2015 TOURNAMENT RULES

AAU MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Each TEAM must have an AAU Club Membership
ALL COACHES AND BENCH PERSONNEL MUST HAVE AAU MEMBERSHIP
ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE AAU MEMBERSHIP

Club Membership fee is $25.00. The membership card fee is $12.00 for players and $14.00 for coaches and bench personnel. The membership registration cards can be obtained through: www.aausports.org



TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION

All participating teams are requested to check-in with the Tournament Host at least 1 hour prior to playing their first game. At check-in, be prepared to provide the following to the Tournament Host: BIRTH CERTIFICATES, CURRENT GRADE CONFIRMATIONS, prep school verifications (if applicable), rosters and a cell phone number for a team contact who may be reached during the tournament.

TEAM ROSTERS

Each team must thoroughly complete and submit an official roster, along with legible copies of all birth certificates and current grade confirmations by the entry deadline (Rosters must be fully completed with no exceptions, including address, zip code, AAU number, uniform number and birth date). BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND CURRENT GRADE CONFIRMATIONS MUST BE INCLUDED WITH ROSTERS. NO PLAYER WILL BE PERMITTED TO PLAY WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF THESE ITEMS BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR. NO ROSTER ADDITIONS WILL BE PERMITTEDAFTER THE TEAM HAS BEGUN PLAY. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Team rosters cannot exceed 15 players. Any team found to be in violation of roster or team rules MAY be suspended from participation in future tournaments. The teams that advance to the National Tournament may drop\add seven (7) players who have participated in the AAU District Championship with the total number of players not to exceed 15.

District Championship, Super Regional Championship, & Inter-District Competitions
a. A maximum of fifteen (15) athletes and four (4) non-athletes are allowed on a team Roster. All athletes
and non-athletes on the roster must be registered AAU Members.

b. A team may have a maximum of 3 players from a bordering district (Cross Boundary Athlete).

c. All rosters used for Super Regional Championships, Disney Easter Classic, Disney Spring Classic and
District Championships must be submitted online at www.aauboysbasketball.org for teams to be
allowed to advance to Nationals.

d. For District Qualifying Events: Please consult District rules and bylaws as it pertains to rosters for District Qualifying Events (SEE comments above).

PROOF OF GRADE:
Acceptable documents include the following:
i. A photocopy of that portion of the athlete’s report card for the current school year which shows name, grade, and school.
ii. Signed confirmation of grade level from a school administrator (guidance counselor, principal, dean, etc)
on school letterhead.

PROOF OF AGE:
Acceptable documents include the following:
i. A photocopy of his certificate of live birth from the State, County or Municipal Bureau of Vital Statistics
on the place of birth (HOSPITAL RECORDS NOT ACCEPTED)
ii. A photocopy of the delayed registration of birth if the athlete's birth was not recorded
on his day of birth, issued by the same governing bodies.
iii. An unexpired Passport
iv. Valid Drivers License or State issued I.D.

NEW - 2015 AAU Boys Basketball Eligibility Requirements

All Non-athletes/coaches are responsible to see that their team meets all eligibility requirements.Competition in boys’ basketball shall be in the following age/grade divisions:

7 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 7 on August 31, 2015.
8 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 8 on August 31, 2015.
9 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 9 on August 31, 2015.
10 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2015.
11 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2015.
12 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2015.
13 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2015.
14 & UNDER DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2015.
15U/9TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2014 and who is no older than 16 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 15U/9th Grade Division.
16U/10TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2014 and who is no older than 17 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 16U/10th Grade Division.
17U/11TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 11th Grade as of October 1, 2014 and who is no older than 18 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 17U/11th Grade Division.
19U/12TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete can be no older than 19 on August 31, 2015. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 12th Grade as of October 1, 2014 and who is no older than 20 on August 31, 2015 is eligible to play in the 19U/12th Grade Division.

ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR GIRLS AAU BASKETBALL

All Non‐athletes/coaches are responsible to see that their team meets all eligibility requirements.
The AAU is a grade based organization. Each grade division consists of a 24 month age window which determines an
athletes’ participation in that division. If an athletes’ age is outside the 24 month window for their grade, the athlete
must play up to the grade division that is normal and customary for their age.

2ND GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 9 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 8 on August 31,
2015.

3RD GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 9 on August 31,
2015.

4TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 10 on August 31,
2015.

5TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 11 on August 31,
2015.

6TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 12 on August 31,
2015.

7TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 13 on August 31,
2015.

8TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 14 on August 31,
2015.

9TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 15 on August 31,
2015.

10TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 16 on August 31,
2015.

11TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 18 on August 31, 2015. For an
athlete that is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2014 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 17 on August 31,
2015.
12TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 19 on August 31, 2015.

COMPETITION RULES:

The Official Playing Rules will be the National Federation of State High School rules for the current year as modified by the AAU rule book.

a. Player\Team Disqualification
Coaches are responsible to see that their team meets all eligibility requirements. If a player is found to be ineligible prior to the start of a sanctioned competition, the player will be expelled from the competition and the team will continue. If a player is found to be ineligible after the competition has started, the player will be expelled from the competition and the team will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player was listed on the official score sheet.
The team may continue to participate, if applicable, without the expelled player.

b. Player\Club Attachment
An athlete becomes attached (a member of) to an AAU club when he participates in an AAU sanctioned competition, which involves two (2) or more AAU clubs (This does not include practice or league sanctions issued by AAU).

c. Grade Divisions
11th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2012 and CANNOT turn 19 prior to September 1, 2013.


FORMAT AND RULES OF PLAY

This event will follow all rules as outlined in the 2013 AAU Boys' Basketball Handbook. Go to www.aausports.org to obtain a copy.

Division Quarters/ Halves Halftime/Warm up Times Overtime
11U 14 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 3 Minute Overtime
12U 14 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 3 Minute Overtime
13U 16 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 4 Minute Overtime
14U 16 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 4 Minute Overtime
15U / 9th Grade 16 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 4 Minute Overtime
16U / 10th Grade 16 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 4 Minute Overtime
17U / 11th Grade 16 Minute Halves 5 Minutes 4 Minute Overtime

POOL PLAY TIE BREAKER (Max points = 15, including forfeits)

a. Head-to-head competition.
b. Point differential
c. Defensive Points

PRESS RULE

Upon a 30-point lead, the clock will run with no stoppage. Teams ahead by 30 points or more at any point in the second half must play defense behind their three-point arc. If the lead drops below 20 points, normal play will resume. First offense: Warning; Second and all additional offenses: 2-shot technical.

BENCH DECORUM

a. Uniforms
Players' jerseys must have numbers on both the front and back. Numbers can be 00-99.
Minimum size of numbers shall be 2" on the front and 4" on the back. Teams competing in
District Championship tournaments must have white and dark jerseys.
Uniforms: Home wears White and Visitor wears Dark.

b. Home Team
The top/left team on the schedule shall be the home team and shall wear WHITE JERSEYS.
Home team shall sit on the scorekeepers left. Visiting team shall wear DARK JERSEYS and
sit on the scorekeepers’ right.

c. Dress Code
All non-uniformed persons on the bench shall wear slacks, shirts with collars and sleeves and
dress shoes or tennis shoes during play at the District Championship. Shorts, jeans, sweat pants, athletic wear, tee shirts, hats, and open-toed shoes are not permitted. The dress code applies to female ,bench personnel as well. Women may wear dresses or skirts appropriate to the occasion.

d. Bench Personnel
i. A team may have on its bench only the eligible persons listed on its official roster, including four
(4) non-players (coaches, ball boy, scorekeeper, etc.). Only eligible players may wear uniforms on
the bench.

ii. At least one person age 18 or older must be on the bench at all times. If as the result of a removal, illness, etc., no roster member of the minimum age of 18 available, tournament administrators
shall select a person of suitable age to supervise the bench.

VIOLATIONS

i. Violation of Section A of this rule shall be penalized by a two (2) shot technical foul for each illegal jersey, to be assessed at the time the player with the illegal jersey enters the game.

ii. Violation of Sections C & D (1) of this Rule shall result in the assessment of a 2-shot technical foul for each violation. Thereafter, the offending team shall have one minute to correct the violation.
If violation is not corrected the violator shall be removed form the playing floor until violation is corrected.

iii. All Technical fouls under this Rule are Administrative, and are not assessed to any coach or player.

PROTEST PROCUDURES

Protests must be made in writing within two (2) hours of the completion of the game being protested.
A fee of $100.00 cash (refunded if protest is upheld) must accompany the protest. The written protest must be submitted to the tournament host. All decisions of the tournament host shall be final.

AWARDS

Trophies and Medals will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers.
  • 1. Pool play; then single elimination bracket play.
  • 2. Home team is listed first and will wear light-colored jerseys.
  • 3. The tournament host will provide a game ball only. The game ball will not be made available to either team
  • for warm-up. Each team is responsible for their own warm-up balls and\or any other items brought to
  • the game. Tournament host is not responsible for items lost.
  • 4. Two (2) 16-minute halves per game.
  • 5. Three (3) full time-outs and two (2) 30-second time-outs will be awarded per game.
  • 6. The clock will be stopped for all whistles unless the press rule takes effect.
  • 7. Two (2) direct technical fouls during a game on any player, coach, or team representative will result in ejection
  • and disqualification for the next game of the tournament.
  • 8. If a team forfeits two (2) or more pool games; the team will be disqualified from the event and cannot participate in the tourney round of play.
  • 9.Tournament Host reserves the right to modify the tournament schedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • 10. Each team is responsible for cleaning up their bench area immediately following their game. Please be respectful and place all trash in a receptacle.