March Mayhem Rules

Basketball Tournament Rules


The following rules are applicable for all P.A.T.H. Basketball players, and coaches. 

I. About the Rules – Path reserve the right to amend or make changes to these rules as they see fit. 

 1. Each team must register a specific number of players and 1 coach per team with registration. All guests and fans will be expected to an admission fee. 


II. General Rules & Regulations

  1. The home team is listed on the top bracket, wears light-colored jerseys, and sits to the left of the scorer’s table. Teams warm-up opposite their benches and shoot on that basket for the first half.

  2. P.A.T.H. staff will keep the official scorebook for the game.

  3. A team must start the game with a minimum of 4 players. If not, game time is forfeit time.

  4. Size of Ball: all games will use a 29.5” ball.

  5. Players and coaches are expected to show good sportsmanship at all times, including the shaking of hands after the game. Spectators will not be allowed to harass players from the opposing team or officials.

III. Game Length


A game consists of two halves of 18 minutes with a continuous running clock stopping only for the following conditions:

  1. The clock will stop on all referee’s whistles during the last two minutes of each half.

  2. A referee’s whistle for injuries.

  3. A granted timeout by either team

  4. Any other delay deemed necessary by the officials (Game equipment problem, etc.)


Each team is entitled to two one-minute time outs per half. Un-used time outs do NOT carry over to the second half.

Overtime Rules:

  1. If the score is tied at the end of regulation, one additional period of 2-minutes will be played.

  2. If the score remains tied after one overtime period, a second un-timed overtime period will be played with the first team to score declared the winner.

  3. Since overtime is an extension of the second half, each team will receive one additional timeout, plus any second half timeouts not yet used. No extra timeouts are issued for the sudden death period, however; previously un-used 2nd half/overtime timeouts may be called.

*** The winning team in each bracket will be rewarded the Championship trophy and a $300 Cash Prize.

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