May 7-8, 2016

Tournament Rules

Grade 4th will play 14 minute stop clock halves
Grades 5th through HS will play 16 minute stop clock halves
Divisions of play are based on the athlete's current grade in school (ie. 5th grade)
Each age group will use the following size ball:

  • Boys 6th grade and younger will use a 28.5 size ball
  • Boys 7th grade and older will use 29.5 size ball
  • All Girls divisions will use a 28.5 size ball


We will follow NFHS & VHSL rules unless outlined below:

Free Throws will be played on the release per the NFHS rules
Each team is allotted 4-30 second timeouts per game. No limit on how many of a team’s 4 timeouts they use in each half. Timeouts do NOT carry over to any OT periods.
All divisions will use the regulation free-throw line

For grade 4 - If a team is up by 15 points or more during the 2nd half; the clock will continue to run (except during a timeout) until the team brings the point spread inside 15 points. Further a team cannot press if up by 15 points or more at any point in the game.
For 5th grade and above - If a team is up by 20 points or more during the 2nd half; the clock will continue to run (except during a timeout) until the team brings the point spread inside 20 points. Further a team cannot press if up by 20 points or more at any point in the game.
First OT = 3 minutes with 1 timeout (no carry over from regulation). Second OT period will be 1 minute in length with 1 timeout (no carry over from prior OT periods or regulation). Any 3rd OT period will be sudden death, first team to SCORE 2 points, there is no time on the clock for a 3rd OT period. Each team is allotted one timeout in the 3rd OT period.
Only the Head Coach may stand and interact with officials

Head Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their bench personnel, players and spectators and for cleaning up their bench after each game and disposing of any/all trash

All players must have a numbered  jersey
There is a limit to 3 bench personnel (1 head and 2 assistants)
The Home team is the team listed FIRST or TOP on the schedule, will wear white and provide both the game ball and score keeper
The Visiting team is the team listed SECOND or BOTTOM on the schedule, will wear dark and provide the time keeper
This is about the players and kids playing the game!!Coaches are responsible for the conduct of those on their bench, assistant coaches, players, and spectators. A player or coach receiving two technical fouls during the course of the tournament will serve a one game suspension. A player or coach receiving a 3rd technical foul during the course of the tournament will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Any player/coach ejected from a game will serve a one game suspension. Any player/coach ejected a 2nd time will be removed from the tournament.
Any issue that should arise that is not outlined in the rules stated above will be addressed accordingly by the Tournament Director or his appointee.

"Protect the Rep!"