Officials should wear a distinct uniform that is different from the players. Each
team must provide a scorekeeper.
Officials must check players for inappropriate equipment such as: jewelry, casts,
braces, metal or hard objects, etc. Whether or not equipment is appropriate is left
to the official's judgement.
The game will consist of two 20 minute halves. There is a continuous clock except
during time-outs and the final two minutes of the SECOND half. If at the 2-minute
mark, the team winning is ahead by 15 points or more, the clock will continue running
during the final two minutes (whether or not the point deficit decreased/increased).
Each team is allowed 2 one-minute time-outs. Unused time-outs from the first half
may carry over to the second half. There are not extra time-outs during overtime.
If the game ends in a tie after regulation play, there will be a three minute overtime,
with the clock stopping during the final minute. No time-outs are allowed during this
A coin toss will determine the team possession at the start of the first half and
to initiate the alternate possession procedure. The referee will determine whether
or not a basket counts if there is a disagreement. The referee will check and approve
the score at the end of each half.
The officials should penalize unsportsmanlike conduct by any player, coach, substitute, team
attendant, fan, etc. If there is a flagrant misconduct the official shall remove the player
from the game and\or area. In addition, the officials shall banish any offending coach,
A player who commits his\her 5th foul shall be removed from the game.
Scorers are responsible for recording personal and team fouls, keeping track of the overall
and individual scorers, time-outs, and the possession arrow.
Five players are allowed on the court at a time, but a team can play with 3 players
in order to avoid disqualification. If there are not at least 3 players by the time
the game is supposed to start, the team has to forfeit. The other team's captain may
choose to give them an extra 10 minutes to show up, but whatever amount of the 10
minutes is used will be deducted from the game time.
Substitutes can be made on dead balls only.