Division Standings - 1st & 2nd Grade Girls
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1st & 2nd Grade Division Rules & Details
8 foot rims
28.5 Size Ball
16 minute halves – last minute of first half is stopped clock – last 2 minutes of 2nd half is stopped clock.
Equal playing time is required for the game.
Man to man defense is required – referees will enforce, up to and including a ruling of a turnover. Officials will work with players to ensure that defenders are guarding individual players.
- Help side defense is allowed. Fundamental positioning away from the ball is allowed. Coaches are required to actively ensure his/her players are attempting to maintain man-to-man principles (though we know that’s not always easy!)
No Pressing. No Steals.
2 time outs per half – one 45 second, one 20 second. Use or lose.
Clock stops for all substitutions to get players in and new defensive assignments established.
End of Half, End of Game Free Throws: At the end of each half, each team will shoot 10 free throws from the 8 foot line which will count toward the score. Rosters with fewer than 10 players will reset to their first, second, third shooter (and so forth) as needed to complete the 10 attempts. Each free throw will be additive to the final score.
- Court dimensions are slightly narrow – therefore officials are less likely to call minor boundary violations (a toe across a baseline/sideline) if these occur within the normal course of player movement. The exception is if a defender’s legal guarding position forces an offensive player to alter direction which takes them out of bounds. League rules are intended to reward sound defensive or offensive play.
- Blocked shots are permissible if the defender has arms straight up. Officials will call foul or violation for swinging down in an attempt to block a shot (even if the block is “clean”)
- Officials will work with players to remind them of basics – initial warnings will be given for minor infractions during first 3 games of the year. All significant common violations (running with the ball – multiple double-dribble, carrying, etc) will be called. Officials will be active in helping players adjust. Over the course of the year, games will be called tighter as players develop.
- All Fouls in first 15 minutes of first half and first 14 minutes of second half are common fouls – ball will be taken out on the side. Note: Excessive fouling will receive warnings. Officials reserve the right at their discretion to request a coach remove a player temporarily if excessive fouling continues and is disruptive to the game.
- Any common or shooting foul in the last minute of the first half or last 2 minutes of 2nd half will result in the fouled player shooting one free throw from 8 feet. Players do not line up for free throws. If the free throw is successful, the shooting team is awarded 2 points and possession changes. If the free throw is not successful, the shooting team retains possession and takes the ball out of bounds on the side.
Referees do reserve the right at their discretion to make corrective decisions in the event of unsportsmanlike play but will work closely with coaches and players to avoid.