FIBA Rules

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 2014'. Links appear below for rules documents in use by SJABO.

NLBA Rules

The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association adapts some rules for local play. This is somtimes 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.


While we endeavour to keep our links and documents up to date, we cannot be responsible for external content. Click any of the headings below to view or download the associated document.

Official Basketball Rules 2017

Official Basketball Equipment 2017

Summary of Rule Changes 2017

FIBA Rules - Official Interpretations Oct 2017 (valid 1 Feb 2018)

CABO Case Book 2016

NLBA 2016 Minor Rulebook

NLBA 2016 Game Modification Chart

NLBA Defence Handout

NLBA 2016 Rule Changes