2nd Annual Flint's Finest Hoops Tournament Rules PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:49

2nd Annual Flint's Finest Hoops Classic Rules

 

The National High School Federation Rules and Regulations (NHSF) will apply to all games with the following exceptions.

 

All games will be played as follows:

  • Grades 7 & 8 will consist of two 20 minute halves and will use a regulation size basketball.
  • Grades 3 thru 6 will consist of two 20 minute halves and will use the 28.5 intermediate size balls.

 

II. No game will start before the scheduled time unless both coaches agree. There

will be a minimum of a 5 minute warm-up period. Halftime will be 3 minutes

unless both coaches agree to start earlier.

 

III. Timeouts will be 2 full time outs per half

 

 

IV. Overtime:

  • 3 minutes for Grade School (grades 3 thru 6)
  • 4 minutes for Middle and High School (grades 7 thru 11)

 

V. The clock will stop the last 15 seconds of the first half and the last 1 minute of the second half

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VI. Two (2) direct technical fouls during a game on a player, coach, or team

representative will result in their disqualification for the next game of the

tournament. Fighting and gross unsportsmanlike behavior can be more than one

game and is at the discretion of the Tournament Director and / or State Director.

 

VII. Each team is responsible for their warm-up and game balls and or any other items

brought into the game.

 

VIII. If a team forfeits two games by not participating; the team will be disqualified

from the event and cannot participate in bracket / tournament play.

 

Roster Rules:

  1. Rosters are allowed a maximum of fifteen (15) players.
  2. Proof of age and grade is required for all players on roster. Acceptable proofs of age are; clean photocopies of birth certificates, adoption papers, or immigration papers. Proof of grade is a clean copy of any report card of the current school year or school document that indicates current grade level. Teams are required to have proof of age and grade upon check-in and throughout the tournament It must be presented to  tournament director upon request.
  3. No roster additions will be permitted after the team has begun play of its first tournament game within any tournament.

National Basketball Rules (Page Two) (Effective September 1, 2011)

Grade / Age Divisions:

USSSA is grade based with age parameters and limitations determined by birth dates that allow players in each division to compete against other players currently at the same grade / age level. A player may qualify under the age exception rule if they have been advanced in grade due to academic excellence or parental preference. The following guide determines all eligible ages at grade levels.

 

Boys & Girls

3rd Grade - An athlete must be in the 3rd grade or below for the 2011-12 school year

and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2012.

Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 10 before September 1, 2012.

 

4th Grade - An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below for the 2011-12 school year

and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2012.

Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 11 before September 1, 2012.

 

5th Grade - An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below for the 2011-12 school year

and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2012.

Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 12 before September 1, 2012.

 

6th Grade - An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below for the 2011-12 school year

and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2012.

Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 13 before September 1, 2012.

 

7th Grade - An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below for the 2011-12 school year

and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2012.

Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 14 before September 1, 2012.

 

8th Grade - An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below for the 2011-12 school year

and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2012.

Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 15 before September 1, 2012.

 

 

Tie- Breakers:

 

  • Two Teams Tied: Head-to-head result.
  • Three or more teams: Point Differential System will be used. Teams will receive a point differential per game up to a maximum of plus 15 points for a win and a maximum of minus 15 points for loss. The team not involved in the tiebreaker will have its games eliminated. The team with the highest point total will win the tiebreaker and the second highest number will be seeded second, etc. If two teams are tied with points, then revert back to head-to-head. If there are still three teams tied, the team with the fewest points allowed in ALL games played in pool play wins. A forfeit is scored as a 15-0 game.

Fouls

7 team fouls - 1 and 1

No double bonus

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