RULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO ENHANCE GAME PLAY.
5 vs 5 Basketball Rules of the Game
General Basketball Rules
There is back court violation
There is 8 second violation
There is 3 seconds in the key
There is 5 seconds closely guarded
All teams must have a uniform with a number. Players without a uniform will receive a technical foul.
All games will start at their scheduled time
Each Half is 20 minutes in length, Stop time at free throws and last 2 minutes of both halves.
If a team is over 20 minutes late, the opposing team wins by default
If a team is 10 minutes late (or under), the opposing team will be rewarded the equivalent amount of time in points
Overtime is 3 minutes in length.
In the event of a team with 4 players, they will not be allowed to add from the gym
Each team gets 3 timeouts per game
Each team gets 1 timeout in overtime
Teams must consist of 2 or more women depending on how many players a team has. If a team has more than 5 players on its roster team must consist of more than 2 women
Men cannot block women’s shot at any time, any contact with the ball on a shot attempt will be considered a goaltending violation
Men must guard men at all times
Double team on women is not allowed
Any team that wishes to add a player to their roster must do so before the 50% game of the season.
Players are only eligible for the playoffs if they played in (50%) or more of their team’s games throughout the season.
A Roster additions cannot be made to any team after week 50% of the season.
All roster additions are subject to League Office approval
Any team that shows up with 4 or fewer players on the team roster forfeits the current game
Any game that is started with 4 or fewer players will be a forfeit regardless if another player shows up after the game has started
Every effort is made to ensure that each game is played, responsible communicate, make the decision, then contact DBC. This will end defaults.
If a team forfeits twice within the same season, they are ineligible for the playoffs at the end of the season
If a team is unable to present two women on the court, they will lose by default
The number of teams eligible for the playoffs will depend on the size of the Division
Only players that were on the original roster, or played half the team’s games if added after the season started, are eligible to play in the playoffs
A team is not allowed to add or pickup players for a playoff game
Playoff games can be played with a minimum of 4 players on a side
Each game has 2 official in attendance except for Novice and minis
All players, coaches, fans, parents and spectators will treat the officials with respect and goodwill
It is up to the official to call fouls and technical fouls and they have full authority from the YBL to do so at their discretion
The use of profanity towards officials will not be tolerated and can result in technical fouls, suspensions or expulsion from DBC and all its affiliations.
Each player gets five personal fouls per game
The fifth foul results in fouling out and that player may not return to the game
If a team has only four players to play a game, or only four left that have not fouled out, and a player fouls out, which would leave a 3 on 4 situation, the player that just fouled out stays in the game. Each additional personal foul against that player (6 or more) will result in a technical foul
You can not sub in players that have fouled out
A team is over the limit after 8 personal fouls in one half creates the 2 shot situation for the rest of the half
When the official determines a flagrant foul has been committed (a player not going for the ball, but rather the hard foul), the opposing team will receive 2 points and possession of the basketball.
Both technical fouls and flagrant fouls also count as a personal foul
The result of a technical foul is 2 points for the opposition team and possession of the ball.
A player is ejected after receiving a second technical foul (a called technical, not related to being over the personal foul limit) in the same game. The second technical will result in the ejection.
2 ejections lead to a suspension for the rest of the league
2 league suspensions lead to a ban from DBC AND ITS AFFILIATIONS.