Teams consist of up to 12 players (Hoops Connect only allow 10 players) At any time during playing time there are 5 players on the court.
The winner of game is determined by the team scoring the greater number of points. If scores are tied at the end of the game, extra time of 5 minutes are played until a result is obtained. Goals from the field score either 2 or 3 points. A 3 point goal is awarded if the ball is released from outside the three point area. Free throws may be awarded to a player resulting from a foul committed by the opposing team.
Personal Foul - is illegal contact on an opponent. Illegal contact occurs when the player responsible for the contact gins an advantage and.or the player contacted is disadvantaged.
Unsportsmanship Foul - is a foul that is not a legitimate attempt to play the ball or causes excessive contact on an opponent with or without the ball.
Disqualifying Foul - is a flagrant unsportsmanlike foul or if a player receives two unsportsmanlike fouls.
Technical Foul - involves unsportsmanlike behaviour by a player, coach or substitute.
Player with 5 fouls - When notified by the referee the player must leave the court immediately. The substitution must be made within 30 seconds or a time-out may be charged.
When a foul (or a number of fouls) is called, the game is restarted by awarding free throws, awarding the ball to a team out of bounds or using alternating possession.
Foul on a payer in the act of shooting - the goal shall count if successful plus one free throw. If missed - 2 or 3 free throws are awarded.
Foul on a player not in the act of shooting - the ball is awarded to the player or team-mate at the nearest point out of bounds.
A coach that receives 2 technical fouls personally or 3 technical fouls accumulated by himself, assistant coach, substitute or team follower must be disqualified.
5 team fouls in a half or any additional fouls shall be penalised by 2 free throws unless a greater penalty is involved.
Each team is permitted 2 time-outs in the first half and 3 time-outs in the second half and 1 time-out in each extra time. The length of the time-out is 1 minute.
Requests are made when a substitute goes to the scoretable and asks for a substitution. A fouled out or disqualified player must be substituted within 30 seconds.Substitutions are not permitted once the ball becomes live.
A dribble is made when a player in control of the ball bounces, throws, taps or rolls the ball and touches it again before it touches another player. During a dribble the ball must come in contact with the floor. The dribble ends when the player touches the ball simultaneously or permits the ball to come to rest in one or both hands.
A player may not allow the ball to come to rest in the hand during a dribble.
When a player's feet are off the floor and the player lands
When neither foot is pivoting when on one foot, jumps and lands simultaneously on both feet
Return to Backcourt
A team with control of the ball in it's frontcourt (including out of bounds) may not cause the ball to return to the backcourt.
Three Second Rule
When a team has control of the ball live in it's frontcourt, a player must not remain in the opponent's restricted area for more than 3 consecutive seconds.
Five Second Rule
A player holding the ball and is closely guarded by an opponent must pass, shoot or dribble the ball within 5 seconds.