2018 AAU Basketball Midwest Championships

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2018 AAU Boys and Girls’ Basketball Midwest Championships

Dates:
June 29 – July 1st, 2018

Location:

West Chester / Mason

Venues:

Courts 4 Sports
Lakota West High School (Championship Site)

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

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

Game Guarantee: 4

Entry Fee: 

1st AAU State / DQT Championships – $0 –
Use Code –  1stfree

2nd – 4th Place AAU State/ DQT Championships – $150 –
Use Code 2nd150

Participated in AAU State Tournament or AAU Super Regional – $200 – Use Code E100

All other teams – $300

*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.

Click Here to Register online 

Entry Deadline:  All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2018.

Rules of Play:
The Midwest Championships will be played per the 2017-2018 AAU Boys and Girls Basketball 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.

Tournament Format:         
June 29– Registration / Pool Play
July 1 – Pool Play
July 1 – Bracket Play

Admission:
Adult Daily Pass (Fri) : $5
Adult Daily Pass (Sat-Sun) : $10
Senior Daily Pass (6-14) (Fri):  $3
Senior Daily Pass (6-14) (Sat-Sun):  $5
Child Daily Pass (6-14) (Fri):  $3
Child Daily Pass (6-14) (Sat-Sun):  $5
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 1st and 2nd finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy.

Boys Grade Determination:
4th Grade – An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2018

5th Grade – An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2018

6th Grade – An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2018

7th Grade – An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2018

8th Grade – An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2018

9th Grade Division – An athlete who is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 16 on August 31, 2018 is eligible to play in the 9th grade division.

10th Grade Division – An athlete who is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 17 on August 31, 2018 is eligible to play in the 10th grade division.

11th Grade Division – An athlete who is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 18 on August 31, 2018 is eligible to play in the /11th grade division.

Girls Grade Determination:

11th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 18 on August 31, 2018.

10th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2018. For an athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 10th grade division they can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2018.

9th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2018. For an athlete that is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 9th grade division they can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2018.

8th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2018. For an athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 8th grade division they can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2018.

7th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2018. For an athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 7th grade division they can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2018.

6th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2018. For an athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 6th grade division they can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2018.

5th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2018. For an athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 5th grade division they can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2018.

4th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, For an athlete that is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the 4th grade division they can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2018.

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, logo team apparel 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.

Game Balls:   Official AAU Game Balls are provided