TOURNAMENT RULES

  ***DIVISIONS ARE BASED ON THE AGE THAT A PLAYER WILL BE ON AUGUST 31, 2018***

ROSTER FORM

Please print a Tournament Roster Form, fill it out completely and bring it with you to the sign-in table at least 30 minutes prior to your first game. 

PROTESTS

*** EACH TEAM SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE PROPER DOCUMENTATION ***

We take pride in providing a safe, fun, fair and competitive environment for teams to compete in.  

We offer a "FREE AGE/GRADE PROTEST" policy to support our commitment to maintain the integrity of our tournaments!

*** PROOF OF AGE/GRADE ***All Coaches/Team Coordinators must have proper documentation for their players (birth certificates and/or report cards) with them at the tournament. Teams who are unable to provide proof of age/grade for their players, risk the forfeiture of their games.

Only head coaches are allowed to challenge the legitimacy or eligibility of an opposing player. Fans, parents, and assistant coaches are not allowed to make an official protest. All protests must be filed before the game, at halftime or immediately after a game. But, NEVER during the game.

The team who is protesting must also be able to provide proof of age/grade for their players. 

In the event that a player is challenged, the team being protested must be able to provide proof of age/grade for any player(s) being questioned.  If the team is unable to provide the proper documentation (a birth certificate and/or report card) the result will be the forfeit of the game(s) in which the player participated in.
NOTE: We reserve the right to ask a protested player for their name, age, birth date and grade to confirm that it matches their documents.

If you have any issues with the table, refs or other teams, please send your assistant coach to get the tournament director at the facility. We will not talk to parents about any issues, except for equipment failure or injuries.

SCORE KEEPERS

We will provide a scorekeeper/foul tracker for each game.  However, it is encouraged that each team also provides their own scorekeeper/foul tracker to ensure that the scores and stats are accurate.

GAME RULES

 HOME TEAM WEARS LIGHT COLORED JERSEYS & AWAY TEAM WEARS DARK COLORED JERSEYS.  

HOME TEAM ALSO PROVIDES THE GAME BALL.

Selected Premier Tournaments will have a stop clock format

o 14 minute halves - Clock stops on all whistles.

o Running clock if a team has a 25 (or more) point lead

o Stop clock resumes if the score is within 15 points

o Timeouts- 2 per half (Timeouts do not carry over)

o Overtime- 1st OT 2:00 (stop clock). 1 full timeout.

o 2nd OT sudden death (no timeout in sudden death).

o No shot clock but 10 second back court violation.

Overtime- 1st OT 2:00 (stop clock). 1 full timeout. 2nd OT sudden death (no timeout in sudden death).

2nd OT sudden death (no timeout in sudden death).

FOULS

    o  7 Team Fouls = 1 and 1; 10 Team Fouls = 2 shots

    o  Player is disqualified after 5 personal fouls

•                Technical fouls count as personal fouls

    o  Player or coach is disqualified after 2nd technical foul

    o  Technical fouls result in (2) shots and the ball

•                Free throws

    o  Players can enter the lane when the ball is released.

Players may not wear jewelry, bracelets, earrings, watches or similar items.

BALL SIZE

    o  3rd – 6th  - 28.5

    o  7th – 12th - 29.5

TIE BREAKERS

                 1. Head to Head

                 2. Margin of Victory (15 points max per game)                 

                 3. Least points allowed.

                 4. Total points scored

ALL OTHER AAU RULES APPLY

DISORDERLY OR HOSTILE BEHAVIOR

•         Any abuse of officials is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

•         Any player, spectator, or coach involved in fighting, threatening or hostile behavior towards any person, on or off the court, shall be suspended for all remaining games and shall not be allowed to participate in all future tournaments.

•         Any onlooker involved in fighting, threatening or hostile behavior towards another person shall not be allowed in or around any gym or future tournaments.

•         No profanity will be allowed from spectators, players or coaches.

•         Any spectator causing a problem will be asked to leave the gym, by lead official or tournament director.

•         If that person does not leave immediately, police will be called.

Tournament Director has the right to modify tournament rules and regulations to best meet the needs of ALL TEAMS participating in our tournaments.