Playing Time Policy

ELRD / ST. MICHAEL’S BASKETBALL


POLICY FOR PLAYING TIME GUIDELINES


MINIMUM PLAYING TIME GUIDELINES


GRADE


IN-TOWN


CYO


SUBURBAN


1/2



Equal


N/A


N/A


3/4


Equal



Equal



N/A


5/6


Minimum of one-half per game (must play at least half of each half)



Approximately 33% per game


Approximately 33% per game


7/8


Minimum of one-half per game (must play at least half of each half)



Approximately 25% per game


Approximately 25% per game





NOTES:


1.     Coaches have discretion regarding playing time Guidelines for disciplinary reasons and attendance reasons.


2.      In-town coaches at all levels are strongly encouraged to distribute playing time equally.


3.     Travel Guidelines are general guidelines for the regular season. There may be occasional variances to the travel team guidelines because coaches are granted discretion, based on game situations.


4.     For travel team playoffs, coaches are granted full discretion regarding playing time. Coaches are encouraged to make sure all players receive a reasonable amount of playing time during travel team playoffs to ensure a positive experience for all players.


5.     “Equal” playing time means that each player plays approximately the same number of minutes during the game.








Adopted: April 2005


Approved and Revised: 9/17/05


Approved: 9/06