Manoa Boys Basketball League: Rules & Regulations

Sunday, January 27

Rules & Regulations

These RULES AND REGULATIONS supplement the National Federation Basketball Rules for

all Divisions except where specifically stated otherwise. The rules are subject to change by the

Board of Directors ( Board ).

1. Objective

The Manoa Boys Basketball League ( MBBL ) is participation-oriented, aimed at teaching

basketball skills, responsibility, sportsmanship and above all, an enjoyment for the sport.

2. Responsibilities

a. Attendance

1) Players: Players are expected to attend all scheduled practices sessions and

games. The Coach may enforce disciplinary actions upon a player. These may range from

minimum playing time to a game suspension. For example, players missing more than 3 games

may be asked to drop from the program. Any player who drops out after the teams are formed

without a valid reason will be ineligible to participate for the remainder of the current season

and will be ineligible to register for the following season.

2) Coach: A coach or a designated representative of the coach, who must be 18 years

of age or older, must be present at all practices and at the respective teams bench throughout

the entire game.

b. After-Practice/Game Dismissal of Players

Whether transportation will be provided or the player will be allowed to depart

practices/games alone, it is the player s parent(s)/guardian(s) responsibility to inform the

coach of these arrangements and any changes that may occur during the season.

c. Behavior

The conduct of coaches, players, parents and fans is of concern to the MBBL. Setting an

example of pair play and sportsmanship should be of the utmost importance. Unsportsmanlike

behavior on the part of the coaches, players, parents and fans is not expected and will not be

tolerated.

d. Disciplinary Action

Incidents requiring special attention shall be reported to the respective Division Manager who

will then notify the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will then investigate the

incident and take appropriate action.

3. Uniforms and Equipment

a. All players must be attired in the current years league-issued uniform to participate

in a scheduled game. Shorts will not have pockets, rivets, zippers, belt loops, etc. The physical

appearance of the uniform shall not be altered in any way. The jersey must be tucked into the

shorts.

b. If a T-shirt is worn under the jersey, it must be the same color or as close to the

color of the jersey.

c. Gym shoes must be worn during practices and games. Kneepads are mandatory for the

Midget and Minor Divisions and are strongly recommended for the Major Division.

d. Mouth guards are recommended for all divisions.

4. Home/Visitor Designations

a. The Home team shall be the 1st named team listed and the Visitor team shall be the

2nd named team listed on the League s game schedule and will sit on their respective

designated bench.

b. The Home Team will wear white, and the Visitor Team will wear its dark color.

c. A team s pre-game warm-up and goal shall be opposite its bench.

5. Officials Table

a. Only the Referees, the Timekeeper, and the Scorekeeper shall occupy the Officials

Table.

b. The score book is the official record of the game. Any changes to the score book

must be confirmed by the Referee.

c. Only head coaches may approach the officials table before, during, or at the end of

the game. During the course of a game, the head coach may approach the officials table only

during a dead ball, timeout, or break in play.

6. Starting Time

a. There will be no grace period for any game.

b. Teams shall be ready to play 30 minutes before the start of their game. Jewelry,

watches etc must be removed prior to the start of the game.

c. Teams rosters must be turned in to the officials table, by the head coach, 15 minutes

before the scheduled start of their games. Any absences must be reported at this time.

7. Game Playing Time

a. All Divisions will play 4 (four) - 8 (eight) minute quarters, running time. The clock will

only stop for free throws and timeouts. During the last minute of the final quarter and overtime

period, the clock will stop on every official s whistle.

b. Overtime

1 (one) overtime period of 2 (two) minutes shall be played. In the event the game is still tied at

the end of the overtime, the game will go into a Sudden Death period.

c. Sudden Death

The first team to score (field goal or free throw) in the Sudden Death Period wins.

8. Playing Requirements

5 (five) players are needed to start an official game.

Midget Division Only:

All Players are required to play 1 (one) full unbroken quarter in the first half, sit out 1

(one) full unbroken quarter during the course of the game, and play at least half of the 3rd

quarter and half of the 4th quarter. The only exceptions will be as stated in rules 8.c through

8.g.

Minor, Major, Senior, Varsity

All Players are required to play 1 (one) full unbroken quarter in the first half, sit out 1

(one) full unbroken quarter during the course of the game, and play at least half of the 3rd

quarter. The only exceptions will be as stated in rules 8.b through 8.e.

c. Any player(s) participating in the 1st and 2nd quarters must sit out the entire 3rd

quarter and must enter into the 4th quarter.

D: For a team with only 6 (six) players, the opposing coach will designate 1 (one) player

to play 4 (four) full quarters, and the team s coach will designate 1 (one) player to play 4 (four)

full quarters. Designation of these 2 (two) players must be made to the officials table before

the start of the game.

E: In the event a team can only start 4 (four) eligible players in the 4th, the opposing

teams coach will designate 1 (one) player that has not fouled out to participate as the 5th

player.  

F:Injury and Substitution Rule: If a player subs for an injured player, it will not be

counted as a quarter played by the sub, but will be counted as a quarter played by the injured

player whether he/she returns to the game or not. An injured player must be substituted for

and may re-enter the game only for the designated injury substitute at the coach s discretion

and within the playing requirements of Rules 8.a. through 8.g.

g. For a team with 11 (eleven) players, 1 (one) player must sit out the 1st and 2nd

quarter. That player must play the entire 3rd quarter and one half of the 4th quarter. The

players that must sit out the 3rd quarter must play one half of the 4th quarter.

h. Any violation of the playing requirements 8.a through 8.g above shall result in the

forfeiture of the game.

Late Arriving Players (Midget, Minor, Major and Senior Divisions):

Late arriving players will be allowed to play under the following rules and conditions:

i. Players arriving after the start of the 1st quarter but before the start of the 2nd

quarter are subject to rules 8.a through 8.g.

j. Players arriving after the start of the 2nd quarter but before the start of the 3rd

quarter must sit out the remainder of the first half and play one (1) full unbroken quarter plus

half of another quarter in the second half.

k. Players arriving after the start of the 3rd quarter but before the start of the 4th

quarter must sit out the remainder of the 3rd quarter and play the full 4th quarter.

l. Players arriving after the start of the 4th quarter are eligible to participate.

9. Defense and Fast Breaks

a. Midget Division

1) Any kind of backcourt pressure will not be allowed except as stated in Rule 9.a.2.

2) Defense: Once possession of the ball has been established, the defensive team shall

not pressure the ball in the backcourt and will run down the court, past the offensive teams

3-point line to play defense. The defensive team may not attack the ball until the offensive

team has penetrated their frontcourt red line.

* Once the offensive team has penetrated their frontcourt red line, any subsequent legal

crossing into their backcourt shall not prevent the defensive team from attacking the ball.

Fast breaks

will not be allowed on any possession turn around. The offensive team will

not bring the ball across the half court line under a dribble or pass until all defensive players

have crossed the offensive team s 3-point line. First violation will result in a warning; any

violation thereafter will result in a loss of possession.

3) The offensive team has 10 seconds to cross their frontcourt red line. If the

offensive team calls a timeout before crossing this line, the count will continue where it left

off when time was called.

b. Minor, Major, Senior and Varsity Divisions

Full court pressing will be allowed up to a 20 (twenty)-point lead, at which time any kind of

backcourt pressure will not be allowed and the defensive team s players must stay within the

offensive team s 3-point line.

+First violation of the above rules except as stated in Rule *9.a.2 will result in a warning to the

head coach, any violations thereafter will result in a technical foul assessed to the head coach.

10. Timeouts

a. 4 (four) timeouts allowed per team for the game.

b. Timeouts are 30 seconds; teams must be back on the court after the first buzzer

warning with 15 seconds left.

c. 1 (one) timeout shall be allocated to each team for the Overtime period plus any

remaining timeouts from regulation play. Only 1 (one) timeout shall be allowed for the Sudden

Death period.

11. Fouls

Any player charged with a Flagrant Foul must leave the court and may not reenter during the

remainder of the game.

The respective Division Manager will make record of the incident and bring it to the boards

attention for discussion. The player will be suspended for 1 game for each flagrant foul that

has been assessed against him/her. Repeat offenders will be subject to further disciplinary

action by the Board of Directors.

12. Free Throws

a. The bonus free throw rule (one and one) will be on the 7th team foul. Double bonus

rule (two shots) will be in effect on the 10th team foul.

b. Midget Division: The free throw line shall be the black hash mark in front of the

regulation line.

c. Minor, Major, Senior and Varsity Divisions:

The regulation free throw line will be used.

d. Midget and Minor Divisions: Players must release the ball behind the free throw line

and cannot advance beyond the accidental step taken due to body momentum.

There will be NO PROTEST of games. The Officials have the final say.

Any derogatory remarks made at the officials, coaches, players or parents will not be

tolerated.

The person(s) in violation will be asked to leave the gym and may be subject to other

disciplinary action as deemed necessary by the board.