|November & December Upper League
a. An adult should run the digital scoreboard to keep games on schedule on the hour every hour. Respect the drop dead time on the hour.
b. Games are made up of four 8-minute running clock quarters. 5 minute break for halftime. Clock is kept on the sideline by a parent. Use digital game and score clocks provided. Total game time should be approximately 45 minutes (includes timeouts factored in there) with transition allowed between games.
c. Two 30 sec timeouts allowed per game.
d. ½ Court Man-to-man defense Only – Defense should pick up at the 3point line extended. No double teams except in the key area - Teams should line up before each quarter and identify who they are guarding. If a team only has a few subs, then they may sub at dead balls and ask the ref to hold the ball.
e. Jump ball to start the game
f. One coach/parent for each team may be on the court to coach and referee the game.
g. Fouls & Violations - traveling, etc. are whistled only as required to keep the game under control and can maintain possession and used as a teaching tool. Starting week 4 referees will change possession on all violations.
h. Shoot 2 free throws on a shooting foul – have shooter stand at free throw line or 1’ in front, depending upon ability *
i. All players are to get equal playing time unless your roster is 9 players or less or for disciplinary reasons.
j. All other rules are based on high school rules and enforcement will be gauged on player’s ability and grade level. Coaches should meet before game and discuss how tight or how loose the game will be refereed.
|January & February Lower League K-3
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