Rules & Conduct

EBL RULES

EBL Junior Rules 

EBL Mixed Rules - ADULTS 

EBL Adult General  

EBL SENIORS UNIFORM POLICY

All players must play in matching coloured numbered jerseys. 
Penalties for no jerseys will come into effect from WEEK 3 of each season. 
The penalties are:
- 5 point penalty for each player not in the correct singlet.
Eg, if 2 players from a team don't have jerseys, the other team automatically start on 10 points.
- Players in the same number shirt in addition to the 5 point penalty will share fouls.
- If tape, felt marker etc. is used to number shirts the 5 point penalty will apply, however they will not share fouls 
- EBL will not help with tape or writing materials.

EBL CODES OF CONDUCT

As interpreted from Basketball Australia’s “Codes of Conduct” and adapted to the Easts Basketball League for the purpose of maximum enjoyment of EBL’s competitions & activities

Parent’s Code of Conduct

-          Encourage children to always play by the rules
-          Encourage your children to participate for their interests, not your own interests
-          Reduce your child’s emphasis on winning. Instead, emphasise the enjoyment of playing basketball
-          Always treat the other players, coaches, and referees with respect – everyone at EBL is here to have fun, learn, and enjoy the game of basketball
-          Do not undermine the efforts of other players. Instead, show support for all efforts made by all the players, and help create a positive atmosphere
-          Cooperate with and show respect for the supervisors at the arena at all times
-          We incorporate a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding abuse, rage, or inappropriate behavior towards players, coaches,
            referees, spectators, supervisors or any managers at the arena
-          Always use the facilities and equipment provided with care

Player’s Code of Conduct

-          Understand and abide by the rules of basketball at all times when playing
-          Do not argue or excessively question a referee’s call
-          Verbal abuse, including obscene language or derogatory gestures towards any official, will not be tolerated or permitted before, during, or after the game 
-          Physical or verbal abuse towards any other player will not be tolerated before, during, or after the game 
-          Cooperate with your team mates, opponents, referees and coaches to ensure you get the most enjoyment out of the game
-          Be humble in victory and humble in defeat
-          Remember the reason for playing basketball is for enjoyment of the game, not only to win 
-          Always use the facilities and equipment provided with care

Spectator’s Code of Conduct

-          Respect the efforts of everyone involved with the game 
-          Be positive towards and encourage players who make a mistake to keep playing 
-          Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using obscene language, harassing players, referees, coaches, supervisors or any managers involved with the game
-          Condemn the use of violence in any form
-          Keep children in your care under control

Referee’s Code of Conduct

-          Officiate the game to the best of your ability
-          Officiate the game with the players, coaches and other referee/s in mind at all times
-          Officiate the game fairly, taking into consideration the skill level of the players, coaches, other referees involved in the game
-          Answer politely asked questions regarding your particular calls at appropriate times from players, coaches, and bench people only
-          Use common sense in children’s games by not “over calling” violations such as travels and double dribbles if the game is not affected by the action of the player
-          Help educate children’s understanding of the rules of the game when appropriate and encourage fair play at all times
-          Deal with difficult situations with a calm attitude, and do not become defensive when appropriately questioned
-          Enjoy refereeing, it will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of basketball
-          Keep up to date with any rule changes that are issued by FIBA and implement FIBA rules at all times during the game

 EBL has zero tolerance for any verbal or physical abuse at any of our venues and such actions will be investigated and can face Player or Team bans from all EBL Competitions.

FORFEITS & REGISTERED PLAYERS

All games will commence at the scheduled time.
A forfeit will be declared if 10 minutes of play has passed.
3 players are needed to start the game.
Until 3 players are on court, 2 points per minute will be awarded to the opposing team as penalty.

UNREGISTERED PLAYERS
* If your team plays an unregistered player without prior approval from EBL, your team may be deducted 3 competition points.

* While EBL endeavors todo their best to stop unregistered players from taking the court, in the instance they do take the court, they will not be covered by our insurance and play at their own risk.

* Team managers are responsible for providing up to date registered players lists to EBL. 
* If teams fees are paid as single players then only those who EBL have received full registration and payment can play for that team.
 
ADULT FORFEITS PENALTIES
If a team forfeits with more then 72 hours notice, they will lose 3 competition points with no fine issued.
If a team forfeits for any Adult EBL competition with less then 72 hours notice, the team will lose 3 competition points and a $100 fine will apply.
The team will not be permitted to take court the following week until the fine is paid in full.

$80 of the fine will go to the opposing team and $20 to cover admin will go to EBL.
Teams who sign up to the season do so on the basis of agreeing to this system.

JUNIOR FORFEITS 
PENALTIES
All teams who forfeit will lose 3 competition points. Please notify us asap so we can notify the opposing teams.

ADULT REGISTERED PLAYERS
When paying team fees as a whole, captains can register up to 10 players.
These are the only permitted players that may play for the team all season.