Rules

RULES OF PLAY:
The official rules for the SGV Hosted Tournaments are the same as the CIF High School and except as noted below:


SPECIAL INVITATION:
All teams are invited to our events. DO NOT allow other groups/teams to play under your name. 

SPORTSMANSHIP/BEHAVIOR:
SGV has a ZERO TOLERANCE RULE for Unsportsmanship Like Behavior. Teams that exhibit bad sportsmanship (players/coaches/parents) and are ejected from games, will not be invited to future events.

ONE OFFICIAL GAMES:
All games should have two officials.  If only one is present, the game will start regardless at the scheduled time.

TEAM REGISTRATION:
Team Managers/Coaches will arrive 1.5 hours BEFORE your first game for Team Registration.

SGV WILL delay the start of your first game if your team is not properly certified. Team that have issues during the registration process WILL NOT be invited to future events.

PLAYING TIME:
All divisions will be 2-14 minute Stop Time halves.

Each overtime will be 2-minutes STOP TIME. There will be a sudden death period after two overtimes. One additional timeout for each overtime period. Timeouts are not cumulative. 

NO sudden death for Championship Games. Timeouts are not Cumulative.

FORFEITS:
Any team that forfeits a scheduled game WILL NOT be invited to future SGV events. Please remember that SGV are attended by many "Out of Town" teams that want to play games

A forfeit MAY be declared [by the gym supervisor] if a team fails to appear with at least five (5) eligible players at game time; fifteen to zero (15-0) shall be the recorded score.

QUALIFICATION:
High School Students ARE NOT eligible for SGV Events.

MERCY RULE:
Game clock becomes running time when the point spread is 20 points or more (SECOND HALF ONLY). When the point spread narrows to 15 points or less, the clock will revert to stop time.

TIE BREAKER:
1) Two way ties are determined by head to head.
2) In case of a three way tie, the team with the most points +/- 15 points is declared the top team. The team with the next most points is declared second, and the team with the third most points is declared third.
3) Point totals from all games will be counted.
4) CONTINUING THREE WAY TIE-BREAKERS:
a) If a three way tie remains after the tie breaker, the “least points scored against” will be used (First Half ONLY).
b) If a three way tie remains, the “most points scored” will be used (First Half ONLY)

IMPORTANT RULES:
1) When shooting free throws, the players may enter the lane on the release.
2) One and One Bonus on the 10th foul, NO DOUBLE BONUS.
3) Three (3) Forty-Second (40) time outs.
4) The 10-second count is in effect.
5) Only two coaches per team can sit on the bench (There may be exceptions).
6) The head coach is the only person that can approach the score table. 

**GIRLS PLAYING ON BOYS TEAM**
1)  All girls MUST qualify under the same eligibility rules as boys.  
2)  Girls MUST play in their official grade level.
3)  There will be a limit of two girls per team. 
4)  Girls MUST follow the rule stated below “Playing on Two [2] Teams”.


PLAYING ON TWO [2] TEAMS:
1) Players may play for one team/one organization only. Exception: Players can play for two teams in the same organization.
2) Players from the same org CANNOT play on two teams in the same grade/age division. Ex: 1 player cannot play in the 8 Gold and 8 Silver.
3) Org teams MUST have 7 solo-players and a limit of 3 multi-team players on one roster.
4) Please ensure you have enough solo-players to start each game, in the event of overlapping games.
5) SGV offers up to 5 or 6 games each tournament.  Playing on 2 teams is very tiring and can be unhealthy.

CONDUCT/EJECTIONS:
The Head Coach is responsible for the conduct of his/her spectators and athletes.  IF there is an ejection, the Head Coach will be asked to remove the ejected person(s) from the facility. If a Team Coach, Assistant Coach, Athlete, or spectator/parent is ejected from a game, he/she may be suspended for ONE FULL GAME (the following game) and will not be allowed on the property. It is also the responsibility of the Coach, Assistant Coach, or Team/Parent Representative to insure the ejected adult or athlete does not enter the property of the school. The SGV Tournament staff reserves the right to remove any coach, player, or fan from the facility for inappropriate behavior. Teams may also be removed from the tournament with no refunds. The Head Coach will be responsible for any damages incurred to the facilities or property used by the athletes.

PROTESTS:
Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the Gym Supervisor and Referees BEFORE the start of the game by the HEAD COACH ONLY and noted on the score sheet. Protests regarding officials or scorekeepers WILL NOT be allowed. "Third Party Protests" WILL NOT be allowed. A $50 fee MUST accompany all protests. The fee will be refunded if protest is valid. Officials' decisions will be final. All must have all documents in your possession in the event of a protest.

REFUNDS:
The following is the SGV Refund Policy:
7-14 Days BEFORE:  NO REFUND
14 Days BEFORE:  50% REFUND
If payment was not received, teams to pay penalty before our next event. 

SCORE SHEETS:
Score sheets must be checked for complete information (including numbers) by parent representatives or coaches 30 minutes before the start of each game.

OFFICIAL BALLS:
The HOME TEAM shall provide the game ball. If both teams cannot agree on a game ball, an alternate ball as chosen by tournament/gym supervisors will be used.
Boys divisions 6th Grade and above will play with a 29.5" basketball.
Boys divisions 5th Grade and lower will play with a 28.5" basketball.
All girls divisions will play with a 28.5" basketball.

HOME & VISITOR:
The HOME team and shall wear white or light colored uniforms and the VISITING team and shall wear dark uniforms. The Home team shall sit to the left of the score table and take the opposite basket for pregame warm-up and first-half play. The visiting team is the second team listed on the schedule [right side]. The Home team is listed first on the schedule.

INSURANCE:
Each of the rostered players and coaches MUST covered by a proper accident policy of insurance.

TEAM WAIVER FORMS:
All players and coaches must be listed on the team waiver form and parents must sign the form before participation in this tournament. These forms MUST be submitted during Team Registration before participation. It is the responsibility of the Coach and Team Representative to insure that all participants are officially registered and verify that the athletes, parents, coaches, spectators, and volunteers are completely aware and have been advised that they will waive all claims against the San Gabriel Valley Basketball Club, Inc., together with their affiliated clubs, their respective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and other employees or volunteers of the organizations; event officials; medical personnel; other participants, their parents, guardian(s), supervisors and coaches; sponsoring agencies; sponsors; advertisers; and, if applicable, owners, lessors, and lessees of premises.