5 players are allowed to participate on the court at a time. Each team must have at least four players from their roster present to begin play. Less than four players will result in a forfeit. If a fifth player does not come to play by the start of the second half, the team forfeits the game.
Official NCAA rules will be observed with the following exceptions, additions, clarifications:
After forfeiting three games a team will be removed from the league in which they are participating. They will be docked all accumulated all-hall points. After two forfeits, the captain will be emailed and reminded of the forfeit policy. Forfeits will count one per night, if a team has multiple games in one night.
Due to limited gym time, there will be no rescheduled games during the 5v5 Basketball season.
Teams are allowed a maximum of two free agents, one may be a varsity athlete, from other dorm affiliations on their roster. A League teams are allowed a maximum of two current/former varsity players/coaches on their roster, B League teams are allowed a maximum of one. Players can only be on one roster of one team for all of basketball. Games in which roster policies have not been met will count as forfeit.
In order for a player to play on a team, they must either be on the initial roster sent into Rec-Im before the due date of January 23 or they must be added within one week of the team's first game. In order to add a player, the captain must e-mail Rec-Im with their additions. These are the only two ways in which a player will be allowed to play for a team, there will be no exceptions.
A player must be on the teams roster (either on the initial roster or added within the first week), sign in and play in at least half of their team's regular season games in order to be eligible for the playoffs. Each player is personably responsible for obtaining the sign in sheet from the referee and making sure that their name gets written on the sheet. Eligible playoff rosters will be calculated before the playoffs and e-mailed to the captains along with the play-off schedule. Only eligible players will be allowed to participate, no exceptions.
Referees will rate team's sportsmanship based upon the following scale: very poor, poor, fair, good, very good. Each category will correspond with the numbers 1-5 (1 being very poor, 5 being very good). Teams must average at least a 3 to be eligible for the playoffs. After rating a team's sportsmanship very poor/poor, the referees must contact the REC-IM and give a report on why the rating of was given. After receiving a 2, the captain will be emailed by REC-IM and warned about poor sportsmanship. After receiving a 1, the captain will be emailed and is required to meet with REC-IM Supervisor Greg Scruton. A team with an average of over 4 will be awarded a sportsmanship bonus.
Any player who approaches a referee or opponent in an antagonistic manner will be issued a technical foul. Over the course of the season, if a player receives a 3rd technical foul their playing rights will be suspended for the remainder of the season.
There is also a zero tolerance policy for the use of offensive language. Any player who uses offensive language will be given a technical foul and will be sat for the remainder of the current half. If a player uses offensive language for a second time, they will be ejected and must leave the building. An ejection from a game will earn a team a one for sportsmanship.
We understand that things can get heated sometimes during parts of games, but we ask that you keep yourselves in check so that there are not any issues during 5v.5 Basketball.