The Three Village Basketball League is a community-based group dedicated to providing an instructional environment to the youth of the area with all areas ability.
The coaches, players and parents of the league should insure that all practices and games be conducted in a positive environment and that no actions that demean or belittle any player, referee, coach or spectator be permitted.
It is encouraged that all parents participate in their child’s growth within the league by either volunteering as a coach, board member or any other volunteer role. The positive reinforcement of their child’s athletic and social development, as well as that of all other children, should be constantly encouraged.
If any parent observes an action that is in conflict with this philosophy, they are encouraged to take the matter up with the coach. If that is not practical, or if the matter is not resolved, the parent should contact any member of the Three Village Basketball League Board of Directors directly. The Three Village Basketball League Board will take appropriate action up to and excluding exclusion from the league if this activity is not corrected.
All games will begin at scheduled times.
Four players will consist of a legal team; opposing team has option to still play with 5 players.
If a legal team can’t be played within five minutes of the start time,
that team shall forfeit the game.
A game shall consist of two – 20min halves. The clock will stop aprox. every 5 minutes for subs and the last 2 minutes of each half.
The first overtime shall be 3 minutes stop clock. Second OT - first team to score wins the game. Please note: For playoff games only, full overtime periods will be played. No Sudden Death.
Half time period shall be two minutes.
Each team is allowed two timeouts per half and one timeout each overtime period. A team cannot carryover timeouts.
All games and overtime periods shall begin with a jump ball, followed by alternate possession.
No foul shots for the 4th grade division. 5th grade can shoot foul shots from closer range if needed.
Grades 8th-10th are permitted 3 point shots.
It is the responsibility of each coach to verify personal & team fouls with official scorer.
No press at any time for grades 4th & 5th. Players are allowed 5 seconds in the “shooting lane”
4th grade – No stealing off the dribble/no reaching in. Defense can steal a pass.
Grades 4th to 8th – Man to Man defense only. No double teaming, except in the “shooting lane”
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th can press the last two minutes of each half.
9th/10th division can press at any time and double teaming is permitted anywhere on the court.
Players foul out after five fouls.
All technical fouls are considered both a personal and team foul.
Technical fouls result in two shots and lose of possession.
Any player or coach receiving two technical fouls in one game, results in next game suspension.
Any player or coach receiving three technical fouls during the season will result in league expulsion without a refund.
Seventh team foul starts the One & One bonus. Ten team fouls equals 2 shot bonus.
Illegal substitutions result in a team technical foul.
Coaches are responsible to report all technical fouls to the Commissioner.
Time shall be stopped at approximately five minute intervals to allow for substitutions.
All players must play at least half the game and no more then three quarters of a game.
If a team has only 6 players, no player can play the entire game.
All substitutions are at the coach’s discretion for any overtime period.
Sportsmanship and coach’s conduct will be enforced for all divisions.
Fighting results in immediate ejection and next game suspension.
Opposing teams shall shake hands at the end of each game.
Referee calls are final. Coaches may contact commissioners with any specific challenge.
All rules apply for the regular and playoff season.
Any revisions must be approved by the league board.
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Three Village Basketball League season.
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