BUCS Basketball : NEW Line Marking and Stop Clock Regulation Guidlines12/10/2011
Please be aware there will be numerous changes to line marking and stop clock requirements that will apply to BUCS league and cup fixtures from 1 October 2012.
Below is a snippet from the FIBA and England Basketball explanation of, and recommendations for implementing the new regulations which BUCS will be observing.
However, as previously publicised on the BUCS website – in accordance with Basketball Reg. BAS 3.2, members are advised; should they have the new line markings in place, they are to be used for all hosted fixtures. It is recommended institutions with said markings are to add a note informing opposition that these markings will be used when inputting home fixture details on BUCScore and to inform the opposition prior to the fixture (in a timeframe that does not disadvantage the travelling team). The notification process will also require an acknowledgement from the travelling team confirming their awareness of the use of said markings. Failure to follow this notification process WILL NOT result in void/forfeited fixtures - the game is to be played.
The Stop Clock 14/24 second rule does not apply this season whether the device is capable of this function or not.
Please inform all relevant Basketball persons associated with your institution.
Introduction of New FIBA Basketball Rules
Effective from 1 October 2010, and for international level basketball competitions, FIBA has decided the following changes to the rules that will impact on court markings and 24-second devices:
• Extending the distance of the 3-point line to 6.75m (currently 6.25m).
• Altering the keyway to a rectangular shape.
• Adding a “no charge” semi-circle under the basket.
• Adding a new marking on the sideline for throw-ins during the last two minutes of a game.
• Enabling the 24-second device to be reset to 14 seconds.
These changes are to be implemented for other official FIBA competitions and high level competitions of national federations from 1 October 2012 (i.e. after the London Olympic Games).
England Basketball Policy:
In England, almost all basketball venues are owned and/or controlled by local government, schools and other education institutions. It is recognised that many venues will face difficulties in making changes to court markings. An implementation plan for each venue may need to include the use of tape to temporarily adjust the current markings from the old to the new, or vice versa, in order to accommodate local and/or national league participation.
• Any venue wishing to (a) host official FIBA competitions, (b) host teams preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games, or (c) provide a practice venue before and during the 2012 Olympic Games should observe the time scales provided above.
• Any venue wishing to host senior men’s and women’s national league competitions in
England should have the new court markings, or the ability to temporarily tape the court in order to comply, by 1 October 2012.
• For all age-group national league competitions, inter-regional tournaments and national
school competitions venues should be ready by 1 September 2013.
• Courts used solely for local club / school competitions should comply by 1 September 2015.
England Basketball Recommendations:
• For courts that are not able to be re-marked, or re-surfaced, painting over the old markings is recommended.