League Rules

Division Q Basketball uses the FIBA Rules for Basketball with some modifications. Here are the basics:

  • Four 10-minute quarters with 5-minute overtime periods.
  • Each team has two timeouts in the first half, and three in the second half (maximum of two can be used in the final two minutes of fourth quarter). Timeouts can be called by the captain or co-captains when your team has the ball or the referee has stopped play. All timeouts last one minute.
  • After a team commits four fouls in a single quarter, further fouls will result in two free-throw attempts (aka “the bonus”). This count does not include offensive fouls.
  • Individual players “foul out” and are disqualified after five fouls, including offensive fouls.
  • Shots inside the arc are worth two points, shots outside are worth three.
  • Teams have 8 seconds to advance the ball past midcourt.
  • If a shot-clock is available, teams must attempt a shot within 24 seconds. The shot-clock resets to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound.
  • See this link for differences between FIBA, NBA, and NCAA rules.

Other rules and modifications will be announced before the start of the season. Date updated: 4/24/2024.