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The Executive Committee consists of the AD's from St Clement, St Benedict, St Gabriel, and St Catherine New Monmouth

The Executive Committe can be reached at  nmpblexecs@gmail.com

Memebers for 2017-18 are

  • Phyllis Besso – St. Clement
  • Michele Sollecito – St. Benedict
  • Deana Spence – St. Catherine NM
  • Tom Wraback – St. Gabriel

 

Reporting Scores

November 6, 2015

Please report your scores immediately following the game to:

northernmonbasketball@gmail.com


Please use the following format to report scores:
date of game / league (boys, girls), level (ex. 3rd/$th , JV Boys, Varsity Boys), teams, score

Please provide these as timely as possible as we aim to keep the standing as up to date as possible.

Thank you for your assistance.

League Rules

League Rules


NORTHERN MONMOUTH PAROCHIAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE –

School/Parish Membership- Any school or parish of the Diocese of Trenton may enter the Northern Monmouth Parochial Basketball League. Teams from other dioceses may enter with agreement from league membership. League fees are determined every year based on costs associated with the league.

The door fees to be charged can not be greater than $1 per adult and .50 per child.

Player Eligibility- Players on a school team must be members of the school or parish that sponsors the school. A school team may not cut school players in order to allow a parish player. Players on a parish team must be members of the parish religious education program. In order to make allowances for special circumstances, players from parishes that do not offer a basketball program or who are cut from their school team may play on another team, however, no more than two players on any team may be from outside the parish. Players who are seeking to play on a parish team other than their own must get a waiver signed by their parish priest, the parish priest of the team he/she wishes to play on, and approval from the league prior to registering to play. Players must be under the age of 15 prior to the season to be eligible to participate.

League Divisions- The league will be divided into a parish division and a school division where appropriate (enough teams). Teams will play against other teams in both divisions, however, the playoffs will be held within the division with a one game overall league championship between the parish division winner and the school division winner for each level.

All policies of the Diocese of Trenton must be followed in regards to player eligibility, coaching requirements, and restrictions on practice times.

Varsity League- Current year NFHS/NJSIAA High School Basketball rules will be adhered to with the following exceptions:

1) The games will consist of four 7 minute (stop clock) quarters.

2) NFHA/NJSIAA rules for player numbers and matching shirts under uniform tops will not be enforced. All shirts must be tucked in and players must be properly attired before play begins.

3) If a team is leading by 20 or more points they will not be allowed to have any backcourt defense (pressing). The team with the lead must pull their defense back to below the 3 point line. Backcourt defense can resume again when the score falls below 20 points. All coaches are encouraged to use their coaching ability to keep the games competitive. The running up of scores will not be tolerated.

4) The league will use a full size 29.5 inch ball.

5) The 3 point shot will be used in gymnasiums that have a three point line permanently painted on the gym floor.

6) If a coach, player, parent, etc., is asked to leave the gym and refuses, the game will not be resumed until that person leaves. The offending person will be barred from participating or attending the next 3 games. If that person refuses to leave the confines of the gym the officials can call a forfeit of that game. If a coach, player, parent, etc., is asked to leave the gym a second time during the season they will not be allowed to participate for the rest of that season.

7) If a player or coach receives 2 technical fouls and is ejected from the game they will be suspended for 1 game. If a player or coach receives 2 technical fouls and is ejected from the game twice in one season they will be suspended for the next 3 games.

8) Game times/locations can only be changed after the official schedule is approved by the coaches and submitted with a 2 week notice to the director. The team wishing to change the schedule first has to call the other coaches playing that day at that location and get their approval. Once this is achieved the team requesting the change must contact the referee assignor and than they must notify the league Director of the final change. The reason for the change must be a legitimate reason such as not having enough players to field a team. A coach going on vacation or business trip or a key player not being able to participate is not a legitimate reason and the games will be played as originally scheduled.

9) ALL TEAMS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS regardless of their season record. The playoffs are one game elimination with the championship being a best of 3 series.

10) All teams will be split into divisions that best reflect their teams ability. If during the course of the season a team cannot compete effectively in their division every effort will be made to move that team into a division that best reflects their ability.

11) The league will be officiated by carded IAABO high school officials.

12) Each team should say a team prayer before the start of each game.

13) There is a zero tolerance for bad behavior by Coaches, players and parents



NORTHERN MONMOUTH PAROCHIAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE – JUNIOR VARSITY

Current year NFHS/NJSIAA High School Basketball rules will be adhered to with the following exceptions:

1) The games will consist of four 7 minute (stop clock) quarters.

2) Unless a team has only 5 players no player should play the entire game.

3) NFHA/NJSIAA rules for player numbers and matching shirts under uniform tops will not be enforced. All shirts must be tucked in and players must be properly attired before play begins.

4) Backcourt defense (pressing) is allowed at any time unless a team is leading by 15 or more points then they will not be allowed to have any backcourt defense (pressing). The team with the lead must pull their defense back to below the 3 point line. Backcourt defense can resume again when the score falls below 15 points. All coaches are encouraged to use their coaching ability to keep the games competitive. The running up of scores will not be tolerated.

5) The league will use a full size 29.5 inch ball.

6) The 3 point shot will be used in gymnasiums that have a three point line permanently painted on the gym floor.

7) If a coach, player, parent, etc., is asked to leave the gym and refuses, the game will not be resumed until that person leaves. The offending person will be barred from participating or attending the next 3 games. If that person refuses to leave the confines of the gym the officials can call a forfeit of that game. If a coach, player, parent, etc., is asked to leave the gym a second time during the season they will not be allowed to participate for the rest of that season.

8) Game times/locations can only be changed after the official schedule is approved by the coaches and submitted with a 2 week notice to the director. The team wishing to change the schedule first has to call the other coaches playing that day at that location and get their approval. Once this is achieved the team requesting the change must contact the referee assignor and than they must notify the league Director of the final change. The reason for the change must be a legitimate reason such as not having enough players to field a team. A coach going on vacation or business trip or a key player not being able to participate is not a legitimate reason and the games will be played as originally scheduled.

9) ALL TEAMS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS regardless of their season record. The playoffs are one game elimination with the championship being a best of 3 series.

10) All teams will be split into divisions that best reflect their teams ability. If during the course of the season a team cannot compete effectively in their division every effort will be made to move that team into a division that best reflects their ability.

11) The league will be officiated by carded IAABO high school officials.

12) Each team should say a team prayer before the start each game.

13) If a player follows all of the coaches rules and attends all practices he should expect to see some playing time in each game.

14) There is a zero tolerance for bad behavior by Coaches, players and parents.