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Friday, February 28, 2014

WEST COAST D3 NATIONALS - 6/26-29

AAU Boys Basketball
West Coast Division III National Championship

DATES: June 26 – June 29, 2014
Boys 3rd-4th-5th-6th-7th-8th
Register Here

ENTRY DEADLINE:
All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2014. All participating teams must have a roster submitted online at www.aauboysbasketball.org Entry fees must be submitted via Online Roster System.
FACILITIES:
Folsom Sports Complex Folsom, Ca
Folsom High School Folsom, Ca
Vista High School Folsom, Ca
Folsom Middle School Folsom, Ca
Sutter Jr High Folsom, Ca
SPECTATOR ADMISSION:
Daily admission will be available for $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per youth (ages 6-14) and under 5, free.
OPENING CEREMONY:
More information can be found at www.sacareasports.net.
REGISTRATION:
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014 – 5:00 PM at TBA. Your time for registration will be assigned upon receipt of entry and posted on www.aauboysbasketball.org and www.sacareasports.net. All players and coaches must be at registration at assigned time.
COACHES' MEETINGS:
First coaches’ meeting: FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 - TBA.
ELIGIBLE TEAMS:
Only teams that have qualified in AAU Qualifying Tournaments will be eligible to compete in the National Championships. (See 2014 Boys’ Basketball Handbook at www.aauboysbasketball.org and click on Rules/Info).
RULES OF PLAY:
The National Championship Tournament will be played under the 2013-2014 National Federation of State High School Association rules, except where amended by the AAU Boys’ Basketball Handbook. Please visit www.aauboysbasketball.org and click on the Rules/Info tab, then Rules/Handbook.
SCHEDULES:
Schedules will be posted at www.aauboysbasketball.org and will be emailed to each team that provides a valid email address in the Online Roster System.
GAME FORMAT:
3rd-4th-5th 6th Grade
7 minute quarters
5 minute halftime/warm-up – 3 minute overtime.
7th-8th-9th Grade
8 minute quarters
5 minute halftime/warm-up – 3 minute overtime.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
June 27 – Pool Play
June 28 – Pool Play/ Bracket Play (Championship or Classic)
June 29 – Conclusion of Bracket Play (Championship or Classic)
BENCH RULES:
The home team will sit on the left side of the official scorekeeper, facing the table from the floor. A team may have on its bench only eligible players in uniform and four non-players. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench. At least one person age 18 or older must be on the bench at all times.
PRESS RULE:
Teams ahead by 20 points or more at any point in the second half must play defense behind their three-point arc. First offense: Warning, Second and all additional offenses: 2 shot technical.
AWARDS:
Each athlete and registered coach on the top ten finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy. Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Classic Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy.
ROSTER:
All athletes and non-athletes allowed on the bench must hold a current AAU membership. A team that qualifies for a National Championship Tournament may add a maximum of seven (7) players to its District Roster for the purpose of participating in the National Tournaments. Pick-up/replacement players listed on the roster are subject to the following restrictions: These players must have been able to satisfy all eligibility requirements (regarding grade, age, residence, etc.) unless approved by the Eligibility Committee. Teams may not add players from the rosters of other teams advancing to the National Championship Tournament. A team advancing to a Division I National Championship may not add a player from another team advancing to a Div. I National Championship in the same age group without the written permission of the Eligibility Committee. For further clarification, please refer to the 2012 AAU Boys Basketball Handbook at www.aauboysbasketball.org (click on Rules/Info).
GRADE DETERMINATION:
4th Grade - An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2014.
5th Grade - An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2014.
6th Grade - An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2014.
7th Grade - An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2014.
8th Grade - An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2014.
If an athlete wishes to play down a grade division, please verify if they are eligible based on the criteria in the Rule Book.
ELIGIBILITY:
Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the National Chair or his designee in attendance. No member of the local Tournament Committee shall have the authority to rule on eligibility. The AAU Boys’ Basketball Eligibility Committee will handle all of these matters.
TEAM DOCUMENTATION:
Each team MUST present "ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS" for review. The "ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS" must contain: 1. Copy of the team AAU Online Roster to be used at the event. 2. Copy of each athlete's Proof of Grade. 3. Copy of each athlete's Proof of Age. The "ELIGIBILITY MATERIALS" will be collected at your assigned registration time for review by a member of the AAU Tournament Staff. All collected materials held for review will be returned to the team at the 2nd Coaches Meeting. Failure to have proper documentation at registration or during the event may result in athlete or team disqualification. Acceptable documents can be found at www.aauboybasketball.org in the Rule Book. PROTESTS: For National Championship play, any eligibility protest that is turned in the first day of competition by 6:00 pm will be reviewed by the eligibility committee, and a decision will be made prior to bracket play. Any eligibility protest that comes after the first day of competition will be reviewed at the Eligibility Committee’s discretion. All non-eligibility protests will be reviewed by the Eligibility Committee at their discretion. A fee of $100.00 cash (refunded if protest is upheld) must accompany all protests. Protests must come from a non-athlete member listed on the official online roster for the event. The written protest must be submitted to the National Commissioner-in-Charge. All decisions of the Eligibility Committee shall be final.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Players', coaches' and spectators’ conduct should be above reproach, on and off the court. Misbehavior or misconduct may result in disqualification from the tournament. Coaches listed on the official team roster are responsible for the conduct of their players and any damages incurred to the hotel or facilities used by the players. If a coach or a player is suspended during a game, the suspension does NOT include forfeited games. The suspension will be for the next game played EJECTIONS a) Any player recorded on the official score sheet as ejected for fighting by the officials (striped shirts) will be prohibited from playing in the next scheduled game. b) If a coach or player is ejected from a game, he/she will be placed on probation (unless ejected for fighting). c) If a coach or player is ejected a second time, he/she will sit out that game and the next game. d) If a coach or player is ejected a third time, he/she will be suspended from the tournament. UNIFORM: The top team on the bracket or the team listed on the left side of pool play schedule shall be the home team and shall wear WHITE. Players’ jerseys must have numbers on both the front and back. Numbers can be 00-99. Minimum size of numbers shall be 2" on the front and 4" on the back. Teams competing in National Championship tournaments must have WHITE and DARK jerseys. Violation of this rule shall be penalized by a two (2) shot technical foul for each illegal jersey, to be assessed at the time the player with the illegal jersey enters the game.
COACHES’ ATTIRE:
All non-uniformed persons on bench shall wear long pants, shirts with collars and sleeves and dress shoes or tennis shoes during play at the National Championships. Jeans, jean shorts, sweat pants, mesh shorts, tee shirts, hats and open-toed shoes are not permitted. Any non-uniformed person on the bench will be removed until properly attired. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench. MANDATORY COACHES: The AAU National Office is happy to announce to its members, FREE Coaches' Education for all EDUCATION: AAU Non-Athletes. This exciting program is MANDATORY for all AAU Non-Athletes and will be administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Please visit www.aausports.org and click on JOIN NOW in order to enter and take the MANDATORY AAU/PCA coaches educational course. Membership may be revoked from non-athletes who do not complete course prior to competition.
HOTEL INFORMATION:
Visit www.sacareasports.net for a list of AAU approved hotels.
STATEMENT OF IMPORTANCE
The AAU can not and does not guarantee the appearance and/or participation of specific participant(s) and/or teams (as applicable) in this event. The AAU has sanctioned (approved) this Event as an official AAU Event (competition), but the AAU is not and shall not be responsible for any participant's or spectator's expenses related to this Event (nor reimbursements for same) in case of dissatisfaction of any participant, friend, family, or spectator, this includes, but is not limited to all travel, hotel (lodging), food, entry fees and/or any other expenses related to the event. SAC AREA SPORTS, INC.

Charles Baldwin
Pacific AAU Boys Basketball Sports Director
(530) 363-0007

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