RockIt Sports

League Rules


2020-2021 ROCKIT WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE GAME RULES

 

PLAYING RULES

  • All teams are to be ready to play at least 10 minutes prior to posted game time. Coaches and players are required to sit together (socially distanced) in a designated area prior. Masks must be worn.
  • Games will consist of two (2) twenty-minute halves. It will be a running clock except for the last two minutes of each half…at which point the clock stops on every dead ball. The clock also stops for time outs and shooting fouls (*clock stops when the whistle blows…but will be restarted when the ball is handed to the player for his/her second foul shot).
  • Each team will be allowed two (2) thirty-second timeouts per half.  One additional timeout will be awarded to each team per overtime period.  Any timeouts remaining from regulation may NOT be used during overtime.
  • Any player assessed five (5) fouls will foul out of the game. A technical foul shall count as an individual and as a team foul.
  • A one-and-one foul shot will be awarded after the seventh team foul in a half.  Two foul shots will be awarded after the tenth team foul and after every subsequent foul in each half of the game.  Second-half team fouls will carry over into overtime.
  • The first overtime period will be a two-minute stopped clock. Double overtime will be sudden death…first team to score, wins.
  • Full court press is allowed…EXCEPT for MITE & ROOKIE DIVISIONS (no press for the entire game).
  • Any defense is allowed…EXCEPT for MITE & ROOKIE DIVISIONS (man-to-man defense required).
  • MERCY RULE: If a team is leading by 25+ points, the clock will run continuously and no press allowed.
  • High School Rules are followed except as modified by RockIt Basketball (see above).

 

ADDITIONAL RULES: ALL DIVISIONS

  • Both Home Team and Visiting Team will provide a scorebook keeper. Scorebooks will be provided by RockIt at the scorer’s table at all game locations.
  • At the conclusion of each game, the final score should be recorded in the ROCKIT NOTEBOOK provided at the scorer’s table. Coaches - please input the final score into your Team Snap as well.
  • Persons sitting at the scorer’s table are expected to be professional and courteous! A technical foul shall be assessed, if necessary.
  • The Home Team will sit under the “HOME” bench and wear white.
  • The Visiting Team will sit under the “GUEST” bench and wear blue.

 

UNIFORM RULES

  • Players must wear the RockIt reversible jersey. Jerseys must be tucked in. Violations may result in a technical foul.
  • Only Exception: AAU teams that have organizational issued uniforms can wear their own gear. Every AAU player on their designated team must wear the same uniform.

 

PLAYING TIME/SUBSTITUTIONS

  • All outside teams, playing time, and substitutions are determined by your coach.
  • For RockIt members playing on RockIt REC teams, playing time should be equally distributed amongst all players for the first 35 minutes of the game. The last 5 minutes will be determined by the coach. If you have issues or concerns, please direct your complaints to Lisa Woodson, League Director.

 

COACHES

  • Only 2 coaches allowed on the bench.
  • Masks must be worn.
  • Only one coach is permitted to stand during the game. Any other coach must remain seated, except during timeouts. The first violation of this rule will result in a warning.  The second violation of this rule will result in a technical foul.
  • Head Coaches are required to record the final score at the scorer’s table. Division scores and standings will be updated once all scores from that Division are received.
  • All coaches are responsible for the actions of their players, assistant coaches, and parents.  League Director will address any complaints or concerns.