This division will be broken into A & B before playoffs
5th Boys A Division and 6th Girls: Full Court Press is allowed in the Last Six (6) minutes of the game.
6th Grade Boys B divison Full Court Press the entire second half.
6th Grade Boys A Division, 7th Grade Boys Divisions A&B, 8th Grade Boys Divisions A&B, 7th Grade Girls and 8th Grade Girls all can press the entire game.
All game results will be entered on the website under the coaches login , the winning team within 48 hours after game completion. If NO SCORE has been sent, the game will be recorded as 0-0. Neither team will get points for the non reported game. Standings are calculated by the point system, 3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. Max of 14 games will be used to determine the points, the first 14 games of the season schedule will be the games used in the calculation.
GAME CANCELLATION POLICY (please see game cancellation policy under rules on the home page)
Forfeit system to insure all/most games are played or not cancelled at last minute.
Do not accept a game change from your opponent without league approval.
Town/Organization Directors must approve all change requests.
5/1, 5/5 dates system of recording games to be scheduled. All games need to be rescheduled or forfeits can be issued to the offending party.
5/1 – Could not schedule. Both teams need to find a mutually actable date. Games must be scheduled by Jan 1st.
5/5 – Game cancelled due to weather.
Once the schedule is published, and the grace period has passed, any changes other than weather or school closings will need to be approved by both the Town’s/Organization’s Director and the CJNB League
Opposing coaches are not to be called to change games until the change is approved by the CJNB League
Unless a change is approved, if a team cannot play at the scheduled time, the result will be a forfeit.
If an approved change is made, if an immediate reschedule date/time is not agreed upon, the game date will be moved to 5/1.
All games must be rescheduled within 3 weeks of the approved cancellation.
If a game is scheduled for 5/1, and it is not rescheduled, both teams can receive a Forfeit unless one of the teams can prove their opponent has refused to reschedule. In this situation the team that refuses or is overly difficult will receive the forfeit.
If a team immediately alerts the CJNB that their opponent is not accepting any reasonable dates/times to reschedule, then the CJNB can assign the forfeit to that team who is not cooperating.
Any unapproved cancellation (48 hours or less) or No Show, the Cancelling Team must pay the CJNB $120 to reimburse 2 Referees (penalty fees) and will receive a forfeit
Any team with less than 10 games played, has 2 forfiets, or has unpaid fees, will be ineligible for the playoffs, unless the CJNB League reviews it, and allows, due to extenuating circumstances.
Ball Size- 28.5 Ball will be used for the Boys (U10), (U11) (U12), & (ALL Girls) Divisions.
All other divisions will use a High School Regulation Size Ball
A coach or player that receives two technical fouls will be ejected from the game and must leave the gym. That coach or player will be suspended for the next game and subject to disciplinary action.
Five personal fouls will result in removal from the game.
A team that does not arrive by the scheduled start time will forfeit the game after the fifteen (15) minute grace period. All teams need a minimum of five players to start the game. All players’ names must appear in the official book, and all players must be on the bench prior to the start of the 2nd half. Any player arriving after the start of the 2nd half is NOT eligible to play. Any team violating this rule will forfeit the game.
3 bench coaches per team Head Coach, and 2 Assistant Coaches
For all crossover game press rules will be by the lowest division playing
All teams/organizations are responsible for their own insurance for their players and coaches. The CJNB Basketball League does not provide insurance to teams.