Knuckle Up Sports Tournament Rules
Tournament Game Rules:
We will use CIF rules plus ten second back court violation. 6th Grade Boys and older will use 29.5 regulation men’s basketball unless agreed upon by both teams to use the 28.5 basketball. All girls’ games will use 28.5 regulation woman’s basketball. Teams will shoot One(1) and One(1) at seven(7) team fouls and two(2) shots at ten(10) team fouls. Scoreboard score is final.
14 minute Boys & Girls stop clock per half – If a team is up by 15 or more points in the second half the clock runs until the lead is under 10 points.
Overtime – An overtime period will consist of two (2) minutes of regulation play. After two(2) overtimes consisting of two(2) minutes, each following following overtime will be one(1) minute, with the clock stopping in the last ten(10) seconds of the period.
Timeouts – Each team will have FOUR (4) timeouts per game. Each timeout will be 40 seconds. One (1) additional time out will be granted per overtime period. Time outs do carry over into overtime.
Warm ups and half time or 3 minutes may be limited due to time restraints.
Tie Breaker System:
A)Head to Head Play – The team that wins the head to head competition between the two teams will move on.
B)Point System – A point differential system (among all the teams) will be used if three or more teams are tied.The team with the most positive points will be 1st place then 2nd place and etc. If two teams are still tied, they would revert to the first tie breaker system or C
Playing on more than one team -Players are allowed to play on two teams if they are in different divisions. High School Elite players cannot play on two teams. To play on Sunday a player must have played on Saturday. The opposing coach must protest at the start of the game. Exceptions to these rules may be allowed if arranged in advance with the tournament director
Championship- Divisions With 3 - 5 Teams Will Have Head To Head Play Team That Goes 2-0 Wins. If A Tie Between Teams Their Will Be A Championship Game If Time Permits & Both Coaches Agree, If Not Point System Will Come Into Play. 1st Place Team Award Will go To Champions. (Director Decision)
6 0r More Teams In Divisions Will Have Pool Play And A Championship Game. 1st Place Team & Individual Awards Will Go To Championship Team. (Director Decision)
Code Of Conduct – All coaches are responsible for the behavior of their team, parents, and all bench personnel. There will be only one(1) coach allowed to stand on the sideline. Conduct of players and coaches should be above reproach both on and off the court. Any misbehavior or misconduct, on or off the court, will be subject to individual and/or team disqualification from the tournament or shoot-out
2-3 Tournament Directors On Site. All protest will be heard by the Tournament Directors. All decisions made by the director are final.
(Based on 2015 Season)
(3rd Grade/9U) (4th Grade/10U) (5th Grade/11U) (6th Grade/12U)
(7th Grade/13U) and (8th Grade/14U) (9th Grade/15U) JV/VAR
(4th Grade) (5th Grade) (6th Grade) (7th Grade) (8th Grade)
(9th Grade) JV/VAR
Knuckle Up Sports Age/Grade Division Rules
To play in the 4th grade division all players must be in the 4th grade or younger. A 5th grader can play in the 4th grade division if they are 10 years old on September 1st of 2014 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 5th grade division all players must be in the 5th grade or younger. A 6th grader can play in the 5th grade division if they are 11 years old on September 1st of 2014 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 6th grade division all players must be in the 6th grade or younger. A 7th grader can play in the 6th grade division if they are 12 years old on September 1st of 2014 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 7th grade division all players must be in the 7th grade or younger. A 8th grader can play in the 7th grade division if they are 13 years old on September 1st of 2014 and the two steps below are taken.
To play in the 8th grade division all players must be in the 8th grade or younger. A High School player can play in the 8th grade division if they are 14 years old on September 1st of 2014 and the two steps below are taken.
Step one: KUS must receive an email at email@example.com with the player’s jersey number, name and player birth date prior to the event.
Step two: The player must bring a copy of their birth certificate and photo school ID to the event.
*If you do not follow these rules you will be subject two forfeit!