AAU Boys & Girls Basketball Rules

 


TICKETS PRICES

  • Daily adult price is $10 a day
  • Children ages 6-17 day pass $5.00
  • Children ages 5 and under – No Charge
  • Daily tickets are valid for all gymnasiums for that day only
  • All coaches, players and fans must show a valid tournament pass to enter gymnasium otherwise a new pass is required

COACHING ATTIRE

We intend to presents a professional appearance for all coaches. So, please refrain from coaching in basketball shorts, jeans, open toe shoes, tank tops, hats, sweat pants etc… We appreciate the following coaching attire:

  • Collared Shirts
  • Khaki Slacks/Khaki Style Shorts
  • Coaching bands are to be worn the entire weekend.

GAME INFORMATION

  • DO NOT call for seeding, scores, gym locations and directions since they will be posted on our website
  • Check the website DAILY for changes to the schedule

Team Rosters

  • A maximum of fifteen (15) athletes and four (3) non-athletes are allowed on a team roster.
  • All athletes and non-athletes on the roster must be registered AAU Members in the current year.

Wristbands

  • All players and coaches must wear a valid Florida Flight Elite wristband once registration is approved.
  • Wristband must be worn during game play otherwise designated team subject to forfeit of all games.
  • Player must wear original wristband the entire event otherwise they cannot participate. No exceptions and referees instructed not to allow player to enter game.
  • Players that remove wristband must complete check-in prior to entry into event and/or participation. This process could take several hours to reverify paperwork so please ensure your players and coaches do NOT remove their wristbands until the conclusion of the event.
  • Each team is allowed up to have 3 non-athletes (coaches and/or administrators) wristband based on verification of active AAU Memberships.  Wristbands will NOT be issued to any non-athlete who is NOT on the active AAU roster for said team.

WHAT TO BRING TO CHECK IN

  1. ALL teams must check-in prior to first game at the following locations:
    1. Coral Spring Complex
      2501 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065
      Saturday hours: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
    2. David Posnack Jewish Community Center
      5850 S Pine Island Rd, Davie, FL 33328
      Saturday hours: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
  2. A roster for each team must be submitted to the Tournament Director during check-in.
  3. Print and bring a copy of the official AAU roster to check-in (AAUsports.org)
  4. A copy of each player’s official AAU Membership card
  5. Birth certificate of each player.
  6. Current picture of each player.
  7. Current school year report card.
  • You must add ALL players and coaches to your official team roster.
  • Players not listed on your official roster will NOT be covered for insurance purposes and will NOT be allowed to participate.
  • Players cannot be added to the roster once the event has begun.
  • Teams that fail to check-in will not be allowed to advance to bracket play.
  • Information provided on the roster must be complete and accurate.
  • Coach’s must be present, provide valid identification and must be on the official team roster to receive a wristband.  No exceptions.
  • Have fun!!!

GRADE BASED DIVISIONS

  • 2nd Grade
    • An athlete must be in the 2nd grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 9 on or before August 31, 2019
  • 3rd GRADE
    • An athlete must be in the 3rd grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 10 on or before August 31, 2019.
  • 4th GRADE
    • An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2019.
  • 5th GRADE
    • An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2019.
  • 6th GRADE
    • An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2019.
  • 7th GRADE
    • An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2019.
  • 8th GRADE
    • An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2019.
  • 15U/9TH GRADE
    • An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2019. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2019
  • 16U/10TH GRADE
    • An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2019. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2019 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2019
  • 17U/11TH GRADE
    • An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2019. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 11th Grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2019
  • 19U/12TH GRADE
    • An athlete can be no older than 19 on or before August 31, 2019. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 20 on or before August 31, 2019

Pregame

  • The top team on the schedule shall be the home team and sit on the scorekeepers’ left.
  • The bottom team on the schedule shall be the visiting team and sit on the scorekeepers’ right.
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade division competitions shall use the 28.5 circumference basketball.
  • 7th grade and older division competitions shall use the 29.5 circumference basketball.
  • The home team will provide the game ball.

 Playing Time

Division/GradeQuartersHalftime/Warm upsOvertime
2nd, 3rd6 Minutes5 Minutes3 Minutes
4th , 5th, 6th7 Minutes5 Minutes3 Minutes
7th & Older8 Minutes5 Minutes4 Minutes

Equipment – Basketball Size

  • 7U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 5th Grade, 12U & 6th Grade divisions shall use the 28.5 circumference basketball.
  • 13U, 7th Grade, 14U, 8th Grade, 15U/9th Grade, 16U/10th Grade, 17U/11th Grade & 19U/12th Grade divisions shall use the 29.5 circumference basketball.

Press Rule

  1. For 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade divisions:
    • Teams ahead by 20 points or more at any point in the second half must play defense behind their three-point arc. First offense: Warning, Second and all additional offenses: 2 shot administrative technical.
  2. For 5th grade divisions and older:
    • Teams ahead by 30 points or more at any point in the second half must play defense behind their three-point arc. First offense: Warning, Second and all additional offenses: 2 shot administrative technical.

Pool Play Tie Breaker

  1. In any situation where two (2) teams are tied, head-to-head competition between the teams will determine the winner.
  2. If more than two (2) teams tie, a point differential tie-breaker will be applied. The point differentials of the teams involved in the tie are totaled. Teams are then ranked according to the sum of the point differential – with the highest number placing above the second highest point total and the third highest point total next. (The maximum that you can beat a team and still gain an advantage is 15 points.)
  3. If two (2) teams are still tied after the application of the formula, go back to (a.) to break the tie.
  4. If more than two (2) teams are still tied after the application of the formula, the point differentials of the team(s) not involved in the tie are added, and the results recalculated.
  5. The score of all forfeits shall be 15-0.
  6. If there is still a three way tie, a three way flip of the coin will determine team placement.

Sportsmanship

It is the obligation of coaches, players, administrators, volunteers, and other representatives of the AAU to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and to observe the ethics of competition. Good sportsmanship is defined as qualities of behavior, which are characterized by courtesy and genuine concern for others. The display of good sportsmanship is a statement of the individual’s understanding and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity.

Give Respect – Get Respect! Coaches, players and spectators must exhibit good sportsmanship during the tournament by showing respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, officials and support staff. Good sportsmanship supports the values of the game and our goal is to promote healthy competition in a positive and safe environment. Coaches are ultimately responsible for the behavior of their players and spectators. However, we reserve the right to have a team forfeit a game or to have the team suspended from the tournament if the coaches, players or spectators become unruly and/or unmanageable.

Coaches Ethics

The coach must be aware that he can be either a positive or a negative influence upon the development of the athlete. In all of his personal contacts with athletes, officials, parents, the media, and the public, the coach shall strive to set an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct. In keeping with that goal, the following ethical guidelines should be observed by all AAU coaches:

  1. The coach shall never place the value of winning above the value of instilling the highest desirable ideals of character.
  2. The coach must always consider the personal safety of the athlete.
  3. The coach shall be thoroughly acquainted with the rules and regulations of competition, and shall be responsible for their interpretation to team members. The coach shall not try to seek an advantage by circumventing the spirit or letter of the rules.
  4. Game officials shall have the respect and support of the coach. The coach shall not indulge in conduct which will incite the players or spectators against the officials. Public criticism of the officials or players is unethical.
  5. The coach should respect his opponents, display gracious behavior during competition and require his players to conduct themselves in similar fashion. Before and after the contest, rival coaches should exchange friendly greetings to set the correct tone for the event.
  6. Coaches shall actively use their influence to enhance sportsmanship by spectators.
  7. The coach shall take an active role in the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse, and shall, under no circumstances authorize their use.
  8. The coach must recognize the importance of the athlete’s academic development and promote the proper balance between athletic and academic activities.

Misbehavior / Ejections

  1. Any coach ejected for fighting will be ineligible for the remainder of the tournament.
  2. Players ejected for fighting are ineligible to participate in the team’s next game. Additional penalties, up to exclusion from the tournament, may be imposed by the National Eligibility Committee.
  3. If a coach or player is ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike behavior (not fighting), he/she will be ineligible to participate in the next scheduled game. The head coach may appeal the penalty by submitting a written request for appeal to the Tournament Headquarters within two (2) hours of the conclusion of the game. A Commissioner shall consider the appeal. The Commissioners ruling is final.
  4. If a coach or player is ejected a second time, he/she will be ineligible for the remainder of the tournament.
  5. Coaches or Players who leave the bench to engage athletes or coaches on the playing floor may be suspended by the National Eligibility Committee for any period up to the duration of the tournament.
  6. The National Eligibility Committee may impose suspensions or other penalties for misbehavior which occurs at any time and at any location during the event.
  7. Coaches and Athletes who engage in misbehavior are subject to additional disciplinary action from the AAU Boys’ Basketball National Infractions Committee. Penalties may include suspension from AAU events in future years.

AAU MEMBERSHIP

  • All athletes and head coaches that participate in the AAU event must have a valid 2018-2019 AAU Card.
  • Athlete membership cards cost $14 and coach membership card cost $16 and is valid until August 31st, 2019 for all sanctioned AAU Tournaments.
  • Card may be purchased at www.AAUSports.org.
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