VYPE HARDWOOD SERIES RULES (2018-2019)

AWAY = Team Listed on top of bracket or left in pool – Black/Dark Jersey
HOME = Team Listed on bottom of bracket or right in pool – White/Light Jersey

  • 4th – 5th grade Boys/ 4th-6th grade Girls – 20 minute running clock. Clock will only stop at end of each half the last 2 minutes IF the point difference is less than 15 points at the 2 minute mark of the half.
  • 6th – 8th grade Boys/ 7th – 8th grade Girls -Two-14 minute halves (Clock stops on all dead balls)
  • 9th grade and and older Boys and Girls -Two-16 minute halves (Clock stops on all dead balls)
  • Half Time – 1 minute (Clock Starts immediately at the end of half)
  • 3 time outs per game. 2 – Full Time out and 1 – 30 Second time out.
  • 2 minute overtime. Each team gets 1 – 30 second time out in overtime. (No timeouts carry over)
  • 3 minutes between games.
  • Mercy Rule 20 point lead running clock has to get down to 15 points before it stops again.
  • Disqualification will be 5 Fouls.
  • No Bonus until the 10th foul of each half. Then will shoot 2 on the 10th foul.
  • If a player receives a technical foul they must be sub out of the game.  If a player receives a second technical foul in the same game they are ejected for that game.
  • If a coach receives a technical foul they must remain seated the remainder of the game, “Seat Belt Rule”.  If a coach receives a second technical foul they must be removed from the court for the remainder of that game.  The tournament director has the right to eject a coach for the remainder of the tournament in events of excessive un-sportsman like conduct, heckling or threatening any players, coaches, refs or fans.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY – If any of the following actions take place: Any heckling of officials by parents, players, or coaches. Any fighting by any person in attendance, to include, parents, players, refs, or coaches. Any threatening act that may endanger any person in attendance, to include parents, players, refs or coaches. VYPE reserves the right to take any or all of the following actions: Removal from the tournament. Possible forfeiture of game. Expulsion from future VYPE events. Law Enforcement involvement.  Teams who are ejected from a tournament due to fighting will be suspended for playing any more VYPE events for that season.  Any teams removed from a tournament will not be eligible for a refund for the event.

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Tie Breakers

Tie breakers for Seeding Purpose will be as follows:

  • [A] Head to Head
  • [B] Point Differential
  • [C] Fewest points allowed from all games played. If three teams are tied after pool play, point differentials will be used.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

2018 -19 Tournament Age/Grade Division Rules: Ages are based on the grade players are in during the 2018-19 school year. Age determining date is 9/1/2019.

  • 9U / 3rd Grade Division: Players in the 3rd grade cannot turn 11 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 4th grade cannot turn 10 before 9/1/2019.
  • 10U / 4rd Grade Division: Players in the 4th grade cannot turn 12 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 5th grade cannot turn 11 before 9/1/2019.
  • 11U / 5th Grade Division: Players in the 5th grade cannot turn 13 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 6th grade cannot turn 12 before 9/1/2019.
  • 12U / 6th Grade Division: Players in the 6th grade cannot turn 14 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 7th grade cannot turn 13 before 9/1/2019.
  • 13U / 7th Grade Division: Players in the 7th grade cannot turn 15 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 8th grade cannot turn 14 before 9/1/2019.
  • 14U / 8th Grade Division: Players in the 8th grade cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 9th grade cannot turn 15 before 9/1/2019.
  • 15U / 9th Grade Division: Players in the 9th grade cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 10th grade cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2019.
  • 16U / 10th Grade Division: Players in the 10th grade cannot turn 18 before 9/1/2019. Players in the 11th grade cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2019.
  • 17U / Varsity Divisions: The boys’ 17U & girls’ Varsity divisions are actually “open divisions,” where unsigned seniors with remaining high school eligibility can play. However, players cannot turn 20 before 9/1/2019. Unsigned seniors can play as long as they have not committed in writing to play for a college at any level. Unsigned prep school players are also eligible to play in our tournaments. If a player has signed a letter of intent and you think they won’t qualify because of grades, they still cannot play. The tournament management has the right to exclude any senior from playing. No player who has attended junior college or college may play in this event.

Even if a player is grade eligible, no player can play in a division where the player is more than 1 year older than appropriate age for that division. The age determination date for purposes of Maximum Age rule is Sept 1, 2019. For example, a 14-year old 6th grader is not eligible to participate in the 6th grade division.

Frequently Asked

Playing Up. A player may play up in a higher grade division

Playing on Multiple Teams. A player may play on multiple teams that are grade appropriate; a player may play on only one team per grade division.

Player Age/Grade Protests must be accompanied by a $75.00 deposit per player. If protest is won, or no documentation is found money will be returned and player or players in question will be disqualified for the remainder of the tournament. No prior games will be forfeited as teams participating in prior games will have waived their protest opportunity by failing to timely submit an Eligibility Protest. If protest is lost the entire $75.00 will not be refunded.

Who can protest? Player eligibility protests can only be submitted by a coach or manager of a team participating in the same division as the player(s) whose eligibility is being challenged.

When can protest be made? A protest can be made at any time prior to a game. Any pre-game protest should be submitted as soon as possible so that it may be considered in a timely manner. A post-game protest must be made within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the game.
It is strongly recommended that Team Organizations keep copies of players’ report cards and birth certificates for players’ verification.