Basketball Rules

4-5 Division

  • Games will be played full court with 12 minute halves and a 2 minute half time.
  • Each team will place 5 players on the court.
  • Game begins with a jump ball.
  • Rim height is 8 ft
  • The official ball size 27.5″.
  • Illegal defenses:
    • No full or half-court presses.  After a team scores, they must immediately run down and set up for defense.
    • Only one player may defend the ball carrier.  Swarming the ball carrier is not permitted.
    • No stealing or swiping at the ball.  Ball carriers must be allowed to dribble the ball.
    • Defensive players may not swat the ball during a shot.
  • Accepted defenses:
    • Defenders may steal a pass after it has left the passers hands
    • Defend with the body and with arms extended straight up or out
    • Body shadowing a ball carrier is accepted to prevent the ball carrier from dribbling toward the basket.
  • Substitutions must be made during dead balls
  • The time keeper will let you know when a half is midway through in case you want to make substitutions.
  • 2 timeouts per game
  • No tournament for this division

6-7 Division

  • Games will be played full court with 12 minute halves and a 2 minute half time.
  • Each team will place 5 players on the court.
  • Game begins with a jump ball.
  • Rim height is 8 ft
  • The official ball size 27.5″.
  • Illegal defenses:
    • No full or half-court presses.  After a team scores, they must immediately run down and set up for defense.
    • Only one player may defend the ball carrier.  Swarming the ball carrier is not permitted.
    • No stealing or swiping at the ball.  Ball carriers must be allowed to dribble the ball.
    • Defensive players may not swat the ball during a shot.
  • Accepted defenses:
    • Defenders may steal a pass after it has left the passers hands
    • Defend with the body and with arms extended straight up or out
    • Body shadowing a ball carrier is accepted to prevent the ball carrier from dribbling toward the basket.
  • Substitutions must be made during dead balls
  • The time keeper will let you know when a half is midway through in case you want to make substitutions.
  • 2 timeouts per game
  • No tournament for this division

9U (9 and under division)

  • Games will be played full court with 12 minute halves and a 2 minute half time.
  • Each team will place 5 players on the court.
  • Game begins with a jump ball.
  • Rim height is 9ft
  • The official ball size 28.5″.
  • No full or half-court presses.  After a team scores, they must immediately run down and set up for defense.
  • Substitutions must be made during dead balls
  • Only one player may defend the ball carrier.  No swarming.
  • The time keeper will let you know when a half is midway through in case you want to make substitutions.
  • 2 timeouts per game during season, 3 timeouts during tournament
  • Fouls on shots will give shooter two shots on the free-throw line.
  • Tournaments are typically played during the last two weeks of the season and vary depending on the number of teams in the division.

12U (12 and under division)

  • Full-court, half-court and swarm presses are only allowed in the last 2 minutes of a half.
  • Games will be played full court with 12 minute halves and a 2 minute half time.
  • Each team will place 5 players on the court.
  • Game begins with a jump ball.
  • Rim height is 10ft
  • The official ball size 28.5″.
  • Substitutions must be made during dead balls
  • 2 timeouts per game during season, 3 timeouts during tournament
  • The time keeper will let you know when a half is midway through in case you want to make substitutions
  • Tournaments are typically played during the last two weeks of the season and vary depending on the number of teams in the division.