Game Format

  • All Basketball Leagues are single-opponent; teams will play one game per week.
  • All Basketball Leagues use a Games Coordinator (GC)
  • All Basketball Leagues use a weekly time slot of 1.00 hour.
  • The total floor time consists of a warm-up, two 25 minute halves and a 5 minute half time.
    • In regular season games, ties are allowed. There is no overtime period.

Season Length

  • All 9 Week Basketball leagues use the following structure:
    • 7 weeks of regular season games.
    • 2 weeks of playoff games.
  • All 8 Week Basketball Leagues use the following structure:
    • 6 weeks of regular season games.
    • 2 weeks of playoff games.
  • There may be instances where byes are scheduled due to facility availability, meaning the season may be played over 9-12 total weeks. 
  • In rare cases, games may be played on long weekends or holidays.


  • Playoff Format:
    • All teams are guaranteed 2 playoff games.
    • Only the top 4 teams will compete for the league championship.
    • League champs will receive t-shirts that can be picked up from the Season-end Party.
    • There are no ties in playoffs. 
      • Due to the possibility of overtime, halves are shortened to allow for a 5 minute overtime period.
      • A tip-off at centre will start the overtime period. 
      • The first team to 2 baskets (4 points) wins the game.


 Format Ideal Roster Size
(F) = Female
Total # of Players
Required on the Court
Min # of Females
Required on the Court
Max # of M/X
Allowed on the Court
5 vs. 5 10-11 (4 F) 5 2 3
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players you can have on the roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have 5 players confirmed on the roster in MyESSC. This number is equal to the total number of players required on the court in the above chart.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
    • Minimum female requirements are inclusive of anyone who identifies as female (i.e. players who identify as M or X do not count towards F minimums).
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyESSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that are not listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.