Note that some of these regulations are modified for Spring League
The following will describe and categorize varying infractions by degrees of severity and then outline the penalties incurred by such infractions. The objective is to ensure consistency is maintained.
Discipline administered may encompass more than one section per incident. The terms of suspensions listed are a minimum for each infraction. A player's past record is considered and will influence the decision. Initiation and retaliation, where applicable, will also be considered in determining discipline. Probationary periods and requirements to issue letters of apology may also be assessed.
This is designed for dealing with infractions committed by player(s), teams and guests of teams. Incidents of misconduct directed against GAME OFFICIALS will be dealt with by C.S.M.B.A. and C.B.O.A.
A player who fails to go immediately to his bench after being ejected will incur further penalty. Any player under suspension for any of the following sections shall not involve himself with the game in any way and shall not enter the gym when his team is involved in any regular season game(s) falling within his suspension.
Game suspensions will be carried over from one season to the next, and apply to an individual no matter what team he plays with. Players who play in both the regular league and Masters Division will have fines and suspensions in each league treated independently except for serious infractions that could impact both divisions.
The disciplinary committee, where required, will hold discipline hearings, within a reasonable period of being notified of the infraction. Players will be notified verbally or in writing of the decision made.
The Discipline Committee will consist of any 3 of the following: President, Vice-President, Division Commissioners, Treasurer, Discipline Coordinator, a representative from CBOA or members at large.
Monetary fines will be imposed on players for the following suspensions in the amount of $25 per game (plus GST) to a maximum of $500 (plus GST) for suspensions arising from one game. All fines are to be paid online before reinstatement of a player. Fines paid by cash or cheque will be increased by a minimum of $5.
Players may appeal their suspension after paying the fine and an additional $25 appeal fee. The appeal fee plus any reduction in the fine will be refunded if the appeal is successful.
Appeals are allowed for suspensions other than those related to accumulation of technical or unsportsmanlike fouls.
The CSMBA will support the suspension of any player assessed by the facilities we play in, the CBOA or Basketball Alberta.
Individuals or teams that demonstrate a year over year pattern of fines, suspensions, ejections, significant fouls or other discipline issues will be subject to additional sanctions, fines and suspensions.
One to Six Game Suspensions
The length of suspension for the following will be determined based on specific game / incident circumstances.
Note that players that must leave a game when they are assessed the prescribed number of technical &/or unsportsmanlike fouls per FIBA rules that results in an automatic game suspension. If at the same time the player also reaches one of the thresholds noted above, the suspensions noted above still apply.
(Second offence of any of the above (or combination of these) will result in a minimum of three games suspension and a player review by the disciplinary committee.)
Season or Permanent Suspensions
Teams will be disciplined for the following:
1. Default of game (not able to field five (5) players at start of game due to missing players or not having a valid uniform). Team will lose their $100.00 performance bond and must replenish the bond prior to playing their next game.
2. Teams knowingly playing ineligible players as follows (for league and exhibition games):
Fines will range between $50 and $500 (plus GST) fine per player or team, game forfeiture, suspension of player(s) or teams for the remainder of the season or permanently.
3. Teams who do not take steps to control disruptive behavior by their players, coaches and guests, which result in injuries or damage to other persons, property, the rental facility/staff or CSMBA’s reputation, during any game, warm-up or post game activity. Fines to range from $25 to $500 (plus damages), suspensions or expulsion depending on the severity of the incident.
4. Teams that demonstrate ongoing disciplinary issues including but not limited to:
Discipline can include fines, probationary periods with a requirement to post a bond and suspension for the balance of the season, the following season or permanently.
1. Teams must register a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 players on their roster. Each player must be registered online at least 24 hours prior to the first game played and by no later than December 1. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.
2. Each player must play a minimum of 10 league games to participate in playoffs. It is the responsibility of scorekeepers to record players from both teams listed on the score sheet that did not play. This is how the league confirms the number of games played.
3. Once a player is registered with a team, he may not play with any other team in any other division for that season (except for players who can also play in Masters Division).
4. Players must be registered with the Alberta Basketball Association before playing in any game. This is to ensure the player is sanctioned by them which provides legal protection to both CSMBA, the team and the players. ABA also provides medical coverage for injuries sustained in our games. Note that the coverage is designed to be the last to pay, meaning that you need to exhaust any coverage through personal / work medical coverage and provincial health care coverage before the plan provides benefits.
5. Any player who has not registered online and plays in any games will be suspended and his team defaults all games he played in.
6. All players must wear the same color and style of uniform and all uniforms should have clearly visible numbers on the front and back. Numbers on the front are to be at least 6 inches, back 8 inches. Failure to do so may result in discipline including loss of points, providing points to the opposing team and automatic default of the game. Reversible uniforms are required. Players are expected to wear the same number for the entire season.
7. Teams must pay league fees (and any default penalties or fines from the previous season) by the registration deadline established by the association each year. Teams who submit fees paid after this date (in whole or part) are subject to late fees or may not be accepted into the league.
8. Game results are to be reported by Scorekeeping staff. In the absence of league scoring staff, teams must supply a timer and scorer. The winning team is required to report the following results to the commissioner:
9. Each team must pay a one-time $100 performance bond that is forfeit when the team defaults a game. This bond is intended to discourage defaults and recover fixed costs of a game. Once a team leaves our association in good standing, the bond is refunded.
10. Teams who default a game lose their $100 performance bond and must replenish it prior to their next game. Any subsequent games are defaulted without payment of this bond.
11. All teams shall play FIBA rules as modified by CSMBA.
12. Teams finishing first and second in their division after regular season play will be moved up a next division in the following season.
13. Teams finishing last and second last in their division after regular season play will be moved down a division in the following season.
14. Notwithstanding 12 & 13, the Executive will intervene and place teams in divisions where it is in the best interests of the league.
15. Teams may be moved between divisions during the season, where the executive decides it is in the best interests of the divisions affected.
16. Teams are held responsible if the actions of any team member, coach or guest results in injury, damage or threat to any person or property during a game, warm-up or post game activity or if these actions impair the reputation of CSMBA.
17. Players and coaches are expected to participate with the spirit of fair play and respect for the game. Officials, opponents, timer/scorers as well as facility staff & equipment are to be treated with courtesy and respect. The rules of each facility will be observed and respected.
18. Players in the Masters Division must be at least 35 years old as of December 31 of the current season.
19. To ensure only registered players participate in our games, players must be able to produce during any game their driver's license (or other prescribed photo identification) to validate their identity, address and age.
20. Each team must identify a Floor Captain to the referees and scorekeeper before each game. Only the Floor Captain can ask questions of the referees.
21. Where teams are required to produce a pass to enter the facility (i.e. MNP Sport Centre), they will ensure that all team members have one and are aware that the pass is for use of facilities related to our games only. When required, teams will return passes (i.e. when transferred to a division that does not use the gym). Failure to produce a pass may mean that the facility entrance fee will need to be paid.
1. Ensure that teams are notified of the annual meeting at least one month in advance. When contacting teams, the following information should be provided:
2. At the annual meeting, ensure that the following issues are addressed:
3. Advise team representatives that in addition to representing their team, they are responsible for the actions of team members and their guests on the court and in the facility where games are played. They are responsible for ensuring CSMBA has a positive reputation with the facilities we rent.
4. Make teams aware of the rules of the facilities we rent, including those that have a requirement for each player to have a facility pass to enter the gym area.
5. Ensure that each team is aware that referees deserve respect each game and that the Association has a formal process in place to register concerns about officiating.
6. Ensure that each team is aware of league information available on our website including regulations.
7. Ensure that all teams know their players must be registered online.
8. Where scorekeepers are not available, ensure that teams know that they are obliged to provide one person to assume timing and scoring duties
9. Ensure that teams that are eligible for playoffs are notified of venues and times.
10. Be aware of any gym or game cancellations and communicate the effect they have on your division schedule. Notify the scorekeeper coordinators and referee scheduler.
11. Work closely with the Discipline coordinator to ensure that discipline is administered on a timely basis.
12. Represent the concerns of your division by attending each executive meeting.
13. Ensure that all fees and fines are collected in a timely manner.
Executive and Scorekeeping Coordinator Responsibilities
General Accounting Procedures
1. All disbursements should be made by cheque, supported by invoices or evidence of receipt of the service or product.
2. The Treasurer should prepare all cheques.
3. Cheques should have two signatures. The signing authorities should include the President, Treasurer, Vice-President and at least one other member of the executive.
4. The Treasurer should make all deposits on a timely basis. Where cash is given to the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer for deposit, a signed receipt should be issued when requested.
5. Excess funds should be invested by the Treasurer in government or high-grade (low risk) interest bearing facilities according to estimates of future cash requirements as approved by the Executive.
6. The Treasurer will transact business on behalf of the Association only with prior approval from the executive.
7. Cash advances should be avoided, but where required, invoices should be provided to the Treasurer to support payments.
8. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining appropriate accounting records.
9. The Treasurer should report the cash position of the Association at each regular meeting of the Association.
10. A Statement of Affairs should be presented to the executive at the next meeting immediately following the accounting year-end.
11. The Treasurer shall ensure that the financial records and statements are reviewed on an annual basis by a peer review committee and submitted for approval by the Executive. In addition, monthly bank reconciliation should be prepared and documented.
12. The Treasurer shall ensure that payment of league fees made via the website is reviewed and reconciled on an ongoing basis to ensure net fees received are appropriate.
13. Reconciliation of gym rental fees to the master gym schedule should be reconciled during the season and at the end of the year to ensure the total amount paid is reasonable.