Uniform tops and colour panels must be matching. Uniform bottoms may be a different colour to the tops but must all be matching. Minor variations may be acceptable. Assessment of variations will be undertaken on a case-by-case basis and HBA’s ruling shall be final. Where shorts cannot be matched, plain black shorts may be worn.
A different one or two digit number (00, 0 – 99) must be displayed on the front and back of each playing top. Numbers must be clearly legible, of a contrasting colour to the uniform top and must be fixed to the uniform. Numbers taped or pinned are not considered to be fixed.
Any undergarments (e.g. bike shorts, skins, shooting sleeves, under-shirts, etc.) which protrude from under the uniform may be worn provided they are the same colour as the team uniform or black or white.
All players must be attired in the correct uniform by the fourth week of competition. Requests for an extension must be made in writing to the Competition Manager. Players not in correct uniform by the fourth week of competition (without valid exemption) will not be permitted to take the court.
No part of the uniform may feature external pockets or any other feature with the potential to cause injury.
Bandanas, beanies and other similar headwear are not permitted.
In the event of a clash of colours, the team listed as Team A shall be required to wear alternative uniforms. If these teams meet in the next round, the other team shall be required to change.
Teams refusing to change uniforms, shall be assessed a forfeit loss.
If deemed necessary, officials may instruct players to tuck in uniform tops.
Footwear must be purpose-designed for use on the playing surface used for the competition. Any damage caused by inappropriate footwear shall be the responsibility of the wearer.
HBA may provide hire uniforms for an individual player or an entire team under certain circumstances. A holding bond will be collected prior to collection of the hire uniform. Hire uniforms remain the property of HBA and must be returned at the completion of the game.
Where a team uses HBA hire uniforms, HBA reserves the right to charge the hiring party for any damage incurred to, or loss of hire uniforms or any part thereof.
The wearing of religious garments/items will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
In order to define the types of equipment permitted in playing in competitions conducted at HBA, HBA has adopted the Basketball NSW Policy for Domestic Basketball Permitted Other Equipment (“POE Policy”). All players and officials are expected to have read the POE Policy and adhere to all the provisions of that policy.
It is compulsory for teams in all A-Grade Miniball and Junior competitions to play man to man defence. HBA encourages all other divisions to adopt man to man defence as part of their game. The basis for the introduction of the ‘no zone’ policy is that zone defences at those age groups can limit the development of individual and team skills. Please refer to section ‘Why does HBA prefer you play man-to-man in our local competitions’ in the FAQ section of our website.
In the event a team is playing an alleged zone, the opposition coach may make a complaint to the Game Supervisor. The Game Supervisor is to watch the game and make a ruling, then to inform the coach who is playing a zone to make a change to their defence to conform with the man-on-man techniques, or the opposition coach that it is NOT a zone.
A coach who does not make a change and is spoken to twice in one game shall receive a Technical Foul.
A coach who does not make a change and is spoken to the third time is to be technical fouled again and will be asked to leave the playing area.
Qualification for finals shall be determined by HBA from competition scoresheets.
To be eligible to participate in a finals series, a player must meet one of the following criteria:
Participate in at least 50% of total round games where the qualifying number of games is a whole number or rounded up to the next whole number (i.e. 5.5 games shall equate to a minimum qualifying level of 6 games).
Submit and have approved a request for exemption from the above qualification requirement. This request should be made in writing and include medical certificates and/or any other relevant information. Such requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It is the team’s responsibility to check a player’s eligibility with HBA administration.
Byes do not count as qualifying games.
Double result games count as single games for eligibility purposes.
Any team playing an ineligible player in a Finals game shall forfeit that game.
Where a team is ruled ineligible for Finals or an eligible team notifies of their intention to forfeit, the association reserves the right to offer that place in the finals to the next highest team determined on the competition ladder.
In the event of a tied score at the end of regulation playing time in a Quarter Final, Semi Final or Grand Final, 3-minute periods of extra time shall be played as are required to obtain a result.
Standard timing regulations for Grand Finals for competitions using a running clock:
1 x 5 minute warm-up period.
2 x 19 minute halves.
1 x 2 minute half time period
Each team is permitted one time out in the first half. Clock does not stop.
Each team is permitted two time-outs in the second half. Clock stops.
Clock stops for injury.
The final minute of the game shall be fully timed.
The final minute of any extra period shall be fully timed.