Under 8 & 10 Basketball Rules

Scott McClain
Updated 17 days ago


• 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: (4) 10-minute quarters with a running clock (regulation time - last 2 minutes of 4th Quarter)
D. Substitutions: as needed around the 5:00 each quarter
E. Free Throws: 1 per player during halftime and equal number for each team
F. Defense Zone: U8: 3-Point Arc & U10 ½ Court, must wait for ball to cross line 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
, Players may remove their masks when in the game.
J. Family Units may sit together, 3 seats away from another family.

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 quarter will begin with ALTERNATING POSSESSION
  4. Players will receive PENALTY for double dribbling or traveling
  6. 6-FOULS will cause a player to be Disqualified
  7. Parents are asked to NOT instruct the players on shooting or passing
  8. After a made basket, (1) U5 player 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 line up in front of the scorer's table,Bump Elbows and congratulate each other with Good Game
  12. Each team will provide Snacks for each game, snack-list sign-up at first practice


Hope Church Memphis
Sports and Recreation Ministries