Winter League

Winter League Information

BBN Event presents our Winter Youth League

The Winter League is for both boys and girls grades 5/6, 7/8 and High School Level. Travel teams, Club teams and High School teams are invited.

Youth League

The Youth League is open to 5/6, 7/8 Travel teams and Club teams.

Teams will be organized into pools and will be adjusted weekly to insure the best competitive games.

The season will be broken down into 3 sessions. Each session will last for 3 weeks with 5 guaranteed games. The price for each session is $400. Teams who register for 2 of the 3 sessions will receive a $25 discount. The 3rd session will be set up in a tournament format.

Games will be played on Friday, Saturday, Sundays and week days if interest is high and for for makeup games.

Start Date: January 15,16,17, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2021

Other Rules

COACHES AND PLAYERS: Anyone receiving two technical fouls or involved in a fight will be asked to leave the building and will forfeit their right to coach or play the remainder of that game and the next game they are scheduled for. We will strictly enforce this rule. We welcome your enthusiasm for the game, we just ask that it is channeled appropriately.
PLAYER FOULS: Player fouls are kept and the 6 Fouls rule is in effect. A player will be allowed to continue only if the team would be shorthanded without him/her.

Spectators

*There will be a $8 entrance fee.
*Must wear face covering at all times.
*Temperature will be taken before entering the building
*Must provide their own seating
*Must adhere to six-foot social distancing practices. This includes in and around bleachers for anyone not in the same family.
*Must conduct daily symptom (self-evaluation). Anyone experiencing symptoms, must stay home*
*Must not enter player area on bench areas
*Must keep six-feet or more distance from the basketball court

Athletes

*Must wear face covering at all times unless provide a doctor’s documentation.
*Must adhere to six-foot social distancing practices when not on the bench or playing surface.
*Must conduct daily symptom (self-evaluation). Anyone experiencing symptoms, must stay home*
*Temperature will be taken before entering the building
*Must not share water or equipment.
*Coaches and players should refrain from handshake lines

Coaches

*Must wear face covering at all times
*Player’s temperature will be taken before entering the building
*Must adhere to six-foot social distancing practices when not on the Bench or playing surface.
*Must conduct daily symptom (self-evaluation). Anyone experiencing symptoms, must stay home*
*Must not share water or equipment.
*Coaches and players should refrain from handshake lines.
*Ensure that players are adhering to social distancing and wearing face covering while in common areas.

League Info & Registration

Player Cost: $250 tuition fee to play on a Black Bear North Winter League team. This include 2 games per week. Boys and Girls Middle School and under teams play on Midweek and Saturdays and Boys and Girls High School teams play on weekends but predominately Sundays.

Assessment Dates (All at Point Lookout Recreation Center in Northport)
**Please bring your own ball. Registration opens 20 minutes prior.

*January 9, 2021 –  Up to 8th Grade (Girls 10-11:00am,  Boys 11:30:12:30pm)
*January 9, 2021 – 9th – 12th Grade (Girls 1:00-2:00pm, Boys 2:30-3:30pm)

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Team Cost: $400 to register your own team 

League Rules

League Rules

20:00 running time
1 & 1 after 7 fouls only. Double bonus on/after 10 fouls.
5 min warm up.
3 min halftime.
1st overtime 1:30 seconds.
2nd overtime, first to score 2 points wins.
3 -60 second timeouts per game.

A player will be allowed to continue only if the team is shorthanded and the opposing coach agrees. For each foul that player commits, the opposing team will be awarded 2 free throws and the ball back.

6th grade and under

Ball 28.5
Player to player defense and no full court pressure if a team is up by 20+.
20:00 running time
1 & 1 after 7 fouls only. Double bonus on/after 10 fouls.
5 min warm up.
3 min halftime.
1st overtime 1:30 seconds.
2nd overtime, first to score 2 points wins.
3 -60 second timeouts per game.
7 personal fouls.
A player will be allowed to continue only if the team is shorthanded and the opposing coach agrees. For each foul that player commits, the opposing team will be awarded 2 free throws and the ball back.

Coaches & Players

Anyone receiving two technical fouls or involved in a fight will be asked to leave the building and will forfeit their right to coach or play the remainder of that game and the next game they are scheduled for. We will strictly enforce this rule. We welcome your enthusiasm for the game, we just ask that it is channeled appropriately.

Schedule

Only 25 people per team are allowed in the gym. The 25 people includes the coach and players. 

1. What happens if a County is designated “Yellow” by the DHHS advisory system? Please understand the statement from the Community Sports Guidelines around the DHHS and Maine CDC Health Advisory System to categorize counties for school districts to use, (Red – Yellow – Green) is considered a recommendation not a requirement of the Community Sports Guidelines. Each team and individual can make their own decisions as to what they are comfortable with their facilities and local authorities. We will monitor this situation closely as we start activity back up.
2. What happens if the State changes the guidelines again? Obviously, this is the one variable we have no control over, we will adjust as always as needed.
3. Finally. The link is for all team members. The Individual Registration/Waiver is a form that every player must do. Please take care of this before your first game: https://www.bbnbasketball.com/product/bbn-individual-reg/

Spectators, please bring your own chairs. We are not providing seating arrangements for spectators.

Everyone is expected to wear facial covering unless they have a doctor’s note. 

Registration