YSAL GAMES RULES

GAME PLAY:

  1. AAU age/grade rules will be in effect.
  2. Games will consist of two (2) twelve-minute (12) halves for 3rd – 8th  Grade with a stop clock. Games will consist of two (16) sixteen-minute halves for 9th – 12th Grade with a stop clock.
  3. Warm-ups will be 5 minutes and Half Time will be 5 minutes. This is subjective change.
  4. The home team is the 1st/top team listed on the schedule/bracket. The home team will wear light-colored jerseys and the visiting team will wear dark-colored jerseys.
  5. The home team must provide the game ball (Regulation sized ball (29.5) for  7th and up. The small ball (28.5) will be used for 6th grade and below). The visiting team will keep the scorebook.
  6. Only one coach at a time can be standing during the game.
  7. OVERTIME: 2 Minutes for First Overtime. One minute will be allotted for the 2nd Overtime.
  8. Each team will be allowed four timeouts total (2 full & 2 thirties) per game. One extra full timeout will be allowed in each overtime period. (Unused timeouts will not roll-over to overtime.)
  9. Fouls: Team fouls 7-9 results in a 1-and-1 situation (per half). Team fouls 10 or more results in a two shot penalty (per half).
  10. A player will be disqualified from the game after five (5) personal fouls.
  11. Mercy Rule: If a team is up by 15 points, the team cannot press full court until the trailing team cut the lead down to 10 points. The game clock will run until the trailing team cuts the lead down to fourteen. 
  12. A player must participate in pool play games to be eligible for bracket games.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Ejections

  1. Any coach ejected for fighting will be ineligible for the remainder of the league.
  2. Players ejected for fighting are ineligible to participate in the team’s next game. Additional penalties, up to exclusion from the league, may be imposed by the Rules Committee.
  3.  If a coach or player is ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike behavior (not fighting), he will be ineligible to participate in the next scheduled game.
  4.  If a coach or player is ejected a second time, he will be ineligible for the remainder of the league session.
  5.  Coaches or Players who leave the bench to engage athletes or coaches on the playing floor may be suspended by the Rules Committee for any period up to the duration of the league.
  6. The Rules Committee may impose suspensions or other penalties for misbehavior which occurs at any time and at any location during the event.
  7. Coaches and Athletes who engage in misbehavior are subject to additional disciplinary action from the YSAL Basketball Executive Committee. Penalties may include suspension from YSAL events in future years.

Grade & Age Eligibility

  • 3rd Grade  A player must be in the 3rd grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 4th Grade  A player must be in the 4th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 5th Grade  A player must be in the 5th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 6th Grade  A player must be in the 6th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 7th Grade  A player must be in the 7th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 8th Grade  A player must be in the 8th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 9th Grade  A player must be in the 9th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 10th Grade  A player must be in the 10th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 11th Grade  A player must be in the 11th grade or under as of October 1, 2020, and cannot turn 19 prior to September 1, 2021.
  • 12th Grade  A player must be in the 12th grade or under as of October 1, 2020,  and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1,  2021.

Protest Procedures

The YSAL Rules Committee shall handle all protests. (PROTEST FEE IS $100 FOR ANY TYPE OF PROTEST)