Fox Chapel Winter League Basketball
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Background Checks

At the start of the 2014-15 season the Fox Chapel Winter League Program implemented a mandatory background screening policy for all coaches for in-house, travel and tournament teams. The background check is thorough, confidential and begins with the winter 2014 season. The cost is $12.00 per applicant. If you are not able to afford this cost, please forward your receipt to our treasurer for reimbursement. The background check must be renewed semi-annually. All commissioners, referees and coaches must submit a background check application by December 1, 2014. All other members of the Board of Directors must be screened. If you have volunteered to coach in the 2014-15 season, or are on the Board of Directors, or are a referee, and you are older than 18 years of age, you can and must complete your Screening here. If you have recently completed a background check for another sports organization which is still valid please provide that information and we may be to use that in lieu of this background check. Please click on the button below to go to our background check website.
Background Check

Playoff Seeding Method

1 - Overall record
2 - Head-to-head (only compare head to head if all tied teams played each other)
3 - Head-to-head point differential, (if teams split their 2 head-to-head games)
4 - Least points allowed
5 – Most points scored
6 - Coin flip

Clock Stoppage Quick Overview

  • Timeouts
  • Substitutions
  • Injuries
  • Shooting Fouls
  • All whistles last 30 seconds of the quarter or overtime for youth leagues
  • Adult Leagues last 30 seconds of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, last 1:00 of the 4th quarter, and OT

3v3 Template

Please use the 3v3 template to determine how much time you need

Scoreboard Operations Instructions

Ohara (Tip: Make sure code is set to 103 or board will not light)
Shady Side Academy

Player Rating Guidline Chart

0- Rare player can score at will and does so virtually every game
1- Very good scorer scores high point almost weekly
2- Very good defender but doesn't score a whole lot. Does a lot well
3 - Avg. Winter League player. Scores low points per game. Generally understands the plays, etc and is a good part of the team. Knows their role!!
4 - Below avg. May think their role is different than it really is
5 - Lacks basic fundementals

What size ball should we buy?

Girls 1st-2nd: 25.5
Girls 3rd-4th: 27.5
Girls 5th and up: 28.5
Boys 1st-2nd: 25.5
Boys 3rd-4th: 27.5
Boys 5th-6th: 28.5
Boys 7th to Men's: 29.5

AED Locations:

Mellon and Curry - Top of steps just outside Mellon Gym doors
Shady Side Middle  - In the lobby outside the gym on the left wall by the door
DMS - left outside corner wall of the cafeteria
Kerr - Front lobby, left side of wall when you walk in front doors
Hartwood - wall outside the gym toward library
O'hara - In gym, in nook by far left hand wall
Fairview - Front hallway between main and nurses office