Basketball Regulations


In basketball, there is a mandated continuous clock when one team gets a 35-point advantage over it’s opponent in the fourth quarter. The clock would only stop for shooting fouls, timeouts, injuries, and the administration of technical fouls. The clock will continue to run for the remainder of the game, regardless if the point differential gets closer than 35-points.

A Game Administrator must be appointed by the principal of each host school to supervise every varsity athletic contest.  The Game Administrator must be someone other than the participating coaches.  Ideally it should be a principal, athletic director, or another school administrator, but it may be the principal’s or athletic director’s designee due to staff commitments.  The Game Administrator of the host school is required to conduct one meeting which must include the coaches, officials, and security personnel prior to the start of each varsity contest. Included in the pregame discussion is to be a review of the expected behavior of everyone involved in the contest.

Uniforms: The NFHS uniform rule regarding home (white) and visitor (dark) colors is waived. When both teams are wearing the same color, the home team must adjust.

If a team circles the entire floor during pre-game warm-ups while the jurisdiction of the officials has started, there will be technical foul charged indirectly to the head coach. If a team runs through a team already warming up, a technical foul will be charged indirectly to the head coach.  Also, teams must go to the free throw line area directly in front of their bench during pre-game introductions or during pre-game warm-ups. No team will be allowed around the mid-court circle during or after introductions.

Cheerleaders cannot stand at anytime during the game in the area of the free throw lane extended under the basket.