March 26, 2017

BASKETBALL RULES

Where:            Pioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield, Christchurch

When:              3 pm Friday 14 April; 9 am Saturday 15 April; 9 am Sunday 16 April; 10 am Monday 17 April 2017

Controller:        Simon Chan

Phone:             021 896 080

Email:               chan-clan@xtra.co.nz

 

The Controllers reserve the right to amend these rules or competition at any time.

 

Rules:

All games to be played under the current rules as adopted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA October 2014) except as amended below:

 

Playing times for round robin/pool games:

  • Two x 22-minute halves, running clock except the clock will stop in the last two minutes of the second half.
  • Two minute half-time break.
  • Two x 30-second time-outs per team per half.
  • Time-outs and substitutions allowed during the last two minutes of second half.
  • 24-second shot-clock (if no shot-clock, at Referee’s discretion). 14-second reset of shot clock will not apply.

 

Tiebreaker Rules for Pool games:

In the event that teams are tied we will adopt these rules:

  • Head to Head
  • Points Differential

 

Playoff games/unofficial grade finals:

As above

 

Playing time for official grade finals:

  • Two x 18-minute halves, stop-clock.
  • Two minute half time break.
  • Two x 30-second time-outs per team per half.
  • 24-second shot-clock (if no shot-clock, at Referee’s discretion).
  • 14 second reset of shot clock WILL NOT APPLY.

 

Team foul penalty:

  • A penalty of 2 free throws will apply for each foul after 7 team fouls in each half, provided that it was not already a shooting foul or the offending team was not in control of the ball.

 

Tied games:

  • In all tied games there will be an extra three minutes of extra time allowed.
  • The extra time is treated as a continuation of the second half, thus all fouls committed and timeouts used will apply. This period will be stop clock. An additional 30-second time-out will be allowed in extra-time.
  • If the game is still tied after extra time, the 10 players on court will advance to a shootout, alternatively shooting one free throw, the team with the most free throws will be the winner.
  • If it is still tied after the shootout, then it will go to a sudden death shootout with the same players shooting in the same order.

 

Tiniball (aged 5, 6, & 7 years)

  • Two x 10 minute halves running clock and two minute halftime.
  • Size 5 ball.
  • Substitutions at any time (run on from own half).
  • Three second in keyhole rule not enforced.
  • Back over half rule not enforced.
  • 1 point per foul. No foul shots.
  • After a basket is scored, scoring team must retire to half way.
  • Eight-second rule enforced at the referees discretion.
  • 24-second rule to shoot not enforced.
  • Man to man marking through use of coloured wrist bands. Defenders must guard their “opposite colour” only, unless in the defensive keyhole, where they can guard any player.
  • Players on court cannot swap wrist bands.

 

Miniball (aged 8 years – Year 6 student)

  • Two x 20 minute halves running clock and two minute halftime.
  • Size 5 ball.
  • Two x 30-second time-out per half (except last three minutes of second half).
  • Substitutions on any dead ball (except last three minutes of second half).
  • Three-second rule not enforced.
  • No foul shots.
  • 1 point per foul, after 5 team fouls.
  • 24-second rule to shoot not enforced.

 

Intermediate (Years 7-8)

  • Two x 20 minute halves running clock and two minute halftime.
  • Size 6 ball.
  • Two x 30 second time outs per half (except in last three minutes of second half).
  • No substitutions allowed in the last three minutes of the second half.
  • 24-second rule to shoot enforced at referee’s discretion.
  • Final: Last two minutes of second half will be stop-clock (substitutions and time-outs allowed).

 

Default games

From Auckland Easter 2012 we received contingent feedback that some teams were not getting a reasonable number of games. In addition, over recent years teams have deliberately defaulted games resulting in the opposition missing out on a game, which is considered contrary to the spirit of the NZCA Easter Tournament.

To discourage teams defaulting games and to maximise the games for ALL players, the Basketball Controllers reserve the right to disqualify a team from the competition for defaulting a game.

 

Mouthguards

Basketball NZ is implementing compulsory mouthguards for all grades up to U19. NZCA Easter is not a Basketball NZ tournament therefore we will not be enforcing this rule. However to enhance player safety we recommend that ALL players wear mouthguards.

 

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