Rules Updates for 2004-05 Season

 

The Foley Division will change games from two twenty-minute halves to four ten-minute quarters.  The last three minutes of the final quarter will be stop time, with full court pressure allowed.

 

The following clarifications apply to the Curran Division:

 

 

1.     Playing time – each kid is supposed to play an equal amount of time.  We break the game into eight segments to make it easier to substitute and assure equal distribution of minutes.  I am asking our score keeper to track the periods that kids play, to enforce this rule.  The table below should inform you as to how many periods a kid should play, depending on how many are available.  If player #1 is your best player, he/she can play 4 periods if all 10 kids show up, 5 if 9 kids show up, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Player

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

10

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

number        9

5

5

5

5

4

4

4

4

4

n/a

of            8

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

n/a

 

players        7

6

6

6

6

6

5

5

n/a

 

 

6

7

7

7

7

7

6

n/a

 

 

 

5

8

8

8

8

8

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Half-court press – teams may come out of the zone and press in the half court when they are down by six or more points, and may continue to press until they catch up.  They must initiate the press, however, when they are down 6 or more, and must continue to apply it in order to preserve the ‘right’ to apply it.  If your team is down 6 but manages to close the gap to less than 6 points without applying the press, you may not reserve the right to press at a later time.