Welcome to the Kaneland Youth Basketball League (KYBL)
Welcome to the Kaneland Youth Basketball League.
Elburn Basketball is now the "Kaneland Youth Basketball League" The KYBL is designed to serve the youth basketball needs of the entire Kaneland Area; Sugar Grove, Elburn, Kaneville, Maple Park, Virgil and all the surrounding communites. Check back here often and you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. We are going to be making a lot of exciting changes, if you would like to be involved and contribute to the community...contact us...!
Kaneland March Madness Tournament
by JohnMarshall posted 02/28/2014
It’s an exciting time here at the KYBL as we team up with Chick-fil-A of Batavia to host our biggest tournament ever…! Over 350 players, over 65 Cheerleaders, 38 Teams , over 73 games, only 5 days…! (You read that right, 73 games in Five days...right here in Kaneland…!)
This tournament is only for teams in the Kaneland Basketball League
March 10-14 is Weekday Play. Weekday play will be pool play and all teams will play min 2 games during the week
Saturday March 15th will be a massive single elimination tournament with all teams at beautiful Harter Middle School. IT'S MADNESS...!
There are certain calls made in a basketball game that are accepted as reality, when it fact they aren't at all.
The truth is, some of the most common truths about the rules of basketball actually aren't true at all.
1. A defensive player must be stationary to take a charge. Reality: Once a defensive player has obtained a legal guarding position, the defensive player may always move to maintain that guarding position and may even have one or both feet off the floor when contact occurs with the offensive player. Legal guarding position occurs when the defensive player has both feet on the floor and is facing the opponent. This applies to a defensive player who is defending the dribble.
2. A dribble that bounces above the dribbler's head is an illegal dribble violation. Reality: There is no restriction as to how high a player may bounce the ball, provided the ball does not come to rest in the player's hand.
3. "Reaching in" is a foul. Reality: Reaching in is not a foul. The term is nowhere to be found in any rulebook. Why? There must be contact to have a foul. The mere act of "reaching in," by itself, is nothing. If contact does occur, it is either a holding foul or a pushing foul.
4. "Over the back" is a foul. Reality: Similar to the reaching in myth, there must be contact to have a foul. Coaches holler for over the back fouls when their shorter player has seemingly better inside rebounding position and the ball is snared by a taller opponent from behind. Penalize illegal contact; don't penalize a player for being tall.
5. If it looks funny, it must be traveling. Reality: The traveling rule is one of the most misunderstood in basketball. One of the basic tenets is that a player cannot travel unless that player is holding a live ball. A bobble or fumble is not "control" of the ball, therefore, it cannot be a traveling violation. If you immediately identify the pivot foot when a player receives the ball, you're well on your way to judging traveling correctly.
6. After a player has ended a dribble and fumbled the ball, that player may not recover it without violating. Reality: A dribble ends when the dribbler catches the ball with one or both hands or simultaneously touches the ball with both hands. A fumble is the accidental loss of player control when the ball unintentionally drops or slips from a player's grasp. It is always legal to recover a fumble. The rules do not penalize clumsiness.
**Illegal Screens/Picks:**A screen or pick is when an offensive player gets to a legal position on the court in the path of a defender for the purpose of slowing down the defender or making him change direction. An illegal screen/pick is when the defender does not get into a legal position. When picking a stationary opponent from the backside, you must give that player a step to stop and /or change direction since he cannot see you. If the opponent is moving, you must get to your position and give him enough distance to stop and/or change direction. The speed of the player will determine the distance. You cannot just jump in front of a player at the last second.
**Rule Regarding an Airball: **According to the rules of basketball, if the official believes that the ball was released on a legitimate shot attempt, there is no player or team control while the ball is in the air. If there is no player control, you can't commit a violation such as a travel or illegal dribble. As long as you are legitimately taking a shot when you miss the rim and backboard, you're fully entitled to grab the ball before it hits the ground.