Backcourt Timeline: Not having a timeline violation for 7-8 year-olds allows coaches to communicate to players before they reach half court. The playing rules and standards below are to serve as guidelines and recommendations for those administering basketball competitions. After going undrafted in the 1993 NBA draft, Bruce became a 3-time NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs. Copyright 2020 Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media, All Rights Reserved. With respect to basketball and other similar ball sports, world-class athletes often delayed single-sport specialization until age 16 or later. Fighting and gross unsportsmanlike behavior can be more than one game and is at the discretion of the Tournament Director and / or State Director. There will be a minimum of a 5 minute warm-up period. Girls size 6 (28.5”) Boys size 7 (29.5”), Girls size 6 (28.5”) Boys size 7 (29.5”), 22’2” or the next available line under 22’2”. USA Basketball and the NBA have adopted FIBA (International Basketball Federation) rules for the grades 9-12 age- segment and created progressive sets of rules and standards for younger age segments (ages 14 and under). The NBA and USA Basketball have adopted FIBA (International Basketball Federation) rules for the Grades 9-12 age- segment and created progressive sets of rules and standards for younger age segments (ages 14 and under). Start of Game Possession: For 7-8 and 9-11 year-olds, a coin flip will determine the team that will start with the ball to mitigate significant differences in height and coordination among children. Rules; Board Policies; Board of Directors Information; Staff Information; 2020-2021 Season Athletic Schedule; 2020-2021 Board and Appeals Meetings; 2020-2021 OSSAA School Classifications; 2020-2021 OSSAA Member Schools; Non-Public School Maps Three or more teams: Point Differential System will be used. Jump to: Rules & Standards || Equipment & Court Specifications || Game Structure || Game Tactics || Highlighted Game Play Rules || Full Recommendation by Age Segment. All teams participating in the National Tournament must adhere to National Rules outlined above. 10th Grade - An athlete must be in the 10th grade or below for the 2020-21 school year and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2021. Size of Court: For 7-8 year-olds, a 50’x 42’ court is contemplated to be a cross-court game on a full-sized basketball court. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 17 before September 1, 2021. The clock would only stop for shooting fouls, timeouts, injuries, and the administration of technical fouls. USA Basketball and the NBA will utilize these playing rules and standards in all events and competitions they may host. Based upon the scientific literature and the consensus of our Health and Wellness Working Group, the NBA and USA Basketball recommend the following for young athletes, parents and basketball organizations: Sports provide opportunities for children and adolescents to connect with others, build meaningful relationships and take on challenges and leadership roles that promote overall personal development and well-being. The team with the highest point total will win the tiebreaker and the second highest number will be seeded second, etc. 6th Grade - An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below for the 2020-21 school year and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2021. Rosters are allowed a maximum of fifteen (15) players. Distance of 3-Point Arc: For 7-8 and 9-11 year-olds, although the 3-point arc may exist on the floor, all baskets made beyond this arc only count as two points. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 10 before September 1, 2021. Clock Stoppage: Stopping the clock following a made basket within the last two minutes of the fourth period and any extra periods for 12-14 year-olds and 9th-12th graders allows for additional strategic decision-making. Here's several rules/regulations to consider: STARTING THE GAME 1. 11th Grade - An athlete must be in the 11th grade or below for the 2020-21 school year and cannot turn 19 prior to September 1, 2021. Shane played in the NBA from 2001-2014 and is a 2-time NBA Champion. 5. Thus, delaying specialization until this age range is recommended. Happy Thanksgiving from #teachershelpingteachers! Height of Basket: Utilizing a lower basket height for 7-8 and 9-11 year-olds allows children to develop proper shooting form and increases the opportunity for shooting success. In 2019, 128 years after Dr. Naismith’s first game, the OPEN Basketball Nation celebrates the roots of the game by providing physical educators and youth coaches the tools to teach basketball as a lifelong activity that promotes the very best in humanity. Please keep in mind: *We understand that organizations and facilities may not always be able to accommodate all recommendations and that modifications will need to be made in certain instances due to practical limitations (e.g., inability to raise or lower the height of a basket, re-draw court lines, or not having a shot clock). Teams will receive a point differential per game up to a maximum of plus 15 points for a win and a maximum of minus 15 points for loss. 2. If less than four teams, the tournament director must contact the team with their options. These guidelines aim to combat the overemphasis on early competitive success and the lack of a clear development pathway through the sport – two issues that exist across youth sports, including basketball. Acceptable proofs of age are; clean photocopies of birth certificates, adoption papers, or immigration papers. Playing Time: To ensure that all young children participating in the sport have an opportunity to experience the game, equal and fair playing time is recommended for 7-8 year-olds. 7th Grade - An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below for the 2020-21  school year and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2021. The Game Administrator must be someone other than the participating coaches. Prior to that, he served as the assistant commissioner for championships at the Colonial Athletic Association and was a member of the 2002-03 NCAA championships intern class at the NCAA. It also allows for an introduction to competitive tactics. The supporters below endorse the Health and Wellness, and Player Segmentation recommendations shared above. Middle school players, in contrast, play quarters that last seven or eight minutes long. The National High School Federation Rules and Regulations (NHSF) will apply to all US Amateur Basketball games with the following exceptions. Bruce was also elected to the NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams 8 eight times. (Visit www. To date, however, the sport of basketball has lacked guidelines around health and wellness and consistent game play standards.