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TRI-COUNTY BASKETBALL LEAGUE

 

Game Rules for the 2015-2016 Season

Revised September 1, 2015

New York High School Federation Rules apply to all TCBL games except for the following:

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Division

3G

3B

4G

4B

5G

5B

6G

6B

7G

7B

7/8G

8B

Time/Quarter (stop clock)

Time/Overtime (stop clock)

7 min.

3 min.

7 min.

3 min.

7 min.

3 min.

7 min.

3 min.

7 min.

3 min.

7 min.

3 min.

8 min.

3 min.

8 min.

3 min.

8 min.

3 min.

8 min.

3 min.

8 min.

3 min.

8 min.

3 min.

Ball Size

28.5

28.5

28.5

28.5

28.5

28.5

28.5

Full

28.5

Full

28.5

Full

Full Court Pressing *

No

No

No

Yes

Yes **

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No press - if a team is ahead by

 

 

8pts

8 pts

10 pts

10 pts

15 pts

15 pts

15 pts

15 pts

15 pts

15 pts

*   Full court press defined as guarding in the backcourt, guarding in the frontcourt is always allowed.

 

**5th grade girls initiate full court press after MLK Day. 

10 second rule applies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 second rule applies

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Three point shot

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Referees (2 ref’s always required)

1 patch

1 patch

1 patch

1 patch

2 patch

2 patch

2 patch

2 patch

2 patch

2 patch

2 patch

2 patch

Home team pays for the referee costs.  Games allowed with only one patch referee and both coaches agree to use a second, trained referee. Teams must immediately contact Bernard Bowen, 917-282-1936 and Russ Hoffman, 914-589-3092 when only 1 referee appears. NO PLAYOFF GAME CAN BE PLAYED WITH ONLY 1 patch referee.

Possession

After initial jump ball to start game, alternating possession.  Overtime starts with jump ball.

Time outs

(3) Full time outs per game & (1) 30-second time out per half.  No carry-over of 30-second time out into second half.

(1) Full time out per overtime period with no carry-overs of unused regulation timeouts into overtime.  No carry over of OT timeouts into subsequent OT’s.

Free Throws

Bonus Free Throws:   1 and 1 bonus on the 7th team foul,   Double bonus on the 10th team foul. 

Free Throw Line:  All 3rd and 4th grade divisions can shoot up to 36” closer to the basket. 5th grade divisions can shoot up to 12” closer to the basket.

Enter the Lane:     Girls - In the lane on release      Boys – In the lane on release      

Players at the Lane:   A maximum of six players (four opponents and two teammates of the free thrower) shall be permitted at the lane.

                                      Note - The two lane spaces closest to the end line shall remain open for all divisions beginning in the 5thgrade. 

Technical &

Flagrant Fouls

Results in two free throws and loss of possession. Ejection from game upon 2nd technical or flagrant foul.  Referee may determine that first flagrant foul is sufficient to eject player from game.  Both technical and flagrant fouls against a player are considered personal fouls.  If a coach wants clarification on a technical foul, the referee should bring both coaches together to explain without a time-out being called since it is a dead ball on the technical foul call. Any player or coach ejected from the game is automatically suspended from participating in the next scheduled TCBL league game.

Cancellation Policy

Games must be played as scheduled except for cancellations due to bad weather or unexpected school or facility closings.  Any other cancellation will result in a forfeit by the canceling team.

                           

Note regarding Facilities   All home teams should provide: Basket height to be 10 feet for all age groups, visible game clock, visible scoreboard, adequate lighting, good floor surface, baskets and nets in good condition, three point line as appropriate, and seats for players & coaches.  Home team must provide official scorebook, scorekeeper table and chairs – preferably at mid-court.  Facilities must meet all applicable safety codes.  Home team is responsible for keeping a copy of the Game Rules and Code of Conduct attached to their scorebook and reviewing both with the referees before each game.