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.
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.