Season Length

  • All 9 Week Basketball Leagues use the following structure:
    • 7 weeks of regular season games.
    • 2 weeks of playoff games.
  • All 8 Week (Summer) Basketball Leagues use the following structure:
    • 6 weeks of regular season games.
    • 2 weeks of playoff games.
  • There may be instances where byes are scheduled due to facility availability, meaning the season may be played over 9-12 total weeks. 
  • In rare cases, games may be played on long weekends or holidays.

Game Format

  • All Basketball Leagues are single-opponent; teams will play one game per week.
  • All Basketball Leagues use a Games Coordinator (GC).
  • All Basketball Leagues use a weekly time slot of 1.00 hour.
    • The total floor time consists of a warm-up, two 25 minute halves and a 5 minute half time.
    • In regular season games, ties are allowed. There is no overtime period.

Playoffs

  • Playoff Format:
    • All teams are guaranteed 2 playoff games.
    • Only the top 4 teams will compete for the league championship.
    • League champs will receive t-shirts that can be picked up from the Season-end Party.
    • There are no ties in playoffs. 
      • Due to the possibility of overtime, halves are shortened to allow for a 5 minute overtime period.
      • A tip-off at centre will start the overtime period. 
      • The first team to 2 baskets (4 points) wins the game.

Rosters

 Format Ideal Roster Size
(F) = Female
Total # of Players
required on the court
Total # of Females
required on the court
Max # of M/X
Allowed on the Court
 5 vs. 5 10-11 (4 F) 5 2 3
Draft 8 - 10 5 0 5
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players you can have on the roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have 5 players confirmed on the roster in MyCSSC. This number is equal to the total number of players required on the court in the above chart.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
    • Minimum female requirements are inclusive of anyone who identifies as female (i.e. players who identify as M or X do not count towards F minimums).
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyCSSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that are not listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.

Masters Rosters

Ideal Roster Size Total # of Players
Required on the Court
Total # of Females
Required on the Court
Max # of M/X
Allowed on the Court
U - 40 Maximum
(Age 30-39)
No Gender Restrictions
10-11 Players 5 0 5 3 Players
  • Masters Leagues require that most players be at least 40 years of age prior to the start of the current season.
    • To assist with roster management, all teams are permitted up to three players that are 30-39 years of age at the start of the current season.
    • Although a team may have more U-40 players listed on their MyCSSC roster, teams are not allowed to exceed the above maximum on a weekly basis, including the use of subs.
    • Further guidelines for Individual and Small Group registrations can be found on the Registration Types page.
  • Players that are 18-29 years of age are not permitted to play in the Masters League.
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players you can have on the roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have the total number of players required on the court (in the above chart) confirmed on the roster in MyCSSC.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
    • Minimum female requirements are inclusive of anyone who identifies as female (i.e. players who identify as M or X do not count towards F minimums).
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyCSSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that are not listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.