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RULES, REGULATIONS & INFORMATION - YOUTH

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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, parents, fans and/or supporters.

Any participant caught cheating will immediately be suspended from the league. ( i.e. using another participant’s name, etc). Proof of ID and grade level 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
This will mainly pertain to adults attending the youth games. No smoking, alcohol or illegal substances of any kind is allowed on the facility (this includes the parking lot). Any person who appears to be intoxicated with alcohol or any other illegal substance will be asked to leave the facility immediately. Any person 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 parent'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, grade level and/or documentation will be required if requested by the league.

Height
There is no height restriction. All divisions are based on grade level, however a younger player can always play up.

Age
All participants must play in their grade level or higher. (we may make exceptions if necessary to provide a fair and competitive atmosphere)

Registration Fee
League registration fees are as follow:

  • 3rd/4th grade and higher: $950 (10 games) OR $650 (7 games)
  • PeeWee and 1st/2nd grade: $600 (7 games)
  • Forfeit Deposit
    Each team will be penalized $150 if they forfeit a game. The forfeit fee must be received before the start of the next game.

    Game Fee
    League fee includes all game fees that will cover two referees and one scorekeeper at each game.

    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 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.

    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 $650.

    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

    Girls 7th/8th Grade – All girls in the 8th grade or lower.

    Girls 5th/6th Grade – All girls in the 6th grade or lower.

    Girls 3rd/4th Grade – All girls in the 4th grade or lower.

    Girls 1st/2nd Grade – All girls in the 2nd grade or lower.

    Boys 7th/8th Grade – All boys in the 8th grade or lower.

    Boys 5th/6th Grade – All boys in the 6th grade or lower.

    Boys 3rd/4th Grade – All boys in the 4th grade or lower.

    Boys 1st/2nd Grade – All boys in the 2nd grade or lower.

    PeeWee – All boys and girls in the pre-kindergarten or kindergarten.

    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.
    • Full court pressure is allowed for all division except PeeWee, Boys and Girls 1st/2nd divisions. If a team is leading by 15 points or more, full court pressure will NOT be allowed. A warning will be given before technical fouls are issued.
    • Youth size ball will be used for PeeWee and 1/2st grade divisions. Women's size ball will be used for all girls division 3/4th and higher. Men's size ball will be used for all boys division 3/4th and higher.
    • Although we would like emphasize on fair opportunity and player's development, there will be no rules on playing time or substitution.

    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 penalized $150
    2. Your team will be required to pay the $150 forfeit fee before the start of the next game AND

    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.