Tournament Rules

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OFFICIAL HOOPS MIDWEST RULES 2017

LENGTH OF GAMES & BALLS USED

K-1…..14 Minute Halves…Girl’s ball for all
2-5…..16 Minute Halves…Girl’s ball for all
6-8…..18 Minute Halves…Girl’s: Girl’s Ball  Boys: Boy’s Ball
9-12…..18 Minute Halves…Girl’s: Girl’s Ball  Boys: Boy’s Ball

Games will feature a running clock.  The clock will stop during technical fouls as well as  regular  and injury time outs.  The clock will stop the final 2 minutes of the 2nd half unless a team has a 20 point lead.   Officials may stop the clock at their discretion.

                                                        SPECIFIC RULES

  1. All parents and coaches must sign a roster/waiver to participate.
  2. Players must be in their current grade (division) or below. 
  3. No pressing in 3rd grade until the final 2 minutes of each half.  Teams may “pick up” at half court at other times.  No pressing if lead is 20 or more in any division.  If a division is combined (i.e. 3rd and 4th) rules for the older division will be utilized.
  4. Each team is allowed 3-:30 Timeouts per game.  These can be used at any time.
  5. Game time is forfeit time unless the director approves a delay.
  6. Jerseys must be of matching color and contain at least a number on back.
  7. OVERTIME:  2 Minutes, clock stops in final minute.  1 timeout per team.  NO CARRYOVER TIMEOUTS. Overtimes will continue until we have a winner.
  8. Each team must provide an adult scorekeeper at the score table.
  9. Divisions may be combined at the Tournament Director’s discretion.
  10. All games will be officiated by State Certified Officials.
  11. Good sportsmanship is expected from all coaches and spectators.  Hoops Midwest reserves the right to remove unruly spectators from facilities without refund.
  12. Only 2 coaches are allowed on the bench!  Only the head coach may stand to coach!
  13. Any coach receiving multiple technical fouls may be removed from the tournament at director’s discretion.  Players receiving multiple technical will be suspended for 1 game.
  14. Medals will be awarded to all division winners and 2nd place teams. 3rd place medals will be awarded on a case by case basis.  Battle Series and other 2-day events include team plaques & individual awards.
  15. Tie Breakers:  In the event of a 2 way tie the head to head winner will prevail.  In the event of a 3 way tie, point differential  (+/- 15 max per game), followed by defensive points allowed shall determine the winner.  Second position of the three shall be determined based upon head to head between the other 2 teams.
  16. All rules regarding play not addressed herein shall be according to NFHS Rules.

 

 

It is our intention to provide a quality event for your players.

Please direct questions to Mike Edwards or Steve Reith.

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