Youth Basketball League Rules

CAÑON CITY RECREATION DISTRICT’S RULES FOR LITTLE SLAMMERS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
 
1. Players must be between the ages of 6 and 8 to participate.
 
2. You may not press in this league.  Defenders must stay inside the taped three-point line. Unlimited warnings will be given to do so. 
 
3. Only man-to-man defense is allowed. Players will be matched up before play begins with wrist bands so they know who they are matched up with.
 
4. Games will be played with a junior size basketball and on 8-foot goals.
 
5. Quarters will last 8-minutes with a running clock, only to be stopped on injuries and timeouts.  We will stop the clock at the four-minute mark of each quarter for substitutions to be made.
 
6. Players must play at least 50% of the game.
 
7. Halftime will be 5-minutes and there will be 1-minute between quarters. 
 
8. Score will not be kept on the board.
 
9. One Coach from each team is allowed on the court at all times. Teams are allowed 3 timeouts per game each one-minute in length.
 
10. Coaches will referee the games and call fouls and violations at a minimum.  Personal fouls will not be kept and free throws will not be shot.  The ball will be taken in out of bounds after a foul.  The goal is to keep the players moving.
 
11. A jump ball will be used to start the game.  Subsequent jump balls will be awarded based on alternate possessions. 
 
12. Other than what is addressed here, normal high school rules apply.
 
13. Coaches and Players must wear team shirts.  Players must wear shorts and proper shoes. No hats, earrings, or jewelry are allowed on the court. 
 
14. Teams must have four members present to start a game.
 
15. Warm-up time will be preceding the game only. Teams will not be allowed to warm up at half-time of other games.  Teams may use the elementary gym on the other side of the curtain to warm up prior to their game in the larger gym.  Games will start on time.
 
 
 
CAÑON CITY RECREATION DISTRICT’S RULES FOR YOUNG AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
 
1. Players must be 9 or 10 years of age to participate.
 
2. You may not press in this league.  Defenders must stay below the top of the key from sideline to sideline.  There will be limited warnings to do so. Repeated violations will result in a technical foul.
 
3. If one team has a 20-point lead the will only be allowed to play defense inside the three-point arch. 
 
4. Games will be played with a junior size ball on 10-foot goals.
 
5. Quarters will last 10-minutes with a running clock only to be stopped on injuries and timeouts. 
 
6. Players must play at least 50% of the game. 
 
7. Teams must play a man-to-man defense. 
 
8. Halftime will be 5-minutes and there will be 1-minute between quarters.
 
9. Score will be kept on the board.
 
10. Coaches are permitted 3-timeouts per game that are 1-minute in length.
 
11. Fouls and violations will be called in moderation.  Letting the kids play is more important. Personal and team fouls will not be kept.  Fouls will be taken out at the nearest sideline with the exception of obvious shooting fouls. 
 
12. A jump ball will be used to start the game.  Subsequent jump balls will be awarded based on alternate possessions. 
 
13. Other than what is addressed here, normal high school rules apply.
 
14. Coaches and Players must wear team shirts.  Players must wear shorts and proper shoes. No hats, earrings, or jewelry are allowed on the court. 
 
15. Teams must have four members present to start a game.
 
16. Warm-up time will be preceding the game only. Teams will not be allowed to warm up at halftime of other games.  Teams playing the next game will be given a limited amount of time to warm up.  Games will start on time
 
 
 
 
CAÑON CITY RECREATION DISTRICT’S RULES FOR THE ALL AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
 
1. Players must be 11 or 12 years of age to be eligible to play. 
 
2. No Full court press allowed. Teams can start playing defense at mid-court.
 
3. If a team is up by 20-points or more they must play defense inside the three-point arch.  If the point differential drops below 20, then they may go back to playing at half court.
 
4. Games will be played on 10-foot goals with an intermediate size ball (28.5).
 
5. Quarters shall last 10-minutes with a running clock only to stop on injuries, technical fouls, and time outs.  The clock will stop on all instances during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter unless there is a point spread of 10 or more points.
 
6. Players must play at least 50% of the game.
 
7. Fouls and violations will be called in moderation.  Letting the kids play is more important.
 
8. Personal and team fouls will be kept.  All players are allowed 5 personal fouls before fouling out.  Technical fouls count as personal fouls.  If a player or coach receives one technical foul they will be ejected.  Teams will be in the bonus on the seventh team foul and in the double bonus on the tenth team foul.
 
9. Halftime will be 5-minutes and there will be 1-minute between quarters.
 
10. Overtime will last two minutes with the clock stopping on all instances.  If still tied at the end of one-overtime the game will go to sudden death overtime with the first team to score winning the game.  This rule may differ during tournament time.  
 
11. Coaches are permitted 3-timeouts per game that are 1 minute in length.  Timeouts cannot be carried into overtime. Each team will start the overtime period with one time out.
 
12. A jump ball will be used to start the game and overtime period.  Subsequent jump ball will be awarded based on alternate possessions. 
 
13. Other than what is addressed here, normal high school rules apply.
 
14. Coaches and Players must wear team shirts and jerseys.  Players must wear shorts and proper shoes.  No hats, earrings, or jewelry are allowed on the court. 
 
15. Lineups must be recorded in official score book before the game begins.  Teams must have four members present to start a game.  Please give names and numbers to scorekeeper 10-minutes prior to game time.
 
16. Warm-up time will be preceding the game only.  Teams will not be allowed to warm up at half time of other games.  You may warm up in the elementary gym prior to your game.
 
 
 
CAÑON CITY RECREATION DISTRICT’S RULES FOR THE ALL PRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE
 
1. Players must be 13 or 14 years of age to be eligible to play. 
 
2. Teams may play full-court defense, but if one team is ahead by 20-points or more they may only play defense inside the 3-point arch.  The same rule that is in place for middle school basketball.
 
3. Games will be played on 10-foot goals with a 29.5 size ball (middle school boys).
 
4. Quarters shall last 10-minutes with a running clock only to stop on injuries, technical fouls, and time outs. The clock will stop on all instances during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter unless there is a point spread of 10 or more points.
 
5. Players must play at least 50% of the game.
 
6. Fouls and violations will be called in moderation. Letting the kids play is more important.
 
7. Personal and team fouls will be kept. All players are allowed 5 personal fouls before fouling out.  Technical fouls count as personal fouls. If a player or coach receives one technical foul they will be ejected.  The bonus will begin on the seventh team foul of each half and the double bonus on the tenth team foul. 
 
8. Halftime will be 5 minutes and there will be 1 minute between quarters.
 
9. Overtime will last two minutes with the clock stopping on all instances. If still tied at the end of one-overtime the game will go to sudden death overtime with the first team to score winning the game. This rule may differ during tournament time.  
 
10. Coaches are permitted 3-timeouts per game that are 1 minute in length. Timeouts cannot be carried over into overtime. Each team will start the overtime period with one time out.
 
11. A jump ball will be used to start the game and overtime period. Subsequent jump ball will be awarded based on alternate possessions. 
 
12. Other than what is addressed here, normal middle school rules apply.
 
13. Coaches and Players must wear team shirts. Players must wear shorts and proper shoes. No hats, earrings, or jewelry are allowed on the court. 
 
14. Lineups must be recorded in official score book before the game begins.  Teams must have four members present to start a game.  Please give names and numbers to scorekeeper 10-minutes prior to game time.
 
15. Warm-up time will be preceding the game only. Teams will not be allowed to warm up at half time of other games. Teams playing the next game will be given 5 minutes to warm up. 
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