Rules: Game rules


Deviations or modifications of the tournament rules are not valid, even if both teams agree on the terms. 

The tournament rules are based on the official FIBA Basketball rules including all adjustments that happened in 2017. Divergent rules apply as follows:

Game restrictions

4 personal fouls
3 team fouls per quarter
2 time-outs per half

Zone-/Man-2-Man Defense

Man-2-Man Defense obligation for age groups U14, U13 and U12!

Violations will be prosecuted after one warning with a free-throw and a throw-in at the center line for the opponent team. At repeated obvious violation a technical foul shall be charged against the coach (C-foul)

The assessment is at the discretion of the referee.


The referees are responsible to keep an eye on the 24 seconds shot clock. Hence, the reset to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound will not be taken into account.


For coaches and players:

A disqualified foul (‘D’) leads to an immediate disqualification of the current game and a disqualification for the next game.

Depending on the force of the foul, the organizer reserves the right to pronounce an exclusion from the tournament.


Player substitutions are possible at any time of the game without referee confirmation. The substitution has to take place at the middle line next to the scorer table. The substitute needs to wait until the player left the court at the middle line before he/she can go in and become a player. An infringement will be punished with a technical foul for the coach (‘C‘).