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SBA LEAGUE RULES

 

AGE RULES

Players must play in the age group associated with their age as of September 1st of the current year. Exceptions may be made if a parent wants there child to play-up.

TEAM FORMATION

Each player must attend the player Skills Assessment session scheduled approximately two-weeks prior the Drafts. You can confirm the dates for the player Skills Assessments on this website. Players are assessed for general basketball and athletic skills. These Assessments allow the coaches within each age division to see your child first-hand prior to the Coach’s Draft. The Draft takes place after player evaluations in a way that is fair and fosters very competitive teams and games during the season. Team notifications to the parents will take place shortly after the Coach’s Draft.

1. Games will be played in (4) 8 minute quarters (excluding the 13 & UP Boys Division).  The clock will stop for time-outs and any unusual delay of the ball in play. During the final 2-minutes of the 2nd and 4th quarters the clock will stop with each dead ball. During overtime, the clock will stop at every dead ball. 

2. There will be a five (5) minute warm-up period between games. This time may be shortened in order to keep the games on time. 

3. All age groups will be allotted three (3) full timeouts and (2) 20-second timeouts per game. 

4. EACH PLAYER IS REQUIRED TO PLAY TWO UNINTERRUPTED QUARTERS (excluding the 13 & UP Boys Division). Any coach violating this rule will have that game forfeited. 

5. Personal basketballs will not be allowed on the court during timeouts, halftimes or in between games unless your team is playing at that particular time. All free time is reserved ONLY for the teams currently playing. NO EXCEPTIONS!

8 & UNDER BOYS and GIRLS DIVISION

A. Four eight (8) minute quarters.                                                                                                                            
B. One minute between quarters and a five (5) minute halftime.
C. NO FULL COURT PRESSURE. FCP is allowed only during the last two minutes of the 4th quarter.           
D. Regular presses can only begin at the 3-point line, straight across the court 
(after half-court, teams will have 10-seconds to cross the 3-point line).
NO FULL COURT PRESSURE FOR 8U GIRLS
E. Lane violations will occur after five (5) seconds.
F. Games are played on a rim height of 8'-6".
G. If playing with 11-players) Playing Time -1-uninterrupted quarter and at least 4-minutes into any other quarter.

11 & UNDER GIRLS DIVISION

A. A and B apply from the 8-under rules.
B. Full court pressure is allowed at all times.
C. Games are played on regulation height goals of 10'.

10 & UNDER BOYS DIVISION 
 

A.  A and B apply from the 8-under rules.
B. Full court pressure is allowed at all times.
C. Games are played on regulation height goals of 10'.          

12 & UNDER BOYS & 12 & UP GIRLS DIVISIONS

A. Four eight (8) minute quarters.
B. All regular basketball rules apply.      
C. One minute between quarters and a five (5) minute halftime.                                

13 & UP DIVISION

A. One minute between quarters and a five (5) minute halftime.
B. 4-Ten (10) minute quarters    
C. Playing Time: 1-uninterrupted quarter and at least 5-minutes into any other quarter

OVERTIME RULES

1. If the game is tied at the end of regulation, a TWO (2) minute overtime period will be played.
2. If the game is still tied at the end of the first overtime, a TWO (2) minute sudden death overtime will be played. The first team to score wins. Overtime and sudden death will begin with a jump ball.
3. If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime, the game will be decided by foul shots from the ten (10) players on the floor at the end of the second overtime. There will be no substitutions after time has expired in the second overtime. Each player on the floor will shoot one (1) free throw. The team with the most made shots out of five (5) wins. A coin flip will be the final solution should both teams be tied after the shootout. 

PARENT AND PLAYER CONDUCT

Any Coach or Player receiving two technical fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct in the same game will be suspended for the remainder of the game and for the following game. If the Coach/Player receives a second ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct at any point during the remainder of the season he/she will be suspended for the rest of the season. This rule is non-negotiable and refunds will not be given.

Parents should conduct themselves in a positive sportsmanlike manner during the course of the games. Any parent or spectator showing poor sportsmanship will be asked to leave the premises until the completion of the game.

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Smyrna, Georgia 30080
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