Each Team is responsible for being at the venue at least 30 minutes before their scheduled game for check in etc. Games will consist of 2 20 minute halves. The game clock will start immediately at game time. Teams will have until 10 minutes in the first half to avoid a forfeit. At least 4 players & a coach must be present to start a game. There will be warm up before the game and 2 minutes at halftime break.
Player Fouls Out- 5 Fouls
Two technical fouls will result in the ejection of player/coach and suspension in the following game.
1-1 Bonus- 7th Team Fouls
Double Bonus- 10th Team Foul
Two 30 second timeouts per half (No timeouts from the 1st half can carry over to the 2nd half). One Timeout in Overtime.
Overtime will last 2 minutes (running clock). Double Overtime will be sudden death/ 2 minutes (running clock). No timeouts after the first overtime. After 2 minutes of sudden death (first to score), the game will end in a tie.
The 28.5 official game basketball size for 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, & 12u
The 29.5 official game basketball size for 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u & 17u
Each team must have a Home & Away jersey (light and dark). Home team will be the light uniform and Away will be dark. Home team will provide the game ball.
If a team is ahead by 20 points or more the clock will turn into a running clock under 2 minutes in the game. If the lead drops below 20 points normal rules (stopped clock) will resume under 2 minutes in the second half. All games will be completely played out no matter the score.
Per new adjustments due to Covid-19, each team will be given 2-minutes to warm up before each game. Home team is responsible for supplying the game ball. Each team is responsible for cleaning the bench area after the game has ended.
Any player ejected from a game will be suspended the very next game (NO Exceptions). Any player(s) involved in or ejected for fighting will be suspended the remainder of the tournament.
Birth Certificates or ID:
All teams must have a copy of each player's birth certificate with them during the entire tournament for both safety & verification purposes if needed. We recommend parents give a copy of their child's birth certificate to their coach.
Age Challenges & Protests:
A protest of a particular player must be made by the opposing team (not including parents or fans) prior to the start of the game. Teams must submit a protest fee of $100. The $100 will be refunded if the protest is upheld and the player is found to be ineligible and/or if eligibility cannot be verified. Funds are forfeited if the protest is not upheld. Teams being protested must produce a legal birth certificate and/or form of ID showing the players date of birth for the player being challenged. Failure to produce the proper documentation will result in an automatic player disqualification for that particular player from any further games within the tournament.
NOTE: No player may be allowed to play on two separate teams/organizations and participate in the same event in the same division. A player that plays on two teams can only play up in another age division. A player that plays on the two teams for the same organization (within the same age group) is not allowed.
Tie Breaker Criteria (In Order):
- Won-Loss Record
- Head to Head Competition
- Point System (Margin Of Victory…plus/minus)- Any team winning by more than 15 points will only be awarded 15 points for the victory. For example, if your team wins by 22 points you still will be rewarded only 15 points.
- Least Amount of Points allowed in Pool Play
- Coin Flip
Players are encouraged to bring their own water, basketball, towel.
Jerseys must have numbers on the back.
Any rules not mentioned above will be worked out fairly at the discretion of the Event Director.
Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated!!! A referee may remove players from the game or tournament for inappropriate behavior. We are here for the kids. Do not allow or condone poor sportsmanship. This includes coaches and parents!!!
$10 DAILY PASS
KIDS(5 & Under) - FREE