Norfolk Youth Basketball League

Games Rules 2019/20


General Game Rules (applies to all age groups)

General Rules

10.1 Matches will be played with a running clock until the final two minutes of the last period when normal timing rules will apply unless one team is leading by 10 points or more.
10.2 To ensure games run on time all violations and dead-ball situations (e.g. free throw, substitutions, time outs etc) will need to be completed as quickly as possible.

Overtime

11.1 There will be a two-minute period of overtime in any matches ending in a tie. Teams will continue to play in the same direction as the second half. Normal timing regulations will apply.
11.2 If scores are still level the game will continue with a jump ball and the first team to score will be the winner. (Golden basket). Teams will continue to play in the same direction as the second half.

League Standings

12.1 2 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a loss and 0 for a forfeit.
12.2 Positions of tied teams in a group will be determined by the head to head result of their match and thereafter by points difference, then points score, or finally the toss of a coin.


U13 / U15 / U18 Competition Rules

13.1 Games will be played on a full-size court with a size 6 (U13) or 7 (U15/U18) indoor basketball.
13.2 Games will be of 4 quarters of 6 (U13) or 7 (U15/U18) minutes duration. There will be a 30 second interval between quarters with a 3-minute half-time.
13.3 Each team is permitted one time-out in each half of 30 second duration for which the clock will be stopped.

Official FIBA Basketball Rules (with modifications)

14.1 Free throws will be one throw for 2 points or 3 points.
14.2 Players will be fouled out after 4 personal fouls.
14.3 The team fouls penalty will apply after 4 fouls in a period of play.
14.4 Teams must play man-to-man defence (U13 / U15 only).
14.5 Coaches and referees should assist each other in applying these game conditions.
14.6 Where a team is winning by 15 points or more teams are encouraged not to play a full court press. Referees should assist the coach in applying this modification.


U11 Competition Rules

15.1 Games will be played cross-court with a size 5 indoor basketball.
15.2 Games will be 2 halves of 6 minutes duration, with a 2-minute interval at half time.

Official FIBA Mini-Basketball Rules (with modifications)

16.1 4 v 4 will be played.
16.2 Teams must play man-to-man defence. No double-team or screens are permitted.
16.3 Coaches and referees should assist each other in applying these game conditions.
16.4 Where a team is winning by 15 points or more teams are encouraged not to play a full court press. Referees should assist the coach in applying this modification.
16.5 The team fouls penalty will apply after 4 fouls in a period of play.
16.6 Any foul (not in the act of shooting) from that point onward is penalised with 1 point (i.e. the replacement of the free throw) and side-line possession.
16.7 When a player is fouled in the act of shooting and the shot scores the player is awarded 2 points and team possession at the side-line.
16.8 If the shot misses the player is awarded 1 point and team possession at the side-line.

Basketball Rules not applied

17.1 No timeouts.
17.2 No eight (8) seconds rule.
17.3 No rear court violation.
17.4 No twenty-four (24) seconds rule.
17.5 There are no free throws.
17.6 No 3-point shots are awarded.

Basketball Rules that are applied

18.1 A player inbounding the ball has 5 seconds to throw the ball to another player.
18.2 The 3 second rule can apply at the discretion of the referee.
18.3 A closely guarded player has 5 seconds to pass, dribble or shoot.
18.4 A player should leave the game after they have committed five fouls.

Basketball Rules that can be applied if required

19.1 In the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship it is expected that all players and coaches conduct themselves appropriately.
19.2 Unsportsmanlike, Disqualifying & Technical Fouls all appear in the Mini-Basketball rules, but their application should usually be unnecessary.
19.3 The officials can prevent technical fouls by giving warnings or even overlooking minor infractions which are obviously unintentional and have no direct effect upon the game, unless there is repetition of the same infraction after the warning.
19.4 Coaches should prevent unsportsmanlike, disqualifying & technical fouls by supporting the officials in their decisions and controlling the behaviour of the players.
19.5 Coaches can substitute a player immediately if he or she demonstrates any inappropriate behaviour.
19.6 Any deliberate or repeated non-cooperation or non-compliance with the spirit and intent of the game can be considered as a technical foul. The penalty for a technical foul is 2 points and possession awarded to the opposition.

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