League Rules

Goals:

  1. Have Fun
  2. Build Self-esteem
  3. Teach fundamental basketball skills
  4. Promote team play

Facilities/Equipment:

  1. Ball / Rim
  • 5/6 clinic ball-youth / eight feet/ use of lane for defense only
  • 7-8 instructional ball- women's (28.5) / nine feet /no full court press
  • 9-10 Boys women's (28.5) / full court only the last two minutes of forth quarter
  • 11-12 Boys official / full court press last two minutes of forth quarter
  • 13-14 Boys official (29.5) / ten feet

We will follow the National High School Federation Rules with the following exceptions:

  1. Each game will consist of (4) four, (8) eight minute quarters. The clock will be a running clock that will only stop for time outs, injuries, substitutions, shooting fouls(clock will restart when referee hands the shooter the ball), and the last (2) two minutes of play. Breaks between the quarters will be one minute in length. Half time is five minutes in length or what time allows. If the game is tied at the end of regulation, there will be a (2) minute overtime period. If the game is still tied it will be recorded as a tie.
  2. Each team is allowed (2) two time outs per game. No carryover. Each time out is one minute in length. Overtime each team will receive (1) one, (1) one minute timeout.
  3. There will be a break after (4) four minutes of play for substitutions. Please have players ready. All players must play at least half or the equivalent amount of time based on the number of players at the present game. Remember this not a time out. There are no substitutions allowed. unless there is an injury.
  4. If a team is leading by (10) or more points, full court press will not be allowed.
  5. The clock will stop the last two minutes of the forth quarter on the whistle for a foul or violation, and in overtime.
  6. Fast breaks are allowed and encouraged.
  7. Defense

  • 5/6 Defenders must keep both feet in the lane area. No score or standings kept. Coaches are referees

  • 7/8 Man to Man defense only. Defenders must stay behind the top of the key extended. (Imaginary straight line from sideline to sideline from the top of the 3pt. arc) No isolation plays for the best player. We are trying to instill proper defensive positioning. Slide your feet. No traps or double teams. No three's. No standings. Coaches are referees. Home team must provide someone to keep score.

  • 9/10 Half court Man to Man defense only. No isolation plays for the best player. We are trying to instill proper defensive positioning. No traps or double teams. Three points allowed if court is marked. Age Group Coordinator will post standings for end of season tournament purposes. 10 point mercy rule in effect.

  • 11/12 Man to man defense only we are trying to instill proper defensive positioning. Slide your feet. No traps or double teams. Full court press is allowed the last two minutes of second and forth quarter. 10 point mercy rule.

*** 1st violation for failure to play man to man is delay of game

2nd and subsequent violations is direct technical to coach

  1. Only head coach and assistant are allowed on bench. All coaches must stay on sideline unless acting as referee or attending to injured player
  2. League commissioner will make any and all schedule changes/cancellations. Whenever AACPS are closed due to poor weather or holiday all practices and games are cancelled. Phone (410 222-7312) www.aacounty.org/recparks/cancellations
  3. League Commissioner must approve additional players to teams. All players must be registered with athletic committee