The Foxborough Youth Basketball Association has adopted the following Rules and Regulations
The mission of this corporation is to promote the sport of basketball for the school age youth in the town of Foxborough including training, instruction, coaching, practice and competition by and between teams sponsored by this corporation. The purpose of these Rules and Regulations is to further that Mission and support the goal of the Foxboro Youth Basketball Association to help youth in the program to develop with positive attitudes about self esteem, sportsmanship and team play; to promote having fun while learning to play competitive basketball; and to field competitive teams that are able to win at a level in which they are placed.
The primary intent of the FYBA is to promote the sport of basketball for the school age youth in the town of Foxborough. In determining whether or not a youth is a resident of Foxboro or otherwise eligible to participate in an FYBA league, the FYBA will consider youth who reside in Foxboro on a full or part-time basis at the home of a custodial parent or guardian as a resident for purposes of its programs.
In addition, the FYBA will consider a player eligible who lives in another town if that town has no team or no opening on a team at the player's age level. In that event, that youth may play on an appropriate team in Foxboro.
Any player seeking to play in Foxboro who is not a resident of Foxboro as provided above shall first seek permission from the FYBA Board of Directors. Requests for a residency waiver should be submitted in writing to the Registrar prior to the registration deadline posted for each season.
High School age or grade players whose name appears on the initial roster of any of the varsity high school basketball teams are ineligible to participate in the FYBA program that season.
Eligibility for inclusion on a travel team playing in organized league such as the Metrowest Basketball League or other such league will be determined in accordance with the rules and regulations of the involved league.
All enrolled participants must play at least fifty percent (50%) of the regular scheduled games to be eligible to participate in the playoffs. Exceptions to this requirement will be made for verified injury or illness.
Program Fees for participation are as determined by the FYBA Board of Directors annually and posted in its Hoopla Newsletter.
The cost, if any, of uniforms to program participants will determined annually by the FYBA Board of Directors and posted in its Hoopla Newsletter.
Participants who withdraw from any FYBA Program prior to the first scheduled game of the season will be provided a full refund of all program and/or uniform fees paid.
In order to facilitate and promote the involvement of Foxboro youth in its programs, the FYBA may waive program and/or uniform fees for any participant based upon need. The waiver of such fees shall be considered a scholarship. The request to waive any such fee may be made by any Board Member to either the President or the Vice President. The President and/or Vice President shall determine if the required criteria are met and shall notify the Registrar and Treasurer of the scholarship granted.
Dates of registration for FYBA programs will be posted annually in the Hoopla Newsletter.
The Hoopla Newsletter and any other registration notices shall be published and distributed at or near the beginning of the school year.
Number of Scheduled Sign-ups Advertising
The Hoopla Newsletter and any other notices shall be published, distributed and advertised as determined by the Board of Directors annually.
In order to facilitate and promote the involvement of Foxboro youth in its programs, the FYBA will accept registrations after the last of the scheduled registration dates. All late registrations will be assessed a late fee as determined by the Board of Directors. Persons submitting a late registration will be permitted to participate to the extent that the FYBA program has available space. If no space is available at the time of such late registration, the prospective participant will be placed on a wait list. If there is later an opening in the desired program, the wait listed participant will be permitted into the program.
The FYBA Town Program will comprised of the following seven (8) divisions:
Boys D Boys C
Boys Sr. Girls D
Girls B Girls A
Number of Teams
The number of teams in each town program division will be determined by the number of players registering and the availability of qualified coaches.
Number of Players
The number of players on each town league team shall be determined by the number of players registering and the availability of qualified coaches.
Age Boys D Ages 6 and 7
Boys C Ages 8 and 9
Boys B Ages 10 and 11
Boys A Ages 12 and 13
Boys Sr. Ages 14 thru 17* Girls D Ages 6 and
Girls C Ages 8 and 9
Girls B Ages 10 thru 12
Girls Sr. Ages 13 thru 17*
All ages are as of September 1 of the year of registration
* An eighteen (18) or nineteen (19) year old, if then currently enrolled in high school, will be permitted to participate in the senior division
The director for each Town League division will provide to the Board of Directors a list of persons who have expressed an interest in coaching prior to the beginning of each season, together with the Division Directors recommendation as to which coaches should be given a team as a Head Coach.
The Board of Directors will then consider each candidate, his or her experience and aptitude and determine by majority vote which candidates will be approved as Head Coach for the season.
Assistant coaches will not be selected until after the draft of the teams. At that time, the Division Director will provide to the Board of Directors a list of persons who have expressed an interest in coaching prior to the beginning of each season, together with the Division Directors recommendation as to which coaches should be given a team as an Assistant Coach.
The Board of Directors will then consider each candidate, his or her experience and aptitude and determine by majority vote which candidates will be approved as Assistant Coaches for the season.
All players registered to play in the Town League Divisions will be given an opportunity to try-out for the head coaches at a date, time and location which shall be posted and distributed in the Hoopla Newsletter. The purpose of the Town Team try-outs is to evaluate the relative ability of the players so that the teams may be selected with a view to having a competitively balanced league.
The selection of teams in each town league division will be done through a draft administered by the league Director. The head coaches shall preliminarily determine the top rated players in their division by consensus and ensure that there is an even distribution of these players through the league to ensure that there are balanced teams. Each team will then draw numbers to determine the draft sequence, which sequence shall be reversed following every other round of players selected. The coaches will re-draw selection numbers to start each odd-numbered draft round. This sequence will continue until all players are placed on a team.
Each Town League team will be allotted practice time in accordance with available gym space, on dates and times determined by the League Director and/or the Board of Directors schedule coordinator.
Rules of Play Playing Time
Minimum playing times are required in all town leagues.
Playing time minimums are set as follows:
C League Twelve (12) minutes per game, based upon a twenty-four (24) minute game with a ten (10) player roster. Generally, no player should play more than three (3) minutes more than any other player.
In the C League, zone defenses are not permitted and the teams may not press. In order to enforce the application of this rule, no double teaming will be permitted outside of the lane. There are no three point shots in the C-League and the foul line shall be moved to a point ten (10) feet from the basket. During foul shots, it shall not be a lane violation for the shooter to cross the foul line, provided he or she is not moving forward to rebound a missed shot.
B League Ten (10) minutes per game based upon a twenty-six (26) minute game.
In the B League, teams may utilize any type of defense. Pressing is restricted to the last two (2) minutes of each half
A and Sr. League Ten (10) minutes per game based upon a thirty (30) minute game.
The A and Senior Leagues play is governed by the MIAA rules.
Uniforms Game Attire
Each player participant will be provided a team t-shirt, which t-shirt must be worn as a team uniform. It is specifically provided that the team t-shirt may not be altered in any manner. If shorts are issued, they must be worn as part of the uniform.
The board of directors may adopt such other rules or regulations concerning the uniforms to be worn by the player participants as may be necessary from time to time.