Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Collegiate Prep Basketball Academy Winter Travel League. The league has been designed to meet the needs of school, feeder, regional travel and parent coached teams along the GA 400 corridor, seeking a competitive format without restrictions of play with recreational or church leagues such as basket height, pressing, minimum playing time requirements, etc. In a nutshell, people want REAL BASKETBALL!
Each coach is responsible for the management of her or his team, players, parents and fans.
Divisions: 4th, 5th, 6th ,7th, 8th & HS grade boys
5th/6th and 7th/8th Grade Girls...no guarantee for exclusive girls divisions. They may play down 1 grade level v boys
**** Our goal is to “place” teams in appropriate divisions where there is relative competition. It is just as annoying and useless to the team that wins by 25-50 pts as it is the losing team. This lopsided outcome also leads to parent hysteria and behavior issues so we do our best to temper those situations.
Head Coaches need to communicate with Coach Tucker for the placement of your team. In the past, we had an “evaluation period” for the first two weeks of the season, but parents have been frustrated by not having an entire schedule immediately. Thus, the new structure, even though it will be a much more subjective placement process.
“A” Division: any and all 1st team Feeder teams
any independent “recruited” or “compilation” teams
travel or other organization “tryout” teams
“B” Division: B or second level Feeder teams
B or second level team that has a “tryout” team from the same organization in our league.
church or Rec. team that plays together in their other league.
a group that is expected to be a weak team, but want to stay together and not play apart in a Rec/church league
Game Format and Rules:
* All coaches must use and have the CPBA score sheet. Other score sheets or writing it on a piece of paper will result in an administrative technical foul and we will begin the game with no jump ball, 2 free throws for the opponent and possession to the opponent.
* (2) 20 minute running clock halves
* stopped clock last :30 seconds of the first half and last 1 minute of the second half
* 1st overtime - 2 minute overtime with a running clock, stopped the last 30 seconds. Each team gets 1 additional timeout.
If still tied, 2nd overtime - we jump the ball and we will put (2) more minutes on the clock (running- no stopping) it is the first team to score (2) or more points. For this second overtime if no one scores (2) points at the end of this second overtime the game will end as a tie. If a team has scored (1) point they will win. If no one has scored the game will be recorded as a tie.
* all other rules governed by Georgia High School Rules
* This means that only (1) head coach is allowed to stand during the game and must remain inside the designated coaching box. The head coach is the ONLY coach that is permitted to speak to officials per GHSA rules.
* Coaches are responsible for the actions of their fans and will be given a warning then assessed a bench technical foul which is assessed to the head coach.
* Any coaches removed from a game (2 technical fouls) are automatically suspended for the next scheduled game. Suspended coaches are not allowed to attend the suspended game.
* 4th, 5th & 6th grade boys – 28.5 (women’s size)
* 7th & 8th grade boys – 29.5
* teams crossing over between leagues will play with the ball designated for that division that the game is scheduled (if 7th grade girls play in a 7th grade boys division they will play with the larger 29.5 ball)
All teams must have players registered on the form provided with registration. All players must sign the waiver as well.
*only players registered and on the official score sheet will be allowed to play
*school enrollment or dated report card showing the player’s grade need to be submitted to your director or coach. Collegiate Prep does not need or want to collect these. You will need to produce if there is a protest filed with the league. Any team filing a protest must do so in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a $50 administrative fee. If the accused team is found to be in violation there is a $100 penalty to the team that has an illegal player. Obviously teams with illegal players will forfeit ALL games that the illegal player participated.
* 7 players minimum and 15 players maximum on a roster
* All rosters are final by Nov. 1 unless there is an extenuating circumstance communicated by the League Commissioner and voted on by the head coaches of that division. Any players not registered and on your communicated roster will NOT play week 1 (11/6) and will be added on and eligible to play week 2 (11/13). No excuses, no exceptions. No additional players after 11/13/2022.
* In an attempt to avoid “ringers” players on a roster must play/attend 50% or 5 of the 10 regular season games to be eligible for tournament play. Obviously injured players that were on the original roster and attending games are exempt and eligible to play. Please make the league aware in advance of this so it can be documented.
* Independent Officials from across multiple associations. We want the best we can get. Most are seasoned high school patch officials.
* 2 person crew for all regular season and tournament games
* as the league commissioner I am NOT able to over turn calls of officials, but will occasionally not allow some to return for lack of effort or blatantly not knowing the rules.
* parents should not be engaging with officials as this could lead to a bench technical foul.
Discipline: There is a zero tolerance policy for all coaches, players, parents and fans.
* Officials have the right to warn an individual or specific fan as well as the team bench. Coaches will be expected to control the behavior of their fans. Officials can assess a bench technical foul for the behavior of that team’s fans.
* any fans that are required to be removed from the court are prohibited from attending the next scheduled date of games. After the second incident involving the same fan that fan is prohibited from attending any future games for the remainder of the season.
Team Benches: it is the responsibility of the team to provide their own basketballs for warm up and games. The officials will decide on the court which is the best ball for the game. Wilson Evolution or Solution typically.
* Teams need to have a towel or towels to wipe up spilled water on both the court and the bench area. Failure to do so will result in a bench technical foul. THE CLOCK WILL RUN WHILE TEAMS WIPE UP THE FLOOR & YOUR TEAM WILL BE CHARGED A TIMEOUT AS A PENALTY. WE NEED TO KEEP GAMES ON TIME BEHIND YOU. We will start the clock out of a timeout while this occurs as to not delay the game thus leaving yourself open to a technical foul per GHSA rules.
* Coaches who purposely attempt to manipulate this rule will be disciplined and Coach Tucker who may choose to intervene to execute
some form of “Justice on the Court”. Please just be a good steward of the game.
* Teams need to clean up all their bottles after their games. Those who do not will lose the privilege of having bottles on the bench.