TOURNAMENT RULES

Normal high school rules apply.  

Home teams wears light colored jerseys.  Away teams wear dark colored jerseys. 

DIVISIONS ARE BASED ON THE AGE THAT A PLAYER WILL BE ON AUGUST 31ST OF THE END OF THE CURRENT SEASON (SEPTEMBER TO AUGUST) .

(i.e. – Based on the current season (September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016) – If a player turns 12 years old on or before August 31, 2016, the player qualifies for the 12U division.  If a player turns 13 years old on September 1, 2016, the player also qualifies for the 12U division.  A player who turns 13 years old, on or before August 31, 2016, should play in the 13U division as the player does not qualify to play 12U.)

Scorekeepers: 

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

Game Rules:

If games are running early and each team has enough players to start, the game can begin early but only if both coaches agree.

    o  20 minute halves-  Clock stops in the last 2:00 of the game only *

* Game clock will continue to run in the last 2 minutes of the game if one team has a 20 point or greater lead. 

Dream Catchers Tournaments will have a running 20 min clock

    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.

Fouls:

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

    o  Player is disqualified after 5 personal fouls

    o  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.

Tie Break

1. Head to Head

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

3. Least points allowed.

4. Total points scored

** If there are three or more teams with the same win/loss records, the tie breaker will be Margin of Victory.

Ball size:

Boys

    o  3rd Grade (9U) through 5th Grade (11U)  – 28.5

    o  6th Grade (12U) through 12th Grade (HS Varsity) – 29.5

Girls

    o  All Grades – 28.5

 

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

 Disorderly or Hostile Behavior

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

    o  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.

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

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

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

    o  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.