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Tournament Format:
Pool play or bracket play, 2-3 games

Tournament Policies & Regulations:
1. All players must have the same jersey color, with their individual numbers on the back. The second team listed is the home team and the home team will wear white (or lighter color jersey). All players must have the same jersey color, with their individual numbers on the back. 
2. 5-minute warm-ups – Time permitting - Clock starts immediately.
3. Games will be played as scheduled. Game time is forfeit time. 
4. A team must have four players to start a game and three players to finish. Once a team is down to two players regardless of the score, the game is over and the team with two players loses.
5. 1st grade will use a 27.5” ball. An intermediate-sized ball (28.5) will be used for all girl’s games and in the 2nd thru 6th grade boy’s divisions (AAU rules). However, a 29.5” ball may be used in 6th grade if both coaches agree. In a mixed-age division (6/7th), the older grade will determine the ball size.
6. Players must compete in their own grade classification. Players in a lower grade may participate in an older division.  
7. A player may only play for one team (per grade division) during the tournament. At the discretion of the tournament director, some age brackets may be combined based on team registrations or level of play.
8. Teams will be responsible for supplying a scorekeeper or someone to run the clock. We ask that you use good judgment in having a responsible individual fulfill this assignment.
9. Coaches must check-in at the registration table. A maximum of 2 coaches will be allowed free admission.
10. Teams should arrive at least 20 minutes before game time. Remember, game time is forfeit time.  
11. No refunds within 2 weeks of the tournament. One Day Shootouts is not financially responsible for forfeits or weather conditions that cause game cancellations. The tournament expenses have been paid in advance.
12. There is an admission charge for adults and children ages 5+ (coaches are free – max 2 per team).
Tournament Rules – Local state interscholastic rules are used with the following exceptions:
13. Length of Game: Two 18-minute halves with running clock – clock stops during the last minute of the 1st half and the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half. The clock will also stop on time-outs, injuries and whenever the game is delayed (wet surface, ball stuck on the rim, referee discussions, etc.).  
14. Timeouts: Three 1-minute timeouts per game, to be used in either half of the game. One timeout in the overtime period. Any calls for a time-out after your limit will result in a technical foul.
15. Overtime: If teams are tied at the end of regulation, the overtime period will be sudden death. The first point of any kind will end the game.
16. All defenses are allowed, including zone & full-court press. No press or half-court trapping after a 20-point lead (15-points for 3rd grade and younger). 
17. Defense: 1st, 2nd, 3rd boys and girls & 4th grade girls must play person-to-person defense (no half-court trapping), full-court press is only allowed during the last 2 minutes of each half. If the division is a combo division, then you play down to the lowest grade rules. (3/4th boys will play 3rd grade rules and 4/5th girls will play 4th grade girls rules)
18. The clock will continue to run if there is a 20-point lead (last 10 minutes only).
19. Pools and brackets will be decided by the following tiebreakers – head-to-head (2 teams), point differential, points scored, points against, coin flip.
20. Player fouls and team fouls: Once 7 team fouls have been committed, the team will shoot 2 foul shots. 
21. Technical Fouls and Intentional Fouls: All technical fouls are an automatic 2 points and the ball. 
22. Two technical fouls on a player or coach will result in immediate ejection and a suspension for the following game. The coach or player must leave the bench/game area immediately and may no longer participate in any way. 
23. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: In the event that a coach has been issued 2 technical fouls and will not leave the bench area, he/she will have to leave the building immediately or his/her team will be disqualified. The coach will not be allowed to coach any of the remaining games in the tournament. 
24. Coaches are responsible for fans and players. Abuse of officials by fans may result in technical fouls being called on the coach or ejection from the premises. Any unbecoming conduct, fighting, or use of profanity will result in a technical foul, ejection from the tournament facility, or elimination from the tournament or league (without refund). 
25. The referees have full authority on the court. Protests will not be allowed.
26. The Tournament Director or Site Director has the final authority on all rules and interpretations.


MIDWEST INVITATIONAL


Tournament Format:
  1. Pool play, bracket play, or combination
  2. Tournaments: 4 game guarantee
Tournament Policies & Regulations:
  1. All players must have the same jersey color, with their individual numbers on the back. The second team listed is the home team and the home team will wear white (or lighter color jersey).
  2. 5-minute warm-ups – Time permitting - Clock starts immediately.
  3. Games will be played as scheduled. Game time is forfeit time.
  4. A team must have four players to start a game and three players to finish. Once a team is down to two players regardless of the score, the game is over and the team with two players loses.
  5. 1st grade will use a 27.5” ball. An intermediate-sized ball (28.5) will be used for all girls games and the2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade boys divisions. For 6th grade boys, a 28.5” ball may be used if both coaches agree
  6. Players must compete in their own grade classification, with the exception that players in a lower grade may participate in an older division.
  7. A player may only play for one team (per grade division) during the tournament. At the discretion of the tournament director, some age brackets may be combined based on team registrations or level of play.
  8. Teams will be responsible for supplying a scorekeeper or someone to run the clock. We ask that you use good judgment in having a responsible individual fulfill this assignment.
  9. Coaches must present their coach's pass at the registration table. A maximum of 2 coaches will be allowed free admission to the tournament
  10. Teams should arrive at least 20 minutes before game time. Remember, game time is forfeit time.
  11. No refunds will be made within two weeks prior of the tournament.
  12. There is an admission charge for adults and children ages 5+ (coaches are free – max 2 per team).
Tournament Rules – Local state interscholastic rules are used with the following exceptions:
  1. Timeouts: Three 1-minute timeouts per game, to be used in either half of the game. One additional timeout for the overtime period. Any calls for a time-out after your limit will result in a technical foul.
  2. Overtime: If teams are tied at the end of regulation, a 2-minute overtime will be played with the clock stopping for the final minute. If necessary, a 2nd overtime will be sudden death, the first point of any kind will end the game
  3. Defense: All defenses are allowed, including zone & full-court press. No full-court press after a 20-point lead (15-points in 3rd & 4th grades). In 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, full-court press is only allowed during the last 2 minutes of each half.
  4. The clock will continue to run if there is a 20-point lead (2nd half only).
  5. Pools and brackets will be decided by the following tiebreakers – head-to-head (2 teams), point differential, points scored, points against, coin flip.
  6. Player fouls and team fouls will be played under the IHSA rules. This includes bonus and super bonus
  7. Technical Fouls: All technical fouls are an automatic 2 points and the ball.
  8. Two technical fouls on a player or coach will result in immediate ejection and a suspension for the following game. The coach or player must leave the bench/game area immediately and may no longer participate in any way.
  9. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: In the event that a coach has been issued 2 technical fouls and will not leave the beach area, he/she will have to leave the building immediately or his/her team will be disqualified. The coach will not be allowed to coach any of the remaining games in the tournament.
  10. Coaches are responsible for their fans and players. Abuse of officials by fans may result in technical fouls called on the coach or ejection from the premises. Any unbecoming conduct or use of profanity will be grounds for a technical foul, and possible ejection from the tournament facility.
  11. The referees have full authority on the court. Protests will not be allowed.
  12. The Tournament Director or Site Director has the final authority on all rules and interpretations.






Age/Grade Requirement Rules Division


1st Grade
An athlete must be in the 1st grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 8 on or before August 31, 2024
2nd Grade
An athlete must be in the 2nd grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 9 on or before August 31, 2024
3rd Grade
An athlete must be in the 3rd grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 10 on or before August 31, 2024
4th Grade
An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 11 on or before August 31, 2024
5th Grade
An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 12 on or before August 31, 2024
6th Grade
An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 13 on or before August 31, 2024
7th Grade
An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 14 on or before August 31, 2024
8th Grade
An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below as of September 1, 2023 and can be no older
than 15 on or before August 31, 2024
15U/9th Grade Division
An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete
who is in the 9th grade as of September 1, 2023 and who is no older than 16 on or before
August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 15U/9th grade division.
16U/10th Grade Division
An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete
who is in the 10th grade as of September 1, 2023 and who is no older than 17 on or before
August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 16U/10th grade division.
17U/11th Grade Division
An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete
who is in the 11th grade as of September 1, 2023 and who is no older than 18 on or before
August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 17U/11th grade division.
18U/12th Grade Division
An athlete can be no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2024. Grade Policy: An athlete
who is in the 12th grade as of September 1, 2023 and who is no older than 19 on or before
August 31, 2024 is eligible to play in the 18U/12th grade division.
20 & Under Division
An athlete can be no older than 20 on or before August 31, 2024. (Tournament Hosts, at its
discretion, can create separate high school, prep schools, junior college divisions or any
combination thereof).
Blank score sheet for recording game scores.