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League Rules

Mission

PYBA is a recreational basketball league that provides our local youth with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the sport and sportsmanship of basketball.   Our emphasis is on fun and learning, not on competition.

Sportsmanship

Each person should know his/her role – players play, coaches coach, referees ref, and parents cheer.  Being confused about your role will likely lead to a display of poor sportsmanship.

All Dennett school facility rules must be observed; these are posted at the gym entrance.  Individuals who do not follow rules or who display poor sportsmanship may be asked to leave the gym. 

Youth (players and others) are not permitted to be at Dennett unsupervised.  All persons must vacate the facility at the end of scheduled games and practices.

Coaches and referees will enforce these rules, and will notify the league president of ejections and other rules violations.   PYBA officers may take additional actions, including involving school administrators and dismissing a player for the remainder of the season.

Game Rules

Division

Ball Size

Hoop Height

Co-ed 3-4

28.5

9 ft

Co-ed 5-6

28.5

10 ft

 

  1. Playing time: coaches must play all players a similar amount of time per game (excepting foul-outs, ejections, or disciplinary reasons).   Substitutions of all bench players shall occur no less often than every 5 play-clock minutes; this means that no player should remain on the bench for more than 5 clock minutes.  Referees should stop play as early as possible, to accommodate substitutions.
  2. Each game will consist of two 20 minute halves, with a running clock except for the last 2 minutes of each half.
  3. Two timeouts per half per team, per game.  One additional timeout per team for each OT period.
  4. 3-pt field goals are not counted for grades 3-6; all field goals are 2 points.
  5. Full court press - Grades 2-6 teams may only press the last 2 minutes of each half.  No pressing by a team who is up by 10 or more points.  Coaches are encouraged to limit ball pressure and double teams to inside the 3 point line.
  6. Defense:  elementary coaches should teach man-to-man D; zone defense is discouraged.
  7. Personal fouls: Player is disqualified when charged with 5th personal foul.
  8. Team fouls: bonus (1-and-1) after 7 fouls in a half, double bonus (2 shots) after 10.
  9. Technical fouls: More than one infraction in a game, results in ejection from the game and suspension for the following game.
  10. Overtime:

·      An initial 3 minute overtime period with clock stoppage in last minute.

·      A tied score after one overtime will result in a tied game during regular season play.

·      During playoffs only, a second 3 minute overtime will be played if needed.   If the score remains tied after two OT periods, then a free throw “shootout” may occur:

  - 5 shooters from each team are chosen, one shot each.

  - Top seed determines shooting order preference.

Registration Rules

All Plympton player registrations received by the registration deadline will be guaranteed a place on a roster.

After the registration deadline (i.e. once teams are selected), players can be wait-listed for any open roster spots (first registered, first placed basis).

A complete registration must be received before a player is placed on a roster.  This includes all contact information, signatures and payment (or scholarship arrangements). 

Refund requests will only be accepted prior to the first game.

Scholarships are available upon request.


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