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					    LATe fall
2011/Winter 2012
YOUTH BASKETBALL
                       YMCA Mission:
 To put Christian principles into practice through programs
       that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


               The YMCA Philosophy of Youth Sports:
YMCA youth sport programs are not like other sport programs. We have a mission, and
      that mission is stated in our Seven Pillars of YMCA Youth Super Sports.

         Pillar One - Everyone Plays. We do not use tryouts to select the best
          players, nor do we cut kids from the team. Everyone who registers is
          assigned to a team. During the season everyone receives equal practice time
          and plays at least half of every game.
         Pillar Two - Safety First. Although kids may get hurt playing sports, we do
          all we can to prevent injuries. We’ve modified each sport to make it safer and
          more enjoyable to play. Coaches make sure the equipment and facilities are
          safe, and they teach the sport as we’ve prescribed so that the skills taught are
          appropriate for athletes’ development levels. Coaches constantly supervise
          their players and stop any unsafe activities.
         Pillar Three - Fair Play. Fair play is about playing by the rules - and more.
          It’s about coaches and players showing respect for all involved in YMCA
          youth sports. It’s about coaches being role models of good sporting behavior
          and guiding their players to do the same.
         Pillar Four - Positive Competition. We believe competition is a positive
          process when the pursuit of victory is kept in the right perspective. The right
          perspective is when adults make decisions that put the best interests of the
          players before winning the contest. Learning to compete is important for
          youngsters, and learning to cooperate in a competitive world is an essential
          lesson of life. We want to help kids learn these lessons through YMCA
          sports.
         Pillar Five - Family Involvement. YMCA youth sports encourage parents to
          be involved appropriately in their child’s participation in our sports programs.
          In addition to parents being helpful as volunteer coaches, officials, and
          timekeepers, we encourage them to be at practices and games to support
          their child’s participation.
         Pillar Six - Sport of All. YMCA Youth Super Sports is an “inclusive” sports
          program. We offer programs to all youngsters regardless of their race,
          gender, religious creed, or ability. We ask our adult leaders to encourage and
          appreciate the diversity of children in our society and encourage the kids and
          their parents to do the same.
         Pillar Seven – Sport for Fun. Sports are naturally fun for most kids.
          Sometimes when adults become involved in children’s sporting activities they
          over-organize and dominate the activities to the point that it destroys kids’
          enjoyment of them. If we take the fun out of sports for young athletes, we are
          in danger of the young athletes taking themselves out of sports. The sports
          are for the kids to have fun!
                   YMCA BASKETBALL
                          We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

                                      Frankfort YMCA
                             Instructional Basketball League
                           Rules: Bitty Basketball, 4-5, and 6-7
The YMCA believes in its philosophy of “athletes first, winning second.” Our youth sports
program is designed for all participants to grow in the areas of sportsmanship and physical
            fitness, as well as self-control, team effort, and skill development.


   Players, Coaches, Referees:
    Teams will consist of five players on the court at all times (Bitty Basketball may be
    adjusted to fewer than 5 players). In following the YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy of
    “Everyone Plays,” all team members are to have an equal amount of playing time.

    *Each player is required to recite the Sports Creed before the game and shake hands of
    the opposing team after the game.*

    ANYONE WHO IS NOT REGISTERED IN THE LEAGUE IS NOT ALLOWED TO
    PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES OR GAMES!

    Coaches are expected not only to balance playing time, but also to involve all players in
    the offense; every player should get a chance to dribble and shoot in every game. A
    player should not sit out for two consecutive quarters. Your goal as a coach should be for
    every player to score a basket during the season. This should be your measure of success,
    not your win/loss record.

    Referees are an extension of the coach and will be instructing and encouraging players as
    well as calling fouls and rules violations.

   Games and Practices:
    Each game will consist of (4) five minute quarters for Bitty Basketball and (4) six minute
    quarters for the 4-5 and 6-7 leagues. The clock will run continuously. It will be stopped
    for team official time outs and injuries. Score will not be kept. Each team will have one
    1-hour practice time set per week (Bitty Basketball totals one hour per week including
    game).

   Half time:
    Halftime consists of five minutes. There will be a five to ten minute warm-up period in
    between games.

   Time-outs:
    All teams will receive two 45-second time-outs per half. Time-outs do not carry over.


   Defense:
    Defense will start after half court (no full court press allowed) and will consist of man to
    man defense.
   Basketball Size:
    A mini basketball is used for Bitty Basketball. A junior size (27.5”) basketball is used for
    the 4-5 and 6-7 leagues.

   Rim Height:
    Rims height will be less than 6 feet for the Bitty Basketball league (about 4½ feet). The
    rim height is set at 6 feet for the 4-5 league and 8 feet for the 6-7 league.

   Conduct:
    Team coaches are responsible for the conduct of themselves and for their players. The
    YMCA strives to create a positive learning experience for all participants. Coaches
    should always encourage and NEVER discourage. BE POSITIVE and stay away from
    negative comments/remarks.

   Sportsmanship:
    Sportsmanlike behavior is expected from all coaches, players and spectators at all times.
    If a coach or player is asked to stop his/her unsportsmanlike conduct and he/she fails to
    comply; a technical will be called. Examples of this include but are not limited to:
    intimidating officials, players and/or coaches; arguing; taunting; swearing; pushing and
    fighting. If a spectator continues to be unsportsmanlike, he/she may be asked to leave.

   Technical:
    Referees may use warnings instead of technical fouls at their discretion for any technical
    foul situations. Technicals will be issued for unsportsmanlike conduct; especially those
    individuals who seek to take advantage of league rules. Referees may use their judgment
    in applying the rules for any situation not covered in the league rules.

    Any coach, player or spectator that receives a technical foul will also receive the
    following:
    First Occurrence – Written Warning
    Second Occurrence – On game suspension
    Third Occurrence – Termination from league

   Uniform:
    Team uniforms along with gym shoes are required by all participants during the games.
    No player may play with earrings, necklaces, bracelets or beaded jewelry in the hair.
    Medical necklaces and bracelets are an exception. They must be secured to the player.

   Game cancellation Policy:
    In case of inclement weather, games or practices may be cancelled by a YMCA staff
    representative. All coaches will be contacted if a game has been cancelled. If you have a
    question on whether or not a game is cancelled, please check the Frankfort YMCA
    website, www.frankfortymca.org.
                      YMCA BASKETBALL
                           We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

                                      Frankfort YMCA
                              Recreational Basketball League
                                    Rules: 8-9 and 10-13
The YMCA believes in its philosophy of “athletes first, winning second.” Our youth sports
program is designed for all participants to grow in the areas of sportsmanship and physical
            fitness, as well as self-control, team effort, and skill development.


    Players, Coaches, Referees:
     Teams will consist of five players on the court at all times. In following the YMCA
     Youth Sports Philosophy of “Everyone Plays,” all team members are to have an equal
     amount of playing time.

     *Each player is required to recite the Sports Creed before the game and shake hands of
     the opposing team after the game.*

     ANYONE WHO IS NOT REGISTERED IN THE LEAGUE IS NOT ALLOWED TO
     PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES OR GAMES!

     Coaches are expected not only to balance playing time, but also to involve all players in
     the offense; every player should get a chance to dribble and shoot in every game. Your
     goal as a coach should be for every player to score a basket during the season. This
     should be your measure of success, not your win/loss record.

     Referees are an extension of the coach and will be instructing as well as encouraging the
     players. If any player, coach, or parent insists on arguing with the refs, a technical foul
     will be called. Please keep in mind the YMCA philosophy and remember that yelling at
     the officials is not a value that we want to teach the children.

     Game Time:
     Each game will consist of (4) eight minute quarters.
     The clock will run continuously with the exception of the last two minutes of each half
     when there is a dead ball. The clock may also be stopped for team official time outs and
     injuries.

     The clock will be stopped under 10 seconds if there is a free throw, foul, or the ball is
     knocked out of bounds.

     No team will be under by any more than twenty points. League standings are not kept. If
     one team is ahead by twenty points, the clock will not stop on a dead ball.
     There will be a 10-second rule for bringing the ball past mid-court. This is to prevent
     teams from holding the ball behind mid-court at the end of the game.

     A shot clock will not be used. It will be under the official’s discretion to warn teams that
     are stalling. A second warning of stalling will result in a technical. A team should
     attempt to score in at least 30 seconds.
   Half time:
    Half time will consist of five minutes. There will be a five to ten minute warm-up
    period in between games.

   Time-outs:
    All teams will receive two 45-second time-outs per half. Time-outs do not carry over.

   (3) point shots:
    All made three point shots count as three points.

   Defenders picking up the offense:
    Defenders can pick up the offensive players at the half-court line.

   Full court press:
    Teams may full court press in the last two minutes of each half. If
    one team is ahead by 10 points or more, they cannot full court press.

   Defense:
    Teams can play “man-to man” or “zone” defense.

   Rim Height:
    Rim height will be set at 9 feet for the 8-9 league and 10 feet for the 10-13 league. A
    28.5” (intermediate size) ball will be used with the 8-9 league, and a 29.5” (official size)
    ball will be used with the 10-12 league.

   Conduct:
    Team coaches are responsible for the conduct of themselves and for their players. The
    YMCA strives to create a positive learning experience for all participants. Coaches
    should always encourage and NEVER discourage. BE POSITIVE and stay away from
    negative comments/remarks.

   Sportsmanship:
    Sportsmanlike behavior is expected from all coaches, players and spectators at all times.
    If a coach or player is asked to stop his/her unsportsmanlike conduct and he/she fails to
    comply; a technical will be called. Examples of this include but are not limited to:
    intimidating officials, players and/or coaches; arguing; taunting; swearing; pushing and
    fighting. If a spectator continues to be unsportsmanlike, he/she may be asked to leave.

   Technical:
    Referees may use warnings instead of technical fouls at their discretion for any technical
    foul situations. Technicals will be issued for unsportsmanlike conduct; especially those
    individuals who seek to take advantage of league rules. Referees may use their judgment
    in applying the rules for any situation not covered in the league rules.

    No clear outs are allowed. A technical foul for clearing out may be called at the referee’s
    discretion if the move is thought to be intentional.
    Any coach, player or spectator that receives a technical foul will also receive the
    following:
    First Occurrence – Written Warning
    Second Occurrence – On game suspension
    Third Occurrence – Termination from league

   Uniform: Team uniforms along with gym shoes are required by all participants during
    the games. No player may play with earrings, necklaces, bracelets or beaded jewelry in
    the hair. Medical necklaces and bracelets are an exception. They must be secured to the
    player.

   Game cancellation policy: In case of inclement weather, games or practices may be
    cancelled by a YMCA staff representative. All coaches will be contacted if a game has
    been cancelled. If you have a question on whether or not a game is cancelled, please
    check the Frankfort YMCA website, www.frankfortymca.org.
    SPORTS CREED

      WIN OR LOSE,

  I PLEDGE BEFORE GOD,

  TO DO THE BEST I CAN,

  TO BE A TEAM PLAYER,

TO RESPECT MY TEAMMATES,

OPPONENTS AND OFFICIALS,

 AND TO IMPROVE MYSELF

IN SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY.

				
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