Youth Basketball Rules Basket height. Many leagues play with the regulation 10' basketball goals, but for players under 8 years of age, the goal is lowered to 8-8.5'. Bench. Only one head coach and one assistant may sit on the bench. Youth Basketball Rules Clock. The game clock runs continuously and only stops in the following situations: During timeouts
Size of Ball: A smaller basketball for the younger age segments is advised due to the size of a child’s hand as well as their developing skill level. A smaller ball allows for better control and success. Size of Court: For 7-8 year-olds, a 50’x 42’ court is contemplated to be a cross-court game on a full-sized basketball court. This dimension is more appropriate for younger children based on their relative size in space.
The NBA and USA Basketball have adopted FIBA (International Basketball Federation) rules for the Grades 9-12 age- segment and created progressive sets of rules and standards for younger age segments (ages 14 and under). Where a specific rule or standard is not explicitly indicated, the recommendation is to follow official FIBA rules.
RULE NO. 8: Out-of-Bounds and Throw-In The ball is out-of-bounds when it touches a player who is out-of-bounds or any other person, the floor, or any object... Any ball that rebounds or passes directly behind the backboard, in any direction, or enters the cylinder from below is... The ball is caused ...
All of the children grab a basketball. When you call "green light," they dribble with their dominant hand. "Yellow light," means they should switch to a non dominant hand, and "red light" can mean stop dribbling, or pass to a partner, whatever you decide.
The most recent international rules of basketball were approved 2 February 2014 by FIBA and became effective 1 October of that year.  There are eight rules encompassing 50 articles, covering equipment and facilities, regulations regarding teams, players, captains and coaches, playing regulations, violations, fouls and their penalties, special situations, and the officials and table officials.
the AAU Boys Basketball Program) or National Sports ID (A yearly fee of $10.00 validates your eligibility for licensed AAU events). 7 & Under Division An athlete can be no older than 7 on or before August 31, 2019 8 & Under Division An athlete can be no older than 8 on or before August 31, 2019 9 & Under Division
Official Basketball Rules for All Levels. One thing about official basketball rules. They aren't "one size fits all." In fact, not since James Naismith first published his original 13 rules, has there been one standard set of regulations. So, before you become one of those uninformed screaming fans, learn the rules for the league you're watching.