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St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation

Basketball Rules


ARTICLE 1

PHILOSOPHY


The purpose of the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department basketball program is to promote a safe environment first with local play with strict control over ages, behavior of the participants, their coaches and spectators. Additionally, this program is to acquaint boys and girls with such fundamental as dribbling, shooting, passing and moral condition. Youth Sports can be very competitive which can place unneeded pressure on the young children playing in the program. It is not the aim of St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation to put pressure on the youth in our program which may have an effect on their future participation with St. Charles or any other programs in which they may later participate. Every effort should be made to educate participants and spectators to accept the decisions of the officials and not to act in any unsportsmanlike way that could affect them in the program. Our goal is to have a safe, fun, instructional program and to accomplish this goal, help is needed from players, coaches and spectators.


ARTICLE 2

PLAYER’S CREDENTIALS


1.      All players are expected to play within the boundaries of their booster club.

2.      The cut-off date will be September 1st. (Age attained prior to September 1st.

3.      Age groups:


?         5-6 Boys and Girls

?         7-8 Boys 7-8 Girls

?         9-10 Boys 9-10 Girls

?         11-12 Boys 11-12 Girls

?         13-14 Boys 13-14 Girls


4.      All players must be registered with the Recreation Department. 

5.      All players must have birth/baptismal certificate on file with the Recreation Department.

 

6.      All players must qualify according to the National Biddy Basketball rules unless stated in this booklet. The goal heights, as stated in the Biddy Basketball rulebooks, are adjusted to 10' 9-14 years of age Boys and Girls. The height for 5-6 and 7-8 will remain the same, at 8'6".

 

ARTICLE 3

CONDUCT


1.      All coaches, players, parents, fans, etc. are expected to conduct themselves in a respectable manner. Coaches especially are expected to set an example to their team in behavior and sportsmanship.


2.      Only the Head Coach can stand during the game, but must remain within the coach’s box. All other assistant coach(s) must remain seated during the game unless a timeout has been called or: A coach may rise to replace or remove a disqualified/injured player, or player directed to leave the game, within 30 seconds when a substitute is available, while within the confines of his/her bench.


3.      Coaches should maintain control of their players while in the gym. The Coach is responsible for keeping his bench clear of persons who are not members of his staff.


4.      Ridicule or “razz” by coaches or members of this team about officials, opposing teams, or otherwise will not be tolerated.


5.      Profanity will not be allowed. All coaches are expected to set an example especially in their behavior and sportsmanship to their team.


6.      Smoking will not be allowed in the gyms or on school grounds.


1.     5.30 Tobacco Controlled Substances Policy adopted by St. Charles Parish Schools.


7.      Use of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed inside of the gym or on school grounds.


8.      Cheating or gross misbehavior will be a cause for dismissal from the sports program in St. Charles Parish for a period of not less than two (2) years. This includes players, coaches, spectators, etc.


ARTICLE 4

MISCELLANEOUS


1.      League games will consist of an 8-10 game schedule with an end of season tournament for ages 7-14 only.


2.       Gym attendant will check Team Rosters before each game.


3.      If a coach does not have his /her Team Roster, he must present it before the completion of the game.


4.      Local players cannot be added on the roster after the registration deadline.


5.      Players moving into the parish after the start of the season may be added to the roster before half of the scheduled games have been played.


6.      A coach may coach outside of a booster club boundary, but his/her child will still be restricted by boundary rules.


7.      Players may play in an older age group only if there is no team in his age group for that particular booster club.


8.      Games played against teams outside of the parish must be cleared through the Recreation Department.


9.      A player cannot play for more than one (1) recreation team during the season.


10. Players may play with another booster club only if there is no team in his/her age group or in his/her booster club.


11. Due to the length of schedule the Parks and Recreation Department will not reschedule league games.


12. League standings will not be kept.


13. Teams may start a game with 4 players and complete the game with only 4 players.


14. Only three (3) persons who are not players (coaches, water boys, scorekeepers, etc.) will be allowed on the sidelines.


15. Any teams forfeiting two (2) consecutive games will be dropped from the league.


ARTICLE 5

COMPULSORY PLAYING TIME

RULE


**ALL PLAYERS MUST PLAY A MINIMUM OF ONE FULL QUARTER OF EACH GAME. (1, 2, 3 OR 4 QUARTER)


Compulsory Playing Time – Timekeepers will not be used. Every player must play one full quarter of each game. The player must start and finish the first full quarter in which he/she enters the game with the following exceptions:


1.      A player who left the game due to injury may return anytime in the same quarter for the alternate player only.


2.      An alternate may sub for a player that has 3 or 4 fouls; the alternate must finish the quarter to satisfy the one completed quarter. The player who leaves due to foul trouble may not re-enter that same quarter. Any player not having a full quarter played must start and finish the third quarter.


A. If a player is disqualified from the game before finishing the full quarter, an alternate must enter the game and finish the quarter.


B. If a player leaves the game due to injury before finishing the full quarter, an alternate must enter the game and finish the quarter, unless the injured player returns (see exception #1 above). The alternate’s time counts as finishing the injured player’s required time.


C. If a player is required to leave the game because of blood before finishing the full quarter, an alternate must play until the player is cleared to return. If alternate is not available, the opposing coach picks a player to fulfill the requirement in par. a, b and c.


D. Teams having only ten (10) players and one (1) player is fouled out or disqualified before completing six (6) minutes playing time-opposing coach will pick an alternate player.


3.      The statistician at the beginning of the fourth (4th) quarter may inform both coaches to play the players that need to play their quarter. Penalty: Forfeiture of game.


ARTICLE 6

GAME RULES


1.      No full court press or fast breaks allowed in the 5-6yr. Player must be allowed to bring the ball over the half-court line without hindrance.


A.    5-6 Year Ages: Defending players must remain be inside the 3pt line at all times. Free throws at halftime do not count towards points for game.


B.     7-8 Year Ages: Must allow the offensive team to cross the mid court line. Once passed the mid line, 1 defender is allowed to attack the ball after 5 seconds. However, the defender must remain inside the 3pt line until the 5 second timeline has depleted. The official will signal when the defensive player is allowed to guard the ball handler.   All shots behind the 3 point line will count as 2 points.


2. 7 year old and 8 year old- PRESSING is ONLY ALLOWED only during the LAST 2 MINUTES OF THE 2th and 4th QUARTER.


?         throughout the game, if a player steals the ball from the ball handler that defender has the right to push the ball up the court. If a defensive player intercepts a pass tipped or not, they are allowed to push the ball up the court. He or she who steals or intercepts the ball must complete the play. However, players cannot advance the ball on a rebound (Same rule applies to 7-8 Girls)


3. 9-14 year Boys and Girls (A & B League) Pressing Rules –Teams may fast break throughout the game. Please pressing rules below!


Girls Parish League, Boys 13-14 and Boys A-League Pressing- Pressing is allowed throughout the game in the A League. However, if a team is up by 20 points or more in any quarter they will not be allowed to press. If a team continues to press up by 20 points or more, a technical foul will be called. The opposing team will receive 2 technical foul shots and will be awarded the ball.  


B-League Pressing Rule- Pressing is only allowed in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd Quarter, and 4th Quarter of the game. However, if a team is up by 20 points or more in any quarter they will not be allowed to press. If a team continues to press up by 20 points or more, a technical foul will be called. The opposing team will receive 2 technical foul shots and will be awarded the ball.  


4. There will be a ten (10) minute grace period for the first scheduled game of day only If less than 4 players.


5. Dunking or intentional contact with net will not be allowed in games or warm-ups. Any player in violation will not be allowed to participate in his/her upcoming game. Repeated violation of this rule will cause the Recreation Department to suspend that player for the remainder of the season.


6. Games will be played will be 10 minute run time quarters. Overtime periods will only be played during end of season play. Overtime play is two (2) minutes and teams are awarded 1 time out.


7.  Each team will be allowed two (4) time outs per game. Time outs must be used accordingly (2) in the 1 half and (2) in the second half. Time outs will be 30 second time outs. Time outs do not carry over into the next half.


8. All players must check in at the scorers’ table before entering the game.


9. Three (3) second lane violation will be in affect.


(Exception 5-6 and 7-8 age groups will have five (5) seconds.)


      For 5-6 age groups, the offensive team is allowed to reset the ball twice if a violation occurs. After, the second violation the ball is turned over to the opposing team. The violations include; double dribble, carrying, and traveling.


5-6 and 7-8 Inbound Passing: All inbound passes must be taken from the side not underneath the goals.


10. Five (5) fouls disqualifies a player from the game.


11. Two (2) technical fouls against a player or coach will result in that player or coach removed from the game. He/she will not be allowed to play in the teams’ next game. Forfeited games will not be considered as the next game.


12. Three (3) technical fouls against a team will result in the head coach being asked to leave the gym. When a coach is removed by a game official, he must sit out the remainder of the game, and his team’s next game (forfeits will not be considered a game). The coach may appeal his ejection to the Recreation Department before his next game. Any coach removed from two (2) games will not be allowed to coach for the remainder of the season. (Further disciplinary action may also be taken.) Coaches who are ejected from the game must leave the gym immediately. The ejected coach or coaches will not be allowed in the gym for his or her next scheduled game. Forfeit games do not count as games played. 


13. In case of a tied score after regulation time has expired, a two (2) minute overtime period will be played until the score is resolved. Each team will have one (1) time-out per overtime period. (Exception 5-6 and 7-8 games end in a tie.)


14. Teams will “jump ball” only to begin the game and begin overtime periods.


15. If a player is “benched” for disciplinary reason, sickness, etc., the official scorer and opposing coach must be notified before the start of the game.


16. Any player, coach, parent, or other person who physically assaults an official will be removed from the gym and will not be allowed to participate in Recreation Department sponsored events for a period of two (2) years. (State Law); Louisiana Rev. Stat. Ann. Section 14-34-4 provides: (A) (1) Battery of a school athletic contest official is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a school contest official. (2) For purposes of this section, "school athletic contest official" means any referee, umpire, coach, instructor, administrator, staff person, or school or school board employee of any public or private secondary school while actively engaged in conducting, supervising, refereeing, or officiating of a school sanctioned interscholastic athletic contest. (B)(1) Whoever commits the crime of battery of a school athletic contest official shall be fined not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500) and imprisoned not less than fifteen days nor more than six months without benefit of suspension of sentence. (2) The court in its discretion may suspend the imposition of sentence and place the offender on probation with the condition that he shall serve two days in jail or perform five days of community service work. Failure to successfully complete the community service work, as determined by the supervisor or the program to which he is assigned, may result in revocation of probation.


17. In case of unbalanced scores, of twenty (20) or more, the clock will not stop. In the event, a team is up by 20 points or more in the beginning or at any point in the 4th Quarter the game will be called due to Mercy Rule. This rule applies to all age groups. This rule applies to 7yr-14yr leagues.


18. No basketballs will be allowed in gyms. Recreation Department will supply warm-up balls and Game Balls.


19. All protests must be written or typed and turned into the Recreation Department on the next working day or postmarked with the next working day’s date if mailed. Protests will be ruled on within five (5) working days.


20. EXCEPTION: DURING ALL PLAY-OFF GAMES, A PROTEST TO THE OFFICIAL MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME IT OCCURS AND A JUDGEMENT WILL BE MADE ACCORDING TO THE RECREATION RULES BEFORE THE GAMES IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE.


21. If a player moves permanent residence from a booster club area after a season begins, the player involved will play with the team which he/she began the season.


22. All leagues will have a season-ending tournament. However 5-6 age groups will not have an end of the season tournament. Instead, 5-6 age groups will have a two game play day. Tournament pairings for 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 age groups to be determined by a blind draw single elimination tournament winner take all. Once teams are placed in the brackets they will not be moved. The department does not reschedule games do to extracurricular activities. Games will only be moved do to school functions or if the gyms are unavailable. If a team has the minimum players required to play than the game must be played as scheduled.


23. There will be no game make-ups or rescheduled games due to other activities outside of school functions. Unfortunately, since our gym time is very limited and our gym schedule is booked solid, we are unable to reschedule games.


Article 7

Uniform Rule

All players must be in uniform with a number.  Only white shirts are allowed under jerseys. Long sleeve white “shirts” are allowed. However, individual sleeves are not. Only medical sleeves are allowed.  All teams must have the same white under shirt on underneath their jersey if they are wearing an undershirt. 

 

UPDATED 1/6/17:

RULE REGARDING TIGHTS: ONLY TIGHTS WITH THE KNEEE PADS ATTAHCED ARE ALLOWED. TIGHTS WITHOUT THE ATTACHED KNEE PADS ARE NOT.  ALL APPROPRIATE TIGHTS MUST BE THE COLOR WHITE. PLAYERS NOT WEARING THE CORRECT TIGHTS MUST REMOVE THEM BEFORE THE START OF THE GAME. THE GAME WILL BEGIN AT THE SCHEDULED TIME. IF A PLAYER NEEDS TO LEAVE THE COURT BEFORE, AT START, OR DURING THE GAME TO REMOVE THE GARMET, THE COACH MUST SUB IN ANOTHER PLAYER IN SAID PLAYERS ABSCENCE.  


Article 8

Game Length


?         5-6 Year Age Groups = (4) 10 minute Quarters with run time.

(Clock will stop within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th Quarters.


?         7-8 Year Age Groups = (4) 10 minute Quarters with run time.

(Clock will stop within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th Quarters.

 

 

 

?         9-10 Year Age Groups = (4) 10 minute Quarters with run time.

(Clock will stop within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th Quarters.


?         11-12 Year Age Groups = (4) 10 minute Quarters with run time.

(Clock will stop within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th Quarters.


?         13- 14 Year Age Groups = (4) 10 minute Quarters with run time.

(Clock will stop within the last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th Quarters.


How to stop the clock:

Clock will only stop during the following;

       *  Time outs

  • Official Timeout,- (this rule excludes a player tying his or her shoe. The clock will not stop for a players tying their shoes. Players must make sure their shoes are tied or double knotted before the game starts.

  • Technical Fouls


 


 

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