JEM Jewish Adult Basketball League Rules 

 

TIMEOUTS

 

3 TO total per game *Timeouts DO NOT ROLL over to overtime period(s)

 

1 TO for 1st overtime

 

2nd Overtime- No Timeouts

 

*You cannot advance the ball to half-court on a TO

 

*After a TO, the game clock will start after the ball is in play

 

*Either team can call TO after a made basket

 

 

GAME CLOCK

 

(2) Twenty-minute halves

 

Clock stops during last 2 minutes of 2nd half only. The clock will not stop during the last 2 minutes if the lead is at 11 points or more

 

* If a team's lead grows to 11 points as a result of a made free throw within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half, the clock will remain stopped until the ball becomes live again.

 

 * If a lead drops to below 11 points as a result of a made free throw or basket within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half, the clock will stop until the ball becomes live again. The clock will continue to stop during dead balls as long as the lead is less than 11 points.

 

 

OVERTIME

 

2-minute overtime period

 

Clocks will stop on made baskets, fouls and dead balls

 

Double OT - first team to 7 points wins

 

**Team fouls roll over from regulation to overtime(s)

 

 

UNIFORMS (Effective Game 3 & Playoffs)

 

2 points awarded to other team for each player not wearing Team Jersey

 

2 points awarded to other team for each player not wearing Team Shorts

*This will cost your team 4 points if you show up without your team jersey and shorts. 

 

Maximum of 6 penalty points can be awarded to the other team.

 

**Player not wearing team jersey or shorts may only enter at beginning of game or halftime

 

 

FOULS

 

5th foul results in player fouling out

 

Technical foul is a team foul and personal foul

 

1+1 bonus awarded on 7th Team foul per half

Double bonus awarded on 10th team foul per half

**No bonus free throws awarded for the defensive team on an offensive foul (e.g. charging)

 

 

FORFEIT

 

Teams can start a game with 4 players, if a player fouls out before 10-minute mark of the 2nd half the game will be forfeited

**All forfeits result in max margin of victory (11pts)

 

 

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS BERTHS

 

The top 3 ranked teams in each division will advance to the playoffs. The highest ranked team in each division will be given automatic 1st-round byes. 

 

DIVISIONAL TIE BREAKERS

 

a. Head-to-head record between tied team(s)

b. Divisional record 

c. Head-to-head margin of victory (not to exceed 11points per game) between tied team(s)

d. Cumulative margin of victory over entire season (not to exceed 11points per game)

 

PLAYOFFS

 

All playoff teams will be seeded based on overall record during the regular season. All 6 playoff teams will receive a 1 to 6 ranking. Aside from the 2 teams with byes in the first round, the highest seed will play the lowest seed, and the other 2 teams will play each other. After the first round, the highest remaining seed will again play the lowest remaining seed, with the other 2 teams playing each other.

 

Although the division winners will receive first-round byes, they will not necessarily have top seeding throughout the playoffs. Since seeds are determined based on overall record (not necessarily division ranking), a team could win their division but not be one of the highest remaining seeds after the first round of the playoffs. For example, if the teams with the two best records in the regular season are in the same division, they will get the 1 and 2 seeds but only the 1 seed will get a first-round bye. The winner of the other division will get a first-round bye. If they are a 3 seed they could go up against the 2 seed in the 2nd round.

 

PLAYOFF RANKING TIE BREAKERS

 

a. Head-to-head record between tied team(s)

b. Head-to-head margin of victory (not to exceed 11points per game) between tied team(s)

c. Cumulative margin of victory over entire season (not to exceed 11points per game)

 

 

 

ALTERNATES & PLAYOFF ROSTER

 

Each team captain must submit names of a maximum of 4 alternates before the 4th game of the regular season.

 

Playoff Rosters - Each player must have played a minimum of 5 games during the regular season to be eligible for playoffs

 

Any alternate player added to the playoff roster must pay $260 before the start of the first game. 

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