Welcome to Jackson Friends Church Adult (18+) Summer Basketball League!
The 2022 summer season has concluded! Please check our website next spring
for information regarding this league in the Summer of 2023.
NOTE: This basketball league is a “BRING YOUR OWN TEAM” league, Full Court 5 on 5, for adults who are 18 years of age and older. IF you do not have a team you may try to sign up as a free agent, and if there are enough players to make a team from the free agents that will be done.
MINIMUM SEVEN PLAYERS ON A TEAM
*SUBSTITUTE RULE – each week, teams will be allowed up to two substitute players off the roster to play in game IF they are missing players. One substitute for one player missing, or two substitutes for two or more players missing. If you have many players out, and need more than two substitutes to play the game, you may bring more but the game will be an automatic forfeit. But it will still be refereed and played. Substitutes will NOT be subject to the age limits, but we do ask that for the 35+ division, your substitutes reflect a similar age to the player they are substituting for. Only one substitute will be allowed in the playoffs, if a team has five players or less (may be subject to time limits).
This summer, we will be attempting to split into THREE divisions, if possible.
Division 1: Age 18-35 Year Old Competitive Division, for those that are still in their prime and/or want to compete at the highest level. At least half of your team must be age 18-35 to participate in this division. Certain exceptions may be made.
The 18-35 competitive division will play games once a week on Thursdays, with a possibility of some games on Tuesdays too if there are a lot of teams.
Division 2: Age 18-35 Year Old Recreational Division, which might be suited more for those coming straight from high school or those just interested in playing in the league for some exercise/enjoyment. At least half of your team must be age 18-35 to participate in this division.
Certain exceptions may be made.
The 18-35 recreational division will play games once a week on Tuesdays (with the possibility of playing Thursdays as well if merged with competitive division).
Division 3: 35+ Year Old Division. For this division, all but two players on the team must be at least 35+. So you may have two players that are 18-34 years of age, but the rest must be 35+.
Certain exceptions may be made.
Our 35+ division will play on Mondays.
*FOR ANY TEAMS STRADDLING the edge between the 18-35 or 35+ division, we can work with you to find what division fits best. I’m sure there will be a team or two with players ranging in their mid 30s. We will make sure you all stay together in a division.*
IF there are not enough teams signed up in the recreational OR 35+ division, we will merge some divisions. Those signed up for recreational OR 35+ division, may decide if they want to still play at the competitive division or withdraw (full refund to withdraw in this scenario).
The league regular season runs from June 6 through July 21 (seven regular season games). Single Elimination Playoffs for ALL TEAMS will take place on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday starting July 25th and ending with Championship games on August 8, 9 and 11. Games will start as early as 6 PM, with the latest game starting at 9 PM. Two certified OHSAA referees will be at each game. The games will consist of two 20 minute halfs on a running clock, with stoppages on dead balls under one minute in the first half, and two minutes in the second half (including made baskets). Before each game we will have a prayer and a short devotion for teams at half time.
The costs for the league registration will be $65 per individual, and an additional $17 IF a jersey is needed (all jerseys worn must be JFC jerseys, UNLESS you have appropriate matching jerseys). JERSEY SIZES DO RUN SLIGHTLY BIG.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR TEAM: Each team has to have a coach, who can also be a player. That coach/player, once signed up, can create a team, then send an invite through the registration system for other players to join the team as well!
While this is a competitive league, we will not tolerate disruptive behavior on the court. A technical will result in a 5 minute sitting penalty (player may be replaced), while two technical fouls in a game will result in an ejection.
Any player removed from the league for disciplinary reasons will not receive a refund.$5 may be withheld if a player chooses to withdrawal from league after sign ups, unless it is because of merge divisions. Refunds after the season begins will be up to the director.