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"Summer League Rulebook"

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Positive Vibes Summer League

Rules and Regulations

"Positive Vibes" Community Group Philosophy: To expose our youth to a variety of extracurricular activities. In hopes to engage their minds to grow in a positive way. We will take a practical sustainable approach. I believe in teaching and mentoring the youth through reading, exploring and athletics. In my honest opinion most kids seem to suffer a lack of adult interest and attention. We hope to engage and develop the youth by simply giving them a voice. Positive Vibes is a diversified approach to fix our communities. "It takes us all to create a beautiful picture." Mission statement: Positive Vibes is a belief that diversity is key to the success of our communities. We all are needed, equal and important. My goal is to bring people together from all walks of life. We want to be advocates for the youth to help them thrive. We will do this by fighting to make sure their parks, schools, streets and home life is in the best conditions possible. We plan to make sure our youth parents have the help they need as well. In nature they say the keys to a healthy habitat is space, food, water and shelter. In knowing this to be true in nature. We want to encourage the same in our communities. I believe in order for kids to thrive. Their basic daily needs should be met. So we have to make sure their parents compliment what we teach. We want to give the parents options to be in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health as well. This will help the youth to focus on being a productive student, athlete and citizen. We also hope to help them explore through trips and events both local and abroad. Goals: to have a 100% graduation rate, keep youth from teen pregnancy, repair parent child relationships, create future leaders and activist, put them on the path to learn a trade or go to college, instill pride in our local communities, encourage diversity. Foundation: our board will consist of a collection of coaches, teacher's, mentors, clergy, tutors, community activist, and counselors. Proverbs 11:4 NIV For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. #Positive Vibes better together


Coaches must conduct themselves in a professor manner. Which includes prohibiting striking a player or the use of vulgar language directed at a player, parent, ref, or opposing coach. Coaches who can't follow these rules will be removed. Home team coach must find a parent to help run table or face two shot technically. Home team is on the right of the schedule. It is the head coaches job to keep their team parents and players aware of schedule, rules and league updates.

A. Responsibility to the Game 1. Coaches are role models. As such, they shall always conduct themselves so as to maintain the highest principles, integrity, and dignity of The Game. 2. Coaches are responsible for knowing, understanding, and following all rules of the game as established and directed by the Positive Vibes. 3. Coaches acknowledge knowing and understanding the rules outlined in the attached league handbook provided by Positive Vibes. 4. Both the letter and the spirit of all rules must be adhered to by all coaches. 5. Game officials - like coaches and players - are major participants in The Game. The coach shall neither exhibit nor tolerate any behavior from others (assistant coaches) - verbal or otherwise - that might reflect poorly on a league umpire. This includes, but is not limited to, arguing a judgment call in such a manner as to incite players and spectators against an official. There are approved methods by which a coach may comment on an official's performance. Public displays of displeasure - before, during, or after a contest - are not among these approved methods. 6. Coaches are responsible to the community, society, and the entire Positive Vibes. audience by never abusing, being under the influence, or possession of any illegal drugs and/or alcohol while coaching or representing Positive Vibes Coaches shall only display the highest respect towards and adhere to all local, state, and federal laws. B. Responsibility to Fellow Coaches 1. All Positive Vibes. Coaches are expected to treat their fellow coaches with respect and esteem on and off the field. 2. Coaches shall never shout, insult, incite, demean, or challenge a fellow coach at any time for any reason. 3. Coaches are required to maintain the utmost professional attitude and conduct towards their fellow coaches regardless of the on-field playing situation. 4. Coaches are expected to shake hands and speak prior to the start of games as a gesture of hello and welcome. 5. Coaches will not under any circumstance tamper with an existing teams roster for purpose of altering, damaging or changing said makeup of an existing team. This includes engaging in collusion and coercion for the purpose of stealing or luring players away from an existing team.

C. Enforcement & Due Process 1. The Positive Vibes. President is empowered to investigate any and all alleged violations of the Code of Ethics brought to the Presidents attention in writing by a Positive Vibes. member. Any non-member wishing to file a grievance must do so through a member of Positive Vibes. 2. After a formal charge is brought before the President, the President must first convene with the Positive Vibes Board. League Officers to determine if there is reason to proceed with the matter. 3. If the Positive Vibes Board. League Officers find that the Positive Vibes member in question has indeed violated the Code of Ethics, the President may elect one or more of the following courses of action: • A letter of reprimands and warning to the coach and only to the coach. • A letter of reprimands and warning to the coach, with copies sent to other interested parties (Feeder program director.) • Place the coach on a probationary period. Any violation of the Code of Ethics during the probationary period may result in immediate and permanent removal. If a coach’s parent is asked to leave due to conduct and the coach did nothing to try and calm the parent they will be asked to leave as well. It is a coach responsibility to control their parents and team.



Will be told once they sign their player up for a team they are agreeing to a code of conduct for themselves and their player. Parents will be removed if they can not conduct themselves in a manner that will assure the safety and child friendly atmosphere we require at our practice, scrimmages and games. We want passion but it can't be directed as foul language towards players, other fans, parents, refs and coaches.

When their players team is considered home team parents from the team must help run table. The Ref has the authority to have any problematic parent removed from stands. If a parent has to be removed from a game due to conduct they can not attend for 3 more games.


1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.

2. I will remember that children participate to have fun.

3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability that may affect the safety of my child and/or of others.

4. I will learn the rules and policies of the game.

5. I will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game or practice.

6. I will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with an official, coach, player or parent.

7. I will not encourage any behaviors that would endanger the health of the athletes.

8. I will teach my child to play by the rules.

9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect.

10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning.

11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard.

12. I will never yell at my child or another participant for making a mistake.

13. I will emphasize skill development and practices over winning.

14. I will promote emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

15. I will respect the officials and their authority during the games.

16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices unless I am an official coach.

We must keep this a child friendly environment at all times! Remember the more parental involvement the better the experience!


Will be told to conduct themselves in a way that displays character, leadership and good sportsmanship. The ref will keep track of technical fouls and poor behavior to report back to coach and league board. Foul language and disrespectful behavior will have consequences. Missing game uniform will result in a two shot technical for each missing uniform during games. Jerseys must be tucked in during games.

  1. Respect your coach: Always respect your coaches because you learn a lot from them. Coaches are indeed great role models for their players and also play a significant role as mentors. Players always seek advice and guidance from their coaches. They develop a good relationship spending considerable time together during drills, exercises, and tours. In fact, team sports become a family in a true perspective.

  2. Respect your opponent: Respecting the opponents is a good sign of sportsmanship. In fact, it is a reciprocal act and an essential rule of youth sports. In this way, kids can learn important life lessons. Always teach your kids to play positively and fairly. If they make any fault or foul, they should admit it right away.

  3. Respect the Referees: To pay respect to the Referees is also one of the top rules for Youth Sports. In fact, they should be recognized as your coaches and never abuse them. Respect for referees needs to be taught not only to the athletes but also to the parents, coaches. Always keep in your mind that the referees possess more knowledge and information of a game in addition to the vast experience. They are well-trained as regards rules and well-aware of every situation taking place in the game. They are keen observers.

  4. Respect your teammates: It is undeniable that the skill level of all players in the same team varies from person to person, but that does not mean to disrespect or misbehave others. Irrespective of their skills and experience levels, you are unable to play the game in a disrespectable manner and without them. You need to support and encourage your teammate and have to show unity. Therefore, it is quite essential for the team members to show due respect to one another to be successful. In this regard, you should be honest, positive, responsive, participative, and a good listener to your teammates.

  5. Have fun: Without having fun, you can not continue to be part of a good team sport. No matter how hard you are trying to get through for your common set goal regarding your team, if you are not making fun or missing amusement, then there is no use in youth sports. In fact, the fun enhances your endorphins, alleviating thereby a lot of stress and anxiety. As a consequence, you would feel happy psychologically.

  6. Be a team player: Team sports are not a game of an individual and do not value any individual effort. Instead, it requires teamwork and collective efforts. Therefore, you are supposed to be exerting concerted endeavor as a team player.

  7. Moving quickly past mistakes: Moving swiftly past mistakes means having a transitory memory when you omit or commit any errors. If you make a mistake, it is better to rectify it and amend your ways right away.

  8. Avoid Comparison: Instead of comparing your performance with other teammates, you need to concentrate on your game execution. Never try to compare others’ achievements with yours. It would be a prudent approach to make efforts to improve your skills and expertise that could show your excellence.

  9. Celebrate Small Victories: Every victory, irrespective of its size and nature, is significant in team sports worthy of celebration. These little victories always lead to big successes and boost your confidence level to a greater extent.

  10. Always push yourself to do your best: It is also significant to give your best with dedication by exerting utmost efforts. Celebrate your victory always, but never regret your loss after making an endeavor and bash.

Practice and Games

Will be based on coach’s availability and court availability. Can practice at any court does not have to be in Millville.


*1st technical foul- player sits rest of current game No exceptions! They will also be suspended rest of current game and the next two games. They must show up to the games in full uniform to serve suspension. 2nd Tech meeting with player, parent and board 4 game suspension. 1 Tech Fouls is an automatic suspension even if it falls on playoffs or championship.

*Tech Fouls- 4 shots and the ball for opposing team.

*Teams can play if they have four players. It’s up to the opposing coach if they will play 4v4 or 4v5.

*6fouls limit

* No League Issued jersey at game no play no exceptions. Jerseys must be tucked during games.

*10$ charge loss of jersey

*Flagrant Fouls- a play that is deemed malicious, retaliatory (after the other player already been penalized) and unnecessary. 4 Shot Tech and Ball. 2 Flagrant Fouls 1 Game suspension.

*Players are not to talk to refs during games

* Coaches are not to be on court or talk to refs during games

*Parents, players, coaches, spectators are not to visit or talk to scorers table during games.

*Scorers table must remain neutral at all times. No one is to play on court at halftime.

*Only Players and coaches are permitted to be on team bench side.

*Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages is not permitted on premises with kids present.


*8-10 Division: time four 8 minute quarters running clock until last two minutes of each half. Both Coaches will help ref to help with player development. Two time outs per half. No foul limit. No press defense. After rebound opposing team must get back on defense and set up unless on a Fastbreak steal or rebound. Games will be played Wednesdays 5:30pm or 6:30pm

*11-13 Division: time four 8 minute quarters running clock until last 2 minutes of each half. Each team gets two 35 second timeouts per half. Games will be played either 5:30am Saturday or Sundays 5:30

*14-17/High School Division: time four 9 minute quarter running clock until last 2 minutes of each half. Each team gets two 35 second timeouts per half. Games will be played either Saturdays 6:30pm or Sundays 6:30pm

Players in this division can be 18 if they turned 18 this school year and 19 if birthday falls after January 1st and if they were in school this past year and graduated. Must be able to show diploma. (We follow school rules in this division if they can play High School Sports They are Good for our league.)

No Roster Changes After Game 1

If it is an issue with another player, coach etc... A formal request must be made to board. Them a meeting will be set up for appearance in front of the board to see what can potentially be done.

Let us have a fun and safe season! Thanks for the support!

Rules must be followed even if teams play at an outside facility or teams from other leagues! Uncontrollable parents and players will be removed. All coaches and staff have the right to expel problematic parents and players. They can appeal to the board.

Positive Vibes T.A.L.K. Policy

Talk About Liable Keepers!

A keeper is an adult responsible for the safe being of our youth and players. It’s an open door policy to talk about any inappropriate action that can bring harm to our youths safe being mentally, physically, emotionally and sexually. That is from a coach, mentor, parent or peer.

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