Tournament Rules

NYSHS Rules except:  This event will follow AAU rules and for Boys will be AGE BASED for 10U-14U. (Any questions email )

Each team must have a score keeper at the scores table. Note, if you are the first team listed you are the HOME team & you will need someone to be the OFFICIAL BOOK and the second team listed will be the AWAY team & will need to do the SCORE CLOCK. The Home team will wear light colors jersey, and the Away team will wear dark color jerseys.

Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 5-14. Children under 4 are free. Weekend pass $13. IF YOU ARE A LOSE YOUR BAND YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE ANOTHER ONE.  THE BAND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE.  COACH MUST NOT LOSE BAND OR THEY WILL NEED TO PURCHASE ONE.  KEEP BAND ON UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT. Concession stands will be available at most sites.
-Games are two 16 minutes, stop time halves. Exception: If at any point in the second half a team takes a lead of 20 points or more, the clock runs. If the lead goes back below 20 points, the clock will once again stop. If team is up by 30, they cannot press.
-Pre-game warm up will be 5 minutes. If a team is not prepared to play after the warm up period 5 more minutes will be put on the clock. If the team is still not ready to play the game will be considered a forfeit.
-Halftime will be 3 minutes.
-Overtime period- First will be 2 minutes in duration, with 1 extra time out. Second overtime is Sudden Death.
-Each team will be allowed (3) 30 second time outs per game.
-1&1 will be awarded on the 10th foul per half. Last minute of game both teams are automatically in the bonus. No double bonus foul shots.
-Players will be allowed 6 personal fouls.
-Any player or coach receiving two technical fouls in one game is excused from the next game.
-Each team must provide their own scorekeeper.
-11 & 12u Must Play with a women ball 28.5 unless both coaches agree not to.

-After games, shake hands and get your gear and garbage from the bench area. Have post-game discussions in an area other than the bench so the next team on can gain access to the bench area.

Foul Shots
1. 1st Space is left open
2. 4 defenders from defensive team and 2 from offensive team are allowed.
3.All rebounders can go on the release

   Tie-Breaker System
Points will be accumulated for each game based on score differential. Each team can receive a maximum of 15 plus or minus points, even if the score differential is greater than 15.
The tie- breaker is applied in the following order:

2. Head to head (if 2 teams are tie)

3. Points Accumulated-Score differential only used if head to head doesn’t apply and if 3 or more teams are tied with the same record.

4. Points Allowed

5. Points Scored

6. The System will calculate it.  If still tie it will be Coin Flip for seeding.

***This BOYS Tournament will be AAU rules and Age Based for Teams 14 and under. Any questions reach out to RAP (***


10U – An athlete can be no older than 10 on or before August 31, 2018.

11U – An athlete can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2018.

12U – An athlete can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2018.

13U – An athlete can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2018.

14U – An athlete can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2018.

15U/9TH GRADE – An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2018. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9thGrade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2018

16U/10TH GRADE – An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2018. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10thGrade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2018

17U/11TH GRADE – An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2018. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 11thGrade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2018

19U/12TH GRADE – An athlete can be no older than 19 on or before August 31, 2018. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 12thGrade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 20 on or before August 31, 2018


– Any age challenge, or any other protest, by an opposing coach will require a $100 cash fee- and an official form must be submitted.
-If you have back to back games then you will receive a 15 min break between games if you would like.
-Each coach will receive 2 wristbands for the weekend. Please keep it on for both Days. If you take off you will have to pay for admissions Sunday.
-Please bring AAU Cards or insurance for club.
-Bring a team ball for warmups. Do not dribble in any locations inside facilities except for gyms.
-Please bring Report Cards and Birth Certificate to the games.
-The official book is the home teams.

-If you Requested an athlete to play down: Items you and/or your coach must have present at each game: 1-copy of athlete’s birth document 2-report card that states 2017-2018 school year, name of school, name of athlete & grade of athlete.
-Failure to have eligibility paperwork for any athlete playing may result in removal of the athlete from the tournament & forfeiture of any game(s) in which the athlete played.
– A player is allowed to play on multiple teams within the same organization as long as all Eligibilities and Requirements are met to play up or down in a division. The player Cannot play in the same age group for the same organization in this tournament. Exp: A player cant play for a 15U/9th Grade team in the East Divisions and 15U/9th Grade West Divisions. A player Cannot switch organizations. Players are not allowed to play with multiple organizations in the event. The first organization & game a player plays with in this event is the Organization that player is attached to for the weekend. Any player caught playing with Multiple Organizations will be removed from this event & the games will be considered a forfeit! A player cannot play for 2 different organizations. (Contact Phil with questions.)
-Coaches, players, parents and those attending this event must display good sportsmanship and conduct. Foul language will not be tolerated. Site supervisors will have the authority to remove all violators from the tournament-no refunds if you are removed.

– Please show up earlier for events if games are ahead of schedule and both teams agree to start early we will.
-Please make sure ALL TEAM MEMBERS know location of games.

Tourney tshirts will be for sale.
No Coolers are allowed in any gyms.