Duluth Youth Basketball Association
Refund Policy

NO REFUNDS will be issued except for extenuating circumstances to be judged on a case-by-case basis by the DYBA Board. Granted refunds will be assessed a $25.00 administration fee are non-refundable.

To request a refund, please submit a letter stating the following: the name, age, and birth date of the player; the name/email address of the parent/guardian who registered and paid the fee; the reason the refund is being requested, and the mailing address to which the refund (if one is granted) should be mailed.

 All requests for refunds must be emailed to: duluthyouthbasketball@gmail.com

The parent/guardian who has requested the refund will receive an email stating the Board’s decision. All decisions are final. It may take up to one month to receive notification of the decision. 


DYBA League Rules

DYBA & Inter-League Rules are available at the scorers table.


DYBA GYM RULES
1. Do not allow children to play with displays, bulletin boards.
2. Stay off of all gym equipment.
3. No smoking on school grounds.
4. No food, in the gym. No glass bottles for drinks. Water Only
5. No chewing gum allowed at any time.
6. Last team of the night needs to sweep, turn off the lights, and make sure all doors close.


  Inter League Rules

(Collins Hill, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth, Dacula, Mustang Athletics,

Lawrenceville, Mountain View, and North Gwinnett)


The following rules have been agreed to by the 8 associations playing in the each of the divisions of youth basketball. The rules listed below will apply to all games involving "multi-association" games

(regardless of gym location or home/visitor denotation of teams)

Different teams will not be allowed to share players.  If required to give the team enough players to play, the game will be played with a substitutes but be scored as a forfeit.

All Age Groups/Teams

            • National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules apply except as noted below

Substitutions

Age Group 5 to 10 No substitutions during the first quarter of play.  Any player not playing in the first quarter must play the second quarter.  You can sub for a player that fouls out or is injured. 

    ALL PLAYERS must play a MINIMUM of HALF the game .Substitutions occur at the scorers table

  • Age Group11-18  Each team has the freedom to substitute in any manner but ALL PLAYERS must play MINIMUM of HALF the game, substitutions occur at the scorers table.

Time Outs

      • Two 1 minute timeouts per half (no carryover), 1 additional timeout during 3 minute overtime (timeouts do not carryover into OT) A team may start or play with 4 players. If a team has less than 4 players on the court they must forfeit

Clock

            • Ages 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12 use four 6 minute quarters w/clock start/stop following High School rules

 7 to 8 Divisions

            • No backcourt defense in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters (once team has possession, other team must retreat)

            • Cannot have a forced turnover in the backcourt

            • Defensive team must stay in 3 pt arc in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters

            • Offensive team must attempt to penetrate arc every l0 seconds

            • Defense can be played outside 3 pt arc if a fast break or breakaway

            • Defense can be played at half court only in the 4th quarter (unless when leading by l0 or more points)

  • Full court press is allowed in the 4th quarter last 2 minutes (unless when leading by 10 or more points)

            • 5 second lane violation

            • Foul Line is 12 feet (or best judgment by referee if not marked)

            • During last 30 seconds of a game, clock doesn't start until ball crosses half court

            • 3 Point shots count as 3 points

            • Basket goal height is at 8' 6" feet

 9 to 10 Divisions

            • Full Court Press is allowed in 2nd & 4th quarters (No pressing when leading by l0 or more points)

            • No full court pressing of any kind in 1st or 3rd quarters but 1 player is allowed back

             (more than one(1) player is NOT allowed)

            • Foul Line is 12 feet (or best judgment by referee if not marked)

            • 5 second lane violation 

11 to 12 Divisions

            • Full Court Press is allowed in 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters (No pressing when leading by l0 or more points)

            • No full court pressing of any kind in 1st quarter but 1 player is allowed back

            (more than one(1) player is NOT allowed)

            • Regulation free throw line (or best judgment by referee if not marked)

            • 5 second lane violation 

13 to 18 Divisions

            • Four 7 minute quarters w/clock start/stop following High School rules

            • No restrictions on Full Court press (other than no pressing when leading by l0 or more points

            • Regulation free throw line and 3 second lane violation

Rules were agreed upon by the Directors of Collins Hill, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth, Dacula, Mustang Athletics, Lawrenceville, Mountain View, and North Gwinnett


Post Season
Tie Breaking Rules (tournament seeding):

 Because DYBA is a Recreational League and not the NBA we have a few subtle tie breaking rule adjustments (mainly we don't use point differentials to break multi-team ties).    We don't use point differential because we don't encourage running up the score (this happens in AAU) and because not all scores are reported exactly accurate ie 1-0 sometimes).

 

2 Team Tie

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Head to Head record with the teams involved.   If the teams have split their regular season games,  then a coin flip is done to determine which team receives the better seed.

 

3 or More Teams Tie

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Winning percentage of games played between the teams involved in the tie will be the first tie breaker. 

 

If there is a positive difference in winning percentage by any of the teams then that team would receive the better seed.   If there is a negative difference in winning percentage by any one team then that team would receive the worst seed available of the teams tied.     If two teams remain after a seed has been determined (positive or negative),  then head to head (2 team tie) rules apply.   If multiple teams are still tied after winning percentage is considered then the next tie breaker will apply.

 

If winning percentage amongst the teams involved in the tie does not break the log jam,  then random numbers will be drawn by league officials to assign the seeds (preferably with coaches present but if coaches can't be present, certainly with multiple witnesses).

 

Examples:

 

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Example #1,  If there are six teams in a league (A, B, C, D, E, F) and teams B,C,D are involved in a tie at the end of the regular season for seeds 2, 3, 4 ,  then the winning percentage for each of those teams is calculated for the games played between, B,C,D for the season.  

 

For Games played between B, C, D only.

 

B  3 - 1

C  2 - 2

D  2 - 2

 

Therefore,  B receives Seed Number #2.    Leaving C and D in a two way tie.   If team C was 2-0 against D during the regular season,  they would receive Seed #3 and D would receive #4.   If C and D had split the regular season then a coin flip would be required to determine their seed.

 

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Example #2,  If there a six teams in a league (A, B, C, D, E, F) and teams B,C,D are involved in a tie at the end of the regular season for seeds 2, 3, 4 ,  then the winning percentage for each of those teams is calculated for the games played between, B,C,D for the season.  

 

For Games played between B, C, D only.

 

B  2 - 2

C  2 - 2

D  1 - 3

 

Therefore,  D receives Seed Number #4.    Leaving B and C in a two way tie.   If team C was 2 - 0 against B during the regular season,  they would receive Seed #2 and B would receive #3.   If B and C had split the regular season then a coin flip would be required to determine their seed.

 

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If there are 3 or more teams tied for a seed and cannot be separated by the above tie breaking process then seed #’s will be drawn from a hat.

 

All coin flips and seed drawings will be done under the supervision of the DYBA board and a minimum of 1 witness (if not more).