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 Basketball Guidelines


  • Games will consist of four 6 minute quarters.
  • There will be a 6-minute half-time.  If overtime is necessary, each overtime period will be 2 minutes. After 2 overtime periods, if no team has won, the game will end in a tie.
  • Coaches will be allowed 2- 60-second timeouts per half.
  • The use of the 12 foot or 15-foot free throw line will be at the discretion of the head official. (Successful attempts to aid player development is the goal)
  • Each child must play in each quarter.
  • There will be no full court pressing until the last 2 minutes of each half. Defenders must remain inside the 3 point arch until the last 2 minutes of each half.
  • Each child may receive up to 5 fouls. 7 team fouls will result in 1 and 1 free throws. 10 team fouls will result in 2 free throw attempts.
  • Each team is allowed 3 basketballs to use for warm-ups before the game.
  • Please remember that athlete skill development, teamwork, knowledge of the game, and (most importantly) the players having fun, are the goals of the Lil’ Colts league at Albemarle School.
  • The officials will be instructed to make certain calls based on player age and skill level. Please remember that player development and enjoyment is the goal of this league.



 Lil' Colts Basketball Schedule