League Rules 2015/2016

1.MMYBA encourages that no admission fee be charged at scheduled league games. MMYBA recognizes though that some towns do not have a group or organization to help cover the costs of officials and scorekeepers and may need to charge a fee to help with those costs. MMYBA encourages towns joining the league to form an association that will cover costs in future years. Towns charging an admission fee will need to make all other towns aware they are charging an admission fee and the amount of the fee.

2.CONCESSIONS MAY BE SOLD

3.ALL GIRLS WILL USE GIRLS BALLS 28.5”

4.3TH/4TH GRADE BOYS WILL USE 28.5 SIZE BASKETBALLS. 5TH/6TH GRADE BOYS WILL USE REGULATION BOY’S BALLS.

5.GAMES WILL BE (4) 10 MINUTE QUARTERS with a running clock. The clock will stop for only: team time outs, injuries, or any reason deemed necessary by the official. The clock will stop the last 2 minutes of each half according to Missouri State High School rules.

6.EACH TEAM WILL BE ALLOWED 2 TIME OUTS PER HALF TIME OUTS WILL BE 60 SECONDS IN LENGTH. TIME OUTS WILL NOT CARRY OVER TO SECOND HALF OR OVERTIME.

7.IF THE GAME IS TIED AT THE END OF REGULATION PLAY-Two minute overtime will be played with clock stopping according to Missouri State High School rules. Each team will be allowed 1 time out in overtime 60 seconds in length.

IF AT THE END OF THE OVERTIME PERIOD THE GAME IS STILL TIED- A player from each team will shoot a free throw. The first player to make a free throw when the other player misses his free throw, that team will be declared the winner. If both players miss, then two new players will be chosen till a winner is declared.

8.HALF TIME FOR EACH GAME WILL BE 5 MINUTES IN LENGTH

9.3RD GRADE BOYS & GIRLS WILL PLAY DEFENSE WITHIN THE 3 POINT CIRCLE UNTIL THE LAST TWO MINUTES OF EACH HALF. AT THE TWO MINUTE MARK OF EACH HALF, THE DEFENSE CAN PICK UP AT HALF COURT. THE OFFENSIVE TEAM MUST ENGAGE THE DEFENSIVE TEAM. THIS MUST NOT BE USED AS A WAY TO RUN TIME OFF OF THE CLOCK. IF OFFENSIVE TEAM WILL NOT ENGAGE DEFENSIVE TEAM, DEFENSIVE TEAM WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY DEFENSE BEYOND THE THREE POINT LINE.

10.4TH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS CAN PRESS ON DEFENSE THE LAST MINUTE OF EACH HALF.

11.  5TH & 6TH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS CAN PRESS ON DEFENSE THE LAST 2 MINUTES OF EACH HALF

12.  NO RESTRICTIONS ON ZONE OR MAN TO MAN DEFENSE- ALL AGE LEVELS

13.  REGULATION FREE THROW LINE AND 3 POINT LINE WILL BE USED FOR 5TH & 6TH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CROSS THE FREE THROW LINE.

14. HOST CITY WILL PROVIDE WARM-UP AND GAME BALLS. NO OUTSIDE BALLS WILL BE ALLOWED

15. HOST CITY WILL PROVIDE REFEREE’S FOR ALL GAMES PLAYED IN THEIR FACILITY

16. EACH TEAM WILL BE ALLOWED 5 MINUTES PRE-GAME WARM UP TIME “IF TIME ALLOWS”

17. 3RD AND 4TH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS FREE THROWS WILL BE SHOT AT 12 FEET. THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CROSS THE FT LINE. THEY CAN STILL CHOOSE TO SHOOT FROM THE REGULAR FT LINE.

18. BENCH WARNING THEN BENCH TECHINICAL FOR PLAYERS OR PARENTS WHO ARE OUT OF LINE.

19. ANY TECHINICAL FOUL EITHER BY A COACH OR FAN OR PLAYER WILL BE REPORTED TO THE MMYBA BOARD.

20. NO PRESS AFTER 15 POINT LEAD IN EITHER HALF.

21. AFTER 15 POINT LEAD, RUNNING CLOCK LAST 2 MINUTES OF   EACH HALF.

22. PLAYERS CAN ONLY PLAY UP A GRADE; THEY CANNOT PLAY DOWN A GRADE.

23. TEAM ROSTERS MUST BE SET AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SATURDAY LEAGUE DAY. PLAYERS CAN ONLY PLAY IN 2 GAMES PER DAY UNLESS AGREED TO BY OTHER COACHES IN ATTENDANCE. TOWNS THAT HAVE MORE THAN ONE TEAM IN A DIVISION CAN USE A PLAYER FROM THE OTHER TEAM IF THEY HAVE LESS THAN 7 PLAYERS AVAILABLE TO PLAY THAT DAY. THEY MAY ALSO PULL UP A PLAYER FROM ANOTHER TEAM IN A LOWER DIVISION FROM THEIR TOWN. THE INTENT IS TO HELP OUT TOWNS THAT HAVE TOO MANY PLAYERS FOR ONE TEAM BUT BARELY ENOUGH FOR TWO TEAMS. THE INTENT IS TO GET AS MUCH PLAYING TIME FOR ALL PLAYERS. THIS RULE WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED TO MAKE SURE COACHES DON’T ABUSE IT TO GET A COMPETITIVE EDGE. THE PLAYER OR PLAYERS PLAYING THE ADDITIONAL GAME(S) WILL BE USED SPARINGLY. THE MAIN PLAYERS ON THOSE TEAMS SHOULD GET THE BULK OF THE PLAYING TIME THAT DAY.

24. ONE AND ONE AFTER 7 FOULS IN A HALF. TWO SHOTS AFTER 10 FOULS IN A HALF.

25. FIVE FOULS ALLOWED PER PLAYER PER GAME.

26. TEAMS MUST HAND IN A PRINTED ROSTER TO THE SCOREKEEPER BEFORE GAME STARTS.

27. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE FROM THE SAME SCHOOL DISTRICT    TO PARTICPATE ON A TEAM.