League Rules

Youth Basketball

Updated: Summer 2018


All Divisions

Basketball Size

  • High School Boys — Regulation Boys High School Basketball (29.5”)
  • 2nd – 8th Grade Boys — 28.5” basketball
  • 2nd – High School Girls — 28.5” basketball

Time-outs

  • HS:  2 time-outs per half; 1 time-out per overtime; no carryover
  • 5th- 8th:  2 30-sec time-outs per half (no carryover); 1 full timeout (carryover)
  • 2nd-4th:  2 30-sec time-outs per half (no carryover); 1 time-out per overtime (no carryover)

Pressing

  • Teams may NOT press once ahead by 20 points

Roster Limitations

  • Players may NOT play on 2 teams within the same age group and same ability level / division
  • The player in the highest school grade determines level of team.

Overtime

  • 1st OT - 2 minutes
  • 2nd OT - Sudden Death


High School Divisions

Timing

  • Games will consist of two (2) 20-minute running clock halves.  2 minute overtime will be stop clock.
    • EXCEPTION:  Last 2 minutes of 2nd half with a 10 point spread or less

Foul Shots                                                        

  • Shot on ALL Shooting Fouls
  • Double bonus of each half (NO one-and-one)


5th - 8th Grade Divisions

Timing

  • Games will consist of two stop clock halves
    • EXCEPTION:  30 point spread
  • 5th & 6th Grade — Two (2) 12-minute halves
  • 7th & 8th Grade — Two (2) 14-minute halves


1st - 4th Grade Divisions

Timing

  • Games will consist of four (4) 10-minute running clock quarters
  • EXCEPTION:  Last 2 minutes of 2nd half with a 10 point spread or less
  • EXCEPTION:  Clock will stop on all substitutions

Goal Height

  • 2nd Grade - 8 feet
  • 3rd Grade - 9 feet
  • 4th Grade - 10 feet (free throws can be shot at either the 12 ft. or 15 ft. line)

If grades are combined, the goals will be set at the regulation height for the highest grade level.  Coaches of the lower grade level may request their goal to be lowered to the regulation height for their grade level.  Requests must be made with the Front Desk Supervisor a minimum of 5 minutes before game time.

Substitution Rules

  • ALL Players must start one (1) quarter per game
  • Substitution may occur freely

Double Team/Pressing

  • Full Court pressing will not be allowed
    • EXCEPTION:  Full court man to man defense will be allowed by either team during the final 2 minutes of the game, only when there’s a 10 point spread or less  (This exception does not apply to 2nd grade teams)
  • Teams must play man-to-man defense
  • Double teams and traps are not allowed except in the lane