Skidmore College

IM 3 v 3 Basketball Rules

Four team minimum to have a season.

Starting the Game: A minimum of three (3) are needed to start /continue a game. A 10 minute grace period will be given before a game is called as a forfeit. Teams will determine possession however they choose. One forfeit will result in disqualification from playoffs. After two forfeits, the team will be disqualified from further league play. There is a seven (7) player game roster limit. There is a limit of two varisity players on the court during competition. A varsity player is anyone who is currently on the varsity basketball roster this academic year.
Equipment: A basketball will be provided by the Intramural Department. The first team listed will wear light colored t-shirts. The second team listed will wear dark colored T-shirts. (i.e. 1 v 2 -team one would be in lights and team two would be in darks). Proper shoes are required. No jogging or black soled shoes, cleats or street shoes are permitted. All jewelry must be removed before start of game.
Playing Time: All games will be completed within an hours time - best of 3 games wins each game played to 11, win by two. If the third game starts with 10 minutes or less left in the session, the game will be played to 5. After a made basket, defense gets ball and must clear behind the 3 point line at the top of the key.

Playing Area: Games will be held in the Rec Gym.


Three Point Shot: The three point shot will be awarded 2 points.

Three Second Violation: The three-second lane violation will be in effect.

Substitution: Free substitution shall be permitted during the game. SUBSTITUTIONS MAY ONLY ENTER THE GAME AT A CHANGE OF POSSESSION.

Personal Fouls: Offensive team calls the fouls. You will NOT go to the line for fouls. Please play with in the spirit of the game.

Out of Bounds: The ball must be taken behind the three point line at the top of the key after every change of possession (eg. after a missed shot - even airballs and steals) and there must be a minimum of one pass before the next shot can be taken.A ball striking the side or the underside of the backboard shall be in play. A ball that strikes the basket supports or a ball that crosses over the backboard shall be out of bounds.

All rules not covered by this supplement shall be governed by the official N.C.A.A Basketball Rule Book.

Officiating: There are no officials. Calls should be legitimate and in the spirit of the game.

Playoffs: The top four teams will enter into a single elimination tournament.

Conduct: The "Honor System" will be used among the players in place of officials when officials are not present. Only the captains may speak to the commissioner and/or official about a questionable call.

The commissioner has the right to throw out a player for any reason the commissioner deems appropriate, including consistent arguing, obscene language, etc.

Disqualifications/Forfeits: If a player is disqualified for any unsportsperson-like act, he/she will be suspended from league play until reinstated by the Recreation Sports Department. Any player suspended from league play will not receive a championship t-shirt should his/her team win.

Any team with a forfeit will not be eligible for any playoff game regardless of record.Any team with two forfeits will be disqualified from further league play.

To qualify for a championship t-shirt, a player must have competed in at least two league games and the championship game.

Any disputes should be taken up with the commissioner on site. Any further discussion should be directed to the Intramural Director immediately following the game at ext 8350.

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