Rules and Eligibility

Grades 2nd-6th will play two 12 minute halves. Grades 7th & 8th will play two 14 minute halves. Grades 9th – 12th will play two 16 minute halvesOvertime will be 1 additional minute.

 

All girls and younger boys’ ages 8-12 (grades 2nd-6th) will play with a 28.5″ basketball, older boys ages 13-18 (grades 7th-12th) will play with a 29″ basketball.

 

Teams are allowed 4 timeouts per game (2 full & 2 thirties, 1 additional timeout awarded for overtime).

 

Each team is allowed three passes for entry into the tournament (2 coaches and 1 scorekeeper).  The 2 coaches will sit on the bench with the team and the scorekeeper will be designated to sit at the score table and keep the stats.

 

Each team is responsible for their own warm up balls. The home team will provide the game ball and be the official stat keeper.

 

20pt lead rule: If a team establishes a 20 point lead, the clock will continue to run with the exception of timeouts.

 

If a 20 point lead drops to 14, the game will resume normal clock operation.

 

30pt lead rule: Teams that are winning by 30 points can’t press full court, must pick up half court.

 

Eligibility Roster

 We will  use an age base system for 2nd grade (8u) to 8th grade (14u).  9th grade to 12th grade will be using a grade base system.

 

Examples are as follows:

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·         8u: A player can be no older than 8 on September 1, 2017.  (2nd Grade)

·         9u: A player can be no older than 9 on September 1, 2017.  (3rd Grade)

·         10u: A player can be no older than 10 on September 1, 2017. (4th Grade)

·         11u: A player can be no older than 11 on September 1, 2017.  (5th Grade)

·         12u: A player can be no older than 12 on September 1, 2017. (6th Grade)

·         13u: A player can be no older than 13 on September 1, 2017. (7th Grade)

·         14u: A player can be no older than 14 on September 1, 2017. (8th Grade)

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GRADE EXCEPTIONS:

 

·         A player who is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 16 on September 1, 2017.

·         16u/10th grade: A player can be no older than 16 on September 1, 2017. 

·         A player who is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 17 on September 1, 2017.

·         17u/11th grade: A player can be no older than 17 on September 1, 2017. 

·         A player who is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 18 on September 1, 2017.

·         18u/12th grade: A player can be no older than 19 on September 1, 2017.

·         A players who is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 19 on September 1, 2017.

 

Proof of age and report card are required at all tournaments during check in. Any player that does not have all documents will not be allowed to play in the tournament.

 

Technical Fouls will be handled as followed:

·         Player -2 Technical fouls in 1 game will result in disqualification for the remainder of the game plus a suspension from the next game. 

·         Coach -2 Technical fouls in 1 game will result in a disqualification for the remainder of the game and must leave the gym not permitted to watch. Also after first technical foul coach must sit and cannot stand remainder of game.

 

Players can play up in a tournament but not down. Players can only participate on 1 team in a tournament.

 

A player must play in at least one pool play game to be eligible to play in a bracket play.

 

Each head coach is responsible for the players, assistant coaches, scorekeeper and parents of his/her team. Any misconduct on or off the court will result in immediate dismissal and/or disqualification from the tournament. Tournament fees, entry fees or any other fees WILL NOT BE REFUNDED NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 

NOTE: The tournament director will have the last word and final decision to remove or disqualify any team.