Rules and Regulations
The National High School Federation Rules and Regulations (NHSF) will apply to all Grand Nationals games with the following exceptions listed below.
All Games will be played as follows:
*All Games Will be Played National High School Federation Rules.
*Halftime is 4 minutes long
*Warm-ups are 5 minutes long
*Lane entry on free throws is only allowed after the ball touches the rim.
*For girls and boys 10 second backcourt rule will be used.
*5 second closely guarded rule will be in effect.
*Each team is given 3 (45 second) timeouts per game. No carryover in overtime. Each team is allowed 1 timeout per overtime session.
*Overtime will last 2 minutes
*Regulation foul line to be utilized. Grade 4 ONLY can jump over the line
*Three point line is in effect.
*Bonus will begin on the 8th foul of the half (one on one free throws). Double bonus begins on the 11th foul.
*Personal fouls: 5 per player.
20 point mercy rule in second half. Clock becomes continuous.
4th Grade/9u - 6th Grade/11u 12 Minute Halves
7th Grade/12u - 9th Grade/14u 14 Minute Halves
10th Grade/15u - 12th Grade/17u 16 Minute Halves
4th Grade/10u - 6th Grade/12u 12 Minute Halves
7th Grade/13u - 9th Grade/15u 14 Minute Halves
10th Grade/16u - 11th Grade/7u 16 Minute Halves
Clock Stops on all normal whistles
28.5 Sized balls used for all girls divisions and boys ages U10- U12
October 1, 2013 shall be the determining date for the age of the competitor for all districts and national championship events. Eligibility to participate is based first on grade. The age of the athlete is not a consideration if the athlete meets the grade requirement. An athlete who does not meet the grade requirement may qualify under the age exception rule. In the 3rd Grade through the 11th Grade division, each team is allowed a maximum of one (1) age exception athlete.
FIGHTING AND PLAYER/COACH/SPECTATOR MISCONDUCT ON COURT OR OFF COURT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AT ALL OHIOBASKETBALL.COM EVENTS!
The court referee/officials have final say in all player fouls and or misconduct. Once a personal, intentional or technical foul is issued any further player misconduct could lead to an ejection and continued physical altercations after the whistle can be viewed as fighting. If the first action is deemed excessively violent any parties involved may be suspended.
Fighting will be defined as any deliberate action taken by an individual to cause physical harm to another player, spectator, coach or official.
If a referee witnesses player(s) engaging in a fight, an immediate ejection can/will follow. An ejection carries a penalty of suspension for the players/parents/coaches involved for the remainder of the tournament. The suspended parties then cannot participate in any more games for the remainder of the weekend as a player, coach or spectator. With regards to the suspended individuals if a second instance of player misconduct follows anywhere inside
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