50 Min/55 Min Rules
Game Rules: ALL CIF rules w/ ten(10) second backcourt violation for both Boys/Girls. Five(5) Second closely guarded rule will be in effect for both Boys/Girls. 6th Grade Boys and older will use 29.5 regulation men’s basketball unless agreed upon by both teams to use the 28.5 basketball. All girls’ games will use 28.5 regulation woman’s basketball. Teams will shoot bonus at One (1) and One (1) at (10) team fouls. The scoreboard score is final (not the book).
14 minute stop clock per half – If a team is up by 15 or more points in the second half the clock runs until the lead is LESS than 10 points.
Overtime – An overtime period will consist of two (2) minutes of regulation play. The first minute the clocks run. After two (2) overtimes consisting of two (2) minutes, there will be a one (1) minute, with the clock stopping in the last ten (10) seconds of the period. One (1) additional time out will be granted per overtime period. Timeouts DO NOT carry over into overtime.
Timeouts – Each team will have THREE (3) timeouts per game.
Warm-ups and half time MAY BE LIMITED due to time restraints.
Jersey – All teams must wear a basketball jersey uniform; shorts and tennis shoes. The Home team is the second team listed (Visitor vs. Home) and must wear white or light-colored jersey.
1) Final standings in each pool/round robin will be determined by the win/loss record.
2) Two-way ties are determined by head to head.
3) In the case of a three-way tie, the team with the most points +/- 15 points
is declared the top team. The team with the next most points is declared second and the team with the third-most points is declared third.
4) Point totals from all games between tied teams will be counted only.
5) CONTINUING THREE-WAY TIE BREAKERS:
a) If a three-way tie remains after the tiebreaker, the “least points scored against” will be used.
b) If a three-way tie remains, the "most points scored" will be used.
c) If a three-way tie remains, a coin flip will be used. First Flip: 3 coins tossed and odd team out.
Second Flip: 1 coin used.
Challenges – All Challenges must be made BEFORE the game starts. Challenges will not be accepted after the game starts. Challenges can only be made by THE COACH, NOT A FAN/PARENT. If the challenger is correct, the player or team may be disqualified from the tournament. Once the challenge has been made, the proof of burden is on the challenged coach. The challenged coach must show proof (a school photo ID or class photo/yearbook.) Report cards and Birth certificates will be challenged by referees at random. There will be no charge for challenges.
Playing On More Than One Team - Players cannot play in the same division, nor can they play down in the same division. This will not be tolerated. High School Elite players cannot play on two teams. To play on Sunday a player must have played on Saturday. Players must have their names on the roster in order to play on Saturday. The opposing coach must protest at the start of the game. (Exceptions to these rules may be allowed if arranged in advance with the tournament director).
All Players must be on Rosters and Scoresheet prior to the beginning of the game. If you are not on the roster and on the score sheet and played the game it is an automatic forfeit. If you are on the roster and is added to the game after the game has begun, it is a technical foul. A player cannot play in two simultaneously schedule games. Therefore, a player playing for 2 teams has 2 12 pm games, the player is required to start and finish the same game. A player can not play in 2nd game if one game finishes 1st. Automatic forfeited.
Conduct – All coaches are responsible for the behavior of their team, parents, and all bench personnel. There will be only one (1) coach allowed to stand on the sideline. Any misbehavior or misconduct, on or off the court, will be subject to individual and/or team disqualification from the tournament. Coaches/Directors are responsible for parents/fans conduct. Spectators are subject to be ejected for misconduct. NO REFUNDS will be given for admission or tournament fees.
Any Championship games that are called because of players,’ fans, or coaches’ misconduct will not be awarded trophies or awards.
All protest will be heard by the tournament director. All decisions made by the director are final.
ANY COACH, PARENT OR FAN WHO THREATENS AN OFFICIAL OR ANY STAFF MEMBER WILL BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR.
ANY PARENT OR PLAYER WHO GETS INTO AN ALTERCATION WITH AN OFFICIAL OR ANY STAFF MEMBER WILL BE ARRESTED ON SITE.