Game play in Novice is 4-on-4. Use the 4 player Rotation Sheets during games.
Defense will be man-to-man and half court only. Once the defensive team secures player control of the ball, the other team must retreat into their backcourt behind the 8-second line.
No double teaming except when a dribbler clearly beats his/her man and can be stopped by the next available defender. However, once the dribbler is stopped, only 1 person is allowed to guard them from any direction.
No steals on the dribble.
No blocking shots. Defender’s hands MUST be straight up in the air. An illegally blocked shot will counted as a successful basket.
There are no foul shots. Normal fouls shall be inbounded by the fouled team. When a team reaches the penalty (5th foul of a quarter), the fouled team will receive 2 points automatically and the defense will get the ball. If fouled on a shot, the team shall receive 2 points if the shot misses and 3 points if the shot is good. Defense will take the ball out-of-bounds on their end line.
No 3-point shot.
Officials will concentrate on calling the following: