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07/10/19- Reminder about Bylaw 24 and Organized Boys’ Basketball Play in July

July 10, 2019 Basketball Blog Updates


Again this year, there have been several inquiries concerning boys’ basketball events in July. School representatives are reminded that due to the provisions of Bylaw 24, there can be no organized play by boys’ basketball teams during July. This restriction does NOT apply to girls basketball. The complete bylaw is online at CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE TEXT OF BYLAW 24

Per the Bylaw, “Students shall not participate in any organized team activity or organized or semi-organized team competition in boys’ basketball between the end of the dead period and July 31. During this period, students may participate in activities such as weight training, skill development, individual camps (with per team limits on participation) and accepted open gym/field activities where no inter-school competition is involved.”

In essence, if more than two players are together on a school campus from the same boys’ team, there cannot be organized competition during July. The same would apply outside of the school grounds in summer leagues, etc. if more than two (2) players are together in organized play (more than half the regular team). 

There have been no reported violations at this point, but several tournament organizers have inquired due to their events that are starting this year before July 31.


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