F.I. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
RULES AND REGULATIONS

General Information:

  1. The tournament will run the last 3 weekends of the Summer and conclude with the playoffs and championship game which will be held Labor Day weekend.

  2. All players are placed on teams selection meeting held prior to the start of the tournament. You enter as an individual, not as a team.

  3. The schedule of dates and times of each game is on the main tournament page.

  4. Weather permiting, Saturday and Sunday games are played on the court behind the school. Friday evenings, and when it is raining, the games are played in the school gym.

  5. Each game will be officiated by 2 referees.

  6. All team members MUST play in all games scheduled unless prior notification of an absence is given to tournament officials.

  7. The top 6 teams will advance to the playoffs.

  8. The top two seeds will get a bye until the Semi-Finals.

Rosters:
  1. Each roster will contain at least 8 players.

  2. Each roster member will get a team jersey.

  3. Each team member MUST play at least 8 minutes per half with a minimum of 4 minutes at a time; If not there will be a technical foul called against your team; the opposing team will receive 2 free throws for each player that does not meet these requirements.

  4. The team captain will be responsible for player time allocations.

General Rules:
  1. 4 12-minute quarters; running time until two minutes remain in each half; The clock will stop for free throws during the playoff games.

  2. Overtime will last 5 minutes (running time until last minute); each subsequent overtime will last 3 minute (running time until last minute); each team is awarded one additional time-out per overtime period.

  3. Teams are permitted 2 time-outs per half; time-outs do not carry over from the 1st half to the 2nd, but do carry over from the 2nd half to overtime; Time-outs may be called from the bench.

  4. There is a 30-second shot clock to shoot the ball at all times; failure to do so will result in a turnover.

  5. Teams shoot 1-and-1 on the 7th team foul and 2 shots on the 10th team foul and all fouls thereafter for each half.

  6. Players are disqualified on their 5th personal foul.

  7. Zone defense will be permitted in the first half. Only man-to-man defense is allowed in the second half; You canít trap any person without the ball. Penalty for illegal defense in second half after a warning is 1 foul shot for each offense.

  8. Players on the lane during foul shots, may step off on the release by the shooter; The shooter must wait until the ball makes contact with the rim before stepping off the line.

  9. No jewlery or hats may be worn, bandanas that are the same color as your team may be worn.

General Rules - Indoors:
  1. All games are 4 on 4.

  2. 4 12-minute quarters; running time until two minutes remain in each half.

  3. The back court line is the foul line (extended) of the basket your team is defending.

  4. A ball that hits any gym equipment hanging from the ceiling is considered a dead ball, therefore a turnover.

  5. The side lines and end lines are the yellow end lines painted on the floor.

Unsportsmanlike Behavior and Fighting:
  1. The use of profanity, vulgarity, taunting and the verbal abuse of players and officials will not be tolerated.

  2. Any such incidents will be penalized with a 2 shot technical foul; there is no loss of possession on un-sportsmanship technicals; repeated conduct will result in an immediate ejection and be subject to further disciplinary action.

  3. Any player that receives two technical fouls in any game will be disqualified.

  4. Any inappropriate contact after the whistle will result in an immediate ejection from the game; maybe from the tournament as well and your team will get a double technical foul.

General Rules - Championship Game:
The Championship Game will be played under the same rules as usual with the following exceptions:

  1. The championship game will be played under modified NBA RULES

  2. 4 12-minute quarters.

  3. The clock stops on every whistle.

  4. The clock will stop on made baskets ONLY in the 4th quarter.

  5. Players are disqualified on the 6th personal foul.

  6. Teams are awarded 1-and-1 on the 5th team foul and 2 shots on the 7th team foul of each quarter.

  7. Each team is allowed 4 full timeouts and two :30 second timeouts per game.

Two Team Tie-Breaker:
  1. Record head to head.

Three or More Teams Tie-Breakers:
(if only two teams remained tied at any point, use the two team tie-breaker)
  1. Record head to head among tied teams.

  2. Record against 1st place team (if applicable)

  3. Record against teams already qualified for playoffs.

  4. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed in all games.

THE COST OF THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BE $135 PER PERSON. THIS INCLUDES THE USE OF THE GYM, INSURANCE, SHIRT, TROPHIES & REFEREES.

To find all team information including statistics for all games, logon to www.fireislandbasketball.com. E-MAIL at hoops@fireislandbasketball.com


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