Our COMMITMENT is to provide every team with the best possible experience in youth basketball.
Our PRIORITY is to offer a safe and closely monitored setting where the welfare of the children always comes first.
Our PROMISE is that we will work hard at fulfilling our commitments.
Our FOCUS is to always remember that we adults are role models for the children entrusted to us.
Our SUCCESS can be measured in our growth as well as our reputation over the past 22 years.
Our CHALLENGE is to never rely on our reputation and to improve each and every year! We follow Coach Wooden’s teaching “Success breeds satisfaction; satisfaction breeds failure.”
Our MINDSET is to constantly improve what we offer our teams, players and coaches.
Our GOAL is to go above and beyond what is expected of us.
Rules for Super League
ISLAND GARDEN SUPER LEAGUE ORGANIZATIONAL RULES
1. CHOICE OF DIVISION
• A coach can choose the division in which his team participates. The guidelines are:
Division I – AAU teams & highly competitive community teams
Division II – experienced and competitive community teams
Division III – newly formed or developing community teams
League administrators reserve the right to place a team in the proper division.
2. Division I players cannot play at the Division III level at the same grade.
3. Players are permitted to be on the roster of more than one team, even if they are in same division.
4. GRADE/AGE REQUIREMENTS – Eligibility is primarily governed by the grade in which the player is enrolled as of
October 20, 2017. There is also a maximum age, which basically allows for a player to continue participating
with his classmates as long as he/she was retained (left back) only once. The cut-off dates for this exception
rule are as follows:
3rd Grade 9/1/08 7th Grade 9/1/04
4th Grade 9/1/07 8th Grade 9/1/03
5th Grade 9/1/06 9th Grade 9/1/02
6th Grade 9/1/05 10th Grade 9/1/01
11th/12th Must be attending HS
Grade takes precedence over age. SUPER LEAGUE IS A GRADE BASED LEAGUE, but a player cannot exceed
the age listed above.
-Teams playing in Division I of each age group are governed by AAU grade/age eligibility, which is somewhat
different from the above guidelines. See Jim Fox for details.
5. To be eligible for the playoffs the team must play a minimum of 10 games and have a winning percentage of
50% of your games. There will be separate playoffs for AAU and community based teams in Divisions II and III,
if enough teams qualify for the playoffs.
• Team availability sheets are due by October 28. For us to avoid conflicts with other leagues (CYO,
PAL, etc.) schedules must be submitted to us as soon as they are received and no later than Nov.
• Teams can eliminate two days in each week from their availability. All teams must be able to play
Saturday and Sunday. Teams cannot close out an entire Saturday or Sunday. You are permitted
to close out part of a weekend day (e.g. no games prior to 3:00 pm or after 3:00 pm).
• The schedule will be distributed in two parts; from the start of the season to Jan 15 and Jan 16 to
7. FORFEITS – A forfeit will be declared if a team cancels a game within 72 hours of its scheduled start. NO
EXCEPTIONS. If a team forfeits twice, they will be dropped from the league and No refund will be made. A team
which forfeits a game must pay both referee fees to league officials before they will be permitted play their next
regularly scheduled game. Forfeit time is fifteen minutes after the scheduled starting time of the game.
8. In order to be eligible for playoffs, a player must have participated in 50% of regularly scheduled games.
Exceptions for injury must be approved by the Super League. Coaches are always required to maintain a
scorebook . That book must be presented at any time to prove a player’s participation in previous games.
9. PROTESTS—a coach submitting a protest must do so in writing within 24 hours after the game. He/she must
advise the ref doing the game that a protest is being filed. There is a $100.00 fee, payable in cash, that must
accompany the protest. If the protest is upheld, the fee will be returned.
10. ROSTERS– 2018-2019 we are requiring all rosters to be submitted prior to your first game. They must be
submitted in the format which we will provide. Those rosters will be uploaded to our data base. The coach must
submit proof of birth and grade to our eligibility staff who will certify the documentation. Also, each player must
have a picture ID with them at each game. (School ID, Non Driver ID etc.) NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
SUPER LEAGUE GAME RULES
• All games will utilize stop time.
• 14-minute halves will be used for the 3rd through 6th grades; 16 minute halves will be used for 7th grade
and higher. National Federation (boys) and NCAA (girls) rules will govern the playing of the games.
• No full court press may be employed in the 3rd & 4th grade divisions. During the last one minute of the
game at those grade levels, the game clock will not start until the ball crosses over to the front court.
Once the team on defense secures possession, the other team must drop back.
• Teams ahead in the score by 25 or more points must play defense inside the three-point line.
• A 14’ foul line will be utilized at the 3rd grade level.
• For all divisions, each team is permitted 2 full and 2 thirty second time outs.
• Basketball sizes: Boys 3rd – 6th grade 28.5 cm
Boys 7th – 12th grade Regulation Adult
Girls- 28.5 cm
When there is a crossover 6th & 7th Grade game, the smaller ball will be used.
• Bench personnel will be limited to players and a maximum of three coaches.
• If there is a 20-point difference in the score with 3 minutes remaining in the game, both coaches can
agree to permit running time.
• A player ejected for fighting will be banned from at least the next game and possibly more games.
• A coach ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct will be suspended for at least one game. A
coach ejected for fighting will be suspended indefinitely.