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WPCYO SPRING LEAGUE Basketball Rules 2019
 
Updated March 4, 2019 
 
 
 
 
1. PRESSING RULE: Teams may use full court press only under these conditions:
3rd - 4th Grade Teams may press in the last 3 minutes of the game, and only less than 15 points ahead.   
5th-10th Grade Teams may press if less than 20 point ahead.
 
2. THREE POINT LINE:
For 5th- 6th , 7th- 8th  and 9th-10th  Grade Teams, if  the court has the 3 point line, then the game must be played with the 3 point shot.  
 
3. BALL SIZE:
All Girls Teams and Boys 3rd- 4th Grade Teams use the 28.5” (Women’s standard) basketball.
All Boys Teams, starting with 5th – 6th Grade use the 29.5” (Men’s standard) basketball.
 
4. FOUL LINE:
Teams
Foul Line
Girls 3rd - 6th  Grade
12 Feet from backboard
Girls 7th - 8th  Grade
15 Feet from backboard
Boys 3rd - 4th Grade
12 Feet from backboard
Boys 5th - 8th Grade
15 Feet from backboard
 
5. FOUL BONUS:
Bonus situation begins with the 7th team foul, free throws are one-and-one.
 
6. FOUL SHOOTING/ENTERING LANE:  
Players may step in on the release of the foul shot for ALL divisions.
 
7. AMOUNT OF TIME IN A HALF and OVERTIME PERIOD
All Divisions will play 2, 18 minute halves. The clock will run continuously until the final 3 minutes of each half. In the final 3 minutes of each half, the clock will stop on every whistle. The clock will start when the ball becomes live (legally touched) on the court. Note- The clock will stop on whistles (stoppage of play) at or under the 3 minute mark. The clock will not automatically stop at the 3 minute mark. The clock will stop for timeouts.
 
All overtime periods will be 3 minutes in length. The clock will run continuously until the last 1 minute of each period. The clock will stop on every whistle in the last 1 minute of each overtime period.
 
8. SCORE:
Opposing coaches are asked to communicate with each other in keeping the score respectable in unbalanced games. The table below outlines the allowed victory margin. If the point differential in the final score is much greater than the limits set, the game may result in a forfeit
 
Teams
Final Score
Girls and Boys 3rd - 4th Grade
No more than 15 points
Girls and Boys 5th – 10th Grade
No more than 20 points
 
Each Coach is responsible to make results are updated on the website within 24 hours after a game is played. The exact score should not be reported. A score of 2 should be entered for a win and a 0 for a loss.
 
9. TIME OUTS:
Each team will be permitted 2 full timeouts each half. They do not carry over “use them or lose them”. Teams will be permitted 1 additional timeout for each overtime period.  
 
10. COACHES PER TEAM:
Up to two coaches ONLY may sit on the bench.
 
11. PLAYOFFS:
  • Any team with two forfeits during the season will be ineligible for playoffs.
  • All team fees must be paid before a team is eligible for playoffs.
 
12. OFFICIALS
  • Official will paid by the League.
  • Contact the Supervisor of Officials to discuss a problem involving an official
 
13. GAME CANCELLATIONS:
Games Cancellation due to reasonable reasons must be emailed to by 7pm on the Tuesday preceding a weekend game, or by 7pm on the day 3 days prior to a weekday games.  If this procedure is not followed, the team cancelling is at risk of forfeit and both Official Fees must be paid by the cancelling team.
 
If there is inclement weather, the decision to cancel will be made by the Site Coordinator. All parties will be notified by email of game cancellations. 
 
No team is required to travel to a Game if the team does not want to risk going out in bad weather.  Games can be cancelled, by either team, without forfeit, if the weather prevents safe travel. To cancel a game send an email to wpcyoschedule@gmail.com
 
14. ROSTERS
 
All Team rosters must be submitted by email to by the first game.  Teams that do not submit rosters will forfeit all games until the roster is received. The roster may not be changed after it is submitted if the games have begun.  
 
ONLY rostered players can play on a team and there is no adding players for a game - unless the other team agrees beforehand AND the team with the non-rostered players takes a forfeit.    
 
A Player may only be one CYO Spring League Team Roster. Team rosters are limited to 15 players.
 
15. MISCELLANEOUS
 
  • Dunking is NOT permitted in any CYO division, not during warm-ups nor during games.
  • No shot clocks will be utilized.
  • All uniform shirts must have parish/school name printed on the front.
  • Players shall remove all jewelry and hair accessories prior to start of game. Players are not permitted to wear tape over any jewelry (including earrings.)
  • Players are not permitted to wear sneakers with lights, springs or wheels.
  • A player or coach who is ejected from a game will be suspended one game for the first offense and will face possible expulsion from the League on the second offense.
  • Players involved in a fight will be suspended depending on the severity of the incident and may face expulsion.  Second offense will result in immediate expulsion.  A coach involved in a fight will face immediate expulsion upon consultation with the Archdiocese of NY CYO Office and the Advisory Board.
 
CONTACTS
 
WPCYO Northern Region Commissioner
Bill McLoughlin
(914) 843-7825 cell
wpcyonorth@gmail.com
 
All Saints, Ann Seton, Holy Innocents, Holy Name-Croton, Holy Name-Valhalla,  Holy Rosary-Valhalla, Mt Carmel, OL Loretto, St James, Sacred Heart Patterson, St Ann, St Aug-Ossining, St Columbanus, St Joseph-Croton, St Johns-Mahopac, St John and Mary, St Mary-Katonah, St Patrick-Armonk, St Patrick-Bedford, Transfiguration, OLPH-Ardsley, St Lawrence, St Matthews, IC-Irvington, Sacred Heart-Yonkers, St Theresa, Sacred Heart-Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont Club
 
WPCYO Southern Region Commissioner
Charles Alfaro
914-434-1414
wpcyosouth@gmail.com
 
Annunciation – OL Fatima, Bronxville CCD, St Joseph-Bronxville, St John Bosco Parish, Holy Family - NR, Holy Name - NR, OL Mercy, Resurrection, St Aug-Larchmont, St John the Baptist, St John and Paul, St Vito, OLPH-St. Catharine’s Pelham, Sacred Heart-Hartsdale, Chapel School, St Eugene, IC Tuckahoe, IHM-Scarsdale, Iona Prep, St Gregory, OL Sorrows, St Anthony-Yonkers, Throggs Neck ThunderBolz
 
WPCYO Spring League Scheduler
Chris Gomprecht
wpcyoschedule@gmail.com
 
WPCYO.NET Helpdesk
Rita McCabe
wpcyohelp@gmail.com
 
Supervisor of Officials
Bill Tierney
914-552-0959