OFFICIAL RULES

For All Divisions

1) Two 20 minute halves with a running clock. Clock will stop on all dead balls in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half except if lead is more than 15 points.
2) Each team will receive two 30 second time outs for each half. If a time out is called and it is more than the allocated time out, it will result in a technical foul for the team.
3) Substitutions are unlimited but must be made during a dead ball and must be official by letting the referee know.
4) A technical foul will result in adding automatic 2 points and the ball in favor of the offended party. The first technical foul for a player will result in that player sitting for 10 minutes before he/she can re-enter the game. Then 2 technical fouls for an individual will result in an ejection from the game with further disciplinary action possible.
5) Two free throw shots for a shooting foul.
6) For each half the 7th team foul will result in one on one free throw shot, if he makes the free throw shot then he will have another free throw. The 10th team foul will result in double bonus.
7) Jump ball will commence only in the beginning of the game. After the initial jump ball alternating possession will follow. Referees will track the possession.
8) All teams must have at least 4 players to begin a game. Games will start at the top of the hour. If teams do not have enough players to start, clock will start and for every minute a team is late 2 points will be given to the opposing team up to 10 minutes. After 10 minutes if team does not have 4 players to start with then they will be defaulted.
9) No jewelry can be worn during game play. If game starts and a player is wearing jewelry it will result in a technical foul for the player.
10) Player can commit 5 fouls and has to be taken out of the game after the 5th foul. A technical foul counts as a personal foul.
11) Any other will follow IHSA rules and regulations.
12) A player can only play for one team in a division. But a player can play on 2 divisions max. No playing down.
13) Fighting between players and guests is not tolerated. Involve parties will be asked to leave premises and be suspended for one game.
14) Mercy Rule - Teams in the Tots, Tykes, PeeWee and Bantam Division will not be allowed to execute a full court press if a team is leading by more than 20 points.
15) Rosters will be final May 14, 2017 during Spring 2017 Season. Any roster changes or team additions after this date will need to be approved by all coaches of that division.
16) Players will need to play 2 regular season games to qualify to play in the playoffs. This will be tracked by players signing in before each game.
17) Each team should ideally have official uniforms. If not at the least each player in the team should have the same color jersey with each having unique jersey numbers.
18) Any age or race exception for each division will only be allowed if all coaches in the division approves.
19) Tie Breaker for Playoff Seeding;
a. Head to Head.
b. Overall Division Differential. Maximum of 15 points plus/minus per game no matter the score.

Overtime Rule during REGULAR SEASON. 1. If at the end of regulation time the score is tied, there will be an overtime that will be played for 2 minutes. Overtime periods will start with a jump ball. Clock will stop at every referee whistle during the overtime period. Each team will get one 20 second time out only for the first overtime. 2. If at the end of the first overtime the score is still tied whoever scores first during the second overtime will be declared the winner of the game. No time out in the 2nd OT.

Overtime Rule during PLAYOFFS. 1. If at the end of regulation time the score is tied, there will be an overtime that will be played for 2 minutes. Overtime periods will start with a jump ball. Clock will stop at every referee whistle during the overtime period. Each team will get one 20 second time out only for the first overtime. 2. If score is still tied after an overtime period another 2 minute overtime period will be played until there is a winner. No time outs allowed in the 2nd and following OT periods.

Coaches and Crowd Control. Coaches are expected to present themselves with utmost sportsmanship at all times. Any coach seen or observed verbally abusing or inappropriately touching players or other coaches will be expelled from the game and subject to further disciplinary action. This will also result in a technical foul. A maximum of 2 coaches are allowed to sit on the bench at all times. Failure to comply will result in a technical. Only players and coaches are allowed to sit on the bench. Any fan expressing inflammatory comment or is observed to be taunting other fans, referees, players or coaches will be asked to leave the premises. Failure to comply will result in his/her team's default. Fans are expected to behave appropriately. Repeat offenders will be banned from attending any of the games.


A. Master Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 1975 and lower (i.e. 1973, 1972 and lower)

1. Birth year of 1975 and older.
2. Must be Filipino or married to a Filipina.
3. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size balls (29.5).
4. 24 Second Shot Clock Rule applies but still running clock.

B. Senior Division

Qualification- Birth Year of 1985 and lower (i.e. 1981, 1980 and lower)

1. Birth Year of 1985 and older.
2. Must be Filipino or married to a Filipina.
3. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size balls (29.5).
4. 24 Second Shot Clock Rule applies but still running clock.

C. Open Division

Qualification - No age limit

1. Must play at least one Filipino descent on the floor at all times.
2. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size basketball (29.5).
3. 24 Second Shot Clock Rule applies but still running clock.

D. 6-Below Division

Qualification - Open to all ages. Filipino Only Division

1. This division is open to Filipino only.
2. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size basketball (29.5).
3. 24 Second Shot Clock Rule applies but still running clock.

E. Juvenile Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 1997 and up (i.e. 1998, 1999 and up)

1. Birth year of 1997 and younger.
2. This division is open to all who are interested in joining.
3. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size basketball (29.5).

F. Junior Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 2000 and up (i.e. 2000, 2001 and up)

1. Birth year of 2000 and younger.
2. This division is open to all who are interested in joining.
3. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size basketball (29.5).

G. Bantam Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 2002 and up (i.e. 2002, 2003 and up)

1. Birth Year of 2002 and younger.
2. This division is open to all who are interested in joining.
3. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size basketball (29.5).

H. PeeWee Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 2004 and up (i.e. 2004, 2005 and up)

1. Birth Year of 2004 and younger.
2. This division is open to all who are interested in joining.
3. Games will be played in 10ft baskets and regular size basketball (29.5).

I. Tykes Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 2006 and up (i.e. 2006, 2007 and up)

1. Birth year of 2005 and younger.
2. Tis division is open to all who are interested in joining.
3. Games will be played in 10 ft baskets and junior size basketball (28.5).

J. Mosquito Division

Qualification - Birth Year of 2008 and up (i.e. 2008, 2009 and up)

1. Birth year of 2008 and younger.
2. This division is open to all who are interested in joining.
3. Games will be played in 8ft and junior size basketball (28.5).
4. Players must receive equal playing time. It is the coach responsibility to make sure of this.
5. Full court defense is allowed only in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half. Defense cannot steal the ball until offense crosses half court except in the last 2 minute of the 2nd half.


ADDENDUM effective immediately for Junior Division up to Master Division.

We will implement zero tolerance on fighting for the remainder of the season. Any team, players that are involve in any fights from here on will be subject to suspension for the remainder of the season including playoffs regardless of the teams standing. NO REFUNDS will be given! This way we can at least prevent any scuffles right away. Referees will be advised. Famba is a family oriented basketball organization. As you can see, there are kids that plays with us also. What kind of example are we showing them if we as adults can't control our emotions on the court? Lets all be responsible and be a good role models to our YOUTH. We are not perfect but at least lets all try to be calm in situations like this. On behalf of FAMBA we thank you for your cooperation. See you all on sunday! If you have any questions, feel free to approach any famba directors/officers. They will answer all your questions. Again, we thank you!


Last update: February 18, 2017 - 10:11am