In General when it comes to timeouts skill levels 3 and below get 2 times outs in normal league play. When it comes to regionals and above this is usually cut down to 1 time out for everyone to ensure play moves along at a steady pace.
Average shots should take about 20 seconds with shots that require some thought around 45 seconds max. Timeouts should be kept around a minute in time but I have seen some league operators put a time limit of two and a half minutes on a time out. I have seen people sometimes take a 5 to 6 minute time out and this is a little uncalled for. It slows down the match and puts people at a disadvantage as they are usually waiting around to shoot. I remember one time in states where this person was going on 6 minutes for a timeout. His response was, we did not do this for your times outs. Our response was we don;t take 5 minute time outs. He proceeded to exchange some words that were inappropriate and some banter proceeded from this. It felt good when I played this gentleman next in the 5th and final match and proceeded to send him home with his tail between his legs.
Now new players even though males start out as a 4 they are still given the courtesy of 2 time outs. As they are new to the league this can help them get acquainted to the league for their first night of play. This is one rule that I sometimes forget and need to remember that people starting out should be given the chance to learn and grow from the experience. League play is to be enjoyed by all and sometimes that extra timeout can allow the person to feel more comfortable in play.
So remember that you where new at one point and make them feel welcome in the league. Being a good sport goes a long way in making league be a fun time for all.