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Biddy Method

The Biddy Basketball rules are summarized and detailed here.


Pre-K / J-K

General:

The out of bounds rule will be enforced. Coaches, stop play when the ball goes out of bounds and give the ball to the team that did not knock it out of bounds.

This is an Instructional League. These rules are meant as guidelines for each team to follow. They have been compiled using the experiences we have seen over the years. Use your best judgment as coaches to ensure good sportsmanship, a safe atmosphere and most importantly a fun time for the children.

Offense:

Coaches, try to encourage the following as best as you can:

  • Dribble the ball. One handed dribbling is encouraged, but two handed dribbling is fine too.
  • Pass the ball. Encourage your players to pass the ball at least once during each possession.
  • Allow every player the opportunity to bring the ball up the court. Encourage dribbling up the court.
  • Try as best as possible to get every player at least one shot per half.

Rebounds are to be played as normal. If your player rebounds the ball and heads up court with it, encourage the dribble versus running up the court.

Defense:

All defenders will defend INSIDE the established black line. The players will be allowed to extend their arms straight up or sideways to defend. They will be allowed to move within the black lines while defending.

Players will NOT be allowed to do the following:

  • Jump up and block shots or steal the ball.
  • Turnovers however, i.e., bad pass, lose the ball while dribbling are ok. Coaches, use your best judgment when it comes to turnovers. In other words, blatant turnovers are just that, turnovers. Accidental mistakes are YOUR call. We want the kids to have fun and enjoy themselves.
  • Any type of physical contact, i.e. grabbing, pushing, or bumping will not be allowed.
  • Any violation of these rules will result in the ball being given back to the offense.

K / 1st

General:

The out of bounds rule will be enforced. Coaches, stop play when the ball goes out of bounds and give the ball to the team that did not knock it out of bounds.

This is an Instructional League. These rules are meant as guidelines for each team to follow. They have been compiled using the experiences we have seen over the years. Use your best judgment as coaches to ensure good sportsmanship, a safe atmosphere and most importantly a fun time for the children.


Offense:

Coaches, follow and adhere to these rules as best as you can.

  • Dribble the ball. We want the kids to learn to dribble with the ball, not run with the ball. If a player is running with the ball, stop him or her, instruct them to dribble with the ball and let play continue.
  • Pass the ball. Passing the basketball is the key to getting everyone involved. At least one pass should be made during each possession. Encourage more if possible.
  • Allow every player the opportunity to bring the ball up the court. Instruct your players to dribble the ball.
  • Try as best as possible to get every player at least one shot per half.

Rebounds are to be played as normal. If your player rebounds the ball and heads up court with it, the player must dribble the ball up the court. Fast breaks are allowed as long as the player dribbles the ball.

Defense:

All defenders will defend INSIDE the established black line. The players will be allowed to extend their arms straight up or sideways to defend. They will be allowed to move within the black lines while defending.

  • No blocking shots, no stealing the ball.
  • Coaches use your best judgment when it comes to turnovers. In other words, blatant turnovers are just that, turnovers.
  • Accidental mistakes are YOUR call. We want the kids to have fun and enjoy themselves.
  • Any type of physical contact, i.e. grabbing, pushing, or bumping will not be allowed.
  • Any violation of these rules will result in the ball being given back to the offense.

2nd / 3rd

General:

This is an Instructional League. These rules are meant for each team to follow. They have been compiled using the experiences we have seen over the years. Use your best judgment as coaches to ensure good sportsmanship, a safe atmosphere and most importantly a good time for the kids.

We will try to play these games as actual basketball games. Therefore, violations such as traveling, and double dribble will be called. However, we will instruct the refs to allow for some leniency as to calling these fouls.

Offense:

  • No double dribbling.
  • No traveling.
  • All players will bring the ball up the court at least once during the game.
  • At least one pass must be made during each offensive possession.
  • Try to get every player at least one shot per game.
  • Turnovers will be allowed.

Defense:

  • Man-to-man defenses will be played.
  • Steals will be allowed.
  • Blocked shots will be allowed.
  • Rebounds will be played as normal.
  • Fast breaks are also allowed.
  • Turnovers are allowed.