Who doesn’t enjoy getting out on the softball field and hitting a few balls with friends and family? Whether it’s chilly or a hot summer day, we have several occasions from Spring (April) to Fall (October) to register and play. For over 20 years, Spokane County Parks and Recreation has provided exciting divisions for men, women and co-ed teams of all ages and skill levels.
What is the roster policy? During the regular season, you can change players (your roster) as long as you fax your roster to (477-2454) or visit the County Parks office with the new name and signature on the roster (liability) form before the game. All of your players must sign the liability roster form before they step foot on the field.
What is the roster deadline date? There will be a roster deadline date. If you have any changes to make to your roster, make your changes before this date so that you have enough players for the end of season tournament. Your players need to play in half of the regular season games to be eligible for the tournament. Unless cleared by the Recreation Manager, there are no player additions for the tournament.
Is there a fee for changing/adding a player? There is no charge to change players, only a charge if you go over the 14 roster spots. For each additional player after 14, you will need to pay the $15 extra player fee for each player.
What is the roster protest procedure? Roster protests for the Tournament need to happen before the game is played. If there are players in question, please call the Recreation Cell Phone 531-2697, at least 5 minutes prior to game time.
Can a person play on two (2) teams? Yes, players may play on more than one team with the following guidelines:
The teams the player plays on are within a few divisions of each other. In other words, if you are an elite player playing on a C division team, you shouldn’t be playing on a low D division team too, it wouldn’t be fair to the other D teams.
If players start the season on two teams in different divisions, but during the end of season tournament, the divisions get realigned and that player finds he is now in the same division as his other team, he must choose which team he will play on before the tournament. He can’t play on both teams during the tournament IF they are in the same division after the realignment.
How can we improve?
important to us to always look for ways to improve our program. We
would like to hear from you about the umpires. In every packet at the
beginning of the season will be an umpire evaluation form. Please
complete this for any umpire that is exceptionally good or not so good. We will contact the umpire’s association to let them know the feedback. Please don’t try to get the umpire’s name if you have a problem. Let
us know exactly what happened and we will know who that umpire is based
on the night and field of play. If there isn’t an umpire at your game
please call Le, the Umpire Assigner at (509) 291-3246.
Spokane County Parks and Recreation boasts the largest Adult Recreation Basketball Program in Spokane. With several different divisions of play, you can find yourself playing next to anyone, from ex-Division 1 collegiate players to those in their first year of organized ball. Wherever you fit in, we have a spot for you! We pride ourselves on the highest quality adult recreation basketball in Spokane. League games are usually played Monday through Thursday!
Our basketball program consists of three leagues: Fall (September to November), Winter (November to February), and Spring (February to April).
Which team supplies a scorekeeper and clock operator?
Both teams must supply either a spectator or player not playing to run the score clock or keep the score on the score sheet. Spokane County no longer provides a gym supervisor.What is the procedure when a technical foul occurs?
A “team misconduct technical” will be called when any players make inappropriate comments, are argumentative, excessively aggressive or demonstrate unsportsmanlike behavior. If a second team misconduct technical is called in any game against the same team, the game will be forfeited and a win awarded to the other team. Referees will file a written report to be reviewed by the Recreation Program Manager to determine possible suspensions or further disciplinary actions.
When can players enter the key on a free throw?
During foul shots, at the release of the ball, players may enter the key, but only players on the free throw lane.
Can a person play on two (2) teams?
Players may be rostered on a maximum of two teams during the regular league season but can’t be in the same division. Also, divisions can’t be more than 2 levels apart (i.e. can’t play a B division and a D division at the same time, but can play C and D or A and B).
How long is a game?
The game will consist of twenty minute halves with running clock with 3 minute stop clock at the end of each half. The exception is if one team has a 20 point lead in the 2nd half, the clock will continue to run. If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, there will be a two (2) minute overtime with stoppage clock on each dead ball in ALL divisions.
What is our roster policy? At the beginning of the game, score sheets must have all approved rostered players listed who will be playing in the game. You must legibly print the first and last name of each player. All players must have signed the liability roster. A photo I.D. must be presented before play begins. Check with referee for roster form if needed.
Roster Changes: Please E Mail, Fax or Mail any roster changes. Roster changes can NOT be made over the phone.
firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX 477-2454. You must make sure you have a current roster on file with us. Rosters must be received in the County office before play begins. Each team may have a maximum or two (2) players aged 15-17; however, no high school varsity or college players may play in the County Recreation Basketball program. If teams forfeit three (3) or more games, they will not qualify for the tournament. Players must play in a minimum of 4 games in the regular season to be eligible to play in the tournament. Players must be prepared to show driver’s license or legal picture I.D. during all games.
As one of our participants’ favorites, the county volleyball program never falls short of players! When it’s cool outside, these players heat up the courts inside many local school gyms. Usually played on Friday nights, volleyball is a fun sport to play with friends and family as a highlight to the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons!
Who provides the volleyballs?
Volleyballs are to be provided by either team.
Where are the rules found?
Spokane County Parks and Recreation Volleyball programs follow NFHS Rules and Spokane County’s own rule modifications, which will be posted online at www.spokanecounty.org/parks/recreation.
What is the net height?
Coed: 7’ 11” 5/8
Men: 7’ 11” 5/8
Women's 4s: 7’4” 1/8
What is the forfeit policy?
Matches are to begin on time. If a team is not prepared to begin the first set and takes a forfeit, they will have ten (10) minutes before forfeiting the second set. When a court becomes available, the match in the next time slot on that court will begin as soon as possible.What is a match played to?
The first two games of each match will be played with rally scoring to 21 points with a 21 point cap; the 3rd game will be played to 15 points and a 15 point cap at Northwood and Mountainside ONLY. These matches will have a 45 minute time limit. The first team to win 2 games wins the match; however, teams still play 3 games in a match. During regular season AND playoff games, teams must start with a minimum of four (4) players. A team may play with as many females (up to the maximum of 6 players) as they wish, but can have a maximum of one more male than females on the court (i.e. a team can play 3 men and 2 females but not 3 males and 1 female). If a team is playing with 3 males and 2 females, they will be charged with a “loss of service” and a point will be awarded to the other team each time the absent female’s position comes up to serve in the rotation. There is no penalty if a team is playing more females than males.
What is the roster policy?
Be sure that all players currently playing on your team are listed on your roster at the County Park’s office. If you feel an illegal player is playing on any opposing teams, notify your gym supervisor. It will be investigated by the Recreation Staff the next working day. Teams playing with illegal players may forfeit any wins and be suspended from the tournament. To be a legal player for tournament, each individual must have signed your team roster and played on your team in a minimum of half of the matches during the regular season.
What is the substitution process?
Spokane County league and tournament play allows for substitutions to occur without guidelines as long as players do not advance in serving order and the team sustains the appropriate male and female ratios. Late players may fill holes as long as serving order of initial players isn’t changed.
What is the protest procedure?
Team Captain must request to review a rule interpretation. Request must be made during dead ball following the play in question. Players may not question referee judgment calls.
What is the youth player policy?
Any player under the age of 18 must have parent complete and sign a parent/guardian authorization form in addition to signing the roster. This form can be found at www.spokanecounty.org/parks.
What are playable overhead obstructions?
A ball striking the ceiling or an overhead obstruction above a playable area shall remain in play provided the ball contacts the ceiling or obstruction on the side of the net extended that is occupied by the team that last played the ball, and the ball is legally played next by the same team. Cables, which are used to retract a ceiling-suspended net system and located only on one side of the net, are playable overhead obstructions.