2013 girls *over the mountain* basketball league

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2014 GIRLS “OVER THE MOUNTAIN”
BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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OTM Mission
Eligibility Rules & Rules of the Game
Proposed Calendar
Gyms
Referees
Team Registration
– Fees
– Forms/Background Checks
– Deadline
Timing
FYI – Jingle Bell Jam
OTM Mission
The mission of OTM is to provide 3rd-6th grade girls who
have an interest in basketball a more competitive basketball
league than a typical “rec” league. OTM aims to provide a
venue for the girls to build their technical basketball skills
and sportsmanship in a friendly but competitive atmosphere
and to prepare the girls to play basketball at the junior high
and high school level.
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Eligibility Rules
 Team
– Public schools – all players must attend a public school or reside within the high school
boundary of team for which they play
– Private schools – all players must attend that school
– “Non eligible teams” – in past OTM has allowed teams to play in OTM that do not otherwise
meet eligibility requirements. These teams do not play in year-end tournament and their games
do not count toward final regular season rankings
 Player Age
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Requirements
3rd Grade – born on or after 9/1/03 and be in 3rd grade or lower
4th Grade – born on or after 9/1/02 and be in 4th grade or lower
5th Grade – born on or after 9/1/01 and be in 5th grade or lower
6th Grade – born on or after 9/1/00 and be in 6th grade or lower
Players can play “up”
 Coaches/Assistant
Coaches
– Must agree to background check
– See Volunteer Selection Criteria on OTM website for crimes that preclude person from being
OTM coach or assistant coach
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Rules of the Game
 Goal Height
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Grade – 8.5 foot goals
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– 4 Grade – 9 foot goals
– 5th/6th Grade – 10 foot goals
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 Free Throw Distance
– 3rd Grade – 10 feet
– 4th/5th Grade – 12 feet
– 6th Grade – 15 feet
 Press – press not allowed if team ahead by 20 pts or more
– 3rd Grade – final two minutes of 2nd and 4th quarters and OT
– 4th Grade – anytime in 4th quarter and OT
– 5th/6th Grade - anytime
 Clock
– 4 eight minute quarters
– Overtime – 2 minutes; after 2nd OT – sudden death
– Clock runs continuously (except for time outs and free throws) except for last two minutes of 2nd and 4th
quarter and OT (stops on every whistle)
 3 Point Shot – allowed in 5th and 6th grade
 Team Responsibilities - Home Team provides scoreboard operator; Visiting Team
keeps and provides official “book”
 Coach Technical Foul – Coach or assistant coach will have to sit out next game if
receive a technical foul (sit out next two games if receive two technical fouls). Can be
in gym but cannot sit on team bench.
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Full copy of rules available on OTM website
Proposed Calendar
 8 Regular Season games over 6 weekends
– Each team will play two or more weekends on Saturday and Sunday
 Year End Tournament the week of February 10th
 Season complete prior to start of President’s Day holiday weekend
February 2014
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Game in afternoon or early evening
 PLEASE CHECK
FOR CONFLICTS!
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Holiday or other event
January 20 – MLK Day
February 2 – Super Bowl Sunday
February 17 – President’s Day
Year End Tournament
Gyms - Tentative
 3rd/4th Grade
– Cherokee Bend School – Mountain Brook
– Shades Valley Elementary – Hoover (off Alford Avenue & I-65)
– Green Valley Elementary – Hoover (behind Krispy Kreme on Hwy 31)
 5th/6th Grade
– Old Berry Middle School – Hoover (on Columbiana Road)
– Briarwood Church – Vestavia (Acton Road & I-459)
– Homewood Middle School – Homewood (on Valley Avenue)
 Note – if anyone has ideas/contacts for additional gym space,
please let me know.
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Referees
 Cahaba Basketball Officials Association (“CBOA”)
– Will be 3rd year calling Girls OTM game
 Representative – Scott Mitchell
 Referees have complete discretion/control of game!!
 Up to coaches to talk with referees prior to start of game
– Make sure referees understand grade-specific OTM rules
– Make sure coaches understand referees’ plan for calling the
game
 Call or email OTM Commissioner any time to give feedback
(good or bad) on referees.
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Team Registration
 Forms (all available on website):
1) Parental Waiver, Consent & Release form for each player
2) Team Roster Form with birth certificates attached for players
new to OTM (have last year’s birth certificate if played OTM last
year)
Fees:
$450/team (make check payable to “Girls OTM
Basketball League”)
 Background Checks: All coaches/ assistant coaches must complete
www.knowmybackground.com background
check. Information and link at
www.otmbasketball.org
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 Deadline:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
 Mail to:
Winston Gillum
3304 Hermitage Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
Timing
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 December 1
Team registration forms due
 December 9
First draft of schedule and team
lists/contact information sent to
coaches
 December 16
Feedback deadline for
schedule/changes to team contact list
December 23
FINAL schedule and team list
released
FYI – Jingle Bell Jam
 Pre-Season Tournament
 Thursday December 19 – Sunday December 22
 Games in Mountain Brook City School gyms
 Team Registration Fee - $350
 Forms
– Registration Form
– Team Roster
 Entry Deadline – December 1, 2014
– Mail to Winston Gillum
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 Not affiliated with OTM
Contact Information
 Commissioner
Winston Gillum
[email protected]
205-222-0332 (cell)
205-987-5717 (office)
 Assistant Commissioners
Jeff Seton
[email protected]
205-903-1339 (cell)
George Sims
[email protected]
205-601-5013 (cell)
Website – www.otmbasketball.org
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