1. MANDATORY MEETING
All captains must attend a mandatory meeting on the first Friday of practice week. The following times are available: 3:00pm or 4:00pm. The meeting must be attended by the captain or a team representative.
2. THE TEAM
Five players shall constitute a team. A minimum of four (4) are needed to start / continue a game. If the team is not ready to play by game time, the team shall forfeit. There is a ten (10) player one game roster limit.
3. THE GAME
Games shall consist of two (2) eighteen (18) minute halves (running time) with two (2) time-outs per game. Each team time out will last no more than one (1) minute. An official’s time-out shall be called in case of injury, emergency, or incident and it shall be the judgment of the referee that will determine the length of the time-out. Time-out between halves shall be three (3) minutes worth one
(1) Minute intervals preceding each over time period.
A) The clock is stopped when the ball is dead during the last two (2) minutes of the final half and also during the two (2) minute over-time period.
B) In case of a tie game, there shall be a two (2) minute (stop time) over-time period, with the team that is ahead at the end of play declared the winner. Each team is allowed one time-out per over-time period and in case of a tie, another will follow until a winner is determined.
Free substitution shall be permitted during the game. SUBSTITUTIONS MAY ONLY ENTER THE GAME AT THE OFFICIAL’S SIGNAL
A) All substitutions must enter from the scorer’s table. Violation – technical foul.
5. PERSONALS FOULS
A) No free throw will be awarded for non-shooting fouls for the first five total fouls of each half (all fouls included except technical fouls)
B) After the first five fouls, during the last two (2) minutes of the game, and for any over-time period, the one-and-one free throw will be awarded for all non-shooting fouls.
C) For all common fouls before the bonus, the ball will be awarded to the offended team out of bounds nearest the spot where the foul occurred. The official must handle the ball before a throw in is allowed.
D) Fouls committed during the act of shooting will be administered as follows:
i) One (1) free throw after a successful field goal attempt.
ii) Two (2) free throws after an unsuccessful try for a goal.
i) Technical Fouls – one (1) free throw and the ball out of bounds at mid-court.
ii) Flagrant Technical Foul – two (2) free throws and the ball out of bounds, player disqualified.
iii) Intentional Foul – two (2) free throws and the ball out of bounds.
iv) Double Foul – jump ball.
F) Technical Foul on coach or team attendant – two (2) free throws and ball out of bounds at mid court.
6. TECHNICAL FOULS
Technical Fouls. The offended team shall receive one (1) or two (2) free throws and the ball out of bounds at mid court. A technical foul is not a personal foul or a team foul.
7. CONTROL FOULS
Player control fouls shall be awarded out of bounds to the defensive team at the spot nearest to where the foul occurred.
8. OUT OF BOUNDS THROWS
The official shall hand the ball to the thrower for all out of bounds throws except after a score.
9. BALL STRIKING THE BASKET
A ball striking the side or the underside of the backboard shall be in play. A ball that strikes the basket supports or a ball that cross over the backboard shall be out of bounds even if it does not touch the supports.
10. THE FIVE SECOND RULE
A held ball in the mid-court area occurs after (5) seconds, during which a closely guarded player dribbles and/or holds the ball without attempting to initiate any offense or advance the ball out of the mid-court area. The five (5) second count may include a combination of dribbling and holding the ball. Closely guarded is defined as an opposing player being within six (6) feet of the ball holder aggressively trying to secure possession.
11. THETEN SECOND BACK COURTRULE
The ten (10) second back court rule shall be enforced. If from the front court, a player passes the ball to a teammate who is in the air after leaping from the back court, it is officially in the back court.
12. THE THREE SECOND FREE THROW
The three (3) second free throw lane restriction applies to a player who has at least one (1) foot touching the boundary line.
A player who screens shall not:
A) When assuming a position at the side, back or front of a stationary opponent, make contact with opponent.
B) Take a position so close to a moving opponent that the opponent can not avoid contact by stopping or changing direction.
C) The speed of the player to be screened will determine where the screener may take a stationary position. This position will vary and may be one (1) or two(2) normal steps or strides for the opponent.
14. THROW IN
Throw in: The throw in begins when the passed ball touches, or is touched by an in bound player other than the opponent.
15. SIMULTANEOUS OUT OF BOUNDS
Out of bound. If the ball goes out of bounds and was last touched simultaneously by two opponents, both of whom are in bounds or out of bounds, or if the official is in doubt to who last touched the ball, or if the officials disagree, play shall be resumed by alternating possessions between the two involved teams.
16. DUNK SHOTS
Dunk Shots are allowed. However, excessive hanging on the rim wil be a VIOLATION: FLAGRANT TECHNICAL FOUL.
17. JUMP BALL
Jump Ball: Taken in center restraining circle between any two opponents:
-At the beginning of the game.
-At the beginning of each extra period of a tie game.
-When two opponents hit ball out of bounds simultaneously at beginning of game.
A) Each player must stay in that half of the restraining circle which is farthest from his basket and all other players must remain stationary and outside the restraining circle until the ball has been released by the tossing official.
B) Neither player jumping may tap the ball more than twice.
C) The two jumpers cannot gain possession of the ball until it has either touched the floor or touched another player.
18. OUT OF BOUNDS
Out of Bounds. Ball or player with the ball is out of bounds when either bounced or steps on or over the boundary line.
19. HANDLING THE BALL
Handling the ball: Any player may:
A) Throw, bat, bounce, hand, or roll the ball to another player, or shoot for a goal.
B) Take or tap the ball from an opponent.
C) Advance the ball by a bounce or dribble.
D) Hold ball for less than five (5) seconds out of bounds, ten (10) seconds on a free throw, five (5) seconds if in bounds and closely guarded. If player is not closely guarded, he may hold ball indefinitely while in bounds.
A) Holding the ball too long.
B) Traveling with the ball.
C) Entering restraining circle before ball has been tapped on a jump ball.
D) Double dribble (terminating the dribble, then dribbling again).
E) Step on, or over restraining line on a free throw until ball leaves the hands of the free throw shooter.
i) If committed by defense when free throw is missed, substitute free throw is awarded.
ii) If committed by offense when free throw is made, basket does not count.
iii) If simultaneously then cancel call.
F) Three seconds in the lane. – Player remains in free throw lane in his front court for more than three seconds if his team is in possession of the ball and there is no try for goal.
G) Guarding a player within three feet of boundary line when out of bounds space is limited to guard the throw in or to receive a pass.
H) Reaching over the boundary lines to guard the throw in or to receive a pass.
PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS A-H:
Opponents take ball out of bounds at out of bounds spot closest to where violation occurs except on free throw lane violations where the ball is in bounded from the free throw line extended.
ADDITIONAL PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS G-H:
Repeated infractions of violations will constitute a delay of game foul – one technical foul.
A Player shall be removed from the game under the following situations:
a) A player receiving a fifth personal foul.�
b) A player receiving a second technical foul.�
c) A player intentionally striking another player, a spectator, or an official.�
d) A player who in the judgment of the officials has committed a flagrant foul.�
e) If a player is disqualified for any unsportsmanlike act, he will be suspended from
league play until reinstated by the Recreational Sports Department
21. Additional NCAA rules:
a) If a player is fouled while attempting a three-point shot, he will be awarded three free throw attempts.
b) Opposing team will be awarded two free throw attempts after the tenth team foul.
* All rules not covered by this supplement shall be governed by the official N.C.A.A. Basketball Rule Book.