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Rules: Girls and Boys 1st Grade Division

Slammers Basketball Rules

Boys & Girls 1st Grade Divisions

1. The game consists of two 20-minute halves running time. There will be one clock for the entire field house. All games will begin at the same time and end at approximately the same time. Each game will have a 2-minute halftime. There will be no overtimes.

2. At the beginning of practice, 25-minutes will be placed on the clock. When the clock counts down to zero, 20-minutes will be placed on the clock and the game will begin in approximately two-minutes.

3. No score is kept.

4. The Coaches dribble the ball up the court and make an entry pass into the offense. Coaches will also initiate an entry pass from the top of the key if the ball goes out of bounds and was last touched by the defense or defensive foul takes place.

5. If a shooter is fouled in the act of shooting, then the ball should be reset to the top of the key and start play again. There are no free throws.

6. Man to man, ½ court defense must be played at all times. Once the offensive player crosses half court, the defender must be within 3 feet of the person he/she is guarding. The defense may not double-team the ball on the perimeter. Colored wristbands will be worn by each player to help determine who he/she is guarding. THERE WILL BE NO STEALING IN 1st GRADE THE ENTIRE SEASON.

7. It is the coaches’ responsibility to make sure all players get equal playing time. Substitutions are made every 4-minutes of each half unless there is an injury. It is the coaches, responsibility to watch the clock and make the substitutions. Substitutions will be made for each team at the same time and should be done quickly. This is not a time-out.

8. Coaches should make every attempt to distribute the ball equally.

9. A junior size ball (27.5) will be used. A ball rack of balls will be set out for practice. Please return the balls to the rack after practice. Keep one ball for the game ball. Make sure to return game balls to the rack after the game.

10. Games will played on 8’ ½” baskets.

11. There are no officials. The game is officiated by the coaches.

Rules: Girls and Boys Grades 2-3 & 4-6 Divisions

1. The game consists of two 20-minute running halves. The clock will stop for all free throws throughout the game, timeouts, and substitution periods. The clock will also stop on all whistles during the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half, if the point differential is 15 points or less. Each game will have a 2-minute halftime.

2. Each team is allowed 2 timeouts per half. The time-outs may not be carried over to the second half.

3. There will be NO overtime. If there is a tie after the second half, then the game is FINAL.

4. Man to man defense must be played at all times. Once the offensive player crosses half court, the defender must be within 3 feet of the person he/she is guarding. The defense may not double-team the ball. Help defense can be taught on screens, but then players should find their colored wristband to guard once both teammates are able to guard their appropriate color. Colored wristbands will be worn by each player in the 2nd/3rd grade divisions to help determine who he/she is guarding. Coaches need to talk to each other before the game to decide which color should be worn for the strongest player (RED) and which color for the weakest player (WHITE) on the court, so that they are guarding each other – Please be honest!! Switching of wristbands by the players is NOT allowed.

5. NEW RULE!! - There will be no stealing the ball from a player in 2/3 gr for the first 4 weeks of games in Jan, but then will be allowed the last 4 weeks of games in Feb. Stealing a pass is allowed the entire season however. Stealing in 4-6 gr. is allowed all season.

6. There will be NO full court press at all throughout the game.

7. 5 fouls on a player and that player is out of the game. 7 team fouls per half is a 1-1 bonus free throw and 10+ team fouls per half is a 2 shot free throw.

8. The free throw line will be moved closer to the basket for the 2/3 Grade divisions (2 ft closer). In all leagues the free throw shooter must line up behind the free throw line, but after the ball is released the player’s momentum may carry him/her over the free throw line without penalty.

9. Jump Ball situations will always be awarded to the defense.

10. Coaches should make every attempt to allow all players to bring the ball up the court during a game at least once.

11. It is the coaches’ responsibility to make sure that all of the players get equal playing time. Substitutions are made every 5-minutes of each half unless there is an injury. The official will stop the clock for substitutions. Substitutions will be made quickly. This is not a time-out. A player cannot play more than two consecutive substitution periods. Each player must play in at least half the game. The score sheet will have eight squares to correspond with the eight substitution periods.

12. A women’s ball (28.5) is used for each division except girls Gr 2/3 uses a junior size (27.5).

13. Games will played on 9’ baskets for Girls & Boys 2/3 Grade divisions. Game will be played on 10’ baskets for Girls & Boys 4-6 Grade divisions.

14. A rack of balls will be set out for practice – 4-5 balls per team. Please return the balls to the rack after practice. Keep one ball for the game ball. Make sure to return game balls to the rack after the game.

15. Each team must provide an adult at the scorer’s table. One adult will run the scoreboard and the other will run the score sheet.

16. Any player or coach who repeatedly exhibits negative behavior will be dropped from the league.

17. No earrings are allowed to be worn. Must be taken out to participate.

Map of Courts

Map of courts

Map of Courts (Printable PDF)

Picture Day Schedule

Slammers Picture Day Schedule
(Printable PDF)

Picture day is January 12, 2020 in the Homestead High School Fieldhouse Lobby

Team Name Color Grade Head Coach Picture Time
Bucks Kelly Green 6th Boys Benjamin Harris 11:00am
Warriors Yellow 6th Boys Chris Nolte 11:00am
Mystics Yellow 4 – 6 Girls Rich Ohde 11:10am
Sparks Purple 4 – 6 Girls Jesse Tilley 11:10am
Liberty Light Blue 4 – 6 Girls Mike Micallef 11:20am
Sting Royal Blue 4 – 6 Girls Scott Ansay 11:20am
Michigan Yellow 2 & 3 Girls Tony Bollier 11:30am
Iowa Gold 2 & 3 Girls Brian Lammi 11:30am
Ohio St Grey 2 & 3 Girls Ted Kosinski 11:40am
Wisconsin Red 2 & 3 Girls Kenny Flannery 11:40am
Illinois Orange 2 & 3 Girls Daniel Arnstein 11:50am
Purdue White 2 & 3 Girls Colleen McManus 11:50am
Syracuse Orange 2 & 3 Boys Allan Pacada 12:40pm
DePaul Royal Blue 2 & 3 Boys Brian Lammi 12:40pm
Notre Dame Yellow 2 & 3 Boys Todd Lecher 12:50pm
Georgetown Grey 2 & 3 Boys Brian Herro 12:50pm
Villanova Light Blue 2 & 3 Boys Brian McDonald 1:00pm
St Johns Maroon 2 & 3 Boys Chris Berg 1:00pm
Lakers Yellow 4 & 5 Boys Chris Berg 1:10pm
Celtics Green 4 & 5 Boys Robert Dorf 1:10pm
Bulls Red 4 & 5 Boys Craig Hull 1:20pm
Pistons White 4 & 5 Boys Shantanu Singh 1:20pm
Marquette Gold 2 & 3 Boys Kevin Mineard 2:20pm
Pittsburgh Brown 2 & 3 Boys Mike Micallef 2:20pm
Seton Hall Navy Blue 2 & 3 Boys Josh Sawyer 2:30pm
Louisville Red 2 & 3 Boys Brian Wesson 2:30pm
Connecticut Navy Blue 2 & 3 Boys Eric Baker 2:40pm
Cincinnati White 2 & 3 Boys Tim Rautmann 2:40pm
Heat Orange 4 & 5 Boys Brian McDonald 2:50pm
Knicks Royal Blue 4 & 5 Boys Todd Lecher 2:50pm
War Hawks Yellow 1st Grade Tim Clancy 3:50pm
Highlanders Red 1st Grade Kenny Flannery 3:50pm
Black Hawks Orange 1st Grade Eric Carlson 4:00pm
Pirates Green 1st Grade Brian Wesson 4:00pm
Red Knights White 1st Grade Kelly Appleby 4:10pm
Knights Maroon 1st Grade Daniel Arnstein 4:10pm
Blue Dukes Royal Blue 1st Grade Michael Levine 4:20pm
Bull Dogs Grey 1st Grade Andrew Calvert 4:20pm

Schedules

1st Grade GIRLS & BOYS Schedule
(printable PDF)

2nd & 3rd Grade GIRLS

(printable PDF)

2nd & 3rd Grade BOYS
(printable PDF)

4th - 6th Grade GIRLS
(printable PDF)

4th - 5th Grade BOYS
(printable PDF)

6th Grade BOYS
(printable PDF)


Slammer Nights

SLAMMERS NIGHT

For boys & girls grades 1st – 6th

YOUR ATTENDANCE TO ONE OR BOTH OF THE BELOW HHS BASKETBALL GAMES IS WELCOMED & APPRECIATED. WEAR YOUR SLAMMER SHIRT TO GET IN FREE, WATCH THE EXCITING ACTION, COME ON COURT AT HALFTIME TO BE RECOGNIZED, AND ENTER TO WIN A FREE BB CAMP DURING SUMMER.

BOYS GRADES 1st – 6th should attend the boys Homestead High School game on Friday, December 20 against Hartford – Varsity Starts @ 7:15pm

GIRLS GRADES 1st – 6th should attend the Girls Homestead High School

game on Friday, January 17 against Nicolet – Varsity Starts @ 7:15pm

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Practice Dates

Slammer Practice Dates (printable PDF)

Practice Dates