FIBA Rules - New Rules for 2018

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is the world basketball governing body. FIBA publishes the rule set that governs all aspects of the game Internationally. The primary rule set used by SJABO training is the 'Official Basketball Rules 2018'.

NLBA Rules

The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association adapts some rules for local play. This is sometimes to create a fair play environment at the minor basketball levels. NLBA documents can be downloaded below or from the NLBA website.

Rules Interpretation

Gerard Brien acts on bahalf of NABO as the Provincial Interpreter. Gerard is active in any situations where a clarification or application of any rule is requested.


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Official Basketball Rules 2018

Official Basketball Equipment 2018

Summary of Rule Changes 2018

FIBA Rules - Official Interpretations

NLBA 2018-19 Minor Rulebook

NLBA 2018 Minor School Tournament Changes

NLBA Game Modification Chart

NLBA Defence Handout