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HoopSeen Elite Tournament Rules

HoopSeen Elite Tournament Rules

HoopSeen Elite Tournament Rules & Regulations

These rules are for all of our non-Ga Cup events, including all Jam's, Tip-Off's, Her Story Classic, All In Invitational. Bob Gibbons, Best of the South and Grassroots Basketball Finale

The National High School Federation Rules and Regulations apply to all games with the following exceptions:

  1. Game Rules
    • No game may begin before the scheduled start time unless approved by the tournament director
    • Each team will be given four minutes to Warm-up. (Subject to change based on game start time)
    • Regulation time
      1. 8th/14U & Older: Two 16 minute halves
      2. 7th/13U & Younger: Two 14 minute halves
      3. Clock stops on all whistles
    • Halftime will be three minutes (Subject to change)
    • Each team will have two full timeouts and two 20-second timeouts per game. 
    • First overtime will be two minutes. Second overtime will be sudden death or first team to score wins.
      1. One 20 second timeout will be added for each OT. Timeouts DO NOT roll over
    • Each team is responsible for their warm-up balls home team provides game ball
    • Top Team/First team listed on the schedule is the home team and wears the light color jersey
    • Fouls
      1. One and One at 7 fouls, double bonus at 10 fouls in each half
      2. Intentional fouls will be an automatic 2 points, plus possession
    • Grace Period: Teams will be given a 10 minute grace period (Subject to change by tournament director) to arrive after the official game start time. Teams that show up after the game start time will forfeit. Only 1 grace period will be allowed per event.
    • Mercy Rule: Once a team is ahead by 25 points in the 2nd half the clock will run continuously except during timeouts and injuries. If the point differential drops below 20, the clock will return to normal
  2. Roster Rules
    • Rosters are allowed a maximum of fifteen (15) players
    • Proof of age and grade is required for all players on roster.
      1. Acceptable proofs of age are:
        1. clean photocopies of birth certificates
        2. adoption papers
        3. immigration papers
      2. Proof of grade is a clean copy of any report card of the current school year or school document that indicates current grade level. 
      3. Teams are required to provide proof of age and grade at check­in and throughout the tournament. It also must be presented to the tournament director upon request. 
      4. A player may only play on 1 team in a specific age group. A player CAN play for 2 teams in separate age groups as long as he meets eligibility requirements (ex. 7th grader playing 7th/13U and 8th/14U
    • Coaches are responsible for the team meeting all eligibility requirements. If a player is found to be ineligible prior to the start of a sanctioned competition, the player will be expelled and the team will continue. After competition starts, if a player is found to be ineligible, he/she will be expelled and the team will forfeit all games in which the player’s name or number appeared on the official score sheet. Coaches who falsify documents will be suspended for the remainder of the season.
      1. No roster additions will be permitted after the team has begun play of its first tournament game within any tournament. The roster given at Check-In must include ALL players who are playing on the team at ANY point in the weekend.
      2. A team may have no more than 3 bench personnel including managers or scorekeepers. All bench personnel must have their coaching credentials visible at all times while in the bench area. 3 Coaching passes will be given out at check-­in and must be worn on the wrist for the entire weekend.
  3. Age/Grade Requirements
    • HoopSeen Events follow US Amatuer Basketball age/grade requirements and can be found HERE.
  4. Uniform Requirements
    • Player jerseys must have visible numbers on them. Preferred on the front and back. Numbers may be from 00-99
    • Teams must have dark and light jersey
    • Home team wears light and visitors wear dark jersey
    • It is recommended that teams always bring both jerseys to a game
  5. Protests
    • The team’s Head Coach or the Club Director are the only people who can file a protest
    • All roster protests must be filed in writing accompanied by a $100.00 protest fee (refundable if the protest is upheld) and evidence of ineligibility with the Tournament Director PRIOR to protested game. If the protest is valid, the protested team forfeits all previous games. (See roster rules for acceptable proof of age and grade). We check all rosters, grade reports, and birth certificates at the beginning of each event. Protester must provide evidence of ineligibility. 
    • All non-roster protest must be filed in writing within one (1) hour of the conclusion of the contest and must be accompanied by a $100.00 protest fee (refundable if protest is upheld). Official’s calls are not grounds for a protest. Table Scoresheets are official scoring.
    • Tournament Directors ruling on protest are final
  6. 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 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 the teams are still 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
  7. Sportsmanship and Unsportsmanlike Conduct Procedures
    • Players, coaches, team representatives, spectators, and all other persons connected directly or indirectly with a team, as well as contest officials, shall adhere to the principles of good sportsmanship and the ethics of competition before, during and after all contests in which they participate and/or attend. Each participating team and its head coach shall be held strictly accountable for unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of its players, coaches and spectators. 
    • A player, coach, team representative or spectator who commits an act of malicious and hateful nature toward a contest official, opponent or any other person attending a tournament shall be guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct. This includes the use of profane language.
    • If contestants participate in a bench and/or a bleacher-­clearing fight, both teams will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament. This includes players (on the bench) coming off the bench and onto the court during any altercation.
    • Two (2) direct technical fouls or an ejection 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.
    • The player, coach, team representative, or spectator that is disqualified during the course of the game must immediately leave the competition area where he/she is not visible to the athletes, officials, or other spectators and must not have any further contact with or give instruction to athletes or other members of their staff for the remainder of the contest
    • A player, coach, team representative or spectator that is suspended may not be present in the competition area during the game. 
    • A spectator that is removed/ejected from the game by any official or staff member will be forced to leave the facility and may not return to any game the remainder of the event. Failure to adhere could result in technical fouls/forfeiture for the affiliated team.
  8. NCAA Certified Event
    • All coaches must be approved and on the teams NCAA roster to receive a coaching band. Coaches who are not approved will not receive a coaching pass and will not be allowed to sit on the bench.
    • All teams must Submit an updated and complete team roster to the NCAA BBCS.
    • Once the roster is submitted to the BBCS, teams must opt-in to the event.
    • Any team failing to do any of the steps above will not be allowed to play in the event.