Game Conduct:

Each team shall provide a competent scorer and timekeeper.

Personal names and Surnames must be entered on the score sheet before they take the court, up to half-time and may take the court at any point in the game.

The name of a player, who does not appear, shall be removed at the end of the game.

Players who are written on the sheet before half-time may participate in the game at any point even if their name has been accidently crossed out.

It is the scorer’s responsibility to add up the scores and the referees’ to check and sign off.

ALL Coaches names, for both teams, must be written on the scoresheet

Timing Rules:

Each team is entitled to two time-outs per half.

No time-outs allowed in the last 3 minutes of the first half.

The clock will stop for all whistles during the last 2 minutes of the second half.

Mercy Rule:

This rule shall apply to all games EXCEPT grading games and finals.

It shall apply to all age groups whenever one team has a lead of 20 points or more.

Coaches do not have the option not to claim use of the rule if losing by 20 points or more.

3 point Line:

The three-point rule does not apply for age groups U14 and lower, the EDJBA uses the old line.

Free Throw Line:

The free throw line is advanced 1 metre for age groups under 12 and lower, except for under 8 players for whom the free throw line will be advanced by 1.8 metres.

Ball Size:

The number 6 ball is used for all girls’ age groups and boys’ age groups under 14 and lower.

Seconds in the Key:

The 3 second rule is changed to 5 seconds for age groups under 14 and lower.

Fill in Player:

The General rules of thumb are; up an age down a grade and only one game allowed in the one age group. This player’s details need to be communicated to your respective club.

Uniforms:

Teams shall be penalised 2 points for each player out of uniform (maximum of 10 pts per team). Shorts, singlet and numbers must be of uniform colour and not seriously faded. Numbers 00, 0, 1, 2, or 3 are illegal and incur automatic uniform penalty from round one.

FORFEITS

a) A team without four eligible players may forfeit the game by noting, on the scoresheet, that it has used an ineligible player to make up the numbers to at least four, so being able to make up a team to play the game and thus avoiding a walkover. Such a game counts for premiership points and is not a scratch match. In forfeit games, normal playing fees apply.

b) A team shall forfeit all games in which it has used ineligible players. Points allocated will be one point for the team that gave the forfeit and three points for the team they played. The scores will stand unless the forfeiting team won, in which case the score will become 2-0 in favour of the team receiving the forfeit.

TIMING

HOME AND AWAY GAMES

a) 2 minute warm up.

b) 50 minute game schedule – two 20 minute halves.

c) Half time – 2 minutes, to be timed on match clock

d) Each team is entitled to two time-outs per half.

e) No time-outs may be called in the last 3 minutes of the first half.

f) The clock will stop for all whistles during the last 2 minutes of the second half.

SEMI AND PRELIMINARY FINALS GAMES ONLY

a) The clock will stop on all time-outs throughout the game.

b) Time-outs are permitted at any time during the game.

c) The clock will stop on all whistles during the last 3 minutes of the second half.

d) In the event of a drawn game, extra period(s) of 3 minutes will be played with 1 minute break between each period, until a result is known.

In each extra period, each team is entitled to 1 time-out each, and the clock stops for all whistles and time-outs. GRAND


FINALS GAMES ONLY

a) The clock will stop on all time-outs throughout the game.

b) Time-outs are permitted at any time during the game.

c) The clock will stop on all whistles during the last 1 minute of the first half.

d) The clock will stop on all whistles during the last 3 minutes of the second half.

e) In the event of a drawn game, extra period(s) of 3 minutes will be played with 1 minute break between each period, until a result is known. In each extra period, each team is entitled to 1 time-out each, and the clock stops for all whistles and time-outs.