The LCPR Facility Attendents, the FSBL Board Members, and the Coaches in the league will enforce the following rules:
6f. On game day NO basketballs are allowed in the gym other than those in the coach’s possession. Translation: Players should not bring their personal basketball to the gym! (unauthorized basketballs will be confiscated and will not be returned that day)
6g. Shooting at any of the baskets in the gyms or dribbling on the court (which includes the out of bounds area around the court) is not permitted by any individual(s) not playing in the current game during any stoppage of play. This (ibnlt) time-outs, half-time intermissions, end of each quarter and between games.
Please help us by letting all players know these rules that will prevent khaos from taking place during every time out and between all games!
Inclement Weather? Call the LCPR Sports Cancellation Hotline
On inclement weather days, please call the Loudoun County Parks & Recreation Sports Cancelation Hotline: 703-777-0456
to verify that the schools are open prior to heading out for your practice or games. We will attempt to post a message on the FSBL website and send out a broadcast email to parents when we are made aware of any closings. There is often a delay between when the county closes the schools and when we can post it on the FSBL website.
All players must be appropriately dressed to play in each game. Each player must wear the league issued jersey. One of the uniform requirements is that each player wear solid black shorts with NO horizontal or vertical stripes, NO words or markings unless the entire team wears the exact same design shorts. We're seriously talking solid black! A small, thumbnail-sized, branding logo such as a Nike “swoosh” is permissible. A team may choose to wear team-logo shorts or other design shorts that match the Jersey as long as everyone on the team wears the same style, design and color shorts.
Players who show up to play without solid blackshorts will not be permitted to play in the game (unless their team has decided to go with an entirely different color of shorts)! Before leaving home to come to the gym, make sure that your son or daughter is properly dressed. One of our FSBL sponsors, Cheers Sports, carries all-black shorts.
Players on a team may wear undershirts. The undershirt should match a color in the jersey or must be white tee shirts. All players wearing undershirts on a team must wear the same color undershirt. Players are not required to wear an undershirt under the jersey. No jewelry, wrist bracelets, watches, necklaces or earrings may be worn by players at all during the game. Finally, if a player wears eyeglasses - they must wear "rec specs" or a similar product - to play in games. Regular metal framed glasses are no longer permitted in games.
The FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement will pertain to all Players, Coaches, Spectators, Parents & Guardians. The intent of this Code of Conduct Agreement is to promote sportsmanship and respect for other people and property. The FSBL Board of Directors, Game Officials, and Loudoun County Parks & Recreation Facility Attendants have the authority to remove an individual from an FSBL playing facility. Individuals ejected from a playing facility due to violations of the FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement are subject to a minimum of seven (7) days suspension and possible year-long expulsion from FSBL activities. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department will also be notified of any extreme incidents. 1.Good sportsmanship is expected and required from all Coaches, Players and Spectators at all FSBL games. 2.Foul language and/or profanity is strictly prohibited during FSBL activities. 3.Yelling at Referees, Coaches or Players is not acceptable and will lead to ejection from the facility. 4.Interferencewith the game by a parent, guardian, or spectator is not acceptable. 5.Vandalism of property at any FSBL facility is grounds for immediate expulsion from the league. 6.Players have an obligation to their team and are expected to attend all practices and games. Players missing three (3) or more practices or games without an excused absence may be released from that team for the remainder of the season. Definitions for excused absences can be found on the FSBL website. 7.Intending to cause harm and / or causing harm to Players, Coaches, Referees or FSBL Board of Directors (including verbal threats) is grounds for immediate expulsion from the league. Confronting coaches, referees or FSBL Board of Directors in a hostile manner either before, during or after a game will lead to immediate explusion from the FSBL. 8. Children participate in the FSBL to improve their basketball ability and to haveFUN! The league is for the kids and not for the adults. 9. I will insist that my child treat other players, coaches, & officials with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability. 10.I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all FSBL events.
Something to think about while watching your son or daughter play in FSBL games this season:
1. These are kids.
2. Basketball is a
3. Parents should
4. The referees are
human and some
5. Your child is not a
for a million
dollars ..... yet!
If you disagree with these statements, please contact FSBL Commissioner, Craig Newman:firstname.lastname@example.org. He'd be happy to explain them to you!
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If your son or daughter wears regular eye glasses to see like those pictured below, they are not permitted to be worn in practices or games in the FSBL. Before the season begins, please have your player fitted for a pair of RecSpecs or another brand of prescription sport goggles.
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