BASKETBALL
U14

10-12 MARCH 2022

HOST/

International School of Dusseldorf
Niederrheinstrasse 336
40489 Dusseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 2119406751

Tournament Director: James Cochran

WIFI/

Community net

COURTS/

Court 1: Senior School SCC Gym 1
Court 2: Senior School SCC Gym 2
Court 3: Elementary School Gym

RULES AND REGULATIONS/

COURT SIZE/

Regular court size will be used for all sections.

RING HEIGHT/

3m05

SIZE AND TYPE OF BALL/

U14 boys: Molten GF7X
U14 girls: Molten GF6X

LENGTH OF GAME/

4 x 6 mins stop clock

*Tournament Directors are empowered to employ reduced playing times at a NECIS Tournament in order to schedule the tournament appropriately. If he/she decides to use this option, he/she must inform all coaches in advance of the tournament commencing.* Whenever the score is tied at the end of the regular playing time, a 3-minute period of overtime should be played (stop-clock). If the score is tied at the end of the overtime, a further 3-minute period should be played. This should continue until a team is ahead at the end of the period of overtime and that team is declared the winner.

OFFICIALS/

Up-to-date qualified officials should be used who are trained in F.I.B.A. rules and wearing the approved clothes and badge.

TABLE OFFICIATING/

To include a Scorer and a Timekeeper. International procedure should be followed, not American.

DISQUALIFICATION/

The Tournament Director will disqualify a team at the U12/U14 level that does not follow the substitution and playing time guidelines. The game will then be scored at 20 points to 0 for the ‘winning’ team and 2 points awarded in the league tables.

TIE BREAKING PROCEDURES/

During the initial league stage, 2 points shall be awarded for a win and 0 points for a loss.
In the event of a TWO-TEAM TIE at the end of the league stage the result of the mutual game shall determine which team advances to the next stage of the competition.

In the event of a THREE-TEAM TIE at the end of the league stage the following steps are to be followed in order to determine which team advances to the next stage of the competition:
(i) Points for minus points against from mutual games (see point i. below).
(ii) Most points for from mutual games (see point i. below).
(iii) Points for minus points against from all games (see point i. below).
(iv) Most points for from all games (see point i. below).

POINTS DIFFERENCE/

At all age levels, a maximum of +20 points per game will count towards a team’s points difference total. This is done to discourage teams from inflicting too heavy a defeat on another team during the initial (league) stages of a tournament. Under 14 coaches should not employ a full-court press when well ahead in a game.
At the U12/14 level the scoreboard will only show a maximum of 20 points difference. The score sheet will reflect the correct running score.

ALTERNATE POSSESSION/

Alternate possession will be used at all four age levels whenever a jump-ball situation occurs. The only jump ball to take place in a game shall be the one that starts the game. However, all periods of overtime shall start with a jump ball and thereafter-alternate possession shall continue to be used.

24 SECOND VIOLATION/

There are normally no 24 second clocks in operation during NECIS games. In order to avoid teams running down the clock towards the end of a game, during the last two minutes of a game only the referees shall warn the team in possession that they must make a scoring attempt by calling out “10 seconds left.” If the team in possession does not make a scoring attempt during those 10 seconds the referees should call a 24 second violation.

RULES FOR U14 BASKETBALL/

International basketball rules apply with the following exceptions:

1. The game is divided into four quarters of eight minutes (see note on page 25 regarding playing time at a tournament).

2. The first quarter is started with a jump ball in the center circle. Subsequent quarters are started by the team with alternate possession from the centerline area. Alternate possession is employed at all other jump-ball situations. All periods of overtime should start with a jump ball.

3. Schools should endeavor to bring twelve players to a tournament. See item 11. Size of Squads on page 19 (Size of Squads) for exceptions.

4. Those teams with 11 or fewer players on a team must ensure that all players remain a substitute (i.e. not play in the game) for a minimum of one full quarter and play a minimum of one full quarter; those teams with 12 or more players on a team must ensure that all players play a minimum of one full quarter but there is no restriction that players must remain a substitute for one quarter providing that all players play for a minimum of one full quarter. In order to correctly adhere to the rules regarding playing time, a team should have a minimum of 7 players. A team consisting of fewer than 7 players must still adhere to the rule regarding playing time which will result in that team playing least one full quarter with fewer than 5 players on the court.

In U12 and U14 Basketball games, players must report to the Scorer's table at the beginning of every quarter for the purpose of recording their numbers on the Score sheet. Both coaches must report to the Scorer's table before the fourth quarter commences for the purpose of ensuring that their team has adhered to the rules governing substitutions and minimum playing time. The Tournament Director will disqualify a team at the U12/U14 level that does not follow the substitution and playing time guidelines. The game will then be scored at 20 points to 0 for the ‘winning’ team and 2 points awarded in the league tables.

5. There are normally no 24 second clocks in operation during NECIS games. In order to avoid teams running down the clock towards the end of a game, during the last two minutes of a game only the referees shall warn the team in possession that they must make a scoring attempt by calling out “10 seconds left.” If the team in possession does not make a scoring attempt during those 10 seconds the referees should call a 24 second violation.

6. There are no restrictions on the type of defense that may be employed.i.e. both zone and man-to-man defense tactics may be employed.

AWARDS/

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the Cup competition and winner of the Plate competition.
All participants receive a NECIS badge.

FOOD AND DRINKS/

Will be provided for athletes and coaches. Other refreshments will be on sale. Water bottles should be brought by the athletes.

ACCOMMODATION/

STUDENTS/

Tournament participants and their parents will be informed by their AD as to where they are staying.