EQUIPMENT & COURT SPECIFICATIONS
Size of Ball: 29.5”
Height of Basket: 10’
Distance of 3 point Arc: 19’9”
Distance of Free Throw Line: 15’
Game Length: 4 periods, 8-minute length
Over Time (OT) Length: 4 minute period until game decided
Time Between Periods: 1 minute, 1 minute between OT period(s)
- Free Throw 1 point
- Field Goals: 2 points
- Field goals behind 3-point arc: 3 points
- 2x 60 second timeouts in first half
- 3x 60 second timeouts in second half (max 2 timeouts in final 2 minutes of game)
- 1x 60 second timeout per OT.
Start of Game Possession: Jump Ball
Playing Time: Coach’s discretion
Set Defense: All allowed throughout the competition at coaches discretion
Pressing Defense: Pressing allowed throughout the competition. Leading team may not extend the defense over half court when leading by 25 points or more
Double-Team/Crowding: Allowed throughout the competition at coaches discretion
Stealing From the Dribbler: Coaches discretion throughout the competition
Game Play Rules
Backcourt Timeline: 10 seconds
Shot Clock: 30 seconds. Full shot clock reset on rebounds and fouls
5 Seconds Closely Guarded: Only when offensive the player is holding the basketball
Clock Stoppage: On any dead ball
Length of Time for a Free-Throw: 8 seconds
Number of Players Permitted during Free Throw: Offense may have 3 players on the lane, including the shooter on Free-Throw Lane
Defense may have 3 players on the lane
Remaining players will be behind the 3-point arc
Players in lane may not cross lane until shooter has released ball
Shooter and players behind 3-point arc may not cross the line until ball hits the rim
- Either team may substitute when the clock is stopped
- Either team may substitute before the first free throw attempt or after the last free throw if made
- A non-scoring team may substitute after any field goal scored in the last 2 minutes of the 4th period and each extra period.
- If the non-scoring team substitutes the score team may also substitute.
Advancement of ball after a timeout: In the last 2 minutes of the 4th period and each extra period following after a Timeout a timeout, the ball will be inbounded from the offensive team’s frontcourt opposite the scorer’s table
Player-to-Player Defense (Man to Man):
- Each player is responsible for guarding and moving with one offensive player. This requires the defensive player to move according to the offensive player’s movements with or without the ball.
- The defensive player must stay on the same side of the court as the offensive player, divided by the rim line.
- If an offensive player with the ball advances past their defensive player, another defender may rotate to guard that offensive player – switching is allowed.
Pressing Defense: Defensive guarding, either on or off the ball, within the backcourt.
Double-Team/Crowding: Two or more defensive players guarding a single offensive player.