Key Rules To Remember

3 Second Violation
A player shall not remain in their team’s foul lane for more than three consecutive seconds while that player’s team is in control of a live ball in the front court and the game clock is running. The countdown starts when one foot enters the restricted area and resets when both feet leave the area.

10 Second Violation
A 10-second violation in basketball is a rule that the player must cross half court in 10 seconds after their team in-bounds the ball. If they do not cross half court in 10 seconds, possession is awarded to the other team.

Moving Screen Violation
An offensive foul committed when a player executing a screen moves in order to block the defender and makes contact.

5 Second Possession Violation
A five-second closely guarded violation may be called against an offensive player with the ball when that player is guarded closely for five seconds or more, and does not pass, shoot, or dribble within that time. For example, if you receive the ball and do not dribble while closely guarded you can hold the ball for 5 seconds. If you start dribbling then the 5 second counts starts over. If then you stop dribbling the 5 second counts begins again. If during any of these scenarios you have the ball for the full 5 seconds while closely guarded a 5 second violation may be called.

Charging Violation
Charging is a type of personal foul that occurs when a player with the ball runs into an opponent while making no attempt to stop and/or change direction. The key factor in judging a charge is whether the defender was stationary or moving.

Blocking Violation
A blocking foul occurs when a defender tries to get in front of his opponent to stop them from going in that direction. If the defender does not get into a legal defensive position and contact occurs, it is a blocking foul.

5 Second In-bounds Violation
This violation happens when a player fails to inbound the ball within five seconds after receiving it from the referee from any place on the court, in any situation throughout the game. That violation happens when the inbound is very well defended by the opponent.

Shot Clock
The shot clock resets to 35 seconds each time there is a change of possession, foul or kicked ball.

Bench Rules
– Players on the bench should stand during substitutions and clap for their teammates entering/exiting the game. Players entering/exiting the game should always high-five or fist bump during the substitution. This a team-building exercise.

– Everyone on the bench should be studying their position on the floor and reviewing the playbook as plays are called. Bench players SHOULD NOT BE on their phones, taking pictures or recording games. Our team needs you to be ready and prepared with no distractions during games.

– No player should dispute calls or show up the officials.