Tournament/League Rules and Eligibility

LYS Tournament Playing Rules

 

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 Update 10/02/2020

 

*National High School Federation rules will be followed with the few exceptions listed below.

  1. All free throws are played on the release!!!
  2. Each player will be allowed a total of five (5) fouls before being disqualified.
  3. All games will be played in four (2) twenty (20) minute halves.
  4. The first overtime period will be two (2) minutes in length. The second overtime period will be one (2) minute in length. After two (2) overtimes, the third overtime will be SUDDEN DEATH. There will be one (1) thirty-second (30) timeout in overtime with no carryovers for each team.
  5. Teams will be allowed to call four (4) thirty-second (30) timeouts during the regulation game (FOR OVERTIME SEE RULE #5).
  6. Teams will be allowed to call two (2) thirty second time-outs per half. Time outs do not carry over after 1st half.
  7. No game will begin before the time listed on the official game schedule.
  8. There will be a minimum of five (5) minute warm-up period between games.
  9. All teams are expected to arrive for games AT LEAST 45 minutes prior to schedule start times. A five minute grace period will be allowed before a forfeit is declared (unless the site director approves more time). If any team is knowingly unable to make their scheduled game, they must notify the Tournament Director in advance.
  10. Coaches must enter their team roster (number at least) in the book before each game.
  11. Bonus (1 & 1) will begin on the 7th foul in a half. However, Fouls will reset every HALF.
  12. Fighting WILL NOT be tolerated. Players, coaches, or Parents involved will be removed from tourney. Please be advised that Arizona Law allow referees to call Police and can ask you to leave the facility where the incident happens.
  13. Mercy Rule: If a team is up 20 points or more with three (3) minutes or less to play in regulation, the game will go to a running clock. If the game the lead is cut less than 20 points, the clock will stop again.
  14. Only two coaches on the bench.  This includes the head coach and assistant Coach.  

Player Eligibility 2019-2020

  1. LYS Tournaments are Grade based and must meet the age-exception criteria.
  2. A player’s current grade will determine the division they are eligible to play in.
  3. Ineligible athletes will be a violation and will be disqualified from further participating.  (Eligibility may be determined below).
  4. A legible copy of birth certificate and report card is required for verification purposes.
  5. All formal protests will be reviewed by the tournament committee, and their rulings will be final. If the protest is concerning age qualification, the protest must be raised PRIOR to the start of the game in question.
  6. A player may play in more than one division
  7. Any player found in violation of the age rule will be immediately suspended from the rest of the tournament, and the violating team will be given losses to all games that the violating player participated in.  
  8. Any coach, team, or player that is asked to leave the gym (This also includes anyone in their party) by a referee, Security, or Police officer will not get a refund.

2019-2020 Tournament/League Division Rules-(Updated 10/02/2020)

Players must play in their correct grade and can not be no more than a 2 year hold back to be eligible to play.  If you are interested in playing a player down, please look at birth rules at the bottom of this page for a better understanding.  Please, if you are unsure of the the Eligibility rules, ask the director of the tournaments for clarification.

September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

All players must meet the grade-level or age-exception criteria and present a copy their birth certificate and current-year report card for verification.

Report cards must include the player’s name, school name, current grade, and current school year.

GRADE LEVEL

2nd Grade

A player must be in the 2nd grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020

3rd Grade

A player must be in the 3rd grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020

4th Grade

A player must be in the 4th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020

5th Grade

A player must be in the 5th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020

6th Grade

A player must be in the 6th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2020

7th Grade

A player must be in the 7th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020

8th Grade

A player must be in the 8th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020

9th Grade

A player must be in the 9th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020

10th Grade

A player must be in the 10th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2020

11th Grade

A player must be in the 11th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 19 prior to September 1, 2020

12th Grade

A player must be in the 12th grade or under as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1, 2020

NOTE: If a player exceeds and age limit for any grade level, that player must play at the next highest grade level in which their age meets the requirment.

 AGE EXCEPTIONS TO PLAY DOWN A GRADE LEVEL

Grade as of October 1, 2019

        

Requested Grade

        

Birthdate Requirement

3rd Grade

 

2nd Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2011

4th Grade

 

3rd Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2010

5th Grade

 

4th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2009

6th Grade

 

5th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2008

7th Grade

 

6th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2007

8th Grade

 

7th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2006

9th Grade

 

8th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2005

10th Grade

 

9th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2004

11th Grade

 

10th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2003

12th Grade

 

11th Grade

 

Born on or after September 1, 2002