TCBA (Recreation) Basketball League
TCBA basketball league follows modified FIBA rules. All players are expected
to know the rules so there is an understanding of the game while it is being
Please try to arrive 15 minutes before game time, because games may start
What is New in the rule book ? below are some highlights:
(NEW) Offensive 3-Seconds in the Key
• If an opposing offensive player stays in the key for 3 seconds* or more
without leaving it and coming back, possession will be given to the opposite
*In the new FIBA rules, if the ball is being passed around the 3-point line and
offensive player is in the key for 3-5 seconds, but does not have the ball, once
ball is passed into the key where the player has been stationed for 3-5 seconds,
official will then blow the whistle for a 3 second violation (the official will
the player to move out of the key as well).
• A team has 8 seconds to bring the ball up the court past the half-court line
after the ball has been inbounded.
Defensive 5-Second Rule
• (NEW) A closely guarded situation occurs when a player is in control of the
ball in his
team¡¯s frontcourt, and is guarded by an opponent who is 6 feet of the player who
holding or dribbling the ball; the defensive player must obtain a legal guarding
position for the 5-second count to start.
• As per FIBA rules, a substitution can be made prior to the first free throw or
after the last free throw if it is a made basket.
• (NEW) Once the ball has been given to the player from the referee, the player
seconds to shoot the ball, or he will lose the chance of shooting.
(NEW) Each team will shoot 2 bonus shots on the 10th team foul, and there will
bonus shots resulting if there is need.
• Fouls do not carry over after the half; fouls will be reset in the second
• (NEW) In the last 2 minutes of the second half, if more than five fouls are
committed by a team, an automatic 2 foul bonus shots will be awarded.
• A foul on a 2-point field goal will be assessed 2 free throws; on a 3-point
• (NEW) In order for a player to be eligible to play in the playoffs, they must
played in a minimum of 6 games during the 10-game regular season.
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