Chippewa Valley Slam Fest General Rules for all Divisions
The Chippewa Valley Slam Fest Organizers want all participating youth and adults to have a positive experience. In order for this to happen we ask that all coaches and parents play a spectator's role only. Please note that inappropriate language and/or behavior directed at players or officials will not be tolerated. Only one warning will be given. If the incident reoccurs, the participant and/or spectator involved will be asked to leave. Please help make this a positive event.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you.
TEAM & PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
1) Each team must have four players on their roster and be registered as a team by the predetermined entry deadline of July 24th. Additions and/or changes on rosters will not be permitted under any circumstance after the entry deadline of July 24th. Players may only register on one team and in only one division.
2) Teams are split into male and female divisions Co-ed teams will automatically be scheduled in a male division and by the oldest team members' age.
3) Identification (e.g., birth certificate, driver's license, other photo ID, etc) for players playing in all the 18 and under divisions is required at on-site registration to verify information provided on the original team application. Identity bracelets will be issued at that time. The ID bracelet must be worn at all times to participate in the tournament.
4) Discovery at any time after registration that a player's age is in question will result in elimination of the whole team from further competition.
5) Eligibility problems will be enforced from point of discovery. No replay of games or adjustments will be allowed for previous contests and standing involving the team in question.
6) The event organizers reserve the right to allow a player substitution in the event of serious injury. However, once substituted the injured player is no longer eligible to play for the remainder of the event.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE
"Respect All" - Team names, uniforms and or t-shirts must not have racial or sexual undertones or display political statements or controversial points of view.
1) Matching uniforms or colored t-shirts/tank tops/supportive sports apparel are suggested with team names and players number are recommended. This rule is not to impede on a teams since of fashion but is in effort at up holding a level of modesty. Each registered player will be given a CV Slam Fest t-shirt when they register and they should keep it with them at all times in case they are asked to remove an unacceptable shirt at the referee's or tournament official's discretion. Male players will be allowed to play with out shirts.
2) The Team Captain is always the team spokesperson, not a coach, parent, spectator, or one of the other players.
3) All 10 and under age divisions and all women's courts will use the intermediate size basketball. Over age 10 and all men's courts will use a standard size ball.
4) Referees and or Medical Personnel shall order any player, who is bleeding or has blood on his /her skin, shirts, shorts or uniform to leave the game for appropriate treatment.
The player may not return until the bleeding has been stopped, the injury covered with medical dressing and the player's clothing is free of any bloodstains. Re-entry into the game will be at the discretion of the Referees and or Medical Personnel only.
5) No alcoholic beverage will be allowed by players or spectators in the area of the basketball courts. We recommend that there is no alcoholic beverage consumption by any players until their games are done for the day. Unruly players and spectator will be escorted from all CV Slam events.
6) Jewelry (earrings, rings, watches, etc...), hats & bandanas are not allowed to be worn by players during tournament games. Any player that refuses to remove any such item
prior to play is not eligible to participate in that game. Absolutely no necklaces or chains of any type will be allowed with the only exception being a well secured "taped" Medical Alert tag.
7) All teams are placed into male and female divisions according to pre-established age categories, as follows; 10 & under 12 & under, 14 & under, 17 & under, Open Men, Open Women, Co-ed, & Top Men. Any co-ed teams registered to play will automatically be placed in a male division based age. The age of the players is determined as of July 24th, 2017. The team must register into the category of the oldest player.
GAME TIME AND SCHEDULING
1) All games must start with a minimum of two players and be completed with any number of players up to 3 players.
2) Both teams will share the court for warm-up at the same time prior to the start of the game.
3) Teams must be at their court at the scheduled game time, even if games are "running behind" for any reason such as inclement weather or slow play. The official reference for scheduling changes shall be the Registration Tent, and not verbal information provided by a Referee or event official. The players are responsible for obtaining scheduling information and being at their court to play when their game is to begin. Game time is forfeit time.
4) Teams should be at your court 10 minutes before the scheduled game time and stay there until your game is played.
5) No dunking allowed - warm ups or games. Any participant registered to play in the tournament caught dunking on any basket at any time may be dismissed from the tournament and their entry fee will not be refunded.
TIME-OUTS AND PLAYER SUBSTITUTIONS
1) Each team is allowed one (1) one minute time-out per game.
2) If play is stopped by a referee to attend to an obvious injury, then the injured player must sit out at least until the next dead ball. The referee has the option to stop the clock for injuries.
3) Player substitution is permitted during a dead ball only.
1) A coin flip before the start of the game will determine who gets the ball out-of-bounds first.
2) The ball will change possession after each scored basket.
3) Jump balls will be called by the referee and will go to the defense. (Not alternating possession)
4) The ball must be checked by an opposing player before it is put into play. The player must pass the ball in while standing out-of-bounds at the top of the court to begin play.
5) All fouls and violations will be played out-of-bounds at the top of the court.
6) The ball must be "taken back" to the marked line on each court on every changed possession. "Taking back" means both feet behind the take back line. A Violation occurs only if a shot is taken and either basket is made or the ball hits the rim or backboard. The team failing to properly "take it back", will lose any points made during the possession and the ball.
7) 10 -Second Rule. When taking the ball out-of bounds, a player shall have 10 seconds to put the ball into play. A player shall also have 10 seconds to initiate any free throw attempt. In either case, the referee is responsible for determining when a violation has occurred, which will result in a loss of possession of the ball.
1) A field goal is worth 1 point.
2) A successful goal from behind a designated line is worth 2 points. Both feet must be completely behind the line when initiating the attempt.
3) The following scoring rules apply for all games; first team to 15 points with a two point margin (win by 2), or straight out at 20 points (example: 15-13, 18-16, 20-19).
4) All games will have a 20 minute time limit. The official starting time will be recorded by the referee.
5) The "official time" will be stopped only during called timeouts & injury timeouts.
6) The team leading at the end of the 20 minute time limit will be the winner.
7) If the game is tied after 20 minutes and no team has reached the required number of points to win the game, the referee will flip a coin to determine team possession. The first team to score will win the game.
FOULS AND FREE THROWS
1) All shooting fouls will be handled in the following manner:
a. If a one point basket is made and the player is fouled they will get the basket and 1 foul shot. If the ensuing free throw is made or missed, possession goes to the defensive team.
b. If the one point basket is missed and free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team.
c. If the basket is missed and if the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession.
d. If a two point basket is made and the player is fouled they will get the basket and 1 foul shot. If the ensuing free throw is made or missed, possession goes to the defensive
e. If a two point basket is missed and the player is fouled they will get 2 foul shots. If one or both of the ensuing free throws are missed, offensive team retains possession.
2) Non-shooting fouls - on and after the 7th team foul - will be handled in the following manner:
a. If the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team.
b. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession.
3) Offensive fouls away from the ball - lose of passion, no free throws awarded.
Note: All free throws are dead balls.
TECHNICAL FOULS - PLAYER MISCONDUCT, FLAGRANT AND INTENTIONAL FOULS
1) The referee may assess a Technical Foul for any misconduct, flagrant, or intentional fouls committed by a player(s). This may include but is not limited to;
a. A Contact Foul intended to hurt an opponent, fan or referee.
b. Vulgar or verbally abusive behavior.
c. Other misconduct deemed inappropriate by the referee (exp. intentionally kicking the ball, etc.) or a contact foul designed to neutralize an opponent's obvious advantageous position.
d. All technical fouls will be counted as a team foul.
2) PENALTY: Two free throws from the free throw Line (15-ft.) for one point each and the ball out of bounds.
a. The Team Captain may designate the player to shoot and that player must take both shots.
b. The Offended Team will retain possession of the ball whether the shots are made or missed.
Note: Any player committing two (2) Technical Fouls in a game is automatically ejected from that game and his/her teams' next game.
3) FIGHTING AND/OR THROWING A PUNCH
Aggressive behavior automatically results in a technical foul assessed against the players(s) involved. Free throws will be awarded as described above and will result in immediate dismissal of the player(s) from the tournament.
a. A technical foul will be counted as a team foul.
b. Continuous misconduct, intentional and or flagrant fouling by a team or player may result in dismissal from the game or tournament at the discretion of the referee or other tournament official.
NOTE: Rules may change up to July 24th. The only notification you my get is the CV Slam Fest website or on the day of the tournament.
AGREEMENT REGARDING RISK OF INJURY AND RELEASE AND WAIVER OF ALL CLAIMS
I hereby apply to participate in one or more of the following 2017 Chippewa Valley Slam Fest events; 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, Bowling Tournament, Bean Bags or skill events in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on July 28th through July 30th. 2017.
I understand that participating in the above mentioned events will expose me to above normal risks of injury or harm. These risks include but are not limited to uneven or hazardous playing surfaces, weather conditions, physical contact or collisions with other players, spectators or inanimate objects on or about the event grounds and axillary parking lots. I understand that participating in any sport is in itself hazardous and may result in injury. I represent that I have no health or physical problems that will interfere with my participation in the tournament(s) and I agree that I am responsible for my own safety.
I hereby assume all risks associated with my attendance and participation in the tournament(s). I understand that I am solely responsible for any injuries which may occur to me as a result of my participation in the tournament and I specifically waive my right to bring litigation against the sponsors and specifically release any right which I have to assert a negligence claim against the tournament sponsors, their agents or representatives.
I hereby fully and forever release, discharge, and agree not to sue local tournament organizers, local or national business sponsors, site owner(s), volunteers, paid representatives or any other sponsors, their officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, and successors for any and all claims, causes of action or liability for any injury, loss or damage sustained or incurred by me arising out of or in any way associated with my attendance at or participation in the tournaments, including all claims, causes of action or liability arising out of the negligence of tournament sponsors, their agents or representatives.
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless tournament sponsors, their agents or representatives from any loss, damage or expense sustained or incurred by them arising from any such claims, cause of action or liability, whether brought to me, anyone acting on my behalf, or by anyone else because of conduct attributed to me.
In consideration of participation in the program, I agree that my likeness may be photographed or videotaped and that such image may be published in an outlet used to promote or publicize the program.
I understand and agree that this Release and Waiver shall be binding upon my heirs, assigns and any personal entity acting upon my behalf, including a parent, guardian or next friend.
I have read the above items of the Release and Waiver, understand them, agree to abide by them, and hereby acknowledge that I have read and understand this Release and Waiver.