Last Updated: March 27, 2017

2nd Grade Boys Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

1.  General Rules

Games must start (9:10 AM) and finish (9:55 AM) on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach per team can be on the court.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with kid refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 27.5

No free throws - team is awarded one point and possession of the ball on all shooting fouls.

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (no overtime.)

Running time – clock only stops for substitutions and time outs.

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man defense inside of the three point arc (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to inside the arc.

5.  Referees

Kid referees will at times stop game to instruct players, but no change of possession will occur for violations (double dribble, traveling, etc…)

Two kid referees get paid $20 (each coach pays one of the refs.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

3rd Grade Boys Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Games must start (11:10 AM) and finish (11:55 AM) on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach can walk along sideline (not on the court) during the game.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard, and personal fouls.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with adult refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 28.5

No free throws - team is awarded one point and possession of the ball on all shooting fouls.

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (3 minute overtime if time allows.)

Running time – clock only stops for substitutions and time outs.

In last minute of the game, after dead ball, clock does not start until ball crosses mid court.

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man half court defense (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to half court.

5.  Fouls

Five personal fouls and player is out of the game.

Technical Fouls result in two points for opposing team and possession of the ball.

Technical Fouls count as a personal foul as well.

6.  Referees

One adult referee gets paid $40 (each coach pays $20.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

4th Grade Boys Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Practice and Warm Ups are from 12:00 – 12:25 PM.

Games must start by 12:25 PM and finish by 1:25 PM on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach can walk along sideline (not on the court) during the game.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard, and personal/team fouls.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with adult refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 28.5

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (3 minute overtime if time allows.)

Running time – clock only stops for free throws, substitutions, and time outs.

In last minute of the game, after dead ball, clock does not start until after ball crosses mid court.

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man half court defense (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to half court.

5.  Free Throws and Fouls

Free Throws can be taken from 12 feet.

Five personal fouls and player is out of the game.

Ten team fouls in a half result in two free throws.

Technical Fouls result in two free throws and possession of the ball.

Technical Fouls count as a personal and team foul as well.

6.  Referees

One adult referee gets paid $40 (each coach pays $20.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

5th Grade Boys Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Practice and Warm Up from 1:30 PM – 1:55 PM.

Games must start by 1:55 PM and finish by 2:55 PM on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach can walk along sideline (not on the court) during the game.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard, and personal/team fouls.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with adult refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 28.5

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (3 minute overtime if time allows.)

Running time – clock only stops for free throws, substitutions, and time outs.

In last minute of the game, after dead ball, clock does not start until ball crosses mid court.

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man half court defense (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to half court.

NO full court press.

5.  Free Throws and Fouls

Free Throws must be taken from regulation distance.

Five personal fouls and player is out of the game.

Ten team fouls in a half result in two free throws.

Technical Fouls result in two free throws and possession of the ball.

Technical Fouls count as a personal and team foul as well.

6.  Referees

One adult referee gets paid $40 (each coach pays $20.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

6th Grade Boys Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Practice and Warm Up from 4:30 – 4:55 PM

Games must start by 4:55 PM and finish by 6:00 PM on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach can walk along sideline (not on the court) during the game.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard, and personal/team fouls.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with adult refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 28.5

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (3 minute overtime if time allows.)

Running time – clock only stops for free throws, substitutions, and time outs

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man half court defense (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to half court.

Full Court Press allowed in last 5 minutes of the game (and overtime.)

If team is leading by 10 or more points they are not allowed to full court press.

5.  Free Throws and Fouls

Free Throws must be taken from regulation distance.

Five personal fouls and player is out of the game.

Ten team fouls in a half result in two free throws.

Technical Fouls result in two free throws and possession of the ball.

Technical Fouls count as a personal and team foul as well.

6.  Referees

One adult referee gets paid $40 (each coach pays $20.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

7th – 8th Grade Boys Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Games must start and finish on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach can walk along sideline (not on the court) during the game.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard, and personal/team fouls.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with adult refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is Official Men’s ball

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (3 minute overtime if time allows.)

Running time – clock only stops for free throws, substitutions, and time outs

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man half court defense (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to half court.

Full Court Press allowed in last 5 minutes of the game (and overtime.)

If team is leading by 10 or more points they are not allowed to full court press.

5.  Free Throws and Fouls

Free Throws must be taken from regulation distance.

Five personal fouls and player is out of the game.

Ten team fouls in a half result in two free throws.

Technical Fouls result in two free throws and possession of the ball.

Technical Fouls count as a personal and team foul as well.

6.  Referees

One adult referee gets paid $40 (each coach pays $20.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

2nd – 3rd Grade Girls Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Games must start (10:10 AM) and finish (10:55 AM) on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach per team can be on the court.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with kid refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 27.5

No free throws - team is awarded one point and possession of the ball on all shooting fouls.

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (no overtime.)

Running time – clock only stops for substitutions and time outs

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man defense inside of the three point arc (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to inside the arc.

5.  Referees

Kid referees will at times stop game to instruct players, but no change of possession will occur for violations, double dribble, traveling, etc…)

Two kid referees get paid $20 (each coach pays one of the refs.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.

 

4th-5th-6th Grade Girls Rules

Mission:  To create a fun and safe environment for participants of all abilities to have a positive basketball experience.

I.  General Rules

Practice and Warm Ups begin at 3:00 PM

Games must start by 3:25 PM and finish by 4:25 PM on time.

North side of St. Paul’s reserved for coaches, players, and scorekeepers. 

One coach can walk along sideline (not on the court) during the game.

Players not in the game & Asst Coaches must be seated on bench (not on the floor.)

Scorekeeper (adult) needs to keep track of score and time on scoreboard, and personal/team fouls.

Coaches must remain calm, limit yelling, and use good judgment at all times.

Equal playing time for ALL players.

NO arguing with adult refs.

NO blowouts – keep scores close.

Ball Size is 28.5

Three point made shots count as three points.

Clean up water bottles and trash after every game.

2.  Clock

Two 20 minute halves (3 minute overtime if time allows.)

Running time – clock only stops for free throws, substitutions, and time outs

In last minute of the game, after dead ball, clock does not start until ball crosses mid court.

Each team is allowed one 30 second time out each half.

3.  Substitution Rules

Equal playing time for all players.

If both teams have 10 or less players substitutions occur every five minutes.

If one or both teams have 11 or more players substitutions occur every four minutes.

 If one or both teams have less than 10 players, you must “double shift” all players equally.

4.  Defense

Must play man to man half court defense (no double teaming or trapping.)

On change of possession the defense must fall back to half court.

NO full court press.

5.  Free Throws and Fouls

Free Throws can be taken from 12 feet.

Five personal fouls and player is out of the game.

Ten team fouls in a half result in two free throws.

Technical Fouls result in two free throws and possession of the ball.

Technical Fouls count as a personal and team foul as well.

6.  Referees

One adult referee gets paid $40 (each coach pays $20.)

GCAA will reimburse coaches for all referees fees.

Remember to bring $20 cash each week.