Tournament Rules and Covid Guidelines

Rules and Info Tournament Presented by Wilkes Hoop Group

Mask are optional but recommended for spectators and players not participating in a game.

Game Rules for Team Participants and Spectators

Please Note: Rules Can Be Over Ruled By Site Director

*ALL GRADES ARE BASED ON CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR AS OF SEPT. 1ST. Coaches please travel with birth certificates and report cards for all of your players.

2 coaching passes are issued per team. Coaches must check-in at the registration table. 

Game Times:

Warm up and halftime are 3 minutes

Division 3rd-8th Grade - Two 12 Minutes Halves

Division 9th-12th Grade – Two 14 Minutes Halves

All Girls Division & Boys Grades 2nd-6th Grade Division Competitions Shall Use the 28.5

Basketball. Boys Grades 7th-12th Shall Use the 29.5 Basketball.

Overtime will be 1 minute – Max of 1 OT. Then Sudden Death, First Team to score 2 points!

Running clock will be used if any team is leading by 20 points; it will return to a stopped clock if the score goes under 12 points. Any Team Who Is Leading Can Not Press During Running Clock.

****Teams will shoot 1 & 1 at 7 teams foul in a half. Teams will Shoot Double Bonus on the 10th Foul ****

Warm Up is 3 minutes / Halftime is 2 minutes (Subject to Change by Site Director). Warm up

times can be extended to 5 minutes if games are running ahead of schedule.

Four Time Outs per game; two fulls and two thirty second time outs.

Pool play ties and record ties will be determined by the following:

Head to Head

Point Differential (20pts Max)

Points Given Up

Total Points Scored

Coin Toss

* NOTE – Some divisions may not have pool play/bracket play Other Game Rules:

Technical Fouls

Each coach or player will be allowed two technical fouls per game. After a second technical foul players/coach will be ejected from game (cannot be in gym). After first technical foul, the coach must remain seated for the duration of the game. (Sit out rule will base on Official)

High School Free Throw Rule:

Starting above the low block, Playing On-The-Release.

All other North Carolina High School Athletic Association Rules will be used.

If a coach /or spectator becomes unruly during the tournament, they will be asked to correct

their behavior, and if that does not ease the situation, the coach/or spectator can and will be

asked to leave the gym for the duration of the tournament, without refund. If the unruly spectator

  • has a child on the team, the child will be also be ejected from the game. The player can return to the next game, however, the parent may not return to the tournament.

  • *Home Team is listed first, will wear white or their light-colored uniform, and will be the official scorekeeper for both teams during each game.

    *Away Team is listed second, will wear dark-colored uniform, and will be the official clock

    operator for both teams during each game (If needed).

    Our goal is to keep the game schedule running on time. All teams need to be present 30 minutes prior to game time start, *Games can start 15 minutes prior to schedule game time to keep the flow of game on schedule*. A forfeit is declared at the end of the warm-up period prior to game time. 

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    *** REFUND POLICY ***

    THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR TEAMS AFFECTED BY ANY FORFEIT OR ONCE THE

    SCHEDULE IS RELEASED. ALL PROTEST COME WITH AN $80 PROTEST FEE. PROTEST

    MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE GAME STARTS. NO PROTEST OF ANY PLAYER MAY BE

    CONDUCTED DURING OR AT THE CONCLUSION OF ANY GAME.

    *COACHES/PLAYERS PLEASE USE TIME AT THE END OF EACH GAME TO CLEAN

    BENCH AREA*