ALL DIVISIONS ARE GOVERNED BY THE FOLLOWING “ACROSS THE BOARD” RULES:

  • Four (4) 8-minute quarters, clock stops for shooting fouls, one-minute time outs, and last two (2) minutes of the game.
  • Four (4) total one-minute timeouts per game, plus one additional time out per overtime period.
  • In case of ties, overtime period(s) will be two minutes. Overtime periods will be limited to three (3) periods. There may be an exception during tournament play. Clock will run during 1st minute, clock stops for shooting fouls and dead balls during final minute of overtime period.
  • Forfeits will be declared at 5 minutes after the hour of scheduled game time.  A team must consist of five (5) eligible (on the roster) team players.  In the case of a forfeit, courts may ONLY be used for practice by either team scheduled for that hour.  There will be no pick-up or scrimmage games.
  • MERCY RULE:  Mandatory zone defense inside the 3 point line while opponent has a 20 point lead until the lead has been cut to 15 points. Clock will not stop during last two minutes of game as long as Mercy Rule is in effect.
  • PLAYING TIME:  All team members to be allowed equal playing time.  Every player to participate in a minimum of two (2) full quarters each game. Tournament Exception - Every player to participate in a minimum of one (1) full quarter per game.
  • All players shall be advised that no personal basketballs will be permitted in the gym. Only TEAM balls are allowed and shall be monitored by the coaches to be used on the court during pre-game warm-ups.
  • All foul shooting will be from the standard foul lines on courts.
  • All coaches, players and parents must adhere to the TBA Code of Conduct (available on website).
  • Any person receiving three (3) technical fouls at any time during one season will be expelled for the remainder of the season without refund. If the situation is in the best interest of the league as decided by the TBA Board of Directors, the expulsion may be permanent.

1ST / 2ND GRADE CO-ED DIVISION:

  • Man to man defense - no trapping or double teaming
  • Defense may not pick-up until ball crosses half court. No full court defense at any time.
  • Defense may not pick-up until ball is inside the 3 point line while Mercy Rule is in effect.
  • Rim height - 8' / Intermediate Basketball Size - 28.5

 BOYS 3RD / 4TH GRADE and GIRLS 3RD - 5TH GRADE DIVISIONS:

  • Defense of choice (zone/man) - no trapping or double teaming
  • Defense may not pick-up until ball crosses half court, except for the last two (2) minutes of each half
  • Rim height - 9' / Intermediate Basketball Size - 28.5
BOYS 5TH / 6TH GRADE and GIRLS 6th GRADE AND UP DIVISIONS:
  • Defense of choice (zone/man) – Mercy Rule does apply
  • Defense may not pick-up until ball crosses half court, except for the last two (2) minutes of each half
  • Rim height 10’
  • Boys Basketball Size - Full Size 29.5 
  • Girls Basketball Size  - Intermediate 28.5

BOYS 7TH// 8TH GRADE and BOYS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS:

  • Defense of choice (zone/man) – Mercy Rule does apply
  • Rim Height – 10’
  • Boys Basketball Size - Full Size 29.5 
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