3 on 3 Tournament Rules

HOOPS MIDWEST 3 0N 3 TOURNAMENT RULES

Prior to the Game

Each team must have four players on its roster who have registered their team by the predetermined entry deadline. Additions and/or changes to any roster must be approved by a 3 on 3 2 for 1 staff member and completed prior to the start of a team’s first game of the event. No substitutions are allowed once a team has played its first game of the event. A player is allowed to participate for only one team in each division for the duration of the tournament.

THE TEAM CAPTAIN WILL REPRESENT HIS/HER TEAM AS A SPOKESPERSON AT ALL TIMES, and must verify the score sheet has correct roster prior to each game.

A coin flip prior to the start of the game will determine which team has the initial possession.

Throw In/Starting Play

The ball must be thrown (not dribbled) in from the top of the key. First Violation: Warning from the referees. Second Violation: change of possession

Game Play

Length of Games: 10 minute halves. Running clock. 5 minute half time. No timeouts.

Overtime: If the score is tied at the end of the game a coin flip determines which team has the initial possession. The game winner is the first to score at least 1 point in the overtime period. 2nd half team fouls carry over to overtime.

No Make It Take It: The ball changes possession after each scored basket.

Stalling: No stalling is allowed. The referee may institute a 30 second shot clock at any time. After a team has been warned about stalling, failure to attempt a shot within 30 seconds will result in loss of possession.

Jump Balls: All jump balls become the possession of the defensive team.

Time Outs: There are NO timeouts.

Taking It Back: When in play, the ball must be “taken back” on each change of possession. “Taking it back” means BOTH feet must be behind the top of the key extended to each sideline. Failure to “take it back” is a violation.

Each Individual Violation: Change of Possession

Out of Bounds/Resuming Play: The ball must be “checked” every out of bounds.

Dunking: Dunking is allowed during play only. If teams/players are seen dunking during non-play, they may be disqualified from the tournament. Hanging on the rims is not allowed at any time. Participants can be held responsible for broken equipment.

Scoring: Baskets made from inside the arc count as one point. Baskets made when the shooter has BOTH FEET behind the arc count as two points. Referees will call “two points”.

Free Throws: When fouled in the act of shooting, a free throw is awarded to the fouled shooter. If the basket is not made=1 FT for 2 points. If the shot is made, then the 1 FT will count as 1 point.

Personal Fouls: There will be no personal fouls recorded.

RECORDED TEAM FOUL #                     RESULT (for team that was fouled)

Team Fouls 1 through 5                         Check ball from top of key, unless fouled in the act of shooting

Team Fouls 6-9                                       One free throw for 1 point

Team Fouls 10+                                       One free throw for 2 points

Team Fouls will reset after each half

All intentional fouls will be called by the referee and result in one free throw for the player fouled AND his/her team retaining possession. An intentional foul is a personal or technical foul designed to stop or keep the clock from starting, to neutralize an opponent’s obvious advantageous position, contact away from the ball, or when not playing the ball. It may or may not be premeditated and is not based on the severity of the act.

Tournament Administration

Any questions or disputes will be discussed only with the team captain. Disputes will not be heard after the game has been completed.

3 on 3 2 for 1 staff reserves the right to disqualify any team for infractions of the following policies:

Use of illegal players: the players listed on the roster at the time an entry form is submitted are the only players eligible without the consent of the 3 on 3 2 for 1 staff. The staff reserves the right to request identification from players at any time during the tournament. All participants are encouraged to bring age/grade verification to the tournament.

False information: Information provided on your registration form is the basis for division breakdowns. Any false information is grounds for disqualification

Unnecessary vulgarity or abusive conduct: Good sportsmanship is expected. ANY PLAYER THAT IS EJECTED FROM A GAME WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DURATION OF THE TOURNAMENT.

This is a family event. No profanity or abusive behavior toward officials, tournament staff, or each other will be tolerated from players or fans. Players/fans violating this rule will be ejected for the duration of the tournament. Unruly fan or player behavior may also result in games being stopped and potential forfeit if deemed necessary. If a fan or parent is ejected from the tournament, the player or child associated with the fan or parent will be ejected as well for the duration of the tournament. If an entire team is ejected, there will be no refund of tournament entry fees.

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