General Instructions:

1) All players must be in fifth-grade or under for 5U divisions, sixth-grade or under for 6U division and seventh-grade or under for 7U divisions.
2) A $110 dollar entry fee will be charged for each non-TUSD team. An $80 entry fee is required for each 5U TUSD team ($75 for 6U and 7U teams).
3) Trophies will be awarded to first- through third-place teams in all divisions except 7U co-ed division where champions only will be awarded.
4) High school girls-size basketball (28.5) will be used for all divisions.
5) National Federation (High School) rules will be used except:

 

1) Quarters will be six minutes long. Mercy rule will apply: If the point spread is 20 in the 4th-quarter, clock will run until final minute.

2) Halftime will be three minutes long.

3 All time outs will be 30 seconds long (5 per team per game).

4) Full-court press will not be allowed. Teams may not play defense in their front court. Penalty: Until the final 2 minutes of the game, without stopping play, official will instruct defense to move to its backcourt. If defense steals the ball, then official will blow the whistle and give ball back to offended team. In the last 2 minutes of the game, offended team will receive the ball under its own basket and may not inbound into backcourt.

5) 5th-grade and Under Co-Ed Division only: BCI substitution rules will apply. All players who play in the first quarter may not play in the second quarter. No substitution restrictions apply in the second half. If a team has fewer than 10 players, the opposing team need play only that number of players. (See below.)

 

RULES PROHIBIT PLAYERS WEARING JEWELRY. NO EXCEPTIONS. This rule is for the safety of the players. Please inform your players of the  “no jewelry” rule.

7U Co-ed division is Round-robin play: Wins and losses will determine final standings. Head to head competition is the only tie-breaker.

Roskruge Cougar Classic substitution rules 5th-Grade and Under Co-ed Division ONLY Adapted from Basketball Congress International Rules The rules are designed for a purpose. The rules are to ensure that every player on a 10-person team gets at least one quarter of playing time.  During the first half Assuming a team has 10 players at the game: 5 play the whole first quarter without being subbed out. 5 different players play in the second quarter without being subbed out.  During the second half:  Any combination of players can be used and any substitution style can be used. If teams do not have 10 players at the game: 1st quarter: Play 5 players without substitution. 2nd quarter: play the remaining players – The opposing coach gets to chose which player(s) have to play in the second quarter. No substituting in the first half. During the second Half: Any substitution pattern is allowed At the beginning of the second Quarter: If a team has 9 players at the game – the opposing team will receive 2 points. If a team has 8 players at the game – the opposing team will receive 4 points If a team has 7 players at the game -. the opposing team will receive 6 points If a team has 6 players at the game – the opposing team will receive 8 points If a team has 5 players at the game -. the opposing team will receive 10 points (Points will be awarded only if one team has more players than the other team.) If a team has fewer than 10 players, the opposing team need play only that number of players. In that situation, the team with at least ten players may substitute in and out during the second quarter any players who played in the first quarter as long as it keeps the number of players in that the team with less than 10 players has over 5. (For example, if one team has 8 players and another team has 15 players, the team with 15 players must keep at least three players that did not play in the first quarter in the game during the second quarter.)  If teams have more than 10 players: They may sub in either or both the first or second quarters, but subs who play in the first quarter may not play in the second quarter. During the second half: Any substitution pattern can be used. There is strategy involved with the substitution. Some teams divide their team up into two equal squads. Some coaches load up for one quarter.