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Mid-Cities Basketball Association

Junior League (3rd and 4th grades) Playing Rules - Summary

MCBBA uses the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Official Basketball Rules.

Following are the exceptions for Junior Leagues.

   Note: Teams can not play a zone defense.
             For the first violation, officials issue a warning to the offending team.
             For all subsequent violations, award two (2) penalty shots AND possession of the ball to the offended team.

In addition:

   Note: Our drop-down goals move the backboard 2'-6" toward the painted free throw line.
             Therefore, use a tape mark one foot farther from the goal for free throws.
             In elementary school gyms, mark the free throw line 1'-6" closer to the goal.