Intramural Co-Rec and Women's Basketball Rules

Roster specifications and additions

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: During the final 2 minutes of each half, a foul will result in a 1 in 1 free throw opportunity.

  1. A team consists of 5 players.  During regular season games and playoffs, there MUST be at least four players in order to play a game.  These and only these combinations will be acceptable to play a game in the Co-Rec league:
    3 women/2 men or 2 women/2 men
    And BOTH teams must be in agreement if a team only has four players to play.  However, this does not mean that the other team has to play with the same number of players-they proceed playing the game with the full number of players needed on the court/field. There will be NO exceptions (unless there is an injury during the game and the player cannot continue. Only at that time can a team proceed and not meet these combination requirements).  Failure to comply WILL result in a forfeit.
  2. Rosters must consist of at least 5 members (3 CSB, 2 SJU), but no more than 10 members (5 CSB, 5 SJU)at any point during the season and/or playoffs.
  3. No more than three intercollegiate players on one team of any combination. If you play/played on a college team or college club team that school year for any length of time, you are considered an intercollegiate athlete.
  4. These are the only acceptable combinations for intercollegiate athletes:
    Co-Rec: Two women/one man, one woman/two men, three women, three men
    Womens: three women
  5. All team members must have their name on the team roster by the last scheduled regular season game in order to be eligible to play during playoffs.  No additions can be made after this point. It is the team captains responsibility to make sure that team rosters are updated prior to playoffs.
Checking in your team

All teams (at least 1 person from the team) MUST SIGN IN AT THE CAMPUS RECREATION DESK by their scheduled game time. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit. Each team must be on the court AND ready to play by ten minutes after their scheduled game time-ALL GAMES WILL START NO LATER THAN 10 MINUTES AFTER THEIR SCHEDULED TIME. Failure of a team not being on the court and ready to play will result in a forfeit. It is not the responsibility of the official/court supervisors to find teams to get their games going. It is the responsibility of the captain to make sure their team is on the court and ready to play.

The Game
  1. Team consists of 5 players.
  2. Two 20-minute halves, 5 minute half-time
  3. ONE one-minute timeout per team per half is allowed
  4. Full-Court press in the last two minutes of the game is allowed.
  5. Beginning of game will begin with a jump ball at mid-court.  After the half, whomever lost the jump starts with the ball.
  6. Three-point line is in effect.  All other shots = 2 points
  7. Violations shall be called by both the players and officials—they should be honest about calling fouls that they commit and should also call fouls made against them (this includes TRAVELING and DOUBLE-DRIBBLING).
  8. It is not the officials job to determine the ruling on calls made-they are there for clarification of the rules.  This is an intramural league—play honestly, have fun!
  9. The substitutes from each team (if there are any) will also be calling fouls and watching the lane violations.
  10. Officials will give warnings as to how much time is remaining in the game.
  11. CO-REC LEAGUE:  No zone defense.  This includes men standing in the lane while on defense.
    WOMEN’S LEAGUE:  players may play zone.
  12. If a defensive player commits a foul, then the shot (if made) will count or the offense shall get the ball at the top of the key and in doing so, a pass must be made before the ball can be shot.
  14. CO-REC LEAGUE: Men can screen women and women can screen men.
  15. DUNKING IS NOT ALLOWED (if occurs two points will be subtracted).
  16. The 3-second lane violation is in effect for both men and women.
  17. Men cannot block women’s shots, and women cannot block men’s shots.
  18. DURING REGULAR SEASON, THERE WILL BE A 5 MINUTE OVERTIME PLAYED (NOT SUDDEN DEATH).  If game is still tied after overtime, game will end in a tie.  DURING PLAYOFFS, a game ending with a tie will go into a 5-minute overtime.  If game is still tied after overtime, there will then be a 2-minute overtime played.
  19. In overtime, full-court press is allowed during the last 2 minutes.


**A team can only have three forfeits.  A team will be ineligible for playoffs with forfeiture of a 4th game.