WINTER SPORTS PROGRAMS

BASKETBALL RULES

 (Leagues normally offered: 5 girls, 5 boys, 6 girls, 6 boys, 5/6 small school girls, 5/6 small school boys, 5/6 combo girls, 5/6 combo boys, 7 girls, 7 boys, 8 girls, 8 boys, 7/8 small girls, 7/8 small boys, 7/8 combo girls, 7/8 combo boys.)

 

  • Two game officials shall be assigned to league contests. Officials shall be paid the published amount according the fee schedule published by the officials’
  • Member institutions shall provide two persons at least 18 years old to serve as bookkeeper and clock operator.
  • League coaches must be outfitted in attire, which identifies the member institution they coach for, and they are responsible for having their players in proper
  • Teams who forfeit games shall be responsible for reimbursing assigned game officials. Repeated forfeiture of games will result in suspension from
  • Member institutions are responsible for keeping the playing floor free of debris during games and for having backboards and walls/stage edges properly
  • In the interest of good sportsmanship, stomping/striking bleachers, using noisemakers, and cheering/screaming at opponents (especially in a derogatory manner) is strictly prohibited. Penalties for violation of this rule shall be a warning by game administrator. The warning will be relayed through the head coach of the offending team. A future violation during the same game can result in the game administrator stopping the contest and issuing a forfeit to the offending
  • The length of games for all divisions shall be four
  • A maximum of 24 games may be played during the season. Tournaments count as 2
  • It is the responsibility of the Athletic Director to keep current with the arbiter.net (or official’s assignment web site).
  • Uniforms should have a legal basketball number on the front and back (1-5, 10-15,20-25,30-35,40- 45, and 50-55).
  • All teams must wear white colored jerseys at home and dark colored jerseys for away
  • All schools are asked to have a copy of these rules at the scorer’s table and in each
  • Schools have the option of conducting evaluations the week prior to the first week in November if the following conditions are met:
    1. Teams are not “announced” in any way, form, or fashion prior to the published calendar date each
    2. This is a period which each group is allowed a one and ½ hour evaluation period to enable AD’s to appropriately place a child on a
      1. Ex: 5th grade girls can gather for one and ½ hr the week before Nov. 1 to be “evaluated” by the AD/coaches/committee however evaluations are conducted at each site. These girls participating in these evaluations are not to be told which team they are on until the official practice date. These girls may not “practice” together again until after the official start of the season nor can they combine with another grade division so have another hour and ½ session this week.
  • When a team is entered in the instructional/combination league the following requirements must be met: School/church must have entered a team in either the large and/or small division; team entered in the instructional league must be balanced as evenly as possible (grade, talent, size, etc).
    1. The basketball for girls’ league is the same ball as is used for high school girls. The basketball for boys’ league games is the same as is used for high school
    2. League games shall be six-minute quarters. Overtime periods, if necessary shall be three minutes
    3. Three-point goals are allowed for all divisions.
    4. To control runaway scoring, a team with a 20-point lead or greater may not full-court press; a team with a 30-point lead or greater may not half-court trap or run a man-to-man defense (defense must stay within the 3-point arc). Repeated disregard of this rule can eventually result in forfeiture of the game.
  • Lassie/Peewee Division
    1. The basketball used for both boys’ and girls’ league is the same as is used for high school girls.
    2. League games shall be six-minute quarters. Overtime periods, if necessary shall be two minutes each.
    3. Three-point goals are allowed in all divisions.
    4. The foul shot line in the following divisions will be 12’ – 5th grade boys and girls, 5th & 6th grade small division boys and girls and the 5th & 6th grade COMBO boys and girls leagues.
    5. A player may elect to shoot from the 15’ line but in doing so, must shoot all shots from that penalty shot from the 15’ line for those series of free throws. Also, all rules regarding foul shots will be enforced from the 15’ line – they will not have the 3 feet area.
    6. 6th grade boys and girls league will use the regulation line (15’).
    7. To control runaway scoring, a team with a 20-point lead or greater may not full-court press; a team with a 30-point lead or greater may not half-court trap or run a man-to-man defense (defense must stay within the 3-point arc). Repeated disregard of this rule can eventually result in forfeiture of the game.
    8. The Lassie/Peewee COMBO leagues are the only leagues with a mandatory playing time requirement. Each player (dressed out) at the game is required to play one continuous full quarter of each game. Each head coach is to designate in the official scorebook the mandatory quarter in the appropriate quarter box in the scorebook. Each coach is asked to make this available to the opposing coach prior to the game. In the event a player gets hurt or fouls out during his/her mandatory quarter, and has to be removed from the game, that quarter shall count. The coach has in good faith tried to comply with the rule. Any school who does not comply by the rule, it is requested the opponent notify their Athletic Director and give copies of scorebook – the Athletic Director is asked to notify the PAA Board of Directors. Appropriate sanctions will be applied to the offending school.
  • Please note that this is NOT a rule the referees are to enforce. The scorekeeper (please use adults as requested) should notify the head coach if an “illegal” substitution is being attempted. Should the coach continue with the substitution and/or not IMMEDIATELY correct it, that game is subject to protest/forfeiture and sanctions taken against offending school and

PAA CHARLIE BROWN/LUCY LEAGUE BASKETBALL RULES

  • Athletic Directors have agreed to use the CBLL Subbing Pattern. All players present at the beginning of the game are assigned a number based on the number of players in attendance. Coaches are to complete the Pattern Sheet prior to the game and place copy of the scorer’s table. Substitutions are only allowed for: Injury, Fouling out of game or at the player request
  • Objectives:
    1. To teach basic basketball fundamentals in a recreational environment (stress the skills of dribbling, passing, rebounding & shooting).
    2. To teach the basic offenses and defenses (man to man, zones).
    3. To teach players the positions (point guard, wing, high post, low post) and to present it in such a way that all participants
    4. To teach team concepts (get away from the one-man shows, spend time teaching the players that is about “us” and not “me”).
  • Rules
    1. All divisions will play four (4) quarters (6 minutes in length) with the clock stopping on dead balls and at the 3 minute mark each quarter. The break at the 3 minute mark of each quarter is for player substitution according to the CBLL Subbing Pattern. Player transition/subs should be made as quickly as possible – should unnecessary delays occur, the official may issue a time-out after a warning has been
    2. Free throws for fouls will be shot during the game with the clock stopped. Free throws will be awarded for fouls where shots are made (one free throw), shooting fouls (two shots) and bonus situations (one and one). Teams will enter the bonus situation for team fouls 7 – 9 and upon reaching 10 fouls – 2 free throws will be awarded. Bonus situations are each
    3. One time out per half will be allowed. Time outs not used do not carry over to the next
    4. All field goals count 2 points. No 3 point field goals will be
    5. A coin toss will decide who takes the ball out to start the game. Possession arrows will determine possessions for the remainder of the
    6. The head coach will be allowed to stand in the coaching box unless the official deems it necessary that he/she be restricted to the
    7. One team is to provide a volunteer scorekeeper while the other team should provide a volunteer to run the
    8. Press Rule:
      • No full-court pressing is allowed in any division at any time.
      • For 3rd/4th grade divisions: During the game, half-court pressing is allowed by teams with a 0 – 14-point lead. Teams with a 15 point or greater lead will be required to play defense within the 3 pt. circle (if no 3 pt. circle exists, defense will be required to stay within the free throw lane).
      • For 1st/2nd grade divisions: During the game, full or half court pressing is not allowed at any time. Teams with a 15 point or greater lead will be required to play defense within the 3 pt. circle (if no 3 pt. circle exists, defense will be required to stay within the free throw lane). At the discretion of the official, if deemed unsportsman-like after the first warning, a 1-shot penalty may be assessed against the pressing team.
    9. Referees used must be registered with an approved officials association – either as active or inactive. Approved associations are TSSAA, MPSA or Metro Officials Association. If a referee holds membership in a different association – referee should contact league office with pertinent information regarding the association. That information will be reviewed by Board of Control and the association can possibly be added to the list of approved
    10. Consistent refereeing should occur. Referees will be instructed to let the players learn within reason and to call the game according to the level of play. As a general rule, fouls & violations will be called by referees especially when one team gains an advantage over the other. It should be understood by all that the children are just learning the game so every violation will not and cannot be called. Every effort will be made to call violations that give one team an advantage over the other.
    11. All referees will be paid the same amount per game – amount will be set by league office. Referees should complete a voucher pay sheet – athletic directors should fax these completed forms to the PAA office by NOON OF THE NEXT SCHOOL DAY following weekend play. (Fax to 901-373-1223).  Failure of a host site to submit vouchers by Monday at noon will result in a $25 fine per game on the second occurrence.
    12. If the game ends in a tie, one – 3-minute overtime period can be played. Each coach would receive one time-out to use during the overtime period. Should the overtime period end in a tie, there are no additional overtime periods. The game just ends in a tie.  Because all players should have received their 2 quarters of play, this period will not count towards the 2-quarter
  • Uniforms
    1. Uniforms should be kept very basic (t-shirt or singlet).
    2. Uniforms should have a legal basketball number on the front and back (1-5, 10-15,20-25,30-35,40-45, and 50-55). Teams should make every effort to make sure 2 players do not have the same jersey number – we will not penalize (by a technical foul) for having an illegal number since some schools use the same jerseys for multiple
    3. Every school should make an effort to have players in matching color shorts. P.E. shorts are acceptable in this league – once again – we will not penalize for having non-matching
    4. Home schools should have some sort of singlets/pennies available in case both schools are wearing same jersey
  • First & second grade boys & girls
    1. Ball used is 27inches – Junior Size ball. Goal is 8 ½
    2. Free throw line should be marked at 10
    3. Each player will be allowed one free throw and one lay-up at halftime. Scoring one point for each shot made and the points being added to the game score. It is the responsibility of the coach to keep track of the points and report to the scorer’s table before the 3rd quarter
  • Third & fourth grade boys & girls
    1. Ball used is 28.5 inches (girls high school basketball). Goal is 8 ½
    2. Free throw line should be marked at 12
    3. Free throws and lay-ups made during half-time will not be counted toward your game score. Teams can shoot or rest during half-time.
  • Summary
    1. One of the purposes of this league is to introduce grades 1 -4 to the game of basketball – players should be taught the
    2. All players should be given an equal chance at playing time – coaches are to use the CBLL Subbing Pattern.
    3. All players, coaches, parents & fans should have fun and appreciate the value of the
    4. Keep controversies to a minimum – athletic director for each site should be on site or have someone designated as a game administrator to handle any problem that should
  • Gym floors should be kept clean at all times and each playing site is responsible for having backboard and walls/stages properly padded. All sites should refer to the current NFHS Basketball Rules book for the proper requirements for padding, spacing between playing floor and bleachers, etc. Any questions should be addressed through the site Principal/Pastor, Safety Coordinator and Diocesan Director of Risk Management.