Amateur basketball includes everything from college basketball to city programs that introduce the game to young kids. The rules in place in middle schools, AAU basketball and recreational leagues all follow the guidelines put in place for the college and high school games. The regulation basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. The free-throw line is 15 feet from the rim, and the lane area is 12 feet wide by 19 feet deep.
Basketball: Rules and regulations of the game
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Rules and Regulations
The rules of basketball are the rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball. While many of the basic rules are uniform throughout the world, variations do exist. In January 15, , James Naismith published his rules for the game of "Basket Ball" that he invented:  The original game played under these rules was quite different from the one played today as there was no dribbling, dunking, three-pointers, or shot clock , and goal tending was legal. Naismith's original manuscript of the rules of basketball, one of the most expensive manuscripts in existence , is publicly displayed at the University of Kansas. Naismith's original rules did not specify how many players were to be on the court.
Two teams of maximum 12 players, with a maximum of five players of each team on the court at any time. If the scores are tied, overtime periods of five minutes will be played until one team has more points than the other at the end of the 5-minute period. The ball may either be passed from one player to another, or dribbled by a player from one point to another bounced while walking or running. Once the team in possession of the ball has passed the half-court line, it may not cross back over the line with the ball.