NBBFs general rules apply with these exceptions:

- Playing time U13 and up: 2 x 12 minutes, running time. Clock stops during free-throws.

  • Last 2 minutes of the game: Stoppage time if the score is within 8 points of each other, else running time.

- Playing time U10 and U12: 4 x 5 minutes, running time (stoppage time last 2 minutes if the score is within 4 points).

- Substitutions are continuous. No need to wait for a dead ball situation. Subs are to be made in own team's bench area.

- Four (4) personal fouls (no PF in U11 and U12).

- Six (6) team fouls (no TF in U11 and U12).

- 1 time out per period (unused time outs do not carry over to the next period), U12: 1 time out total in 1st and 2nd period, 1 time out total in 3rd and 4th period.

- Referees administer the shot clock

- No zone defense in categories U16 and under

- No screen on the ball in U14 and under

- All made shots are worth 2 points in U14 and under (with the exception of free throws).

- In case of ties and the end of game there will be an additional 2 minute extra period. In case of a tie at the end of the extra period, there shall be another extra period decided by "sudden death". This second extra period will start with a tip-off mid court.

Age groups Pirates Cup 2024:

G is for the Norwegian "gutter" (boys), while J is for the Norwegian "jenter" (girls)

U11 , players born 2013 or younger

U12 , players born 2012 or younger

U13 , players born 2011 or younger

U14 , players born 2010 or younger

U15 , players born 2009 or younger

U16 , players born 2008 or younger

U17 , players born 2007 or younger

U19 , players born 2005 or younger

Senior series is open to any age, limited participation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case of less than 4 teams in an age group, that age group will be combined with another. We will try our best to hold a final between the teams in an age group regardless of it being combined with another

Apart from the possible combination of U17->U19, we will not combine 3 age groups into one category.

Please keep this in mind when registering teams in these age groups.

Overage players:

You may apply to use overage players in an age group. You are allowed a maximum of one (1) overage player per team. The application must be evaluated before this player is approved.

Several teams:

In case a club has several teams in the tournament, a player may play on several teams as long as they are not in the same age group, the player is eligible to play in that age group and it doesn't lead to an organizational problem during scheduling.

Players may not play for several clubs in the tournament, nor are they allowed to play on several teams in the same age group.


Protest may be handed to the secretariat during the cup. You must pay a partially-refundable protest fee of 1000 NOK when handing in a protest. A committee will form a swift decision on the protest and all teams involved will be informed through the proper channels.

In case of edits to these rules, the participating teams shall be informed through e-mail.