2018 Jr. NBA World Championships
*$550 fee due at time of registration
Events and Dates
May 18-20, 2018
West Regional Final
June 2, 2018
Canada Regional Final
June 15-17, 2018
St. Catherines, ON
Jr. NBA World Championships
August 7-12, 2018
Each team will be allowed to have a mximum of 12* players and 2 coaches on the roster.
Each player on the roster must be 13 or 14 years of age as of December 31, 2018.
*Please note that the number of players permitted per team at the Jr. NBA World Championship may be 10, not 12. Information regarding this will be distributed once finalized by the NBA.
All participating players will be required to sign a waiver, which must be submitted to Canada Basketball and NBA Canada at least one week prior to competition.
The 12 players and 2 coaches on the roster must have been on the roster for their respective Provincial Qualifier. No additional players or coaches may be added to the roster. No exceptions will be made.
For 2018, it is required that Head Coaches are NCCP Learn to Train trained and it is recommended that Assistant Coaches are also NCCP Learn to Train trained.
NCCP certification requirement will progress as shown below, to align with the correct age and stage of development of the athletes:
In alignment wit the Coaching Association of Canada's Responsible Coaching Movement, coaches are required to provide a Background Check in the form of a Vulnerable Sector Screening. Coaches can provide their own valid copy from the past 3 years or obtain one from their local RCMP office.
Please note if a coach does not meet these requirements they will be unable to participate. The safety of the athletes is top priority, therefore no exceptions will be made.
RULES OF PLAY
for Jr. NBA World Championship Canada Regional Finals and Regionals
The Jr. NBA World Championship Canada Regionals and the Jr. NBA World Championship Canada Regional Finals will be played according to FIBA Rules, with the following modifications, in accordance to Long Term Athlete Development principles, considering the age and skill level of the participants.
1. The ball will be size 6 for both boys and girls.
2. Quarters will be 8 minutes in length. The first 3 quarters will be separated into two shifts of 4 minutes. The 4th quarter of 8 minutes will be open substitution.
3. A backcourt violation will be 8 seconds in length.
4. The 14 second shot clock reset rules will apply.
5. The FIBA 3-point line will be used.
6. The charge circle will be used.
7. Teams must play half-court defence if they lead by 15 points or more.
8. Equal Participation Rules will apply. Therefore, each player on the roster, provided they are not fouled out, ejected, or injured, must participate under the Equal Participation Rule. In the 4th quarter, coaches can substitute players as they determine best for their team.
For more information regarding the half-court defence rule (#7 above) and Equal Participation Rule (#8 above) refer to the following pages.
9. The overtime period will be 4 minutes in length. Time-outs do not carry over to the overtime period, but each team will be granted 1 time-out per overtime period. Each overtime period begins in the direction of the possession arrow.
Substitutions will be at the 4-minute mark of the first three quarters, unless a player is in foul trouble (i.e. 3 fouls in the first half). If this occurs, the shift will count for the player that played the majority of the shift. If the substitution occurs exactly at the 2-minute mark then the shift will be counted for the player who started the shift.
10.When a team leads by 15 points or more, its players must immediately ‘drop back’ into their backcourt behind the half-court line once the losing team secures player control of the ball (dribbling or holding the ball) in its backcourt. The losing team shall be allowed to dribble the ball unimpeded across half court and establish frontcourt status. Violation of the rule stated above will result in the ball being awarded out-of- bounds to the losing team, at the frontcourt sideline, at the extended free throw line. Repeated violations of this rule may result in a delay of game penalty and technical foul.
Half-Court Defence Rule
When a team leads by 15 points or more, its players must immediately ‘drop back’ into their backcourt behind the half-court line once the losing team secures player control of the ball (dribbling or holding the ball) in its backcourt. The losing team shall be allowed to dribble the ball unimpeded across half court and establish frontcourt status. Violation of the rule stated above will result in the ball being awarded out-of- bounds to the losing team, at the frontcourt sideline, at the extended free throw line. Repeated violations of this rule may result in a delay of game penalty and technical foul.
Equal Participation Rule
Every participant who is registered on the team roster must participate in competition, provided they are not injured, fouled out or ejected. Coaches are required to provide playing time for all players who have been registered on the roster. It is considered unethical and having a lack of respect for the intent and spirit of the game for a coach to instruct or have an athlete fake an injury or intentionally foul out/become ejected, or not allow them to dress for competition for no reason. At no time shall a player be intentionally excused from a Jr. NBA World Championship Canada Regional or Regional Finals game by a coach.
The Equal Participation Rule states that:
a. No player is permitted to have played any more than one shift more than any other player at the conclusion of the third quarter.
b. Each player must play no less than the minimum number of shifts and no more than the maximum number of shifts.
c. Each player must play a minimum of one shift in the first half.
d. The sequence of shifting is not relevant as long as the above are fulfilled.
e. In the case of fouling out, injuries or ejections, the Equal Participation Rule still applies. The above must still be fulfilled, with an exception being made for the ineligible player.
f. In the event of a participant fouling out or being injured, the athlete who plays the majority of the shift will be assigned as having played that shift. If the substitution occurs exactly at the 2-minute mark, the player who started the shift will be assigned as having played that shift.
g. If the Equal Participation Rules are not being followed, coaches will be issued a warning and the player participation will be corrected. The second violation will result in a technical foul.
Maximum and Minimum Number of Shifts for the First 3 Quarters
The scorer is required to track all of the players’ shifts, including substitutions due to injuries, medical reasons, fouling out and ejections.
If a violation of the Equal Participation Rule has been alleged, teams are permitted to finish playing the game and any decisions regarding further penalties will be handled by the Canada Basketball and/or NBA representatives upon completion of the game. Should a violation of the Equal Participation Rule occur, it is the responsibility of the coach to raise this issue with a Canada Basketball or NBArepresentative on-site. If a team is found in violation of the Equal Participation Rule, the game will be considered a forfeit with the score being recorded as 2-0.
The final judgment on any rule is at the discresion of the NBA and/or Canada Basketball representatives on-site.
Please note the rules for competition are still being finalized, and changes may be made. In particular, rules regarding zone defence may or may not be implemented. Information regarding updated rules will be distributed once finalized by the NBA.