ALL TEAMS: FCYBL follows NFHS and VAHS rules for basketball. This includes jersey numbers.
Colleges and high schools and FCYBL is not the NBA!!
The only legal numbers that can be placed on basketball jerseys are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
The reason for the limitation is so that officials can report the fouls with the fingers of each had for each number. This allows the scorekeepers to not be confused and credit the wrong player.
THERE IS A WAIVER FOR THIS YEAR SINCE JERSEYS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE, HOWEVER THERE WILL BE NO WAIVERS NEXT YEAR - SO PLAN AHEAD NOW!
FCYBL Rule Changes for 2016-2017 Season
2.5. GAME RESCHEDULING
Games may be rescheduled by FCYBL due to facility cancellations, inclement weather, or game delay cancellations (as described in section 2.4). No games may be rescheduled by coaches or club reps. In the event a team cannot play a game, the team will forfeit. In the event a team cannot play a championship game, the playoff team that lost the most recent game to that team will play in the championship game.
NOTE: This rule eliminates all scheduling requests be they from HS coaches, coaches with multiple teams, and religious requests.
2.13. GAME TIME LIMITS
Games will be played by quarters. The length of each quarter will be SEVEN (7) minutes for all 5th and 6th grade groups and EIGHT (8) minutes for all other groups (7th and 8th Grade). Overtime periods will be THREE (3) minutes for all age groups.
NOTE: This rule moves game format to Virginia HS format. Time between quarters is one-minute.
5.1.1. PLAYER QUALIFICATIONS
All participants in the FCYBL must be residents of Fairfax County, Falls Church, and Fairfax City, except for:
1) Players on teams sponsored by organizations located in counties outside of Fairfax County that have been approved for play in the FCYBL by the FCYBC. These players must reside in the same county as the member club county, e.g. Prince William residents may play for Prince William County member clubs.
2) A player residing under shared custody is eligible to play for the member club when one parent resides in the same county or city as the member club.
NOTE: This rule clarifies that players must play for the clubs in the county in which they reside.
126.96.36.199. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS INELIGIBLE FOR FCYBL
Any player that participates on a HS team at any level; e.g. Freshmen, Sophomore, JV, or Varsity team, is ineligible for FCYBL.
NOTE: This rule clarifies that players cannot play for FCYBL while on a high-school level team (e.g. 8th graders playing for a JV team).
On April 6, 2011, the FCYBL Council approved two changes to the FCYBL Rules:
Change to Grade-Based Teams
By a vote of 13-4, the Council changed the rules for team formation to a grade-based system from an age-based system.
Starting with the 2011-2012 season, teams will be formed based on the grades that players are in for such season; there are very limited age restrictions, but generally teams will be formed based on what grade the player is in for that season.
This replaces the old age-based team formation rules whereby a player was eligible for a team based upon his/her age on September 30 of each year, with each team being allowed two "grade exceptions."
6th Grade Boys to Use 28.5 Inch Basketball
In a unanimous 17-0 vote, starting with the 2011-2012 season, 6th grade boys will use a 28.5 inch basketball for league play. The 28.5 inch basketball has been used in 5th grade FCYBL boys' play for quite a while. The 29.5 inch regulation men's basketball will be used for boys' Grades 7 and 8 league action.
Girls will continue to use the 28.5 inch basketball in all grades for FCYBL play.
Rules Updated Online
The rules section of the website has been updated to reflect these changes.