SUMMER 2021 League Details:
REMEMBER: Registration deadline for Step 2 SUMMER 2021 leagues is To be Announced!
Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!
FCSSC offers 3 ways to play:
1) Register a full team.
2) Register as an individual & we will place you on a team with other individuals. Request to play with friends. We will place you & your friends on a team with other individuals or small groups).
|Safe Return to Play
This league will play OUTDOORS.
All players must complete the Self-Screening upon arrival and check in at the sanitizing station upon.
Players must read and follow all safety signage at the facility. NOTE: Entrance and exit routes may be different.
There must be NO INTENTIONAL CONTACT between players at any time. All participants must attempt to stay 2m apart at all times while not playing on the court, including before, during and after games.
All participants are asked to wear a face mask upon arrival and departure from the courts as turnover can be a busy time with lots of people in the same space at the same time. Masks may be removed during game play.
Teams are asked to spread out as much as possible and keep players 2m apart on the side of the courts.
All teams must assign a Health Ambassador who will be named Co-Captain and who will monitor intensity and assist members of his/her own team to follow the rule modifications, as well as FCSSC's Safe Return to Play Guidelines.
Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own.
All participants are asked to bring their own personal equipment, like sweat towel, arm sleeves (if able), and water bottle.
Basketballs will be disinfected and/or rotated at regular intervals throughout game play.
COVID Safety Rules Modifications for this sport are in effect and must be complied with at all times during game play.
All other COVID-19 League Changes must also be followed. Please read.
| What to Expect
3v3, recreational Basketball on an OUTDOOR, HALF COURT.
This is an OPEN league, meaning that there are no co-ed or gender minimum requirements. Rosters may be made up of any and all gender identities.
This is a for-fun league. Competitive or aggressive play is not welcome.
Each game will be to 21 points in a best 2 of 3 format for games or 55-min time.
Score Reporting and Standings will be kept but there will not be playoffs, or prizes this season. You will be playing for bragging rights but Spirit Points always count. We WILL award the Steam Whistle Spirit Award this season, as usual!
Players in this co-ed league are a mix of new and experienced players, with varying skill levels, all playing with a for-fun attitude. Self-officiated (no referees) play governed by FCSSC’s unique Spirit Point System.
Starts: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Ends: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
All games will be played on Tuesdays*
Games will be 55min long and start at 6:00pm or 7:00pm. Schedules will be equalized so all teams will have similar number of starts in each timeslot.
Click the SPORT INFO, RULES & LOCATION tabs (scroll up!) for many more details about this league/program, including equipment requirements and play spaces.
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3-on-3 Basketball Rules
1. Pre-Game – Spirit Points, Equipment, Game Time, Defaults, Fields
Play that is competitive, overly aggressive, rough and/or unsportsmanlike such as pushing, shoving, elbowing, shouldering, tripping, hacking, slashing, sliding, tackling, ball blasting, chirping, name calling, threats and intimidation, is prohibited and will not be tolerated by FCSSC. FCSSC IS FIRST-AND-FOREMOST-FOR-FUN. ANY ROUGH OR PHYSICAL PLAY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE GAME, THE LEAGUE, THE CLUB AND/OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. All players should go out of their way to avoid contact with other players and/or eliminate actions or behaviours that could jeopardize player safety. If accidental contact occurs it is expected that players will apologize for that contact, ensure everyone is alright, and stop the game to seek appropriate help as required. THIS RULE SUPERSEDES ALL OTHERS!
Spirit Points: An integral part of all the sports that the Forest City Sport & Social Club offers. It is based on the primary focus of the FCSSC, which is sportsmanship and to have FUN...NOT on competitive and aggressive sport.
Equipment/Set-Up: FCSSC Game Coordinators will provide basketballs for each game. Teams are welcome to bring their own balls for warm-up and practice. In addition, FCSSC’s Game Coordinator will keep score when possible (ie. Only one game on the court at a time). If the FCSSC Game Coordinator is unable to keep score, we ask that each team select a player to assist in keeping score. Each team is recommended to bring both light and dark coloured shirts to each and every game.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you can start your games on time.
- Games are 55 minutes in length, with a 2 minute water/rest break at halftime.
- Teams are comprised of three (3) players. As this is an OPEN league format, and with gender rules softened for COVID, the traditional FCSSC CO-ED gender rule (ie.minimum of one (1) woman and one (1) man) is not applicable.
2. In Game – General Rules, Fouls, Dunking
- Games begin with one team shooting from the 3-point line in a "make it, take it" situation. (If you miss the shot, it is the other teams ball. If you make the shot, it is your ball to start).
- Defensive play can be man to man or zone defense.
- Each game will be to 21 points in a best 2 of 3 format for games. A team CAN win by only one point (ie. 21-20). If taken to a 3rd deciding game, the winner is the team that is leading when time expires at 55 minutes. If there is need of tie breaker and time has expired to play the third game. Select 3 shooters from each team to shoot free throws one at a time alternating teams. The team that made most free throws after 3 shots wins the tie breaker.
- Teams score by either regular one-point baskets within the three-point line, or by "two-point" shots taken from outside the three-point circle.
- On a defensive rebounds or steals, players must return the ball by dribble or pass across the three point line before a basket may be attempted. Once across the line, they do not have to pass the ball before shooting.
- After a basket, the team scored upon will put the ball in play by "checking" the ball at the top of the arc.
- Players may substitute after a made basketball or an out of bounds play.
- An out of bounds ball in favour of the attacking team, or a defensive foul results in the attacking team taking possession of the ball at the top of the arc. At this point, the ball must be “checked” in again by the defensive team before play can resume. Once the ball has been “checked” in, the offensive player can dribble the ball but must make a pass (S/he/they cannot score directly off the check-in). If an offensive player causes a foul, the defensive team takes the ball to the top of the arc and starts play by again "checking the ball".
- When the ball is 'tied up', and a jump-ball call is made, the team who is on defense will be awarded possession of the ball. No aggressive play ie. flagrant elbow swinging to obtain possession
- Teams may call a one (1) minute time-out per half, if needed, except in the final 10 minutes of play.
- "Three seconds in the key": If an offensive player is in the key for more than 3 seconds, the defensive player may warn the player. An offensive player can receive 2 warnings; after the 3rd warning an automatic turnover occurs. Please note that time starts when the ball is checked for that play. Counting should go as follows: “one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand.”
- The half court line is a dead ball or treated the same as "out of bounds" as there will be another game played on that other half.
- Players are responsible for calling their own fouls. Please don’t abuse this rule. If a foul call has not been made, the player who has been fouled can also make the foul call. Only one of the two players involved with an infraction can make a foul call.
- All standard basketball infractions are enforced (e.g. reaching-in, body contact of any kind, charging, etc).
- Purposely obstructing an opponent's vision by placing or waving a hand in his/her eyes is not allowed. This is a NCAA rule which will reduce the chances of eye injuries. Please keep a hand at least a foot away from someone's eyes.
- If a foul call is disputed and the two players cannot come to an agreement, the player who allegedly committed the foul will take a shot from the free-throw line. If it goes in, that team gains possession at the free-throw line (the basket does not count towards the final score). A missed basket results in the other team taking possession under their own hoop. Remember that games are timed, so it is not worth wasting time arguing over calls.
- During the last 10 minutes of a game (as announced by the designated timekeeper), if the offensive player with the ball is fouled (whether shooting or not), this person has the option of taking the ball at the top of the key (as usual) OR going to the line and shooting one foul shot. If the player elects to shoot a foul shot and it goes in, it is equivalent to one basket. The ball would then be turned over to the team that had originally committed the foul. If the foul shot does not go in, the ball is live. To avoid defensive players from killing time during the setup for the foul shot, the shooter can attempt the foul shot as soon as the rest of his team is in position for the foul shot (regardless of the position of the defensive players). The foul shooter has a maximum of 20 seconds to take the shot - do not delay the game by taking an unnecessary amount of time.
- Intentional fouls are not condoned by the league. This leads to an unsafe play and is not sportsmanlike and results in 1-point and the ball being awarded to the attacking team.
Dunking: If you can dunk, DO NOT HANG ON THE RIM! We are responsible for damages at all facilities. In general, not a lot of dunking goes on in our leagues, so please chose your opportunities with safety and sportsmanship as priorities.
3. Post-Game – Score Reporting, Spirit Points, Departure
Score Reporting: Captains from each team are responsible for reporting or confirming game scores within 48 hours of the completion of the game. Scores can be reported or confirmed via our website at www.fcssc.ca.
Spirit Points: Captains are also responsible for submitting a “Spirit” score for the opposing team each week. This is done when the score is reported or confirmed on the FCSSC website. Spirit points allow you to score your opponent based on your experience playing against them. You can score them based on how fun they were to play against - did they show good sportsmanship, did they follow and know the rules, did they arrive on time etc. All teams should shoot for PERFECT Spirit Points!
Departure: Each week after your game, it is important to leave the court in a timely manner. Teams could be playing after you and will need to get their game started on time.
In the cage at Clarke SS outdoor court.
***Location information is as known at time of posting. Locations are subject to change at any time. Additional locations may be added to accommodate demand.***