2020 TOURNAMENT AGE/GRADE DIVISION RULES:

Ages are based on the grade players are in during the 2019-2020 school year. Age determining date is 9/1/2020

  • 9U / 3rd Grade Division:
    Players in the 3rd grade can be 9 or 10 years old, but cannot turn 11 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 4th grade who want to play down into the 3rd grade division cannot turn 10 before 9/1/2020.
  • 10U / 4th Grade Division:
    Players in the 4th grade can be 10 or 11 years old, but cannot turn 12 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 5th grade who want to play down into the 4th grade divisions cannot turn 11 before 9/1/2020.
  • 11U / 5th Grade Division:
    Players in the 5th grade can be 11 or 12 years old, but cannot turn 13 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 6th grade who want to play down into the 5th grade division cannot turn 12 before 9/1/2020.
  • 12U / 6th Grade Division:
    Players in the 6th grade can be 12 or 13 years old, but cannot turn 14 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 7th grade who want to play down into the 6th grade division cannot turn 13 before 9/1/2020.
  • 13U / 7th Grade Division:
    Players in the 7th grade can be 13 or 14 years old, but cannot turn 15 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 8th grade who want to play down into the 7th grade division cannot turn 14 before 9/1/2020.
  • 14U / 8th Grade Division:
    Players in the 8th grade can be 14 or 15 years old, but cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 9th grade who want to play down into the 8th grade division cannot turn 15 before 9/1/2020.
  • 15U / 9th Grade Division:
    Players in the 9th grade can be 15 or 16 years old, but cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 10th grade who want to play down into the 9th grade division cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2020.
  • 16U / 10th Grade Division:
    Players in the 10th grade can be 16 or 17 years old, but cannot turn 18 before 9/1/2020.
    Players in the 11th grade who want to play down into the 10th grade division cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2020.
  • 17U / Varsity Divisions: The boys’ 17U & girls’ Varsity divisions are actually “open divisions,” where unsigned seniors with remaining high school eligibility can play. However, players cannot turn 20 before 9/1/2020. Unsigned seniors can play as long as they have not committed in writing to play for a college at any level. Unsigned prep school players are also eligible to play in our tournaments. If a player has signed a letter of intent and you think they won’t qualify because of grades, they still cannot play. The tournament management has the right to exclude any senior from playing. No player who has attended junior college or college may play in this event.

TOURNAMENT RULES:

 Uniforms / Ball Size / Clock / Tie Breaker 

  • Home team is 1st team on schedule (wears light color) 
  • Game time is forfeit time, no grace period. 
  • Ball size: 28.5 Boys 9U-12U; 29.5 Boys 13U-17U (Home Team Supplies) 
  • Two (2) 20 minute running clock halves 
  • Clock stops last 10 seconds of the 1st half and the last 2 mins of the 2nd half 
  • Running clock if there is a 20-point lead 
  • After 20-point lead clock will stop only if the lead goes below 15 points 
  • Tie Breaker: #1 Head to Head; #2 Point Differential (max 13); #3 Points Allowed 

Warm Up / Timeouts / Overtime / Free Throws 

  • 3 minute warm up time before each game 
  • 3 minute half time ~ Two 30 second time-outs per half 
  • 1st overtime is 2 mins; 2nd overtime is 1 min; 3rd overtime is sudden death
  • One 30 second timeout per overtime.
  • Free throws will be 1 & 1 at 7 fouls, double bonus at 10 fouls.
  • A player fouls out on 5th personal foul. 

Technical Fouls / Ejections / Fans Conduct

  • Two technical fouls will result in automatic ejection from the game.
  • Any ejections of coaches or players will be an automatic suspension from the next game. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Any ejections of coaches or players for fighting will be an automatic ejection from the rest of the tournament. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Coaches are responsible for controlling their fans and supporters. Any problems could result in team technical fouls or game forfeiture.
  • In order to protest the eligibility of a player one of the coaches (or team mom) of the protesting team must provide a $200 deposit that will only be refunded if the protest is upheld.

Gate Admission

  • $15.00 for adults (One day tournaments)
  • $10.00 for adults per day (Two day tournaments)
  • $5.00 for seniors (Either tournament type) (65 years or older)
  • $5.00 for children (Either tournament type)
  • Ages 5 & under FREE