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Dayton Metro Winter Conference Rules: 2014 – 2015 Season

2014-2015 Rules Sheet – Scorers Table (pdf)

  1. Dayton Metro Winter Conference Game Rules 2014-2015

    (Scorer’s Table Sheet)

    • All league games use a 28.5 size basketball
    • All games are (4) six minute quarters.  Clock stops per Ohio High School rules.
    • If overtime is required, each period is 3 minutes.
    • Hoops are at 10 feet for all divisions except for 3rd grade boys and girls and 4th grade girls.  Hoops are at 9 feet for those divisions.
    • Free throws for 3rd and 4th grade are 18 inches in from the free throw line.  If the hoops are overhang, free throws will be from the regular foul line.
    • If free throws are shot from the shorter line (18 inches in), then the first player on the lane will line up below the block instead of the normal position above the block.
    • Man to man defense is required in third grade games until the final two minutes.  In third grade, defenders must guard a player but can help in the lane and the low block area.  Isolation of a player on one side of the court on the offensive end is not allowed as well.  In all other grades, any defense is allowed in the frontcourt.  One warning is allowed for not complying.  Each occurrence after that is a 2 shot bench technical foul.
    • There is no backcourt defense in the following grades until:

       3rd grade Final 2 Minutes

       4th grade Fourth Quarter

       5th grade Second Half

       6th grade Entire Game

    Two warnings are allowed for illegal backcourt defense.  Each occurrence after that is a 2 shot bench technical foul.

    There is no backcourt defense allowed when there is a 15 point lead.

    • If there is overtime, backcourt and zone defense is allowed during all overtime periods.
    • If there is an eligibility dispute during a game, please document the dispute and finish the game and then file a protest with the conference director (Jerry Ankenbauer).
    • All other rules are per OHSAA standards.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

A player must be in the grade level of his team or he must be in a prior grade
(i.e., a 2nd grader can play on a 3rd grade team; a 5th grader can play on a 6th grade team).  Age requirements are as follows:

3rd Grade Players:  A player’s age must be 9 years old or younger on
September 1st of the current year that the season starts. 

4th Grade Players:  A player’s age must be 10 years old or younger on
September 1st of the current year that the season starts.

5th Grade Players:  A player’s age must be 11 years old or younger on
September 1st of the current year that the season starts.

6th Grade Players:  A player’s age must be 12 years old or younger on
September 1st of the current year that the season starts.

If a program plays an ineligible player, the program will receive disciplinary action from the Metro board.  The ineligible player could be banned from participating in the Metro Winter Conference in the future.

All coaches should have a copy of their roster and birth certificates with them for all games.  If there is a dispute and there is no proof on site, you are to continue the game under protest and file a protest with the conference director and a ruling will be made based on roster information on file.

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