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RULES, REGULATIONS & INFORMATION - ADULTS

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Fights, Unsportsmanlike Conduct & Cheating
Mofufus Sports do not tolerate fights or any sort of unsportsmanlike behaviors (dirty plays, taunting, mocking, foul language, etc). Any player involved in a fight will automatically be suspended from the league (and possibly banned from all future participation). According to the game rules, any player leaving the bench will also be penalized. Suspensions will be determined by the league commissioner with the help of the referees and the scorekeeper. The team manager and assistant manager are responsible for the conduct of his/her players, fans and supporters.

Any participant caught cheating will immediately be suspended from the league. ( i.e. using another participant’s name, etc). Proof of ID may be requested at any time.

Any physical contact or assault towards an official referee or scorekeeper will immediately result in a permanent league suspension and may also be reported to the local law enforcement.

Smoking, Intoxication & Illegal Substances
No smoking, alcohol or illegal substances of any kind is allowed on the facility (this includes the parking lot). Any player who appears to be intoxicated with alcohol or any other illegal substance will be asked to leave the facility immediately. Any player who refuses to leave will be removed by local law enforcement.

Vandalism & Damages
Any player caught vandalizing school facility will immediately be reported to the police and banned from the league. Although dunking is allowed, teams and players will be held liable and responsible for all damages incurred as a result. This also includes any damages incurred from misuse or inappropriate use of facility.

Liability, Insurance & Waiver
All teams and players are responsible for their own insurance coverage. The team manager must submit a signed roster form releasing Mofufus Sports, facilities and associates from all responsibilities, injuries, etc. Each individual player is also required to sign a player’s agreement and waiver form prior to the start of each season releasing Mofufus Sports, facilities and associates from all responsibilities, injuries, etc.

Food, Drinks & Pets
There are NO food, drinks or pets allowed inside the gymnasiums. ONLY WATER IS ALLOWED. Team managers and assistant managers are responsible for their players, fans and supporters. Referees and the scorekeeper will have the authority to issue a technical foul against the team and also remove all food, drinks and pets from of the gymnasiums.

Ethnicity
All participants must be of Asian decent (at least 25%) from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Korea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam . Three non-Asian participants are also allowed on a team. Proof of ID and/or documentation will be required if requested by the league.

Height
There is no height restriction. All divisions are based on skill level and experience.

Age
All participants must be 18 & over.

Sex Gender
There is no gender restriction.

** Males are only allowed to participate in the Men's divisions. Females are allowed to participate in both the Women's and Men's divisions.

Registration Fee
League registration fee is $550 ($500 early registration).

Forfeit Deposit
Each team is required to submit a forfeit deposit of $150 along with the registration. The forfeit deposits are fully refundable and transferable as long as there are no forfeits that occur during the entire season. The purpose of the deposit is to ensure and force teams to show up to all the games. It’s important and only fair to the rest of the other teams who paid their league fees expecting to play all of their games. During a forfeit the team will automatically lose the $150 forfeit deposit and will be required to have it replaced by the start of the next game.

Game Fee
Each team is required to pay a game fee of $35 at each game. The game fee covers two certified CIF referees and one official scorekeeper. In the event where there is only one referee, the game fee will be $30. All teams are held liable and responsible to have this game fee paid before the start of the game. Full advanced payment option is available upon request.

Payment & Receipt
Payment must be received in full by method of check, money order or cashier's check payable to Mofufus Sports. Check, money order or cashier’s check must include the team name and division. We DO NOT deposit any payment unless you’re officially accepted for the season; otherwise all payments will be mailed back (or shredded if preferred). Please send payment to PO Box 1952, Arcadia, CA 91077.

We now also accept payments through Venmo. Venmo payments can be sent to the username (@Mofufus) OR first and last name (Mofufus Basketball). Please also make sure to note your team name and division on the payments.

Once your payment is received, you will be able to view your status in the manager’s login. Hard copy receipt is available upon request.

Returned Checks
There will be a fee of $25 for all returned checks.

Refund
All refunds must be made by the team manager and BEFORE the online schedules are posted on the website.

Team Acceptance & Waiting List
Team acceptance is based on the following priorities:

  1. Returning 1st place winners (the only guarantee)
  2. Returning teams within the same division
  3. Returning teams wishing to change division
  4. Registered teams on the waiting list
  5. New registered teams
To qualify to be placed on the waiting list, teams must register online within the open registration time frame. The waiting list is only good for the next season in which the teams will receive priority over new registered teams only. The $150 forfeit deposit is also required to be on the waiting list.

Division Formats & Awards

10 teams - 9 regular season games will consist of each team playing each other once. Final game will consist of the following:

  • 1st seed vs 2nd seed for Championship (1st and 2nd place)
  • 3rd seed vs 4th seed for 3rd place
  • 5th seed vs 6th seed for Consolation
  • 7th seed vs 8th seed AND 9th seed vs 10th seed will be for friendship

Team awards are handed out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Consolation winners.

8 teams – 7 regular season games will consist of each team playing each other once. Top 4 teams will qualify for the Championship Round Robin. Bottom 4 teams will qualify for the Consolation Round Robin.

Round Robin Playoffs: each team plays each other once (3 games total). Final results will be determined by the Round Robin Playoffs records. In case of a tie, results will be based on head to head match up first, then and/or point spread (any forfeits will result in automatic lost in a tie breaker). Team awards are handed out to 1st, 2nd and Consolation winners.

6 teams – 10 total games will consist of each team playing each other twice. There are no playoffs for this division. Final results will be determined by team records. In case of a tie, results will be based on head to head match up first, then and/or point spread (any forfeits will result in automatic lost in a tie breaker). Team awards are handed out to 1st and 2nd place winners.

4 Teams – 6 regular season games will consist of each team playing each other twice. A final playoff game will determine the results. 1st seed vs 2nd seed. 3rd seed vs 4th seed. Team awards are handed out to 1st place winner. The registration fee for this division is $450.

Only participants that qualify for the playoffs will receive a team award. MVP and all-league awards are also handed out for each division. Division formats are subject to change.

Divisions

Women – Saturdays. Competition is open.

Silver – Sundays. Highest division. Experience: High School Varsity, College and Professional.

Bronze – Sundays. Experience: High School Varsity and higher.

Copper – Sundays. Experience: High School Varsity and lower.

Tin – Sundays. Experience: High School JV & lower, or never played High School.

Monday – 6 team format. Competition is equivalent to Copper and higher.

Wednesday – 6 team format. Competition is equivalent to Copper and higher.

Thursday – 6 team format. Competition is equivalent to Copper and higher.

Within each division there may be different time frames (ex: Tin West, Tin Central, Tin East, etc). Divisions are subject to change.

Quality Assurance
To ensure and promote a fair and competitive atmosphere within each division, all 1st place winners are required to move up a division and only the bottom two placed teams are allowed to move down a division. League commissioner may also move a team up or down a division for quality assurance. All participants in the Silver or Bronze divisions are also NOT allowed to participate in any of the Tin divisions. Penalties may result in game forfeit(s) and/or league suspension.

Multiple Teams
Participants are allowed to participate in multiple teams as long as it’s not within the same division. All participants in the Silver or Bronze divisions are also not allowed to participate in any of the Tin divisions. Penalties may result in game forfeit(s) and/or league suspension.

Game Schedules
All regular season game schedules will be posted on the website prior to the start of the season. Each team is responsible to plan accordingly to the schedules. Time and location are subject to change due to facility permits and/or uncontrollable circumstances. In most cases all games are within the same time frame (ex: 9AM -12:30PM, 12:30PM -4PM , etc).

Game Regulations
All games are governed by official Southern CIF High School Rules except for free throws. Free throw entry will be allowed on release of the basketball, NOT off the rim.

  • Games are TWO 20 minute halves, running time. The time will stop only during the last 15 seconds of the 1st half AND the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half. There is a mercy rule where the time WILL NOT stop if the spread is 13 points or more. Time will only stop during a whistle blown by one of the referees (not a made basket).
  • There will be a 30 second shot clock available ONLY BY REQUEST. Opposing team is prohibited from interrupting with the shot clock countdown done by the scorekeeper. A technical may be issued as a result. If an actual physical shot clock is available, scorekeeper will not be responsible for the countdown. Time will only stop during a whistle blown by one of the referees (not a made basket).
  • There are THREE timeouts per game with no carry over for the one overtime. Each team will be given only 1 timeout for the overtime. First overtime will be 2 minutes long, stop time (only on whistles). Second overtime is Sudden Death (first point).
  • Dunking is allowed however teams and players will be held liable and responsible for all damages incurred as a result. This also includes any damages incurred from misuse or inappropriate use of facility.
  • Ball may be advanced to half court on timeouts during the last two minutes of the game, OT or Sudden Death.

All other rules and regulations are based on official Southern CIF High School Rules and are subject to change without notice.

Team Roster
The maximum amount of players on a team roster is limited to 12 (however only 10 team t-shirts will be awarded). All roster changes can be made before the start of the 3rd game. No substitute or replacement players are permitted.

Forfeits
There will be a 10 minute grace period for only the 1st game of the day. All other games will receive a 5 minute grace period before a game is considered a forfeit. A team may finish the entire game with only FOUR players. No substitute or replacement players are permitted.

If your team forfeits a game:
1. Your team will automatically lose the $150 forfeit deposit AND
2. Your team will be required to replace the $150 forfeit deposit before the start of the next game

** Any team that forfeits more than one game during a season (or ANY PLAYOFF games) will not be considered for the following season.

Uniforms & Attire
Each team is required to have a number legible on BOTH front and back (cannot be taped). Home teams are assigned to a light color uniform and away teams are assigned to a dark color uniform. Uniforms don’t have to be the exact same colors as long as it’s fairly similar (either light or dark).

Proper footwear and lower attires are required. Boots or any kind of shoes that may cause damage to the gymnasium floor are NOT allowed. Jeans and jewelries are NOT allowed. A technical will be issued as a result.

Technical Fouls & Suspensions
Any participant that receives two technical fouls will be ejected from the game. This will also result in a one game suspension (next game regardless if it’s playoffs or not). Any sort of ejection will also result in a one game suspension (last game of the season will result in next season's first game suspension). Continuous game suspensions will not be taken lightly and league suspension may be considered.

Playoff Eligibility
Only pertains to divisions with playoffs. Players must participate in at least TWO regular season games to qualify for the playoffs. No substitute or replacement players are permitted.