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EVENT RULES

Sportsmanship. Ethics. Integrity.

5-on-5
Tournament RULES

  1. FIBA rules with a few tournament modifications.
     

  2. All games will consist of TWO 16-minute stop time halves. First OT period will be 2 minutes. Second OT will be sudden death (first point scored) after jump ball. Running time may not occur without the approval of the site coordinator.
     

  3. Pre-game warm-ups will last a minimum of 5 minutes and the halftime break will be 5 minutes. The breaks can be shortened at the discretion of the site coordinator if we are running behind.
     

  4. The first listed team in the draw is the home team and should wear the light coloured uniforms. Teams may make arrangements amongst themselves to change this guideline. Teams MUST bring both uniform tops to all games if they have them.
     

  5. The tournament organizers do not play any role in the allocation of officials.
     

  6. All players will be disqualified at FIVE PERSONAL FOULS. Bonus foul shots (two shots) will be shot

    on the 8th team foul every half.
     

  7. Teams will get TWO 60-second time-outs per half (no carry-over). One time-out will be given out for the 1st overtime period. Time-outs are called through scoretable.
     

  8. Team coaches are responsible for the conduct and supervision of their team. Unacceptable behavior may result in the person being banned from the gym for the remainder of the tournament.
     

  9. We will not be using a shot clock. However, teams that deliberately stall will be given a 10 second warning at the referees discretion. 8 Second backcourt and over and back at center are in effect.
     

  10. All teams should bring their own warmup balls. Size 6 balls are to be used for all divisions except Boys U14 and above which will use size 7.
     

  11. No restrictions on zone defenses and no pressing is permitted once a team has established a lead of 20 points or more. Although zone is permitted at our events, we strongly discourage it from being played at the U13 and below level for development purposes as identified by Basketball Canada and USA Basketball.
     

  12. Pool tie breakers are: 1) head to head, 2) point differential (max 20pt/game), 3) points against, 4) coin toss
     

  13. A 5 minute forfeit rule is in effect. If a team is not on site and ready to play within five minutes of the designated game time, the Touney Director or site coordinator may, at his/her discretion thereafter, rule a forfeit(20-0 final score).
     

  14. Athletes are only allowed to play on one team per age division in the tournament. Players from a younger division are allowed to play up and/or on multiple teams. Any modifications or requests regarding this rule must be approved by the tournament director AND the opposing coach prior to tip-off.
     

  15. All decisions made by the Tournament Director ARE FINAL.
     

U15-U18
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RULES

  1. FIBA rules with a few modifications. FIBA key, 3 pt line & charge circle (if available).
     

  2. Games will consist of FOUR 8-minute stop time quarters. First overtime period will be 3 min stop time. Subsequent overtime periods will be 1 minute stop time.
     

  3. Pre-game warm-ups will last a minimum of TEN minutes and the halftime break will be FIVE minutes. The warmup and halftime break can be shortened at the discretion of the site coordinator if games are running behind.
     

  4. The first listed team in the draw is the home team and should wear the light coloured uniforms. Teams MUST bring both uniform tops to all games if they have them.
     

  5. All players will be disqualified after FIVE PERSONAL FOULS. Bonus foul shots (two shots) will be shot on the 5th team foul every quarter.
     

  6. Unsportsmanlike and technical fouls follow FIBA guidelines.
     

  7. Time-outs must be called through the scoretable.Teams will get TWO 60-second time-outs in the first half (no carry-over) and THREE 60-second time-outs in the second half (only 2 timeouts may be used in the last 2 minutes of 4th quarter). Each team gets one time-out per overtime period (no carry-over).
     

  8. 8 second backcourt count.
     

  9. Games will have a 24 second shot clock.
     

  10. Size 7 ball for Boys. Size 6 ball for Girls.
     

  11. No full court pressing is allowed by a team that is up 20+ points.
     

  12. No restrictions on zone presses or defenses.
     

  13. Maximum point differential applied to standings is 20 pts.
     

  14. Tie breakers for league standings will be based on the following, in order: head to head record, point differential (between teams involved), points against(between teams involved), coin flip.
     

  15. There is a 5 minute forfeit rule in effect for the league. If a team is not onsite and ready to play within five minutes of the designated game time, the League Director of site coordinator may, at his/her discretion thereafter, rule a forfeit (20-0 Final Score).
     

  16. Games are not permitted to start without an adult on the bench. Team coaches are responsible for the conduct and supervision of their players. Unacceptable behavior may result in the person being banned from the gym for the remainder of the League.
     

  17. All players must be listed on the team roster & have signed the waiver. Players must be a member of Basketball BC (by Oct 13, 2023) to be eligible to play in league competition.
     

  18. Athletes are only allowed to play on one team per age division in the Champions League. Players from a younger age category are allowed to play up. Any modifications to this rule must be approved by the site coordinator AND the opposing coach ASAP prior to tip-off.
     

  19. To be eligible for championship weekend, athletes must play in at least TWO games of the previous competition weekends. Rosters will lock on the final competition weekend before Championship weekend. Injuries or circumstances that prevent athletes from playing in qualifying competitions must be communicated to League director PRIOR.
     

  20. FIRST INITIAL & FULL SURNAMES of players must be listed on the scoresheet. Coaches and referees MUST print and sign the scoresheet prior to tip off.
     

  21. All decisions made by the League Director ARE FINAL!

U9-U14
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RULES

  1. FIBA rules with a few modifications. Gameplay will use the inside key lines and inside 3pt line (non FIBA)
     

  2. Games will consist of FOUR 8-minute stop time quarters. First overtime period will be 3 min stop time. Subsequent overtime periods will be 1 minute stop time.
     

  3. Pre-game warm-ups will last a minimum of TEN minutes and the halftime break will be FIVE minutes. The warmup and halftime break can be shortened at the discretion of the site coordinator if games are running behind.
     

  4. The first listed team in the draw is the home team and should wear the light coloured uniforms. Teams MUST bring both uniform tops to all games if they have them.
     

  5. All players will be disqualified at FIVE PERSONAL FOULS. Bonus at 5th foul per quarter.
     

  6. Unsportsmanlike and technical fouls follow FIBA guidelines.
     

  7. Time-outs must be called through the scoretable. Teams will get TWO 60-second time-outs in the first half (no carry-over) and THREE 60-second time-outs in the second half (only 2 timeouts may be used in the last 2 minutes of 4th quarter). Each team gets one time-out per overtime period (no carry-over).
     

  8. Games will not use a visible shot clock but attempts to deliberately stall will result in a verbal referee 10 second warning (at their discretion). A 30 second shot clock guideline will be in place. 10 second backcourt.
     

  9. Maximum point differential applied to standings is 20pts for use in a tiebreaker
     

  10. There is a 5 minute forfeit rule in effect for the league. If a team is not onsite and ready to play within five minutes of the designated game time, the League Director of site coordinator may, at his/her discretion thereafter, rule a forfeit (20-0 Final Score).
     

  11. Games are not permitted to start without an adult on the bench. Team coaches are responsible for the conduct and supervision of their players. Unacceptable behavior may result in the person being banned from the gym for the remainder of the League.
     

  12. All players must be listed on the team roster and a member of Basketball BC to be eligible (details in the handbook) to play in league competition after deadlines have passed.
     

  13. FIRST INITIAL & FULL SURNAMES of players must be listed on the scoresheet. Coaches and referees MUST print and sign the scoresheet prior to tip off.
     

  14. All decisions made by the League Director ARE FINAL!


Rules Specific to U9-U12 Division:
 

  1. Man-to-man full court press is permitted but the inbounder must be directly guarded.
     

  2. Full court press is not permitted by the leading team up >15+ points.
     

  3. No zone defences permitted.
     

  4. U9-10’s will be permitted to shoot foul shots from 13 feet (one step in front of the foul line).
     

  5. Size 6 ball used for all game play.


Rules Specific to U13-U14 Division:
 

  1. Size 6 ball used for play in Girls and U13 Boys games. Size 7 ball in U14 boys.
     

  2. No restrictions on zone presses or defenses.
     

  3. Full court presses are not allowed by leading teams up >20+ pts.

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TEAMS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW OUR ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES WILL BE
FORCED TO FORFEIT THEIR GAMES

ELIGIBILITY

PRIMETIME SPORTS RECOGNIZES THE FOLLOWING AGE CATEGORIES IN THE SPRING/SUMMER 2024 SEASON

ATHLETES MUST BRING PROOF OF AGE TO EVENT

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*U18 AGE CATEGORY - ATHLETES MUST BE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL IN 2024

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES THE FLAWS OF PLACING ATHLETES INTO THEIR BIRTH YEAR FOR PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS. IN SHORT, THE DISCREPANCIES THAT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN YOUTH WITHIN THE SAME BIRTH YEAR CREATE SIGNIFICANT DISADVANTAGES FOR LATE DEVELOPING MAKE ATHLETES AND TO A LESSER DEGREE, EARLY DEVELOPING FEMALES.  THEREFORE, PROVIDING A RANGE OF MONTHS (16) WITHIN A COMPETITION DIVISION GIVES ATHLETES GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO SHOSE A LEVEL THAT BEST SUITS THEIR NEEDS. ATHLETES, PARENTS AND COACH SHOULD CONSIDER THE SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM BENEFITS OF PLAYING IN DIFFERENT AGE CATEGORIES.  IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT EACH CLUB MAY HAVE THEIR OWN POLICIES REGARDING PLAYING UP/PLAYING DOWN.

Parents
Code Of Conduct

Spectators that are verbally abusive to others including parents, officials, scorekeepers or any members of our staff will be revoked from the tournament.

NO EXCEPTIONS!

  1. Be positive - Cheers should only be encouraging and supportive.
     

  2. Your child's opponents are not the enemy - Parents should cheer for everyone, even players on the other team.
     

  3. Referees are people too - Have respect for and don't yell at the referees.
     

  4. Your children are watching - Set an example for your children with your behaviour.
     

  5. You are not the coach - Spectate from the sidelines and encourage the players, nothing more.
     

  6. Be supportive - Players do not need added pressure from parents on the sideline.  Be supportive and not critical.
     

  7. Celebrate sportsmanship - Always remember and try to reinforce the values of sportsmanship.
     

  8. It's just a game and these are just kids - Don't get caught up in the competition or get overly competitive with other parents.
     

  9. Have fun and enjoy the game - Enjoy watching your kids do something they love, and be satisfied that they had fun whether they win or lose.

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