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1st GRADE RULE EXCEPTIONS.  Club rules apply with the exception of the rules stated herein.

12.1  BASKETBALL SIZE.  27.5”

12.2  GOAL HEIGHT.  8.5'

12.3  DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM (FUN & FUNDAMENTALS).  The purpose of this division is to introduce the players to the game of basketball.  In that regard, coaches will be on the court with their players teaching them individual and team fundamentals with an emphasis on having fun.

12.4  DEFENSE - MAN-TO-MAN ONLY AND INSIDE THE 3-POINT ARC.  Defense will be man-to-man ONLY. Defense outside the 3-point arc is prohibited at all times.  Defensive players cannot pressure the offensive player once he/she has gained possession of the ball outside the offensive 3-point arc.  If the offensive team loses control of the ball outside the arc, the defensive team cannot try to take possession of the ball until it crosses inside the arc.

12.5  INBOUND PLAYS.  All inbound plays in the front court will take place from the sideline above the free-throw line.

12.6  FREE-THROWS.  Free-throws will be taken from a line inside the foul line.  At half-time, each player will shoot two free throws to insure everyone has the opportunity to shoot at the basket.

12.7  GUARD POSITION RULE.  All players must play at least 1 full quarter at the guard position.  This entails either in-bounding or dribbling/passing the ball over mid-court in all back-court situations.

12.8  RULE INTERPRETATION.  Final decisions of rule interpretations will be made by the referee. REMEMBER: WE ARE HERE FOR THE KIDS!!!!!