Big Ten League Rules

IHSAA rules will be used with the following exceptions:

Age Group: 1st Grade Boys & Girls

Clock: (4) 8-minute qtrs – running clock. Stopped clock inside last 2 minutes of game.

Halftime: 5 minutes

Overtime: 1st OT – 2 minutes with stopped clock. 2nd OT – first point wins.

Pressing: No Pressing.

Goal Height / Ball Size: 8′ goal. 27″ ball size

Free Throw Line: 12′ (player can jump over the line)

Playing Time: 8-player roster: All players will play AT LEAST 20 clock minutes.

7-player roster: All players will play AT LEAST 22 clock minutes.

6-player roster: All players will play AT LEAST 24 clock minutes.

Exceptions: Injury or foul trouble.

Timeouts: 5 timeouts per game (3-30 secs. & 2-60 secs.) – clock stops.

Defense: Man to Man defense ONLY. No steals (from dribble). No double teaming above the free throw line. Double teaming will be allowed below the free throw line.

Help out rules:

  1. A defensive player can only help out on another offensive player who is dribbling the basketball, if that offensive player is clearly ahead of his/her assigned defensive player. If the assigned defensive player “catches up” to his/her offensive player, then the defensive player who has helped out must return to his/her assigned offensive player. If they do not, play will be stopped and the offensive team will be awarded the basketball out of bounds.
  2. A defensive player cannot help out on another offensive player who is dribbling the basketball, if the assigned defensive player is beside the offensive player.
  3. A defensive player cannot leave his/her assigned offensive player and steal a pass that was intended for an offensive player on the opposite side of the court.

Scorekeeper / Clock Operator: Each team is responsible for 1 scorekeeper or clock operator (2 per game needed).

Bench Personnel: No more than three non-players on the bench.

Signed Waiver: Parent/Guardian must sign waiver & Code of Conduct before player can play first game.