Markham Business Sports League

Baseball, Basketball, Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball

Baseball | Outdoor Volleyball

Basketball | Indoor Volleyball

League Rules

BASKETBALL RULES

VOLLEYBALL RULES

BASKETBALL RULES

TEAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Teams can have up to 12 players on their roster.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 10 players on their roster comprised of full or part time players.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 8 players present at every game.
  • Teams are allowed friends and family on the team.
  • Teams must be somewhat associated to a company, business, or any entity that has corporate relevance.
  • Teams must be registered and paid for before our final schedule is released.
  • Teams can add or remove players from the team midway through the season in the event of poor commitment/injuries.
  • Players must be 18 years of age or older to play.
  • ALL players must be registered and have signed the waiver on the websitebefore they are able to participate in the league.
  • Teams must be able to distinguish players from one another whether it is by numbered jerseys, player names, etc…

SPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT:

  • Physical altercations are NOT permitted in this league. If one should occur, the offending players will be removed from the league immediately.
  • Teams waiting to play must remain either in the lobby or in an isolated area of the gym designated by a league representative. If a league representative does not allow a designated area during the game, the team must wait in the lobby. Teams with nowhere to go after work can visit the OWL A FIRKIN PUB located at 7181 Woodbine Ave which is only 5 minutes away from the gym. There are special team deals for teams in our league.
  • Teams must respect the facility and other teams. Teams are not permitted to play anywhere inside the gymnasium during a game. Teams cannot warm up in the lobby or bounce balls around.
  • Drugs and alcohol are NOT permitted and should not be present at any games. Breaking this rule is also subject to suspension or removal immediately.
  • Profanity and foul language is NOT permitted. Frustration ventilation is permitted, but not extreme rants of profanity. The referees are NOT to be disrespected in any way.
  • Players must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner toward their own team and the opposing team. They must treat other players and referees with respect or risk having a technical foul charged toward them or their team, suspension or removal.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Appropriate attire for sport is mandatory. A player is not permitted to play in jeans or street clothing. Leggings or tights are permitted. Baggy or loose clothing is not permitted. We would like to see teams in uniform. It is not mandatory, but lightly enforced. Exceptions will only be made to prevent defaulted games.
  • Players must have appropriate shoes for basketball. Any shoes that are deemed unsafe to play in will result in the player not allowed to play.
  • Players must play the game in a safe manner. Any careless behaviour that results in minor or severe injury to another player will result in consequence.
  • No jewelry allowed under any circumstances.
  • If there is water present on the court, play must be stopped until the water is removed, and it is safe to continue play.

DEFAULTS:

  • If a team does not meet the minimum requirements to play at the start of the game, 2 points per minute will be awarded up to a maximum of 10 points as well as possession. At 10 minutes past the start of the game, it will be ruled a default. If there are enough bodies to play a game, the game will be played for fun.
  • Should a team default prior to the start of a game, that captain is required to contact the opposing team’s captain or the league to notify of default. Failure to notify the opposing captain or league will result in double the consequence of a regular default.
  • A team cannot reschedule a game by choice. Only if the league permits the reschedule.
  • Rescheduled games will not be rescheduled. If a team defaults a rescheduled game, it will be entered the standings as a default and loss.
  • Defaults will not be rescheduled, and the opposing team may use the gymnasium for basketball purposes during the allotted time.
  • If a team defaults, the opposing team will enter a win.

GAME RULES:

Referees will abide by FIBA basketball rules except for certain rules that are specific to our league.

  • Games will be 40 minutes in length with 5 to 10 minutes of warm up time before the game officially starts.
  • Each game will consist of two 20-minute halves.
  • Each half will run without stoppage except for the final two minutes if there is a score difference of 12 or less points. Also, time will be stopped if there are unsafe circumstances to play.
  • Time will continue to run during free throws.
  • Overtime will be 5 minutes in length with time running and will only be stopped during free throws and/or unsafe playing circumstances.
  • At the end of the 5 minutes for overtime, if the score is still tied, teams will enter a free throw shoot out that will be 1 for 1 until a team misses.
  • Each team is allowed two-time outs per half, the first time out is 20 seconds, and the second is 30 seconds.
  • Only the player with full possession of the ball can call time out.
  • Teams can only call a time out if they’re are in possession of the ball live or dead.
  • Time out cannot be called during the first free throw, only the second.
  • Time outs cannot be carried over.
  • Each player can only have 5 personal fouls before they are removed from the game.
  • Each team can only have 5 total fouls.
  • Under no circumstances can a player commit a hard foul on purpose that has potential to cause injury or harm.
  • You cannot foul a player who is not in possession of the ball, it will be two shots plus possession if this occurs.
  • All fouls carry over to the second half and overtime.
  • Referees will not enforce defensive 3 seconds in the key.
  • Referees will enforce offensive 3 seconds in the key strictly.
  • Teams must have at least 4 players on the court always. Anything less will result in a default.
  • There are no minimum number of females to be present on the court at any time.
  • If a team has one or more females on the court, the opposing team must play a player down if they do not have a female on the court unless the team with a female in play agrees to 5 on 5 or there is a score difference of more than 20 points.
  • If neither team has a female on the court, teams can match 5 on 5 at any point during the game.
  • At any point of the game, if there are no females on the court, teams can match 5 on 5.
  • Players who are not in play MUST remain seated on the bench always with exceptions only made for using the bathroom, getting water, leaving the game, injury, or an outburst of celebration for a big play.
  • Players who are not in play and do not remain seated with the exceptions listed above risk having a technical foul called against them.
  • Teams can only substitute 3 players at a time maximum.
  • Players subbing into the game must approach the score keeping table and must wait until both the referee allows them onto the court AND all players being pulled are completely off the court.
  • Players who do not follow this protocol risk having a technical foul called against them.
  • Only captains are allowed to question the referees call.
  • If the captain is not on the court, the call cannot be questioned.
  • All calls made by the referee are final and not subject to change unless the referees choose to do so.
  • Each team will receive 2 points for a win, and no points for a loss.
  • If a team defaults their game, they will have 1 point deducted from their total amount of points at the end of the regular season going into playoffs.
  • Illegal players can only be challenged once the game officially starts. Only captains are allowed to challenge players for I.D. If a player cannot produce identification within 5 minutes, the game will resume play, but will be under protest. The league will review the team list on the website to see if identification matches.

CANCELLATIONS OR GYMNASIUM ISSUES:

 

  • If the gymnasium is locked, or the facility is inaccessible up until 10 minutes after the start of your game time, the game will be cancelled and rescheduled by the league. If the gymnasium is open, but the facility is unprepared for play, teams may try to prepare the facility and play the game.
  • If there is a real threat of a major snow storm or freezing rain, the league will reschedule the game.
  • In the event a team defaults close to game time or does not show, the opposing team may still use the facility for basketball purposes in the allotted time. They can practice or play amongst themselves.
  • In the event a referee does not show, teams must ref their own game. If a referee is late, teams must start the game on time and self referee. When the referee arrives, they will begin to referee. If the referee does not show, teams must self-referee.

TIE BREAK PROCEDURE FOR FINAL STANDINGS:

  • Head-to-head (the two team’s records against one another.)
  • Points achieved

PLAYOFFS:

  • Playoffs will be one game elimination. If you win, you move on.
  • Not all teams make playoffs.
  • All rules will be strictly enforced during playoffs with no exceptions.

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Do not interfere with other teams or user groups of the facility. Should there be a conflict in facility usage with other user groups; captains will be equipped with a copy of the permit. Should conflict arise with another group, the league will investigate and reschedule the game.
  • All decisions by the league are final and not subject to challenge or change.
  • Players cannot be traded amongst teams. Players of companies with 2 or more teams may not use players from each other’s teams unless they receive permission from the league OR if the second team is in a different division.
  • Players can be borrowed from another team only if the game is ruled a default and a game is being played for fun.
  • The minimum age requirement for players is 18.
  • Music can be played during games.
  • Basketball related activities are only permitted in the gymnasium. You are not permitted to toss the ball around or conduct any activity outside of the gymnasium.
  • Appropriate shoes must be worn inside the gymnasium. You must respect the facility and keep it clean. Failure to respect the facility the league operates in will result in removal from the league.

 


 

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE RULES
(RECRETIONAL DIVISION RULES LISTED BELOW)
Updated August 2017

TEAM REQUIREMENTS

1. Teams are co-ed and can have up to 12players’ maximum on the team. Players can be full or part time.

(a) There must be a minimum of 2 females on the court always.

2. A team can play with 5 people on the court, but there still must be a minimum of 2 females on the court. Anything less than 5 players will result in a default.

3. If a team starts the game with 2 females, and one of them gets injured or must leave during the game, the team can continue to play with 1 female, but they must play short-handed for the remainder of the game.

4. Teams must be co-ed.

5. ALL players must be registered and have signed our waiver online before they are able to play in the league.

6.If any team wishes to make additions/changes to their team due to poor commitment by players, they will be permitted to do so at the midway point of the season. No sooner after registration is closed, and no later than the midway point of the season. The league will make acceptations to this rule in the event too many defaults are occurring for a team.

SPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

7. Physical altercations are not permitted in this league. If a physical altercation should occur, the offending players will be removed from the league immediately.

8. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted and may not be present at any games. Breaking this rule is also subject to suspension or removal.

9. Profanity and foul language is not permitted. Frustration ventilation is permitted, but not extreme rants of profanity.

10. Players must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner toward their own team and the opposing team. They must treat other players and referees with respect.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

11. Every player should be equipped with volleyball knee pads. It is very easy for injury to occur if a players’ knees strike the floor without protection.

12. Appropriate attire for sport is mandatory. A player is not permitted to play in jeans or street clothing. Sweatpants and leggings or tights are permitted. Baggy or loose clothing is not permitted. We would like to see teams in uniform. It is not mandatory, but lightly enforced. Exceptions will only be made to prevent defaulted games.

DEFAULTS

13. If a team does not meet the minimum team requirements at 5 minutes after the scheduled start time, they forfeit the first set but can play the set for fun with at least 4 players of any gender. If a team does not meet minimum requirements at 15 minutes after the start of the game, they default the game. A team that does not meet the minimum team requirements is still permitted to play the game for fun provided the opposing team agrees to play.The opposing team may also choose to use the time for their own team game or practice.

14. Should a team default prior to the start of a game, that captain is required to contact the opposing team’s captain to notify them of default. Failure to notify the opposing captain or league will result in double the consequence of a regular default.

14. (a) A team cannot reschedule a game by choice. Only if the league permits the reschedule.

15. Rescheduled games will not be rescheduled. If a team defaults a rescheduled game, it will be entered the standings as a default.

16. Defaults will not be rescheduled, and the opposing team may use the gymnasium for volleyball purposes during the allotted time.

16. (a) If a team defaults, the opposing team will enter a win, as well as half the maximum points for each official set. If the opposing team or league is not notified of the default, the non-defaulting team will receive maximum points for each official set.

GAME RULES

17. Each game consists of 4 sets. The first set isa 15-point warm up set. Twoof three officialsets will go to 25 points and the thirdofficial set is to 15 points.  The team to win 2/3 official sets will be the winner of the game.

18. Each set must be completed. There is no time limit on sets. Sets will continue until a team gains a 2-point advantage.

19. Captains are required to assist in submitting the score of the game online while logged into their captain’s account if a league representative asks for assistance.

20. The score input: Each team will record a win or loss, and also record 1 point for each set won where it says “points” in the score recording section.

20. (a) If teams are tied in wins in the standings at the end of the regular season, ties will be separated by the number of sets won. If they are tied in sets won, it will be the two teams record head to head.

20. (a) If the league requires you to assist in inputting scores online, you are to do it in good faith and honesty.

20. (b) If a team wins 3 straight sets quickly, teams are permitted to play for the remainder of the allotted time slot for fun.

20. (c) A point is awarded to a team ANYTIME the volleyball touches the ground. A point is awarded anytime a rally is won. This is to ensure all sets are played during the allotted time. This might be referred to as “rally points.”

21. You are permitted one step in on both sides of the court when serving.

22. Each player can only serve a maximum of 3 serves consecutively.

23. The net is set at women’sheight.

24. Spiking is permitted;however, you cannot target or attack players when spiking. You must also exercise a reasonable amount of caution when spiking. If a player on the opposing team is struck by a targeted spike or powerful spike and no caution was exhibited, the offending team will lose the point gained and will lose possession. The amount of caution is to be decided by the referee. This rule is very ambiguous and reflects an aspect of safety.

25. Tipping is permitted and blocking is permitted. The top of the net is to remain untouched. The lower part of the net can be touched.
25. (a) You cannot cross the line below the net. The line can be touched, but not crossed with a full foot.

26. You cannot kick the volleyball with a full leg swing. If the ball is deflected off a leg unintentionally, or a person extends a leg to save the volleyball from striking the ground, it will be permitted. This is the referee’s discretion. This rule is to prevent clownery.

27. Substitute players can rotate in when your team regains possession, and can also rotate in once a player reaches the 3 serve maximum.

27. (a) Substitution is not mandatory. Substitution can only be made in proper rotation unless a player is injured.

28. Either the referee or an MBSL representative will keep score. Teams may be asked to assist with this at times and are obligated to do so at the referee’s discretion.

29. All calls made by the referee are final. The referee’s calls will stand and are not subject to change in anyway. In the event a bad call alters the playoffs, the league will investigate.

30. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, it is your responsibility to research common volleyball rules. Lifts, scoops, re-directs, double hits and pro-longed contact are all illegal touches. This is mainly a recreational league and the rules will be enforced in a manner that reflects fun as the goal of the season.

CANCELLATIONS OR GYMNASIUM ISSUES

31. If the gymnasium is locked, or the facility is inaccessible up until 10 minutes after the start of your game time, the game will be cancelled and rescheduled by the league. If the gymnasium is open, but the facility is unprepared for play, teams may try to prepare the facility and play the game.

32. If there is a real threat of a major snow storm or freezing rain, the league will reschedule the game.

33. In the event a team defaults close to game time or does not show, the opposing team may still use the facility for volleyball purposes in the allotted time. They can practice or play amongst themselves.

34. In the event a referee does not show, teams must ref their own game. If a referee is late, teams must start the game on time and self ref. If the referee does not show, teams must self referee.

TIE BREAK PROCEDURE FOR FINAL STANDINGS

35. Head-to-head (the twoteam’s records against one another.)

36. Points achieved

PLAYOFFS

37. Playoffs will be the best 3 out of 5 sets. No warm up set. Sets to 25,25,25,25,15.

MISCELLANEOUS

38. Do not interfere with other teams or user groups of the facility. Should there be a conflict in facility usage with other user groups; captains will be equipped with a copy of the permit. Should conflict arise with another group, the league will investigate and reschedule the game.

39. All decisions by the league are final and not subject to challenge or change.

40. Players cannot be traded amongst teams. Players of companies with 2 or more teams may not use players from each other’s teams unless they receive permission from the league OR if the second team is in a different division.

41. The minimum age requirement for players is 18. Exceptions can be made for specific circumstances. Contact the league for approval.

42. Music can be played during games.

43. Players challenged as an illegal player must provide photo I.D within 5 minutes of the challenge. If the player cannot produce photo I.D within the 5 minutes, they are to be removed from the game. If the player is deemed illegal, the offending team will default the game. The game may still be played for fun if both captains agree.

44. Volleyball related activities are only permitted in the gymnasium. You are not permitted to toss the ball around or conduct any activity outside of the gymnasium.
45. Appropriate shoes must be worn inside the gymnasium. You must respect the facility and keep it clean. Failure to respect the facility the league operates in will result in removal from the league.