Battle At The Hive Rules 2017
- Competition Rules. All Tournament games will be conducted under National Federation of High School Basketball Rules, unless otherwise noted.
- Uniforms. While it is required to have numbers on the back of the uniform, it is recommended that uniform numbers be on both the front and back of the uniform. All other NFHS rules regarding uniforms and uniform numbers are waived. A team must have both a light and dark colored .
- Home Team Designation. In bracket play, the top team listed will be the home team. In pool and round robin play, the team listed first will be the home team. In case of uniform conflicts, the home team will wear the lighter colored jersey. The home team should use the bench to the right of the scorer’s table, as you face the floor. Each team’s basket for the pre-game warm-up will be the basket furthest from its bench.
- Ball Specs. The intermediate size ball (“28.5”) all Girls’ divisions.
- Player Age. All players must play the grade they are in school. Players can play up a grade, but players may not play down. There are no age exceptions.
6.0 Regulation Clock and Exceptions.
6.1. Game is two 20-minute halves.
6.2. All overtime periods will be 3 minutes.
6.3. Clock will stop the last 1 minutes of each half unless there is a 20 point lead.
6.4. Half-Time will be 2 minutes (Half-Time length may be reduced at the option of the Site Director).
6.5. Pre-game Warm-Up will be a minimum of 5 minutes (the Warm-Up time length may be reduced at the option of the Site Director).
6.6. Half-Time Warm-Up is available for team members in uniform and playing in the next scheduled game.
- Free Throws. Teams will shoot 1&1 free throws on the 7th-9th team fouls. Teams will shoot the double bonus beginning with the 10th team foul and all in the act of shooting fouls.
- Timeouts. Each team will be allowed 4 thirty-second timeouts per game. One additional timeout will be allowed for each overtime period. Players are permitted to sit on the bench during a time out.
- Tiebreaker for Pool:
9.1. Two Team Tie: Winner of game between two teams tied awarded higher place, with losing team awarded next place.
9.2. Three or more teams tied: Step 1: Head to head record for tied teams, with placing/seeding based upon the head to head record. Step 2: If head to head records are the same for 3 or more teams, the Point Differential Rule is used (each team given a point differential for each game played, with a maximum +15 or –15 differential for any one game). In the event of a forfeit, the team forfeiting shall be given -15 points and the team receiving the forfeit will be given +15 points. In the event of a double forfeit, each team is given a loss with a point differential of 0. Places awarded based upon highest Point Differential.
9.2.1. Point Differential used for all pool. If two teams have the same point differential, winner of the head to head game between the teams is awarded the higher place.
9.2.2. If 3 or more teams remain tied, higher place is awarded based upon Point Differential for games between the tied teams only. If two teams then have the same point differential, winner of the head to head game between the teams is awarded the higher place.
9.2.3. If 3 or more teams remain tied, higher place is awarded based upon the lowest defensive points allowed for all games. If two teams then have the same point differential, winner of the head to head game between the teams is awarded the higher place.
9.2.4. If 3 or more teams remain tied, higher place is awarded based upon the lowest defensive points allowed for games between the tied teams only. If two teams then have the same point differential, winner of the head to head game between the teams is awarded the higher place.
10. Coach/Player Ejection. Any coach or player who is ejected from a game by a game official or the Site Director will not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled game for that team.
11. Parent Ejection. If any parent or family member of a player is removed a game by game official or the Site Director, the player of that parent or family member will not be allowed to participate in the next schedule game for the team.
12. Behavior Standards. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Each coach is responsible for the conduct of the team’s players, coaches and fans on and off the court and must promote the best sportsmanship, win or lose. The Site Director or any game official may remove a player, coach, or attendee from a game, tournament, or venue for inappropriate behavior. The Site Director for Battle At The Hive may take any such other corrective action it deems appropriate to assure proper sportsmanship, the safety and well-being of all participants, and the integrity and standards of the event. All teams, coaches, players, and attendees are subject to such rulings and corrective actions.
13. Fighting. If any team is in a fighting incident (Coach, Player, or Parent), the Directors of Battle At The Hive have the right to prohibit that team from participating in future Battle At The Hive events. This is a rule we take very seriously and have enforced.