Youth Basketball League Rules
SPRING RIVER YOUTH BASKETBALL RULES 2022 EF DATE 1-01-22
PLAYERS THE SPRING RIVER REC LEAGUE’S GOAL IS TO HAVE AS MANY YOUTH AS POSSIBLE PLAY BALL.
A TOWN MAY USE PLAYERS FROM ANOTHER TOWN, BUT NOT FROM A TOWN IN OUR LEAGUE, AND
ONLY TO COMPLETE A TOWN TEAM (SIX (6) IS CONSIDERED A TEAM, NOT A BUNCH OF RINGERS) IN
SOME CASES A TOWN IN THE LEAGUE MAY HAVE TO COMBINE TWO GRADES TO MAKE A TEAM. THE
NORMAL BREAKDOWN WILL BE 3 RD AND 4 TH GRADERS WITH A POSSIBLE 2 ND GRADER AND 5 TH AND 6 TH
GRADERS WITH A POSSIBLE 4 TH GRADER. WHEN A COMBINATION TEAM IS PLAYING AGAINST A
TEAM OF ALL IN THE SAME GRADE TEAM I.E. A 3 RD AND 4 TH GRADE COMBINATION TEAM IS PLAYING
A STRAIGHT 3 RD GRADE TEAM, IT MUST BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE THE GAME STARTS THAT THIS IS A 3 RD
GRADE GAME AND THEN THE COMBINATION TEAM MUST PUT IN ALL IT’S 3 RD AND POSSIBLE 2 ND
GRADERS BEFORE USING ANY 4 TH GRADERS IN THE GAME. ALL TOWNS WILL SUBMIT A ROSTER FOR
THERE KIDS AND IF A GRADE IS SPLIT INTO 2 TEAMS THEN THERE MUST BE ENOUGH KIDS TO PLAY 2
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TEAMS. YOU MAY NOT HAVE 2 TEAMS IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 12 TOTAL
PLAYERS. ALL TEAMS WITH MULTIPLE TEAMS MUST SPLIT THERE PLAYERS AS EVENLY AS POSSIBLE.
If there is a judgement on a player at a higher-grade level playing down, it will be determined on a case
by case basis and go through the League President. If it is found that towns are using ineligible players to
play down and have not notified the League President those games will be forfeited.
THE SPRING RIVER YOUTH LEAGUE IS CONSIDERED A RECREATIONAL LEAGUE AND COACHES ARE
EXPECTED TO PLAY ALL MEMBERS OF THEIR TEAM, SOME MORE THAN OTHERS, BUT ALL WILL PLAY
REGUALR RULES AS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
20 MINUTE HALVES
CLOCK DOES NOT STOP IN THE 1ST HALF. (EXCEPT TIMEOUTS AND INJURIES)
CLOCK STOPS IN 2ND HALF LAST 2 MINUTES OF THE GAME. (FOR EVERYTHING, High School Rules)
-If the Game is Under 20 Points, unless agreed upon by both coaches that the clock will run.
2 MINUTE QUARTER FOR OVERTIME, 1 ADDITIONAL TIME OUT
3 MINUTES BETWEEN HALFS
5 MINUTES BETWEEN GAMES
(3rd &4th) FREE THROWS CAN BE SHOT 2 FT. IN FRONT OF LINE, the kids must start behind the line but
can finish in front if not trying to get the rebound.
(5 th Grade) On Free Throws must start behind the regular free throw line but can finish in front of the
line. But can not continue to get a rebound on the free throw attempt.
(3rd&4th) NO FULL COURT PRESS WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
4 TH) GRADE TEAMS MAY USE A FULL COURT PRESS IN THE 2ND HALF.
(4th 5th &6th) NO PRESS IF YOUR TEAM IS 10 POINTS AHEAD
ALSO, THE TEAM AHEAD BY 20 POINTS MUST FALL BACK BEHIND THE 3 POINT LINE, AT THE TIME
THEY GO AHEAD BY 20 POINTS.
IF THEY DO NOT THE COACH CAN BE ISSUED A TECHNICAL AND POSSIBLY SUSPENDED FOR THE NEXT
USE A WOMEN’S BALL (28.5 OZ) FOR ALL GAMES except:
3 rd Grade Girls will use a 27.5 oz ball.
4-60 SECOND TIME OUTS A GAME (2 PER HALF NO CARRYOVER)
ALL GRADES 3 SECONDS IN LANE
5 SECONDS ON THROW-IN
10 SECONDS TO GET BALL PAST HALF COURT
ON FREE THROWS, All PLAYERS except the Shooter can enter Lane as soon as the ball is released the
shooter must wait for it to hit the rim. Also, all players outside the 3 Point line have to wait for the ball
to hit the rim to cross the 3-point line.
ON THE 7 TH FOUL-OPPOSING TEAM SHOOTS 1&1 AND ON THE 10 TH FOUL-OPPOSING TEAM SHOOTS 2
All towns need to provide a Scorekeeper for each game at away games, might not be needed but need
to be sure to have someone to either keep score or the scorebook.
If you are playing a team consisting of multiple grade levels to make up a team. During League play the
Town that has kids playing down will forfeit that game in the League Records. But if playing up that
game will count as the Regular game.
OVERTIME IF AT THE END OF THE 2ND HALF THE GAME IS TIED THERE WILL A TWO MINUTE OVERTIME,
IF THE GAME IS STILL TIED THEN THE GAMES IS SCORED AS A TIE IN THE STANDINGS.
REFEREES THE TEAM WHICH IS PROVIDING THE FACILITIES FOR THE GAMES (USUALLY THE HOME
TEAM) WILL PROVIDE TWO (2) REFEREES FOR EACH GAME, COMPOSED OF AT LEAST ONE (1) ADULT
AND THE OTHER A JUNIOR, SENIOR OR EQUIVALENT. DURING THE TOURNAMNET THERE NEEDS TO BE
1 COMPETENT ADULT AND 1 PAID REFEREES AT A MINIMUM.
IF A COACH RECEIVES A TECHNICAL FOUL, THE COACH IS REMOVED FROM THE BENCH IMMEDIATELY
(MUST BE REPLACED) ALSO THE COACH WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COACH NEXT GAME. IF A COACH
RECEIVES TWO (2) TECHNICAL FOULS DURING SEASON THE COACH IS REMOVED FROM POSISTION
FOR REST OF SEASON.