GENERAL RULES FOR THE 12 TO 14 YEAR OLD DIVISION

1. The league is designed to give everyone in this division an opportunity to learn and play basketball.

2. All players must play a minimum of 5 minutes per half.

3. The game consists of (2) 20-minute running time halves.

4. Each team is allowed (2) time outs per half. The clock will stop during a time out.

5. Players are allowed 5 fouls before fouling out.

6. Foul language will not be tolerated and will be assessed a technical for each incident.

7. Fighting will also not be tolerated. Players involved in a fight will be ejected from the game. The league officers will review the incident with the players, coaches and referees and determine whether a 1 or 3 game suspension is warranted. The league reserves the right to expel a player form the league if they feel that the incident warrants such action.

8. Foul shots will follow college rules (2) shots for a shooting foul, 1 and 1 for non shooting fouls after the 7th team foul and (2) shots after the 10th team foul.

9. Games MUST start by 10 minutes after the hour. Time is limited and in order to stay on schedule coaches should immediately fill in the scorebooks.

10. There will be no overtime during the regular season. Games that are tied at the end of regulation will stay that way.

11. All teams make the playoffs

12. Teams must play a half court defense. Players must return to the defensive end when the ball changes hands. There is no stealing the ball in the front court.

13. The last (3) minutes of the game is played with stop clock time, and full court defense is permitted.

Remember that the players are children and are playing for their enjoyment, not yours.

   
   

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