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Boys and Girls - 5 & 6:

1. Equal playing time for all players    
2. 2 halves of play, 16 minute STOP TIME per half, 2 minute halftime; 2 minute overtime(s)
3. 4 (30) second time outs per game, 1 (30) second time out in overtime
4. NO Zone Defense, only Man-to-Man
5. No full court press until final 2 minutes of each game
6. No full court press with 10 point lead or greater
7. 3 point shot is only allowed if court is marked
8. On 7th team foul a 1&1 will occur,  on 10th team foul 2 foul shots are taken  (per half)
9. No profanity, taunting, screaming at other players, coaches or referees will be tolerated !

 


Boys and Girls - 7 & 8:

1. Generally equal playing time for all players    
2. 2 halves of play, 16 minute STOP TIME per half, 2 minute halftime; 2 minute overtime(s)
3. 4 (30) second time outs per game , 1 (30) second time out in overtime
4. Zone and Man-to-Man defense are allowed.
5. No full court press with 10 point lead or greater
6. 3 point shot is only allowed if court is marked
7. On 7th team foul a 1&1 will occur,  on 10th team foul 2 foul shots are taken  (per half)
8. No profanity, taunting, screaming at other players, coaches or referees will be tolerated !
 

 

What is meant by "Man-to-Man" Defense:

Man to Man Defense means to keep within 3 to 4 feet of your man on strong side. No double-teaming will take place. Weak side defenders may put one (1) foot in the lane. Two feet in the lane on weak side or double-teaming is a violation which results in a warning. Technical fouls may be awarded by the referee after the second warning.

Man-to-man defense does allow for ‘help-side’ defensive concepts to be employed. The intention is to discourage teams on the offensive side from isolating one strong player on one side of the court and going 'one on one' for the entire game or at least for an extended number of times.

In the frontcourt, between the 3 point arc and the timeline, 'help' defense is not allowed.  This means there is no trapping or double teaming. (However, if the offensive team sends the other 4 players to the farthest 4 corners of the court, the defensive players will NOT be expected to stay within 3 to 4 feet of their man, EVEN OUTSIDE the 3 pt. arc.)

In the area between the 3 point arc and the 'paint', help defense is allowed, but it must be ‘help & recover’ or ‘switching’ defense, so one offensive player is guarded by only one defensive player. This means that a double team or a 'trap' would not be allowed in this area.

Inside the paint there is no restriction.  The feeling here is that inside the paint there is so much traffic that it is too difficult for a referee to manage the type of defense being played.

The officials at the game site have the final responsibility for interpreting the violation.  If there is no advantage being gained then the official in all likelihood may not call the violation.