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GENERAL RULES
 

The National Federation of States High School Association rules and local rules approved by the Warrenton Youth Sports Club (WYSC).  Additionally, except where otherwise indicated, the following rules are deviations that apply only to the NBA division level of play:
 

  1. The local deviation in rules for Ages 5-6 are:
    1. There will be once a week practices for 60 minutes for this age division
    2. Saturday Session will played as 20 minute halves with a running clock. 
    3. The division will use junior or small ball as a game ball (size 27.5)
    4. Coaches will be allowed on the court with the players instructing them during the scrimmage.
    5. Referees will be provided for this age group.
    6. There will be no official time clock or score keeping.
    7. The purpose of this division is to teach basic skills.
    8. There is NO pressing or Trapping. (Definition of Pressing: Having the player pressure the ball and trapping)
    9. Teams must play zone only defense, inside the 3-point line. Teams must play a "soft defense" until the offensive team gets the ball past the top of the key.

  2. The local deviation in rules for Ages 7-8 are: 
    1. There will be two shot fouls taken from a 12-foot foul line, to an 8-foot high goal. 
    2. The division will use junior or small ball as a game ball (size 27.5)
    3. There is no pressing or trapping outside the 3-point line. (Definition of Pressing: Having the player pressure the ball and trapping)
    4. Each team is allowed 4 time outs per game. 
    5. Substitutes will be only allowed at or around the four minute mark of each quarter. Coaches should try to stop play when appropriate either 30 seconds before or after the 4 minute mark.  Stopping the game during the middle of a play or fast break to bring in substitutions should be avoided.  A player may be substituted for if he/she sustains an injury at anytime during the game, acquires 3 personal fouls in the first half or  acquires 5 personal fouls at any time in a game. 
    6. Teams must play zone only defense, inside the 3-point line. Teams must play a "soft defense" until the offensive team gets the ball past the top of the key.
    7. There will be four (4) eight minute quarters with a running clock stopping only for:
      • Shooting fouls; clock will be stopped once a shooting foul is called. 
      • When player is shooting two foul shots the clock is stopped on the first shot and started once the referee hands the player the ball for the second shot.
    8.  There are no overtime periods.
    9. A player will foul out after his/her 5th personal foul.
    10. Teams will need to provide their own score keeper and someone to run the timeclock.
    11. Championships will be held for this division.

  3. The local deviations in rules for Ages 9-10 are:
    1. Foul shots will be taken from a 12-foot foul line, to a standard 10-foot goal.
    2. The division will use a game ball (size 28.5)
    3. There is no pressing allowed in the back court at anytime during the game.  The offensive team must be allowed to pass the ball into the front court.
    4. Each team is allowed 4 time outs per game: an additional one in each 3 minute overtime (Over time is for playoff and championship games only). 
    5. Substitutes will be only allowed at or around the four minute mark of each quarter. Referees should try to stop play when appropriate either 30 seconds before or after the 4 minute mark.  Stopping the game during the middle of a play of fast break to bring in substitutions should be avoided.  A player may be substituted for if he/she sustains an injury at anytime during the game, acquires 3 personal fouls in the first half or  acquires 5 personal fouls at any time in a game. 
    6. A player will foul out after his/her 5th personal foul.
    7. There will be four (4) eight minute quarters with a running clock stopping only for:
      • Shooting fouls; clock will be stopped once a shooting foul is called. 
      • When player is shooting two foul shots the clock is stopped on the first shot and started once the referee hands the player the ball for the second shot.
      • If player is fouled after a made basket clock is stopped during the foul shot and started after made shot or ball hits rim.
      • During the last 2 minutes of each half the clock is stopped for dead balls.
      • During an overtime period (playoffs or championships), the clock will continue to run and stop only on foul shots.
    8. This division has the option of playing zone defenses, or man-to-man defenses.