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BASKETBALL RULES
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Basketball Rules

Basketball

U6

(ages 4-5)

U8

(ages 6-7)

U10

(ages 8-9)

U12

(ages 10-11)

U14

(ages 12-13)

Ball size

27.5 or 28.5

27.5" or 28.5"

28.5"

28.5"

28.5"

Rim Height

8ft

8ft

9ft

10ft

10ft

Court Size

Half Court

Half Court

Half Court

Full Court

Full Court

Game length

10 min halves

12 min halves

14 min halves

14 min halves

14 min halves

Half time

1 minute

1 minute

1 minute

1 minute

1 minute

Officiating

By coach

Referee

Referee

Referee

Referee

Blocking shots

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stealing off dribble

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Stealing off pass

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Man to man defense

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zone defense

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Timeouts

2/game

2/game

2/game

2/game

2/game

Playoffs

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Score kept

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full court defense

No

No

Last two minutes

of half

Last two minutes

of half

Last two minutes

of half

Overtime

No

No

In playoffs

Shootout

In playoffs

Shootout

In playoffs

Shootout

U6 DIVISION (ages 4-5)

General Rules:

Clock and Timeouts:

Defense:

U8 DIVISION (ages 6-7)

General Rules:

Clock and timeouts:

Defense:

U10 Division (ages 8-9)

General Rules:

Clock and Timeouts:

Defense:

U12 (ages 10-12) & U14 (ages 12-13)

General rules:

Clock and Timeouts:

Defense: