Table of Contents
- 75% Rule
- Grade 8 Rule
- Player Call-Up
Fair Play Penalties
- Social Media
- Causes of Cancellations or Postponements
- Responsibility to Inform
- Delayed Start Time
- Rescheduling of Cancelled Games
- Determination of Expenses for Rescheduled Games
- Examples of Cancellations
- Game Forfeiture Score
Tie Break Format
- Site Directors
- Game Stats
- Minor Officials
Official Game Rules & Guidelines
- Field Goal Attempt (FGA)
- Field Goal Made (FG)
- Rebound (REB)
- Steals (ST)
- Assist (AST)
- Turnover (TO)
- Free Throw Attempt (FTA)
- Free Throw Made (FT)
- General Rules
- Jersey, Upper Body & Shorts
- Shoes & Socks
- Prohibited Equipment
- Protective Equipment
- League Identification Patch
- Unsigned Seniors
- Committed Seniors
Players of the Week
- Allen Bush Investment Group 1st & 2nd Team All-Stars
- All-Defensive Team
- Coach of the Year
- JUEL All-Star Teams
- JUEL Prep All-Star Teams
Molten All Academic Team
Athletica Elite Community Service Award
The Mackenzie Curran Inspiration Award
Policies and Guidelines
2020 Game Schedule
- The 2020 JUEL/JUEL Prep seasons will consist of 7 Regular Season weekends (teams will play a maximum of 2 games per day and 4 per weekend), the League Tournament which could include games as early as 9:00am on the Friday (potentially 2 games on Friday), 2 games on Saturday and potentially 2 games on Sunday and the All-Star Game.
- Although the 2020 season will host 7 Regular Season weekends, teams may not have games scheduled during all weekends. The 2020 Regular Season could include:
- Weekday Games – Teams within a maximum 45-minute drive of each other may be scheduled to play during the week.
- Weekday double Header – Teams represented in both JUEL and JUEL Prep and within a maximum 45-minute drive of each other may be scheduled to play during the week.
- More Centralized weekends – Teams could stay overnight a maximum of 2 Weekends during the Regular season plus the League Tournament. Exceptions would be Ottawa, Kingston, Windsor St. Clair and St. Clair Stars.
- Live Stats – The 2019 season included Live Stats with positive feedback thus they will return for the 2020 season. Coaches can request stats at halftime and end of their games. Box Scores and Stat leaders will be posted on the JUEL site after each weekend.
- League Tournament Awards Ceremony – the Ceremony will replace the Banquet in 2020 and will include: team announcement and parade, Guest speaker, entertainment, all Awards and allow for Parents, Friends and Guests to attend. The Ceremony will be held at the University of Guelph Mitchell gym which can accommodate 1200 people.
- JUEL has taken the stance that it cannot establish “Hard Borders”, that said we understand that players will not play for certain coaches and/or organizations and may travel distances. In this case the individual player and her situation must be disclosed to the League Office in advance for approval.
August 15th(12:00am) annually is the first official day of tryouts. Please keep in mind that if a Player from another JUEL or JUEL Prep team comes to your tryouts, you must notify their Coach via email (cc: email@example.com) the day after. Also, be mindful of the listed requirements and dates:
- Rosters must be submitted no later than October 15th annually.
- Rosters must be a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15 Players.
- Last day for adding Players to roster is February 1st, 4:00pm EST annually.
The Primary Contact Person(s) or Committee Member cannot be the Team’s Head or Assistant Coach or Manager. The person(s) or Committee member(s) may be asked to address Complaints, Conduct on Ethical issues brought forward against their individual Coaches, Coaching Staff or Manager(s) thus the process must be transparent.
- The Primary Contact Person(s) or Committee will be responsible to circulate, gather, report or submit information directly with and to the League Office when required.
- College and/or University Coaches (Head or Assistant) cannot be the Primary Contact Person(s) or on the Committee.
Team roster are to be finalized and forwarded to the League Office by October 15, annually. Forms will be supplied to each team prior to that date.
Note: Any player participating in their high School (OFSAA) season cannot practice with any JUEL/JUEL Prep team; players can start practicing once their School team has been eliminated. Players can work out with other members of their JUEL/JUEL Prep team as long as there is no conflict with their commitment to their high school team and their academic obligations.
- Practice – Where 7 or more players are in attendance and work on individual skill development and/or strength and conditioning and/or team concepts (offensive sets, defensive sets, inbounds plays, presses and press breaks) under the direct supervision of the Head and/or Assistant Coach.
- Workout – Where 6 or fewer players are in attendance and work on individual skill development and/or strength and conditioning under the direct supervision of the Head and/or Assistant Coach.
Note: No roster shall be less than 12 players or more than 15 players. Affiliated Players (AP) are above and beyond the 12-15 Roster Players.
Because the league is asking all teams to do their best to avoid the High School season, it is understood that some try-outs will be held in August. It is also understood that some teams cannot get permits until the middle of September, thus a try-out window is the best possible option to cover all cases. The window should also allow for players who compete during the summer to rest and recover because there is the concern of over-training. The JUEL try-out window is: August 15 – October 15 annually.
Teams can award a Player a spot on their roster and Players can accept a spot on a roster verbally, but nothing is official until the “Team/Player Agreement” has been signed by both parties and forwarded to the League Office no sooner than the Early Signing Date” which is September 20 annually.
Please keep in mind that if a Player from another JUEL or JUEL Prep team (previous season) comes to your tryouts, you must notify their coach via phone or email the day after (cc the League Office).
Teams can list a maximum of 5 Affiliated Players (AP) on their roster. These Players can be added to the roster for a maximum of 1 weekend without prior permission from the League Office. Affiliated Players are not eligible for the League Tournament.
Affiliated Players (AP) must complete and sign the following forms prior to playing any games:
- JUEL Athlete Agreement
- Talent Release Form
Affiliated Players (AP) status can be changed to Roster Player only if done by the February 1 annual deadline and prior to the Player playing a second weekend. The addition can only be made if there is available space on the roster (maximum 15 Players).
Deadline for adding Players to the roster is February 1 annually.
JUEL teams are allowed 2 under aged Players on their roster with no Player younger than grade 9.
JUEL Prep teams are allowed 2 under aged Players on their roster with no Player younger than grade 8.
If 2 or more teams submit the same Roster Player, they will be notified, the player will be contacted for reasoning and a ruling will be made by the “JUEL Directors” on where the player will play. Once the Board completes the investigation, their ruling is final for the upcoming season. If the Player does not agree with the decision and chooses not to report to the team awarded by the Directors, they must notify the League Office in writing within 14 days of being notified of the Director’s decision. Once the Player is granted release from the Director’s decision, they can sign with another team, but are ineligible for the first 3 Regular Season games.
Teams do not have to submit their full roster by the early signing date; they can submit agreements as they get signed, but the roster must be complete by October 15 annually.
- Players committed to play on a JUEL or JUEL Prep team cannot play for another team competing in another Provincial league (Ontario) during the season (February 1 – June 1 annually).
- To protect the Player from potential burn-out
- Priorities and commitment to their teammates, Team and practices
- Affiliated Players (AP)
- Player Call-up
- OSBA – Players competing in the OSBA have their games and training regulated. The OSBA season overlaps the JUEL/JUEL Prep season by a short duration.
- Grade 8 Player
A Player must be dressed, participate in the warmup and be available to participate in 75% of their team’s Regular season games to qualify for the League Tournament, Awards and All-Star Game if selected.
The only exception is injury which must be reported to the League Office in advance. Reporting an injury includes the start and end dates (end date can be reported just prior to their return if unknown at the time of injury).
If a player is listed as injured and is confirmed to have competed in a non-JUEL/JUEL Prep event. The Player will be disqualified from competing in the League Tournament, ineligible for Awards and competing in the All-Star Game if selected.
Example: Player A is reported as injured on January 31, 2020, misses the first weekend of JUEL or JUEL Prep play (February 1-2, 2020). Player A fully recovers by February 10, 2020 but is not reported to the JUEL League Office. Player A Plays a High School All-Star Game on February 14, 2020, prior to the second weekend of JUEL or JUEL Prep play (February 15-16, 2020). This scenario disqualifies Player A from competing in the League Tournament, Awards and All-Star Game if selected.
Note: Player A would not be disqualified if the League Office had been notified of her full recovery and return to play on February 10, 2020 or prior to the High School All-Star Game on February 14, 2020.
- Players and Head Coaches will be required to sign in prior to each game. Sign in will be done at the Scorer’s Table witnessed by the Site Director.
- Head coach and Player autographs will be collected at Orientation to be used as reference if required.
- The Head Coach is to note all Injured Players at sign in (to be cross referenced and confirmed with the email sent to the League Office prior to the game.
- Exception – the Player was injured during a previous game the same weekend.
- Once the Head Coach signs in prior to each game, they are taking responsibility for the accuracy of the Players available that game.
- Any Player signing in for someone else (confirmed after-the-fact) may result in suspension of the Head Coach for future game(s).
Grade 8 Rule
Grade 8 Players are an important part of the League’s future generation, first at the Prep level then into the JUEL Level. Elementary or Middle School basketball seasons are played in the fall which is prior to the start of the JUEL Prep season. Strong athletes will also play Club basketball with their season ending in the third week of February or sooner. There is a 3 week overlap between OBA basketball and the JUEL Prep season. With this in mind, Players in Grade 8 are allowed to play in the OBA and JUEL Prep with a maximum of a 3 week overlap.
Note: the 75% Rule applies to the Grade 8 Players.
The JUEL Policy on calling up a Player(s) requires a minimum of 8 Players.
If your Roster gets down to 8 Players due to injury, illness or special circumstances you can call up a Player or Players from another team in your Organization to play for a maximum of 1 Regular Season Weekend each.
The League Office must be notified in advance and these Players are not eligible for the League Tournament.
If you chose to call up a JUEL Prep Player, they cannot miss a JUEL Prep game to play a JUEL game and are eligible only if they have a minimum 2-hour break between games and do not play more than 2 games in one day.
Calling up an Under Aged Player will only be allowed if the team submitting the request is not over the 2 Under aged Player maximum.
An Under aged call up can replace an Under Aged Player on the roster.
Players being called up must complete and sign the following forms prior to playing any games:
- JUEL Athlete Agreement
- Talent Release Form
As a coach, I commit to:
- Create a playing environment that is well-organized, professional and FUN!
- Be responsible for my own behaviour and also the behaviour of my team members, their parents and fans.
- Head Coaches are responsible for addressing their team’s Parents and/or Fans behaviour including removal from the Facility if requested by the Game Officials.
- Never physically, verbally or mentally harm a child in my care.
- Lead by example and encourage my team members to play by the JUEL rules and respect the rights of other players, coaches, fans and officials.
- Provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language and refrain from use at all JUEL events.
- Make every effort to improve my knowledge of coaching techniques so that I can teach the sport properly to my players.
- Place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire or external pressure to win.
- Ensure that my players are supervised by myself or another designated adult and never allow my players to be left unattended or unsupervised at a game or practice.
- Never knowingly permit an injured player to play or return to the game without proper medical approval.
- Ensure that all equipment used by my players is safe and conforms to the rules of the game. I shall not allow illegal or unsafe equipment to be used.
- Respect the game and league officials and communicate with them in an appropriate manner.
- Ensure all players have an opportunity to improve their skills.
- I will adhere to the JUEL principles of Fair Play and guidelines for behaviour.
- I am aware of JUEL’s Roster Policies and will adhere to those Policies at all times.
- Emphasis on practice to game ratios.
- Setting examples for all Coaches in the Province.
- Actively recruiting players from other organizations will not be tolerated.
- If a player from another team attends an open try-out, they should be asked why?
- Courtesy emails and calls should be made between Coaches if a player decides to play for a different team.
- Hosting open try-outs.
- Parent issues with Coaches and how they will be dealt with effectively and fairly.
- Coaches’ Code of Ethics.
Note: It is the Coach’s responsibility to ensure that his or her Players and Parents are aware of the Fair Play policies. The Head Coach is responsible for the actions of the Parents and their removal. If the parent choses not to leave the Facility when requested, the Head Coach will be ejected along with the Parent and the team will forfeit the game (see Forfeit Policy and penalties)
Incident – The Coach is ejected from the game
Penalty – that Coach is ineligible to compete in the next game
Incident – A Coach receives a flagrant foul and is ejected from the game for fighting
Penalty – That Coach is ineligible to compete in the remainder of the season
- An attempt to strike an opponent with the fist, hand, arms, legs or feet
An attempt to punch or kick an opponent, regardless of whether contact is made
Incident – The Player is ejected from the game
Penalty – that Player is ineligible to compete in the next game
Incident – A Player receives a flagrant foul and is ejected from the game for fighting
Penalty – That Player is ineligible to compete in the remainder of the weekend and will be under suspension until the League Office completes their investigation with a ruling
- An attempt to strike an opponent with the fist, hand, arms, legs or feet
- An attempt tp punch or kick an opponent, regardless of whether contact is made
Incident – The Parent is ejected from the game for verbal or physical abuse of an official, Player, Coach, Minor official, Site Director or other spectator(s)
Penalty – that Parent will not be permitted in a JUEL Facility for the remainder of the weekend.
Incident – a second ejection in the same season
Penalty – that Parent will not be permitted in any JUEL facilities for the remainder of the season
Fair Play Penalties aren’t restricted to the Basketball court. Any inappropriate postings on Social Media brought forward to the League Office will be investigated and potential Penalties applied to the person(s) responsible.
The 2019 JUEL and JUEL Prep season will be using the listed floor markings for all games:
- 3-Point Line
- If there are multiple lines (High School and FIBA) – we will be using the High School lines.
- If only singles lines are marked – we will use the markings available
- If there are multiple lines (High School and FIBA) – we will be using the High School lines.
- If only singles lines are marked – we will use the markings available.
- Will no be used
Causes for Cancellations or Postponement
A game may be cancelled or postponed as a result of, but not necessarily limited to, one of the following occurrences:
- Fault or neglect on the part of the home team.
- Fault or neglect on the part of the visiting team.
- Intervention of an outside authority over which the Host Organization and/or Home Team and/or Visiting Team, have no control; or inclement weather or some other natural occurrence.
Responsibility to Inform
It is the responsibility of whichever team becomes aware that a cancellation or postponement is either definite or probable to so inform the League Office via email, text or phone so they in turn can inform the opposing team immediately. This is particularly important when at least one team will be involved in long distance travel in order to attend the competition and when that travel may be rendered unnecessary. Failure of the team to provide as much advance notice as possible will result in that team being penalized as if it had caused the cancellation through its own fault or neglect.
- Penalty– game cancellation without reasonable justification will result in a $400.00 fine. $200.00 will be paid to the Opposing team for the inconvenience. JUEL will retain $200.00 to cover expenses (gym rental fees, game Officials, Staff expenses).
Delayed Start Time
Prior to any decision being made to cancel or postpone a game both the home team and visiting team in discussion with a Director must fully examine the potential for a delayed start time on the same scheduled playing date or weekend. Wherever possible and reasonable a delayed start time is the option preferable to a cancellation or postponement. In the case that the contest can still be played at a delayed start time, both the home team and visiting team must agree on a reasonably reduced time frame for warm-up. Such warm-up time shall be reduced no more than 50%(5 minutes) of the regularly allocated warm up time.
Rescheduling of Cancelled Games
If a game is cancelled, arrangements must first be made by the Home Team to reschedule the game at a mutually agreeable date and time, if this is possible. If this is not possible, arrangements must be then made by the Visiting Team to reschedule the game at a mutually agreeable date and time, if this is possible. If this is not possible, arrangements will be made by the JUEL league to reschedule the game at a mutually agreeable date and time, if this is possible.
If rescheduling is not done, and this includes the circumstance that might arise that no feasible dates are available within the time remaining in the season (for example, mid-week dates for single games are all booked for one team or the other; no court is available on days when both teams could otherwise meet; on or both teams are fully committed for the remainder of the season), the Directors shall be satisfied that both teams have tried co-operatively to agree on a mutually satisfactory date for the rescheduled game. Alternatively, a Director may rule that the game need not be rescheduled. In either of these circumstances, the game points shall be awarded as follows:
- In the event that the game cannot be rescheduled due to circumstances presented by the home team, for reasons satisfactory to the Director, the home team shall forfeit the game and the game shall be scored 20-0 for the visitors.
- In the event that the game cannot be rescheduled due to circumstances presented by the visiting team, for reasons satisfactory to the Director, the visiting team shall forfeit the game and the game shall be scored 20-0 for the home team.
- In the event that the game(s) cannot be rescheduled as a result of circumstances out of the control of both the visiting and home team, for reasons satisfactory to the Director, the game(s) shall be recorded as a 0-0 tie and each team will be issued 1 point.
If the Director finds that either team has not fulfilled its obligations under clauses 1 and 2 above, i.e., that there is a feasible alternative presented by one team or the other, but the remaining team refuses to accept it, then that team shall forfeit the game.
Determination of Expenses for Rescheduled Games
If the visiting team is notified of the cancellation in time to cancel its original travel plans without penalty, and if the rescheduled game does not result in any additional expenses for the visiting team, then the visiting institution shall be responsible for its own expenses, as it normally would be.
If the cancellation does result in any additional expenses for the visiting team (if, for example, it must pay a penalty for cancelling hotel reservations for the cancelled game) then these expenses shall be shared according to the allotted responsibility of the teams involved. Note: This is above and beyond the $400.00 penalty paid to JUEL.
The Directors shall adjudicate on the reasonableness of expenses claimed, if requested to do so by either team. The Directors may at their discretion, entertain such a request in advance of any cancellation, or before a rescheduled game is played.
Examples of Cancellations
In order to expand on the foregoing regulations, but not to limit their general nature, the following examples are provided:
- If the Visiting Team and Home Team has made the trip and are available to play, and if the game must be cancelled as a direct result of the Host Organization’s negligence, (if for example, no officials were arranged, or no court is available), the Host Organization shall pay for 100 percent of the Team’s extra expenses for a rescheduled game.
- If the Visiting Team and/or Home Team fails to arrive for a game, it shall pay for its own additional expenses as a result of having to reschedule the game, and it shall pay for whatever additional expenses that the Host Organization incurs (cancellation penalty, etc.).
- If the cancellation is the result of outside forces, and provided the Host Organization that was aware made every effort to so-inform the Director as far in advance as possible, (if for example, the owner of a court refuses to allow the game to proceed because of potential damage to the court; or the officials refuse to work), the extra costs incurred shall be paid by the league, provided clubs have worked co-operatively to reschedule the game.
If circumstances do not fall within the situations described here, the Director is charged with final responsibility for resolving the matter.
Game Forfeiture Score
- A ten (10) minute grace period from the scheduled start of the game will be permitted for a late team.
- The Site Director in consultation with a JUEL Director shall decide if a forfeit is to be called after the ten (10) minute grace period has expired.
- In forfeit games, the score shall be recorded as 20–0 or the score existing when the game is forfeited or whichever is greater.
- If both teams are forfeit (due to insufficient players) the score shall be recorded as 0 – 0 and both teams will not be credited with any points.
- The length of each extra shift shall be four (4) minutes long.
- In addition to any time-outs remaining from regulation time, each team receives one additional full time-out (60 seconds) per overtime period.
Step #1 – Most Wins
- The team with the most wins in pool play will be given priority ranking.
Step #2 – Two-way Tie – Head-to-head Method
- If a tie exists between (2) teams at the completion of pool play, the winner of the game played by the two teams involved (head-to-head match-up) will be given priority ranking.
Step #3 – Three-way Tie – Points against (P.A.) Method
- If a three-way tie persists, the ranking of the affected teams is based on (fewest) total points allowed by each team using the scores from the three games in which the three teams played each other.
- Scores against the team(s) NOTinvolved in the three-way tie are discarded.
- The total Points Against from the three teams are added together to give you their Points Against total.
- The team with the fewest Points Against value will be given priority ranking.
- The team with the second fewest Points Against value will be given the secondary ranking.
Team A 50 – Team B 45
Team B 60 – Team C 38
Team C 45 – Team A 37
Team | P.A Game #1 | P.A Game #2 | Total Points Against
A 45 45 90
B 50 38 88
C 60 37 97
Team B receives the priority ranking and advances
Team A receives the secondary ranking
Team C receives third ranking
Step #4 – Two-way Tie Persists – Head-to-head Method
- If a tie exists between (2) teams after using the Three-way Tie – Points Against Method, the winner of the pool game played by the two teams involved (head-to-head match-up) will be given priority ranking.
Step #5 – Three-way Tie Persists – Additional Pool Play Result
- If a tie persists between three (3) teams after the Points Against Method is used. The Game against the remaining team in the pool will be added to the calculation to determine who is given priority ranking. If a tie persists between two teams after the additional score is used the Head-to-Head Method will be used to determine the priority ranking.
Team | Points For & Against of Teams Involved | Additional Pool Play Game Results | Total Point For & Against
A 0 50-55= -5 -5
B 0 68-60= +8 +8
C 0 55-52= -3 -3
- Team B receives priority ranking.
- Team C receives the secondary ranking
- Team A receives third ranking
Step #6 – Three-way Tie Persists – Number Draw
- The number one, two and three written on a piece of paper by neutral third party and placed in a hat, bag or other suitable container. The container is to be held above the eye level of the coaches.
- The coaches then draw one number from the container, beginning with the highest seeded team (League Tournament Seeding).
- Number one (1) shall represent the priority ranking, number two (2) the secondary ranking and number three (3) the third ranking.
Site Directors will be staffed by JUEL representatives. The Site Director is responsible for all happenings at the Site that they are working. They must perform and/or assign and/or oversee all duties required. Listed are the requirements.
Introduce yourself and welcome all of the Coaches if possible.
Oversee all Site operations during the event.
- Set up all required tables, chairs and bleachers for the games.
- Block off all areas that are not accessible to staff, teams and guests.
Put up all required media.
- Post signs for direction to the gymnasium working in from the outside entrance.
Welcome and pay all Game officials.
- The Director does not handle money directly; all payments are in a sealed envelope and must be signed off by the receiving Official. Payment should be done prior to the start of the game, but can be done after the game.
- Most Officials work back-to-back games depending on the schedule. Each game is paid separately as are travelling expenses if applicable.
- Each envelop will be labelled with the following information:
- Game number
- Total amount in the envelope
Report all game scores right after completion to the other Site Directors.
- This has to be done right after the completion of every game so the scores are posted on the site.
Resolve any conflicts that occur at your Site during league play.
- All conflicts must be handled discreetly and away from the event activities. They should never be done one-on-one and depending on the situation a minimum of 3 people should be present. Report the conflict to the other Site Directors with the resolution that was agreed to. At the conclusion of the Weekend, the conflict must be reported to the League Office for review.
Act as the Time Keeper, Score Keeper, or 24-Second Shot Clock Operator when short staff at your site.
- Follow the Time Keepers, Score Keepers & 24-Second Shot Clock Operator Responsibilities.
Perform other duties as required.
The league will hire staff to record all stats live for each game using laptops. Staff will be hired and assigned by JUEL to maintain consistency with interpretations and programs. The league will record and post the following Team and Individual Stats on the JUEL website:
- Individual Player Minutes
- Offensive/Defensive/Total Rebounds
Note: Stats will be taken for the regular season, League Tournament and All-Star games.
Director of Game Stats – Samarah Mohenu
Samarah will return this season to train and oversee all Game Stats personnel. Samarah’s responsibilities will include training staff so stats are consistent then compiling all stats for posting. JUEL is looking to hire a dedicated team (work in pairs – 1 person must have a PC – the Stats program will be supplied by JUEL) who is available most if not the entire season. Depending on the host location there will be travel involved (JUEL will compensate travel expenses).
Team and Individual Player rankings within the league will also be included weekly.
In the past, basketball statistics were a luxury available only to professional and major college teams. For the average coach, statistics were a nightmare, requiring great amounts of time and effort in acquiring and training statisticians and then manually compiling the various stats and percentages. For most Coaches stats were just not worth all the effort. But computers have changed all of this. They have taken the huge burden and responsibility of statistics off the coaches’ back, while providing them a wealth of information that coaches only a decade ago dreamed about. And, the best news of all is that the same software that is currently being used on the university and professional teams is now available for any team on any levels.
To be of value, though, statistics must be accurate. Inaccurate or incomplete stats have about as much value as no stats at all. Today’s software programs insure accuracy in stat keeping. By using prompts, they actually lead statisticians into making correct data entry. No longer will there be score sheets with more rebounds than missed shots, more steals than turnovers, or more assists than made shots. Software programs, such as Cybersports for basketball, also have built in logic and powerful editing capabilities along with intensive built in help utilities that include official rules and guidelines. In addition, instant cumulative or season statistics are also now available, a task that once took weeks to achieve.
Game Scores will be posted on our Twitter page, @juelleague, throughout the season.
Minor Officials include Score-keeper, Book-keeper and 24-Second Shot Clock Operator for each game. Minor officials must be at least 16 years of age. Minor Officials can work shifts of back-to-back games, but then are required to take at least a one game break prior to their next shift. The only exception is in an emergency where no other option is available.
The Time Keepers, Score Keepers & 24-Second Shot Clock Operators are responsible to work each game to the best of their abilities and must follow the following guidelines:
- Each member is responsible to arrive at their scheduled Site at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their first game.
- Make sure that the following equipment is present at all facilities for the games:
- Operational Score Clock and a good knowledge of how it operates.
- Shot Clock with batteries.
- Possession Arrow.
- Completed Score Sheets for each specific game.
- Table Banners for each facility.
- A role of tape for the Table Banners.
- 4 Chairs for the Staff and Site Director.
- At least 2 game balls to be collected at Half Time and again at the end of the game.
- Only the Stats Keeper Time Keeper, Score Keeper & 24-Second Shot Clock Operator for each specific game are allowed to sit at the Scorer’s table. The Site Director may sit as well, but no more than 5 people are allowed.
- No head gear is to be worn. You should dress respectably. You will be supplied a Staff Shirt that must be kept in good condition and worn while working.
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT (FGA)
A field goal attempt is credited to a player anytime the ball is shot, thrown, or trapped at the proper basket. The act of shooting begins with the shooting motion and ends when the ball has left the shooter’s hand.
- A field goal attempt is not credited when a player is fouled in the act of shooting and the try is unsuccessful.
- A field goal attempt is not credited when a Game Official rules that a foul occurred prior to the attempt.
- A field goal attempt is not credited when a Game Official rules that a violation occurred prior to the attempt.
- A field goal attempt is not credited when offensive basket interference or goal tending occurs on the try.
- A field goal attempt is not charged if a shot is taken near the expiration of time for a period or shot clock when the shot is not made and the shot was either a desperation attempt or not a reasonable attempt to make a field goal.
- Blocked shots are counted as field goal attempts.
FIELD GOAL MADE (FG)
A field goal made is credited to a player when an attempt is successful or when an official awards points for defensive basket interference or goal tending.
- A made field goal is credited when a player tips the ball into the basket.
- A made goal is credited when a player is fouled in the act of shooting and the try is successful.
- When a field goal is made at the wrong basket, it is mentioned as a footnote, and is not credited to any individual player.
- A field goal made is not credited when a defensive player tips the ball into the basket, but instead is mentioned as a footnote.
A rebound is credited to a player or team every time a field goal or free-throw attempt is unsuccessful.
A rebound is credited to a player when:
- A player who immediately gains possession of the ball after a missed shot.
- A jumper whose team gains possession on a jump ball situation created by two opposing players rebounding the ball simultaneously.
- A player who tips a missed shot in an attempt to score.
- A player on a tap-out if a teammate receives the ball; otherwise, to the opponent gaining possession.
- A player retrieving a blocked shot.
Team Rebounds are credited to a team when:
- A missed or blocked shot goes directly out of bounds or is deflected out of bounds before individual player possession can be established.
- A free-throw attempt misses the rim completely, and the ball is awarded out of bounds.
- A missed shot bounces over the backboard or touches a guidewire or support of the backboard.
Dead Ball rebounds are credited to a team when:
- Possession is retained after a missed free-throw attempt which is followed by another attempt.
- Possession is retained after a missed technical foul shot.
- Time expires prior to a player or team gaining possession of a missed shot.
- A foul occurs on a missed shot and the ball becomes dead before a player or team can gain possession.
A rebound is not credited on a missed shot when:
- A player is fouled in the act of shooting and the try is unsuccessful.
- A player is awarded a substitute free-throw because the opposing team committed a free-throw violation.
- A Game Official rules that a foul or violation occurred prior to the attempt.
- A team is awarded two points on defensive goal tending or basket interference (does not apply to FIBA).
A steal is credited to a defensive player who is directly responsible for causing an opponent’s turnover.
Steals are credited to a defensive player who:
- Intercepts or deflects to a teammate an opponent’s pass.
- Takes the ball away from a dribbler or taps the dribble to a teammate.
- Takes away or taps the ball to a teammate from an opponent who is holding it.
- Taps the ball or deflects a pass off an opponent out of bounds.
- Creates a held ball by grasping the ball while an opponent is holding it, and the defensive team gains possession.
Steals are not credited when:
- The opponent’s turnover is caused by a violation (traveling, double dribble, etc.).
- The turnover is a result of an offensive foul.
An assist is credited to an offensive player whose pass, in the statistician’s judgment, is directly responsible for a principal pass that resulted in a successful field goal. The pass needs to be a major portion of the play in order for an assist to be given. Assists are not dependent on the degree of difficulty however an assist should be more than a routine pass that just happens to be followed by a field goal.
Every made field goal could have an assist except for any unassisted play such as:
- A successful tip or rebound shot.
- A successful field goal following a steal when no passing occurs.
- An assist may be given on a successful field goal attempt by a player after she dribbles, if a pass contributed directly to the dribble and resulting basket.
- An assist is usually but not always credited to the player making the last pass prior to the successful field goal.
- Only one assist may be credited for each successful field goal.
- On situations where multiple passes lead to a successful field goal, the statistician must judge or determine which pass contributed most.
A turnover is credited to an offensive player whose actions are directly responsible for losing ball possession to the opposing team prior to shooting. When a team has gained control of the ball or having become entitled to the ball does not put the ball in flight for a try at a field goal before an opponent gains control of the ball – then a turnover situation exists.
Individual turnovers are credited when:
- An offensive player who loses the ball to an opponent while holding, dribbling, passing or receiving.
- An offensive player who is called for a violation (traveling, double dribble, etc.) by a Game Official and the ball is awarded to the opposing team.
- A player who commits a personal foul or is called for a technical foul while team has or is entitled to possession of ball.
A team turnover is credited when:
- A team is in or entitled to possession of the ball, and a technical is called on the coach or the bench.
- If no player can be judged responsible then the team is charged with the turnover.
Turnovers are not credited when:
- A double violation or a double foul occurs, and ball possession is retained.
- A violation occurs during the first of a two-shot foul.
FREE THROW ATTEMPT (FTA)
A free throw attempt shall be credited anytime a player shoots a free throw.
- A free throw attempt is not credited when an official disallows a free throw attempt because of a violation by the shooter or a teammate.
- A missed free throw attempt is not credited when the shooter is awarded a substitute throw because of a free throw violation by the opposing team.
- A free throw attempt is not credited when a double violation results in a jump ball.
- A free throw attempt is credited when the ball fails to touch the rim on the attempt.
FREE THROW MADE (FT)
A Free throw made is credited to a player when the attempt is successful or when an official awards one point because of defensive goal tending or basket interference (does not apply to FIBA).
This is a vital service for the league mainly due to the level of play. It is very important that we take care of all of the athletes and their well-being. This service can be extended to injury prevention (taping athletes prior to games, working out cramps, etc.).
Athletica Elite will be providing ALL therapists for all JUEL/JUEL Prep games. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Medical Director – Sabrina Brathwaite
Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Sabrina is an Athletic Therapist and owner of Athletica Elite. A mobile sports rehab clinic providing at home care and medical coverage for sporting events and for all JUEL league games/events.
Sabrina grew up playing basketball starting with the Brampton Blue Devils and CIA Bounce. She took her athletic career into the post-secondary level, playing for the University of Waterloo and Sheridan College and is now an alumnus of both programs. She has worked on the medical side of sports for the past 8 years with a wide variety of sports in her portfolio, such as football, soccer, rugby, hockey, badminton, volleyball, and track & field, but her main focus was always basketball.
Sabrina is a very experienced Athletic Therapist having worked in the amateur, professional and international sporting levels. Her work experience includes working with the University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, Team Ontario Girls Basketball, Umbro Soccer, Nike Crown Basketball, Raptors 905, Dominican Republic Basketball SMNT and ACE-Team Canada. Sabrina is joining our team as a member on our Board of Directors and the league’s Medical Director. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Athletic Therapists on-site, referrals to sports med clinics in your area, medical documentation, or any inquiries about medical supplies (such as custom or generic braces, sleeves, biofreeze, tensor wraps, foam rollers, etc.), please feel free to reach out to Sabrina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host Organizations are crucial for JUEL’s success because it provides all of our teams the opportunity to host and help balance travel. There are several factors that come into play when making a final decision as to who and when organizations host. JUEL will establish the Competition Weekends no later than August 15 annually so Organizations can reserve their weekends early.
Deciding factors include:
- The Facility
- Rental cost (if any)
- Access to Scoreboards
- Location of Hosts
- All Central
- West and East Host (we cannot have 2 Western or 2 Eastern hosts the same weekend)
- Extra Costs – Parking
- Game Official rates
- Enough strong Game Officials to work all required games
- Qualified Minor Officials
Hosts to Coordinate and Provide
- At Least 2 courts (can be at different facilities)
- Gym Permits for each court for the hours of 7:30am-10:30pm (adjustments can be made after the schedule has been completed if needed). Along with the final Permits, the Host must advise via email (email@example.com) who to make the payment out to?
- Access to the Scoreboard at all facilities
- Shot Clocks that reset to 24 and 14 Seconds (must notify the League office if they do not have access to Shot Clocks)
- 3-4 qualified Minor officials per court who have good working knowledge of all of the equipment being used. Advise the League Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) who to make the payment out to?
- Any special requirements visiting teams must be aware of.
JUEL to Coordinate and Provide
- Game Officials and payment
- Athletic Therapists and supplies
- Stats Keeper and Spotter (Minor Official) for each game, including all required equipment.
- Video Operator and equipment for each court
- Site Director for each court
- Completed Game Sheets
- Game Balls
Host organizations can set up Concessions at their sites, this information must be forwarded to the League Office in advance so teams are notified and prepared to support. The host organization will be responsible for Concession expenses, workers and will retain all profits.
Individual teams can request to host Concessions at central sites not attached to a specific host organization. Vacancies will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
All efforts should be made to offer healthy alternatives.
To present an elite image and achieve a look of uniformity among each team, league rules require that players and coaches adhere to set rules regarding on-court dress, violating the rules can result in penalties for the offender.
The league requires that all players wear matching uniforms consisting of a basketball jersey and shorts. When entering a game as a substitute, a player must remove her warm-up shirt or suit at the bench area before reporting to the scorer’s table.
Jerseys, Upper Body and Shorts
Players must keep their jerseys tucked inside the waist band of their shorts at all times, and if wearing a T-shirt underneath the uniform jersey it must be of the same colour. Wearing wrist bands is permitted as long as they do not exceed 4 inches in width, but wearing armbands on biceps is not allowed. Shorts may not extend more than 1 inch below a player’s knee. Teams will provide players with two jerseys. One jersey is light-colored or white and used for home games and the second is a dark color for away games. The exception to this rule is if both teams agree to interchange their shirts.
Each player should have a number on the front and back of the jersey that contrasts in color to the uniform. The numbers should be at least 20 centimetres high on the back and 10 centimetres on the front. Each number should be two centimetres wide. Teams are allowed to use numbers 1 – 99 as per FIBA rules. Players on the same team are not allowed to wear the same number. The team logo should be at least five centimetres from the numbers. Numbers must be applied permanently; no taping of numbers is allowed.
Shoes and Socks
Players are not limited to wearing a shoe from a particular shoe manufacturer. Displaying of company logos on shoes is the only area of the uniform where this practice is allowed. Socks are not required to be of a certain length, although long compression socks are prohibited, as are stockings and tights.
Players are permitted to wear headbands during games as long as they do not exceed 2 inches in width.
According to FIBA rules, players should wear equipment appropriate for the game. This equipment can’t increase the player’s height or reach. Players also are not allowed to wear braces made up of plastic or hard substance on their hand, wrist, elbow, or forearm that could cause injury to an opponent. Objects that could cut an opposing player are also prohibited. Headgear such as hats, jewellery and hair accessories are prohibited.
Padded shoulder, thigh or lower leg equipment is allowed to use as protective equipment. Compressive sleeves and stockings are allowed below knee if it’s the same color as the player’s uniform. Knee braces and mouth guards are also allowed. Eye glasses that don’t pose risk to opposing players are allowed, such as plastic goggles.
League Identification Patch
JUEL patches are mandatory on on-court apparel including game jersey, warm-up shirts and coaches’ golf shirts or other bench shirts. The League Office will supply each team with the required patches. Orders should be submitted in advance so that there is enough time to apply all required patches. Below are the locations where the patches must be applied. Application should be consistent within each team and throughout the league. The patches are to be heat applied then sewn onto the garments so they remain permanent. Any team wearing sublimated jerseys who chose to include the patch as part of the design can do so following the same guidelines and colours (the patch is 1 ½” tall).
- Game Uniform – the patch is to be centered on the left shoulder no lower than the bottom of the neck.
- Coaches’ Golf shirt, Player warm-up shirt – the patch is to be applied onto the right sleeve.
JUEL will be conducting Coach/Player interviews throughout the season. The interviews conducted by JUEL will in whole or in part be posted on the JUEL site. The interviews are meant to promote Players and the League. Questions will be light heart and include:
- Off Court interests
- How they got started in basketball
- On and Off court aspirations
- Favourite Players
- Favourite basketball drills
The league will produce guides for sale to recruiters and/or anyone who wishes to make the purchase.
Packages will include the following:
- League Bio and History
- League Schedule
- team information including
- Head Coach
- Full Name
- Home Address
- E-mail Address
- Contact Phone Numbers
- Full Name
- Home Address
- E-mail Address
- Contact Phone Numbers
- Uniform Number
- School they attend
- Date of Birth
- Grade they are currently in
- Graduation year
- University (Major if decided)
- Advertising purchased
- Head Coach
Note: The guides are only as valuable as the information they contain, thus it is very important that it is correct and complete.
For pricing and information on ordering recruiting guides please the Shop page.
This suggestion was brought forward by the Coaches at Redeemer University College several years ago. Generally, many players are looking to play at the NCAA level, many more are looking to play at the CIS level and others are hoping to play at the College level. Lack of information is a challenge for recruiters especially when they have to spend more time and energy confirming the player’s priority interests with respect to academics and basketball.
JUEL will add a page on the site listing available Seniors and their interests with respect to Academics and Basketball. Primary Contacts are to submit the following information for all of their current Seniors:
- Team Name
- Full Name
- Jersey #
- College/University Major
- Basketball Interested (indicate all that apply): NCAA, CIS, CCAA
JUEL is about the players and their successes, thus it is very important to post all players who commit to an institution at the next level. Not only to honour the work done by the player to earn the commitment, but to also inform any potential recruiters that the player is no longer available. Primary Contacts are to submit the Player’s name and the School she has committed to play at the following fall so the information can be posted on the site.
All information is to be forwarded to the League Office at email@example.com.
Urban Sultan will produce all League apparel with 25% of all profits going back to JUEL. It is very important that all of our Players and Coaches be identifiable whether through their individual team uniforms or the league Apparel. Items will be posted on the Shop page. Products to be sold include:
- Molten Basketballs
Note: Individual teams may want to purchase additional products for their Club or players registered in their organization not playing in the league; this can be done on a quote base for each order. Please email the League Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to receive a quote.
JUEL will continue to build its relationship with Molten USA for the 2019 season. The league will receive 24 GG6X Composite basketballs to be used for all league games. Teams will be responsible to bring their own warm-up balls for each game (they must be Molten Basketballs as per the JUEL agreement).
JUEL/JUEL Prep teams can purchase their Molten balls at the supplier of their choice. The balls are also available through JUEL.
For pricing and information on ordering Molten basketballs please visit the Shop page.
Team Administrators will be provided with a Team Specific User Name and Password to access all game videos online (access will only be granted when all complete required Packages and information have been received by the League Office). The Administrators can provide the information to their Players if they chose to (JUEL will not provide individual Players or parents with the Login information).
Please note that Recruiters purchase Recruiting Guides from JUEL; the purchase includes Video access to all games. If Team Administrators, Coaches, Players and/or Parents provide their Team Specific Login to Recruiters they will not purchase the Recruiting Guides creating potential revenue losses for the League. This information must be kept confidential within each Team.
JUEL has the ability to locate where Videos are being accessed from for each Specific User name. For example: Videos are being accessed from California continuously for several weeks or months, but no Recruiting Guides were sold to a California customer. This could mean that someone from that specific team provided the login information to a Recruiter.
Players, Coaches, family and friends can purchase DVDs of all league games. Each DVD will contain a single game, is the highest quality and can be ordered after each competition weekend or pre-ordered for the season. Each DVD can be copied by the person who purchases it, but this service is also available through the league if required. Prices include production, shipping and handling and all applicable taxes. For pricing and information on ordering DVD’s please visit the Shop page.
JUEL and JUEL Prep Players are the League’s biggest assets and should be recognized for their accomplishments throughout the season. A Player in JUEL and JUEL Prep will be selected as the “Player of the Week” after each weekend of regular season competition. The selection process will include Stats and nominations from both Coaches for each game played. Winners will be posted on the JUEL site and receive a gift package from Urban Sultan.
Annual Awards will include the following:
- “The JUEL Graduates” League Championship Trophy – The trophy is a “Perpetual Trophy” and will be presented after the Championship Game. The winning team will hold and is responsible for the well being of this award until the first weekend of the following season after their Championship win. The trophy will then be returned to the League for the engraving of all the Coaches and Players names and minor repairs if needed. The first team to win this trophy 3 times will get to keep it and a new trophy will be produced. Note: Hamilton Transway won the inaugural trophy 3 times and was awarded it permanently. A new Trophy was awarded starting in 2018.
- “The JUEL Prep” League Championship Trophy – The trophy is a “Perpetual Trophy” and will be presented after the Championship Game. The winning team will hold and is responsible for the well being of this award until the first weekend of the following season after their Championship win. The trophy will then be returned to the League for the engraving of all the Coaches and Players names and minor repairs if needed. The first team to win this trophy 3 times will get to keep it and a new trophy will be produced.
- 15 Individual League Champion medals for the winning Coaches and Players (Gold, Silver, Bronze and 4thPlace). The medals will be presented after the Championship and Bronze Medal Games.
- Regular Season Team ChampionsBoard presented at the Banquet.
- Allan Bush Investment Group 1st & 2nd Team All-Stars will be recognized at the league banquet (voted on by Coaches and an independent committee).
- All-Defensive Team will be recognized at the league banquet (voted on by Coaches and an independent committee).
- League Coach of the Year Award (voted on by Coaches and independent committee) presented at the Banquet.
- Molten League All Academic Award (individual winners voted on by Molten USA) presented at the Banquet.
- Molten Team Academic Award (winner voted on by Molten USA) presented at the Banquet.
- Athletica Elite Community Service Award (individual winners voted on by Athletica Elite) presented at the Banquet.
- Molten League All Academic Award (individual winners voted on by Molten USA) presented at the Banquet.
- Mackenzie Curran Spirit Award (winner voted on by JUEL Directors) presented at the Banquet.
- Molten Team Academic Award (winner voted on by Molten USA) presented at the Banquet.
- Urban Sultan Players of the Week (winners selected from on court performance and votes submitted by the coaches after each game) presented at the Banquet.
Each Coach is to submit nominees for each category using the criteria set out. Nominations must be submitted no later than May 1, 2020 at 4:00pm to the League Office at email@example.com. Please take the time to evaluate and make the best decision based on each nominee’s body of work during the 2019 JUEL/JUEL Prep season. In this section (your age group only) refers to the division your team played in (JUEL or JUEL Prep).
Person submitting the nominations
Allan Bush Investment Group 1st. & 2ND. Team ALL-STARS
Each Coach is to select 5-1ST Team and 5-2nd Team All-Stars from players in the entire league (your age group only), the players do not have to be in any particular order or play a particular position. Use the site to confirm each player’s grade and stats if needed, but remember some intangibles are not seen on paper. Please indicate the nominated players Name and Team.
ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM
Each Coach is to select 5 players from the entire league (your age group only), the players do not have to be in any particular order or play a particular position. Use the site to confirm each player’s grade and stats if needed, but remember some intangibles are not seen on paper. Please indicate the nominated players Name and Team.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Each Coach is to nominate the Coach who is most deserving of this award based on their body of work during the 2020 season (your age group only). Please indicate the nominated coaches Name and Team.
JUEL ALL-STAR TEAMS
Each Coach (JUEL Coaches only) is to select 12 Seniors (Grade 12 or 5th year) and 12 Juniors (Grade 11 or younger) from the other 12 league teams (no selections from your team), the players do not have to be in any particular order or play a particular position. Use the site to confirm each player’s grade and stats if needed, but remember some intangibles are not seen on paper. Please indicate the nominated players Name and Team.
JUEL PREP ALL-STAR TEAMS
Each Coach (JUEL Prep Coaches only) is to select 12 Sophomores (Grade 10) and 12 Freshmen (Grade 9 or younger) from the other 16 league teams (no selections from your team), the players do not have to be in any particular order or play a particular position. Use the site to confirm each player’s grade if needed, but remember some intangibles are not seen on paper. Please indicate the nominated players Name and Team.
ALL ACADEMIC TEAM
Each team is to nominate one Player who has balanced academics and sport during the 2019/2020 high school year (September 2019 – currently). Each nomination should include any Accolades and Awards earned during the current High School year along with any letters of reference in support. 2020 will include the All-Academic Team Award; this is in addition to the Individual Awards. All Submissions should be forwarded to the League office at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 20, 2020.
Once all submissions have been received they will be forwarded to Molten USA for final selections. Keep in mind that the people making the selections are doing so using the submissions only and do not know the individuals.
The five winners will be recognized for JUEL and 5 for JUEL Prep along with 1 Team Award winner per division; the awards presented at the JUEL Awards Celebration, good luck to everyone.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Each team is to nominate one Player who has gone above and beyond in their community during 2019/2020. Any positive work that has made a difference is what we are looking for. It can be in any forum, not specific to basketball or sport. All Submissions should be forwarded to the League Office at email@example.com prior to April 20, 2020.
Once all submissions have been received they will be forwarded to Athletica Elite for final selections. Keep in mind that the people making the selections are doing so using the submissions only and do not know the individuals.
The five winners will be recognized for JUEL and 5 for JUEL Prep with the awards presented at the JUEL Awards Ceremony, good luck to everyone.
The Mackenzie Curran Inspiration Award
Mackenzie Curran, when in Grade 11 at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School in Kingston, was diagnosed with myelodyplastic syndrome (MDS), a disorder that prevents the bone marrow from producing enough healthy blood cells.
A full bone marrow transplant was the only treatment option available. Without it, Mackenzie’s condition would develop into acute myeloid leukemia.
Two biopsies showed Mackenzie’s condition had progressed quickly and there were signs she was close to developing leukemia, after which a bone marrow transplant would not be an option.
Since she was diagnosed, the campaign to find Mackenzie a donor went into overdrive. Local high schools, Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and the community at large held clinics for people to register to see if they would be a possible donor match.
Fortunately, a donor was found.
Mackenzie needed to undergo eight to 10 days of chemotherapy and shortly after that she received the bone marrow transplant.
Mackenzie’s hard work and dedication was honoured at the 2014 JUEL Banquet and a commitment was made to recognize a student athlete every year. Mackenzie and her family will review the submissions and present the Award at the 2020 Awards Celebration.
The Award is to be presented to the JUEL athlete who, through their actions in the face of adversity, has been able to inspire their teammates and/or community to achieve more than they thought possible.
Overcoming injury/illness, unforeseen circumstances (family crisis, community issue).
“I think they just need to know never give up no matter what comes your way. Terry and I both have that in common, no matter what we were thrown our way we just keep going through. Just never give up.”
All Submissions should be forwarded to the League Office at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 20, 2020.
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