***THIS TOURNAMENT WILL TOUR ALL 48 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES. YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE HOSTING STATE IN WHICH THE TOURNAMENT IS BEING HELD IN ORDER TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN THAT PARTICULAR STATE'S TOURNAMENT. THE WINNING TEAM FROM EACH STATE, IN EACH CATEGORY, WILL BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS" WHICH WILL BE HELD IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA TO COMPETE FOR NATIONAL BRAGGING RIGHTS AND A CASH GRAND PRIZE OF......
1. Each team must have 3 or 4 players on their roster and be registered as a team by the predetermined entry deadline.
2. Teams will be grouped into divisions with teams of the same age group and gender.
3. Player eligibility will be enforced through the use of a valid state, military, or school photo ID along with a Social Security Card for each player is required at on-site registration. Players under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and they must present proper identification.
4. Eligibility issues will be addressed from time of discovery. No replay of games or adjustments will be allowed for previous games and standing involving the team in question.
5. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed for player consumption while on tournament site.
6. Players may appear on only one team for each tournament. Any player appearing on more than one team roster will have to choose one team to play for. In addition, no more than one player from any one college or university team can appear on the same team roster. Violation will result in immediate disqualification of team without refund.
1. All games must start with at least 3 players but can be completed with less.
2. Both teams will warm-up at the same time prior to the game.
3. Only those teams scheduled to play are allowed to occupy the courts at the scheduled time.
4. Teams must be at their court at the scheduled time even if games are "running behind".
1. A goal is worth one (1) point. A technical foul results in one free throw attempt and possession of the ball.
GOD'S HOUSE: Rehabilitation Center for the Homeless, Inc. is not responsible for players violating state high school or NCAA rules by their participation in this 3on3 Basketball Tournament.
PREP ATHLETES (JR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL)
As a general rule, interscholastic basketball players are eligible to participate in GOD'S HOUSE 3on3 Basketball Tournaments. Players should, however check with your Coach/Athletic Director to ensure compliance with your State and NCAA Rules and Regulations.
COLLEGE Current intercollegiate basketball players are permitted to participate in GOD'S HOUSE 3on3Basketball Tournaments held between June 15 and August 31. A letter from the College or University’s Athletic Department must be sent to God’s House: Rehabilitation Center for the Homeless, Inc. Tournament Player's Approval Board granting permission to participate in a God’s House Basketball Tournament. In addition, no more than two players from any one college or university team can appear on the same GOD'S HOUSE Basketball Tournament Roster. Violations will result in immediate disqualification of team without refund.
NOTE: There are no restrictions on the participation of Division III student-athletes in outside basketball competition during the summer. Check with your Coach/Athletic Director to ensure compliance with your State and NCAA Rules and Regulations
2. A successful goal from behind the "take back" line (approx 20') is worth 2 points. The player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when attempting the shot.
3. Games are played to 11 points-win by 2 or first team to 20 or is head after 10 minutes wins.
4. In case of a tied score at the end of regulation there will be a coin toss to determine possession and the first basket wins
LIVE BALL/DEAD BALL
1.. A coin flip before the start of the game will determine who gets the ball out-of-boundss first. The team on the top of the bracket will call the toss.
2. The ball will change possession after a scored basket.
3. All jump balls will be called by the tournament referee and will go to the team on defense.
4. The top of the backboard is out-of-bounds. However, the sides and the bottom of the backboard are in play.
5. The ball must be checked by an opposing team player before it is put into play. The player must pass the ball in from the top of the court to begin play.
6. The ball must be "taken back" past the two point line on each and every change of possession. Violation occurs if the team fails to properly "take it back", and will result in loss of possession to the opposing team.
7. "Taking Back" means one foot behind the two point line.
FOULS AND VIOLATIONS
1. Every court will have at least one (1) tournament referee. All fouls and violations will be called by the tournament referees.
2. If a foul is called while a player is attempting a shot and the basket is made, then record the basket, record the foul and no foul shot is awarded.
On the 3rd foul, award a free throw for all fouls after and the ball changes possession if the free throw is made or missed. After the 5th team foul, award a free throw for all fouls after and if the free throw is made or missed, the fouled team retains possession.
3. A tournament referee may call a technical foul for flagrant, intentional fouls. A dead ball technical foul shot will be awarded to the team fouled. The team captain selects the shooter for one shot from the free throw. The shooting team also retains possession of the ball following the free throw whether the shot is made or missed.
4. Continual misconduct or flagrant/intentional fouling will result in immediate dismissal of the guilty player or team from that particular game and/or all remaining games at the discretion of a Tournament Official. Fighting and/or throwing a punch will not be tolerated under any circumstances and will result in immediate dismissal without refund.
TIME OUTS AND
1. Each team is allowed two (2) 30 second time outs per game. Clock continues to run. except in the last 3 minutes.
2. Player substitution is permitted during any dead ball situation.
DUTIES OF THE COURT REFEREE
1. The team captain is the spokesperson for his/her team.
2.. Any questions, complaints, or comment should be taken up with the court referee.
3. The judgement decisions of the court referee cannot be changed by a higher authority. Only questions concerning rule interpretation or eligibility are appealable.
4. Once play resumes after a disagreement or appeal, the decision is considered to be final. No further appeals will be considered on that issue.
Identification and Social Security Card will be required at check-in. Inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for player and/or team disqualification.
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