League Rules

Game Duration

  • Games will start no more than 10 minutes after scheduled start time and will consist of two 20 minute halves with a 3 minute half-time. There will be a running clock throughout the game with the exception of the final 2 minutes of the game. Regulation stop clock rules will be applied in the last 2 minutes of the second half unless the point difference between teams is more than 20 points.
    • A team may have a minimum of 4 players to start the game. A team may finish the game with 3 players due to injury or foul outs if there is less than a 20-point difference in the score.
    • If a team does not have the minimum 4 players required at start time, the game clock will start and the opposing team may shoot 2 free throws for every minute the late team does not show up. After 10 minutes of game play, the game will be forfeited.
    • A team may not have any substitutions using a player not on the roster in the championship tournament or regular season play without permission from both the opposing team and Ball Up Sporting. However, the stats taken for the teammate not on the roster will not count towards their ranking.
  • Each team will have two 30 second timeouts per half which cannot be carried over.
    • Each team will be allowed unlimited substitutions on any out of bounds or foul plays.
    • Free throws will be shot with a running clock if before final two minutes and will be live once the ball hits the rim.
  • If at the end of regulation play the teams are tied, the game will continue into overtime.
    • The first overtime will be 3 minutes running clock beginning with a jump ball. Each team will have 1 thirty second timeout.
    • The second overtime will begin with a jump ball and be played out as sudden death.
  • There will be no mercy rule for accurate footage and stats. If a team does not finish the game, all stats will still apply and the team will have a loss rather than a forfeit; the difference being that a loss affects power ranking statistics and team record whereas a forfeit only affects the team record.
    • If your team must forfeit before the scheduled game, call us at (816) 517 – 9784 or email us with 24-hour notice and we can schedule a fill-in opponent.
    • In the event of the first forfeit due to no show, your team will have a recorded loss and warning.
    • In the event of the second forfeit due to no show, your team will have a recorded loss and may being ineligible for the championship game.
    • In the event of the third forfeit due to no show, the team will lose the game and be removed from the league with no refund.

Game Play Rules

  • All jewelry, watches and other sharp or non-safe objects must be removed from each player before game play.
  • Players will foul out of the game with 6 fouls.
  • No verbal aggression or arguing with the refs will be tolerated and may result in a technical foul or even ejection from the game. Regular and technical fouls will be made at the discretion of our highly trained, professional referees.
    • Refs may also give players a verbal warning or a bench warning in which a player will sit out of the game for 3 minutes.
    • If a player receives a technical foul, that player must exit game play for a minimum of 5 minutes. If a player cannot sit out for the full 5 minutes, the time will spill over into the second half or overtime. If a second technical is given in the same game, the player will be ejected and suspended for one game.
    • If a team has their 5th player foul out, they have the option to play the remainder of the game with that player if the alternative is only 4 fouls but anytime that player fouls, it will result in two free throws but not possession of the ball.
    • If a player is ejected a second time in the same season, the player will receive a 2 game suspension. If a third ejection occurs in the same season, the player will be suspended for the remainder of the season and possibly the next season.
  • No verbal or physical action that is either overly aggressive or a normal basketball movement will be tolerated. These movements may include but are not limited to: stepping over a player on the ground, getting into someone’s face after the whistle, swinging elbows, pulling another player’s uniform, etc.
  • Ball Up Sporting has the discretion to change or increase these penalties at any time due to the circumstances.