Official League Rules
Bozeman Basketball Leagues will consist of the following leagues:
Men's Open A - Highly Competitive
Men's Open B - Competitive
Men's Open C - Recreational
Men's 30+ - Competitive
Women's Open X - Competitive
Women's Open W - Recreational
All leagues are dependent on if enough teams are available. The divisions
are separated by level of competitiveness. Additional divisions may be created to help keep all games as equal as possible.
ALL LEAGUE FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE FIRST SCHEDULED REGULAR SEASON GAME.
($50 late charge will be added if turned in later)
All leagues will have one pre-season game to help form teams and organize the leagues.
All leagues finish up in March before the scheduled MSU spring break.
Most open league games will either be played at Shroyer gym of the Hosaeus Fitness Center
on the campus of Montana State University.
Men's over 30 league plays at the Belgrade Event Center, but there are a couple of games played at MSU.
Other gym arrangements may be necessary during the year.
Directions to MSU Shroyer / Hosaeus Fitness Center
Directions to Belgrade Event Center
First and foremost we do ask all participant´s cooperation in good sportsmanship.
At least one referee and most times two referees will be assigned to each game. We
do our best to find good competent officials and it is a lot easier to keep good
officials if the verbal abuse is kept to an absolute minimum. This means the team
managers must take the initiative in keeping their players in line. Continual
disruption from a player can result at the discretion of the league manager to
remove the player from the league. A technical foul may result in an ejection from
the game at the discretion of the officiating referee(s). Three technical fouls and the player will be removed from the league.
For games played on a non-breakaway rim there will be no dunking before or
during games. There will be absolutely no hanging on the rim. If a player does he
will be immediately ejected from the game. Any damage to a backboard or rim is
the responsibility of the player to replace which caused the incident.
Each team must complete a roster form and all players on the roster must sign it
before playing any basketball game. All team rosters must be finalized by February 1st. The roster book is brought to all games before the
deadline for managers to make additions to the roster.
(Roster changes or failure to include a player on your team roster any later will result in a $20 fine)
If you are looking for additional players please
contact the league commissioner who may have a list of people wanting to play.
In order to avoid forfeits during the regular season a team may pick up players from other teams to play the game.
A team must have at least 3 of its own players or the game will be ruled a forfeit.
Teams may only pick up 3 additional players.
Men's and Women's Open Leagues
We play a combination of high school, college, and NBA rules.
Free throws will play off the release of the ball.
Each player gets 6 fouls.
Play two 25 minute halves.
Clock DOES NOT stop until the last minute of each half.
If a game has a margin of more than 20 points then the clock will not stop at the end of the game.
3 timeouts PER GAME - 30 second timeouts
Regular Season - Clock does not stop.
Playoffs - The clock will stop.
Overtime - 1 minute and the clock will stop.
2nd Overtime - First score wins
30+ Men's Leagues
Will be playing two 20 minute halves and the clock will not stop until the last
two minutes of each half. We will be using high school rules
except for free throws. Free throws will play off the release of the ball. There will
be 3 timeouts per game and one for each overtime played. The overtimes will be 2
minutes long and the clock will stop as normal.
20 minute running clock
Stops last minute of each half
3 timeouts PER GAME - 1 minute timeouts - clock stops during timeouts
1 minute overtimes - clock stops
All other league guidelines will be settled by the league commissioner and may be subject to change at any given time.