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RULES

BEACH BASKET RULES

1- Playing field:

 

A- Court: it is made of sand. Its dimensions will be 18 meters long and 13.5 meters wide.

 

B- Hoop: located at a height of 3.05 meters from the ground.

 

C- Boards: they must be at least 1.50 meters wide and 1 meter high.


The demarcation of the court is divided into: (Scheme 1)

 

- Offensive zone: from the line of the entrance zone to the end line behind the opponent's backboard and the lateral lines of that half.


- Defensive zone: it goes from the line of the entry zone to the final line behind the own backboard and the sidelines of that half.


- Basket zones: are the rectangular spaces marked on the court next to each basket. The shots marked inside it are worth 1 point, outside it 2 points.


- Free throw line: it is the upper line of the basket zone and an imaginary extension of it.

 

- Free throw zones: these are the rectangular spaces on the court located on both sides of the basket zones. This is where the free throw defenders are located.

 

- Entry zone: is a marked area in the center of the court, measuring 2 meters wide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2- Teams:


A- A team member is entitled to play when he/she is registered on the scoresheet before the start of the match and as long as he/she is not disqualified.


B- Number of players: each team is composed of a maximum of 6 players and a DT (optional).


C- Players: during the playing time the attacking team will have a maximum of 4 players on the field. The defending team will have a maximum of 3 players.


D- Uniforms: the players of each team must wear matching t-shirts or tops with numbers on the front and back, and shorts or socks of the same color. It is forbidden to participate without the appropriate clothing.


E- Players may not wear clothing (objects) that may injure other players (visors, caps, glasses (except those prescribed and adapted for the game), etc).

 

F- It is not allowed to wear shoes or slippers on the field.

 

G- It is strictly forbidden to hit THE BOARDS WITH THE HANDS, TO TURN THE BALL and HANG ON THE RINGS, whoever violates this rule will be out of the tournament.

 

 

3- Captain:

 

A- Is a player designated to represent his team on the field of play.


B- Will be in charge of calling time-outs and all the information corresponding to the game.


C- Will provide the scorer with a list with the names and corresponding numbers of the members of his team eligible to play and must sign the game sheet before the start of the game, being responsible for the actions of the whole team during the game.

 

4- Match forfeited due to non-appearance:

 

A- A match will be forfeited for non-appearance if the team has not or cannot present 4 players ready to play 10 minutes after the scheduled time for the start of the match.

 B - The match will be awarded to the opposing team and the score will be 20 to 0.

 

5- Match lost due to inferiority:

 

A team shall forfeit a match due to inferiority if, during the match, the number of players of that team ready to play on the field is less than 2. In that case the score sheet shall be closed with the result of the match played up to that moment.

The team must always have a designated player (sideline player).

 

6- Resolution of Ties:

 

During the development of the tournament, a tie situation may occur to qualify to the next stage. In this case, if there is a tie between two teams, the winning team of the match played between the two teams will advance to the next stage. In other words, if A and B are tied, and in the match played between them A wins, then A will be the team that advances to the next stage.

If there is a tie between three teams, it will be defined by the Olympic system.

 

7- Referees:

 

A- There will be one referee per match, except for the finals when there will be two.
B- They will inspect and approve all the equipment to be used during the match.
C- They will be able to consult any doubt with the table officials.
D- The signals of the referees are those established by FIBA; to these are added only the clear indication of the value of each free throw.


8- Control table:

 

A- It will be formed by a scorer who can also act as timekeeper or both and will be the one in charge of the sideline, that is, the one who controls that the entry of the fourth player is always made through the entry zone, as well as that the substitutions are made correctly. If a player enters wrongly, he is able to immediately stop the game to warn the referee of the wrongly entered player. 

 

B- The scorer will be in charge of writing down in the score sheet everything that happens during the game: fouls, time-outs, points, etc.

 

 

 

Gaming Regulations:

 

1- Playing Time: The match will consist of 2 halves of 10 running minutes.

 

The clock will only stop:

 

A - on free throws (it will start again when the ball leaves the hands of the shooter or on the rebound when there is a shot without rebound due to technical or unsportsmanlike foul.

 

B - or when the referee considers it.


C - There will be a 2 minute break between the first and second half.    


D - There shall be a 1 minute break before each extra period.           


E - If at the end of regulation playing time the score is tied, the match shall continue with as many extra periods of 2 minutes as necessary to break the tie. The possession time of each team shall be respected in overtime.

 

 2- Start and development of the game:

 

A - Before the start of the game a draw will be made between the captains of both teams. The team that wins the draw will be the one who, in case the possession of the ball is not determined in the initial jump shot, will have the right to it. Subsequent possessions will be determined according to the rules (alternative arrow).
B - The first half begins with a jump ball between the designated fourth players with the three players of each team lined up at the entrance line of their defensive zone.


C - The clock will start when the ball is touched by one of the jumpers at its maximum height.

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D - The second half starts when the ball is at the disposal of the player who is going to serve.

 

E - The match cannot start if one of the teams is not on the field with 4 players ready to play.

 

F - The teams will exchange baskets during the second half.


G - In all extra periods, the teams will continue to play towards the same baskets as in the second half.

 

H - A half, overtime period or game will end when the game clock signal sounds indicating the end of playing time.

 


3- Alternate possession:

 

A- Held ball: a held ball occurs when one or more players of opposing teams have one or both hands firmly on the ball, so that none can gain control of it.


B- An alternate possession situation occurs when:
-A held ball is signaled.

-The ball goes out of bounds and the referees are in doubt or disagree as to which team the last player to touch the ball belongs to.

-Both teams commit a violation during the only unconverted free kick.
-A live ball is wedged between the hoop and the backboard.

-At the start of the second half and any overtime period.

 

4- How the ball is played:

 

A- During the game, the ball is only played with the hand(s) and can be passed, thrown, palmed, bounced (once only as a dribbling action), rolled in any direction. Up to three consecutive rakes may be made to move, after which the ball must be passed or thrown.

 

B- A player shall not run with the ball in his hand, nor shall he hit it with his foot or block it with any part of his leg intentionally, nor shall he hit it with his fist.

 

5- Basket: When it is scored and its value:


A- A basket becomes a basket when a live ball enters the basket from above and crosses the net in its entirety.

 

B- A basket shot from inside the basket zone is worth 1 point and outside the basket zone is worth 2 points. A basket shot from inside or behind the entry zone (i.e. in the defensive zone) is worth 5 points.

 

C- Alley Oop Basket: This is a shot in which the player catches the ball in the air from a teammate's pass and shoots before touching the floor again. This shot is always worth 3 points (regardless of the zone where it is made).

 

D- If a player accidentally converts a shot in his own basket, the basket will be worth 1 point and will be scored as if it had been made by the captain in the opposing team's court.

 

E- It is strictly forbidden to hit THE BOARDS WITH THE HANDS, TO TURN THE BALL and TO HANG ON THE RINGS, whoever violates this rule will be out of the tournament.

 

6- Serve:

 

A- A serve occurs when the player who performs it, located outside the boundary lines, passes the ball into the field of play.


B- The player who serves may do so without the referee having to intervene. Likewise, the referee may stop the time and administer the kick if he/she considers that the situation requires his/her intervention.


C- The player shall serve from the place closest to where the infringement occurred or where the referee stopped play.


D- The serve shall be administered from half court in the entrance zone, in front of the officials' table, in the following situations: at the beginning of the second half and all extra periods. After a free throw from a technical or disqualifying foul.

E- The player who serves: shall not take more than 5 seconds to throw the ball. He shall not step on the field of play while holding the ball in his hand(s). He shall not touch the ball inside the field of play before it has touched another player. Shall not cause the ball to go directly into the basket. Shall not move from the designated spot for the serve.

 

7- Time-outs:

 

A- A time-out is an interruption of the game requested by the team in possession of the ball. It can be requested by the coach (if any) or the captain if on the bench to the control table or by the captain on the court directly to the referee.


B- It will last 1 minute.


C- Each team will be granted TWO time-outs, being able to use them at any time. In case of extra time, the unused time-outs can be requested. In case of having used the 2 time-outs, NO time-outs will be available.


D- The game shall be restarted with a kick-off at the referee's signal, from the nearest place where the game was stopped.

 

 

8- Substitutions:


A- A substitution is the way by which a substitute can become a player and a player a substitute.


B- It can be made at any time during the match and without prior authorization from the referee, BY THE ENTRANCE ZONE.


C- In order for the substitute to enter, the departing player must have both feet off the court.


D- The free kick taker can only be substituted if he is injured or has been disqualified. The shot must be taken by the substitute.

 

E- In case of a bad substitution or an incorrect entry the team must spend an attack or a defense (up to change the possession of the ball) with one player less. That is, if it is attacking it does so with three players, and if it is defending it will do so with two players.

 

F - Injured player who is assisted must be substituted and may re-enter the game once recovered.

 

G- Designated player -4th PLAYER: He will have a band indicating that he is the 4th player in attack and who must go out in defense.  The designated player can be the same the whole game or change the band with one of his teammates without interfering in the development of the game. The designated player may NOT participate in the game once his team loses possession. He may not touch the ball, raise his arms or interfere with play once his team goes on defense.

If the designated player remains on the court while his team must defend and does NOT actively participate in the game, the referee shall stop the game, have him leave the court and he may not participate in the next attack.

 

If the designated player remains on the court while his team must defend and actively PARTICIPATES in the game, i.e. defends or intercepts the game, the referee will stop the game, in the first situation he will be warned and in the following situations he will be charged with a technical foul, in all cases he will not be able to participate in the next attack.
To participate in a new possession, the designated player must leave the rectangle and re-enter through the entry zone, otherwise the referee must stop the game and send him out. The ball will be awarded to the opposing team and the designated player will not be allowed to enter the next attack.

 

 

9- Player on the ground:


A- It is legal for a player, while holding the ball, to fall to the ground and slip or, while lying or sitting on the sand, to gain control of the ball, but he may NOT roll on the sand with the ball in hand.       

B- It is NOT a violation if the player attempts to get up while holding the ball. Once he has risen he must throw or pass the ball.

 

10- Seconds:


A- A player shall not stay more than 3 consecutive seconds in the opponents' basket area.


B- For a player to be out of the basket zone both feet must be on the court outside the basket zone.


C- A closely marked player (with a mark less than 1m away) must pass, shoot or dribble the ball in less than 5 seconds.


D- During the last 2 minutes of the last period or in each overtime period there will be 14“ ball possession in the offensive zone plus 8” to pass zone defense.

 

E - During the whole game it will NOT be possible to play passive, being at the referee's discretion.

 

F - During the whole game the attacking team will have 8 seconds to leave its defense zone.

 

11- Fouls:

 

A- A foul involves illegal personal contact with an opponent and/or unsportsmanlike behavior.

 

B- It is not allowed to impede the progress, grab, hit or push another player with or without the ball.

 

C- Personal foul: illegal contact by a player with an opponent. If the player is shooting, he will shoot ONE free throw of the value of the shot he was shooting.

 

D- Technical foul: Any lack of cooperation, disrespect, disobedience or incitement to violence will be considered a technical foul.
It is a foul that does not involve contact, it is behavioral in nature.

If the technical foul is committed by a player, it will be recorded as a player foul and will count towards team fouls. If it is committed by the team's bench personnel, a technical foul will be scored to the coach and if the team does not have a coach, it will be scored to the team captain and will count towards team fouls.

In both cases, the opposing team will shoot ONE free throw with the value of TWO points and the game will continue as it was at the time the technical foul was called (FIBA RULE).

 

E- Unsportsmanlike foul: is a foul by a player that involves contact and that in the referee's opinion has no intention of directly playing the ball or applies violence or foul play. FIBA RULES WILL BE APPLIED.

The offender of an unsportsmanlike foul will be excluded from the game for 2 minutes without being able to enter a substitute in his place. The 2 minutes of exclusion will start when the game timer restarts after the free throw.


The player who received the unsportsmanlike foul (or his substitute in case he cannot continue in the game due to the foul) will shoot ONE free throw with the value of THREE points and the game will continue.

 

F- Disqualifying foul: is any flagrant unsportsmanlike offense, or any demonstration of violence, continuous disrespect and/or cooperation of a player or the team's bench personnel.

The offender must leave the court and ONE free throw worth THREE points will be awarded to any player designated by the coach and the ball will be replaced from half court in the inbound zone.

 

G- Team Fouls: A team foul is a personal, technical, unsportsmanlike or disqualifying foul committed by a player, coach or bench personnel.

A team is in a team foul penalty situation when it commits 4 fouls in a half, from the 5th foul on, all of them will be penalized with a free throw whether the player is in shooting action or not.

If he is not in shooting action, he will shoot a free throw with the value of one point and if he is in shooting action he will shoot a free throw with the value of the shot to be taken. 

 

H- A player who accumulates 3 personal fouls during the game will be excluded.

 

I- A player who accumulates two technical fouls during the game will be disqualified.

 

J- A coach will be disqualified if he accumulates two personal technical fouls or if he gets two technical fouls sanctioned to the bench and a personal foul.

 

K- A player who accumulates two unsportsmanlike fouls will be disqualified.

 

12- Free throws:

 

A- A free throw is an opportunity granted to a player to score points, without being scored, from a position located at the free throw line.

 

B- The player who makes the shot may not look for his own rebound or participate in any action until the ball has at least been touched by any player participating in the rebound.


C- The other players must position themselves as follows:

- those defending inside the free-throw zone, but outside the basket zone

- those attacking outside the free throw zone (behind the free throw line or the imaginary extension of the free throw line).


- No player may leave his zone until the ball leaves the hands of the shooter.

 

D- The shooter may change his shot and make an Alley Oop pass. This throw will be worth 3 points.

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