Event Rules and Expectations

2017-18 Rules and Expectations

All games will start on schedule. If a team is 5 minutes late to play, the clock will be started and that is the point where play will begin. After 15 minutes, the game is a forfeit.

Club teams can switch players only with the approval by the opponents’ coaching staff to participate in another division. Some age brackets may be combined based on team registrations or level of play.

Sportsmanship is expected from coaches, players, and fans. All technical, including intentional fouls, will result in 2 points and the ball. Games may be ended early when needed. Ejected coaches, players or fans must leave the area where the game is played.

Each team is to provide one scorekeeper and/or clock keeper. Trainers are not provided. Only ice will be available so please bring a first aid kit.

Awards for division winners for both Shootouts and Championship play.

Each team will have 3 free admissions for its teams’ staff. Spectator admission fee is $7 for adults and $3 for seniors and children ages 6-14.

The game is played as two 18-minute halves, the clock stops the last first minute of the first half and the last two minutes of the second half. The clock does not stop in the 2nd half when team is losing by 20 or more points.

Overtime is 2 minutes with 1 timeout per team. The second overtime is sudden death. If it is a semi-final or championship game in bracket play than no sudden death.

Stop clock game will be played as two 14-minute halves. Shot clock games at 35 seconds.

All defenses are allowed, including zone & full court press. 2 – 3rd grade divisions, press only the last two minutes of each half up to 10 points.

No press after 10 points 3rd – 4th grade, 15 points for 5 – 6th grade and 20 points for 7 – 8th grade divisions. There is no limit for high school teams.

3 timeouts per game and one timeout per overtime (30 seconds each).

A (28.5) ball will be used for all girl’s games and in the 2nd thru 5th grade boy’s divisions. If it is a 5/6 boys’ division the (28.5) ball will be used.

There are no protests. Tournament Directors’ decision is final.