Collegiate Boys Division Rules
6th & 7th Grades
v Defense – Man to man defense should be encouraged and coached. Double-teaming the ball is allowed. Coaches must be prepared to play against a zone defense for inter-parish games on the road. The other team’s home rules may apply. For all games hosted by St. Anthony’s, Man-to-Man defense shall be played.
v Pressing – Pressing is allowed throughout the game. A team may not press whenever their lead is 10 points or greater.
v Referees – The referee’s role is to allow players to develop while keeping control of the game. The strictness with which violations are called is at the discretion of the referee. A level of strictness will be enforced which aids in the spirit of developing our players. All fouls will be called and enforced throughout the game.
v Violations – Callable violations include (but are not limited to)
o Three seconds - Obvious 3 second violations will be called by the referee, particularly when a player is gaining an advantage by “camping in the paint”.
o Traveling –
§ An offensive player brings his dribble to a stop and takes more than the allotted two steps without shooting or passing.
§ An offensive player in possession of the ball takes more than one step in any direction without keeping one foot stationary. The stationary, or pivot foot, must not be moved once it is established.
§ When an offensive player carries the ball while dribbling.
o Double dribble – when a player stops his dribble and then dribbles again.
v Shooting Fouls – Any foul in the act of shooting is a two-shot foul and also counts as one team foul.
v Intentional Fouls – Any intentional foul will result in two shots plus possession of the ball at the spot closest to the location of the foul.
v Flagrant Fouls – Any player charged with a flagrant foul shall be ejected from the game immediately. All ejections should be reported to the division coordinator as soon as possible.
v Personal Fouls – On the 5th personal foul, the player fouls out and shall sit on the bench for the remainder of the game. On the 7th team foul in any one half, the other team shoots one-and-one. All personal, intentional or flagrant fouls count toward the team’s total fouls for a half. On the 10th team foul in any one half, the other team shoots two shots.
v Technical Fouls – A player shall be ejected from a game upon receipt of his or her 2nd technical foul. All technical fouls shall result in two shots for the other team and possession of the ball at mid-court opposite the scorer’s table. All ejections should be reported to the division coordinator as soon as possible.
v Profanity - Note, any player using foul language during the game will result in a Technical Foul and immediate ejection from the game. All ejections should be reported to the division coordinator ASAP.
v Foul Shots – the ball must hit the rim or backboard prior to anybody (including the shooter) entering the lane. It is a violation for any of the players to be standing on the lane lines. Only 6 players may occupy lane spaces, with a maximum of 2 from the shooter’s team. The spaces nearest the shooter shall remain unoccupied.
v Jump Balls – The game starts with a jump ball. All other quarters shall be administered according to the Alternate Possession procedure.
v Game Time – Under no circumstances shall a game go beyond its allotted time. No overtimes shall be played. The referee shall stop the game and the leading team at that time shall be the winner.
v Running Time and Stop Time – Games shall consist of four ten-minute quarters. The first three quarters shall be played with running time and the final two minutes of the fourth quarter shall be played with stop-time. Therefore only within the last two minutes of the game shall the clock stop for fouls and out of bounds throw-ins.
v Time Outs – Each team is granted two 1-minute time outs per half. They are not carried over from one half to the next.
v Fighting/Taunting – There is zero tolerance of any player that either taunts or fights. Any player observed doing either of these actions by a referee shall result in immediate ejection of the player or players involved by the referee. Any player that takes a punch at another player, even if he/she does not make contact will be treated the same as if he or she hit another player and will be ejected. All such incidents must be reported to the basketball coordinator (Brian Morris (631) 744-2169).
o Any player that is ejected a second time within the season for fighting or taunting shall be banished from the St. Anthony’s basketball program for the remainder of the season (there will be no refund made).
v Substitutions – Subs are allowed to be beckoned into the game by the referee if they are at the scorers table and have provided their number to the score keeper. Substitutions are not automatic upon the horn sounding and all players must wait to be beckoned by the referee before entering.
v Miscellaneous - Shirts must be tucked in at all times. No jewelry shall be worn during games. If a player wears glasses, they must be worn in such a way as to keep them from falling off during normal play.
v Playing Time – All players shall be granted the opportunity to play an equal amount of time during the game or scrimmage. Generally speaking this means each child will play approximately half a game in terms of minutes to the best of the coaches’ ability. This program is designed to help teach children and gain their confidence, not win ballgames through the use of selected players. All coaches in all age groups within St. Anthony’s CYO shall follow this rule.
v Have fun and please follow the St. Anthony CYO Philosophy.
Our Basketball Program Coordinators are Tom & Lori Walsh.
They can be reached at Basketball@StAnthonyCYO.org.
Rules Revised: 18 January 2004
Last Updated: 02 January 2006
Page Last Updated: 02 January 2006