Division Standings - 3rd Grade Boys
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3rd Grade Division Rules & Details
10 foot rims
28.5 Size Ball
15 minute halves – last minute of first half is stopped clock – last 2 minutes of 2nd half is stopped clock.
Equal playing time is required in first half; in second half, each player must play a minimum of 4 consecutive minutes
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. Coaches may come together in New Year with possible options for late game pressing or full court pressure allowance.
On ball, on dribble steals ARE permitted. Steals of passes are permitted.
1 time out per half – use or lose – 45 seconds.
Substitutions will get a 20 second stopped clock to get players in and new defensive assignments established
- 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.
Fouls. In order to promote sound defensive learning and maximizing game play, the following foul policy is in place:
- Non-Shooting Fouls in first 14 minutes of first half and first 13 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.
- Shooting Fouls throughout the game will result in the fouled player shooting one free throw from regulation line. Players do not line up for these 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.
- Exception to the above policy is during the last minute of the first half and last 2 minutes of 2nd half. 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 free throws from the regulation line. Players will be lined up and the fouled shooter will shoot 2 or 3 free throws based on where the shot was attempted. If a non-shooting foul, players will be lined up and the fouled player will shoot a single free throw – playing the miss.
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.