GAME RULES

All Age Divisions

Four 8 minute quarters with running clock. Automatic referee time out at 4:00 minute mark of each quarter for substitutes. Benches are cleared at each 4:00 minute mark

Each game will start with a jump ball. Subsequent periods will be started with a change of possession

3 timeouts per game. Each time out is 1 minute. Only a player on the court or the Head Coach can ask for a timeout

Each player must sit out at least 1 four minute period

Half time is 2 minutes

1st & 2nd Grade Division

Score is NOT kept

Backcourt defense is not allowed

No free-throws

3 seconds in the key is NOT called

Passes made by the Offense that go through the key may be intercepted by the Defense

Any loose balls may be recovered by the defense outside of the key

Weeks 1 – 12: Defense can be man-on-man or zone up to the free-throw line, extended

3rd & 4th Grade Division

Score is kept

3 seconds in the key is called

3 point shots are allowed

Technical fouls count as a personal and a team foul

Coaches can substitute freely only the last 2 minutes of each game

A player is removed from the game after receiving their 5th personal foul or second technical foul

Backcourt defense is not allowed except for the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter and entire Overtime periods

Teams will shoot a one-and-one on the 7th team foul, and teams will shoot two free throws on the 10th foul for both the first and second half

Overtime is 2 minutes and each subsequent Overtime period required is 1 minute

Week 1 – 3: Zone Defense may not extend above the free-throw line with the free-throw line extended to the sidelines

Week 4 and beyond: Zone Defense may not extend above the top of the 3-point line extended to the sidelines

5th & 6th Grade Division

All the above 3rd/4th Grade Division rules apply except for the Man to Man Defense can extend to half court all Season

Week 1 – 2: Defense cannot deny the pass to the player 1 pass away. Only the player with the ball can be defended man to man. The other 4 defensive players are to be in help-side defensive position

Violation of Week 1 – 2 rule: Play stops and the Offense takes the ball out on the sideline, above the free throw line extended

Week 3 and beyond: The pass to the player 1 pass away can be denied

No zone defenses are allowed