The League Rules

Game Rules: 3x3

AGE / GRADE: 8 – 9 years old / 3rd and 4th grade

PLACEMENT: Team placement is determined by a combination of age and skill level. Skilled players may be moved up a level. Age is recorded as age on Sept. 1 of the session year.

BALL SIZE: 28.5”

COURT & BASKET HEIGHT: full-court / 10’

TEAM SIZE: 3 on 3, at least 4-5 players per team

GAME TIME: 2 halves of 10 minutes each; 3-minute half-time break. The clock will run except for half marks, substitutions, time outs, injuries, foul shots and the last 2 minutes of each half. (TOTAL 30-36 min.)

POINTS: Inside arc = 2 point. Outside arc = 3 points.

POSESSION: Games begin with center jump. Alternating possessions used for jump balls and start of each quarter.

PRESSING: Full-court press is not allowed.

DOUBLE-TEAMING: Allowed.

5-SECOND VIOLATION: Called when the offensive player is immediately guarded, and is inactive (is not dribbling, passing, or shooting) for more than five seconds. Also, players have 5 seconds to inbound the ball.

FOULS: 6 allowed per half. With 7th team foul, opponent will receive a 1-and-1 free throw. With 10th foul, opponent will receive 2 foul shots.

OVERTIME: 1 overtime; 2 minutes

TIMEOUTS: 6 total per team, per game: three @ 30 seconds. During an overtime period each team receives 1 additional 30-second timeout.

Game Rules: 5x5

AGE / GRADE: 10 – 14 years old / 5th thru 8th grade

PLACEMENT: Team placement is determined by a combination of age and skill level. Skilled players may be moved up a level. Age is recorded as age on Sept. 1 of the session year.

BALL SIZE: 28.5” – 5/6th Division; 29.5” – 7/8th Division

COURT & BASKET HEIGHT: full-court / 10’

TEAM SIZE: 5 on 5, 4 on 4 (depending on number of participants)

GAME TIME: 4 quarters of 6 minutes each; 2-minute half-time break. The clock will run except for quarter marks, substitutions, time outs, injuries, foul shots and the last 2 minutes of each half. (TOTAL 35-41 min.)

POSESSION: Games begin with center jump. Alternating possessions used for jump balls and start of each quarter.

DEFENSE: Zone defense allowed.

PRESSING: During last 2 minutes in Quarter 2 and 4, full court pressing allowed. If a team has built a lead of 12 points or more, full-court press is not allowed.

DOUBLE-TEAMING: Allowed.

5-SECOND VIOLATION: Called when the offensive player is immediately guarded, and is inactive (is not dribbling, passing, or shooting) for more than five seconds. Also, players have 5 seconds to inbound the ball.

FOULS: 6 allowed per half. With 7th team foul, opponent will receive a 1-and-1 free throw. With 10th foul, opponent will receive 2 foul shots.

OVERTIME: 1 overtime; 2 minutes

TIMEOUTS: 4 total per team, per game: two @ 30 seconds (half) and two @ 60 seconds (full). During an overtime period each team receives 1 additional 30-second timeout.