VI.- Penalties

  


There shall be two types of penalties: personal penalties and team penalties. In both cases, only one player shall remain on the court to defend the penalty throw. In the case of a personal penalty, this shall be the player who committed the penalty.

In the case of a team penalty, this shall be the player who made the last recorded throw before the penalty was awarded. In the event that a team penalty is awarded before a throw has been taken, the player to remain on the court to defend the throw shall be at the coach's discretion.

All penalty throws must be conducted according to the rules of the game.

A penalty may be declined by a Coach or Player, using non-verbal hand signals.


  1.  Personal penalties

    1. Short Ball

      Anytime a ball that has been thrown and comes to rest before the team area of the defending team the play shall be whistled dead and a penalty shall be awarded to the throwing team.


    2. High Ball

      The ball must touch the floor at least once in the team area or the landing area after it has left the hand of the throwing player in the act of making the throw. If not, the throw counts but can not score.


    3. Long Ball

      The ball must touch the floor at least once in the neutral area. If not, the throw counts but can not score.


    4. Eyeshades

      Any player on the court who touches his eyeshades shall be penalised. A player removed from the court in a penalty situation may not touch his eyeshades or another penalty shall be awarded. If during a half, a time-out, or any stoppage in play, a player wants to touch his eyeshades, he must ask the referee for permission and after being given permission, shall turn around before touching his eyeshades.


    5. Third Time Throw

      A player can throw a ball only two consecutive times. The third and any other throw before a team-mate has thrown the ball shall be considered a penalty. The number of consecutive throws shall be carried over into subsequent halves or penalty situations, but not from regulation time to overtime. Scoring an accidental goal against your own team shall not count as a throw.


    6. Illegal Defence

      The first defensive contact with the ball must be made by a player who has any part of his body touching the team area.


    7. Personal Delay of Game

      A personal delay of game penalty shall be awarded against a player if:

      1. that player is reoriented by any person other than a team-mate on the court/
      2. that player is not prepared to start play on the instruction of a referee.

    8. Personal Unsportsmanlike Conduct

      Should a referee determine that a player on the court is behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner, a personal penalty shall be awared against that player. Furthermore, any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in eliminatin from the game, or ejection from the premises and/or further competition in the tournament if a referee feels that the situation warrants it. A player so eliminated shall not be replace during that game.


    9. Noise

      Any excessive noise made by the attacking player in the act of throwing that prevents tracking by the defensive team shall be penalised.



  2.  Team Penalties

    1. Ten (10) seconds

      A player/team must throw the ball within ten (10) seconds after the defensive team's first contact with the ball. Should a timeout, substitution, or any other stoppage of play occur before the teams has thrown the ball, the team will only be permitted the time remaining since the first contact to throw the ball or a penalty shall be called.


    2. Team Delay of Game

      A team delay of game penalty shall be awarded against a team if:

      1. that team is not prepared to start play on the instruction of a referee;
      2. any action of that team preventing the continuation of the game;
      3. that team makes a substitution at the end of any half without notifying the referee.

    3. Team Unsportsmanlike Conduct

      Should a referee determine that any team member in the team bench area or any member of that teams delegation present at that game, is behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner, then a team penalty shall be awarded against that team. Furthermore, any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in elimination from the game or ejection from the premises and/or further competition in the tournament if a referee feels that the situation warrants it.


    4. Illegal Coaching

      No person in the team bench area shall be permitted to coach in any manner except during time-outs and after the expiration of play in any half of play. Should the referee determine that someone was coaching in the team bench area, a penalty shall be assessed against that team. Should there be a second incident of coaching during the same game, that person shall be removed from the gymnasium and a team penalty shall be awarded.


    5. Noise

      Any excessive noise made by the attacking team in the act of throwing or when the ball has been released shall be penalised.


 


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