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Basketball 5-on-5 (Non-Refereed) *NEW*

Get your rosters ready, 5-on-5 is back for Winter with a twist!

 

These 12 week leagues are fast-paced and feature traditional basketball rules, and all the fun of the sport you know and love!

 

*NEW RULES*Starting in the Winter 2019 season, VSSC Basketball will be in line with our other leagues and is now offered as non-refereed. This will allow teams to put the FUN first, hit the hardwood, and #justplay.

 

Register for either the Recreational or Intermediate skill divisions.

 


Winter 2019 Details:

Start / End Dates

Monday: Starts Monday, January 14 and ends Monday, April 29.


Wednesday: Starts Wednesday, January 16 and ends Wednesday, April 17.

# of Weeks

12 weeks (10 weeks of regular season + 2 weeks of playoffs).

Estimated Game Times

Game length is 55 minutes


Monday: Start times ranging from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.


Wednesday: Start times ranging from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Price Team registration: $575 + GST. 

After checkout, send your teammates roster invites through the website (under "My Team" player list) so they can accept the waiver and access the schedule and standings once it is posted.   

Individual registration: $95 + GST. 

You will be placed on a roster of individuals by end of day Tuesday, January 8. For ease of communication with our office, teams must select a captain and co-captain on our website to represent your individuals team. 

Bye Dates

Monday, February 18 (Family Day).


Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 29 (March Break).


Monday, April 22 (Easter Monday).

Team equipment pick-up & individual meet & greet

Individual Registrants Meet & Greet at the Victoria Curling Club! For more information click HERE.

 

Meet your teammates, decide on a team name, captain, jersey colour, organize equipment requirements and pick-up your newsletter & member key tag. An overview of the club, rules and what you need to know about the Winter season will start at the times indicated below.   

 

Wednesday, January 9th.  Starts at the following times:

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm – For those playing All-Sorts-of-Sports, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Badminton and Court Volleyball. 
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm – For those playing Basketball, Softball, Flag Football, Futsal (Indoor Soccer) and Turf Soccer. 

Team Equipment Pick-Up Dates at the Shark Club! For more information click HERE.

 

Have you rented equipment through VSSC or would like to? Team captains can drop by at the dates and times below to pick up your team newsletter, member key tag and equipment. Be sure to place your equipment deposit through the shopping cart or call us at the office in advance. 

 

  • Thursday, January 10th between 7:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Saturday, January 12th between 12:00pm-2:00pm   

**Please note:

 

  • Player packages and key tags will be hand delivered to your first session on Friday night for Badminton and All-Sorts-of-Pub Games. 
  • All-Sorts-of-Sports Leagues and Floor Hockey Leagues do not require equipment rentals (brought and set-up by GC's) however we encourage team captains to pick-up the player packages for your team in advance. 
See 'Sport Info' tab for equipment requirements.

Roster

& Schedules

Individual team rosters will be posted online by midnight Tuesday, January 8.


Schedules will be posted online by end of day Friday, January 11.

Ottawa Court Volleyball 4's will be played primarily at (but not limited to):  

OTTAWA:

Tuesday: École Secondaire De La Salle, Centre Multisport, Patro d'Ottawa, École Élémentaire Mauril Bélanger.  

Wednesday: École Secondaire De La Salle, Centre Multisport, École Élémentaire Mauril Bélanger.

Thursday: École Secondaire De La Salle, Jewish Community Centre, Fielding Drive Public School, École Élémentaire Mauril Bélanger.

Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

 **Click here for our Refund Policy

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Recreational :
Intermediate :

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@vssc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Basketball 5-vs-5!  

# of People on Court

5 players (minimum 1 male and 1 female).

Suggested Roster

7-10 players

Equipment

Teams are required to bring 1 basketball to every game.  Basketballs will not be provided onsite.  

 

If you do not want to bring your own basketball they are available to rent from VSSC. A refundable deposit is required and payable with credit card, cheque or through the website during onlline registration.  For more information on when you can pick-up equipment please CLICK HERE
Additional League Information

All players receive:

 

 

Championship winning teams receive:

 

  • A personalized team trophy
  • VSSC champion team t-shirts!

 

Rules

Download the rules here: VSSC_Basketball_5s_Rules.pdf

Sport & Social Club General Rules

Score & Spirit Point Reporting

  • Game Scores (account for 75% of total points): Team captains are responsible for reporting the scores after your game by logging into your player profile and clicking on ‘My Team’ tab and selecting ‘Report Score/Spirit Points’.  Teams have a 48 hour window to report scores after the completion of the game.  Please be timely with your score reporting so league standings can remain updated for playoff positioning.
  • Spirit Points (account for 25% of total points): Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play.  For more information and how to properly award spirit points, please see our section ‘All About Spirit Points’.

Standings/Schedules

  • Players can view league standings & schedules by logging into your player profile and clicking on ‘Standings/Schedule’.

Player Eligibility

  • All players must be added to the team roster by the team captain.  This process confirms that all players have electronically agreed (checked the box) to our policies and online waiver.
  • Substitute players are allowed, however they must be added to the roster (check the online waiver).  Adding a substitute player from another team in the same league is allowed, however, regular/consistent use of a substitute player in the same league is considered unsportsmanlike and not encouraged.
  • Players must play a minimum of two regular season games in a 6-10 week season, or three regular season games in an 11-14 week season to be eligible to play in a playoff game.  Players can only play for one team per league/pool in playoff games.

Defaults

  • A default will occur if a team cannot field a squad by 15 minutes after the official start time.  If a team does not meet the standard eligibility requirements, team captains must confirm the outcome prior to starting the game.  Captains may agree to waive the rules regarding minimum players.  IF IT IS AGREED THAT THE GAME COUNTS, IT COUNTS!  In the event there is a default dispute and the game was played, the SSC ruling is that the game counts.
  • In the event of a missed game due to inclement weather, games will not be rescheduled. To view our foul weather policy click here.

Rough Play & Player Conduct

  • It is recognized that incidental contact between players is inevitable – however, all players should go out of their way to avoid creating unsafe play.
  • Any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in immediate expulsion from the league.  This includes, physical or rough play, verbal abuse, damage to facility property and/or loss of facility permit.  Fighting will result in immediate expulsion from the league.  To view our Unsportsmanlike Conduct policy click here. 
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages, use of drugs and smoking at your game site before, during, or after your game is strictly prohibited.  Offenders will be asked to leave the league without refund. No Exceptions. 

Game Coordinator (GC) On-site SSC Staff

  • A GC presence is dependent on sport, season, and/or facility locations.  They are not referees, as all games are self-officiated.  They are on-site to be a neutral supporter of both teams, clarify rules, manage equipment, start/stop games, and to inform players of league news.
  • Game Coordinators may stop a game before the full time has expired due to overly aggressive play, persistent unsportsmanlike conduct or a general violation of the rules of the game.

SSC Official Basketball Rules – Coed 5-on-5

Objective

  • The objective of the game is to win points by shooting the ball into the opposing team's "basket." The team with the most points wins.

Game length

  • Games are 55 minutes in length with a 5 minute stop for halftime.
  • Games start and end according to your online SSC schedule. 
  • If games start late, games must finish at the scheduled time (e.g. 6:15pm-6:55pm).

Equipment

  • Teams are required to bring 1 basketball to every game. 
  • Basketballs are available to rent through SSC.  A $75 refundable deposit is required, payable through online registration.  Equipment is provided for the All-Sorts-of-Sports League.
  • Teams should bring both light & dark coloured t-shirts to help distinguish opponents.

Players on Court, Gender Ratio and Defaults

  • Teams are comprised of 5 players on the court. 
  • Teams must play with a minimum of 1 male and 1 female on the court at all times.
  • A team can play with a minimum of 3 people, as long as the gender requirements are met. 
  • Captains may agree to waive the rules regarding minimum players and gender ratio before the game starts.

Game Set-Up

  • Games can begin with a jump ball, rock-paper-scissors or a coin toss. 

General Game Rules

Standard basketball rules apply to all SSC games. Notable exceptions are listed below:

  • Defensive play is man-to-man only (no zone defense). You can pick-up your man anywhere on the court, however double teaming can only be done on your side. 
  • Players may substitute after a basket has been scored (although play doesn't stop) or during a stoppage in play (not ‘on the fly’).
  • Each basket scored within the three-point line counts as two points and each basket scored beyond the line count for three points.
  • An out of bounds ball in favour of the attacking team results in the attacking team taking possession of the ball at the top of the key.  At this point, the ball must be ‘checked in’ by the defensive team before play can resume. Once the ball has been ‘checked in’, the attacking player can dribble the ball but must make a pass (S/he cannot score directly off the ‘check-in’).
  • When the ball is tied up, and a jump ball call is made, the team who is on defense will be awarded possession of the ball. 
  • Teams may call a 1 minute time-out per half if needed except in the final 10 minutes of play.
  • Three seconds in the key: If an offensive player is in the key for more than 3 seconds, the defensive player may give out a warning. An offensive player can receive 2 warnings, after the 3rd warning an automatic turnover occurs. Counting should go as follows: “one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand.”
  • Dunking is not allowed.

Fouls & Violations

  • It is inevitable incidental contact may occur among players. However, any aggressive contact such as pushing and shoving is not allowed (you should not touch any other player with your body at any time on purpose, and should do your best to avoid unnecessary contact).
  • All standard basketball infractions are enforced (e.g. reaching-in, body contact of any kind, charging, etc).
  • Purposely obstructing an opponent's vision by placing or waving a hand in his/her eyes is not allowed.
  • The offending player should call their own infractions, however only one of the two players involved in an infraction can make a foul call.
  • If a defensive foul call is made when a player is in the process of taking a shot and the shot goes in, play continues cancelling out the foul.  A point is awarded and the other team takes possession under their own hoop.
  • If a defensive foul call is made when a player is attempting a shot or layup (thereby affecting the outcome), the fouled player will take a shot from the free-throw line.  If the shot goes in, a point is awarded and the other team takes possession under their own hoop.  If the shot is missed, play becomes live and the game continues.  To avoid defensive players from killing time during the setup for the foul shot, the shooter can attempt the foul shot as soon as the rest of his team is in position for the foul shot (regardless of the position of the defensive players).  The foul shooter has a maximum of 20 seconds to take the shot.
  • If a defensive foul call is made when a player is dribbling, passing, running (not shooting or making a layup), the attacking team takes possession of the ball at the top of the key.  At this point, the ball must be ‘checked in’ by the defensive team before play can resume.  If an offensive player causes a foul, the defensive team takes the ball to the closest sideline to the foul and starts play by inbounding the ball.
  • Intentional fouls are not condoned by the league.

Playoffs

  • A game can end in a tie during the regular season. 
  • Playoff games should only be 50 minutes in length in anticipation of needing the extra time to settle a tie. 
  • In the playoffs, a game that is tied at the end of regulation time is decided by a three-minute overtime period. If the game is still tied after the overtime, the next basket will win. 
  • Team playoff position:  Ties in the standings will be broken first by head-to-head play. If there are more than 2 teams that are tied, all the teams must have played each other in order for the results to go to head-to-head. Otherwise, least points against, then +/-, then most points for will determine the placement in that order.
  • The SSC office will update the playoff schedule once all scores have been submitted and after the last regular season game.  Please do not assume the time/location of your playoff game until team names have been posted into the schedule. 

 

Remember… Always have fun!

Location

Game locations include (but not limited to): 

Monday: Naden Athletic Centre, PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence). 

Wednesday: St. Andrew's High School, Songhees Wellness Centre, (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence).