Office Closure Announcement

In accordance with the Governors of Minnesota & Wisconsin and their Executive Orders, the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services(MYAS)/Wisconsin Sports Services (WSS)/Trusted Coaches offices will remain closed in order to support the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The members of the MYAS/WSS/Trusted Coaches staff, have been successfully working remotely for the past two weeks and are available to assist you as needed. All staff have been and will continue to monitor their emails throughout this office closure.

Please refer to the staff directory portion of each website: MYAS  -  WSS

While we have closed our businesses to the general public, we remain ready to provide you quality customer service, assist and answer any questions that you may have.

Our organization will be determining status of suspended and cancelled events on Monday, March 30, 2020. More information will be communicated to those participants/teams during the week of April 6th.

Please continue to follow heed of the guidelines and recommendations that are available from the CDC and the state agencies about COVID-19 in order to keep you and your family safe at this time. #stayhomemn  #SaferAtHome 

Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


MYAS Winter Basketball

These are the rules that MYAS will use for our events.
We encourage the association run tournaments to adopt these rules.


Half-Court Defense

Full-Court Defense


Person-to-Person Only
No Double Teaming/Trapping

Not Allowed
Must Drop Back to Half Court


Person-to-Person Only
No Double Teaming/Trapping

Person-to-Person Only
No Double Teaming/Trapping


No Restrictions

No Restrictions


No Restrictions

No Restrictions


In an attempt to clarify some established rules, it has been determined that we add language consistent with the guidelines set forth by USA Basketball. The following is USA Basketball’s definitions for Player-to-Player Defense, Pressing Defense and Double-Team.

USA Basketball Youth Development Guidelines


  1. Player-to-Player Defense –
    • Each player is responsible for guarding and moving with one offensive player.  This requires the defensive player to move according to the offensive player’s movements with or without the ball.
    • The defensive player must stay on the same side of the court as the offensive player, divided by the rim line.
    • If an offensive player with the ball advances past their defensive player, another defender may rotate to guard that offensive player.
  2. Pressing Defense – Defensive guarding, either on or off the ball, within the backcourt
  1. Double-Team – Two or more defensive players guarding a single offensive player

The “spirit of the rule” is to allow players to develop and learn the game of basketball.

Changes and highlights to the playing rules were determined by the MYAS Basketball Advisory Committee.

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