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TOURNAMENT RULES

Game Rules

 

  • (2) 18-minute halves

 

  • The clock will only stop the final minute of each half

 

  • Half-time will be 3 minutes

 

  • Warm-ups will be 3-5 minutes depending on game schedule adherence

 

  • Overtime will be 2 minutes, the clock will stop the final 1 minute of the overtime period

 

  • 2nd Overtime will be sudden death

 

  • Five (5) personal fouls per individual player will be allowed before disqualification

 

  • Technical fouls will result in 2 points and possession of the ball

 

  • Flagrant or Intentional fouls will result in 2 points and possession of the ball

 

  • After 2nd technical foul participant will be ejected from the game

 

  • Game ejection will result in a suspension of the following game

 

  • On the 7th team foul per half, teams will shoot single bonus free throws (No double bonus will be used)

 

  • Two (2) timeouts awarded per half, no carry-over. The overtime period will allow an additional one (1) timeout.

 

  • Mercy Rule: If at any point in the game a team is leading by 20 points or more, the clock will run through any dead ball, except for timeouts.

 

  • Once a team is up by 20, no full-court press will be allowed

 

  • No press or zone allowed for grades 3rd - 5th, Full court press will be allowed for these ages the final 2 minutes of the game.

 

ELAM ENDING RULES (Only for Elam Ending Tournaments)

  • A target score will be determined after the first dead ball stoppage under 4 minutes in the second half

  • The target score is the leading team's score after the first dead ball under 4 minutes plus 8 points added on to that score

  • Whichever team reaches the target score first is the winner of the game

  • Fouls and timeouts remain the same for the Elam Ending

    • Each team gets two (2) timeouts per half​

    • On the 7th team foul per half, teams will shoot single bonus free throws (No double bonus will be used)