- Each team must have at least 3 players and no more than 4.
- Teams using illegal players or false information will be disqualified. This rule will be enforced from the point of discovery. No replays, no refunds.
- Eligibility of players is the player’s responsibility.
- All games must start with 3 players on each team, but a game may be completed with only 1 or 2 players on a team.
- Teams must be at their court location at the scheduled time, even if games are running behind. A five minute forfeit time will be strictly enforced. Only those teams scheduled to play will be allowed to occupy the court at set time.
- Divisions for 10 and under will be played at 9 foot basket.
- A coin toss determines the first possession.
- The designated team captain is the only team member allowed to approach the referee/mediator regarding disputes and/or questions.
- Player substitution is permitted during any dead-ball situation. In case of injury, the injured player may not return to play in that game if replaced without a charged time out.
- The ball will change possession after occurances such as scored baskets; when offense throws out of bounds; offensive violations such as traveling, double dribble, 3 seconds, ect. and offensive fouls. On these incidents, the ball must be checked at the designated check-spot out front, which is top of the key behind 3 point line. Checking the ball at the check-spot also occurs when the defense fouls and it doesn’t result in shooting a foul shot or 2 point shot. You can dribble or pass off the check-spot.
- If the defense rebounds the ball, they (now offense) have to take the ball past the 3 point line at any point on the game court. Failure to do so will result in loss of possession.
- If there is a steal or a recovered “air ball” by the defense, (now offense) doesn’t have to take it past the 3 point line. An "air ball" is a shot that does not contact the rim, hitting only the net, backboard, or nothing at all.
- Jump balls will go to the defense.
- Hanging on the rim is not allowed. Hanging on the rim will result in loss of point.
- One 30 second time-out per team is allowed. The clock will only stop during the last two minutes for free throws and time outs.
- Final say on rules, regulations and bracketing is granted to the Tournament Committee. Head Tournament manager has final say on any or all protests.
- Under 18, the referee will call the game.
- If a player is fouled in the act of shooting and the basket is made, it will count for 1 point and the player will be awarded 1 free throw.
- If a player is fouled in the act of shooting and the basket is missed, the player will be awarded 1 free throw.
- On the 7th foul and after, a one and bonus free throw will be awarded to the player who is fouled.
- On the 10th foul and after, two shots will be awarded to the player who is fouled.
- All free throws can be rebounded on a miss, just like a regulation basketball game.
- If the referee rules a foul was flagrant or meant to cause harm, the player fouled will shoot two free throws and keep possession. The player called for the foul will be warned once. If that player is called for any flagrant foul thereafter, he/she will be ejected.
- Anyone involved in fighting or continuous misconduct during a game will be disqualified for the Tournament. NO EXCEPTIONS. The referee/monitor is the final authority.
- 15 points or 15 minutes determines the winner of the game.
- One point awarded for each basket within the 3 point line and free throws.
- Two points for each basket made beyond the 3 point line.
- If there is a tie at the end of the 15 minutes, 1 member from each team will each shoot one free throw to determine the winner. (repeat if necessary).