CYO Basketball Rules for 2021-2022
1. PRESSING RULE:
For the 7th/8th grade division boys and girls: Teams may use front court press at anytime Less than 15 points ahead.
For the 5th/6th grade division boys and girls: Teams may press last 2 minutes of 4th Quarter.
For 3rd/4th grade division boys and girls: Team may press last minute of 4th Quarter.
2. THREE POINT LINE:
No 3 pointers for 3rd/4th boys or girls divisions.
All 3 pointers eligible for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade divisions.
3. BALL SIZE:
3rd/4th/5th/6th Boys & Girls 28.5 size (Women’s Standard)
7th/8th Girls 28.5 (Women’s Standard)
7th/8th Boys 29.5 size (Men’s Standard)
4. FOUL LINE:
3rd/4th optional to player 12 or actual 15 feet
5th/6th/7th/8th 15 feet (regulation)
*Clock stops for free throws
5. FOUL BONUS:
Bonus situation begins with the 7th team foul, free throws are one-and-one. The Bonus moves to
two free throws on the 10th team foul.
6. FOUL SHOOTING/ENTERING LANE:
Players may step in on the release of the foul shot for 3/4/5/6 divisions.
7. AMOUNT OF TIME IN A QUARTER and OVERTIME:
7:30 running clock quarters. 30-minute game. Clock stops for last minute of the game.
16:00 minute running clock halves. 32-minute game.
8Clock stops for free throws
• A 3-minute running clock overtime to break a tied score will be used by all age groups.
• Opposing coaches are asked to communicate with each other in keeping the score respectable in
9. TIME OUTS:
Four timeouts per team per game are allowed.
10. COACHES PER TEAM:
Up to two coaches ONLY may sit on the bench. One extra coach or parent can sit by the team and handle the book.
3rd/4th Zone only defense.
5th/6th Zone for 1st Half. 2nd half optional Zone or Man defense. (Might want to wait to do man till you’ve played and practiced a few times.
7th/8th anything goes.