KEIZER YOUTH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
2012 - 2013 League Guidelines
Rules Of Play - Rules Common To All Grades (3rd through 5th)
Games shall consist of 10 minute running quarters and a two-minute halftime. Time will be reduced, or halftime omitted, if behind schedule. For leagues that score their games, (see
game score section below), during the last minute of the game, if the game score is within 10 points, the clock will be stopped for all violations. The clock will be stopped for all
Substitutions shall be made by the coach to insure that each player plays at least half a game and as close to equal time as possible. The referee will stop the clock around the
mid-point of each quarter (generally on a dead-ball situation), and coaches are required to substitute all players on the bench. When substitutions are made, the referee will align
the players, but will not make defensive assignments. Coaches will make such assignments within one minute and the game shall resume as quickly as possible. Coaches should note that
in order to stay on schedule, it is important that they are ready to substitute as soon as the clock is stopped.
Each team will be allowed two 30 second time-outs per half. Unused first half time-outs do not carry over to the second half.
No league standings shall be kept for any age group.
No team shall forfeit a game. If less than five players show for a game, the opposing team shall either reduce the number of p1ayers on the floor to the number the opposing team is
able to play or loan players to the opposing team.
The home team will provide an adult(s) to keep time and change the possession arrow.
Starting the Game
A jump ball will be used to start the game. Thereafter, the alternate possession rule will be in effect.
Man-to-man defense is the only legal defense in KYBA play. Zone defenses are illegal and will result in a warning,
followed by a technical foul on any additional violations
A trapping defense designed to create turnovers is illegal. However, teammates may assist each other defensively
when an offensive player is driving to the basket and is a threat to score.
Isolation Plays on Offense
Isolation plays are illegal. Plays designed to create one-on-one or clear out situations will result
in a warning followed by a technical foul for additional violations.
No back court defense is allowed regardless of the game situation. The over and back rule is enforced, but
officials are encouraged to offer warnings before calling a violation.
No Foul Shooting
Due to the time it takes away from active play, foul shooting has been eliminated from KYBA games.
Rules Not Addressed
Official High School Basketball Rules will be used to resolve all matters not covered herein.
Additional Rules Of Play - Rules Unique To 3rd & 4th Grade
No official games score will be kept for 3rd Grade. The emphasis should be placed on teaching the fundamentals of
basketball and ensuring that the participants enjoy their experience. Parents and coaches should avoid "secretly" keeping score as this is a distraction for the players and is in
direct conflict with this rule. Although no score is kept, refrain from overwhelming a weak opponent. Instead, use this time to work on running plays, passing, etc. Official games score is permitted for 4th Grade.
Fouls and Violations
Referees will call fouls and violations (traveling, etc.) based partially on an individual player's
ability. One warning per team, per violation, will be given followed by all violations being called thereafter. Referees are given some leeway here based on players' and teams'
abilities and the flow of the game. After the scorer's table is informed of who committed the foul, the offensive team is awarded possession at the nearest point out of bounds.
Aggressive fouls and vulgarity will result in a player being benched.
No backcourt defense is allowed once the ball is in the other team's possession.
Additional Rule Of Play - Rules Unique to 4th Grade
On the first six team fouls of a half the offensive team retains possession at the nearest
point out of bounds. On the 7th foul, and thereafter, the offensive team gets one point and possession at the nearest point out of bounds.
If the shot is missed the offensive team is awarded one point and possession under the basket. If
the shot is made the offensive team is awarded three points and possession goes to the defensive team.
Additional Rule Of Play - Rules Unique to 5th Grade
For these grades, a game score is kept. Avoid running up the score on a weaker opponent. Teams that have a
significant lead should slow down the scoring by working on plays (for example, the coach may require his/her team to pass the ball ten times before they can take a shot; or the
coach may say that the team has to reverse the ball six times before taking a shot). Also, teams with a significant lead should avoid fast break baskets.
On the first six team fouls of a half the offensive team retains possession at the nearest point out of
bounds. On the 7th foul, and thereafter, the offensive team gets one point and possession at the nearest point out of bounds.
If the shot is missed the offensive team is awarded one point and possession under the basket. If the shot is
made the offensive team is awarded three points and possession goes to the defensive team.
The offensive team is awarded two points and possession at the nearest point out of bounds. Aggressive fouls
and vulgarity will result in a player being benched.
For 5th grade games referees are instructed to call most violations. We do try to call 5th grade games more closely
than 3rd and 4th grade games. However, again, the officials are given some leeway based on players' and teams' abilities and flow of the game. Officials are trying to manage good
games while still providing some "rules teaching" to the players.
The outcome of a game or an official's decision must never be protested on the gym floor in front of the
players. This includes comments from the sidelines from players, coaches, or fans.
Player and Fan Conduct
As the coach you are responsible for the conduct of your players and their families. Please monitor
their comments from the stands during the games. Reserve constructive criticism for a private moment, whether with a player, a referee, spectator, etc.
Good sportsmanship and mature conduct is expected at all times. This includes refraining from the use of
profanity while coaching. In addition, outbursts from a coach involving a referee's decision will not be tolerated. Questions directed to officials must be done in line with a
called time-out or at a quarter break. An official's call is not to be challenged, only clarification as to what was called and upon whom. Set a positive example for players and
spectators alike in your actions during a game. Striking anyone by a player, fan or coach is grounds for removal from all KYBA activities.
As per school district policy, smoking is not allowed in the gyms or on school grounds.
Any coach, referee or player under the influence of alcohol during a practice or game will be suspended from the
No street shoes are allowed on the gym floors. Playing shoes should be carried to the gym and changed into after your
arrival. Players and coaches should not wear basketball shoes that will leave marks on the floor.
Food and Drinks
No food or beverages of any kind will be allowed in gyms. Drinking fountains are available outside the gym
Basketball equipment taken to practice or a game should be marked with the name of the owner.
KYBA participants (players, families, and spectators) will not use other gym equipment such as ropes, bars and
mats. Hanging from baskets or basket supports is not allowed.
No KYBA player shall be allowed in a gym without an adult present. Only coaches, players and/or their parents
should be in the gym during practices. Parents must supervise siblings at all times. Under no circumstance should a sibling or friend of a player be allowed to come to practice
without an adult supervising them!!!
Reporting A Problem
In the event of damage or problems at a facility, report the situation to our KYBA facilities coordinator.
Game Day Closure
KYBA officials will attempt to notify coaches of cancellations due to inclement weather. Tune to local radio
stations regarding cancellations of KYBA activities.
Injuries or Accidents
Report all injury accidents to our KYBA President within 24 hours.