ST NICK INVITATIONAL RULES
KHSAA Rules are followed
NEW in 2020: Club teams welcome! Club teams will be put in their own division, separate from school teams.
Size 28.5” ball used for all grades
6th-8th grade boys may use 29.5” if agreed by both teams
LENGTH OF GAME:
(2) 18-minute halves with running clock (stop clock in the last 2-minutes of 2nd half). Clock will stop for injuries. Halftime is 2 minutes. Officials may enforce a running clock in last 2 minutes of 2nd half if game is running behind, ONLY if there is a notable score difference.
3 GAME GUARANTEE:
Teams are placed in divisions based on grade and skill level chosen.
START OF GAME:
Coaches and players should be on site 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Each team gets (2) 30-second timeouts per half; (1) 30-second timeout in OT.
OT is 1-minute. If game ends in tie, there will be a jump ball for possession and first team to score wins (sudden death).
FREE THROW LINE:
Step ins are allowed for 3rd-4th grade or at Official’s best judgement. Regulation line used for 5th-8th grade.
Personal fouls will be set at 5 per game. Officials may sit a player for unsportsmanlike conduct.
3rd and 4th, Man to Man only (double teaming the ball is allowed below the foul line)
5th-8th, Man-to-Man defense and Zone defense will both be allowed.
FULL COURT PRESS:
The team that is ahead cannot press if up 20+ points – MERCY RULE!
3rd/4th grade can only press in the 2nd half with <8 minutes
Home team (1st team listed on schedule) should wear white/light jersey and is responsible for changing if color conflicts with opponent. Pinnies are acceptable.
Officials and Scorekeepers are to be treated with respect from all coaches, parents, and players at all times.
FOULS / CONDUCT:
Two technical fouls in 1 game by either a coach or player will result in ejection plus suspension from the next game. All suspensions or controversies will be handled by T&C Management. Coaches are held responsible for his/her players, parents, fans, and the care of facilities. Teams are responsible for cleaning the bench!
Most wins; Tiebreaker as follows: 1) Head to head, 2) Fewest points allowed, 3) Most points scored, 4) Coin flip
$4/adults and $2 students/seniors. Coaches, players, and children under 5 are free.
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