Pee Wee Basketball Rules

PEE WEE BASKETBALL RULES

Except as designated below, CIF rules will apply.

Sec 1 Equipment

All players must wear tennis shoes. Any child with a cast is not allowed to play. No jewelry shall be worn. The Pee Wee division (3rd/4th grade) will use junior size ball (27.5). Pee Wee Basketball rims will be set at 8 feet.

Sec 2 Team Size/ Rosters/ Playing Time

All players present should play in every regular season game. At least four players must be present and ready to play at the scheduled game time. If a team has less than four eligible players at any time, a forfeit will be declared. Otherwise 5 players will play on court for one team at any given time.

Sec 3 Game time

Pee Wee games will consist of two (20) minute running halves. Except for the final 1 minute of each half is stopped time.

Sec 4 Time Outs

Each team will be allowed (2) time-outs per half. Unused time-outs from the first half will not carry over into the second half.

Sec 5 Scoring

Shots taken in front or on the 3-point arc will be worth (2) points. Shots taken behind the 3-point arc (both feet) are worth (3) points. All free throws will be worth (1) point. Any player fouled while unsuccessfully attempting a 3-point shot will receive (3) foul shots.

Sec 6 Jump Ball

A jump ball will be used to start the first half. All other jump ball situations will be determined by the alternate possession rule.

Sec 7 Free Throws

In free throw situations, all players must wait until the ball is released from the shooter’s hand before entering the key. All players not occupying a lane space must stand behind the free throw line extended and cannot pass the line until the ball hits the rim or the backboard. Pee Wee players will shoot from (10) feet.

Sec 8 Bonus Free Throws

On the seventh team foul of the half, the opposing team is awarded the "one and one". On the tenth team foul of the half, the opposing team will be awarded two shots as the bonus.


Sec 9 Fouls/ Technical Fouls

There are no personal fouls in pee wee basketball. Technical fouls shall be assessed for unsportsmanlike conduct. All technical fouls are counted as team fouls. Any player/coach receiving two technical fouls in a single game will be ejected from the game and must sit out the subsequent game. An intentional or flagrant foul will result in two foul shots and that team will retain possession of the ball.

Sec 10 Block/Charge

Block/ charge defined: A defensive player has established a legal position by having two feet on the floor and facing his opponent in a neutral stance. A defensive player may raise his hands vertically while on the floor and may jump vertically with arms extended vertically and still be in a legal guarding position. If the shooter initiates the contact by not going up straight, he/she has drawn an offensive foul. In addition, if the dribbler and his defender are moving in parallel paths in the same direction, neither player may encroach on the established path of his opponent and cause contact.

Sec 11 Full Court Press

There is no press allowed in Pee Wee Basketball games. The offensive team must be allowed to cross half court before pressure is applied by the defense.

Sec 12 Defensive Restrictions

There are no restrictions on the type of defense (zone, man to man, etc.) that may be used.

Sec 13 Overtime

There is no overtime in Pee Wee Basketball games.

Additional General Rules

  1. Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their schools parents, fans and players. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. A team may be penalized, a player and/or coach thrown out of the game and/or a team will forfeit the game if the referee deems necessary.


  1. If a team is going to be short players, they may borrow a player in an effort to avoid a forfeit.


  1. No wins/losses are kept, and no playoffs in PeeWee Basketball.


  1. Each team should gather in prayer before every game.