Tournament Rules & Procedures
The BBNZ Tournaments Policies and Procedures and Judicial Procedures have been integrated with the Basketball New Zealand Internal Regulations.
Teams entering BBNZ tournaments must abide by the rules outlined in the BBNZ Internal Regulations, FIBA Official Basketball Rules and New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council Regulations** listed below.
BBNZ Internal Regulations (895KB pdf)
FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2012 (2.34MB pdf)
**New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council regulations is for Secondary School teams only.
Association Player Transfer
Special Invitational Player
U19 National Championship Additional Team
Zone Defense Rule
As there is a general acceptance that the consistent use of zone defenses in the younger age groups adversely affects the development of both defensive and offensive skills in younger athletes, the use of zone defenses in the keyhole is banned for U13, U15 Age Groups, including Junior Secondary Schools (per BBNZ Tournament Policies & Procedures).
Note this does not include fullcourt, ¾ court or ½ court zone presses. Basic rule of thumb is that when the ball is past the centre jump circle, the defensive team must be in man-to-man. Below is the full definition.
Zone Defense Rule (369KB pdf)
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