Playing Rules

PLAYING RULES: Junior, Intermediate, Women’s and Men’s Divisions

 

All games will be played under Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) rules except as noted otherwise.

  1. Jr. Boys/Girls, Intermediates divisions will consist of four (4) eight (8) minute quarters.

  2. Men’s and women’s divisions will play two 16-minute halves. Clock will stop only for shooting fouls and time-outs. The last two (2) minutes of each half, the clock will stop for all whistles.

  3. Overtime is 4 minutes in length. Overtime is running clock except for the last minute, which is stop clock on all whistles.

  4. Alternating possession rule applies.

  5. Three-point shot applies in all gyms with appropriate markings.

  6. Bonus free throw begins on the seventh (7) team foul of each half. Beginning with the tenth (10) team foul in each half, team automatically shoots two (2) free throws (double bonus).

  7. Free throws are played on the release.

  8. All technical fouls also count as personal fouls and will be applied to your team fouls. Two (2) technical fouls is an ejection from the game.  An ejection from one game will eject you from the rest of the tournament.

  9. A coach or manager removed from a game by an official, or through technical fouls, will be ejected from the tournament.

  10. Five minutes after game time is forfeit time. Teams must have five (5) players dressed in uniform on the floor and ready to play when the official blows the whistle -- unless NDMT deems otherwise.

  11. Female divisions will use the smaller (28.5) ball.

  12. Four full (4) time-outs per game at the coach's option.

  13. NO DUNKING allowed at any time. A technical foul will be assessed and any made basket will be waived off.

  14. THE NDMT COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RULE ON ALL CONTROVERSIES.

DIVISION RULES:

Biddy A Division is for boys & girls, ages 11-13 only. Players outside these age guidelines, whose skills and physical ability allow them to compete, can be included on the roster but only if the Exception to Guidelines Form has been approved the NDMT.  Players cannot have turned fourteen in the year 2018. Recommended is a minimum of eight players per team. Players cannot play in more than one division or for more than one team. Any special requests can be made and will be reviewed by the tournament committee.  The committee reserves the right to accept or deny these special requests.

RULES:

  1. Games will consist of four (4) eight (8) minute quarters. Clock will stop only for foul shots and time-outs. The last two (2) minutes of each half, the clock will stop for all whistles. Alternate possession rule applies. If the game ends in a tie, one overtime period, lasting 3 minutes, may be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime, a second overtime will be played and the first basket made will deem the winner. 

  2. Biddy Division does not allow full court pressing unless in the 4th quarter and only in the last 2 mins. The winning team is not allowed to press if they are up by more than 10 points.  Half-court trapping is NOT permitted in the Biddy A division.

  3.  After inbounding the ball, the ball must be advanced across the half-court line within 10 seconds. 

  4.  A five-second rule in the lane applies (officials are encouraged to tell players to leave this area rather than call this violation on the first offense). 

  5. Two time-outs per half - non-accumulative. One additional 30-second time out can be used in either half. 

  6. Personal fouls are recorded and five (5) personal fouls results in disqualification. Bonus situation is on the seventh team foul per half. Any technical foul called against a Biddy player results in automatic disqualification. 

  7. Free throws are shot from a line one foot in front of the regular free throw line. 

  8. Special biddy sized ball (285) is used. Biddy A plays games on 10” rim and generally on a full-court. 

  9. Coaches are encouraged to play all players. However; in competitive games, coaches must match the team roster with the smaller number of players. Ex. Team A has 7 Players and Team B has 15 players, so both teams must play at least 7 players. 

  10. Sportsmanship lines must be held at the conclusion of each game - coaches, players and parents should encourage teams to shake hands after the game.  Coaches will be held fully responsible for ensuring this occurs. 

  11. Any coach or player (or parent causing a disturbance) who receives a technical foul will automatically be placed on probation pending review of the incident by the NDMT. If any action is to be taken, it will be done so prior to the next contest by written notification. 

  12. NDMT committee reserves the right to rule on all controversies.

Biddy B Division is for boys & girls, ages 8-10 only. Players outside these age guidelines, whose skills and physical ability allow them to compete, can be included on the roster but only if the Exception to Guidelines Form has been approved the NDMT. Players cannot have turned eleven in the year 2018.  Recommended is a minimum of eight players per team. Players cannot play in more than one division or for more than one team. Any special requests can be made and will be reviewed by the tournament committee.  The committee reserves the right to accept or deny these special requests.

RULES:

  1.  Games will consist of four (4) eight (8) minute quarters. Clock will stop only for time-outs. The last two (2) minutes of each half, the clock will stop for all whistles. Alternate possession rule applies. If the game ends in a tie, one overtime period will be played, lasting 3 minutes. If the score is still a tie, a second overtime will be played and the first basket made will deem the winner.

  2. Biddy B Division does not allow full court pressing or half-court trapping at any time.

  3. After inbounding the ball, the ball must advance across the half-court line within 10 seconds.

  4. A five-second rule in the lane applies (officials are encouraged to tell players to leave this area rather than call this violation on the first offense).

  5. Two time-outs per half - non-accumulative. One additional 30-second time out can be used in either half.

  6. Personal fouls are recorded and five (5) personal fouls results in disqualification. Bonus situation is on the seventh team foul per half.  Coaches option to take two shots or ball out of bounds. Any technical foul called against a Biddy player results in automatic disqualification.

  7. Free throws are shot from a line one foot in front of the regular free throw line.

  8. Special biddy sized ball (285) is used. Biddy B plays games on 10” rim and usually on a shortened (side-by-side) court.

  9. Coaches are encouraged to play all players. However; in competitive games, coaches must match the team roster with the smaller number of players. Ex. Team A has 7 Players and Team B has 15 players, so both teams must play at least 7 players. Coaches are encouraged to play all players and match up players when substituting.

  10. Sportsmanship lines must be held at the conclusion of each game- coaches, players and parents should encourage teams to shake hands. Coaches will be held fully responsible for ensuring this occurs.

  11. Any coach or player (or parent causing a disturbance) who receives a technical foul will automatically be placed on probation pending review of the incident by the NDMT committee. If any action is to be taken, it will be done so prior to the next contest by written notification.

  12. Coaches should place great emphasis on equal playing time for everyone, and developing all players.

  13. The NDMT committee reserves the right to rule on all controversies.

Biddy C Division is for ages 7 and under only, and is an instructional division designed for players with limited or beginning skills.  These games will be played on adjustable nets based on the skill levels of the teams. Players outside these age guidelines, whose skills and physical ability allow them to compete, can be included on the roster but only if the Exception to Guidelines Form has been approved the NDMT. Recommended is a minimum of eight players per team. Players cannot play in more than one division or for more than one team. Any special requests can be made and will be reviewed by the tournament committee.  The committee reserves the right to accept or deny these special requests.

 

RULES:

  1. Based on entries, the Biddy C division will play a Round-Robin tournament. Players will be placed on teams of 5 players with a possible 6th player as a substitute. Teams will be given team colour pinnies to distinguish the teams.

  2. Games will be 5 mins long (this time will be flexible based on team entries).

  3. Each team may have one coach on the floor during the game.  Coaches will also serve as Referees to make sure the game is being played according to NDMT rules stated in this section.

  4. Biddy C Division does not allow any full court pressing or half-court trapping (at any time). All players retreat to the three-point line and wait for the other team to cross half.

  5. Defensive players may not steal a ball in possession of another player or block shots.  During a pass or once a ball is rebounded by defense, all other players must proceed up the court and may not pressure the rebounder or any other player designated to bring the ball up on offense until the ball crosses half.   Players should be encouraged to play defense "with their feet” and to wait at the three-point line to begin defense.

  6. After inbounding the ball, the ball should be advanced across the half-court line within 10 seconds.   But, there are no back-court violations that may be called by the official.

  7. For Biddy C, the score is kept only to determine what teams should play each other after the round robin. The score is not displayed but rather kept as results to determine which team should play each other so that the skill levels are similar. No final score or results are kept.

  8. No time outs allowed.  

  9. No personal fouls recorded - only team fouls.  Officials should warn players about excessive physical play before calling fouls. If a player commits a traveling, double-dribbling and other minor violation, they should be reminded first before calling the violation. These rules are up to the coaches’ discretion and based on the level of the team.

  10. Free throws are shot from a line two feet in front of the regular free throw line.  Foul line is flexible and can be moved even closer for younger players.

  11. Coaches should agree on a suitable ball and rim height that suits the players the best.  NDMT official reserves the right to decide if coaches cannot agree.

  12. All players dressed must play.  Coaches are encouraged to match up players when substituting to ensure even playing time for all players.

  13. Sportsmanship line must be held at the conclusion of each game.  Coaches should encourage teams to shake hands.

  14. The NDMT committee reserves the right to rule on all controversies.