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2008-09 CDGBL Playoffs FINAL RESULTS

Posted by Brian Hayes at Mar 3, 2009 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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CDGBL Member Manual

Posted by Mike McMahon at Oct 15, 2008 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

There are currently 16 participating organizations in the Capital District Girls Basketball League.

Albany, Averill Park, Ballston Spa, Bethlehem, Brunswick, Burnt Hills, Clifton Park, East Greenbush, Guilderland, Mohonasen, Niskayuna, North Colonie, Saratoga, Schalmont, Scotia, South Colonie

Rules and Requirements for Participating Organizations

Below are the rules and guidelines required for participation in the Capital District Girls Basketbal League (CDGBL). Failure to comply with any of the following rules and/or guidelines may be subject to penalty - up to and including removal from the league. 

Club/Team Registration Fee: October 1st, 2018
Insurance Certificate: October 1st, 2018
Gym Time/Dates for Scheduling: October 1st, 2018
Final Rosters: October 21st, 2018
Playoff Rosters: February 1st, 2019

1. Coaches, Player and Spectator/Parent Decorum and Obligations: CDGBL reserves the right to suspend/ban any Spectator, Parent, Player, Coach, Club Coordinator and League Commissioner/Administrator for behavior and actions that are detrimental to the well being of the League and its mission.

  1. Coaches/Players. A coach/player ejected from a game as a result of two (2) technical fouls or other reason shall be suspended for the next league game. A combination of two (2) or more technicals fouls throughout the season will also result in suspension of the game following the 2nd technical foul.  Any player/coach that receives a 3rd technical foul at any point in the season will be suspended indefiniately and further actions will be reviewed by the board.  All technical fouls and/or ejections must be reported to the President and Referee Assignor.
  2. Spectators/Parents: Spectators/Parents shall refrain from any conduct which ridicules a referee, league official, opposing player, team, or game itself. Negative comments will not be tolerated and could result in being asked to leave the premises.

2. League Rules & Requirements for Participation:

  1. Number of Teams: Each club must provide five (5) teams, one in each 4th grade, Biddy A, Biddy B, Junior B, and Junior A divisions.  An organization's failure to field all qualifying teams throughout the season may disqualify ALL its teams from participating in that season's playoffs and/or other penalties as determined by the league board.
  2. Entry Fees: Each organization will be required to pay a $450.00 entry fee by OCTOBER 1st. Failure to do so will not guarantee a spot for the upcoming season. Additionally, a $100 penalty will apply to those organizations who pay after the deadline. Fees not received by first league game will result in forfeiture of all games involving the club until fee is paid.
  3. Proof of Insurance: Each club must provide a valid Insurance Certificiate showing proof of insurance by OCTOBER 1st. No insurance = No games for any team representing that club and all games will be considered a forfeit until insurance is submitted.
  4. Facility Scheduling/Travel Information: By October 1st each club should submit their home court availability dates {High School size court}. Importantly, organizations should provide as many weekend dates as possible (minimum of 8 home dates) to enable the scheduler to perform this task efficiently. Saturday and/or Sunday dates are both encouraged.  
  5. Uniforms: All players will have a numbered uniform (front & back). Each club must have alternate home/away uniform tops: Home (light colored) and Away (dark colored).
  6. Home Team Obligations/Management: The home team is responsible for providing a game ball, timekeepers, scorers, scoreboard and adequate seating. Referees (2 per game) will be scheduled by the league assignor. To avoid potential problems, it is recommended that adults (not children) perform the duties of scorekeepers and timekeepers. Teams should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of any game so they have at least 10 minutes for stretching and warm-ups and are also ready should games be running early. The home team is responsible for informing the referees of any special game rules or time changes that may apply to their particular level of play.
  7. Admission Fee: For All CDGBL REGULAR season games
    • AGE 5 and under: Free
    • Over Age 5: $2.00
    • Immediate Family: $5.00 (Player's Parents and Siblings only - maximum 5 people)
    • PLAYOFFS ONLY: Over Age 5 = $3, Family = $6

3. Rosters Requirements:

  1. Residency. Players may only play for the organization that represents the school district of the players primary residence. In cases where taxes are not paid to any school district (rent), a player's home address will be used to determine eligibility. Use of extended family or business addresses is forbidden. Violations of this rule will result in immediate penalty from the league up to and/or including dismissal from the CDGBL.
    EXCEPTION: A club may have ONE out-of-district player per team, as long as the player resides in a district not represented in the CDGBL and the club is the closest CDGBL participating organization to the player. Requests for additional non-district players must be formally requested through the league and are handled on a case-by-case and year-to-year manor.
  2. Age/Grade Limits. A Biddy Division player must not be over 12 years old prior to December 1st of the current year or be in a grade higher than sixth. A Junior Division player must not be over 14 years old prior to December 1st of the current year or in a grade higher than eighth.
  3. Rosters. Roster size is left up to the discretion of individual clubs. Players may not be rostered on more than one (1) team. A Biddy Division player can be moved up to the Junior Division at any time during the regular season, but will not be allowed to return to the Biddy Division.  Rosters with player name and uniform number will be distributed to each club for use of gameday verification.  The CDGBL may at anytime request from any organization proof of residency and age of any player if necessary.
    NOTE: Any player who participates on a school’s scholastic basketball program is still eligible to play in the CDGBL as long as she plays in 50% or more of her team’s league games during the regular season.
  4. Roster Submission. Rosters must be submitted to the league secretary by the date shown above.  Failure to comply with the above mentioned roster requirements during any league game will result in immediate forfeiture of said game(s). Repeated violations will result in immediate penalty from the CDGBL. 

4. Coaching: Only one (1) head coach and two (2) assistant coaches are allowed to sit on the bench with players during a game. Sportsmanship as defined by the NYSPHAA is in effect at all times. Positive encouragement of players from the sideline is acceptable but negative comments are strongly discouraged. Coaches must supervise and control the players on their team. In the event a coach is ejected from a game, it is to be reported to the league President, as soon as possible, by the Club Coordinator.

5. Schedule/Games:

  1. Season Length: The leagues regular season generally runs from the weekend before/after Halloween and concluded the first weekend of February break. Playoffs occur the weekend AFTER the Feb break ends. After all gym time is received, the league will send out a draft schedule to all clubs to review. Once all changes have been addressed, the league will send out the final schedule at least one week prior to the first league week of the season.
  2. Cancellation/Rescheduling: Changes to the final schedule due to conflicts must be handled by individual organizations and not by the league scheduler. No re-scheduling (unless weather related), may occur within 72 hours of the scheduled game day. The home club is not required to accept any changes by a visiting club/coach. The league does, however, encourage all clubs to maintain maximum flexibility in rescheduling games. If a game is mutually agreed to be rescheduled, a new time and place must be agreed to by both coaches. The home team club/coach must notify the ref assignor and league scheduler in order to secure referees. 
  3. Forfeiture Rule: All forfeits will be scored as 2-0 (unless double forfeit, then 2-2). An official League game shall be automatically forfeited by the team involved for the following:
    • If either team does not show up for a scheduled league game. If the visitor is the offending team, the club will be responsible for reimbursing the host club the gym time and ref fees. The team that is present is responsible to report this to the league president.
    • Failure to arrive and take the court before the 30-minute grace period from the assigned start time.
    • Playing of an ineligible player (ie, non-rostered player)
    • Cancellations due to weather (see Weather Related Cancellations)
  4. Weather Related Cancellations/Postponements: If host gym is closed, host team must present two (2) makeup dates (if game was before Feb 1st, one date after Feb 1st) within 5 days of original game date. At least one of the dates must not be during the first week of Holiday break or the second weekend of February break. If the away team does not accept, game(s) will be scored as a forfeit win for the home team. If host gym is open and away team does not travel, then only one date is required as long as it does not fall during above noted weekends. If host club fails to follow these procedures, the visiting team will be awarded forfeit wins. If neither club follows or accepts to reschedule, then the games will be scored as a double forfeit. Both clubs may both agree to disregard this procedure and schedule accordingly. The league scheduler and ref assignor must be informed when games are cancelled and when the dates are agreed upon.
  5. Reporting Scores: Both clubs are required to report results of a contest within 48 hours to the CDGBL Division Coordinators using the following email address: If the coach of the winning team fails to report the score, that team receives a forfeit and the losing team is credited with the win. In the event neither reports in, a double forfeit is given.

5. Game Rules:

  1. All games are played played using Section II high school rules. Modifications to any rules are noted in the game rules provided by the league.
  2. Variations to the games rules are not allowed.  Referees will enforce all game rules as noted.
  3. All courts must be regulation sized.  All courts must be marked with appropriate lines such as three point, foul line and boundries.  The reduced length foul lines for 4th grade teams must also be marked.

6. Referees:

  1. All games are assigned referees by a league assignor.  All referees are board certified.  In the event of a game time, location or date change, the HOME club must contact the assignor AND President.  Assignor: Steve Nault (
  2. Referee Fees:
    • 4th Grade = $35
    • All other divisions = $39
  3. All technical fouls and coach/player/fan ejections or other negative conduct related to the game play must also be submitted to the ref assignor.
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CDGBL Playoffs Bracket List

Posted by Brian Hayes at Feb 29, 2008 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

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Biddy B Playoffs

Posted by Brian Hayes at Feb 20, 2008 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Biddy A Playoffs

Posted by Brian Hayes at Feb 20, 2008 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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