To provide safe and fun athletic opportunities for youth team sports in a competitive and instructional environment

Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 


Gym Rules

WCWAA is a guest at each of the schools.  Adherence to the gym rules is required by all.

Game Rules

RULES FOR WCWAA BASKETBALL LEAGUE BOYS & GIRLS

REVISED NOVEMBER 2013

RULES FOR WCWAA BASKETBALL LEAGUE BOYS -REVISED NOVEMBER 2013 

RULES FOR WCWAA UNION COUNTY GIRLS LEAGUE - REVISED NOVEMBER 2016
 
 

1st and 2nd Grades 6 & 7 year olds (Coed)

1.Main goal: development

  • Instructional League plays Saturdays beginning in December
  • No mid-week practices
  • Sessions at a local school gym in Western Union County
  • 8’ goals
  • 27.5” basketballs
  • first sessions are all drills; after 2 weeks, 20 min of drills, then games: ball handling relays, knock out, shooting skills games, 3-on-3, then full 5-on-5
  • NO score is kept

 
3rd and 4th Grades Boys
 

1.Basketball Junior Size 28.5” circumference
2.Parents who wish players to “play up” to 3rd grade must register for 3rd grade AND have their child attend evaluations
3.10 minute quarters, running and stopping last 2 minutes of the 2nd & 4th quarter
4.1.Timeouts: (2) 60 second timeouts per half, (1) 60 second timeout per overtime period. No carry over of unused timeouts is allowed 
5.OT periods: Maximum of 2 OTs in regular season, unlimited in playoffs. OT periods are 2 minutes with a stopped clock
6.9 foot goals
7.Foul line at 11 feet
8.One player can press half court the entire game  
9.Full court pressing in 2nd quarter final 1 minute.
10.Full court pressing in the 4th quarter final 2 minutes and OT.
11.During regulation (and not the last 1 or two minutes as stated above) defense will not go outside the 3-point line. If a defensive player illegally leaves the area, the offense will retain possession of the ball.  Each team ill receive one warning per half.  A second violation will result in a technical foul given to the bench.
12.A defensive player may leap from the 3-point area to block a shot or a pass but must immediately retreat back to the area after the ball is secured.
13.Teaching & playing man-to-man defense strongly encouraged
14. Mercy Rule: If a team has 20 point lead or more, that team must keep all defenders within the three point line when on defense. Once the leads drops below 20 points, the team can go back to regular defensive rules

15. Playing time:  All players must play at least half the game

5th Grade Boys

1.Basketball - Junior Size 28.5” circumference
2.10 foot goals
3.Foul shots at regulation line
4.10 minute quarters running and stopping last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th quarter
5.Fouls: Players get 5 fouls. Players and coaches allowed 2 Technical Fouls per game
          i.If a player receives 2 technical fouls and is out of the game, he is not allowed to play the following game.  He must be in attendance and sit on the bench.  If he is not in attendance, that game missed does not count towards the game he must sit out.
6.1.Timeouts: (2) 60 second timeouts per half, (1) 60 second timeout per overtime period. No carry over of unused timeouts is allowed 
7.OT periods: Maximum of 2 OTs in regular season, unlimited in playoffs. OT periods are 2 minutes with a stopped clock
8.Defense: In regulation, must pick up either at half court or on the defending 3-point line on a change of possession. Teams will get one warning for failing to pick up at half court (e.g. if attempting to steal the ball in full court) and then a technical foul will be assessed on the second violation. All 5 defenders allowed outside of 3 point line.  Full court pressing in 2nd quarter final 1 minute.  Full court press allowed in last 2 minutes of regulation and in all OT periods.
i.Defense does not have to pick up at half court; they can anywhere on their defensive side of the court.  Intent is to not allow full court press at this age.
9.Mercy Rule: If a team has 20 point lead or more, that team must keep all defenders within the three point line when on defense. Once the leads drops below 20 points, the team can go back to regular defensive rules
10.Playing time:  All players must play at least half the game
11.Players arriving late:  Coach has the option to play that player immediately (staying within the playing rule guideline) or hold player on the bench until the beginning of the next quarter.  A player arriving after half time, the coach has the option of playing the player or not.  No technical will be awarded for players arriving late
12.Starting Time:  All games will start at the scheduled time if 4 or more players are present.  If a team has fewer than 4 players at the start time, that team will forfeit the game.  If a coach is not available at the game time, the team’s parents will provide a coach.  There is no grace period
13.If a coach/player is ejected from the game, for any reason, he/she must leave the gym immediately. Also they may not be present for the team’s next game
14.WCWAA Board will be in charge of all protests and will be the final authority. All protests must be made immediately with an official and/or the commissioner following the game
15.Call Up Players:  You may call up a player during the regular season from a lower grade level only if you are down to 5 or less players.  You can only call up a particular player 2 times in a season. The call up can only play half of the game unless your other players foul out. The call up cannot start unless you are down to less than 5 of your own players. Call ups are not allowed for playoff games
16.Playoff Rules: Same as regulation except there is no limit on OT periods
17.Teaching & playing man-to-man defense strongly encouraged
 

6th grade Boys

 
1.Basketball Junior Size 28.5” circumference 
2.10 minute quarters running and stopping last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th quarter
3.  1.Timeouts: (2) 60 second timeouts per half, (1) 60 second timeout per overtime period. No carry over of unused timeouts is allowed 
4.Foul shots at regulation line for boys.  Foul shots at 11 feet for girls
5.10 foot goals
6.May press entire game
7.Teaching & playing man-to-man defense strongly encouraged
8.All other rules apply from 5th grade unless otherwise stated above

7th and 8th Grades Boys

 
1.Basketball Official Size 29.5” circumference
2.10 minute quarters running and stopping last 2 minutes  of the 2nd and 4th quarter
3.Teaching & playing man-to-man defense strongly encouraged
4.full press anytime – all OT rules apply from 5th & 6th grade
5.same rules as High School
6.All other rules apply from 5th grade (call up players, etc) unless otherwise stated above
7.1.Timeouts: (2) 60 second timeouts per half, (1) 60 second timeout per overtime period. No carry over of unused timeouts is allowed 
8.OT periods: Maximum of 2 OTs in regular season, unlimited in playoffs. OT periods are 2 minutes with a stopped clock
 

 High School (Girls)

 
1.Basketball Official Size 28.5” circumference
2.10 minute quarters running and stopping last 2 minutes  of the 2nd and 4th quarter
3.Same rules as Middle School & High School unless otherwise stated (call up players, etc)

HS Boys

 
1.Basketball Official Size 29.5” circumference
2.10 minute quarters running and stopping last 2 minutes  of the 2nd and 4th quarter
3.1.Timeouts: (2) 60 second timeouts per half, (1) 60 second timeout per overtime period. No carry over of unused timeouts is allowed 
4.OT periods: Maximum of 2 OTs in regular season, unlimited in playoffs. OT periods are 2 minutes with a stopped clock
5. No player who makes his high school team (JV or Varsity) is eligible to play in the Rec league.  A team that is found to use a high school team player will forfeit any games that player was used in.
6.  Call up players: a registered WCWAA high school basketball player that is on another team can be called up but cannot enter the game until only 4 players on the team are available and/or for when a player fouls out and/or is injured and cannot re-enter the game

 

LOCAL RULES FOR UNION COUNTY BASKETBALL

FOR GIRLS

(REVISED NOVEMBER 2016)

 

 

 

8U and 10U GIRLS

 

1.               BASKETBALL SIZE: 

·       CO-ED SIZE (28.5" CIRCUMFERENCE)

·       8U GIRLS SIZE: (27.5" CIRCUMFERENCE)

·       10U GIRLS SIZE: (28.5" CIRCUMFERENCE)

              2.            10 MINUTE QUARTERS.

              3.            9 FOOT GOALS.

              4.            FOUL SHOTS AT 11 FEET.

              5.            ONE PLAYER CAN PRESS HALF COURT THE ENTIRE GAME.

              6.            HALF COURT PRESSING ONLY IN 2ND QUARTER AND ONLY IF BEHIND OR TIED AND ONLY 2 PLAYERS.

7.               FULL COURT PRESSING ONLY IN 4TH QUARTER AND ONLY IF BEHIND OR AHEAD BY LESS THAN

7 POINTS AND ONLY BY 2 PLAYERS. 

8.            DEFENSE WILL NOT LEAVE THE ZONE.  (ZONE IS INSIDE THE 3 POINT AREA)   IF A DEFENSIVE PLAYER

ILLEGALLY LEAVES THE ZONE, THE OFFENSE WILL RETAIN POSSESSION OF THE BALL.  EACH TEAM

WILL RECEIVE ONE WARNING PER HALF.  A SECOND VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN A TECHNICAL FOUL

GIVEN TO THE BENCH.

              9.            A DEFENSIVE PLAYER MAY LEAP FROM THE ZONE TO BLOCK A SHOT OR A PASS BUT MUST

                            IMMEDIATELY RETREAT BACK TO THE ZONE.

 

 

13U GIRLS

 

1.               BASKETBALL SIZE: 

·       CO-ED SIZE (REGULATION - 29.5” CIRCUMFERENCE)

·       GIRLS SIZE: (28.5" CIRCUMFERENCE)

              2.            10 MINUTE QUARTERS.

             

 

 

*** NOTE:  ALL UNION COUNTY BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONS HAVE VOTED AND ADOPTED THE RULE THAT ANYONE PLAYING JUNIOR VARSITY OR VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY REC LEAGUE  BASKETBALL OR PARTICIPATE IN ALL-STAR PLAY!!

 

 

 

GENERAL RULES:

 

1.               Time Outs – 2 per half only.  Coach may call time out from the bench.

 

2.               Technical Fouls – Players:  2 per game;  Coaches:  2 per game

 

3.               If a coach/player is ejected from the game, for any reason, he / she must leave the gym immediately.  Also they may not be present for the teams next game.

 

4.               Clock: 

a.    (4) ten minute quarters. Running clock except for last 2 minutes of game.

b.     1 minute between quarters

c.     3 minutes for half-time

d.     Overtime = 2 minute game clock (Clock stops on whistle and timeouts)

 

5.               Playing Time for regular season:  Clock will be set for half the time of the quarter for the first three quarters.  At the sound of the buzzer, ALL players on the bench must enter the game and play the ENTIRE 2nd half of that quarter.  This is not a time-out and play must resume immediately.  The team with the possession arrow will take the ball out at half court opposite the scoring table.  NO SUBSTITUTIONS MAY BE MADE IN THE 1ST HALF OF THE FIRST THREE (3) QUARTERS, but players who played the 1st half of the quarter may be substituted in the second half of the quarter.  In the 4th quarter, coaches may substitute players at will. Exceptions will be granted if player has a pre-determined medical condition or is injured during the game and is unable to play. 

 

6.               An official timekeeper will be present at each game to assure the minimum playing time is met for each player.

 

7.               If a player is injured or sick, their coach must notify the officials and the opposing coac and the official timekeeper.

 

8.               A coach may suspend a player due to:  (1) not coming to practice on a continual basis, (2) disciplinary actions.  (Coaches must notify their Commissioner at least 24 hours prior to a game.  The Commissioner may approve or disapprove the suspension.  The opposing Commissioner and opposing coach should be notified prior to the game.)

 

9.               Players arriving late:  Coach has the option to play that player immediately (staying within the playing rule guidelines) or hold player on the bench until the beginning of the next quarter.  Players arriving after half time, coach has the option of playing the player or not.  No technical will be awarded for players arriving late.

 

10.            No dunking allowed, including during warm-ups.  Penalty will be a technical foul.

 

11.            Starting Time:  All games will start at the scheduled time if 4 or more players are present.  If a team has fewer than 4 players at the start time, that team will forfeit the game.  If a coach is not available at game time, the team’s association will provide a coach.  There is no grace period.

 

12.            If a team has a 20 point lead or more, that team must stay within the three point line when on defense.

 

13.            Each association will be in charge of acquiring officials for all sanctioned regular season games.

 

14.            All other playing rules not listed will be followed according to the North Carolina High School Basketball Rules.

 

 

ALL-STAR  RULES (EXCEPTIONS):

 

15.            During the All-Star tournament,  a player is not required to make an appearance.

 

16.            A player participating on multiple All-Star teams must be a part of both 10 man rostered teams prior to the start of All-Stars.

 

17.            DOB: All allstar rosters will be turned prior to the start of All-Star week and each commissioner representing their association will be responsible for determining eligibility based on a 08/31  date of birth in their respective age groups.

 

18.            Clock:

·       (4) ten minute quarters. Running clock except for last 2 minutes of game.

·       1 minute between quarters

·       3 minutes for half-time

·       Overtime = 2 minute game clock (Clock stops on whistle and timeouts)