Tournament/League Rules and Eligibility

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LYS Tournament Playing Rules

 

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 Update 1/8/2019

 

*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 2018-2019

  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.

2018-2019 Tournament/League Division Rules-(Updated 1/8/2019)

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.

2nd Grade/8U & under

A player must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 10 prior to September 1, 2019.

3rd Grade/9U & Under

A player must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2019.

4th Grade/10U & Under

A player must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2019.

5th Grade/11U & Under

A player must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2019.

6th Grade/12U & Under

A player must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2019.

7th Grade/13U & Under

A player must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2019.

8th Grade/ 14U & Under

A player must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2019.

9th Grade/15U & Under

A player must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2019.

10th Grade/16 & Under

A player must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2019.

11th/12th Grade/17U & Under

A player must be in the 11th or 12th grade as of October 1, 2018 and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1, 2019.


Grade Exception Requirements

Athletes can play down a grade if he/she meet the following criteria:

Grade as of
October 1 2018
Requested
Grade
Birthdate
Requirements
3rd Grade 2nd Grade Born on/after 9/1/10
4th Grade 3rd Grade Born on/after 9/1/09
5th Grade 4th Grade Born on/after 9/1/08
6th Grade 5th Grade Born on/after 9/1/07
7th Grade 6th Grade Born on/after 9/1/06
8th Grade 7th Grade Born on/after 9/1/05
9th Grade 8th Grade Born on/after 9/1/04
10th Grade 9th Grade Born on/after 9/1/03
11th Grade 10th Grade Born on/after 9/1/02

*11th/12th Grade Divisions are combined.