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This image shows the tip-off at the adult basketball program.
This image shows a male shooting free throws at the adult basketball program.
This image shows two females at the adult basketball program.

Adult Basketball

Teams will referee themselves using 3-on-3 basketball rules. All teams receive 12 games of league play, plus tournament participation.

Different levels of men's and women's basketball are available. All teams have league play plus tournament.

Different levels of men's and women's basketball are available. All teams have league play plus tournament.

 

Teams will referee themselves using 3-on-3 basketball rules. All teams receive 7 games of league play, plus tournament participation.

League Rules

National Federation Rules apply, except for the special rules listed below.

*Rosters are due at the first night of play with a minimum of three players per team and a maximum of eight players.

To begin the game, captains decide who will get the possession of the ball first. Alternating possession procedure shall be used the rest of the game.

Field goals shall be counted in two ways:
1. 2 points for all shots taken on or inside the three-point line.
2. 3 points for all shots taken from outside the three-point line.

Games will consist of two 18 minute halves with a three-minute halftime, with approximately three to five minutes in between games. If the score is tied at the end of the game, a two-minute overtime will be used immediately following the game.

Teams keep their own score. (Please do this every time the ball is checked in to avoid disagreements)

After a defensively rebounded ball, the ball must be brought outside the three-point line before a team can score.

After all scores, fouls, or dead balls, the ball must be checked in at the top of the key. Once the ball is checked in to the offense it is live.

Teams are asked to wear t-shirts of the same color.

**No dunking allowed.

Backboards can break. Anyone attempting to dunk the ball will be removed from the league, expected to pay for any damages which might be incurred and termination from the league.

Teams are allowed to play with a minimum of two players. Game time is forfeit time. If a team has two players at game-time they must start the game.

Rosters 
Individuals are allowed to be on one 3-on-3 Basketball Team roster. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Fouls

1. There will be no shooting fouls. When a foul occurs, the team gets the ball back at the top of the key, unless the basket is scored.

2. Either the offense or the defense can call a foul. Since you are calling your own fouls, remember the golden rule (do unto others as you would want done to you). This is supposed to be fun, so have fun, be a good sport and be fair to each other!

3. In the game that the offense is trailing by three or less points or the game is tied, that game cannot end on a defensive foul unless the basket went in when the player was fouled. This is to allow the offense a chance to score without getting fouled to either tie or win the game depending on the situation. (Please make accurate passes when checking the ball into play. If the offense cannot handle the pass and time runs out they will be allowed another possession of the ball.)

4. The league supervisor is not a referee. However, the supervisor does have the authority to either sit or remove a player for being unsportsmanlike.

***Teams are responsible for providing their own game and practice balls.

View the full list of Adult Basketball Rules.

Fargo Park District Adult Basketball: Rules

National Federation High School rules will govern play with the following exceptions.

  1. Rosters – Team rosters are required to be turned in to the scorekeeper before playing your first game. A player may only be on one roster per league. The deadline for roster changes is Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Players will only be allowed to be on one roster.
  2. Each game shall consist of two twenty-minute running time halves. The clock will stop only for time outs or when stopped by the officials. The clock will stop for all dead balls, the final two minutes of each half. Halftime break is three minutes.
  3. Only team rosters, team running scores, team fouls, time-outs and personal fouls will be kept by the table official.
  4. Each team has three 45-second time-outs per game.
  5. Overtime periods are two minutes with one-45 second timeout, no carry over. The third overtime will be sudden death, the first team to score wins.
  6. A second unsportsmanlike technical foul in a game will result in ejection and suspension from that game and the next league game. If a person receives three unsportsmanlike technical fouls they will be ejected for the remainder of the season. Technical fouls may be assessed to the bench of any team whose players, coaches, or fans who are displaying poor sportsmanship.
  7. Officials may impose up to a five-minute cool down period (clocked by scorer) without a technical foul. If a player receives an unsportsmanlike technical foul, that player is required to sit for five minutes.
  8. NO DUNKING….. Anyone dunking or hanging on the rim before, during or after a game will be ejected from that game and the next league game and be held liable for any damages.
  9. Game time is forfeit time. Teams must have four players to begin a game. Warm-up balls are not provided.
  10. Jerseys – Teams are required to have like colored jerseys with numbers on at least one side, both sides are preferred.
  11. Free throw rule – The players in marked lane spaces can enter on the release of the free throw.
  12. Awards – Individual t-shirts will be awarded to league champions. Team trophies/plaques will be awarded for league tournaments.
  13. Respect – Please respect the game, your teammates, opponents and officials.

Call 701-298-6915 ext. 4 after 1:00 p.m. on Sundays, for cancellation information due to weather conditions

Fargo Park District Programs & Leagues

All Fargo Park District programs and leagues are first come first serve. Please be advised, a lot of programs and leagues fill up before the registration deadline. You cannot register for a program or league that is already full. Some programs and leagues have waitlists. If you are on a waitlist, you are NOT registered and are only contacted if a spot becomes available.