5v5 Basketball (Spring)
5-on-5 Basketball will be played Wednesday and Thursday nights in Soiland Gym. Join a Women's League, Men's League, or Coed League! Coed league requires at least 2 players of each gender on the court. You may play on a Coed team in addition to a Women's or Men's team.
Join the league!
Starts: February 15th
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7pm-12am
Where: Soiland Gym
Check IMLeagues for the upcoming game schedule.
- Rules & Regulations
All participants must be aware and understand the General Intramural Sports Rules and abide by the Intramural Sports Code of Conduct. Captains have the responsibility of making sure that all of the members of their team understand the General Rules, the sport specific rules, and the Code of Conduct. We encourage teams to have a team meeting before play starts.
Current National Federation of State High School Association’s Basketball Rules and interpretations shall govern play with the following modifications:
- Each roster may consist of a maximum of 12 players.
- Coed teams must have at least 2 of each gender on the court at all times. If not, they must play with 4 players.
- The game shall be played by two teams consisting of five players each with at least one member of each gender playing on each team. Games may be started with 3 players, as long as one member of each gender is present or arriving within 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the team must have at least 4 players.
- Cal Lutheran NCAA Athletes cannot play in the same Intramural Sports (ex. IM Basketball) as their Cal Lutheran NCAA Sport (NCAA Basketball); unless their Cal Lutheran NCAA athletic eligibility is done (Seniors or players who have finished their last NCAA season and have no more NCAA eligibility). Please view NCAA Eligibility for more information and appropriate forms.
- The game is played on a regulation basketball court. Two games may be played simultaneously in Soiland Recreation Center (the two outside courts). The middle court will be used for other teams to warm-up and checking in.
- All players participating must show their ID cards to check-in or they will not be allowed to participate.
- Men’s games will be played with a men’s regulation basketball. CoEd games can use a women’s ball if captains agree.
- The game will start with a jump ball between any two players at the center of the court facing their respective baskets.
- Possession will alternate between each time on jump ball situations and the start of the second half.
- Each field goal is worth two or three points depending on where the shot is taken; each free throw is worth one point. Three point arc is marked by the blue line.
- The game itself will consist of two twenty-minute halves.
- The clock is continuous except for the final two minutes of the second half only when it will stop for all fouls, violations and time-outs.
- Half-time will be three to five minutes.
- In the playoffs, if the score is tied at the end of regulation play, a three-minute overtime period will be played. Team fouls will reset in overtime. No overtime in regular season.
- Each team is permitted three time-outs per game, each one 30 seconds in length. Each team will only get one time out in any overtime period. The clock will be continuous until the last minute of overtime.
- Personal Fouls – Any player charged with a fifth personal foul shall be disqualified from the game. If this or any other type of foul results in loss of the last male or female on a team the game is forfeited.
- For each half, upon being charged with a seventh team foul, the opposing team will shoot the one-and-one bonus free throws. After ten fouls the opposing team will shoot two free throws.
- Two free throws and possession will be awarded to the opposing team for flagrant and technical fouls.
- Any player committing two technical fouls will be disqualified for the remainder of the game.
- If any player accrues three technical fouls during the season they will be disqualified from the league. If a player received two technical fouls in one game, they are ejected and must meet with administration.
AUTOMATIC EJECTIONS – Throwing any sort of punch, opened or closed fisted will result in disqualification from the league and any other intramural sports program.
- If you have any questions about a ruling, only a captain may ask a ref to explain their call, any arguing will result in a technical foul.