League Rules

General Information

  • The​ ​home​ ​team (team listed on bottom) ​ ​must​ ​wear​ ​light​ ​colored​ ​uniform​ ​tops​ ​and​ ​the​ ​away​ ​team​ ​must​ ​wear​ ​dark
    colored​ ​uniform​ ​tops. 
  • Game​ ​officials​ ​have​ ​the​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eject​ ​players​ ​and​ ​coaches​ ​for​ ​poor​ ​sportsmanship​ ​at their​ ​discretion.​ ​All​ ​ejections​ ​are​ ​reviewed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​referee​ ​assignor​ ​and​ ​tournament director(s).
  • All​ ​coaches​ ​must​ ​check-in​ ​at​ ​the​ ​designated​ ​location​ ​and​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​wristband​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to sit​ ​on​ ​the​ ​bench.​ ​Only​ ​two​ ​coaches​ ​are​ ​allowed​ ​per​ ​team.​ ​A​ ​program​ ​director​ ​may​ ​take the​ ​place​ ​of​ ​an​ ​assistant​ ​coach​ ​with​ ​prior​ ​approval.
  • Coaches​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​controlling​ ​team​ ​spectators​ ​and​ ​fans.​ ​Referees​ ​and tournament​ ​officials​ ​have​ ​the​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​ask​ ​a​ ​player​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​for​ ​unsportsmanlike conduct.​ ​Teams​ ​can​ ​receive​ ​technical​ ​fouls​ ​for​ ​the​ ​actions​ ​of​ ​their​ ​coaches,​ ​players​ ​and spectators.
  • If​ ​a​ ​coach,​ ​player,​ ​or​ ​spectator​ ​is​ ​ejected​ ​from​ ​the​ ​game,​ ​the​ ​tournament​ ​director(s) reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​suspend​ ​the​ ​ejected​ ​coach,​ ​player​ ​or​ ​spectator​ ​for​ ​one game.​ ​The​ ​suspended​ ​coach,​ ​player​ ​or​ ​spectator​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​allowed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​property​ ​for the​ ​game​ ​in​ ​which​ ​they​ ​are​ ​suspended​ ​if​ ​the​ ​tournament​ ​director​ ​feels​ ​it​ ​is​ ​necessary.​ ​An ejected​ ​coach,​ ​player,​ ​or​ ​spectator​ ​must​ ​leave​ ​the​ ​vicinity​ ​of​ ​the​ ​playing​ ​court.​ ​He​ ​or​ ​she must​ ​be​ ​out​ ​of​ ​earshot​ ​and​ ​out​ ​of​ ​sight​ ​of​ ​the​ ​officiating​ ​staff.
  • All teams will play 7 round robin league games
  • Seeding Games will be the last game of league play
    • 1st vs 2nd
    • 3rd vs 4th
    • 5th vs 6th
    • 7th vs 8th
  • In​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​a​ ​two-way​ ​tie after seedings game,​ ​the​ ​tie​ ​will​ ​be​ ​determined​ ​by​ ​the​ ​head-to-head outcome​ ​between​ ​the​ ​teams.
  • In the event of a head-to-head tie between two opponents the tie will be determined by total point differential against all opponents.
  • In​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​a​ ​three-way​ ​tie,​ ​the​ ​tie​ ​will​ ​be​ ​determined​ ​by​ ​point​ ​differential​ ​with​ ​a maximum​ ​+/-​ ​of​ ​15​ ​points​ ​in​ ​any​ ​one​ ​game​ ​and​ ​only​ ​games​ ​against​ ​teams​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​the tie​ ​will​ ​be​ ​factored​ ​in.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​tie​ ​in​ ​point​ ​margin​ ​differential​ ​between​ ​two​ ​teams within​ ​the​ ​three-way​ ​tie,​ ​head-to-head​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​which​ ​of​ ​the​ ​two​ ​teams advances.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​event​ ​that​ ​point​ ​differential​ ​does​ ​not​ ​break​ ​the​ ​tie​ ​between​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the teams​ ​(three​ ​or​ ​more​ ​teams),​ ​the​ ​tie​ ​between​ ​these​ ​remaining​ ​teams​ ​only​ ​will​ ​be determined​ ​by​ ​least​ ​points​ ​allowed​ ​against​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​teams​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​the​ ​tie.
  • For​ ​any​ ​game​ ​that​ ​results​ ​in​ ​a​ ​forfeit,​ ​the​ ​score​ ​will​ ​be​ ​15​ ​-​ ​0.​ ​The​ ​winning​ ​team​ ​receives a​ ​+15​ ​and​ ​the​ ​losing​ ​team​ ​receives​ ​a​ ​-15.
  • All​ ​other​ ​rules,​ ​not​ ​specifically​ ​mentioned​ ​herein,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​CIF “Southern​ ​Section”​ ​high​ ​school​ ​basketball​ ​rules.

League Rules

  • All games will consist of two 20-minute halves.
  • All games will be running clock unless the game is within 15 points in the final two minutes of the game in which a stop clock will be used.
  • Teams will be in single bonus at seven (7) team fouls and will shoot one-and-one at 7 fouls. When a team reaches ten (10) team fouls for the half, the other team will shoot double bonus.
  • Each team receives three full timeouts per game and one additional timeout per overtime. Unused timeouts do not carry into overtime periods.
  • Individual players foul out if they receive five personal fouls.
  • Each game will have a minimum of five minutes of warm-up time and halftime will be three
    minutes.
  • In the case of a tie at the end of regulation, (1) 2 minute Overtime period will occur.
  • In the case of a tie at the end of the first overtime period, an additional overtime period will occur, but it will be the first basket wins.
  • If two players on the same team have duplicate numbers and it is caught by either the referee or the scorekeeper, a technical foul will be assessed. If a player shows up late to a game with a duplicate number, a technical may be assessed then as well.
  • In all divisions, players may enter the lane when the ball is released out of the shooter’s hand.
  • The home team is responsible for providing the game ball.
  • Only one coach is allowed to stand at a time per team and must stay in the designated coaching box. A coach does NOT need to sit after their first technical foul.
  • All boys divisions 6th Grade / 12U and up will use the full size 29.5 regulation basketball.
  • All girls divisions, and boys divisions in 5th Grade and below will use the 28.5 size basketball.
  • Jewelry including necklaces, rings, and metal bracelets are not permitted. Stud earrings are only permitted if they are properly taped and as long as the official can confirm that they do not pose a risk for harm or injury.
  • Any team which does not have five players (or their head coach) by the start of the game will be given a grace period of ten (10) minutes before the game starts. After ten (10) minutes, the team may choose to play with four players, utilize an assistant coach or parent to supervise the kids, or Bound Sports reserves the right to enforce a forfeit.
  • Rules that are not listed here will be in accordance with NFHS basketball rules.

Age Rules

  • Girls Division
    • All girls divisions will be competition based. Teams will be places in their perspective divisions where their coach feels they will be most competative.
  • Boys Divisions
    • All boys divisions will based on the following:
      • 14U / 8th grade division all players must be 14 years old at the time of competition or in the 8th grade.
      • 13U / 7th grade division all players must be 13 years old at the time of competition or in the 7th grade.
      • 12U / 6th grade division all players must be 12 years old at the time of competition or in the 6th grade.