Member Rules for YOUTH BASKETBALL OF CLAREMORE
YBOC Rules and Regulations
Refer to for a complete rule book. Registration indicates an acceptance to follow all YBOC membership rules.
Eligibility: 1st through 8th grade boys and girls living in Claremore city limits or attending school in the following school districts: Claremore Public Schools, Claremore Christian, Legacy, Justus Tiawah, Oologah, Inola, Chelsea, Claremore Sequoyah, or Foyil.
Players must have a valid and current sports physical on file and a birth certificate must be provided to the head coach.
Team Formation: There are two divisions in which teams are formed. Rec teams are drafted from a pool of players as teams exist. Team formation is determined by Rec player registration. Select players are selected or recruited by the head coach.
Club Participation: YBOC is an affiliate of Indian Nations Basketball Conference and will play opponents from other INBC affiliating clubs. Travel will be required for one half of regular season games and possibly the playoff/post season tournament. For a detailed list of affiliating INBC clubs, please visit INBC website at . All home games will be played in or around Claremore. Exact gym locations can be found on the official schedule released by INBC.
Player Participation: Player participation is governed by INBC. Minimum participation rules will be followed for each grade level. See INBC handbook for current minimum participation rules.
Fees: Rec players will pay a $85 registration fee. This fee cannot be waived at this time. Select player registration will vary depending on team size. The price per select team is $850 and will be divided equally among all players. The head coach of each Select team will be responsible for payment in full prior to the first regular season game. Coaches may collect the fees from the parents and submit them at one time to YBOC. Make checks payable to YBOC.
Payment Options: Rec players may chose to pay with credit card online or pay in person by selecting the “Register now, Pay Later” option while registering online. Registration fees must be paid in full by November 19 of current year in order to remain on an official team roster. Select players will be required to submit payment to the team head coach. YBOC accepts credit card, cash, checks or money orders only.
Fundraising: Teams are encouraged to obtain business sponsors. Sponsors will receive advertisement in the YBOC season memory book. Ad sizes are as follows: $75 for business card sized ad, $150 for half page ad, $300 for full page ad. Teams may chose to buy out this $300 fundraising obligation by dividing the amount equally among all players.
Combine: All players new to the league, players whose returning team did not form, or those wishing to return to the draft MUST attend a combine practice (if applicable). See “YBOC Activity Dates” or check the website at www.yboc.org for exact times and locations of this combine. Any player subject to the combine but does not attend will be removed from the general draft eligibility and distributed to teams via a blind draw meaning that coaches will not have an opportunity to “pick” that player.
Practices: Rec teams will be assigned a practice gym location. Practice times will vary based on gym availability. Select teams needing a practice location may request a practice location. ALL TEAMS must provide their practice location and dates and times to YBOC. This allows YBOC to make sure adequate insurance is available to cover your team.
Food and Drink: NO outside food or drink will be allowed in the facilities, with the exception of WATER or GATORADE in a closable bottle. Concessions will be available on game days.
Ball Size: All 1st - 2nd use 27.5 ball, 3rd-6th use a 28.5 ball, 7th-8th grade girls use a 28.5 ball and boys 7th -8th grade use the men’s official size. YBOC will provide the official game ball, but no practice equipment will be provided.
Jewelry and/or accessories: Jewelry and/or accessories will not be permitted during games. No pierced earrings, no hair beads, barrettes, etc. Exceptions will not be made even if the piercing is new. This is a state high school rule which YBOC will follow.
Additional Costs: Reversible jerseys are mandatory and are arranged through your coach. Shoes must have non-marking soles. Players may choose to purchase their own basketball to use for practice. Players may be asked to pay a COVID-19 sanitizing fee.
Contact Us: You may reach a YBOC director by calling 918-688-0303 or by emailing . Mailing address is YBOC, PO Box 2712, Claremore, OK 74018. The office is located in the Beson Building at 111 N Missouri, Claremore, OK 74017. There are no set office hours, but appointments can be arranged by calling or emailing.
Right to Refuse Membership: By accepting these terms of membership in the YBOC, I acknowledge that YBOC is a private organization and that it reserves the right to refuse membership and/or participation to any person whose actions hinder the activities of YBOC and that such determination will be at sole discretion of YBOC.
IT IS AGREED THAT ANY MATTER IN DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND YBOC SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO COURT ACTION PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, A COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST FROM THE COMPANY. ANY DECISION REACHED BY ARBITRATION SHALL BE BINDING UPON BOTH YOU AND THE COMPANY. THE ARBITRATION AWARD MAY INCLUDE ATTORNEY'S FEES IF ALLOWED BY STATE LAW AND MAY BE ENTERED AS A JUDGEMENT IN ANY COURT OF PROPER JURISDICTION.
ATTORNEY: The Parties agree that if the YBOC prevails in any litigation or arbitration brought arising from any dispute, then YBOC shall be entitled to recover all costs, expenses and attorney’s fees associated therewith.
PARENTS CODE OF ETHICS
I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for all children participating in YBOC by following this Code of Ethics Pledge. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, spectators and officials at every game, practice or other youth sports event. I will place the emotional and physical well being of all children ahead of any personal desire to win. I will provide support for coaches and officials working with my child to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all. I will demand a drug, alcohol and weapon free sports environment. Tobacco only allowed when designated area is available. I will remember that the game is for children and not for adults. I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for all children. I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability. I will promise to help all children enjoy the youth sports experience within my personal constraints by assisting with coaching, being a respectful fan, or whatever I am capable of doing. Assaults, verbal abuse, profanity or a display of poor sportsmanship by a coach, parent; participant, club official or guest at a YBOC game or event will not be tolerated. Taunting, derogatory or intimidating remarks, obscene or distracting gestures, either verbal or physical, toward players, coaches, game officials and referees or any other persons will not be tolerated. POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATION OF ANY PART OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT MAY BE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EJECTION FROM PREMISES &/OR FROM THE LEAGUE.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of Rogers County Sports and/or the Indian Nations Basketball Conference, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:
1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Rogers County Sports and/or Indian Nations Basketball Conference their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.