Under 8 & 10 Basketball Rules

Added by Scott McClain

Updated

Purpose

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

Game Overview

A. Game Times: Differ each week, please arrive 15 minutes early for warmup
B. Players on the Court: 5 ON 5
C. Game Length: (2) 9-minute halves with a running clock (regulation time - last 1 minute of 2nd Half)
D. Substitutions: as needed - approximately every 3 minutes
E. Free Throws: 1 per player during halftime and in equal amounts for each team
F. Defense Zone: U8: 3-Point Arc & U10 ½ Court, must wait for the ball to cross into the DEFENSE ZONE to play defense
G. Two Officials will monitor the game and call fouls and infractions
H. One Score Keeper/Clock Operator **
I. Mask/Face Coverings are **MANDATORY
, even during the games
J. Family Units (Player +2 guests) may sit together and must be socially distanced from other families.

HOPE League Rules:

  1. Each game will begin with a PRAYER and then a JUMP BALL
  2. Each player will play approximately 50% of each game
  3. Each half will begin with ALTERNATING POSSESSION
  4. Players will receive PENALTY for double dribbling or traveling
  5. NO BLOCKING SHOTS OR STEALING THE BALL
  6. 6-FOULS will cause a player to become Disqualified
  7. Parents are asked to NOT instruct the players on shooting or passing
  8. After a made basket, (1) players will walk the ball down the court in transition
  9. (2) players will inbound the ball after each made basket
  10. The score will be kept, but we encouraging PERFORMANCEof scoring baskets over the outcome of a win/loss
  11. Following the game, TEAMS will finish with a prayer at the scorer's table,Bump Elbows and congratulate each other with Good Game
  12. Players need to bring water bottles, NO FOOD ALLOWED IN THE GYM

##PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN AND WARMUP!

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