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  • TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES

    1. Players may play on only 1 team within a tournament age group but no more than two teams per event. A player’s eligibility will be based on & verified by a current report card if requested. Players may play “up” in an older age group.
    2. Regulation High School Activities Association rules will be followed with the following exceptions:
      1. Stop Clock format with a 3 minute half time. If a team is ahead by 20 points or more, the clock will continue to run until the point differential is back to
      2. Also, the clock will not stop on all technical fouls.
      3. Teams with a 20+ point lead are not allowed to press over half-court.
      4. 5-minute warm-up unless game time is over
      5. Game time is forfeit time.
      6. 2 time-outs per half. No times are carried over
    3. Tiebreaker procedure:
      1. If there is a 2-way tie based on wins-losses, then head-to-head results will be used.
      2. If there is a 3-way tie based on wins-losses, then a point differential system will be used based on the cumulative margin of victory for all games played will be used (15-points per game is maximum).
      3. If there is a 3-way tie based on wins-losses and also a subsequent 2-way tie based on the point differential system above, then head-to-head between the 2 teams will be used to determine which team gets the higher position.
    4. Overtime will be 2 minutes in length. The clock stops on all dead balls during overtime. Double overtime will be sudden death.
    5. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated from Coaches, players OR parents. The Tournament Director and/or Gym Monitor and/or Officials have the right to stop the game to remove misbehaving personnel from the gym. Anyone dismissed from a game for inappropriate behavior, will NOT be allowed back into the tournament from that point forward.
      1. NOTE: Coaches will be held accountable for the behavior of their team’s parents. If a parent’s behavior is out-of-line as determined by the Tournament Director and/or Gym Monitor and/or Officials, that team may be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament. No refunds (tour fees, entry fees, etc.) will be issued for a team that is disqualified.
    6. If you would like to contest a game (ineligible player due to grade, etc.) there is a $75 fee (non-refundable). The Tournament Director will settle all disputes and all decisions are final. You MUST let the gym monitor know immediately after your game is completed that you wish to contest the game and the reason why. The $75 fee (cash only) is due at that time, payable to the Gym Monitor. This must be done before the start of the next game (which could start with minimal warm-up time if the tournament schedule is behind).
  • Stop Clock Format

    All Games are a stop Clock Format.

  • Roster / Ball Size / Officials

    1. The roster you list on the Official games scorebook/score sheet for your FIRST game of each tournament is your roster for the weekend. Make sure to include on this first roster any player who for any reason is not playing the first game, but intends to play following games.
    2. The HOME (First team listed on the schedule) team will provide the bookkeeper as well as the game ball.  The VISITOR will provide the clock operator.  Teams may switch responsibilities at the HOME team’s discretion. The Home team wears white and is the first team listed on the schedule or the top team listed on the bracket.
    3. Ball Size
      1. Girls – 28.5” ball
      2. Boys
        1. 4th – 6th Grade Boys and all girls teams will use 28.5” ball
        2. 7th Grade & older boys will use an Official 29.5” size ball

    1. All games will be officiated by certified officials through Local Basketball Officiating Chapters through UIL.
    2. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated from Coaches, players OR parents.  The Tournament Director and/or Gym Monitor and/or Officials have the right to stop the game in order to remove misbehaving personnel from the gym.  Anyone dismissed from a game for inappropriate behavior, will NOT be allowed back into the tournament from that point forward.
      1. NOTE: Coaches will be held accountable for the behavior of their team’s parents.  If parent’s behavior is out-of-line as determined by the Tournament Director and/or Gym Monitor and/or Officials, that team may be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament.  No refunds (tour fees, entry fees, etc.) will be issued for a team that is disqualified.
    3. Each tournament site will have a Gym Monitor, please direct all questions, comments, or concerns to this individual.
    4. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the tournament facilities, unless otherwise noted.
    5. If you would like to contest a game (ineligible player due to grade, etc.) there is a $75 fee (non-refundable).  The Tournament Director will settle all disputes and all decisions are final.  You MUST let the gym monitor know immediately after your game is completed that you wish to contest the game and the reason why.  The $75 fee (cash only) is due at that time, payable to the Gym Monitor.  This must be done prior to the start of the next game (which could start with minimal warm-up time if the tournament schedule is behind).
  • Check with Gym Director with any questions or concerns.

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NCAA Certified Events

All non-playing personal on the bench must acquire a USAB Gold License to sit on the bench for open period/live events with D1 college coaches in attendance: (if you have a USAB Gold License from 2018-19, RENEW for 2019-20 using your current account…do NOT create a new account)

The USAB link to be used for renewing an existing USAB gold license or for obtaining a USAB gold license for the first time:

https://www.usab.com/youth/development/coach/process-for-becoming-a-licensed-coach.aspx

All coaches on the bench and all players must register for FREE through the NCAA BBCS website:

BBCS Registration for Coaches and Athletes
http://bbcs.ncaa.org

ECAG Users Manual for Coaches and Athletes
http://www.ncaa.org/basketballcertification

USAB Gold License registration fees:

The USAB gold license cost structure is as follows:

Jan 1-March 31, May and June 2020: $68 (plus additional background check fees if applicable)
April and July 2020 (event months): $125 (plus additional background check fees if applicable)

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