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RECREATION GAME RULES (for all boys' divisions)

 

 

·                   High school rules with the following exceptions:

 

·                   Games will not start unless there is one scorekeeper and one clock person.  Kids shall not operate the clock.

 

·                   Games consist of two 20-minute halves.  Clock runs continually, except last 2 minutes of each half when the clock will be turned off at every whistle.  Clock will not start until ball is over half-court in the last two minutes of the game (second half).  This is to prevent winning team from running the clock down in the back-court.

 

·                   Each team is allowed 2 one-minute timeouts per half.  Timeouts cannot be carried over into the second half.  The clock stops during timeouts.

 

·                   Player is out of the game once they have committed 5 personal fouls.

 

·                   Player shoots one-and-one after 7 team fouls.  Player shoots two shots after 10 team fouls.

 

·                   No pressing in the back court.  If a team is winning by 10 points or more, they must remain inside the 3-point line on defense.  Once the winning team drops below 10 points, they can come back out of the 3-point line.

 

·                   Every player must play one-half of the game, unless a team has more than 10 players, in which case coaches must make every effort to rotate the players equally.

 

·                   Subs cannot play more time than a team’s player.

 

·                   Only players allowed on court before and after games and during half-time and time-outs.

 

 

 

RECREATION GAME RULES (for all girls' divisions)

 

3/4th Grade: Instructional League

- Rim height- 8 feet (Rims are adjustable at Erskine School). Rim height may be raised as the season goes along depending on the development of the players. This will be at the referee’s discretion.

- 7 minute quarters, 4 quarters per game, running clock.

- Clock only stops for foul shots, injuries, and at the halfway point of each quarter (3 minutes 30 seconds) for substitutions.

- Minimum Play Rule: Every player must play half of each quarter.

- The referee is to be an extension of the coaching staff and will be instructing the players on the game rules. The program goals and philosophy is to develop fundamental basketball skills, teach and foster teamwork, promote sportsmanship, and to have fun. Help foster a passion for the sport in each player and motivate them to want to play again next year!

- There will be no rescheduling of games or practices due to weather cancellations.

- #1 Rule = Have Fun!

 

5/6th Grade: Junior League -

- The home team needs to appoint a parent to run the scoreboard and clock.

- The home team will be designated as the “official” scorebook, in case of any discrepancies (i.e. personal fouls, team fouls, timeouts remaining, score, etc.) The visiting team should check with the “official” home scorebook after each period to make sure their score and fouls match up. If any dispute arises notify the referee immediately for resolution.

- 10 minute quarters, 4 quarters per game.

- The game clock stops for foul shots, injuries, and at the halfway point of each quarter (5 minute mark) for a 30 seconds time out for substitutions.

- There will be one minute between each quarter, and a 3 minute half time between the 2nd and 3rd quarter.

- Four 30 seconds time outs per team, per game. Each team will be granted one 30 seconds time out for overtime.

- Three second violations will be enforced for offensive players that stay in the free throw lane.

- If a player fouls out on her 5th foul and there is no substitution available, that player may stay in the game. However, each time she commits a foul the opposing team will take two foul shots and retain possession.

- Bonus foul shots (1 and 1) will commence after the 7th team foul in any half. At the 10th foul in any half, there will be 2 bonus foul shots granted.

- Minimum Play Rule: Every player must play at least half of each quarter.

- Full court pressure can only be applied during the final minute of each half unless winning by 10 points or more.

- 10 second half court violation is in play.

 

Girls 6th/7th/8th Grade Rec

-         The home team needs to appoint a parent to run the scoreboard and clock.

-         10 minute quarters, 4 quarters per game.

-         The game clock will stop for foul shots, injuries, and at the halfway point of each quarter (5 minute mark) for a 30 second time out for substitutions to be made.

-         There will be one minute between each quarter, and a 3 minute half time between the 2nd and 3rd quarter.

-         Minimum Play Rule:  Every player must play at least half of each quarter.

-         Full court pressure can only be applied the final 2 minutes of each half unless winning by 10 points or more.  Teams will be asked to defend from half court when leading by 10 points or more.

-         10 second half court violation is in play.

-         An overtime of 2 minutes will be played for any games that are tied at the end of regulation.

-         Scores will be provided via email to both the Ringwood Rec Department at recdept@ringwoodnj.net and Wanaque Rec Department at walt49@yahoo.com by the winning team head coach.  The winning team head coach should copy the losing team head coach on this email.

-         Only playoff games will be re-scheduled due to weather cancellations.

-         The league’s philosophy is to develop each player’s fundamental basketball skills, teach and foster teamwork, and promote sportsmanship.   Coaches should create an atmosphere where the players are encouraged to be competitive while still maintaining a fun, learning enviroment.

-         # 1 Rule = Have Fun!