LEAGUE RULES: Grades K-2  3 on 3

 

Goal Height: 8 feet (Grades K-2); Grade 2 can have 8.5 if preferred

Ball Size: 27.5 size ball (Junior Ball)

 

1. A team must start with three players. Game time is forfeit time.

2. A game consists of two 18-minute halves with a continuous running clock stopping on the

referee’s whistle for injuries, time-outs, and in the last 30 seconds of each half.

3. Overtime begins with a jump ball and will be sudden death--the first team that scores (free

throw or field goal) wins. (No extra timeouts will be awarded for OT.)

4. Each team has two time-outs per half: one 1-minute and one 30-second. Unused time-outs

do not carry over to the next half. No extra timeouts will be awarded for Overtime(s).

5. Half-time is three minutes long.

6. Only half-court man-to-man defenses are allowed. Therefore, there will be no back-court

guarding and no double teaming near half-court. The only time a double team can occur is in

the free throw lane area.

7. NEW RULE: Defensive 3-second rule will be called against any defensive player who is not

guarding the ball or a player and is standing in the lane for three consecutive seconds.

Penalty: two free throws and the ball.

9. Players will not foul out on their fifth foul, but the opponent will be given two shots on the

sixth foul and beyond and be awarded possession of the ball. Opposing coach can choose their

free throw shooter.

10. All players should have equal playing time.

11. The scoreboard will never show more than a 15-point differential.

12. The bonus one-and-one free throw will be shot on the seventh foul, and the double bonus

will be shot on the tenth foul.

13. Free throws will be shot from 12 feet rather than 15 feet.

14. Teams may press the last minute of the game.

15. Coaches must remain in a “Coaching Box” which extends to both ends of each team’s

bench. Only the Head Coach can stand and coach during the game. Two assistants will be

allowed on the bench, and they must remain seated during play. After one technical foul on a

coach, that coach must stay seated.

16. Team listed first is the home team, will wear the light colored jerseys, and will sit to the

right of the score table (facing table from floor). Teams will warm up opposite of their bench.

17. Both teams shake hands after a game.

18. Please direct all other rules related questions to Jamie O’Neal.

LEAGUE RULES:  Grades 3-8

 

Goal Height: 10 feet (Grades 5-8); 9 feet (Grades 3-4)

Ball Size: Regulation (Grades 3-6 Boys will use 28.5 size ball)

 

1. A team must start with five players. Game time is forfeit time.

2. A game consists of two 20-minute halves with a continuous running clock stopping on

the referee’s whistle for injuries, time-outs, in the last minute of the

half, and in the last minute of the game.

3. Overtime begins with a jump ball and will be one minute. The second overtime will

be sudden death--the first team that scores (free throw or field goal) wins. (No extra

timeouts will be awarded for overtime.)

4. Each team has two time-outs per half: one 1-minute and one 30-second.

Unused time-outs do not carry over to the next half.

5. Half-time is three minutes long.

6. Full-court and half-court man-to-man and zone defenses are allowed. (EXCEPTION:

Grade 3 girls can only play full court defenses in the second half.)

7. The scoreboard will never show more than a 20-point differential.

8. The bonus one-and-one free throw will be shot on the seventh foul, and the double

bonus will be shot on the tenth foul.

9. Players will foul out on their fifth foul.

10. It is recommended that each player on the team play a minimum of 15 minutes.

11. Team listed first will be the home team, will wear the light colored jerseys, and will

sit to the right of the score table (facing table from floor).Teams will warm up opposite

of their bench.

12. Coaches must remain in a “Coaching Box” which extends to both ends of each

team’s bench. Only the Head Coach can stand and coach during the game. Two

assistants will be allowed on the bench and they must remain seated during play.

After one technical foul on a coach, that coach must stay seated.

13. Both teams shake hands after a game.

14. Grades 3-4 and Grade 5 girls: Free throws will be shot from 13.5 feet rather than 15

feet to encourage proper form.

15. If there are any questions concerning the rules, please direct all questions to

Jamie O’Neal.

16. All other rules for this grade level will align with the National Federation of High School Associations Basketball Rule Book

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