Rules.

Wham! Jam! Slam! Basketball Rules

5th - 8th Grade and Competitive Rules

( HIGH SCHOOL RULES USED OTHER THAN VARIATIONS LISTED ON THIS SHEET)

Competitive players must have a school record (report card) stating their grade also a current picture, given to their coach to prove grade. The coaches must carry them to every game and it must be certified by WHAM before first game or they will not be allowed to play in the game.

18 MINUTE RUNNING HALVES

CLOCK WILL ONLY STOP FOR INJURIES OR TIMEOUTS

2 TIMEOUTS PER HALF OF 1 MINUTE EACH

CLOCK WILL STOP LAST TWO MINUTES OF GAME ONLY FOR; DEAD BALLS, INJURIES, AND OTHER TIMEOUTS. CLOCK WILL STOP IN ALL OVERTIMES FOR DEAD BALLS.

1ST AND 2ND OVERTIMES ARE TWO MINUTES AND EACH TEAM IS ALLOWED 1 TIMEOUT, UNUSED TIMEOUTS DO NOT CARRY OVER. FOR A 3RD OVERTIME AND EACH/ANY OVERTIME THEREAFTER PERIODS ARE 1 MINUTE WITH ONE TIMEOUT PER TEAM.

4TH-5TH GRADE BOYS AND 5TH-6TH GIRLS USE 28.5” BALLS (FULL SIZE WOMENS BALL). 6TH GRADE BOYS AND ABOVE USE FULL SIZE REGULATION BALL.

ONLY ONE COACH ALLOWED TO STAND, OTHER COACH MUST BE SEATED

5 PERSONAL FOULS AND PLAYER IS OUT OF THE GAME

3 SECOND LANE VIOLATIONS

5 SECONDS TO INBOUND THE BALL

7TH TEAM FOUL IS 1 AND 1

10TH TEAM FOUL IS 2 FREETHROWS

3 POINT SHOTS WILL BE COUNTED

10 SECONDS TO GET BALL ACROSS HALF COURT LINE

PLAYERS/COACHES AWARDED 2 TECHNICAL FOULS ARE OUT FOR REMAINDER OF CURRENTGAME AND THE FOLLOWING GAME (NO EXCEPTIONS).

ALL TEAMS MUST PROVIDE ONE ADULT SCOREKEEPER

ONLY PLAYERS/COACHES/OFFICIALS ALLOWED ON COURT AFTER GAME HAS STARTED, THIS INCLUDES TIME-OUTS AND HALF-TIME.

TEAM ROSTER MUST INCLUDE THE TEAM NUMBER, NAME AND WHETHER THEY ARE HOME OR VISITOR

HOME TEAM WILL WEAR WHITE JERSEYS

NO ZONE ALLOWED FOR ALL AGE GROUPS

THIS LEAGUE IS COMPETITIVE. PLAYERS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PLAYING TIME; COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT GAME DAY COURT TIME FOR ALL PLAYERS TO IMPROVE SKILLS DURING THE SEASON. REFEREES MAY BE SOMEWHAT LENIENT EARLY IN THE SEASON, BUT WILL TIGHTEN UP AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES.

Girls 5th and 6th grade will play 6th grade rules.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Rules  3rd - 4th Grade Rules  5th - 8th Grade and Competitive Rules