Hope Jr. Grizzlies - Kindergarten Rules

For Under 5 & 6 teams participating in the Sunday Development program.

Scott McClain
Updated 20 days ago

Purpose:

• Teach Basics: dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense
• Develop Sportsmanship and Respect for the game of basketball
• Encourage all players in a positive & Christian environment for learning

Game Overview

  1. Game Times: Differ each week, please arrive 15 minutes early for warmup
  2. Players on the Court: Under 5: 4 ON 4 --- Under 6: 4 ON 4
  3. Game Length: (4) 9-minute quarters with a running clock
  4. Substitutions: Around 4:30 each half
  5. Free Throws: 2 per player during halftime
  6. Defense Zone: U5: Free Throw SEMI-CIRCLE -- U6: MARKED Lane
  7. One Official will monitor the game
  8. One Score Keeper will work the table keeping score and time

League Rules:

  1. Each game will begin with a PRAYER and then a JUMP BALL
  2. Each player shall Play 50% of each game
  3. Each quarter will begin with ALTERNATING POSSESSION
  4. NO PENALTY FOR double dribbling or traveling
  5. NO BLOCKING SHOTS OR STEALING THE BALL
  6. NO CONTACT is allowed, and fouls are not kept
  7. Two Team Parents, one for email reminders and other for a snack list
  8. The Defense will stand on the RED LINES inside of the Defensive Zone
  9. A DEFENSIVE COACH keeps players inside the Defensive Zone for rebounding
  10. The Offense will stand on the BLUE LINES to pass and shooting
  11. An OFFENSIVE COACH instructs players to Pass and to SHOOT
  12. Parents are asked to NOT instruct the players on shooting or passing
  13. Every player plenty of shot opportunities during the game
  14. Each player shoots (2) Free Throws at Halftime
  15. After a made basket, (1) U5 player will walk the ball down the court in transition
  16. For the U6 division, (2) players will inbound the ball after each made basket
  17. The score will be kept, but we encouraging PERFORMANCEof scoring baskets over the outcome of a win/loss
  18. Following the game, TEAMS will line up in front of the scorer's table, shake hands and congratulate each other with Good Game
  19. Players will Run the Tunnel formed at mid-court by parents and fans
  20. Each team will provide Snacks for each game, snack-list sign-up on December 1 practice.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY FOR WARMUPS, GAME TIME IS GAME TIME

Hope Church Memphis
Sports and Recreation Ministries