4.5.4. Intermediate and Junior "A/B" Format. The following guide lines will be followed when orming Intermediate and Junior teams.
(a) Associations with three ( 3) or more Y.B.O.A., AAU or Middle School players (competitive players) or a combination thereof will filled at least one (1) JR. "A" level team. If an association has more than three (3) competitive players and chooses to spread the players among different teams then each one of those teams will become JR. "A" teams regardless of the number of competitive players on the team.
(b) Associations failing to comply and attempting to field one JR. "A" level team, while placing competitive players on other teams will be considered and act of defiance and attempting to conceal competitive players for the purpose of self enrichment. The league will take immediate measures by whatever means necessary, i.e., player removal, probation for the coach, team, Voting Rep, or Association to the extent of issuing suspension.
(c) No "B" Junior team can have more than two (2) Y.B.O.A., AAU or Middle School players.
(d) If an Association has more than one Junior level team and has more than two (2) Y.B.O.A., AAU or Middle School players in either Division, that Association WILL place all Y.B.O.A., AAU or Middle School players on the same team accordingly!
The only allowable division of such players will be between/among "A" level teams.
(e) Intermediate Division will restrict the number of competitive players ( Y.B.O.A., AAU or Middle School players) to NO more than three (3) competitive players on the FLOOR at the same time. A violation of this rule will result in a two (2) shot bench technical foul, removal of player(s) and any points scored by player(s) in the quarter which the violation occurred.
(f) Intermediate teams MUST have enough non-competitive players on the roster to follow sub-rule (e) above.
(g) Intermediate Division will have a three (3) tier breakdown for Post season playoffs.