ACAMIS Basketball Rules and Regulations
Accepted by ACAMIS Athletic Directors on March 18, 2006; Revised/Edited January, 2010
The FIBA Rules (latest edition) shall be implemented for ACAMIS tournaments with the
1. Game Length
1.1 Games will be play 4 quarters of 7 minutes each.
1.2 A 35 second shot clock must be used and where possible placed above the backboard.
1.3 Overtime Periods will be 3 minutes and begins with a jump ball.
1.4 New games may be scheduled every 75 or 90 minutes.
2.1 First Half – Two (2) time-outs for each team.
2.2 Second Half – Three (3) time-outs for each team.
2.3 Overtime Periods - One (1) time-out is granted per overtime period for each team.
2.4 Timeouts do not carry over from half to half or into overtime
2.5 The length of each time-out is 1 minute.
2.6 The length of time between quarters is 2 minutes.
2.7 The maximum length of halftime is 8 minutes.
2.8 Coaches may request a timeout by approaching the scorers’ table. The scorer notifies the
referee of the timeout at an appropriate time, which includes: a dead ball, free throw,
immediately after a scored basket by the opposing team. (Current FIBA Rule)
3. Ball Size
3.1 Girls’ games shall use a size 6 ball (28.5” / 72cm).
3.2 Boys’ games shall use a size 7 ball (29.5” / 75cm).
4. Warm-up session
4.1 All teams will receive up to a ten-minute warm-up period prior to the start of the game,
on the side of the court away from their bench. Any second half warm-up will be in front
of own bench. This corresponds to direction of play in each half.
4.2 If the games fall behind schedule, each team will have 8 minutes to warm-up at their
own end of the court.
5. Substitution of Players
5.1 Unlimited amount of substitutions. Substitutes are to approach the scorer’s table and be
directed onto the court during a dead ball situation.
6. Officials / Referees
6.1 2 referees shall be utilized for all basketball games.
6.2 ACAMIS Tournament games should use personnel from local recognized officiating
organizations, if possible.
7. Fouls – Personal and Technical Fouls
7.1 A player is disqualified from a game when they commit their fifth personal foul.
7.2 Technical fouls against a player also count as a personal foul against the same player and
count as a team foul. A player is disqualified if they receive two (2) technical fouls.
7.3 Technical fouls against the coach, bench or fans is charged to the coach, but is not
counted as a team foul. A coach is disqualified if they receive three (3) technical fouls.
8. Team Fouls
8.1 A team is in a team foul penalty situation when it has committed five (5) team fouls in a
period. Two (2) bonus free throws are awarded to the opposing team once the fifth (5)
team foul is committed. Team fouls reset to zero (0) at the start of the next quarter. Team
fouls and bonus penalties from the 4th quarter continue into all overtime periods.
9. Tie breaker from round-robin standings for tournament seeding (in order of application):
9.1 Head to Head Game Result
9.2 Points Difference Ratio
Divide the total points scored by the total points scored against each team involved in the
tie. A maximum point differential of 20 points will be used for calculations. This is to
minimize “running up” the score in order to improve a team’s seeding.
9.3 Points Difference Ratio – All Game
9.3 Divide the total points scored by the total points scored against each team in all pool play
games. A maximum point differential of 20 points will be used for calculations. This is
to minimize “running up” the score in order to improve a team’s seeding.
9.4 Coin Toss
Notes of FIBA Rules:
1. A team has 8 seconds to advance the ball into the front court from the backcourt.
2. A Jump Ball is used to start the game and every overtime period.
3. Alternating Possession is used for all jump ball situations including the start of the 2nd,
3rd, and 4th quarters.