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Basketball Rules

Basketball Rules and Regulations

5 on 5 - Teams must have at least one female player on the court. If a team does not have a female available, both team captains must agree to allow the team to play short. A female player cannot be replaced with a male player. Team shirts must be worn during the games.


Two twenty minute halves with a 3 �­minute halftime. Running clock until the final 2 minutes of the game. Clock will only stop for injury or official's time out. Two minute overtime if there is a tie game.

Each team gets two timeouts per half.  30 second unwritten shot clock.


No full court press until the final 2 minutes of each half.


Substitutions are allowed on dead balls, after a foul or violation, but not after a basket.


Fouls:

Team fouls: When a team reaches 7 team fouls in a half, the opposing team shoots 1Ã??-1 free throws. The 10th team foul will result in an automatic 2 free throws for the opposing team.

***During the final 2 minutes of the game, even if a team has not reached the bonus, the second intentional foul will result in 1-1 and all fouls after that will be an automatic two free throws.

Technical/Flagrant Foul: You will be eliminated from the game after the first technical foul is committed. Technical fouls may be called for: bad language, unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting, etc.


Forfeits

If a team has to forfeit a game, the score of the game will be 35-0.


Playoffs

To determine the standings at the end of the regular season, the tie-breakers are as follows:

1. Head to Head Matchups

2. Highest Point Differential

3. Strength of Victory against common opponents

4. Strength of Schedule


Non�­-Roster Subs

If a team will be short-handed, non-roster Subs must register online before the game and sign the waiver. A team using non-roster subs cannot have more than 5 players unless needed to satisfy the gender rules. A team must have at least 3 official roster players to avoid a forfeit.  Go to http://www.bamsportsleagues.com/pages/registerasub and choose "Non-Roster Sub Registration". The Sub must present their registration confirmation to the Umpire or League Manager before the start of the game. Failure to follow the sub registration process may result in the disqualification of subs and forfeiture of the game.

*Non-Roster subs are NOT allowed during playoffs*



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