Basketball

Rules

Basketball Sizes:  ‐   K-5th grade use women's balls (28.5), 6th grades will use regulation balls (29.5)  

Goal Height

K‐1 leagues will shoot on 8’ goals.

2nd grade and up will shoot on 9' goals 

3td grade and higher will shoot on regulation 10' goals

TIME

Kindergarten -2nd grade will consist of two sixteen-minutes halves. 3rd grade and older games will play 4 quarters of 8 minutes each to make it close to UIL rules.  The clock will run continuously and stop only  during time‐outs and the last two minutes of  every quarter on dead balls and whistles.    - If a twenty‐point lead occurs, the clock will run continuously during the last two minutes.    - The clock will not stop in K‐1 games.   

GAME DAY 

There will be two minutes between halves and a minimum of four minutes between games.  The  Courts reserves the right to alter times if games should run late with adequate warm‐up time being  allowed.  The only time a game will start early is if both coaches agree.

Free throw distance:   

2nd grade will shoot from the “volleyball line” which is a distance of 8’.  The shooter may  land on the line but not completely past the line.   

3rd  from the 12' line

4th grade and up will shoot from the regular free throw line. 

For lane purposes, the player closest to the basket may line up below the low block..

The shooter may land on the line but not completely past  the line

Fouls on K & 1st will be a throw in and reestablish play.. 

COURT 

Kindergarten-2nd grade play sideline to sideline, 3rd grade and up  play full court.

LEVELS

Coed league boys and girls play at all current grade levels. Players are allowed to play up a grade. 

Girls will be given the option to play down a grade level.

Pressing:    - K‐2nd grade may not go past the top of the key extended. Offensive teams may not attempt to stall or  delay to circumvent this rule.  It is at the referee’s discretion if this is happening, and the ball may  be awarded to the defensive team.  - 3rd grade can pick up at ½ court and press full court in the last two minutes of the game only.  - 4th grade and up can pick up full court.

Pressing if a twenty‐point lead occurs:  - 2nd and 3rd grade league teams must drop back to the top of the key extended.  - 4th grade and above league teams must drop back to half court. 

Regular season games will end in a tie.  Playoffs will have a 2 minute overtime to determine a winner 

K & 1st grade have wristbands for required man to man coverage

Lane Violations:  - 2nd grade and under will have no three‐second‐lane violation.    - 3rd grade will use a five‐second‐lane violation.    - 4th grade and up will use the three‐second‐lane violation.   

PLAYOFFS

All teams make the playoffs.  Teams can opt out of the playoffs. Playoffs are the week after the regular season ends single elimination tournament. Teams may play 3 games in a day

In case of overtime, the first overtime period will consist of two minutes.  The second overtime  period will be a sudden death format.  The first team that scores will be the winner.  -

    

Fouls and Time outs

  • Teams will be allowed three time‐outs per game to be used at any time.  These timeouts will be for  thirty seconds.  Teams will be issued one additional time‐out for the overtime period.  Previous time  outs remaining will carry over to overtime periods.  - In the event that a team is leading by 20 or more points, The Courts strongly emphasizes that the  team leading not use remaining time outs unless it is for substitution purposes or in cases of  emergency.    
  • For 3rd grade and up a player with 6 fouls is out of the game. 2 technical founds and a player is out of the game. If a parent is ejected from a game the player is also removed immediately.

3rd and older all standard UIL rules apply with all fouls

FARM LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT: If a coach or Parent is ejected from a game for any abusive behavior towards another parent, coach, player, or umpire that parent AND his child will be suspended for that game plus  1 additional game. This accountability rule is in place to make the parents know if they go to far it will effect their kids, their team, and the other familes. The Farm league's goal is to make baseball a fun experience for everyone in the dugout and in the stands.