Bergen Travel Basketball League Rules
Division: Fifth (5th Grade)
BTBL will adhere to High School Basketball Rules with the following exceptions:
Basketball Size = 28.5” ball.
Time = 7 minute quarters; 3 minute Overtime; No running time
Roster Size = 15 Maximum*
Playing Time = no mandated playing time
Foul line = Girls - May go over line except to gain rebounding advantage
Fouls – Regular = 5 and out
Technical = 2 and out
Fighting and/or use of profanity – see general rules
Bonus = in effect on the 7th team foul. Double bonus on the 10th foul.
Fouling out = upon 5th individual foul including technical fouls
3 point shot = Yes, where applicable.
No defense allowed in backcourt. After second warning of defense in backcourt results in a technical foul.
Full court press = Final four (4) minutes of 4th quarter and overtime.
Mercy Rule = no full court press by winning team if up by 10 points.
Time Outs = 4 full one minute (+ 1 per OT period), no 30 second time outs
Overtime = 3 minutes; repeat as necessary
Coaches on Bench = 2 maximum
Playoffs = Top 4 teams.
* Playing more than 15 players or playing a non roster player will result in a forfeit of the game, however, this type of forfeit will not be grounds to be expelled from the league but it will hurt your chances to make the playoffs.
REFEREES SHOULD REVIEW ALL RULES PRIOR TO GAME WITH BOTH TEAMS.