Game time: 18 minute halves, running clock, clock stops last minute each half. 4 minute halftime.
Person to person defense only. No zones or double teams.
“Help” Defense is allowed, but once the recovery is made, the helping defender MUST retreat to their original player. Warning for first offense; technical for repeated offenses after discussion with coach.
No pressing until last 2 minutes of each half (5th and 6th grade only)
Overtime is 2 minutes - start/stop. 2nd OT is same. 3rd OT is sudden death first to score wins.
Each team will be allowed 3 timeouts per game, one additional timeout for OT.
All decisions are final by referees - no protests.
Home team (top team in bracket) provides game ball.
Home team (top team in bracket) should wear school color jersey, Away team should be wearing white/neutral jersey.
Awards given for 1st through 3rd place. Only 12 awards per team
Free Throws: Bonus shots will be awarded on the seventh team foul; double bonus on the tenth team foul each half. 3rd and 4th grade can move up at referees discretion.
Technical Fouls: Two points and the ball will be awarded to the opposing team (do not shoot free throws on technical fouls).
Ejection Policy: Any player, coach or spectator who has been ejected from a contest is declared to be ineligible for the remainder of that contest AND the next scheduled contest. Any player, coach or spectator ejected for flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct will be ejected for the remainder of the entire competition.