SACAA Leagues’ Rules Variations

 

Girls Gr 1-4

Boys Gr 1-4

Girls Gr 5-6

Girls 7-8

Boys Gr 5-8

Boys 9-12

Women

Men

Individual Grace Period

No penalty for late player

No penalty for late player

No penalty for late player

No penalty for late player

No penalty for late player

Technical for late player

Games before 7PM, no technical till 3Q; 7PM Games, no technical till 2Q; otherwise technical for late player

Games before 7PM, no technical till 3Q; 7PM Games, no technical till 2Q; otherwise technical for late player

Roster Size

8-10 Players

8-10 Players

8-10 Players

8-10 Players

8-10 Players

8-14 Players

No Limit

No Limit

Player Participation Rule?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Quarter Length

6 Minutes

6 Minutes

6 Minutes

6 Minutes

6 Minutes

8 Minutes

8 Minutes

8 Minutes

Overtime Length

3 Minutes

3 Minutes

3 Minutes

3 Minutes

3 Minutes

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Defensive Rules

No backcourt press;

Frontcourt pressure only after offense penetrates the top of free throw circle extended;

No double-teaming outside free throw lane;

No slapping or reaching in when offense is holding the ball outside lane**

No backcourt press;

Frontcourt pressure only after offense penetrates the top of free throw circle extended**

 

No backcourt press*;

Frontcourt pressure only after offense penetrates the top of free throw circle extended*;

No double-teaming outside free throw lane;

No slapping or reaching in when offense is holding the ball outside lane

No backcourt press*;

Frontcourt pressure only after offense penetrates the top of free throw circle extended*

No backcourt press*;

Frontcourt pressure only after offense penetrates midcourt*

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

Offensive Rules

Must penetrate the top of free throw circle extended within 5 seconds of entering frontcourt;

Beginning in 4Q, no inbounding from frontcourt to backcourt

Must penetrate the top of free throw circle extended within 5 seconds of entering frontcourt;

Beginning in 4Q, no inbounding from frontcourt to backcourt

Must penetrate the top of free throw circle extended within 5 seconds of entering frontcourt;

Beginning in 4Q, no inbounding from frontcourt to backcourt

Must penetrate the top of free throw circle extended within 5 seconds of entering frontcourt;

Beginning in 4Q, no inbounding from frontcourt to backcourt

Beginning in 4Q, no inbounding from frontcourt to backcourt

NCAA Rules

10 seconds to move ball from backcourt to frontcourt

NCAA Rules

Ball Size

28.5 Inch

28.5 Inch

28.5 Inch

28.5 Inch

29.5 Inch

29.5 Inch

28.5 Inch

29.5 Inch

Goal Height

8 Feet

8 Feet (Grades 1-2);

10 Feet (Grades 3-4)

10 Feet

10 Feet

10 Feet

10 Feet

10 Feet

10 Feet

Clock Stops on All Whistles

Under 1 Minute of 4Q and OT

Under 1 Minute of 4Q and OT

Under 1 Minute of 4Q and OT

Under 1 Minute of 4Q and OT

Under 1 Minute of 4Q and OT

Under 2 Minutes of 4Q and OT

Under 2 Minutes of 4Q and OT

Under 2 Minutes of 4Q and OT

3-Point Shot

No

No

No

No

No

Yes, if line exists

Yes, if line exists

Yes, if line exists

Traveling and Double Dribble (More leeway given the younger the age group)

Minimal traveling and double dribble unless advantage towards basket occurs; Traveling and double dribble not called in backcourt

Minimal traveling and double dribble unless advantage towards basket occurs; Traveling and double dribble not called in backcourt (Grades 1-2)

Depending on quality of teams, minimal traveling and double dribble might be allowed unless advantage towards basket occurs

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

*These defensive pressure rules do not apply in the final minute of the 4th quarter or overtime

**see exception on page 3 of rules package for games played at UUMC

 

 

Girls Gr 1-4

Boys Gr 1-4

Girls Gr 5-6

Girls 7-8

Boys Gr 5-8

Boys 9-12

Women

Men

3-Sec Lane Violations

Official will verbally prod player to leave lane at 3 seconds; Violation called if advantage gained in rebounding or scoring; Less tolerance given to taller or talented players

Official will verbally prod player to leave lane at 3 seconds; Violation called if advantage gained in rebounding or scoring; Less tolerance given to taller or talented players (Grades 1-2); Violation called if player remains in lane after prodding (Grades 3-4)

Official will verbally prod player to leave lane at 3 seconds; Violation called if player remains in lane after prodding

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

Free Throws

Minimal violations called unless excessive; Shooter may cross line on shot but cannot charge the basket on release

Minimal violations called unless excessive; Shooter may cross line on shot but cannot charge the basket on release

Minimal violations called unless excessive; Shooter may cross line on shot but cannot charge the basket on release

For smaller players, shooter may cross line on shot but cannot charge the basket on release

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

NCAA Rules

Other

Closely-guarded held ball violations at 8 seconds; Backcourt violations not called unless excessive

Closely-guarded held ball violations at 8 seconds (Grades 1-2 or; 5 seconds (Grades 3-4) ; Backcourt violations not called unless excessive (Grades 1-2)