1 JAO INVITATIONAL GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE A PROGRAM OF THE JAPANESE AMERICAN OPTIMIST CLUB OF LOS ANGELES (JAO) SECTION I: PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION 1. Classifications 2. Rosters and Participant s Statement 3. Fees 4. Awards SECTION II: GAMES PROCEDURES 1. General 2. Protests 3. Player requirements SECTION III: GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. Length of game 2. Overtime 3. Time-outs 4. Game procedures 5. Game procedures: Midget Miss exceptions 6. Uniforms 7. Team jumping SECTION IV: SIMPLIFIED GIRLS BASKETBALL RULES FOR JAO PROGRAM SECTION V: LOS ANGELES/MONTEBELLO/ALHAMBRA/TORRANCE/LONG BEACH BOARD OF EDUCATION GYM RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES SECTION I: PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION 1. CLASSIFICATIONS a. Midgets - shall be composed of girls eleven (11) years of age and younger as of December 2 nd of the registration year. b. Juniors - shall be composed of girls thirteen (13) years of age and younger as of December 2 nd of the registration year. c. Preps - shall be composed of girls seventeen (17) years of age and younger as of December 2 nd of the registration year. Participants attaining the age of 18 during Prep League are permitted to play. d. Special Clause: Girls may participate in a higher bracket of this program. Once a girl plays in the higher division, she will no longer be eligible to participate in her age division (i.e. midgets to juniors or, juniors to prep). She
2 may participate in the higher division for over three (3) years so long as she is not in an older age classification than allowed in that division. (See Classifications, Section 1). EXCEPTION: When the girl s organization does not have a team in her age division, she may compete in a higher bracket without penalty. The following year, if her organization has a team in her age division, she will be allowed to drop back into her classification. 2. ROSTERS AND PARTICIPANT S STATEMENT a. Team rosters shall be submitted to the JAO at least thirty (30) days prior to the opening of the sports season or on a date designated by the JAO Commissioner. b. A one time League Registration Form will be required of all participants prior to their participation in the JAO Invitational Girls Basketball Program. This form incorporates the liability release required previously initialed on the team roster. Should the form not be available, submission of the team roster initialed by the parents will be accepted. Updated registration forms are requested to be submitted prior to the beginning of each season. c. Team rosters and the specified registration fee for all participants must be filed with JAO. Participants whose parent or guardian have not read and signed the League Registration Form (or alternate team registration form) are not eligible for competition. Ineligible players participating in the contest will result in the forfeiture of the game. Participants shall have their completed rosters cleared by the JAO Commissioner a minimum of one (1) week before participating in a league game, or by the time designated by the Commissioner. Participant s Statement is required to submitted to JAO prior to the first league game (maybe handed into the score/time keeper prior to the start of the 1 st game). d. Each team shall meet the minimum roster requirement of 8 players. A Prep team requesting a waiver of the minimum roster must submit their request in writing to the JAO Commissioner prior to the beginning of the season. e. If a team cannot meet the minimum roster requirements, they shall be allowed to participate with the following conditions: (1) Teams meeting the minimum roster requirements shall receive priority for league berths. (2) Teams shall not be eligible for the league championship or sportsmanship awards. (3) Teams shall have the minimum requirements for starting the game. Forfeit fees will be required by the following Wednesday (postmarked) to the JAO Commissioner before the team is eligible to play their next contest. f. New players can be added to the roster up until the first league game. If a team falls below the minimum number of players due to injury, the JAO Commissioner will allow the addition of a replacement individual player to a team roster. g. All roster changes must be submitted in writing to the JAO Commissioner along with any fees as determined each year by the JAO. Changes will not be made until proper fees are submitted. h. All participants will be required to indicate outside league participation (i.e. AAU, Club, NJB, etc.) if applicable. The information required will include, but is not limited to, the number of years played, position, and average playing time. i. All coaches are required to complete a basic first aid class. Proof of completion of the course is required prior to the beginning of the season. Coaches required by their employer shall provide alternate forms of documentation of a first aid class. Coaching staff in the medical profession will be required to a submit copy of business card or professional license (for security reasons, you may block out license number). Certification must be renewed every 3 years. k. No player will be allowed to participate should they, or a member of their family be involved in any outstanding personal litigation involving any youth sports activity (school programs, JAO, etc.). This does
3 3. FEES not apply to individuals acting as officials, officers or a board member of an organization, or in their professional capacity. No player will be allowed to participate should they be involved in any medical litigation, or upon the advice of their physician due to a pre-existing medical condition. l. All players will required to complete 3 hours of community service for the Midget/Junior divisions (Midget Bronze/Silver/Gold, Junior Silver/Gold divisions). This will be submitted annually prior to the commencement of the winter season. a. The girls basketball program is a youth project sponsored by the JAO. As such, fees are charged to cover only the costs incurred by the JAO to operate the program. b. Team Fees will be determined no less than 2 months prior to the start of each season by the JAO Commissioner. The number of girls per team shall be no less than the minimum 8, nor greater than 11 players. Should a roster be submitted with more than 11 players, the fee per additional player is $50.00 for the midget/junior divisions, $45.00 for the prep division. The fee per additional player will be determined no less than 2 months prior to the start of each season. 4. AWARDS a. Effective January 1, 2004, participation awards only will be given to all participants in the Midget Brass & Midget Copper divisions. Each division with more than 6 teams will be presented with championship, runner-up and sportsmanship awards. Divisions with less than 6 will be presented with only championship and sportsmanship awards only. b. In the event of a tie at the end of league play for first place, a champion shall be determined by the season s record of who-beat-who. Should the records be identical both in record and by the point margin, a playoff game shall be played on the date and location designated by the JAO Commissioner. c. A poll of the coaches and a point system of the JAO Commissioner will determine sportsmanship winners. Each coach will be allowed three (3) selections, other than for his/her own team. Failure to turn in a completed ballot on time will result in the disqualification of the teams consideration for the award. d. Only teams present at the Jamboree with a minimum number of player will be allowed to receive sportsmanship awards. 5. ELIGIBILITY a. All teams shall post a $ eligibility bond with their respective organization, which shall be forfeited if they have an ineligible player participating on their team. The responsibility of checking the player s eligibility shall be that of the individual team. In addition to forfeiting their eligibility bond, the ineligible player shall be immediately banned from further competition, the team in question shall forfeit all their games in which the ineligible player participated, and the team shall pay the required forfeit fees for those forfeited games. The team must post a new eligibility bond by Wednesday of the week prior to the next game or as determined by the JAO Commissioner. (1) Any team or organization flagrantly abusing the eligibility rule shall be suspended and/or disqualified from further participation in this program. Penalty is $ per infraction. (2) This eligibility bond may be applied to the team s required forfeit fee. b. The ruling of the JAO Commissioner on the eligibility shall be final. Birth certificates (photocopies are acceptable) of new players must be submitted only if requested to verify age eligibility. The JAO Commissioner may accept documentation which may assist in determining eligibility (Passports, Baptismal Records, State Department Records, Verifiable Photographic Records etc.). c. Interscholastic Girls Sports Program
4 (1) Girls participating in the Los Angeles City School or the CIF Southern Section teams may not compete in the JAO Program during their interscholastic sports season. Teams shall be required to enforce this rule themselves. (2) If a player is declared ineligible by the School because of simultaneous participation in both: (a) (b) (c) She shall be declared ineligible and suspended from further competition in the JAO Program for the remainder of the season. Her team shall forfeit all games played with the ineligible girl during the period she was competing illegally. The team shall pay forfeit fees for those forfeited games. The coach shall be suspended from further participation for the remainder of the season. (3) Outside Competition by an Individual (a) (b) During an individual s season of sport - A member of a high school basketball team may not, during her season of sport, compete for an outside team in the sport of basketball. A season of sport is defined as that period which begins with a student s first interscholastic competition (scrimmage, non-league, tournament, or league game) and ends with that student s last interscholastic contest (tournament, non-league, league or playoff contest). Outside Individual s Season of Sport During School Year - A member of a girl s basketball team with remaining eligibility may participate as an individual on a non-school sponsored basketball team (JAO, SEYO etc.) outside her high school season of sport during the school year as long as that team does not have on its roster more than two members who might later represent that player s school in basketball. (Rule applies to players in the CIF Southern Section only). It is the participants & parents responsibility to determine their eligibility to participate with their respective high school (please check appropriate City & CIF rules). If a player makes an interscholastic team while participating during the league season, the JAO Commissioner shall be immediately notified and a new roster submitted to the league removing the player s name. If a player has made an interscholastic school team, the school coach may not allow the player to participate on an outside team for fear of injury. This would be the coach s prerogative and the player shall abide by the coach s decision. If a player on the roster is accepted on an interscholastic school team, the team will not be penalized for sportsmanship or championship consideration for discontinuing playing on the JAO Program. However, the team is warned that if the player s discontinuance results in not having the required number of players to begin a game, a forfeit shall be declared. If a team is faced with the possibility of losing player(s) to interscholastic team(s), they should have enough players on their roster to meet the minimum player requirement under any condition. d. Non - Interscholastic Girls Sports Programs (1) Players may participate in any outside youth organized teams - Parks & Recreation, SEYO, etc. - provided that they meet the minimum 66.67% of all JAO scheduled Midget/Junior games, or 50% scheduled JAO Prep League games. (2) Failure to participate in the minimum number of games shall be grounds for forfeiture of that team s championship title, runner up title, and/or sportsmanship award. SECTION II: GAME PROCEDURES
5 1. GENERAL a. Games shall start promptly as scheduled. No postponements or rescheduling will be allowed. A forfeiture fee will not be imposed if the JAO Commissioner is notified prior to 12 noon of the Wednesday prior to the game (a forfeit of the game will be recorded - see 1(e)). b. A five (5) minute grace period will be allowed before a forfeit is declared. The grace period shall begin at the scheduled time or if games are running behind, then the grace period shall begin at the conclusion of the previous game. The forfeit fee is an amount established before each season commences. The team(s) involved must pay the forfeit fee to JAO Commissioner prior to the next game. c. Official referee(s) and an official scorekeeper/timer will be furnished for all the games. If official referee(s) fail to appear, both teams may agree to play the game with an alternate referee(s). If both teams agree to this, the game will then be considered an official contest. d. Should the official paid scorekeeper fail to appear before a game, the home team shall be the official scorekeeper. Home teams shall be listed on the right side of the scorebook. Official scores shall be kept in the official scorebook provided by JAO. Effective January 1, 2004 there will be no scores kept for the Midget Brass Division & Midget Copper Divisions. e. When a forfeit is declared, Forfeit shall be written on the page of the forfeited team s scoresheet. A score of 2 to 0 shall be recorded in the Official scorebook, with the 2 listed on the winner s side. The reason for the forfeit shall be noted. A practice game may be played. Duration of the contest shall be at the officials discretion. f. All players must have numbers on the back and front of their uniforms. Girls shall tie their hair back so that the numbers are visible. g. Players shall not be permitted to wear any jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc.) or long fingernails. Tape over earrings/posts are not permitted. Body piercing embellishment are not permitted h. Rules and Regulations and Policies of the Los Angeles/ Montebello/ Alhambra/ Torrance/ Long Beach Board of Education must be strictly observed. 2. PROTESTS a. All decisions of the game officials are final. Scores reported in the official scorebooks are final. b. Protests on infraction of the rules and regulations will be accepted. Protests must be lodged with the scorekeeper at the time of the infraction. In addition, written notifications must be received by the JAO Commissioner accompanied by a protest fee of $50.00 by the Wednesday following the protested game. c. A protest fee of $50.00 must accompany all protests. If the protest is upheld, the protest fee will be returned to the protesting team. If the protest is overruled, the protest fee is forfeited. d. Decisions of the JAO Commissioner may be appealed to JAO Youth VP in the form of a written protest. An additional protest fee of $50.00 must accompany the written protest. 3. PLAYER REQUIREMENTS a. Each team shall have a minimum of eight (8) active participants on their team roster. A Prep team may request a waiver of the minimum number of players. If a participant on the team roster is unable to play during the season, the JAO Commissioner shall be notified in writing by the coach or team representative immediately. b. Exception: Junior Gold/Prep Division - minimum roster requirement is eight (8) active participants on their team roster. Players on high school teams may be counted as part of the minimum eight (8) on the roster. c. Minimum to start a game:
6 (1) All teams shall have a minimum of five (5) players ready to play at the time and place designated on the schedule. (2) Failure to have the minimum number of players ready to start the game shall be an automatic forfeiture of the contest. A practice game may be played. The team forfeiting the contest shall submit their forfeit fee to the JAO Commissioner before the start of the next game. The forfeit fees for the Midget, Junior & Prep Divisions shall be as follows: Forfeit - Unintentional $ Forfeit - No League Notification $ d. Each team member shall participate in a minimum of 66.67% of all scheduled contests in the Midget/Juniors divisions. The minimum is 50% of all scheduled contests in the Prep division. Failure in participating in the minimum number of contests shall be grounds for forfeiture of that team s championship title, runner up title and/or sportsmanship award. Any illness or injury that causes a girl s lack of participation must be submitted in writing to the JAO Commissioner at the time of the occurrence. e. Each team member shall be required to play five consecutive minutes per half. Failure in not participating in the minimum number of consecutive minutes shall be grounds for forfeiture of that team s championship title, runner-up title and/or sportsmanship award. Any illness or injury that causes a girl s lack of participation must be submitted in writing to the JAO Commissioner at the time of the occurrence. Exception - Midget Brass/Copper Divisions Only. The total time required to be played for each team member is 7 minutes per half-effective January 1, The first five minutes per half must be consecutive. In addition, each team member shall be required to play an additional 2 minutes per half (this may/may not be consecutive). Exception - Prep Division Only. Minimum playing time is not applicable in this division. SECTION III: GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS NOTE: The rules and regulations governing the game are taken from the latest edition of Basketball Guide, Division for Girls and Women s Sports of the American Assoc of Physical Education and Recreation. 1. LENGTH OF GAME a. All divisions, Midget, Junior and Prep, will have twenty (20) minute running time halves. b. Last two (2) minutes of second half shall be stop time. The clock shall stop on all official s whistles. c. There shall be a five (5) minute intermission between halves. 2. OVERTIME a. A two (2) minutes stop time extra period after a one (1) minute intermission shall be played if the game ends in a tie score. b. If the tie is not broken after the first overtime period, there shall be a Sudden Death overtime. The first team to score wins. Only one (1) time out per team in allowed in the sudden death overtime period. c. For division Championship Playoffs, a two (2) minute stop time extra period shall be played until a winner is determined. 3. TIME-OUTS a. Each team is allowed three (3) time outs per game. A maximum of 2 time outs per half. Each team will be allowed one (1) additional time out for each overtime period (no carryovers).
7 b. Time-outs shall be forty-five (45) seconds in duration. c. A player on the court may call for a time-out (team in possession). d. A coach or assistant coach may call for a time-out (team in possession). 4. GAME PROCEDURES a. An official scorekeeper/timer will be furnished for all games. If the official scorekeeper/timer fails to appear, the game will proceed as follows: (1) The home team shall be the official scorekeeper. The home team shall be listed on the right side of the game schedule. (2) The visiting team shall be the official timer. The visiting team shall be listed on the left side of the game schedule. b. All players are required to have both organization colored uniforms (dark) & white / off white colored uniforms (light) tops (jerseys) and must have their numbers visible on the back and front of their uniforms. Color coordinated (similar) undergarment t-shirts are required if worn, a technical violation will be assessed if the optional undergarment t-shirt worn is not color coordinated (similar). A coin toss will determine who wears alternate uniforms in the event that both teams wear the same colors. A technical foul shall be assessed each player not having the same general color uniform per half. A technical foul shall be assessed each player whose numbers are not visible in the opinion of the official and/or scorekeeper. Decisions of the official and/or scorekeeper on the subject are final. The length of playing shorts cannot extend below the bottom of the kneecap. One technical foul per game shall be assessed each offending player upon entering the game. c. The thirty (30) second shooting time limit shall be in effect when requested by either coach at any time during a dead ball. Once the 30-second clock has been requested, the game, including overtime periods, shall be with the shooting limit until the contest has been terminated. d. Operation of the thirty (30) second clock: (1) The clock shall be placed in operation upon the first official dead ball. During this dead ball, the official scorekeeper/timer shall clearly notify the official(s) and both coaches of the installment of the clock. (2) The clock shall be reset to zero when an attempt for goal is made or when the ball is intercepted and controlled by the opponent. (3) The clock shall be reset to zero when a violation or a foul occurs, a jump ball is called, or a field goal is made. (4) The clock shall stop but not reset to zero when a team in possession of the ball calls a time-out or the ball is knocked out of bounds by the defense. e. If a player is detected wearing jewelry, the player shall remove the jewelry or she shall not be allowed to participate. If she reenters the game with the jewelry, a flagrant technical foul shall be assessed and she shall be disqualified for the remainder of the game. Flagrant abuse of this rule shall be grounds for suspension. f. Officials shall handle the ball on every out of bounds, except when a goal has been made. g. Each player must play the minimum time required in both halves. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of the game (s) or a suspension if a pattern is noted by the scorekeeper.
8 h. If a player arrives late for the game and cannot participate the minimum 5 minutes the first half, she may participate the second half without penalty. Scorekeeper shall note the time of the arrival in scorebook. If the player is injured during pre-game practice or the game, she may be withdrawn without penalty. The approximate game time and nature of the injury shall be noted in the scorebook. i. Teams participating in the last game shall remove the benches from inside the gym if required, monitor the gym and immediate premises after the game. j. Five (5) fouls eliminates a participant from the game. k. By state association adoption for high school girls competition, the ball may be 28 ½ to 29 inches in circumference and weight between 18 and 20 ounces. Use of this ball will be observed in the Midget Bronze/Silver/Gold Divisions, Junior and Prep/Senior Divisions of the JAO Girls Basketball Program. Midget Brass/Copper Divisions will use the youth size 27 inches in circumference rubber basketball. l. The alternating out of bounds procedure shall apply on all jump ball situations, except at the beginning of the game and each extra period. m. Team members are required to remain on the bench or designated bench area while the clock is running, except to spontaneously react to an outstanding play by their team or to report to the scorekeeper s table. Only players on the team roster are permitted to sit on the bench. n. Coaches may be seated on the bench or stand at their discretion. Referees will consider anyone seated on the bench or standing to be associated with the team s coaching staff and therefore, subject to technical fouls in the event of verbal outbursts. o. Three point shot will be allowed if the court has a permanent three point shot line. p. Teams will be subjected to a technical by the referees should a player change into street clothes in the gym while the game is in progress (this applies to players who have been ejected from the game, are out on fouls, or are leaving the game early). 5. MIDGET DIVISION EXCEPTION a. The defensive team shall not press in the opponent s backcourt. If the rule is violated, the official shall assess a technical foul on the offending team for each infraction (exception: Midget Gold Division/Midget Silver Upper Division). b. It is a violation for the offensive team with the initial possession of the ball to remain in their backcourt for more than ten (10) seconds after they have gained the ball. c. Referee s ten- (10) second count in back court will continue after a time out by the offensive team from the point the play was stopped. (If time-out was called when the referee s count was three, then the count would begin from three once the ball was inbound back in play). d. The defensive team cannot touch the ball until it crosses the vertical plane of the division/midcourt line (on a controlled dribble or pass). If the ball is in play in the front court and a time-out or foul is called, there is no backcourt when the ball is inbound back in play. There is no penetration rule. e. Midget Bronze/Silver free thrower may cross the free throw line only after the ball is in flight as a follow through action. f. If the ball has not left the thrower s hand when she breaks the free throw line plane, this action shall be considered a violation. g. In the official s opinion, if after crossing the free throw line, the thrower advances to an advantageous rebounding position, this action shall be considered a violation.
9 h. If a violation has been declared on the free thrower, no points can be scored and the opponent shall receive the ball for a throw-in at the free throw line extended. i. Brass/Copper Divisions free throws are shot from the bottom dotted circle in front of the free throw line. Free throwers may not cross dotted line. 6. UNIFORMS a. It is NOT the intention of JAO to have teams purchase uniforms. Teams are asked to have numbers on the front and back for identification of the players. Using digits higher than 5 are discouraged. b. It is the policy of the JAO that a commercial sponsor s name or outside league/high school names shall not be allowed on the uniforms. A technical will be assessed for each violation per half played per player. c. Organizations may print their names on the uniforms. d. Uniforms displaying trademark logos exceeding 6 square inches are prohibited without prior approval of the league. 7. TEAM JUMPING a. All girls on the previous year s basketball roster are frozen on that team. Girls desiring to switch teams outside their organizations (i.e. Tigers, Venice, South Bay FOR, Saberettes, etc.) must have written permission from the coach and organization to do so. If a girl does not obtain a release, she must sit out one (1) year before she will be allowed to participate with another team. The authorized representative shall be requested with the JAO Commissioner. b. During the summer basketball season, girls will be allowed to play for other teams without a release with the understanding that they are still bound to the team they played basketball for the previous season. c. The JAO Commissioner reserves the right to assign teams to upper division brackets based upon physical size or playing ability. This decision will be discussed with the organization representative and/or team representative prior to any changes being made. SECTION IV: SIMPLIFIED GIRLS BASKETBALL RULES FOR JAO PROGRAM 1. There is no penetration rule. 2. A 30-second clock is available upon request in the Midget Silver divisions and above. When a coach requests the 30-second clock, the official shall notify the opposing coach that the game is being played under the 30-second shooting time limit. The 30-second clock may be called into effect at any time during a dead ball by either coach. Once the 30-second clock has been requested, the game shall continue under the shooting time limit to the end of the contest. The 30-second clock will be operated by team requesting 30-second clock, or a game official. a. The 30-second clock starts when a team gains possession. The 30-second clock stops when a team loses possession. Touching the ball by an opponent does not stop the 30-second clock. b. 30-second clock shall be stopped when a team loses possession and a new count begins when possession is gained: (1) After a foul or violation. (2) After a goal, the ball becomes alive. (3) After a team loses ball control and the opponent gains control. c. The 30-second clock is continued after: (1) A team takes time out.
10 (2) The game is stopped because of an injury or a displaced contact lens. (3) A defensive player deflects ball out of bounds. (4) A jump ball and the offensive team maintains possession. 3. Double Violations by members of opposing teams result in a jump in the nearest circle between any two opposing players. 4. Free Throw Lane - The offensive team will consist of the shooter & no more than 2 other offensive players. There will be no more than 4 defensive players permitted in the lane. The 2 spaces adjacent to the shooter will not be occupied. For the Midget Brass/Copper divisions, the traditional free throw lane may be followed. 5. Free throws are shot as per boys rules. Common fouls are shot beginning with the seventh (7 th ) team foul. Fouls in the act of shooting are shot at any time. A foul by the offensive team is termed common foul, not player control, and is shot, if in the bonus situation. Double bonus is on the 10th team foul. Player will shoot 2 free throws. 6. Girls wearing any jewelry or long fingernails will not be allowed to participate (see Sec III: General Rules and Regulations - Game Procedures 4(e). 7. Players cannot cross into the lane on free throws until the ball has hit the backboard/rim. 8. Due to health and safety concerns, a participant may be asked to leave the game should the referees note a continued pattern of kicking, biting, pinching or licking opposing players. SECTION V: THE LOS ANGELES/ MONTEBELLO/ ALHAMBRA/ TORRANCE/ LONG BEACH BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES In connection with this permit, the applicant agrees to abide by and to enforce the rules, regulations, and policies of the Los Angeles/ Montebello/ Alhambra/ Torrance/ Long Beach Board of Education governing the use of the facility. The following rules shall govern the use of the facility by outside individuals or groups unless otherwise authorized by the Board of Education: 1. The group receiving the permit shall be responsible for loss or damage, if any, that may result from such use of school premises. 2. Complete control of facilities is under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles/ Montebello/ Alhambra/ Torrance/ Long Beach School s employee assigned to duty (administrator, instructor, recreational director, custodian, etc.) and will be the immediate authority on all matters of conduct. 3. The following shall not be allowed: Profanity, the use of tobacco in any form, possession of or use of alcohol/drugs, quarreling or fighting, betting or other forms of gambling, or other unseemly conduct. This applies to spectators as well as to players and others connected with the activity. 4. No street shoes of shall be permitted on the gym floor when participating in basketball program. Only rubber soled shoes are allowed in the gym. 5. All spectators must be seated in designated areas to watch activities. 6. Japanese American Optimist Club of Los Angeles/ Los Angeles/ Montebello/ Alhambra/ Torrance/ Long Beach Board of Education assumes no responsibility for any injury that may occur in the facility or premises. 7. Violations of any of the conditions stated above shall be deemed cause for depriving the group involved of further use of facilities.
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