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Sunrise 2018 Basketball Rules
  High School Rules (FHSAA) Except where ammended in City provided Rules
Condensed & Simplified Reference of COS Rules & Procedures. Unedited version is available below this set ... Scroll down to view
 
  Clock - Time & Length of Games  
 

Games Start ON TIME or Forfeit 10 Minute Grace Period -1st Game ONLY No Grace Period for Weekend Games

 
 

(4) Running Quarters at (7 Minutes) for 8U - 10U - 12U - 13U (8 minute) 14U and 17U

 
 

Time Outs: Each team (3) one-minute and 2-30 second per game.

 
 

Clock Will Stop (all divisions), Last 2 Minutes of 4th quarter for all dead ball situations.

 
  Over Time = One - 2 Minute for Regular Season Game  
 

If Tied at end of 4th Quarter, Start 2 Minute OT with Jump Ball

 
 

GAME CLOCK STOPS FOR ALL DEAD BALL SITUATIONS

 
 

Full Court Pressing Allowed - ALL Divisions During OverTime

 
 

One Additional 30 Second Time Out Added to the Team Total for the OT.

 
 

If still tied at the end of the overtime, game Ends as Tie.

 
 

Teams

 
 

(4) Minimum to start and complete a game. Maximum Roster = 10

 
 

Only Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach In Player Area

 
 

Any Team with 5 or more Players, MUST play 5 at all times

 
 

Should 5th player arrive, immediately placed into the game at next dead ball.

 
  Substitution Guidelines  
 

Sub at Quarters ONLY - All Players MUST play a minimum of one full quarter per half.

 
 

Players must play the Entire Quarter Coaches CanNot substitute players once a quarter starts

 
 

Except: Injury / Disiplinary - Opposing Coach Selects Player - Ejection Coach Selects own Player
(Provided all Players have Met the 1 Quarter per Half Requirement)

 
 

7 or More Players Both Teams = No player plays 4 quarters
6 or less Coaches of Both Teams are only required to play every player 1 FULL quarter per half.
Player arrives before start of 2nd quarter, both coaches must substitute according to
the number of players at that time.
Player arrives after start of 2nd quarter, both coaches will continue their substitution
pattern as to the number of players they started the game with. . .

 
 

Coaches can substitute players BEFORE an OverTime period, As they Wish.

 
  Equipment  
 

Players must wear supplied Jerseys & wear Sneakers

 
 

NO jewelry, hard casts or hair clips worn during a game and eyeglasses must be tied.
Penalty: Individual will not be allowed to participate in the game.

 
 

Game ball size for each division shall be as follows:
Basketball Sizes: (28.5) for 8U - 10U - 12U 13U (29.5) – 14U and 17U

 
 

Free Throw Lines: 8U = 10 feet / 10U = 12 feet / All other divisions = 15 feet

 
 

Playing Rules

 
 

(5) fouls Disqualifies Player for Remainder of the Game

 
 

The 8U & and 10U allowed (5) seconds in the key - all other divisions (3)e seconds.

 
 

Full court guarding permitted in all divisions except 8U and 10U
(Full Court Guarding WILL be permitted in LAST (2) minutes of the 2nd and 4th Quarters for 8U and 10U)

 
 

All Divisions, if a team is ahead by twenty points or more, teams are not allowed to full court guard.

 
 

Teams violating the full court defense rule will receive warnings for first (2) violations.
On the third violation a technical foul will be called on the bench.
Any player on the floor will shoot one foul shot and the team will take possession of the ball at mid court.
All subsequent violations will continue with one foul shot and possession of the ball at mid-court.

 
 

7th Team Foul the opposing team will shoot the one and one bonus foul shots
10th Team Foul the opposing team will shoot two foul shots

 
 

Double-teaming is allowed.
Triple teaming is not allowed.
Both man-to-man and zone defenses are allowed.
1st Offense Warning
- Subsequent Offenses 1 Shot + Ball OOB Closest to Spot

 
 

17U Division Only – In the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter, if a timeout is called by the team in possession of the ball (or after a made basket by the opponent), the team has the option to inbound the ball at half court.

 
  Fouls  
 

Flagrant foul: Ejection from game and suspension from next game. This shall also be noted on game sheet. Second flagrant foul per season: Suspended from league for balance of season. Intentional fouls will result in 2 foul shots plus possession of the ball, regardless of a made basket or not. Possession will be at nearest spot of where foul occurred. Two technical fouls in one game will result in a player or coach being ejected from the game. This ejection shall carry with it an automatic suspension from the following game. There will be three-point shots for the 12 & under boys, 13 & under girls, 14 & under boys, and boys 17 and under divisions, if the gymnasium hosting the game is marked with a three-point line. If there is not a three-point line, there will be no three-point shots. There will be no three-point shots in all other age divisions.

 
  OFFICIALS  
 

Referees/Umpires shall have complete authority over the game, players, coaches and spectators. They may expel any player, coach or spectator for indecent language, unsportsmanlike conduct, or any infraction of rules. Refusal of expelled player, coach or spectator to leave the "playing area" within 2 minutes will constitute a forfeit.
NOTE: League administrators WILL NOT interpret any rule from the time a game begins, until the time it ends. They may however, enforce any and all rules regarding conduct of players, coaches, parents as contained herein.
Referees/Umpires will be responsible for inspecting playing areas for any irregularities and/or hazards prior to game.Referees/Umpires will check player's equipment and uniforms to determine if they are acceptable.
*Games may start with one official if both coaches are in agreement.
Referees will ensure non-authorized persons do not enter the field of play. They may stop, suspend, or terminate the match because of outside interference of any kind.
No coach may address an official concerning a call except during half or games end.
Referees are instructed to discuss matters in question ONLY with the Head Coach, NOT an assistant, and certainly NOT a Parental Unit!
Coaches shall not demand the removal or the scheduling of a particular referee/official.

 
  GENERAL  
 

Names may not be printed on the back of player’s shirts. (Rule Removed-2016)
Persons under the influence of alcohol/drugs, or the use of alcohol/drugs in any form, by players or adults, are not permitted during games or practices.
Two coaches (three for baseball/softball) are allowed to occupy the coaching area during a game.
All coaches must wear their ID badge at all times during practices and games. Although not mandatory, it is suggested that coaches wear City provided coaches shirts.
Chatter is strictly prohibited by parents, coaches, or other players who attempt to distract opposing players in any way.
No heckling of any player, coach, referee, shall be permitted in any division.
Spectator/Sideline Coaching is prohibited. Sideline Coaching is defined as; spectators attempting to influence and gain an advantage in a game through instruction, positioning or alerting players to situations they would not otherwise be aware of. This is a disruption of the game and may cause an unfair advantage. If necessary, the game may be stopped, which may result in ejection or even forfeiture of the game, at the Official’s discretion.

 
  DISCIPLINARY RULINGS  
 

Players guilty of using profanity, either by word or sign, against players, coaches, spectators, referees, City Officials or any other person just before or during a game shall be suspended for the current game. If found guilty of such infraction following a game then the suspension will be the next game. Coaches, volunteers and/or spectators guilty of such infraction shall be ejected from the current game plus the next game. If found guilty of such infraction following a game then the suspension will be the next two games. It shall be noted on the game sheet and notification given to the Leisure Services Department.
Players, volunteers, coaches, and/or spectators guilty of making a verbal threat or making threatening gestures against other players, coaches, volunteers, spectators, referees, city officials, or any other person shall be ejected and receive a minimum of a two game suspension.

Players guilty of pushing, striking or any other physical contact against any other participant, volunteer, spectator, referee, city officials, or any other person may receive a minimum 3 game suspension to a maximum of lifetime suspension.
Coaches, volunteers and/or spectators guilty of pushing, striking or any other physical contact against any other participant, volunteer, spectator, referee, city officials, or any other person may receive a minimum of one (1) year suspension to a maximum of lifetime suspension.
Players, volunteers, coaches and/or spectators ejected from a game that approach the game referees at any time after their ejection or go onto the court may face additional game suspensions and/or be suspended for the remainder of the season.
Volunteers or coaches who are found to have intentionally violated the terms and/or the spirit of these rules shall be subject to discipline upon recommendation of the Athletic Committee, with the final approval of the Department of Leisure Services. If suspension is not appropriate, the offender may be placed on probation under conditions specified by the Athletic Committee/ Department of Leisure Services.
All conditions surrounding any disciplinary case must be placed in writing and placed in the Leisure Services office files.
All appeals will be reviewed by the Leisure Services Department to determine if it should be brought before the Athletic Committee.
NOTE: An ejected participant, volunteer, coach, or spectator must leave the playing area within 2 minutes. They may not sit in the stands and may not be recalled. Any disciplinary action taken will carry over the eligibility of an individual to coach or otherwise participate in all programs/sports administered by the Department of Leisure Services.

 
  PROTESTS  
 

Coaches contemplating a protest on violations of playing rules must notify the referees immediately of their desire, and before the next play. Time and conditions of protest shall be noted on the game sheet by the referees and City staff at this time. All protests received on playing rules after the time specified above will not be considered. Judgement calls are not subject to protest.
All protests on violations of playing rules of officially scheduled games must be made in writing in addition to being noted on the game sheet and filed with Leisure Services within 24 hours of the scheduled starting time of the subject game. The rule and section under protest must be clearly denoted and specified in the protest in addition to being added on the game sheet.
A protest fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) must accompany each protest. In the event the protest is upheld, said fee will be refunded. In the event the protest is overruled or declared not valid by the Department of Leisure Services or Athletic Committee; the Leisure Services Department will retain said fee. All protests will be reviewed by the Athletic Supervisor to determine whether it is a valid protest and if it should be brought before the Athletic Committee.
If a hearing is granted the Athletic Supervisor must notify both involved teams of the time and place of hearing. NOTE: Whenever a matter of protest arises during the progress of any game, the Coach, or appointed team representative of the protesting team will notify the referees and coach of the opposing team immediately that the game is being continued under protest. This will enable all interested parties to take notice of the conditions, which aid in the proper determination of the issue.
Coaches of both teams involved, Officials, or their designated representatives will be invited to the hearing. All protests must be noted on the game sheet before the referee signs it.
Protests are subject to immediate decisions if an appropriate city representative is present to rule on the situation.

 

Unedited Sunrise Rule & Guideline Reference
  It is understood that the rules herein are in addition to the official playing rules governed by Florida High School Athletic Association Basketball (FHSAA) rules.  
  Teams  
  Each recreation team shall consist of a maximum of 10 players whose names shall be registered with the Department of Leisure Services. Only a Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach make up the official coaches roster for each game. A second assistant coach will be allowed to help at practices.
The minimum number of players to start and complete a game is (4). Should the fifth player arrive, he/she will be immediately placed into the game at the next dead ball. Teams with 5 or more players present must keep 5 players on the court at all times. All players who participate in Post-Season play must participate in 50% of regular season play. Exceptions will be made for injuries and/or sickness and must be reported to the Athletic Supervisor.
 
  Substitution Guidelines  
  Coaches must play every player a minimum of one full quarter per half. No player may play in all four quarters when there are seven or more players present for both teams at a game. In the event that one or both teams have six or fewer players at any game, coaches of both teams are only required to play every player one full quarter per half. If a player arrives before the start of the second quarter, both coaches must follow substitution rules accordingly to the number of players at that time. If a player arrives after the start of the second quarter, both coaches will continue their substitution pattern as to the number of players they started the game with. Players must play the entire quarter that they play in. Coaches cannot substitute players once a quarter starts. Coaches can substitute players before an overtime period.
Note: Regardless of the number of players in attendance at a game, every player attending a game must play one quarter in each half.
Penalties For Substitution Violations In All Divisions
1st offense - Suspension from the next game
2nd offense - Suspension for the season
NOTE: IF VIOLATION IS DETERMINED TO HAVE BEEN INTENTIONAL MORE SEVERE PENALTIES MAY BE ASSESSED.
The referee is the official timekeeper. When substitutions are made, it is the coach’s responsibility to notify the other coach or scorekeeper. After substitutions have been made, and in the event of injury or ejection for disciplinary purposes to a player, a substituted player may re-enter the game to replace the injured or ejected player, provided all other eligible players have previously entered the game at that point. The opposing coach will select the replacement player. Player ejected from the game is not eligible for reentry.
 
  Equipment  
  Players must wear the jerseys supplied by the Leisure Services Department. Sneakers must be worn during any practice or game. No jewelry or hair clips may be worn during a game and eyeglasses must be tied.
Penalty: Individual will not be allowed to participate in the game.
Game ball size for each division shall be as follows:
Official size basketball (29.5) – 14 and under boys, 17 and under boys
Intermediate size basketball (28.5) – 8 and under boys, 10 and under boys, 12 and under boys, 10 and under girls, and 13 and under girls No hard casts may be worn in games or in practices. Free Throw Lines are as follows:
8 & under = 10 feet 10 & under boys and girls divisions = 12 feet
All other divisions = 15 feet
 
  Playing Rules  
  Five fouls disqualifies a player for the remainder of the game.
The 8 & under Boys and 10 & under Boys and Girls divisions will be allowed five seconds in the key area, all other divisions three seconds. Full court guarding will be permitted in all divisions except 8 & Under Boys and 10 & under Boys and Girls. (Full court guarding WILL be permitted in the last two minutes of the second and fourth quarters for 8 & under and 10 & under divisions.)
In all divisions, if a team is ahead by twenty points or more, teams are not allowed to full court guard.
Teams violating the full court defense rule will receive warnings for first two violations. On the third violation a technical foul will be called on the bench. Any player on the floor will shoot one foul shot and the team will take possession of the ball at mid court. All subsequent violations will continue with one foul shot and possession of the ball at mid-court.
On the seventh team foul the opposing team will shoot the one and one bonus foul shots, and on the tenth team foul the opposing team will shoot two foul shots.
Double-teaming is allowed. Triple teaming is not allowed.
Both man-to-man and zone defenses are allowed.
17U Division Only – In the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter, if a timeout is called by the team in possession of the ball (or after a made basket by the opponent), the team has the option to inbound the ball at half court.
 
  Fouls  
  Flagrant foul: Ejection from game and suspension from next game. This shall also be noted on game sheet. Second flagrant foul per season: Suspended from league for balance of season. Intentional fouls will result in 2 foul shots plus possession of the ball, regardless of a made basket or not. Possession will be at nearest spot of where foul occurred. Two technical fouls in one game will result in a player or coach being ejected from the game. This ejection shall carry with it an automatic suspension from the following game. There will be three-point shots for the 12 & under boys, 13 & under girls, 14 & under boys, and boys 17 and under divisions, if the gymnasium hosting the game is marked with a three-point line. If there is not a three-point line, there will be no three-point shots. There will be no three-point shots in all other age divisions.  
  Time Length of Games  
  14 & under boys and 17 & under boys play four 8 minute running quarters. All other divisions play four 7 minute running quarters. In all divisions, clock will stop for the last two minutes of the fourth quarter for all dead ball situations.
There shall be only one two-minute overtime for any game with a tie score at the end of the 4th quarter. THE GAME CLOCK WILL STOP FOR ALL DEAD BALL SITUATIONS. Full court pressing will be allowed for all divisions during the overtime period. If the game is tied at the end of the overtime period, the game will remain a tie and no additional overtime periods will be played.
Each team will have 3 full one-minute time outs and 2-30 second time outs per game. One additional 30 second time out will be added to the team total for the overtime period. All games must start promptly as scheduled with the exception of the FIRST game of a weeknight, which will have a 10-minute grace period. Forfeiture occurs immediately at game time, or after the grace period for the FIRST game of a weeknight. (All weekend games do not have a grace period.)
 
     
  OFFICIALS  
 

Referees/Umpires shall have complete authority over the game, players, coaches and spectators. They may expel any player, coach or spectator for indecent language, unsportsmanlike conduct, or any infraction of rules. Refusal of expelled player, coach or spectator to leave the "playing area" within 2 minutes will constitute a forfeit.
NOTE: League administrators WILL NOT interpret any rule from the time a game begins, until the time it ends. They may however, enforce any and all rules regarding conduct of players, coaches, parents as contained herein.
Referees/Umpires will wear distinctive uniforms and will be equipped with a rule book.
Referees/Umpires will be responsible for inspecting playing areas for any irregularities and/or hazards prior to game.

Referees/Umpires will check player's equipment and uniforms to determine if they are acceptable.
Referees/Umpires per sport:
Soccer: Instructional – 1 All other divisions – 3
Basketball 8 / 10 & Under – 1 All other divisions – 2
Flag Football Instructional – 1 All other divisions – 2
Baseball Instructional – 0 Tee Ball/Coach Pitch – 1 All other divisions – 2
Softball Pee Wee – 1 Midget – 1 All other divisions - 2
*Games may start with one official if both coaches are in agreement.
Referees will ensure non-authorized persons do not enter the field of play. They may stop, suspend, or terminate the match because of outside interference of any kind.
No coach may address an official concerning a call except during half or games end.
Referees are instructed to discuss matters in question ONLY with the Head Coach, NOT an assistant.
Coaches shall not demand the removal or the scheduling of a particular referee/official.

 
  GENERAL  
  Coaches will observe and enforce lightening prediction system policies at all times.
Coaches will be approved by the Department of Leisure Services.
The Department of Leisure Services will hold the waiting list confidential.
All parents are not guaranteed a request for a manager or coach when signing up their child.
Names may not be printed on the back of player’s shirts.
Prior to the start of the season, all coaches and head referees must meet in a general meeting of questions and answers pertaining to the overall program.
Persons under the influence of alcohol/drugs, or the use of alcohol/drugs in any form, by players or adults, are not permitted during games or practices.
Two coaches (three for baseball/softball) are allowed to occupy the coaching area during a game.
All coaches must wear their ID badge at all times during practices and games. Although not mandatory, it is suggested that coaches wear City provided coaches shirts.
Chatter is strictly prohibited by parents, coaches, or other players who attempt to distract opposing players in any way.
No heckling of any player, coach, referee, shall be permitted in any division.
Spectator/Sideline Coaching is prohibited. Sideline Coaching is defined as; spectators attempting to influence and gain an advantage in a game through instruction, positioning or alerting players to situations they would not otherwise be aware of. This is a disruption of the game and may cause an unfair advantage. If necessary, the game may be stopped, which may result in ejection or even forfeiture of the game, at the Official’s discretion.
 
  DISCIPLINARY RULINGS  
  Players guilty of using profanity, either by word or sign, against players, coaches, spectators, referees, City Officials or any other person just before or during a game shall be suspended for the current game. If found guilty of such infraction following a game then the suspension will be the next game. Coaches, volunteers and/or spectators guilty of such infraction shall be ejected from the current game plus the next game. If found guilty of such infraction following a game then the suspension will be the next two games. It shall be noted on the game sheet and notification given to the Leisure Services Department.
Players, volunteers, coaches, and/or spectators guilty of making a verbal threat or making threatening gestures against other players, coaches, volunteers, spectators, referees, city officials, or any other person shall be ejected and receive a minimum of a two game suspension.
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Players guilty of pushing, striking or any other physical contact against any other participant, volunteer, spectator, referee, city officials, or any other person may receive a minimum 3 game suspension to a maximum of lifetime suspension.
Coaches, volunteers and/or spectators guilty of pushing, striking or any other physical contact against any other participant, volunteer, spectator, referee, city officials, or any other person may receive a minimum of one (1) year suspension to a maximum of lifetime suspension.
Players, volunteers, coaches and/or spectators ejected from a game that approach the game referees at any time after their ejection or go onto the court may face additional game suspensions and/or be suspended for the remainder of the season.
Volunteers or coaches who are found to have intentionally violated the terms and/or the spirit of these rules shall be subject to discipline upon recommendation of the Athletic Committee, with the final approval of the Department of Leisure Services. If suspension is not appropriate, the offender may be placed on probation under conditions specified by the Athletic Committee/ Department of Leisure Services.
All conditions surrounding any disciplinary case must be placed in writing and placed in the Leisure Services office files.
All appeals will be reviewed by the Leisure Services Department to determine if it should be brought before the Athletic Committee.
NOTE: An ejected participant, volunteer, coach, or spectator must leave the playing area within 2 minutes. They may not sit in the stands and may not be recalled. Any disciplinary action taken will carry over the eligibility of an individual to coach or otherwise participate in all programs/sports administered by the Department of Leisure Services.
 
  PROTESTS  
  Coaches contemplating a protest on violations of playing rules must notify the referees immediately of their desire, and before the next play. Time and conditions of protest shall be noted on the game sheet by the referees and City staff at this time. All protests received on playing rules after the time specified above will not be considered. Judgement calls are not subject to protest.
All protests on violations of playing rules of officially scheduled games must be made in writing in addition to being noted on the game sheet and filed with Leisure Services within 24 hours of the scheduled starting time of the subject game. The rule and section under protest must be clearly denoted and specified in the protest in addition to being added on the game sheet.
A protest fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) must accompany each protest. In the event the protest is upheld, said fee will be refunded. In the event the protest is overruled or declared not valid by the Department of Leisure Services or Athletic Committee; the Leisure Services Department will retain said fee.
All protests will be reviewed by the Athletic Supervisor to determine whether it is a valid protest and if it should be brought before the Athletic Committee.
If a hearing is granted the Athletic Supervisor must notify both involved teams of the time and place of hearing.
NOTE: Whenever a matter of protest arises during the progress of any game, the Coach, or appointed team representative of the protesting team will notify the referees and coach of the opposing team immediately that the game is being continued under protest. This will enable all interested parties to take notice of the conditions, which aid in the proper determination of the issue.
Coaches of both teams involved, Officials, or their designated representatives will be invited to the hearing.
All protests must be noted on the game sheet before the referee signs it.
Protests are subject to immediate decisions if an appropriate city representative is present to rule on the situation.