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Basketball Season Dates

Boy's Season Dates - Practices shall not begin before October 1st. Conference games shall not begin before the 4th Saturday in October. Season shall not end after January 15th.

Girl's Season Dates - Practices shall not begin before December 15th or the first Monday following the NSCC Cheerleading Competition, whichever is earlier. Conference games shall not begin before January 8th. Season shall not end after March 15th.


 

Specific Rules for Boys Basketball

a) Practice or scrimmages shall not begin before October 1st.

b) Conference games shall not begin before the fourth Saturday of October.

c) Tentative schedules shall be completed at the annual meeting in September.

d) Conference Boys basketball season shall end no later than January 15th.

e) IHSA rules shall apply with the following exceptions:

5th Grade

1. Five (5) minute quarters.

2. Two (2) minute overtimes.

3. Two (2) Full Time Outs (60 seconds) per half, no carryover.

4. No full court press allowed the entire game.

5. Zone defense is allowed for no more than half the game.

6. Athletes may not enter the lane on a free throw until the ball hits the rim.

7. Leads of 10 points or more means the defense will back off to the 10’ volleyball line and allow the athlete to get the ball over half court.

8. 28.5 inch ball will be used.

6th Grade

1. Five (5) minute quarters.

2. Two (2) minute overtimes.

3. Two (2) Full Time Outs (60 seconds) per half, no carryover.

4. Full court press allowed in the fourth quarter only.

5. Zone defense is allowed for no more than half the game.

6. A team may not press when leading by 10 points or more.

7. Leads of 10 points or more means the defense will back off to the 10’ volleyball line and allow the athlete to get the ball over half court.

8. Three Point shot will be allowed on courts so marked.

9. 28.5 inch ball will be used.

7th and 8th Grade

1. Six (6) minute quarters.

2. Three (3) minute overtimes.

3. Three point shot will be allowed on courts so marked.

4. 1000 size ball will be used.

5. A team may not press when leading by 15 points or more.

 

Specific Rules for Girls Basketball

a) Practices or scrimmages shall not begin before December 15th or the first Monday following the NSCC Cheerleading Competition, whichever is earlier.

b) Conference games shall not be scheduled before January 8th.

c) Tentative schedules shall be completed at the meeting in November.

d) Conference Girls basketball season shall end no later than March 15th.

e) 28.5 inch ball will be used.

f) IHSA rules shall apply with the following exceptions:

5th Grade

1. Five (5) minute quarters.

2. Two (2) minute overtimes.

3. Two (2) Full Time Outs (60 seconds) per half, no carryover.

4. No full court press allowed the entire game.

5. Zone defense is allowed for no more than half the game.

6. Athletes may not enter the lane on a free throw until the ball hits the rim.

7. Leads of 10 points or more means the defense will back off to the 10’ volleyball line and allow the athlete to get the ball over half court.

6th Grade

1. Five (5) minute quarters.

2. Two (2) minute overtimes.

3. Two (2) Full Time Outs (60 seconds) per half, no carryover.

4. Full court press allowed in the fourth quarter only.

5. Zone defense is allowed for no more than half the game.

6. Three point shot will be allowed on courts so marked.

7. A team may not press when leading by 10 points or more.

8. Leads of 10 points or more means the defense will back off to the 10’ volleyball line and allow the athlete to get the ball over half court.

7th and 8th Grade

1. Six (6) minute quarters.

2. Three (3) minute overtimes.

3. Three point shot will be allowed on courts so marked.

4. A team may not press when leading by 15 points or more.

 

Playing Time Rules for Boys and Girls Basketball

No 6th, 7th, or 8th grade athlete may participate in more than 6 quarters of playing time during conference school match-ups in the regular season where back-to-back games are played at the various levels (Non-Conference Tournaments and non-conference games are exempted from this rule). An entry of any time in a quarter is considered as a quarter’s worth of play. At the 5th and 6th grade level all team players are to be given near equal playing time (absent other attendance, academic, discipline, etc. circumstances). At the 7th grade level, all team players are to play a minimum of three (3) minutes per game and at the 8th grade level, all team players are to play a minimum of two (2) minute per game. Each team member is required to sit out a portion of each contest at each grade level. All players entered in the official scorebook before a game MUST play some portion of that game in any quarter before it ends in accordance with the time limits mentioned above. Failure to play and sit every listed player into game will result in forfeit of entire contest by the offending team.

 

Note: Since the NSCC follows IHSA rules regarding roster lineups and any associated penalties for improper entries into an official game scorebook, it is recommended that all potential players be entered into scorebook prior to the start of the game. If a listed player should not show up to the gym by the start of the fourth quarter, it would be allowable to remove that player from official scorebook after notifying the referee and scorekeeper, so as not to incur the penalty of a forfeit by the non-entry of that player into a game.