Game Format & Regulations

2017 GAME FORMAT (H.S.A.A. rules will apply except for the differences listed below.)
1. Game Timing: Two 20‐minute halves with a running clock. The last two‐minutes of each half, the clock shall stop on all dead ball situations. The tournament director only has the option to change the time for warm ups and half time to get games caught up. If there is more than a twenty‐five-point spread in a game, both coaches must agree to waive the stop clock during the last two minutes.
2. Overtime: There will be one 2‐minute overtime in all games ending in a tie with each team receiving one time out for the overtime (teams may not carry‐over any timeouts). The clock will stop for all dead ball situations during overtime.
3. Double Overtime: Games will be decided by sudden death, meaning the team who scores the first point (does not have to be a basket, it can be a free throw) will have won the game. Again, teams will be awarded one time out with no carry‐overs. Overtime at Nationals: At all AYBT National Tournaments, for the single elimination tournament only, there will be no sudden death overtimes. There will be a 2‐minute overtime until a winner is decided.
4. Fouls: Each player is allowed 5, shooting one and one on the 7th team foul and two shots (double bonus) on the 10th team foul. Technical Fouls/Intentional Fouls/Flagrant Fouls: will not be shot, 2 points will be awarded to the other team along with possession of the ball. Any individual given a second technical foul will be removed from the gym. That individual will receive a one game suspension for their next scheduled game. (A next scheduled game would be at the event or national that the individual is currently participating or it could be the next DSE or National in which the individual participates.)
5. Time‐Outs: Each team has two 30‐second time‐outs per half, with no carry‐overs. Overtime Time-Outs: Each team is given one time out for every overtime, no carry‐overs.
6. Restrictions: All defenses and offenses are allowed. However, coaches need to pull their full court or half court press if ahead by 20 points or more. All trapping defenses are considered a press, either half court or full court.
7. The TOUR’s 60/40 playing rule suggests that all players receive between forty to sixty percent of the playing time over the entire event or national. Please rotate your players per our equal play philosophy. Equal Play at Nationals: At all AYBT National Tournaments, for the single elimination tournament only, coaches are encouraged to play all players but it is not required.
a. 60/40 Philosophy: If listed on the roster and dressed to play (unless injured or suspended from playing), every player must play in every game.
8. Timekeepers and Scorekeepers: Each team will be required to provide one per game. Home team keeps the official book at the designated location, and the visiting team operates the clock/scoreboard. Please plan as children are not encouraged to handle either of these responsibilities.
9. Game Ball: The home team provides the game ball. Boy’s 3rd, 4th, 5th grade division uses the 28.5 ball.

ADMISSION POLICY (Spectator Admission fees will be charged at all DSE’s and Nationals. Please check the DSE link on our web site to view each DSE admission policy.) 1. Admission Fees at Door: Spectators will be charged a fee before entering a facility. The coach, assistant coach listed on the roster, all players listed on the roster, plus one scorekeeper/ timekeeper will receive free admission. Everyone will receive an I.D. bracelet/ankle band or mark as proof of payment and this identification must be shown before entering a facility.

GAME EQUIPMENT
1. Required Equipment: Coaches will need to bring their own practice balls, scorebook, first aid kit, and towels to all games.
2. Uniforms: Similar jersey tops or Tee Shirts with a minimum of a 6‐inch number on the back. Reversible jerseys are preferred and each team should be prepared to play with light or dark uniforms. Matching shorts are not required, but encouraged.
3. Coaches Packet: Coaches are encouraged to keep an envelope with a copy of each player’s birth certificate, player’s name and current grade, and have all signatures on the AYBT waiver forms and the “Permission to Treat” form. While this is not mandatory at the events, tournaments or one day shootouts (except for the waivers and “Permission to Treat” forms), it is mandatory at all AYBT National Tournaments and teams may be disqualified if they are unable to provide any of this information.
4. Permission to Treat Form: This form must be readily available during competition and have all players listed with required signatures. This form is obtained from the coach’s dashboard at YBNetwork.NET or on AYBTour.com insurance link.
5. All photographs, videos, and digital images taken at any AYBT event by AYBT personnel or their assignees are the property of AYBT and can be used for any promotional or marketing purposes of the AYBT.

GRADE DIVISION & SKILL LEVEL
1. Grade Divisions: Players’ grades are based on the 2016/2017 school year, not based on what grade the player is going into. Coaches’ can elect for their team to play up a grade division during AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts and play in their correct grade divisions at Nationals. At AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts, individual grade divisions sometimes may be grouped to form combined divisions. For example, the Boy’s 6th grade division may be combined with the Boy’s 7th grade division (forming a combined 6th-7th grade division), unless there are enough teams to separate the respective divisions. Also, at AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts, Girls individual divisions may be grouped to form combined divisions. Girls are NOT allowed to play on boys’ teams. NEW beginning in 2011-12 year: 12th Graders may play on 10th-11th grade teams during AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts. However, a maximum of (2) 12th graders may play on AYBT teams at our National tournaments.
2. Skill Levels: A team’s coach and the District Director determine skill level for the team. Teams are Highly Skilled (HS), Good (G), and Average (A). Teams that hold tryouts, make cuts based on skill, select players by skill or any similar selection process, must rate themselves as Highly Skilled. Unless approved by your district director, if your team has 3 or more schools represented on your roster, your team MUST select Highly Skilled. Whenever possible, teams are scheduled to play other teams of similar skill level.

ELIGIBILITY, ROSTER/WAIVER, PROTESTS/GRIEVANCES
1. Age/Grade: The TOUR is a grade-based organization; however, we do have an age maximum for each grade. Obtain these from your district director or click here if viewing from the Internet. Players’ can play up grade divisions, but not play down a grade division.
2. Playing on more than one AYBT team: Players’ may participate on more than one AYBT team, even if both teams are playing in the same AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts or National. However, at all AYBT National Tournaments, players must choose one roster at Registration and play for only one team during the single elimination tournament.
3. Team Roster: Team rosters must be completed by May 15th. The team roster may change up to the first game of each AYBT event, tournament and 1-day shootout and up to June 30th for Nationals. Coaches/Assistant Coaches/Parent Contacts must manage their roster online within the YBNetwork.NET coach’s dashboard. Coaches are responsible to update their rosters before playing in their assigned AYBT event, tournament and 1-day shootout or national. When you update your team roster, an updated “Permission to Treat” form should also be updated with the admission. Keep your old “Permission to Treat” form and obtain the required signatures for any addition(s) to your team. Failure to do so may result in your team being removed from the AYBT with no refund. Number of Players on Team Roster: Your team is recommended to have a minimum of eight players but no more than fifteen. AYBT National Headquarters must approve exceptions to the number of players. National Rosters: Changes made after June 30th may still be made to your roster, but these changes will not be reflected in the AYBT National Tournament Program if one is printed and may not be present on your team check-in roster when checking into the National Tournament. So, make sure to double-check your roster at team registration.
4. Team Giveaways: Coaches will receive free AYBT merchandise if rosters are completed by May 15th.
5. Protests: Protests will not apply to any AYBT event, tournament or 1-day shootout, or for the pool play games at Nationals. Protests during the single elimination tournament at Nationals must be brought up at the time it happens (discovery) to the Building Manager, whose ruling is final. All protests are $100 and are nonrefundable. For any grievances, a coach can voice concerns to AYBT Headquarters from the Contact Us link on our website.

SELECTING Events, Tournaments and 1-Day Shootouts
1. Recommended Process: Teams are recommended to select AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts based on the following criteria: choose 1 AYBT event, tournament or 1-day shootout in or near your hometown, choose a 2nd AYBT event, tournament or 1-day shootout over 1.5 hour from your hometown, and choose a 3rd AYBT event, tournament or 1-day shootout over 2.5 hours from your hometown. Teams that choose to play most or all their AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts near their hometown have a high probability of playing the same teams.
2. Game Schedules: Game schedules will be viewable from the main page of YBNetwork.NET approximately 7 days before an event. Game schedules may change and it is the teams’ responsibility to check for changes up to the day before their first scheduled game. If the district director does not post his game schedule to the web page, the district director will contact teams of all changes.
3. Scheduling Requests: Scheduling requests for games at DSE’s are not guaranteed, but may be taken into consideration. Teams must play all their scheduled games.
4. No Shows: Teams that do not show up for scheduled games at DSE’s may be removed from remaining AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts and/or Nationals without a refund.

MAKING A CHANGE TO YOUR TEAM
(Changing Grade Division, Skill Level, DSE/National Selection, Contact Information, Team Roster)
1. Web Site: All teams can make changes to their team on the YBNetwork.NET. Please note that AYBT Directors will look to schedule their tournaments up to 14 days out from the first day of the tournament. Therefore, it is important that any changes close to the first day of the tournament be communicated directly through phone, e-mail or text to the District Director.
2. Changing AYBT events, tournaments, 1-day shootouts and National Selections: Teams wanting to change selections must understand the time sensitivity of this process. Game schedules are created as early as 14 days before each DSE. Therefore, there will be no refunds for changes made to a AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts selection within 14 days of the date of your first game. If a team decides to drop an AYBT event, tournament and 1-day shootout within 14 days of first game, you must call your District Director. Teams may be removed from the AYBT without a refund if they drop an AYBT event, tournament and 1-day shootout within 14 days of your first game.
4. Changing Grade Division/Skill Level: This change is also time sensitive. Teams will not be allowed to change their grade division/skill level within 14 days of an AYBT event, tournament and 1-day shootout or National. The District Director of that AYBT event, tournament and 1-day shootout must be contacted to see if this change is possible.
5. Team Roster: Changes to your team roster can also be managed through your coach’s dashboard on YBNetwork.NET.

AYBT CODE OF ETHICS & BEHAVIOR
1. Coaches, parents and fans are expected to create a team environment in which primary emphasis is placed upon the emotional and physical well-being and skill improvement of the players, rather than winning. Coaches, parents and fans should lead by example and demonstrate the value of fair play and sportsmanship to all participants.
2. Poor Behavior: Poor behavior by teams, players, parents, coaches and spectators will result in the team, coach, or player being disqualified from the remaining portion of the AYBT events, tournaments and 1-day shootouts and/or National, without a refund or recourse.

AYBT REFUND POLICY
1. When a team cancels from AYBT events, tournaments or 1-day shootouts, prior to playing and prior to the 14-day window before their first game, they should be entitled to a refund from the District Director. The AYBT National Office will NO LONGER process refunds. It is the sole discretion of the AYBT District Director who has received your team funds to process the refund. However, any teams dropping an AYBT event, tournament or 1-day shootout within 14 days of the first game will NOT be entitled to a refund.
2. JUNE 15th IS THE “NO REFUND AFTER THIS DATE” FOR CANCELLATION OF ANY AYBT NATIONAL. A team must drop Nationals prior to June 15th to receive a refund for Nationals. Please note that a team that drops Nationals after July 1st may also receive a $250 fine in addition to not receiving a refund.

AYBT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT TEAMS
(Only teams planning on attending an AYBT National Tournament must read this information.)
1. National Site Selection: Teams are placed into a National Tournament based on their selection. However, many of our AYBT National Tournaments fill up quickly and are filled on a first come, first served basis. This first come, first served basis is determined when a team’s payment is processed by the AYBT National Tournament Director.
2. Required Information: All AYBT National Teams are required to fill out lodging information either before the tournament or at the tournament.
3. June 15th is the “no refund” date for cancellation of Nationals. A TEAM MUST DROP NATIONALS PRIOR TO JUNE 15th TO RECEIVE A REFUND FOR NATIONALS. Please note that a team that drops Nationals after July 1st may also receive a $250 fine in addition to not receiving a refund.
4. Hotel Listings: Please visit the view details page of each AYBT National Tournament for hotel information to help with your selections.
5. Team Rosters: Changes made after June 30th may still be made, but these changes will not be reflected in the AYBT National Tournament Program if one is printed and may not be present on your team check-in roster when checking into the National Tournament. So, make sure to double-check your roster at team registration. A maximum of (2) 12th graders may play on AYBT teams at our National tournaments.
6. Single-Elimination Tournament: Teams are placed into brackets up to 16 teams by grade division and “true playing ability”. The single-elimination bracket will be determined from, your original grade division and skill level upon entering the National Tournament, through the course of wins, losses of your pool play games, and a determination of a “natural break” from the data collected from the results of your games in pool play, as determined by the National Tournament Director. First and second place teams in each bracket will receive individual medals and a team trophy.
7. Game Schedules: Will be posted to our web site approximately 7 days before a team’s first game. Schedules may be viewed from the main page of YBNetwork.NET. Game schedules may change and it is the teams’ responsibility to check the game schedule up to the day before their first scheduled game.
8. Scheduling Requests: There are absolutely no scheduling requests for nationals. Exceptions will only be made for coaches’ coaching two teams, but this is not even guaranteed.
9. No Shows: Teams that do not show up for scheduled games during the pool play portion of the AYBT National Tournament may be removed from the single elimination tournament without refund.
10. Canceling Nationals: Teams that cancel an AYBT National Tournament after July 1st will be subject to a $250 fine.
11. Player Giveaways: Players participating in an AYBT National Tournament will receive free AYBT merchandise when attending the AYBT National Tournament.
12. National Dates: Please view the web site for the dates of our National Tournaments
13. Bracketing Meeting: There will be NO Coaching/Bracketing Meeting at AYBT Nationals. However, the National Tournament director will require coaches to turn in a seeding sheet with important information. Regardless of turning in this sheet, coaches MUST make the National Tournament director aware of any player(s) on their team that has NOT played up to the bracketing time of the single-elimination tournament. Failure to announce this information will forfeit that player to play in the National Tournament single-elimination games.