(This page applies only to 1st/2nd grade girls division. View all other division rules & details)
Registration: Opens September 15th. We expect most divisions to fill by October 15th.
Cancellation: Parents may cancel their child’s league entry and receive a full refund if cancellation is requested by Wednesday, November 1st. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. A parent may cancel after the November 1 deadline, but refunds are contingent on our ability to replace the missing player – meaning refunds may be less than the full amount after November 1.
Coaches, Team Makeup, and Coach Selections Coaches:
- The Factory Winter League is a parent-coached league. In cases where 4 parent volunteers do not materialize, we will engage other local volunteers with coaching experience, but we believe this would be an unlikely event and have begun soliciting coaching interest from parents we know in the community who may be interested in participating in this league.
- Coaches will meet in October and be provided with their team roster the week of November 6th, along with roster contact details.
- The Factory will hold several coaches meetings in October to work with our parent coaches in the 1st/2nd grade girls division to build rosters. We will make every effort to balance 1st/2nd graders across all teams where appropriate.
- Games are 15 minute halves, running clock, with the exception of the last minute of the first half, and last 2 minutes of the 2nd half, which will have a stopped clock.
Playing Time requirements:
- All players to play equal time. Coach must “platoon” substitute at halfway point of each half, meaning game clock will stop at 7:30 when the players not starting the game come in. Of course there are exceptions – the roster for that game may have less than 10, substitutions may take place a few seconds before/after the halfway point, etc. What is critical is that the coach must make every effort to insure all players play equal time in first half.
- Game officials are active, certified members of local public school officiating chapters. All officials for this league routinely work 5A/6A High School Varsity game schedules and many are selected each year to represent San Antonio in District, Regional, and State Playoff tournaments.
- Game officials will have broad discretion to help administrate each game and assist players with learning in-game concepts that may be new to them.
- We are working through a basic set of game rules, addressing traditional areas of emphasis at a grade by grade level (stealing, pressing, defenses, free throws, fouls, etc).
- Outside of grade-specific policy (to be released), games will be officiated according to National Federation standards.
All questions, please contact us at email@example.com.