General Tournament Rules

Eligibility

Open to all boys and girls from age 8 up to 14 on leveling day.

Team Composition

    1. A team shall consist a maximum of 12 players all of which are entitled to play. A coach and 2 team followers (assistant coach, team manager, statistician etc.)
    2. The first period shall start with the mandatory 5 players; the second period with the new set of 5 players and the 3rd period the last 2 players, if applicable.
    3. Grace period for late players will end on the start of the 2nd half. Meaning late players will not be able to play for the rest of the game.
*Substitution shall not take in effect in the 3 periods except on the following situations:
      • a. Player got injured/exhausted and cannot continue the game
      • b. Team has less than the 5 players to start the 2nd period..
*If such situation occurs, the coach of the opposing team shall select the substitute/s.
  1. The 3rd and 4th period shall be played with any members who already played in the first half.
  2. If the team has only 10 players, a player who was not able to play in the first half, for whatever reason/s, shall NOT be allowed to play in the second half and extra period, unless the coach from the opposing team allows the participant to play.
  3. If a player has committed his/her 5th personal foul in his period, the team will have to play four.

Bench Decorum

  1. No cursing, no profanities during the game.
  2. Adult team members shall not incite the players and spectators or to publicly disagree with the officials during games. A warning will be given to the coach for not being able to control his bench. An automatic ejection from the GYM will be applied on the person if the same offense is committed.
  3. Adult team members found verbally instructing players to commit a foul will be sanctioned a technical foul after 1 warning.
  4. Coach and other team followers (asst. coach, statistician, etc.) must observe the tournament dress code, and should be RESPONSIBLE for everyone in KidzHoops.

Defense

For the 10 and 12 & Under divisions
  1. The full court press or defensive pressure in the backcourt shall not be permitted in the first 3 periods. For the 10U only on the last 2 minutes of the fourth period and during the 3-minute extension period such defense shall be allowed. For the 12U in the last 4 minutes of the fourth period and during the 3-minute extension period such defense and 3 point shots shall be allowed.
  2. On all in-bound plays, the defense must allow the first pass (no interceptions).
For the 14 & Under division, is a regular basketball game.

*20 points ++ (Mercy Rule)

  1. At the start of the 3rd or 4th period and a team is leading by 20 points or more, the team shall be instructed to play zone defense by the officials of the game. Double teaming or half court defense shall not be allowed.
  2. At the first dead ball situation on the 4th minute mark of the 3rd and 4th period and a team leading by 20 or more points, the coach of the opposing team shall select TWO (2) players from the leading team to SEAT OUT the game for 2 minutes and substitution opportunities for the leading team shall be waived.

Uniforms

  1. Players shall wear the tournament jersey in all their games. If a player has NO jersey, a permission from the opposing coach is needed to ALLOW the participant to play.
  2. Jerseys must be tucked for the whole duration of the game.
  3. The length of the playing shorts must be above the knees.
  4. NO UNIFORM, NO PLAY shall be strictly enforced.

Ball Size

The tournament shall use the junior ball size 5 for the 10 & under division and the senior ball size 7 for the 12 and 14&Under divisions.

Penalty Rule

Team Foul - After the team has committed 7 team fouls in a period, all subsequent player fouls shall be penalized in accordance to FIBA Rules.

Technical on Defensive pressure for the 10 and 12 under divisions – a warning for the first offense will be given to the team for delaying the game and if in the same period a second offense was committed, a penalty basket plus ball possession will be awarded for the opposing team.

Game Time

  1. A game consists of four 7 minute periods for the 10 & under age group and four 8 minute periods for the 12 and 14&Under age groups.
  2. In case of a tied score after the 4th period, the game shall continue with an extra period of 3 minutes or with as many such periods needed to break the tie for all age groups.
  3. Period intervals shall be 1 minute.

Time-Outs

  1. Each team is entitled to a 30 second time-out for the 1st three periods. In the last period, there will be (2) 30 seconds time-outs.
  2. Un-used time-out/s shall not be carried over to the next period.
  3. There are NO time-outs for the extra period, unless it is a carried-over time-out from the 4th period.

Sanctions

  1. Two (2) unsportsmanlike fouls or a combination of both will cause the player to be thrown out of the game.
  2. Any player who is thrown out by the referee for unsportsmanlike foul shall serve a one game suspension. A repetition of the same offense shall bar the said player from further participation for the rest of the tournament.
  3. Any player who leaves the bench and enters the court shall be suspended for 1 game.

ANY PROVISIONS NOT MENTIONED IN THE GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES SHALL BE DECIDED BY SPORTS4ALL, INC .

IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE GOOD NAME OF KIDZHOOPS , THE HARMONY AND CAMARADERIE OF ALL PARTICIPANTS, THE ORGANIZER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY THE OFFICIALS, ATHLETES, PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHO DOES NOT LIVE UP TO THE STANDARDS FOR WHICH KIDZ HOOPS STANDS FOR.