Rules for U7/ U9 Age Groups
Games are governed by high school rules with modifications
U7: 27.5 ball size        U9:28.5 ball size


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If game ends in a TIE, one OVERTIME period of 2 minutes will be added. 
*Each coach will receive one time out in the OT. Timeouts do not carry over into overtime.
*Uniform must be worn properly in accordance with FHSAA standings: shirt will be tucked into shorts, shorts worn at hip level and shorts will not have pockets or belt loops (safety factor); jewelry is prohibited.


Game Length
*Games consist of (4) 7-minute quarters with a running clock.  
*During the last 2 minutes of 2nd quarter and 4th quarter the clock will stop on all dead balls.
*Each team is allotted 2 time outs per half and 1 TO in OT.
*Timeouts are 1 minute in length.
*TO’s do not carry over into overtime.

Playing Time
*All coaches will ensure that ALL players are receiving equitable playing time per game. We realize that is not always possible, but we trust that all coaches understand, that although a competition, this is a rec league and we would like to continue to build the league and keep players beachside.
*If there is an issue with a coach not playing all players, that will be addressed by the board.

Substitutions
*Substitutions are allowed at any time at the coach’s discretion, on all dead balls. The player will report to the scorer’s table and wait until the referee substitutes them into the game.

Defense
*Teams may play either man or zone. 
*NO TRAPPING AT ANY TIME. 
*NO FULL COURT PRESS AT ANYTIME.


Offense/Free Throws
*Offensive 3 second rule does not apply for this division 
*All players in U7 & U9 divisions will shoot one foul shot at halftime, these points will count towards the game score.  *Teams will shoot an equal number of foul shots with no single player shooting more than two shots. 

 Coaches
*Only two coaches may be present on the sideline during the game.
*Coaches are expected to treat referees with the utmost respect.
*Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their spectators towards referees.
*Coaches are expected to model sportsmanship—at the end of *all games it is expected that players and coaches line up and shake hands regardless of the outcome of the game.


Referees
*The referees’ calls are final and are not to be questioned by coaches.
*During dead ball situations coaches may ask referees to watch for specific violations on the court in a normal tone of voice—yelling at referees under any circumstances will not be tolerated.
*Referees will issue technical fouls on coaches that question calls and/or yell at the referees—the board of directors to determine disciplinary actions will review all situations resulting in a technical foul.
*Coaches that receive two technical fouls in a season will be ejected from the remainder of the game and the rest of the season.

Spectators
*Spectators are present to cheer for the players and provide a friendly, enthusiastic and positive environment.
*Spectators are not to question the referees calls or yell at them under any circumstances—referees will be instructed to stop play if this occurs and ask coaches to intervene with spectator(s).
*A second violation by a spectator(s) will result in being removed from the game and a technical foul being issued against the team that fails to control its spectators.
*The board of directors will determine disciplinary actions and review all technical fouls on spectators.


Scorekeepers/Volunteers
*Each team is responsible for providing one volunteer per game to keep the scorebook or run the clock if needed.
*Scorekeepers and Clock Operators are officials for the game, therefore, they must remain neutral at all times.
*Scorekeepers and Clock Operators are not to question the referees calls or yell at them under any circumstances.




Rules for U11 & U14 Age Groups
Games are governed by high school rules with modifications

U11: 28.5 ball size        U14: 29.5 ball size

*If game ends in a TIE, one OVERTIME period of 2 minutes will be added. 
*Each coach will receive one time out in the OT. Timeouts do not carry over into overtime.
*Uniform must be worn properly in accordance with FHSAA standings: shirt will be tucked into shorts, shorts worn at hip level and shorts will not have pockets or belt loops (safety factor); jewelry is prohibited.


Game Length/Time Outs
*Games consist of (4) 8-minute quarters with a running clock.  
*Clock will stop on penalty situations.
*During the last 2 minutes of 2nd quarter and 4th quarter the clock will stop on all dead balls.
*Each team is allotted 2 time outs per half and 1 TO in OT.
*Timeouts are 1 minute in length.
*TO’s do not carry over into overtime.

Playing Time
*All coaches will ensure that ALL players are receiving equitable playing time per game. We realize that is not always possible, but we trust that all coaches understand, that although a competition, this is a rec league and we would like to continue to build the league and keep players beachside.
*If there is an issue with a coach not playing all players, that will be addressed by the board.

Substitutions
*Substitutions are allowed at any time at the coach’s discretion, on all dead balls. The player will report to the scorer’s table and wait until the referee substitutes them into the game.

Defense
*Teams may play either man or zone. 
*Teams may trap the ball.
*Full Court press can only be used during the last 2 minutes of the 2nd and 4th quarters only .
*No team may trap or press with a lead of more than 15 points.


Coaches
*Only two coaches may be present on the sideline during the game.
*Coaches are expected to treat referees with the utmost respect.
*Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their spectators towards referees.
*Coaches are expected to model sportsmanship—at the end of all games it is expected that players and coaches line up and shake hands regardless of the outcome of the game.


Referees
*The referees’ calls are final and are not to be questioned by coaches.
*During dead ball situations coaches may ask referees to watch for specific violations on the court in a normal tone of voice—yelling at referees under any circumstances will not be tolerated.
*Referees will issue technical fouls on coaches that question calls and/or yell at the referees—the board of directors to determine disciplinary actions will review all situations resulting in a technical foul.
*Coaches that receive two technical fouls in a season will be ejected from the remainder of the game and the rest of the season.


Spectators
*Spectators are present to cheer for the players and provide a friendly, enthusiastic and positive environment.
*Spectators are not to question the referees calls or yell at them under any circumstances—referees will be instructed to stop play if this occurs and ask coaches to intervene with spectator(s).
*A second violation by a spectator(s) will result in being removed from the game and a technical foul being issued against the team that fails to control its spectators.
*The board of directors will determine disciplinary actions and review all technical fouls on spectators.


Scorekeepers/Volunteers
*Each team is responsible for providing one volunteer per game to keep the scorebook or run the clock if needed.
*Scorekeepers and Clock Operators are officials for the game, therefore, they must remain neutral at all times.
*Scorekeepers and Clock Operators are not to question the referees calls or yell at them under any circumstances.

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