Game rules - We will use CIF rules plus ten second back court violation. 6th Grade Boys and older will use 29.5 regulation men’s basketball unless agreed upon by both teams to use the 28.5 basketball. All girls and 5th grade boys and younger games will use 28.5 regulation basketball. Two free throws will be at 10 team fouls. Scoreboard score is final (not the book).
14 minute stop clock per half – If a team is up by 15 or more points the clock runs the last 10 minutes of the game. If both coaches agree and the games are on schedule the running clock does not need to be applied.
Overtime – An overtime period will consist of two (2) minutes of regulation play. After two overtimes sudden death will be enforced in the third overtime.
Timeouts – Each team will have FOUR (4) timeouts per game. Each timeout will be 40 seconds. One (1) additional time out will be granted per overtime period. Time outs do carry over into overtime.
Warm ups and half time may be limited due to time restraints.
Jerseys: Home team is the first team listed and must wear white or light colored jersey.
Tie Breaker System:
- Head to Head Play – The team that wins the head to head competition between the two teams will move on.
- Point System – A point differential system (among all tied teams) will be used if three or more teams are tied. Teams will receive a maximum + or - 15 points. The team with the most positive points will be 1st place then 2nd place and etc. If two teams are still tied, they would revert to the first tie breaker system.
- Least amount of points given up amoung the tied teams.
- Coin Toss
Challenges – Challenges cost $50.00, but if you (the challenger) are correct, the team challenged will be disqualified from the tournament and you will receive your $50.00 back. Once the challenge has been made, the proof of burden is on the challenged coach. If the challenged coach shows proof ( a school photo ID or class photo/yearbook) we will reward the challenged coach by giving him the $50.00. Report cards or birth certificates are easily forged so we prefer a photo ID. *Swoosh will do random checks also at no charge so all coaches must have proof of grade and age!
Conduct – All coaches are responsible for the behavior of their team and parents. Conduct of players and coaches should be above reproach both on and off the court. Any misbehavior or misconduct, on or off the court, will be subject to individual and/or team disqualification from the tournament.
Swoosh Age/Grade Division Rules
To play in the 4th grade division all players must be in the 4th grade or younger. A 5th grader can play in the 4th grade division if they are 10 years old on September 1st of 2013 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 5th grade division all players must be in the 5th grade or younger. A 6th grader can play in the 5th grade division if they are 11 years old on September 1st of 2013 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 6th grade division all players must be in the 6th grade or younger. A 7th grader can play in the 6th grade division if they are 12 years old on September 1st of 2013 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 7th grade division all players must be in the 7th grade or younger. A 8th grader can play in the 7th grade division if they are 13 years old on September 1st of 2013 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 8th grade division all players must be in the 8th grade or younger. A High School player can play in the 8th grade division if they are 14 years old on September 1st of 2013 and the two steps below are taken.
Step two: The player must bring a copy of their birth certificate and photo ID to the tournament.
*If you do not follow these rules you will forfeit!