Basketball Rules

🌟🌟 Beehive's Golden Rules 🌟🌟

Be nice to each other,

Be nice to your referees,

Show up on-time, 

Know the rules.




  • Players: 3 men and 2 women or *3 women and 2 men  *See "Players" below for more details on this.
  • Equipment: A men's regulation basketball will be used. Please bring a team ball each week so we can ensure we have a few good options (the ones we leave at the facility going "missing" occassionally.
  • Timing: Two 20-minute running halves
  • Coed Guidelines: Men guard Men, Women guard Women
  • Coed Rule: Men may not intentionally block a women's shot attempt or a goaltending will be called. Standing with hands straight above your head is allowed. Leaning those hands forward or making a move that could be judged as attempting to block the ball is not allowed.
  • Coed Rule: Men may not steal the ball from a woman when she has possession or it is a 1 and 1 free throw shooting situation. Men may intercept passes from and to girls.
  • Coed Rule: Women's 3 point shot is worth 4 points
  • No Dunking




  • *If 3 women are chosen to play at one time then the 3rd woman must be designated as a "man" for defensive purposes. This woman may have her shot blocked legally.
  • Teams must have at least 4 players present to start a game (2 women, 2 men OR 3 women, 1 man OR 3 men, 1 woman).  If at least four players are not present at the scheduled game time, a forfeit will be declared.




  • The game will consist of two 20-minute halves, with three minutes between halves. The clock will run continuously throughout the game until the last minute of each half.
  • During the last minute of each half, the clock will stop during all dead balls.
  • Game time is forfeit time. Please show up early to give yourself time to warm up so you're ready to go :)
  • Each team will be allowed (2) time-outs per half. A timeout is 30 seconds and the clock will stop for those 30 seconds.
  • Overtimes will be one minute in length and the clock will stop during all dead balls. Only one time-out is allowed each team in each overtime period. Time-outs not used during regulation play CANNOT be used in overtime periods.


Coed Guidelines


  • This league is intended to be a social league where men and women have equal opportunity to play competitive basketball.
  • Because of height, speed, and quickness advantages men are encouraged to guard men and women are encouraged to guard women.
  • Good sportsmanship is required.  Arguing with officials or other players is prohibited and may result in a technical foul.




  • NCAA rules will be in affect unless otherwise stated.
  • Bonus One-on-One free throws will be awarded on the 7th team foul.
  • Two free throws will be awarded on the 10th team foul.


Free Throws


  • Players may enter the lane as soon as the shooter releases the ball.
  • Shooter must remain behind the line until the ball contacts the rim or backboard.




Player disqualification results from:

  • Accumulating 5 personal fouls (technical fouls count as personal fouls)
  • 2 technical fouls (1 game suspension)
  • 1 flagrant or excessive foul (1 game suspension)
  • A player who is removed from the game may face stronger penalties depending on the severity of the incident


Team disqualification results from:

  • 4 technical fouls accumulated by players or team in a single game
    Team may be eliminated from post season tournament play
  • A game stopped by the official for misconduct.