BASKETBALL BOYS & GIRLS MODIFIED

Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC)

STAC PARTICIPATION RULE
⊗ All athletes in uniform, and eligible to play, must participate in at least 7 minutes, which is the equivalent of one quarter of play.

NYSPHSAA Rule
⊗ Maximum length of quarter shall be seven (7) minutes
⊗ The three (3) point shot is not allowed
⊗ If the game is tied at the end of regulation play, a three (3) minute overtime period will be played. If still tied, additional overtime "sudden victory" periods will be played until at least one (1) point is scored

STAC Variations
⊗ The man to man defense is the only form of defense used. ZONES ARENOT ALLOWED
⊗ Pressing will be allowed in the 4th quarter ONLY.
⊗ Pressing may start when the offensive team takes the ball out from any spot in the backcourt.
⊗ During transition basketball, pressing may take place immediately whenever a rebound, or an interception, is gained by the defense.
⊗ No double-teaming is permitted.
o Double teaming is determined whenever a defensive player willfully leaves his/her man to double-up on an offensive player.
⊗ Violations of STAC Variations should be handled as follows;
o DO NOT ASK THE REFEREES as they only apply the OFFICIAL RULE BOOK.
o Prior to the game, referees should review the major variations.
o If violations occur, coaches should discuss the issue during a dead ball.
o If violations continue, or interpretations vary, the offended coach must, report the situations to the Athletic Director the next school day so that administrators of the 2 districts may consult.

Proposed Modified STAC Rules Variations (to be used after Jan 2, 2013)
⊗ Must employ a Man to Man defense for entire 1st half of play (full court man is allowed)
o No double-teaming the ball
⊗ All basketball rules will apply for the entire 2nd half of play (with the state rules as exceptions)
o Zones, Double-teams, Pressing, etc. may be used. Basically, PLAYING BASKETBALL!! With the exception of..
o NO shot clock will be employed
o No three (3) point line
o 7 minute quarters
⊗ All athletes must play a minimum of 7 minutes in each game

Rationale
⊗ No other sport has "modified" the rules of the game that vary from the varsity rules.
Exception is football for safety reasons
⊗ Loss of the Freshman level has taken away the transition level from Modified to JV/Varsitylevel of play.
⊗ Middle school aged students have a much broader knowledge and an increase level
of basketball skill today with the advancement of AAU, Travel Leagues, and Municipal
Recreation Leagues than they did 10 years ago and prior.