5 on 5 Basketball Rules

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5 on 5 Basketball Rules

5 on 5 Basketball Rules

Men's Basketball Rules: All Ontario Amateur Basketball Association rules apply, with the following modifications.

  1. Only the captain will be allowed to discuss any matters during the game with the referee.
  2. Only players whose names are on the eligibility sheet are allowed to participate. NO STUDENT I.D, NO PLAY!
  3. Fouls will be noted and the ball will be taken out of bounds by the offended team.
  4. Bench technicals will be awarded to the team captain (too many players on, subbing without permission, calling extra time-outs).
  5. Foul language will NOT BE TOLERATED.
  6. Abusive language toward officials WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. The result is a technical foul and immediate ejection from the game, of the offending player. If the technical foul occurs in the last 5 minutes of the game, a mandatory 1-game suspension will occur (the next game). A technical foul is also counted as a personal foul.
  7. Dunking is not allowed.  The result is a technical foul.
  8. Fighting will result in immediate ejection of that or those individuals from the game and carries a 3-game suspension. A second offense results in removal from the league. Any team displaying constant rough type of play may be ejected from the league as a whole.
  9. Seven fouls per team allowed in each half, after which a bonus will be in effect.
  10. There are shooting fouls. Once a player has 5 fouls, they are out of the game.
  11. Fouls will be noted and the ball will be taken out of bounds by the offended team.
  12. Technical shots will be taken. Two technical fouls allowed to each individual per game.
  13. At 10 fouls, it is an automatic 2 shots.
  14. Each team must have at least five men to field a team (can finish with four players if any injury occurs) 5 minutes grace period allowed. Failure to do so will result in a forfeited game. Two forfeits, and the team will be eliminated from the league. No extra time will be given to the team to field their team. Games will be played five on five.
  15. Each team will be allowed one 30 second time-out which can be taken anytime throughout the game.
  16. The last 2 minutes in the 2nd half will be stop time.
  17. A tie game will result in 3 minutes of straight overtime; no stop time. If still tied, the score will stand.
  18. In the playoffs, the clock will stop during time-outs!
  19. No jewelry, hats or bandannas (over the whole head) are allowed to be worn during any games.
  20. All players must have the same colour jersey with numbers on them.  Pinnies can be taken out at the cage.
  21. There will be a three point line
  22. All referees' decisions are final!

Default Score is 16-0