Basketball

Tournament Note

Welcome to the National Hoop Series IV Session #2 @ The Cobb Galleria presented by The Georgia Basketball Association, a COVID Responsible Event - Safety First! The Georgia Basketball Association would like to thank all the great youth basketball programs that are participating in this Session #2 sanctioned event & for choosing us for your youth basketball experience. We look forward to providing your organization with an excellent weekend of exciting & competitive youth basketball! We wish good luck this weekend to all teams!

Admission to the event:

The National Hoop Series IV Session #2 this weekend will be a cash-free environment! ALL admission tickets MUST be purchased ONLINE @ https://georgiabasketballassociation.tixtrack.com/tickets/series/GBANationalHoopSeries2/

Friday:

Free for toddlers 5 & under
$10 for students 6-17  pays for all games. Weekend pass $25 for students
$15 for all others pays for all games. Weekend pass $50 for all others

Saturday:

Free for toddlers 5 & under
$10 for students 6-17  pays for all games
$20 for all others pays for all games

Sunday:

Free for toddlers 5 & under
$10 for students 6-17  pays for all games
$20 for all others pays for all games

Game Rules for Session #2

Note: The National High School Federation Rules & Regulations will apply to all games with the following exceptions:

1. 2 halves will be played with normal clock operation (Stop-Time):
a. 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade will play (2) twelve minute halves
b. 6th Grade thru 8th Grade will play (2) fourteen minute halves
c. 9th Grade thru 12th Grade will play (2) sixteen minute halves
c. Boys 6th Grade and below & all girl teams will play with the 28.5 intermediate basketball
2. 3 minutes will be allotted for pre-game warm up time and halftime. This time may be adjusted at the discretion of the gym director. Games may start ahead of schedule if agreed upon by both head coaches.
3. 4 Timeouts per game (2 Full, 2 30-sec). One additional timeout per team will be allowed for each overtime period. There will be no carry over of timeouts to the two-minute overtime period.
4. Two direct technical fouls on any player, coach, or team representative will result in an immediate ejection from the facility and disqualification for the following game.
5. If a team has a 20-point lead at any point in the game, the clock will run continuously except during a timeout. To resume normal clock operation, the trailing team must shrink the deficit to under 20 points in the first half. If a team has a 20-point lead at any point in the second half the clock will run continuously in the second half until the lead is below 10 points except during a timeout.
A team with a 30-point lead is not permitted to press full court.
6. Each Overtime period will be 2 minutes. Each team will receive one time out. They do not roll over.
7. Each team is responsible for their own warm-up basketballs and game basketballs and/or any other items brought to the game. The designated home team will provide the game basketball.
9. A 10-minute grace period will be extended for late-arriving teams, a forfeit will occur after this point.
10. Coaches must always have their coach’s band placed on their wrist at all times, lost passes will need to be purchased.

Roster Rules for National Hoop Series Basketball Tournaments

1. Boys participate at 2020-2021  grade level (age limits apply)
2. Girls participate at 2020-2021  grade level (age limits apply)
3. Proof of age and grade is required.
a. Acceptable Proof of Age: clean photocopies of birth certificates, state-issued ID, adoption documentation, immigration documentation, school documentation, or passport.
b. Acceptable Proof of Grade: clean copy of school issued report card/progress report from current calendar year/semester.
Note: Teams are required to have proof of age/grade upon tournament check-in & at all times during the event. Failure to have your age verification documentation can lead to forfeiture of games..
4. Players can play up in age/grade level, but not down.
5. Players must remain on one roster and cannot participate on two different teams in the same grade level (regardless if the team is in the same organization).
6. No roster additions will be permitted after a team has begun play of its first game.
7. Any team violating roster or team rules can be disqualified.
8. Eligibility Protests: Only head coaches are allowed to challenge the legitimacy or eligibility of an opposing player. Fans, parents, and assistant coaches are not allowed to make an official challenge. Challenges must be made immediately after the game, no challenge can be made after 15 minutes. See tournament director for challenge cost.
9. Players who are found to be illegal will result in an automatic loss for that team for that game & that particular player will be disqualified from the event; please ensure all players are compliant with the eligibility criteria. If no documents are present for proof of identity, the player in question is disqualified!
10. All Decisions in ALL matters made for the event are at the discretion of the tournament director at the facility in question.

If you have any more questions please contact one of our tournament directors.

A COVID Responsible Event -Safety First  

Building Entry Procedure:

All session participants whether player or spectator will be vetted the following way:
• Temperature will be taken before entry  
• Qualifying questionnaire may be asked (Have you been affected by COVID, do you have symptoms)
• Lien waivers may have to be signed prior to entry
• Each event staff member will be vetted prior to entry
• Teams will NOT be permitted to enter facilities until 10 minutes prior to game time to assist with social distancing & facility guest maximums.
• Fans will NOT be permitted to enter facilities UNTIL 5 minutes prior to game time to assist with social distancing & facility guest maximums.

Building Exit Procedure:

• All teams are asked to exit the bench area immediately after their game is over to assist with social distancing & facility guest maximums. The next game’s teams will be waiting to enter the bench areas.
• All fans MUST exit EACH facility after EACH game is played to assist with social distancing & facility guest maximums.

Spectator Seating:

• Please be cognitive to social distancing
• Mask are required

Game Play:

• All Game balls will be wiped down with germ sanitizing solutions prior to warmups /2nd half
• Balls may only be used for game play and warm up.  Balls will not be allowed to be dribbled or handled outside the court area.  NO DRIBBLING IN COMMON AREAS  

We will be cognitive of all CDC guidelines

The National Hoop Series IV Session #2

Apr 23 - 25, 2021
Atlanta, GA • MARIETTA, GA • WOODSTOCK, GA
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