Tournament/League Rules and Elgibility

Tournament/League Rules and Eligibility

*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. TC 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.

9U / 3rd Grade Division: Players in the 3rd grade can be 9 or 10 years old, but cannot turn 11 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 4th grade who want to play down into the 3rd grade division cannot turn 10 before 9/1/2018.

 

10U / 4th Grade Division: Players in the 4th grade can be 10 or 11 years old, but cannot turn 12 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 5th grade who want to play down into the 4th grade divisions cannot turn 11 before 9/1/2018.

 

11U / 5th Grade Division: Players in the 5th grade can be 11 or 12 years old, but cannot turn 13 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 6th grade who want to play down into the 5th grade division cannot turn 12 before 9/1/2018.

 

12U / 6th Grade Division: Players in the 6th grade can be 12 or 13 years old, but cannot turn 14 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 7th grade who want to play down into the 6th grade division cannot turn 13 before 9/1/2018.

 

13U / 7th Grade Division: Players in the 7th grade can be 13 or 14 years old, but cannot turn 15 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 8th grade who want to play down into the 7th grade division cannot turn 14 before 9/1/2018.

 

14U / 8th Grade Division: Players in the 8th grade can be 14 or 15 years old, but cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 9th grade who want to play down into the 8th grade division cannot turn 15 before 9/1/2018.

 

15U / 9th Grade Division: Players in the 9th grade can be 15 or 16 years old, but cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 10th grade who want to play down into the 9th grade division cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2018.

 

16U / 10th Grade Division: Players in the 10th grade can be 16 or 17 years old, but cannot turn 18 before 9/1/2018. Players in the 11th grade who want to play down into the 10th grade division cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2018.

 

17U / Varsity Divisions: The boys’ 17U & girls’ Varsity divisions are actually “open divisions,” where unsigned seniors wit

 

AGE EXCEPTION REQUIREMENTS (simple format)
To play down a grade level, athlete must meet following criteria:

 

Grade as of
October 1 2017 

Requested
Grade

Birthdate
Requirements

3rd Grade

2nd Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2010

4th Grade

3rd Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2009

5th Grade

4th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2008

6th Grade

5th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2007

7th Grade

6th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2006

8th Grade

7th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2005

9th Grade

8th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2004

10th Grade

9th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2003

11th Grade

10th Grade

Born on/after Sept 1 2002

*11th/12th Grade Divisions are combined.