Junior Competition Modified Match Rules

Mercy Rule – All Junior Competitions

When team is leading by 20 points or more:

     o No Zone permitted

     o Must play behind the defensive 3pt line

Mercy Rule ends if difference becomes 10 points or less

Mercy Rule not applicable during Grading Matches

 

Representative (VJBL) Players – All Junior Competitions

All teams must comply with 12 point cap

Any teams that exceed 12 points must apply for consideration

All Junior Blues players must play in correct age group

Teams must obtain permission to use any representative players as fill ins

 

U8 Competition (mixed)

Rings = Lowered height (8’ 6” / 262cm)

Match ball = Size 5

No Zone defence permitted entire match

No 3 point field goals 

Foul shots = Super short free throw line (edge of circle)

No results posted 

Ladder without “Points For/Against” or “Percentage” posted

 

U9 Competition (mixed)

No Zone defence permitted in first half

No 3 point field goals 

Foul shots = Short free throw line (94cm inside the ‘normal’ foul line)

 

U10 Competition

No Zone defence permitted in first half

No 3 point field goals 

Foul shots = Short free throw line (94cm inside the ‘normal’ foul line)

 

U12 Competition

No Zone defence permitted in first half

3 pointers = Shorter 3 point line (where line marking is available)

Foul shots = Short free throw line (94cm inside the ‘normal’ foul line)

 

U14 Competition

No Zone defence permitted in first half

3 pointers = Shorter 3 point line (where line marking is available)

Foul shots = Normal free throw line

 

U16, U18 & U20 Competitions

Zone defence permitted for entire match

3 pointers = Extended 3 point line