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BASKETBALL CLOTHING

FIBA published new basketball rules effective October 1, 2017.  Of particular importance is the new undergarment rule and Canada Basketball approved modifications:

Allowed

  • T-shirts are allowed but must be the same color as the uniform – no long sleeves or cut offs.
  • Compression t-shirts – allowed in either white, black or color of the uniform, all players must wear the same colour
  • Compression Shorts -  allowed in either white, black or color of the uniform, all players must wear the same colour
  • Compression Arm Sleeves - allowed in either white, black or color of the uniform, all players must wear the same colour
  • Compression Leg Sleeves - allowed in either white, black or color of the uniform, all players must wear the same colour
  • Headbands/Wristbands - allowed in either white, black or color of the uniform, all players must wear the same colour

Not Allowed

  • Long sleeve or cut off t-shirts
  • Long sleeve compression shirts
  • Long leg compression pants (extend below the knee)
  • Bandana’s or loose-fitting headwear (unless for religious purposes)

ALL UNDERGARMENTS MUST BE THE SAME COLOR FOR ALL ON THE TEAM – BLACK, WHITE OR DOMINANT COLOR – I.E. if one player is wearing a black arm sleeve then all players must wear black undergarments.

Exceptions

  • Tape and K Tape can be of any colour
  • Headwear can be worn for religious purpose as long as not deemed dangerous to the player or others
  • Medical exceptions can be made for any of the above as long as conference approval is provided
  • Braces – can be of any colour
  • Socks – can be of any colour or length

Any concessions that might be required by schools for the their student athletes (religious, health, etc.) should be addressed through the SHSAA office.

Rule Changes for 2017

Travelling rule (Art. 25.2)

Purpose: To have a common worldwide travelling rule that better reflects the actions on the court.

New wording:

 • While moving and having one foot on the floor while catching the ball or ending a dribble the next foot or feet to touch the floor is „Step 1“ and will become the pivot foot.

 

Unsportsmanlike foul (Art. 37.1.1)

Purpose: To gain more clarity on when to call an unsportsmanlike foul and protect the dynamics of the game in transition.

New wording:

An unsportsmanlike foul is a player contact foul which, in the judgement of an official, is:

• Excessive, hard contact caused by a player in an effort to play the ball or an opponent.

• Contact by the defensive player with no legitimate attempt to directly play the ball within the spirit and intent of the rules causing an unnecessary contact in order to stop the fast break or the progress of the offensive team in transition. This applies until the offensive player begins the act of shooting.

 

Foul penalties (B.8.3)

Purpose: To have the same penalty for disqualifying fouls; 2 free throws + possession.

Changes:

Whenever a person has been disqualified and this foul is charged by the rules to the coach as a bench foul the penalty shall be 2 free throws as with any other disqualifying foul. In the scoresheet such fouls shall be entered as B2.

This applies to all disqualifying fouls against team bench personnel, namely assistant coaches, substitutes, and excluded players which also apply to a fighting situation.