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Rules & Eligibility

In order to ensure the best possible eligibility requirements and ensure the integrity of Select Events, we have devised a set of standards that will ensure fair play and competitive balance, while not penalizing players that were born during summer months by allowing players to play with their peers. 

In an effort to control the integrity in Amateur Basketball we will be requiring teams to bring birth certificates and a roster for every eligible player. Below is how we will be handling the challenges on Age ineligible players.

Players who are found to be illegal will be ejected immediately, their team will also be assessed a technical foul.

On a challenge of a player’s age on an opposing team that is not correct your team will lose a time out and are assessed a technical foul. Only head coaches are allowed to challenge the legitimacy or eligibility of an opposing player. Fans, parents, and assistant coaches are not allowed to make an official challenge. All challenges need to be done before game play. Teams are only allowed to challenge their opponents roster if they have proper documentation with birth certificates. 

For those who are caught offending:

  1. 1st Offense is an ejected player and a technical foul assessed as explained above
  2.  2nd Offense will result in the head coach being suspended for one tournament
  3.  3rd offense will result in the head coach being given a twelve month ban from Select Events

 

Rules

  1. Two 16-minute stop time halves. Clock will run in 2nd half anytime the lead is over 20 points. (14 minute halves for 8U-2nd, 9U-3rd, 10U-4th, 11U-5th, and 12U-6th)
  2. Each team gets 3 timeouts per game  and an additional timeout per OT period. Timeouts will carry over into overtime
  3. Free throws (1-1) will be shot on the 10th foul of the half. All free throws will be 2 shots on the 12th foul of the half
  4. 3-minute warm up period before the game and 2-minute halftime, unless noted otherwise by site director
  5. Any coach or player receiving two technical fouls will be ejected from the game and out for the following game.
  6. Overtime will be 2 minutes with stop time. After 2 overtimes teams will go into sudden death except in all playoff games.
  7. Players will be disqualified once they have committed their 5th foul.
  8. Girls and Boys will have a 10-second back court violation.
  9. When the lead is at or over 20 points in the second half, the clock will run. Once the lead is under 20, it will go back to stop time.
  10. 8u-6th  grade boys AND all girls will use a 28.5 ball. All boys 7th grade and older will use a 29.5 ball. If 4th-6th grade boys coaches agree to use a 29.5, the Select Events will allow this.
  11. No pressing when the lead is above 20 points.
  12. When determining the team who advance to playoffs: In a 2 team tie use head to head results. In a 3 team tie or if tied teams didn’t play each other, use point differential (all games will be included and maximum point differential for each game is 20 points). If there is a 3 way tie in a pool where 2 teams advance, the tied team with the highest point differential advances in 1st seed.. The tie breaker for the 2 other teams will be head to head, and then point differential. In the scenario where 2 teams are tied, have not played head to head, and have the same point differential, the next tie breaker is points allowed. The team who allowed less points will advance.
  13. Players are allowed on one additional team as long it is ABOVE their age group and WITHIN their program.
  14. If a team forfeits a game, they CANNOT advance from Pool Play.
  15. Formal complaints and protests must be submitted in writing to zach@selecteventsbasketball.com
  16. Select Events expects all players, coaches, parents, spectators, and staff to act in an appropriate manner. If a situation arises, the Select Events staff may remove a person from the site.
  17.  Select Events will provide the clock for each game. It is the home team's responsibility to provide the book. The home team is the first team listed and will wear the lighter jersey. Home team provides the ball.
  18. Teams are allowed 3 bench personnel for games, Teams will be given 2 coach wristbands and 1 scorekeeper and are required to wear them in order to enter the gym, see ticket person at each site for coach’s badges.
  19. In all other situations, NFHS rules will be applied. The Select Events Site Director has final say on all other rulings.

Age/Grade Eligibility

Boys Age/Grade:
 
  • 2nd Grade/8u: An athlete can participate in the 2nd grade division if they are enrolled in the 2nd grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 10 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 2nd grade division if they do not turn 9 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 3rd Grade/9u: An athlete can participate in the 3rd grade division if they are enrolled in the 3rd grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 11 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 3rd grade division if they do not turn 10 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 4th Grade/10u: An athlete can participate in the 4th grade division if they are enrolled in the 4th grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 12 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 4th grade division if they do not turn 11 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 5th Grade/11u: An athlete can participate in the 5th grade division if they are enrolled in the 5th grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 13 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 5th grade division if they do not turn 12 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 6th Grade/12u: An athlete can participate in the 6th grade division if they are enrolled in the 6th grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 14 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 6th grade division if they do not turn 13 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 7th Grade/13u: An athlete can participate in the 7th grade division if they are enrolled in the 7th grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 15 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 7th grade division if they do not turn 14 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 8th Grade/14u: An athlete can participate in the 8th grade division if they are enrolled in the 8th grade as of September 1st, 2018 and they do not turn 16 until after September 1st, 2019 OR an athlete can participate in the 8th grade division if they do not turn 15 until after June 1st, 2018.
  • 9th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 9th grade as of September 1st, 2018
  • 10th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 10th grade as of September 1st, 2018
  • High School Varsity: An athlete must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school or preparatory school.
 
Girls Grade
Grade based divisions shall be used in Girls divisions for the following: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, Varsity.
  • 3rd Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 3rd Grade as of September 1st, 2018.
  • 4th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 4th grade as of September 1st, 2018.
  • 5th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 5th grade as of September 1st, 2018.
  • 6th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 6th grade as of September 1st, 2018.
  • 7th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 7th grade as of September 1st, 2018.
  • 8th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 8th grade as of September 1st, 2018.
  • 9th Grade: An athlete must currently be enrolled in 9th grade at an accredited high school or preparatory school.
  • 10th Grade: An athlete must currently be enrolled in 10th grade at an accredited high school or preparatory school.
  • High School Varsity: An athlete can be no older than 19 on August 31, 2019. An athlete must also currently be enrolled at an accredited high school or preparatory school. The player must also be eligible under the National High School Federation Rules.
 

CHALLENGES & PROTESTS:

To make a protest, there is $100 cash fee. The fee is refunded if the protest is upheld and forfeited if it is not. Teams challenging must have all of their proper documentation. If the challenged team does not then the participant will be deemed ineligible.