Denver Devils | Official Site: League Rules

Rules For J.A.M. League:


Updated 2013 Rules!


1. Your relationship with J.A.M.
1.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing with J.A.M., your agreement with J.A.M. will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document.

1.2 These Terms of Service form a legally binding agreement between you and J.A.M. in relation to your use of the services, facilities, and organizational aspects offered by the organization. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the “Terms”.

1.3 If there is any contradiction between what a J.A.M. representative, official, coach, player, parent, or another entity says and what the Terms say, then the Terms shall take precedence in relation to that particular aspect of service.

2. Accepting the Terms
2.1 In order to use the Services, you must first agree to the Terms. You may not use the Services offered if you do not accept the Terms.

2.2 You can accept the Terms by: (A) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by the website via the registration form; (B) by mailing in payment and/or a registration form; or (C) by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that J.A.M. will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onward.

2.3 Before you continue, you should print off or save a local copy of the Terms for your records.

2.4 All Camps, Clinics, Leagues, Tournaments and other J.A.M.-related events are subject to the Terms presented in this document.

3. Financial
3.1 Both online payments and payments by mail are subject to our sliding payment scale. Each individual is responsible for paying the correct amount at the time of transaction or by the date postmarked on the envelope containing payment. Failure to pay the correct amount may subject that player a monetary fine.

3.2 NO CASH PAYMENTS are accepted for league fees. Exceptions to this rule are League Nights, uniform fees, concessions, door fees, and certain clinics. Beware of swindlers standing by attempting to collect J.A.M. fees in cash.

3.3 Refunds are not guaranteed, and are only given under unique circumstances (as determined by the J.A.M. administration). Proration may be implemented if games have been played by the team, regardless of whether the player requesting the refund played in those games. Injuries, relocation, disdain for the coach or team, and other factors not associated with the J.A.M. organization are not acceptable reasons for refund. All refunds (to be issued at the end of the season) are subject to any fine decided upon by the J.A.M. organization.

3.4 Scholarships are not guaranteed, and are limited in regard to the number given out per event/season. No scholarships may be requested outside of the designated periods, and no persons will receive a scholarship without properly requesting one through the designated form.

3.5 All deals expire 3 weeks prior to the start of the season so that those not accepted to receive any aid still have time to register at regular price if they choose to do so. In consideration of these individuals will we not accept ANY scholarship request after that time.

4. Teams
4.1 Registering as a FULL TEAM indicates that you have 7-12 players that have fully paid by the specified deadline.

4.2 Full teams not fully paid by the final deadline will not be scheduled, and will be not be refunded.

4.3 Each full team must supply their own coach and practice facility, neither of which is supplied by the J.A.M. organization. J.A.M. will, however, provide the necessary insurance for your team (free of charge) to obtain a facility, as well as a listing of possible facilities and their contact information.

4.4 No full team is ever obligated to provide practice time for their players.

4.5 Members of full teams must realize J.A.M. has no say in the format of their team’s distribution of playing time, nor choice in any other realm of game-play strategy beyond the walls of expected sportsmanship and basic conduct.

4.6 J.A.M. recommends that you name your team uniquely as to avoid confusion.

5. Individuals
5.1 J.A.M.’s Free Agent list is open too all INDIVIDUALS as a way to be placed on a team.

5.2 You may also use our Community Forum, free of charge, to find a team or to advertise your need to be placed on a team.

5.3 No free agent is guaranteed placement.

5.4 Free agents are responsible for selecting the team they desire - in terms of talent level, playing time afforded, practice locations, extra team costs expected, and other factors that are beyond the scope of J.A.M.. Please ask these questions prior to signing up for that team.

5.5 All free agents finding a team must sign up as individuals to pay whatever the current price happens to be. To remove yourself from the free agency list, you must do so yourself.

6.1 J.A.M. bears no responsibility for loss of any items at any venue. Our staff will not remove any item from that is not ours from the gym. Left items are subject to the facility’s Lost & Found department.

6.2 As with any sport’s organization, J.A.M. is not responsible for any injury within or about our facilities.

6.3 Altercations beyond the scope of the game will be treated as they would in any public arena. As the law of the state of Colorado indicates, we will proceed.

7. Season Format
7.1 The J.A.M. league consists of 8 regular season games followed by a tournament in which each team is guaranteed 2 games.

7.2 The playoff format for the Varsity and JV divisions is single elimination.

7.3 Teams that sign up for the league are expected to play all their scheduled games. It's the coaches responsibility to make sure this occurs.

9.1 Regular High School rules except for the following: Games will consist of two twenty minute running clock halves. The clock will stop during time-outs. The clock will also stop the last two minutes of the 2nd half, if the contest is within 15 points. Teams get 3 time-outs per game. Overtime consists of the following: 1st overtime / 2 minute stop clock - 2nd overtime / 1 minute stop clock - 3rd overtime / sudden death first team to two score 2 points.

9.2 It is to each teams' discretion regarding the ball size being used for the boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade divisions. However - should a discrepancy arise - the official stance of J.A.M. Basketball is that the aforementioned grade levels play with a ball 28.5 in size.

9.3 All teams in all divisions are allowed to press, as to promote the most competitive environment we can. Only in the name of sportsmanship, not as an obligation, do we request teams call off their press when the game is no longer in doubt.

10. Coaches
10.1 Coaches are responsible for submitting the team’s roster, insurance requests, game cancellations, completing the coach’s packet, and communication of game time to members of the team.

10.2 Each team is obligated to supply their own first-aid kit and any needed basic medical protocol training.

10.3 Only coaches of partial teams have obligations on playing time. See 5.7 for details.

10.4 All coaches must display a level of respect towards one another, fans, parents, officials, administration, and players. Any violation of this may be grounds for dismissal from the league without refund.

11. Missed games
11.1 If your team cannot play a game, then the league MUST receive notice in writing two weeks prior to that game, so that we can replace your team. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR GAME WILL BE MADE UP!! We will do our best to find you another game.

11.2 All forfeits result in an automatic loss, but we will try to give you an extra make-up game that will not count towards your standings.

11.3 Any team that is a "no-show" for a scheduled game and fails to provide timely written notification of their absence will be penalized and your scheduled opponent will be entitled to play your next game, or any game on your schedule that they choose because of your team's lack of consideration.

11.4 The JAM league assumes that all teams will participate in the post-season tournament as part of the league package. Any missed games will result in your team’s forfeiture. Please contact us if you must miss a game to be considerate.

12. Rosters
12.1 Rosters must be submitted prior to the start of the season and must match our records of the individuals who have paid in full.

12.2 Boys may not play in girls division, and girls may play in boys division with explicit consent from J.A.M..

12.3 Any roster changes throughout the season must be sent in to and approved by J.A.M..

12.4 Players not listed on the official team roster prior to the start of the post-season tournament may not participate without paying in-full at some point before the midpoint of the season. If players who are not allowed to play do play, all games for that team are immediately forfeited.

12.5 If any player not on the roster or illegally on the roster (i.e. ‘A player too old’), that team forfeits their entire schedule and will not be allowed into the post-season. Please police your team, as no refunds will be issued.

12.6 If a player is considered “injured and out for the remainder of the season”, that player may be replaced if the roster is now under 7 players. The new player must also pay a prorated rate.

13. Parents
13.1 All fans must display a level of respect towards one another, coaches, fans, officials, administration, and players. Any violation of this may be grounds for dismissal from the league without refund.

14. Players
14.1 All players must display a level of respect towards one another, coaches, parents, officials, administration, and fans. Any violation of this may be grounds for dismissal from the league without refund.

15. Fans
15.1 All fans must display a level of respect towards one another, coaches, parents, officials, administration, and players. Any violation of this may be grounds for dismissal from the league without refund.

16.1 Any individual threatening the safe, respectful, and fun environment is subject to suspension or removal from certain or all J.A.M. events.

17. Scheduling
17.1 The JAM schedule guarantees teams at least 75% of games in preferred time range.

17.2 The JAM schedule guarantees teams at least 75% of games in preferred location range.

17.3 Days and hours between games will differ from team to team. Some teams will have to play multiple games on the same day, and others may not play within the same week.

17.4 All forfeits result in an automatic loss, but we will try to give you an extra make-up game that will not count towards your standings.

17.5 Make-up games are never guaranteed, and only teams that have supplied us with ten days notice will be eligible to have their game made-up.

18. Facilities and Referees
18.1 Please be respectful of the referees, facilities, and other entities not belonging to J.A.M..

18.2 If you have a problem with any, you may refer to us. We will, in turn, contact that organization.

18.3 J.A.M. is only provided these entities, and we utilize them and decommission them based on your feedback.

18.4 Please direct all referee complaints to our Feedback section so that the referee coordinators can handle the situation.

19. Privacy Policy
19.1 Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

A) Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

B) We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

C) We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

D) We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

E) Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

F) We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

G) We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

20.1 J.A.M. may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, including by but not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message, phone, or other reasonable means now known or hereafter developed.

21. Copyright and trade mark policies
21.1 J.A.M. and the name ‘Junior Athletics of the Midwest’ are the intellectual property of the entity that is J.A.M., and in no way may you use this name for promotional purposes without our expressed, written consent.

21.2 All content established on belongs to J.A.M. Basketball, excluding team names, gym locations, advertising, and some promotional events.

22. Advertisements
22.1 J.A.M. is not responsible for the contents on the websites of our sponsors and advertising partners. We will screen them, but cannot take responsibility for any randomly changed content or objective by these individuals.

22.2 J.A.M. has the right to refuse to advertise your product or service on grounds of direct competition, morality, or lack of space or time.

23. Changes to the Terms
23.1 Any changes to the Terms will be sent out to those subscribed to J.A.M.’s newsletters.

24. General legal terms
24.1 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and J.A.M. and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which J.A.M. may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and J.A.M. in relation to the Services.

24.2 You agree that if J.A.M. does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which J.A.M. has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of J.A.M.’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to J.A.M..

24.3 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.

24.4 You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which J.A.M. is the parent shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms and that such other companies shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms which confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms.

24.5 The Terms, and your relationship with J.A.M. under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and J.A.M. agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Jefferson, Colorado to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that J.A.M. shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.