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ARTICLE  IV: Playing Rules

 

B.

Time Outs

 

 

1.

There will be three time outs allowed per team per half consisting of 60 seconds each.  The timekeeper will sound the end of the time out at 45 seconds and the referee will allow an additional 15 seconds for the teams to get back on the floor.

 

 

2.

Time outs do not accumulate from the first half to the second half.

 

 

3.

Either team can call a time out when the ball is dead.

 

 

4.

When the ball is in play, only the team with possession can call time out.

 

 

5.

Substitutions are not to be used as a time out period.  Get players on and off the court quikly.  The clock does not stop during this period.

 

 

6.

In the event of an overtime, each team shall receive one time out.  Time outs may not be carried over from the game situation.

 

C.

Overtime

 

 

1.

In the event of an overtime, the coach may play any five players he chooses as long as they are still eligible.

 

 

2.

If the game goes into overtime, all foul shots will be shot unless there are less than seven team fouls from the previous half.

 

 

3.

The overtime will consist of 3 minutes (running time).  The clock will stop only for foul shots and time outs and in the last minute on all infractions.

 

 

4.

In case of a second overtime, the first team to score two points wins the game.  (The two points do not have to be consecutive).

 

D.

Zone Defense

 

 

1.

Zone defenses are STRICTLY ILLEGAL.  A strict player defense must be used with the following exceptions:

 

 

 

a.

When an offensive player is driving to the basket with the ball, he or she may be doubled or triple teamed once he or she is within 12 feet of the basket.  It will be the sole discretion of the officials as to whether a zone is being used. A warning will be issued for the first violation. This warning applies for the entire game. A technical foul will be issued for every violation committed after the first warning (Penalty: automatic one point with retaining possession of the ball).

 

 

 

b.

On-the-ball switching is allowed. Off-the-ball switching is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.

 

E.

Over and Back Rule

 

 

1.

The over and back is in effect at all age levels.

 

F.

Fouls

 

 

1.

After a team has committed six personal fouls in any half, the seventh team foul shall be a 1 + 1 situation, except shooting fouls and intentional fouls which are already two shot fouls.

 

 

2.

NO free throws are awarded for offensive fouls, but count against individual players and as team fouls.

 

 

3.

Flagrant fouls will be automatic points PLUS possession of the ball.  In addition, the player who committed the foul will be automatically ejected from the current game AND will be required to miss the next scheduled game.

   G. Screens

1.    No on the ball double screens will be allowed. Single screens only.

 

 

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