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3rd/4th Grade League Rules    

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:35 PM

Accelerate Sports

3rd and 4th Grade

Youth Basketball Rules and Regulations

Player Information & Eligibility

Player Information and Eligibility

1. Each team must have at least five (5) Players on their roster and be registered as a team by the

predetermined entry deadline. Roster Max is twelve (12)  Players. A deposit of $50 must be made before the

entry deadline. If you do not complete payment by the Payment deadline (3rd game into the season) your

team will forfeit every game until Accelerate Sports receives the full payment. If by the 6th game you have

not paid the League Fee your team will be ejected from the League. Additions and/or changes on roster will

not be permitted under any circumstance after the roster deadline.

2. Payment deadline is 3rd game into the season.

3. The roster deadline is the 3rd game into the season. After the 3rd game no changes can be made to the


4. Players may appear on only one (1) team roster for each League. Any player appearing on more than one

(1)team roster may be disqualified from participation in that League.

5. If any player’s personal information listed on team application is inaccurate (e.g. age, height, experience),

the player will be eliminated from participation in the League. Discovery at any time after registration of

the player is in question may result in the elimination of the whole team from competition.

6. No refunds will be given for any reason!

All team coaches/managers are responsible for communicating ALL the rules to their players.

If you have questions about the rules, please ask to speak with the facility/league/tournament


Accelerate Sports uses official NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules and Regulations regarding fouls, free throws,

game play etc. with the following expectations listed below.


? All games may start and be completed with at least 4 players.

? Every player must be wearing the same color shirt/jersey. If needed, Accelerate Sports will provide pinnies

to teams who are not correctly dressed.

? Both teams will warm-up at the same time prior to the start of the game. Warm-up time will be three (3)

minutes on court. Only those teams scheduled to play are allowed to occupy the court at the scheduled time.

? Teams must be at their court at the scheduled game time, even if games are running behind.

? PLEASE be at your court before the scheduled game time and stay there until your game is played.


? The official will call fouls and violations.

? There will be one (1) official per game

? The Official has authority to control play on his or her court, including the right to ‘sit’ a player for a period

of time, eject a player from a game or games and/or eject a player from the League.

? Once play resumes after a disagreement or appeal, the decision is considered to be final. No further appeals

will be allowed at that point.


? A basket made before the three (3) point line will be worth two (2) point

? A basket made from behind the three (3) point line will be worth three (3) points

? Free throws will be worth one (1) point.

? All games will be played with four (4)- ten (10) minute quarters and a running clock. The clock will stop at the last 2 minutes of the half and of the game. The official starting time will be recorded by the official. (The “official time” will only be stopped during timeouts and/or injury.)


? Each team is allowed two(2)-30 second time-outs per half.

? If play is stopped by a teammate or official because of injury, then the injured player must sit out until the

next dead ball.

? Player substitution is only permitted during any dead ball situation. Referee must waive substitute player in

during time of substitution.


? No Zone defense can be played at any time.

? You can press for the last 2 minutes of the half and the last 2 minutes of the game as long as you do not

lead by 15pts or more. A team foul (Technical Foul) will be awarded after two warnings.


? All shooting fouls will be handled in the following manner:

? When the basket is made, count the basket and when the ensuing free throw is made, possession

goes to the defensive team. If missed the ball is live.

? If the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. If the free throw is missed, the

ball is live.

? Two (2) free-throws will be awarded to the player if fouled in the act of shooting from inside the 3 pt. arc.

? One (1) Point and Two (2) Shots are awarded if fouled while shooting behind the 3 pt. line.

? Non-shooting Fouls-on and after the 7th team foul will be handled in the following manner:

? 1 and 1

? If both shots are made the defensive team gets the ball.

? If the free throw is missed, the ball is live.

? If the foul is committed as time expires, a free throw will be awarded to the fouled player.

? All free throws are dead balls.

? In any situation (including technical fouls), the designated shooter will shoot from the free throw line for

one (1) point.

? All technical fouls will be counted as a team foul.

? On and after the 10th team foul the fouled player gets two (2) free throw shots. Ball is live if second shot is

missed. If second shot is made, defensive team gets ball.


? DEFINITION: The official may assess a technical foul for any misconduct, flagrant or intentional fouls

committed by a player(s). This may include:

? A contact foul intended to hurt an opponent, fan or official

? vulgar or verbally abusive behavior

? Other misconduct deemed inappropriate by the official

? A contact foul designed to neutralize an opponent's obvious advantageous position.

? PENALTY: The designated shooter will shoot two (2) free throws from the free throw line for 1 point each.

The player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the


? The team captain may designate the player to shoot

? the offended team will retain possession of the ball whether the shots are made or missed. Any

player committing five (5) fouls in a game is automatically ejected from that game.

? Two technical fouls given to a player will be ejected from the game.

? Fighting or throwing a punch automatically results in a technical foul assessed against the player(s)

involved. Free throws will be awarded as described above and will result in immediate dismissal of the

player(s) from the League.

? Any player ejected from an Accelerate Sports League for misconduct, intentional and/or flagrant fouling

and fighting will be automatically banned from participation in future Accelerate Sports Leagues for one

(1) year.


? No alcoholic beverage or tobacco will be allowed for player, coach, parent, spectator consumption on-site.

? The team captain is always the team Spokesperson , not a coach, parent, spectator, or one of the other

players. We ask that all coaches and parents play the role of a spectator only.

  • We will be using a 28.5 (women’s) ball for this league.

*These rules may be revised/or altered at any time at the discretion of the league coordinator.*


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