Last Updated: 7/4/18
The rules for all leagues. (7/8th, 9-12th High School, and Senior
A copy of the rules should be printed and be at the scorer's table for any questions
which arise during a game.
Games will start at the tip time identified on the schedule.
- If a team doesn't have 5 players
by the tip-time a 5 minute grace period will be placed on the clock.
a. If there are not
5 players (even if some are documented "on the way") in the gym by the end of this grace period the game will be
deemed a forfeit. (We need to keep all these games moving and be consistent within this policy.) Players should
still divide up those in attendance and play a game. (Two 18 min running time halves) [If needed pull a player or
two from the previous game to have enough for a run.]
b. If a 5th player shows up during the grace
period the first three quarters will be 7 minutes instead of 8 minutes. (subs at 3:30)
- Normal High School Clock
8 Minute Stopped Time Quarters
- No Shot Clock
(The clock does
not stop after made baskets.)
- As always, the refs have the discretion to stop the clock for any
reason including to get subs in.
- All regular HS Rules (5 foul max, Technicals are also player
fouls, 7/10 bonus per half, etc.)
- A Technical Foul counts as a player foul and a team foul.
In the event a player gets two technical fouls in one game he will be disqualified from the current game and also
be suspended from the next game. (Whether it is a regular season or playoff game)
- Each team gets 2 timeouts a game.
- In (each)
overtime all team timeouts reset to 1 to start the overtime period.
- Any player can call
timeout on the floor or on the bench.
- Each player must play at least
4 minutes in each of the first 3 quarters and at least 3 minutes in the final quarter.
In the first 3 quarters each player must play either the first four minutes (8:00-4:00) or the last four minutes
- In the 4th quarter each player must play either the first three minutes
(8:00-5:00) or the second three minutes (5:00-2:00)
- In the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter
it is the discretion of the Captain who plays. (A Captain has the option of keeping the same players in at 2:00 and not making
- If a team has at least 6 players, each player must be out of the game
for at least one consecutive four minute shift in one of the first three quarters. (If a player is late for
a game and misses a four minute shift this suffices under the minimum sit time.)
- If a player
arrives late for the game he can play in the next four minute shift but not sub in during an existing shift. (i.e. if a player
arrives 2 minutes into the game he can play in the 4:00-0:00 shift that period but cannot play in the 8:00-4:00 shift)
Players should report to the scorer's table to sub at the 4:59 mark of the first 3 quarters and the 5:59 and
2:59 marks of the 4th quarter. (:59 before they are to enter the game)
* Player injury or
a player fouling out should be the only exception to the above PT requirements.
- The 4:00
Minute Mark of the first 3 quarters and the 5:00 and 2:00 mark of the 4th quarter are the only time for subs during the
- In the 3:00 overtime subs can be sent to the table at 1:30 if a team wishes.
However, please be aware the refs will only stop play during hard whistles. (times in a normal basketball game subs would
be allowed) In overtime there are not guidelines for subbing.
there are any situations not listed here under debate the judgment of the game officials is considered final.
There are no game protests or other challenges. Once a game is over it is final.
References to the "Captain" are for the High School & Senior League only. In these leagues a player serves
as the captain of the team responsible for managing the subs and any coaching. In the 7/8th league there is a non-player
coach for each team.