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West Chester Hoops Rec Basketball

West Chester Hoops Rec Basketball

Boys and Girls Grades 1st & 2nd

West Chester Hoops Recreation Basketball League
Boys and Girls Grades 1st & 2nd



The Spirit of the Game

  1. Players should always display cooperation and sportsmanship
  2. Never forget that your opponent is also a fellow athlete on the court
  3. Players exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the game by the directors of the league.
  4. Any spectators or coaches exhibiting poor sportsmanship will also be removed from the court area by the directors of the league.
  5. All players must remove all jewelry before the game All players must have a team game shirt to participate.

The Game

Game Length: Each quarter will be 7-minutes running clock. Timers will be provided by the league. The clock will stop at the end of the 2nd quarter and the end of the 4th quarter.  Half-time will be two minutes.

Timeouts:  Coaches will be given two timeouts per half. Timeouts do not carryover. 

Playing Time: Substitutions will be made at the halfway point of every quarter. No player will sit for two consecutive substitutions. If a team does not have 10 players in a particular game, no one player can play the whole game. 
If a team has 8 or 9 players, no one player can play more than two consecutive shifts without sitting. 
 

Overtime: If overtime is needed the overtime period will be 2 minutes in length and the coach can use any five players they would like. Substitutions can be made on all dead balls and foul shots. The clock will stop during the overtime period as well. Each team will have one timeout during overtime.
Coaches: Each team will have one head coach and one assistant. Only two coaches will be allowed to sit on the bench during the games. Only the head coach will be able to stand during the game. The head coach will be the only coach able to communicate with the officials. Assistants can only communicate with the head coach.
Equipment: All baskets will be 8.5 feet and the ball will be 28.5
Injuries:  If at any point a player is bleeding, they must be removed from the game and have the wound cleaned and covered. First aid kits will be made accessible by the league.

Playing Rules:

Dribbling: Players will be encouraged by coaches and referees to follow all rules for dribbling in the game basketball. Some leniencies will be granted but all are encouraged to try to follow all dribbling rules. Violations will be called after two warnings.
5 Second Lane: Lane violations will be called after a player has been in the lane for more than five seconds. Coaches and refs will encourage players to keep moving in and out of the lane.
Jump ball: All games will begin with a jump ball and then a possession arrow will be kept at the scorer’s table for all subsequent jump balls.
Fouls: All players will be allowed five fouls. After five fouls they will be eliminated from the game. Players will shoot two shots if they are fouled in the act of shooting. T There will be no two shot fouls after 10 team fouls. All players fouls will be kept at the scorer’s table. If a player receives a technical foul, they will be required to sit the rest of the half. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected for the remainder of the game and will receive a one game suspension. If a coach receives a technical foul they will be required to sit for the rest of the game on the bench. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected from the game. These rules will be enforced by the league directors.
Backcourt Violation: Each team will have 10 seconds to cross half court.
Defense:
Only man to man to defense will be allowed. No zone defense.
Steals will be permitted only off the pass.
Free Zone: Defensive will not be allowed to guard their player until they pass the three-point line. All the area outside the three-point line is known as the free zone area. Defense will not be able to play defense in that area. Referees will control the free zone area by giving reminders to the defense. Coaches are also encouraged to remind their players of the free sone area.
Once the defense gains possession through a rebound or turnover the offense must retreat behind the free zone and play defense. No steals in the backcourt are allowed.
Full court press is not permitted Defense will be allowed to half court press the last two minutes of the game and the entire overtime period.

Miscellaneous:
Games may not be protested.
Teams may start the game with four players and if more arrive they may be used in the game. The opposing team will be required to play with four players as well. In the event that a team has five players and one fouls out, the disqualified player can remain in the game. Every subsequent foul by the disqualified player will result in a called technical and procession of the ball. If a team a team has three or less players, the game will be a forfeit.
If a team is winning by more than 20 pts the scorer’s table will not display the score anymore, but the game clock will be displayed. The official score will be kept at the scorer’s table in the book.

 

 



West Chester Hoops Recreation Basketball League
Girls Grade 3


The Spirit of the Game

The Game

Game Length: Each quarter will be 8-minute running clock. Timers will be provided by the league. The clock will stop with one minute left in each half on every dead ball and foul shots. Half-time will be two minutes.
 Timeouts:  Coaches will be given two timeouts per half. Timeouts do not carryover. 
Playing Time: Substitutions will be made at the halfway point of every quarter. No player will sit for two consecutive substitutions. If a team does not have 10 players at a particular game, no one player can play the whole game. 
If a team has 8 or 9 players, no one player can play more than two consecutive shifts without sitting.  
Overtime: If overtime is needed the overtime period will be 2 minutes in length and the coach can use any five players they would like. Substitutions can be made on all dead balls and foul shots. The clock will stop during the overtime period as well. Each team will have one timeout during overtime.
Coaches: Each team will have one head coach and one assistant. Only two coaches will be allowed to sit on the bench during the games. Only the head coach will be able to stand during the game. The head coach will be the only coach able to communicate with the officials. Assistants can only communicate with the head coach.
Equipment: All baskets will be 8.5 feet and the ball will be 28.5
Injuries:  If at any point a player is bleeding, they must be removed from the game and have the wound cleaned and covered. First aid kits will be made accessible by the league.

Playing Rules:

Dribbling: Players will be encouraged by coaches and referees to follow all rules for dribbling in the game basketball. Some leniencies will be granted but all are encouraged to try to follow all dribbling rules. Violations will be called after two warnings.
5 Second Lane: Lane violations will be called after a player has been in the lane for more than five seconds. Coaches and refs will encourage players to keep moving in and out of the lane.
Jump ball: All games will begin with a jump ball and then a possession arrow will be kept at the scorer’s table for all subsequent jump balls.

FoulsAll players will be allowed five fouls. After five fouls they will be eliminated from the game. Players will shoot two shots if they are fouled in the act of shooting. Two shots will occur after 5 team fouls in a quarter. All players fouls will be kept at the scorer’s table. If a player receives a technical foul, they will be required to sit the rest of the half. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected for the remainder of the game and will receive a one game suspension. If a coach receives a technical foul they will be required to sit for the rest of the game on the bench. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected from the game. These rules will be enforced by the league directors.

Backcourt Violation: Each team will have 10 seconds to cross half court.

Defense:
Only man to man to defense will be allowed. No zone defense.
Steals will be permitted off the dribble or pass.
Free Zone: Defensive will not be allowed to guard their player until they pass the three-point line. All the area outside the three-point line is known as the free zone area. Defense will not be able to play defense in that area. Referees will control the free zone area by giving reminders to the defense. Coaches are also encouraged to remind their players of the free zone area.
Once the defense gains possession through a rebound or turnover the offense must retreat behind the free zone and play defense. No steals in the backcourt are allowed.
No pressing in the first half. Pressing is allowed for the last two minutes of the second half.

Miscellaneous:
Games may not be protested.
Teams may start the game with four players and if more arrive they may be used in the game. The opposing team will be required to play with four players as well. In the event that a team has five players and one fouls out, the disqualified player can remain in the game. Every subsequent foul by the disqualified player will result in a called technical and procession of the ball. If a team a team has three or less players, the game will be a forfeit.
If a team is winning by more than 20 pts the scorer’s table will not display the score anymore, but the game clock will be displayed. The official score will be kept at the scorer’s table in the book.




  1. Players should always display cooperation and sportsmanship
  2. Never forget that your opponent is also a fellow athlete on the court
  3. Players exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the game by the directors of the league.
  4. Any spectators or coaches exhibiting poor sportsmanship will also be removed from the court area by the directors of the league.
  5. All players must remove all jewelry before the game
  6. All players must have a team game shirt to participate. 

Boys and Girls Grades 3rd and 4th

West Chester Hoops Recreation Basketball League

Boys 3rd Grade and 4th and Girls 4th Grade

The Spirit of the Game

  1. Players should always display cooperation and sportsmanship
  2. Never forget that your opponent is also a fellow athlete on the court
  3. Players exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the game by the directors of the league.
  4. Any spectators or coaches exhibiting poor sportsmanship will also be removed from the court area by the directors of the league.
  5. All players must remove all jewelry before the game
  6. All players must have a team game shirt to participate. 

The Game

 Game Length: Each quarter will be 8-minute running clock. Timers will be provided by the league. The clock will stop with one minute left in each half on every dead ball and foul shots. Half-time will be two minutes.
 
Timeouts:  Coaches will be given two timeouts per half. Timeouts do not carryover. 
Playing Time: Substitutions will be made at the halfway point of every quarter. No player will sit for two consecutive substitutions. If a team does not have 10 players at a particular game, no one player can play the whole game. 
If a team has 8 or 9 players, no one player can play more than two consecutive shifts without sitting.  
Overtime: If overtime is needed the overtime period will be 2 minutes in length and the coach can use any five players they would like. Substitutions can be made on all dead balls and foul shots. The clock will stop during the overtime period as well. Each team will have one timeout during overtime.
Coaches: Each team will have one head coach and one assistant. Only two coaches will be allowed to sit on the bench during the games. Only the head coach will be able to stand during the game. The head coach will be the only coach able to communicate with the officials. Assistants can only communicate with the head coach.
Equipment: All baskets will be 10 feet and the ball will be 28.5
Injuries:  If at any point a player is bleeding, they must be removed from the game and have the wound cleaned and covered. First aid kits will be made accessible by the league.

Playing Rules:

Dribbling: Players will be encouraged by coaches and referees to follow all rules for dribbling in the game basketball. Some leniencies will be granted but all are encouraged to try to follow all dribbling rules. Violations will be called after two warnings.
5 Second Lane: Lane violations will be called after a player has been in the lane for more than five seconds. Coaches and refs will encourage players to keep moving in and out of the lane.
Jump ball: All games will begin with a jump ball and then a possession arrow will be kept at the scorer’s table for all subsequent jump balls.

FoulsAll players will be allowed five fouls. After five fouls they will be eliminated from the game. Players will shoot two shots if they are fouled in the act of shooting. Two shots will occur after 5 team fouls in a quarter. All players fouls will be kept at the scorer’s table. If a player receives a technical foul, they will be required to sit the rest of the half. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected for the remainder of the game and will receive a one game suspension. If a coach receives a technical foul they will be required to sit for the rest of the game on the bench. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected from the game. These rules will be enforced by the league directors.

Backcourt Violation: Each team will have 10 seconds to cross half court.

Defense:
Only man to man to defense will be allowed. No zone defense.
Steals will be permitted off the dribble or pass.
Free Zone: Defensive will not be allowed to guard their player until they pass the three-point line. All the area outside the three-point line is known as the free zone area. Defense will not be able to play defense in that area. Referees will control the free zone area by giving reminders to the defense. Coaches are also encouraged to remind their players of the free zone area.
Once the defense gains possession through a rebound or turnover the offense must retreat behind the free zone and play defense. No steals in the backcourt are allowed.
No pressing in the first half. Pressing is allowed for the last two minutes of the second half.

Miscellaneous:
Games may not be protested.
Teams may start the game with four players and if more arrive they may be used in the game. The opposing team will be required to play with four players as well. In the event that a team has five players and one fouls out, the disqualified player can remain in the game. Every subsequent foul by the disqualified player will result in a called technical and procession of the ball. If a team a team has three or less players, the game will be a forfeit.
If a team is winning by more than 20 pts the scorer’s table will not display the score anymore, but the game clock will be displayed. The official score will be kept at the scorer’s table in the book.



 

Boys and Girls 5th and 6th Grade Rules

West Chester Hoops Recreation Basketball League
Boys and Girls Grades 5th & 6th

 

The Spirit of the Game

  1. Never forget that your opponent is also a fellow athlete on the court
  2. Players exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the game by the directors of the league.
  3.  Any spectators or coaches exhibiting poor sportsmanship will also be removed from the court area by the directors of the league.
  4.  All players must remove all jewelry before the game
  5.  All players must have a team game shirt to participate.
  6.  Players should always display cooperation and sportsmanship


The Game

Game Length: Each game will consist of four 8-minute quarters. running clock. The clock will stop during substitutions and with one minute left in each half, on every dead ball. Half-time will be two minutes.

Timeouts: Coaches will be given two timeouts per half. Timeouts do not carryover.

Playing Time: Substitutions will be made at the halfway point of every quarter. There are no substitutions on the fly. No player will sit for two consecutive substitutions. If a team does not have 10 players in a particular game, no one player can play the whole game. 
If a team has 8 or 9 players, no one player can play more than two consecutive shifts without sitting.  

Overtime: If overtime is needed the overtime period will be 2 minutes in length and the coach can use any five players they would like. Substitutions can be made on all dead balls and foul shots. The clock will stop during the overtime period as well. Each team will have one timeout during overtime.

Coaches: Each team will have one head coach and one assistant. Only two coaches will be allowed to sit on the bench during the games. Only the head coach will be able to stand during the game. The head coach will be the only coach able to communicate with the officials. Assistants can only communicate with the head coach.
Equipment: All baskets will be 10 feet and the ball will be 28.5
Injuries: If at any point a player is bleeding, they must be removed from the game and have the wound cleaned and covered. First aid kits will be made accessible by the league.
Playing Rules:
3 Second Lane: Lane violations will be called after a player has been in the lane for more than three seconds. Coaches and refs will encourage players to keep moving in and out of the lane. Jump ball: All games will begin with a jump ball and then a possession arrow will be kept at the scorer’s table for all subsequent jump balls.

 Fouls: All players will be allowed five fouls. After five fouls they will be eliminated from the game. Players will shoot two shots if they are fouled in the act of shooting. Two shots will occur after 5 team fouls in a quarter. All players fouls will be kept at the scorer’s table. If a player receives a technical foul, they will be required to sit the rest of the half. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected for the remainder of the game and will receive a one game suspension. If a coach receives a technical foul they will be required to sit for the rest of the game on the bench. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected from the game. These rules will be enforced by the league directors.

Backcourt Violation: Each team will have 10 seconds to cross half court.

Defense:

Only man to man to defense will be allowed. No zone defense.
Steals will be permitted off the dribble or pass.
Once the defense gains possession through a rebound or turnover the offense must retreat behind half court line.
No steals in the backcourt are allowed.
Full court press is only permitted in the last two minutes of the second half.
If a team is winning by more than 15pts no press is allowed.

Miscellaneous:
Games may not be protested.
Teams may start the game with four players and if more arrive they may be used in the game. The opposing team will be required to play with four players as well. In the event that a team has five players and one fouls out, the disqualified player can remain in the game. Every subsequent foul by the disqualified player will result in a called technical and procession of the ball. If a team a team has three or less players, the game will be a forfeit.
If a team is winning by more than 20 pts the scorer’s table will not display the score anymore, but the game clock will be displayed. The official score will be kept at the scorer’s table in the book.




Boys and girls 7th and 8th grade rules

West Chester Hoops Recreation Basketball League
Boys and Girls Grades 7th & 8th 

The Spirit of the Game

1.     Players should always display cooperation and sportsmanship

2.     Never forget that your opponent is also a fellow athlete on the court

3.     Players exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the game by the directors of the league.

4.     Any spectators or coaches exhibiting poor sportsmanship will also be removed from the court area by the directors of the league.

5.     All players must remove all jewelry before the game

6.     All players must have a team game shirt to participate.


The Game

Game Length: Each quarter will be 9-minute running clock. Timers will be provided by the league. The clock will stop with one minute left in each half on every dead ball and foul shots. Half-time will be three minutes.
Timeouts:  Coaches will be given two timeouts per half. Timeouts do not carryover.
Playing Time: Each player will play a minimum of half the game. Substitutions will be made every four minutes. No team will have more than 10 players. If a team does not have 10 players at a particular game no one player can play the whole game. Each player must sit at least 4 minutes per half. All substitutions will be made at the scorer’s table.
Overtime: If overtime is needed the overtime period will be 2 minutes in length and the coach can use any five players they would like. Substitutions can be made on all dead balls and foul shots. The clock will stop during the overtime period as well. Each team will have one timeout during overtime.
Coaches: Each team will have one head coach and one assistant. Only two coaches will be allowed to sit on the bench during the games. Only the head coach will be able to stand during the game. The head coach will be the only coach able to communicate with the officials. Assistants can only communicate with the head coach.
Equipment: All baskets will be 10 feet. Girls will use a 28.5 ball. Boys will use a 29.5 ball.
Injuries:  If at any point a player is bleeding, they must be removed from the game and have the wound cleaned and covered. First aid kits will be made accessible by the league.

Playing Rules:
Jump ball: All games will begin with a jump ball and then a possession arrow will be kept at the scorer’s table for all subsequent jump balls.
Fouls: All players will be allowed five fouls. After five fouls they will be eliminated from the game. Players will shoot two shots if they are fouled in the act of shooting. Two shots will occur after 5 team fouls in a quarter. All players fouls will be kept at the scorer’s table. If a player receives a technical foul, they will be required to sit the rest of the half. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected for the remainder of the game and will receive a one game suspension. If a coach receives a technical foul they will be required to sit for the rest of the game on the bench. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected from the game. These rules will be enforced by the league directors.
Backcourt Violation: Each team will have 10 seconds to cross half court.

Defense:
Zone or man to man defense are allowed

In the first half the offense must retreat beyond the half court line. No steals in the backcourt in the first half.
Full court press is only permitted in the second half.
No press is allowed if a team is winning by more than 15pts.


Miscellaneous:
Games may not be protested.
Teams may start the game with four players and if more arrive they may be used in the game. The opposing team will be required to play with four players as well. In the event that a team has five players, and one fouls out, the disqualified player can remain in the game. Every subsequent foul by the disqualified player will result in a called technical and procession of the ball. If a team a team has three or less players, the game will be a forfeit.
If a team is winning by more than 20 pts the scorer’s table will not display the score anymore, but the game clock will be displayed. The official score will be kept at the scorer’s table in the book.

Boys HS RULES



West Chester Hoops Recreation Basketball League
Boys and Girls Grades Senior Division



The Spirit of the Game

a.     Players should always display cooperation and sportsmanship

b.     Never forget that your opponent is also a fellow athlete on the court

c.     Players exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the game by the directors of the league.

d.     Any spectators or coaches exhibiting poor sportsmanship will also be removed from the court area by the directors of the league.

e.     All players must remove all jewelry before the game

f.      All players must have a team game shirt to participate. 

The Game

Game Length:  10-minute running quarters. Timers will be provided by the league. The clock will stop with one minute left in each half on every dead ball and foul shots. Half-time will be two minutes.

Timeouts:  Coaches will be given two timeouts per half. Timeouts do not carryover. 

Playing Time: Substitutions will be made at the halfway point of every quarter. There are no substitutions on the fly. No player will sit for two consecutive substitutions. If a team does not have 10 players in a particular game, no one player can play the whole game. 
If a team has 8 or 9 players, no one player can play more than two consecutive shifts without sitting. 

Overtime: If overtime is needed the overtime period will be 2 minutes in length and the coach can use any five players they would like. Substitutions can be made on all dead balls and foul shots. The clock will stop during the overtime period as well. Each team will have one timeout during overtime.

Coaches: Each team will have one head coach and one assistant. Only two coaches will be allowed to sit on the bench during the games. Only the head coach will be able to stand during the game. The head coach will be the only coach able to communicate with the officials. Assistants can only communicate with the head coach.

Equipment: All baskets will be 10 feet. Girls will use a 28.5 ball. Boys will use a 29.5 ball.

Injuries:  If at any point a player is bleeding, they must be removed from the game and have the wound cleaned and covered. First aid kits will be made accessible by the league.

Playing Rules:

Jump ball: All games will begin with a jump ball and then a possession arrow will be kept at the scorer’s table for all subsequent jump balls.

Fouls: All players will be allowed five fouls. After five fouls they will be eliminated from the game. Players will shoot two shots if they are fouled in the act of shooting. One and one will occur after 6 team fouls. There will be no two shot fouls after 10 team fouls. All players fouls will be kept at the scorer’s table. If a player receives a technical foul, they will be required to sit the rest of the half. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected for the remainder of the game and will receive a one game suspension. If a coach receives a technical foul they will be required to sit for the rest of the game on the bench. If they receive a second technical foul they will be ejected from the game. These rules will be enforced by the league directors.

Backcourt Violation: Each team will have 10 seconds to cross half court.

Defense:

Zone or man to man defense are allowed

Full court press is permitted at anytime except for when teams are up by more than 15

No press is allowed if a team is winning by more than 15pts.

Miscellaneous:
Games may not be protested.
Teams may start the game with four players and if more arrive they may be used in the game. The opposing team will be required to play with four players as well. In the event that a team has five players, and one fouls out, the disqualified player can remain in the game. Every subsequent foul by the disqualified player will result in a called technical and procession of the ball. If a team a team has three or less players, the game will be a forfeit.
If a team is winning by more than 20 pts the scorer’s table will not display the score anymore, but the game clock will be displayed. The official score will be kept at the scorer’s table in the book.

 

 

Contact

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West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382

Email: [email protected]

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