Malta Basketball Association

Team Uniform Accessories Regulations 2017/2018

Attention:

ACCESSORIES restrictions:

Please note that for season 2017/2018, the following restrictions regarding game accessories should apply for the main local leagues

Players shall not wear equipment (objects) that may cause injury to other players however the following are permitted:

1. Shoulder, upper arm, thigh or lower leg protective equipment provided that the material is sufficiently padded.

2. Arm compression sleeves of any length in black, white or the dominant team uniform colour as shirts but one same colour for all players of the team.

3. Leg compression sleeves of any length in black, white or the dominant team uniform colour as shorts but one same colour for all players of the team. A combination of sleeves can be used. It is no longer a requirement that there must be a visible space on the player’s leg.

4. Knee braces if they are properly covered.

5. Protector for an injured nose, even if made of a hard material.

6. Non-coloured transparent or white mouth guard.

7. Spectacles, if they do not pose a danger to other players.

8. Headbands, maximum 7 cm in width, made of non-abrasive, unicolour cloth, pliable plastic or rubber in black, white or the dominant team uniform colour as shirts but one same colour for all players of the team.

9. Wristbands, maximum of 10 cm wide textile material of the black or white or the dominant team colour as shirts, but one same colour for all players of the team.

10. Taping of arms, shoulders, legs etc. in black, white or the dominant team colour as shirts, but one same colour for all players of the team.

11. Ankle braces of the transparent or black or white but one same colour for all players of the team.

12. With regards to socks all players on the team should have the same colour of socks and the socks must be visible – i.e. low-cut socks are not allowed.

Kindly note:

If the official team shirts have sleeves (i.e. are not vests) they must end above the elbow. Long sleeves shirts are not permitted.

Headgear, black or white or the dominant uniform colour as shirts but one same colour for all players on the team. The headgear cannot cover any part of the face entirely or partially (eyes, nose, lips etc.) and cannot be dangerous to the player wearing it and/or to other players. The headgear cannot have opening/closing elements around the face and/or neck and cannot have any parts extruding from its surface

All accessories must be of the same colour for all players of the team (either black, white or team uniform dominant colour).

The FIBA rules do not allow a player to wear a T-shirt under the game jersey.

However, in Malta, since that in certain instances, the players’ uniforms for youth players do not always fit properly, wearing a T-shirt may be allowed at levels of play up to and including under 19 if it is the same dominant colour as the shirts and the sleeves are hemmed and not frayed. Long sleeved shirts will not be permitted. Wearing a T-shirt (or “loose-fitting” shirt of any kind) under the game jersey will not be allowed at levels higher than under 19.

However, in Malta in the case of games above the Under 19 level, we may allow:
• A compression undershirt with short sleeves or sleeveless only, if it is the same dominant colour as the shirts, or black, or white, but all players on the team must wear the same colour.  “Compression” garments ARE NEVER LOOSE-FITTING (i.e. if it is loose, it is not compression and must be removed.)!!

 

Please note the following three examples below which provide further information regarding the above.

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