This is a Half-Court Game
Single Elimination Tournament (50% of the teams will only play one game)
2 Players per team (No Subs)
Players must be between 13 and 113 years of age - EVERYONE IS INVITED!
Players must wear appropriate clothing (i.e. loose-fitting shorts, t-shirts, sweaters, etc.)
Teams must have a team name - required at sign-up (the kids in the CEC will determine bracket seeding based on how they rank the team names, using the Scale of Awesomeness)
Teams must have a uniform that physically separates them from the other teams. (Minimal is OK, i.e. matching colors, sweatbands, etc.)
3 minutes between games for warm-up and transition (6 minutes for the Championship Game)
10 minute games
5 minute halves
1 minute half-time break
Each team gets 1 30-second timeout during the game - they may only call timeout when they are on offense.
Games begin with a tip-off at the foul line
OT is sudden-death (Tip-off)
There is a 30 second shot-clock
The game-clock will only stop for timeouts and official timeouts
If a player is fouled while they are shooting the ball their team will receive the ball back.
When a team scores, the opposing team will receive the ball at the top of the court
If a player uses foul language or is purposefully violent, a Technical Foul will be called. (If a team commits a Technical Foul, they will automatically forfeit the game)
Double-Dribble and Traveling both result in a turn-over
The possession arrow on the scoreboard determines which team receives the ball when a jump-ball occurs
There is no 3-secod rule
Points are standard (2s and 3s)