2017 AAU Girls' Basketball
5th Grade National Championships
June 28 – July 3, 2017

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2016 AAU Girls’ Basketball Midwest Championships

Dates:
July 1st – July 3rd, 2016

Location:

West Chester / Mason / Cincinnati, Ohio

Venues:

Lakota West High School (Championship Site)
Fairfield High School
Sports Plus

Grade Divisions:
  3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10, 11th

Tournament Director:
Andy Fishman – ph. 513-477-0991 or e-mail gbcoachfish@gmail.com

Entry Fee:   
1st State / DQT Championships – $0

2nd – 4th Place State/ DQT Championships – $100

5th – 8th Place State/ DQT Championships – $200

All other teams – $350

*Once a team enters the tournament refunds will not be given.
It is not mandatory to participate in State / DQT to play in Midwest Championships.

Register online at http://www.tourneymachine.com/E17454

Entry Deadline:  All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2016.

All participating teams must have a roster submitted online prior to the start of the tournament.

Entry fees must be submitted via Tourney Machine at http://www.tourneymachine.com/E17454

Rules of Play:
The Midwest Championships will be played per the 2015-2016 AAU Girls Basketball Handbook. Please visit www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and click on the Rules/Info tab, then Rules/Handbook.

Schedules / Results:
Schedules and results will be posted at www.tourneymachine.com and will be emailed to each team that provides a valid email address in the Registration System.

Game Format:   The Midwest Championships games will be played per the 2015-2016 AAU Girls Basketball Handbook.

Tournament Format:         
July 1– Registration / Pool Play
July 2 – Pool Play
July 3 – Bracket Play

Admission:
Adult Daily Pass : $10
Adult Tournament Pass  : $25
Child Daily Pass (6-14):  $5
Child Tournament Pass (6-14): $10
5 and under free

Bench Rules:
The home team will sit on the left side of the official scorekeeper, facing the table from the floor. A team may have on its bench only eligible players in uniform and four non-players. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench. At least one person age 18 or older must be on the bench at all times.

Mercy Rule:   A running clock will be used in the second half when a team is behind by 30 or more points. Regular rules will return if at any time the spread falls below 30 points. The losing coach may opt to ignore this rule at any time.

Awards: Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy.

Grade Determination:   7th Grade – An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2014 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2015. If an athlete wishes to play down a grade division, please verify if they are eligible based on the criteria in the Rule Book.                                                               

Eligibility:  Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the Tournament Director or his designee in attendance.

Team Documentation:  Each team MUST present “ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS” for review. Coaches must provide a government ID in order to coach in the event. The “ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS” must contain:

  1. Copy of the team AAU  Roster to be used at the event.
  2. Copy of each athlete’s Proof of Grade.
  3. Copy of each athlete’s Proof of Age.

The “ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS” will be reviewed at your assigned registration time by a member of the AAU Tournament Staff. Failure to have proper documentation at registration or during the event may result in athlete or team disqualification.

Protests:  For Midwest Championship play, any eligibility protest that is turned in the first day of competition by 6:00 pm will be reviewed by the eligibility committee, and a decision will be made prior to bracket play. Any eligibility protest that comes after the first day of competition will be reviewed at the Eligibility Committee’s discretion. All non-eligibility protests will be reviewed by the Eligibility Committee at their discretion.

A fee of $100.00 cash (refunded if protest is upheld) must accompany all protests. Protests must come from a non-athlete member listed on the official online roster for the event.   The written protest must be submitted to the Tournament Director. All decisions of the Eligibility Committee shall be final.

 Code of Conduct:  Players’ and coaches’ conduct should be above reproach, on and off the court.

Misbehavior or misconduct may result in disqualification from the tournament. Coaches listed on the official team roster are responsible for the conduct of their players and any damages incurred to the hotel or facilities used by the players. If a coach or a player is suspended during a game, the suspension does NOT include forfeited games. The suspension will be for the next game played                                                                                                                                            

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 Girls’ Basketball National Infractions Committee. Penalties may include suspension from AAU events in future years.

Uniforms:  Players’ jerseys must have numbers on both the front and back, numbers can be 00-99. Minimum size of numbers shall be 2″ on the front and 4″ on the back. Teams competing in the International Championship tournaments must have LIGHT and DARK jerseys. The Home team wears White jerseys and Visitor wears Dark jerseys. The top/left team on the schedule shall be the home team and sit on the scorekeepers’ left. The bottom/right team on the schedule shall be the visiting team and sit on the scorekeepers’ right. Violation of this rule shall be penalized by a two (2) shot administrative technical foul for each illegal jersey. The penalty will be assessed at the time the player with the illegal jersey enters the game. We highly recommend you bring both LIGHT and DARK uniforms to each scheduled game.

Coaches Attire:  All non-uniformed persons on the bench shall wear dress shorts, long pants, shirts with collars and sleeves and dress shoes or tennis shoes during play at the National Championships. Jeans, jean shorts, sweat pants, mesh shorts, tee shirts, hats and open-toed shoes are not permitted. Any non-athlete on the bench will be removed until properly attired. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench.

Warm-Up & Game Balls:   Basketballs are provided Do not bring basketballs to games.