For the Fair Play process, refer to Ontario Basketball’s Fair Play Policy and Procedures.

Note: The penalties for offenses listed are guidelines for the Fair Play Committee. If the Fair Play Committee deems an incident of misconduct to be severe enough, the ramifications could be equivalent to a third offense even if it is the first offense of the stakeholder.

Misconduct by a Player

Recommended Penalties for Misconduct by a Player: Season/Lifetime Offenses

Description of MisconductImmediate & Mandatory MinimumFirst Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Second Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Third Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)
1. Player is disqualified or ejected from the game for baiting or taunting.
Consistent with FIBA rules, OBA disapproves of any form of taunting which is intended or designed to embarrass, ridicule or demean others under any circumstances including on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin, class age, family status, sexual orientation, physical appearance, religion, or disability.
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining Ontario Basketball League (OBL), Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 3 games + probation for remainder of seasonSuspension of up to 6 games + up to 1 year probationUp to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspension
2. Player is disqualified or ejected from the game for disrespectfully addressing game official(s), game management personnel, parents, or fans.Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 3 games + probation for remainder of seasonSuspension of up to 6 games + up to 1 year probationUp to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspension
3. Player is disqualified or ejected from the game for any flagrant unsportsmanlike actionImmediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 4 games + probation for remainder of seasonSuspension of up to 6 games + up to 1 year probationUp to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspension
4. Player who is disqualified or ejected from the game for intentionally contacting an official.Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to 6 games suspension + probation for remainder of seasonThe disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty/suspension depending upon severity of this situation up to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspensionUp to lifetime suspension
5. A Player, substitute, excluded player who is disqualified or ejected from the game for fighting.
FIBA defines fighting as physical interaction between two (2) or more opponents. Fighting includes, but is not limited to combative acts such as:
a. An attempt to strike an opponent with a fist, hands, arms, legs or feet.
b. An attempt to punch or kick an opponent, regardless of whether contact is made.
c. An attempt to instigate a fight by committing an unsportsmanlike act toward an opponent that causes an opponent to retaliate by fighting
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to four (4) games suspension and probation for remainder of seasonThe disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty/suspension defending upon severity of this situation up to 6 games suspension + up to 1 year probationThe disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty/suspension defending upon severity of this situation up to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspension
6. Player engages in a fight outside the definition of the game but within the jurisdiction of the game management committee. (This section relates to a player, substitute, excluded player that engages in a fight before or after the game but on the game site premises)Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty/suspension depending upon severity of this situation up to 4 games suspension + probation for remainder of seasonThe disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to 6 games suspension + up to 1 year probationThe disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspension
7. Player participates as an ineligible player in an Ontario Basketball game or tournament.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and ProceduresSuspension of up to 1 yearSuspension of up to 3 yearsUp to lifetime suspension
8. Player falsified information such as but not limited to:
a) a signature on an OBA registration form
b) date of birth on an OBA registration form
c) registers for an Ontario Basketball sanctioned activity under a false name
Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and ProceduresSuspension of up to 1 yearSuspension of up to 3 yearsUp to lifetime suspension
9. Player participates in an OBA sanctioned activity during a period in which the player was suspended.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and ProceduresSuspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/A
10. A Player acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, Ontario Basketball published rules, policies or practices.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and ProceduresSuspension of 1 to 6 months + up to 1 year probation from completion of suspensionSuspension of up to 12 months and up to one (1) year probation from completion of suspensionSuspension of up to 3 years + up to lifetime probation
11. A Player acted in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the game and inconsistent with the principles for Fair Play.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and ProceduresSuspension of up to 1 year + up to 1 year probation from completion of suspensionSuspension of up to 3 years + up to lifetime probationUp to lifetime suspension

Misconduct by a Team Official

Recommended Penalties for Misconduct by a Team Official: Season/Lifetime Offenses

Description of MisconductImmediate & Mandatory MinimumFirst Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Second Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Third Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)
12. Team Official is disqualified or ejected from the game for:
a) disrespectfully addressing or baiting or taunting a member of either team
b) disrespectfully addressing an official, or gesturing in such a manner as to indicate resentment towards an official

Consistent with FIBA Official Basketball Rules, Ontario Basketball disapproves of any form of taunting which is intended or designed to embarrass, ridicule or demean others under any circumstances including on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin, class age, family status, sexual orientation, physical appearance, religion, or disability.
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 6 games + 1 year probationUp to 1 year suspension + up to 2 years probation after serving suspensionLifetime suspension
13. Team Official engages in a fight outside the definition of the game but within the jurisdiction of the game management committee.
This is for a team official, coach, assistant coach, manager, trainer etc. that engages in a fight before or after the game but on the game site premises
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to one (1) year suspension and up to two (2) year probation after serving suspensionUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
14. Team Official is disqualified from the game for any flagrant unsportsmanlike actionImmediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to six (6) games and up to one (1) year probation The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty/suspension depending upon severity of this situation up to 1 year suspension + up to 2 year probation after serving suspensionUp to lifetime suspension
15. Team Official who is disqualified or ejected from the game for intentionally contacting an official.Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation to 10 games suspension and up to one (1) year probation The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to one (1) year suspension and up to two (2) year probation after serving suspensionUp to lifetime suspension
16. A Team Official who is disqualified or ejected from the game for fighting. FIBA defines fighting as physical interaction between two (2) or more opponents.
Fighting includes, but is not limited to combative acts such as:
a. An attempt to strike an opponent with a fist, hands, arms, legs or feet.
b. An attempt to punch or kick an opponent, regardless of whether contact is made.
c. An attempt to instigate a fight by committing an unsportsmanlike act toward an opponent that causes an opponent to retaliate by fighting
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to one (1) year suspension and up to two (2) year probation after serving suspensionUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
17. Any Team Official, Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Trainer who is disqualified or ejected from the game for any reason and fails to leave the entire facility completely with no return.Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.The disciplinary panel reserves the right to set appropriate penalty depending upon severity of this situation up to one (1) year suspension and up to two (2) year probation after serving suspensionUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
18. Team Official knowingly played an ineligible player in an OBA sanctioned activity.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
19. Team Official falsified information such as such as but not limited to:
a) a signature on an OBA registration form.
b) date of birth on an OBA registration form
c) registers for an Ontario Basketball sanctioned activity under a false name
Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
20. Team Official participates in an OBA sanctioned activity during a period in which the Team Official was suspended.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
21. Team Official induced or attempted to induce a registered player to leave their team before the end of that team’s season.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
22. Team Official acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with Ontario Basketball published rules, policies or practices.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R

Misconduct by a Club

Recommended Penalties for Misconduct by a Club: Season/Lifetime Offenses

Description of MisconductImmediate & Mandatory MinimumFirst Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Second Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Third Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)
23. A Club’s spectators or by unidentified players / team officials of one of the Club’s teams is responsible for “deliberate physical contact (i.e. pushing, pulling, charging striking, spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct etc.) or attempted physical contact or threatening”Interim suspension of the particular member club’s team, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.A fine of up to $1,000.00A fine of up to $1,500.00 and suspended from provincial championship for the applicable teamA fine of up to $2,000.00 and up to 1 year suspension of play + up to 2 year probation after completion of suspension
24. A Club’s team knowingly played an ineligible player in the OBA ChampionshipsInterim suspension of the particular member club’s team, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.A fine of up to $500.00A fine of up to $1,000.00 and suspended from OBA Championships for the applicable teamA fine of up to $1,500.00 and up to 1 year suspension of play + up to 2 year probation after completion of suspension
25. A Club’s team knowingly falsified information such as such as but not limited to :
a) a signature on an OBA registration form
b) a player’s date of birth on an OBA registration form
c) registers a player or team for an OBA sanctioned activity under a false name
d) A Club’s team changed any information on a player membership form without the consent of the person being registered
e) A Club’s team provided false information or withheld information on aN OBA Championships team roster form.
Interim suspension of the particular member club’s team, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.A fine of up to $500.00A fine of up to $1,000.00 and suspended from OBA Championships for the applicable teamA fine of up to $1,500.00 and up to 1 year suspension of play + up to 2 year probation after completion of suspension
26. One of its team officials or club officials was found guilty of inducing or attempting to induce a registered player to leave their team before the end of that team’s current seasonInterim suspension of the particular member club’s team or entire member club organization, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.A fine of up to $500.00A fine of up to $1000.00 and suspended from OBA Championships for the applicable teamA fine of up to $1500.00 and up to 1 year suspension of play + up to 2 year probation after completion of suspension
27. A Club or Club’s team acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with Ontario Basketball published rules, policies or practices.Interim suspension of the particular member club’s team or entire member club organization, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.A fine of up to $500.00A fine of up to $1000.00 and suspended from OBA Championships for the applicable teamA fine of up to $1500.00 and up to 1 year suspension of play + up to 2 year probation after completion of suspension
28. A Club or Club’s team acted in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the game, and inconsistent with the principles of fair play.Interim suspension of the particular member club’s team or entire member club organization, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.A fine of up to $500.00A fine of up to $1000.00 and suspended from OBA Championships for the applicable teamA fine of up to $1500.00 and up to 1 year suspension of play + up to 2 year probation after completion of suspension

Misconduct by a Spectator

Recommended Penalties for Misconduct by a Spectator: Season/Lifetime Offenses

Description of MisconductImmediate & Mandatory MinimumFirst Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Second Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)Third Offense (Seasonal or Lifetime)
29. Spectator is disqualified or ejected from the game for:
a) disrespectfully addressing or baiting or taunting a member of either team
b) disrespectfully addressing an official, or gesturing in such a manner as to indicate resentment towards an official

Consistent with FIBA Official Basketball Rules, Ontario Basketball disapproves of any form of taunting which is intended or designed to embarrass, ridicule or demean others under any circumstances including on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin, class age, family status, sexual orientation, physical appearance, religion, or disability.
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
30. Spectator engages in a fight outside the definition of the game but within the jurisdiction of the game management committee.
This is for a team official, coach, assistant coach, manager, trainer etc. that engages in a fight before or after the game but on the game site premises
Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
31. Spectator who is disqualified or ejected from the game for intentionally contacting an official.Immediate ejection from game, ejection from remainder of sanctioned event (i.e. remaining OBL, OSBA or tournament games that weekend) and interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
32. Any spectator who is disqualified/ejected from the game for any reason and fails to leave the entire facility completely with no return.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and ProceduresSuspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R
33. Any spectator who acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, Ontario Basketball published rules, policies or practices.Interim suspension, pending review in accordance with the Fair Play Policy and Procedures.Suspension of up to 1 yearUp to lifetime suspensionN/R

Reviewed October 15, 2019 by Ontario Basketball Board of Directors
Approved November 6, 2014 by Ontario Basketball Board of Directors