Spring League Rules

Updated: April 7, 2016

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Dear League Coaches,

Thank you for joining our 2016 NW Sports Boys Basketball Spring League. We are expecting to have a great season. We have separated most of the teams into Div 1 and Div 2.

Cancellations: Any games cancelled due to school closures caused by weather or anything beyond our control, we will not be able to make them up.

Directions: The schedule is on our website www.pnaau.org/schedules and for directions to the venues Click “Pin Icon” in the grey box on the schedule next to the “Calendar Icon”

Standings: If you notice a score was not reported, or posted wrong please email us at nwsports@pnaau.org

Schedule: Please check the schedule carefully. We tried to schedule your games as close to home as possible but this is not a YMCA league and you will need to do some traveling. Due to an odd number of teams in some divisions and special requests by other teams there are some weeks where you could have two games and other weeks zero.


* Please fill out our Online League Roster HERE. All players and coaches must have AAU numbers.
Only coaches and players that are on this roster and are marked as having AAU cards will be eligible. Note: you forfeit a game if you play with an illegal player (players not on your roster.) Note: the other coach has the right to ask the gym manager or scorekeeper to verify the players on your roster.
* After your 2nd week you will need permission from the league director, Mike Connors, to add a player to your roster.
* No player can play without being on the roster that is turned in to the league director.
* A player is committed for the entire Spring League to the first team they play a game for. No exceptions to this rule. A player may play on more that one team but only one team in the same grade. As an example, he may only play on one 5th grade team. Also, if he is on two teams they must be in the same club. Should they play on a second team in the same division all games they participated in will be forfeited. It is the responsibility of the team to notify the league director at once if they are told, find out, or suspect that they have a player that is playing on two teams in one division. You must stop playing the player immediately. If you don’t stop without delay the coach will not be able to coach in a NW Sports AAU event for one year.
No-Shows: If you forfeit a game by not showing up it will be up to your opponent which one of your future games they will play in your place to make it up. If you miss a second game without giving notice you will be suspended from playing in any AAU NW Sports leagues or tournaments for one year.
League Tournament: The league tournament will be open to all teams that play in the league. You must confirm that you will be playing by April 26th or you will not be scheduled and we won’t be able to add your team. In as many age groups as possible, we will have Div 1 and Div 2 playoffs.


NW_Sports_LogoThe League will play using High School Federation rules with the following exceptions:

1. Game time will consist of 20 minute running halves with the clock stopping in the last 2 minutes of each half.
2. All technical are automatic 2 points and the ball.
3. All intentional fouls, no matter where they happen, will be automatic 2 points.
4. Two technical fouls per person and you are out of the gym for the remainder of the day. If this happens twice in one season the individual will be suspended from this league.
5. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their fans and players.
6. The women’s ball will be used for the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grades.
7. 20 point Mercy Rule, if one team is ahead by 20 points or more the clock will not be stopped in the last 2 minutes of the game except for free throws or if the gap goes below 20 points.
8. No Trapping full or 1/2 if you are ahead by 20 point or more (7th Grade and Younger ONLY)
9. Each team gets 3 time outs per game.
10. First overtime is 2 minutes, time outs carry over and teams will get one extra timeout. Second overtime is one minute and no timeouts carry over. Third overtime in sudden death.

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