Players are asked to review the revised rules listed below to ensure they are in sync with the league organizers, and their team mates. 

Below are some basic rules, intended to avoid serious harm to players. See the attachments in full for a thorough understanding of guidelines and expectations surrounding gameplay and COVID-19 safety. Again, our purpose is to create a fun environment where competition is secondary to ALL players enjoying the game.
  • Charging: An offensive foul that is committed when a player pushes or runs over a defensive player. The ball is given to the team that the foul was committed upon.
  • Blocking: Blocking is illegal personal contact resulting from a defender not establishing position in time to prevent an opponent's drive to the basket.
  • Flagrant foul: Violent contact with an opponent. This includes hitting, kicking, and punching. This type of foul results in free throws, plus the offense retaining possession of the ball after the free throws.
  • Intentional foul. When a player makes physical contact with another player with no reasonable effort to steal the ball. It is a judgment call for the officials.
Malicious fouls or unsportsmanlike conduct may result in suspension or expulsion from the league without refund (see Disciplinary Policy), at the discretion of league executives and/ or our Board.
Halifax PLAYS Basketball,
Feb 8, 2021, 4:18 PM
Halifax PLAYS Communications,
Jan 14, 2018, 5:21 PM