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

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2017 AAU Girls’ Basketball 5th Grade National Championships

The team registration and practice times have been assigned. 

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Team Registration Times

Registration will take place at Lakota West High School

Team Practice Times

Each team has been assigned practice on half a court for one hour.  All Practice will take place at Sports Plus

Dates: June 28th – July 3rd, 2017

Location:
West Chester / Cincinnati, Ohio

Venues:
Lakota West High School (Championship Site)
Sports Plus

Grade Division:  5th

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

Entry Fee:   $670

Registration – All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2017.All participating teams must have a roster submitted online at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org
Entry fees must be submitted via Online Roster System.

Entry Deadline:  WEDNESDAY JUNE 7TH, 2017.

Rules of Play: The AAU National Championships will be played per the 2016-2017 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.aaugirlsbasketball.org  and will be emailed to each team that provides a valid email address in the Online Roster System.

Game Format:  This National Championship will be played under 2016-2017 National Federation of State High School Association Rules, except where amended by the AAU Girls Basketball Handbook.  Please visit www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and click on the Rules/Info tab, then Rules/Handbook.

Tournament Format:         
June 28  – Registration and Opening Ceremonies
June 29 – Pool Play
June 30 – Pool Play
July 1–  Bracket Play
July 2 – Bracket Play
July 3 – Bracket Play

Admission:
Adult Daily Pass : $12
Adult Tournament Pass  : $40 includes tournament program
Child Daily Pass (6-14):  $10
Child Tournament Pass (6-14): $30
5 and under free
Program $6

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 ten finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy. Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Classic Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy. Division III only: Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy.

Roster: All athletes and non-athletes allowed on the bench must hold a current AAU membership.  A team that qualifies for a National Championship Tournament may add a maximum of seven (7) players to its District Roster for the purpose of participating in the National Tournaments.

 Pick-up/replacement players listed on the roster are subject to the following restrictions:

These players must have been able to satisfy all eligibility requirements (regarding grade, age, residence, etc.) unless approved by the Eligibility Committee. Teams may not add players from the rosters of other teams advancing to the National Championship Tournament. A team advancing to a Division I National Championship may not add a player from another team advancing to a Div. I National Championship in the same age group without the written permission of the Eligibility Committee. For further clarification, please refer to the 2016 AAU Girls Basketball Handbook at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org (click on Rules/Info).  

Eligibility: Only teams that have qualified through AAU Qualifying Procedures will be eligible to compete in the National Championships.  (See 2017 Girls’ Basketball Handbook at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and click on Rules).

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 National 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 National Commissioner-in-Charge. 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.

Coaches Education: The PCA Coaches Education Course is MANDATORY and FREE for all AAU Non-Athletes. Please visit www.aausports.org and click on PCA Button in order to enter and take the MANDATORY AAU/PCA coaches educational course.  Membership may be revoked from Non-Athletes who do not complete course prior to competition.