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Great Falls Basketball
Synopsis of House League Playing Rules

Here is a brief outline of key House League playing rules. We strongly encourage you to review the complete rules so that you are fully aware of how we do things in Great Falls Basketball.

Key rules common to all age groups

  • Players may not wear watches, rings, FitBits, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hard casts (even if wrapped) or other items that could present a safety hazard to themselves or other players.
  • A game consists of 4 quarters of 8 minutes duration each. Games are played with a running clock.
  • Each player MUST play in two (2) complete quarters, one in each half; no player may play more than three full quarters unless all other players will have played at least three full quarters.
  • Each team is allowed 2 one minute time-outs per half. Time-outs cannot be carried over from half to half.
  • If needed, overtime periods are 3 minutes in duration. In overtime, each team is allowed 1 one minute time-out (no carryover of unused time-outs from regulation play or one overtime period to another).
  • A team forfeits if the team is unable to field 4 players within 5 minutes of scheduled game start.
  • If previous game runs late, next game starts in five minutes.

Grade Group specific rules summary

GRADE GROUP

Rule or Issue

Boys Grade 2
Girls Grade 2
Girls Grade 3

Boys Grade 3
Boys Grade 4
Girls Grade 4
Boys Grade 5
Girls Grade 5

Boys Grade 6
Girls Grade 6

Boys Grade 7
Boys Grade 8
Girls Grade 7-12
Boys Grade 9-12

Zone Defense and/or Isolation Offense

No

No

Yes

Yes

Man-to-Man Defense

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Double Teaming

Allowed Under Certain Conditions

Allowed Under Certain Conditions

Yes

Yes

Full Court Press

No
in addition, G3 cannot play defense on the ball until it has crossed the 3 point line on the initial take on each possession

No
in addition, B3 cannot play defense on the balluntil it has crossed the 3 point line on the initial take on each possession

Girls - No;
Boys - Yes

Yes

Basket Height

8 Feet

B3, G4 9 Feet

B4, G5, B5 10 Feet

10 Feet

10 Feet

Free Throw Line

13 Feet

B3, B4, G4, G5 13 Feet

B5 15 Feet

15 Feet

15 Feet

Lane Violation

5 Seconds

B3 5 Seconds, Others 3 Seconds

3 Seconds

3 Seconds

Ball Size

27.5"

28.5"

28.5"

Girls - 28.5";
Boys - Men's Regulation

3 Point Shot

No

No

Yes

Yes

May enter the Lane on a Free Throw

B2, B3, G2, G3 -When the ball hits the rim

B4, G4 and up
- When the ball leaves the shooter's hand

When the ball leaves the shooter's hand

When the ball leaves the shooter's hand

Standings
Kept

Yes*

(no for 2nd Grade)

Yes

Yes

Yes

End of Season
Tournament

Yes*

(no for 2nd Grade)

Yes

Yes

Yes

All Stars
Selected

Yes*

(no for 2nd Grade)

Yes

Yes

Yes

This Week
League
Date: 7/21/2019
To see game details, click on the icon. To go to the Team pages, click on the team name.
No Games are Scheduled this Week.
 
 
 
 
 
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