Game Rules


SIYAA Youth Sports Game Rules

All youth sports sponsored by the SIYAA follow the rule books and guidelines as published by State or National leagues for that particular sport. For example, youth baseball follows the rule book as published by the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripkin League and football is played under the North Carolina High School Football League rules.
In some cases the SIYAA may elect to modify these rules and/or add exceptions to ensure the safety of players, limit game times or other reasons.

General rules, guidelines and exceptions for each sport can be found below.
Please note that these do change from time to time and we will make every effort to keep the SIYAA Rules posted below up to date.

As a reminder, the Acknowledgement of Concussion Information for Parents & Players must be reviewed and signed by the athlete and their parents/guardians prior to the beginning of first practice. In addition, every coach must complete the computer based training (CBT) found at prior to the beginning of their first practice. When the CBT is completed, the coach will print out a copy of their certificate. The certificate will have their name and date on it to validate its currency. Once coaches have completed the training, it is good for one year from the date on the certificate. We will have to have a certificate on hand for everyone or they cannot coach. It is a requirement for all sports from the county.

CODE OF CONDUCT (Required for each players and coaches for all sports)

Basketball Rules

K-2 Beginners Basketball

Advanced K-2 Basketball–No league in 2018-2019

JV-Varsity Basketball

Cheerleading Rules

Cheerleading (K-2, JV & Varsity)

Football Rules

Mighty Mite/Rookie Rules 

JV/Varsity Rules 

T-ball Rules


Volleyball Rules

JV/Varsity Volleyball Rules