The following are the rules for the Competetive Travel League as set out by the DYTBL league:
DuPage Youth Travel Basketball League –Games Rules
Rules apply to all league games and tournament play
Except for specific rules below, IHSA rules apply.
Games will consist of 4-7 minute quarters with clock stops on all whistles. Quarters 1 and 2 constitute
first half while quarters 3 and 4 constitute second half. 1 minute allowed between quarters.
5 time outs (3 full and 2 30-second) are allowed per team per game. Unused timeouts rollover to
overtime. One additional time out is given for each overtime. Full time-outs are 1 minute inn length.
There will be a half time of 5 minutes between halves.
In case of tie game after regulation, first overtime will be 2 minutes in length. Subsequent overtimes will
be 1 minute in length. Clock stops on all whistles. 1 minute allowed between 4th quarter and the
beginning of overtime and each subsequent overtime. Jump balls start overtime.
Games may be shortened by referees and/or officials at their discretion, with the exception of overtime.
Game shortening is a one-time event with the specific cause and cannot be standard practice at any gym
Three point shot is in effect.
Full court press is allowed at any time during the game for 6th-8th Grade. Fourth Grade cannot full court
press until the last one minute of the first half or the last two minutes of the game. A team cannot press if
they are ahead by 15 points or more.
Defense may be man-to-man or zone.
Five fouls result in foul out. Bonus (1 and 1) on 7th team foul and thereafter each half. Super Bonus (2
shot) on 10th team foul and thereafter each half.
Two technical fouls on coach or player in one game result in immediate ejection. Technical fouls count
as non-shooting fouls. Any coach or player that gets a T the other team should get 2 points and the ball.
At the discretion of the referees, any player judged guilty or fouling with deliberate intent to injure will
Referees are instructed to have zero tolerance for foul or abusive language from players, coaches,
parents and/or fans. Referees have the authority to issue technical fouls and, if necessary,
ejections. Coaches are responsible for players, parents and/or fan behavior. Failure on part of
coach, player, parent and/or fan to promptly leave gym upon ejection will result in game forfeiture.
Referee’s decisions are final. No protests allowed.
Home team’s score book is the official scorebook. Both teams are responsible for entering their line-up.
Home team is responsible for supplying someone to keep the scorebook as well as the clock.
Teams must supply their own warm-up balls.
Referees – League games require 2 patched officials per game. 1 Patched official may be used if agreed
to by both coaches. If using 1 official is not agreed to by coaches then the Home team forfeits the game.
Ball size – 4th/5th Grade Boy’s will use a 28.5 ball. 6th-8th Grade Boy’s will use a regulation size ball.