Rules of the Game

1. Home team is listed first on the schedule (light jerseys if available)

2. Each team MUST provide one adult scorekeeper/clock operator for their games. It is helpful if they are assigned ahead of time so you don’t have to find someone while coaches are preparing their team for the game. We ask for players’ names & numbers on the score sheet.

3. 8 minute quarters

4. Continuous clock until the last minute of each quarter

5. 3 – 1 minute time outs per game. Clock stops during all time outs (can only carry over 2 time outs for the 2nd half)

6. Overtime – 1 minute (clock will stop). If a third overtime is played, this game will be sudden death (first team to score wins)

7. 1 time out per team in overtime

8. 1 minute between quarters

9. 4 minutes for halftime (unless directed otherwise by officials)

10. 3 point shot scored in ALL divisions

11. All age groups will use 28.5″ ball (per IHSAA & IGHSAU rules)

12. Full court press allowed UNLESS team ahead by 15 or more points

13. Players must be all in same grade level or below (no playing “down” a grade, regardless of age).

14. Players may play on only one team per age group/division

15. If a team uses an ineligible player, ALL past games are forfeited that they played

16. 10′ hoops

17. Start next game on time or up to 5 minutes early if running ahead of schedule

18. If your team is not playing, we’ve asked the officials to not allow shooting/dribbling during timeouts.

19. Should a coach or player receive 2 technical fouls in a game he/she will leave the gym and lose the privilege of participating in the next game

20. All rules not covered here will follow the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IHSAA & IGHSAU)

21. 4th grade girls rules only
a. No zone defense — double teaming IS allowed
b. No full court press allowed except for the last minute of the game and during one minute of overtime
c. Stealing allowed at half court