Ghsa overview of poicies and procedures

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Ghsa overview of poicies and procedures

  1. 1. 2010-2011 GHSA2010-2011 GHSA Basketball Rules and ProceduresBasketball Rules and Procedures
  2. 2. GENERAL INFORMATION: • 4. For doubleheaders on nights before a school day (JV-Varsity or Girl-Boy Varsity), the first game must begin no later than 6:00 p.m.begin no later than 6:00 p.m. • 5. Warm-up timeWarm-up time between the girls and boys games is set at fifteen (15) minutesfifteen (15) minutes. The host school will start the clock between games when the last players from the first game have left the floor.
  3. 3. MERCY RULE: • In accordance with National Federation rule options, the second half of a game may be reduced to six (6) minutemay be reduced to six (6) minute quarters, while using normal timing/scoring rules when: (a) The point differential at halftime is forty (40) points orhalftime is forty (40) points or greater,greater, and the coach of the trailing team wishescoach of the trailing team wishes to have the "Mercy Rule" imposed. (b) The point differential at the beginning of the fourth (4th)beginning of the fourth (4th) quarter is thirty (30) points or greaterquarter is thirty (30) points or greater, the "Mercy Rule" will be invoked automatically.
  4. 4. OFFICIALS All varsity basketball games shall be played with officially-dressed basketball officials who are registered under the GHSAregistered under the GHSA plan for the registration of officials. 1. The assignment of officials associationsassignment of officials associations for regular- season games, invitational tournaments, and sub- region and region tournaments will be made by thewill be made by the GHSA office.GHSA office.
  5. 5. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION: 1. Cheerleaders at basketball gamesCheerleaders at basketball games shall be restricted from the area at the end of the court during the time a game is in progress unless they are more than eight (8) feetmore than eight (8) feet from the boundary line (sideline & endline) of the court.
  6. 6. (a) This includes when cheerleaders are in an "L"cheerleaders are in an "L" shape with part of them on the sideline andshape with part of them on the sideline and part on the endlinepart on the endline. (b) The host schoolhost school or tournament director is responsible for enforcing this ruleresponsible for enforcing this rule
  7. 7. 3. No artificial noise-makers (No artificial noise-makers (includingincluding megaphonesmegaphones)) shall be allowed in the gym during basketball games. 4. School bands shall not play while the game isnot play while the game is in progressin progress; the home school is responsible for enforcing this rule.
  8. 8. • 9. Coaching boxes must be markedCoaching boxes must be marked on the floor in both bench areas with one line that is 14 feet from14 feet from the end line of the court and a second line that is 28the end line of the court and a second line that is 28 feetfeet from that location. • 10. An "X" must be marked on the floor. An "X" must be marked on the floor in front of the spot where the scorekeeper sitsspot where the scorekeeper sits in order to facilitate the substitution process.

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