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Rules & Regulations

 Sportsmanship Policy


 5-on-5: 60 minutes of outdoor basketball 

Good sportsmanship and cooperation are both anticipated and expected. The team captain or designated parent, if applicable, is expected to aid in controlling teammates’ and team followers’ conduct and to represent his/her team as the spokesperson in case of appeals to the court official. Poor sportsmanship could result in penalties against the team in either theTechnical, Intentional, or Flagrant foul categories. Failure to comply with the Sportsmanship Policy with acts such as fighting, taunting, intimidating or verbally attacking of an official, player or spectator may lead to the immediate removal of that player, team and/or spectator from the tournament. Any ejection from the entire game will result in a suspension from the next turn 5 on 5  Tournament, at a minimum. Decisions made by tournament officials are final.


1. Who Can Play 

The Challenge is open to young players, who are at least 9 years old by the day the tournament begins. Players will be grouped by age.


2. Number of Players

Each team may consist of a maximum of 10  players and a minimum of 6 players. A team may have only 5 players on the court at any time. For all co-ed teams, a member of the opposite sex must be on the court at all times. All games must start with at least 5 players on each team. Any number of players (1, 2, or 3) may complete a game. 


3. Authorized Equipment & Apparel: Knees protectors will be available for players. The players should return equipment to the OBC at the end of the challenge. A player can bring his own equipment.

No player shall be allowed potentially dangerous equipment on his or her elbow, hand, wrist, finger, or forearm, including equipment made of hard leather, plastic, plaster or metal—even if the equipment is covered with soft padding. Soft braces, sleeves, and wraps will be allowed unless they pose a danger to other players. 

Ottawa Basketball Challengers Program

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