U12-U14 Basketball Tournament 2019
  • Host
  • Dates
  • Venue
  • Participants
  • Schedule
  • Rules and regulations
  • Awards
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks

U12


International School of Hamburg
Hemmingstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg, Germany
Tel: +49 408000500

Tournament Director: Garry Jones



U14


International School of Dusseldorf
Niederrheinstrasse 336
40489 Dusseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 2119406751

Tournament Director: James Cochran



U12


Wednesday, 13 March - arrival in Hamburg
Thursday, 14 March - Day 1
Friday, 15 March - Day 2
Saturday, 16 March - Day 3
Departure from ISH at ca. 14:30.



U14


Wednesday, 13 March - arrival in Dusseldorf
Thursday, 14 March - Day 1
Friday, 15 March - Day 2
Saturday, 16 March - Day 3
Departure from ISD at ca. 16:00.

U12


International School of Hamburg
Hemmingstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg, Germany
Tel: +49 408000500

Parking and access to ISH during the tournament is going to be problematical due to the narrow approach road and the heavily-used parking facilities. The following advice MUST be adhered to. Check the map.

School buses
  • Do not attempt to use the ISH Drop-Off Zone. Drive past the school building and the soccer pitch (on your right-hand side). We have a second car park situated approximately 75m further along from the soccer pitch. Turn right in to the car park. We have widened the entrance and erected no-parking signs on the road allowing the buses to turn in. All the buses should be parked in the first section of the car park immediately to your right as you enter. Eight buses should fit in there. The buses can stay there all day.
  • There will be no parking available in the narrow streets around the hotel during the day so the buses should remain at ISH. You will be able to find parking in the evenings.
  • Try to avoid arriving at ISH between 08.00 and 08.15h on the Thursday and Friday as traffic is very heavy at this time.


  • Car
  • Visitors/Spectators can attempt to park in the main school car park if there is a parking space available. Security will inform you if there is a space for you. Parking is only permitted in a designated space – do not block the car park by parking on the side.
  • Otherwise drive 75m further along the road and park in the second car park but NOT in the section designated for buses.
  • Parking is strictly forbidden on the road outside of ISH (Hemmingstedter Weg). Your car/bus will be towed!

  • Entrance to the ISH Sports Facilities during the Tournament
    All players, coaches and spectators should use the main entrance to the Sports Hall with the NECIS sign above the door. Please do not use the main entrance to the school as lessons are scheduled for the Thursday and Friday.



    U14


    International School of Dusseldorf
    Niederrheinstrasse 336
    40489 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Tel: +49 2119406751
    Wifi: Community net



    U12


    ISH, CIS, ISD, ISL, BIS, AIS, ISA, ASH



    U14


    ISD, ISA, ASH, ISH, CIS, BIS, AIS, AISR, ISE, ISL

    Schedule


    Click here for the U14 Girls schedule and here for the U14 Boys schedule.

    Court size


    Regular court size will be used for all sections.



    Ring height


    U12: 2m60
    U14: 3m05



    Size and type of ball


    U12 boys: Molten GF6X
    U12 girls: Molten GF5X
    U14 boys: Molten GF7X
    U14 girls: Molten GF6X



    Length of game


    U12: 4 x 7 mins stop clock
    U14: 4 x 6 mins stop clock

    *Tournament Directors are empowered to employ reduced playing times at a NECIS Tournament in order to schedule the tournament appropriately. If he/she decides to use this option, he/she must inform all coaches in advance of the tournament commencing.* Whenever the score is tied at the end of the regular playing time, a 3-minute period of overtime should be played (stop-clock). If the score is tied at the end of the overtime, a further 3-minute period should be played. This should continue until a team is ahead at the end of the period of overtime and that team is declared the winner.



    Officials


    Up-to-date qualified officials should be used who are trained in F.I.B.A. rules and wearing the approved clothes and badge.



    Table officiating


    To include a Scorer and a Timekeeper. International procedure should be followed, not American.



    Disqualification


    The Tournament Director will disqualify a team at the U12/U14 level that does not follow the substitution and playing time guidelines. The game will then be scored at 20 points to 0 for the ‘winning’ team and 2 points awarded in the league tables.



    Tie breaking procedure


    During the initial league stage, 2 points shall be awarded for a win and 0 points for a loss.
    In the event of a TWO-TEAM TIE at the end of the league stage the result of the mutual game shall determine which team advances to the next stage of the competition.

    In the event of a THREE-TEAM TIE at the end of the league stage the following steps are to be followed in order to determine which team advances to the next stage of the competition:
    (i) Points for minus points against from mutual games (see point i. below).
    (ii) Most points for from mutual games (see point i. below).
    (iii) Points for minus points against from all games (see point i. below).
    (iv) Most points for from all games (see point i. below).



    Points difference


    At all age levels, a maximum of +20 points per game will count towards a team’s points difference total. This is done to discourage teams from inflicting too heavy a defeat on another team during the initial (league) stages of a tournament. Under 14 coaches should not employ a full-court press when well ahead in a game.
    At the U12/14 level the scoreboard will only show a maximum of 20 points difference. The score sheet will reflect the correct running score.



    Alternate possession


    Alternate possession will be used at all four age levels whenever a jump-ball situation occurs. The only jump ball to take place in a game shall be the one that starts the game. However, all periods of overtime shall start with a jump ball and thereafter-alternate possession shall continue to be used.



    24 second violation


    There are normally no 24 second clocks in operation during NECIS games. In order to avoid teams running down the clock towards the end of a game, during the last two minutes of a game only the referees shall warn the team in possession that they must make a scoring attempt by calling out “10 seconds left.” If the team in possession does not make a scoring attempt during those 10 seconds the referees should call a 24 second violation.



    Rules for U12 Mini-Basketball


    Mini-Basketball shall be played at the U12 level.

    Coaches are reminded that N.E.C.I.S. has adopted the following rules in addition to/instead of those of the official version:

    1. It is not permitted to play a zone defense of any type at this level. This includes full-court and half-court zone defenses. A player deemed to have violated this rule shall have a technical foul called on him/her. If a team is deemed to be in violation of this rule, the coach shall have a technical foul called on him/her. A technical foul should be called on each occasion that a player/team violates this rule. However, a coach should not be excluded from the game after having two or more technical fouls called on him/her for this particular violation. See below for a more detailed description of man-to-man defense.

    2. When the offensive team loses possession in their frontcourt, they must retreat to their backcourt and may not touch the ball again until it crosses the centerline. The same rule applies after a basket has been scored–the formerly offensive team must retreat to their backcourt.

    3. A team regaining possession of the ball in their back court have 8 seconds (as per international basketball rules) to bring the ball from their back court, over the halfway line (which forms part of their back court) and into their front court. The team not in possession of the ball, whose players must have retreated into their back court, must allow their opponents to cross over the halfway line before commencing man to man defence. In particular, they must not put pressure on the player in possession of the ball until he has crossed over the halfway line.

    4. The first quarter is started with a jump ball in the center circle. Subsequent quarters are started by the team with alternate possession from the centerline area. Alternate possession is employed at all other jump-ball situations. All periods of overtime should start with a jump ball.

    5. There are normally no 24 second clocks in operation during NECIS games. In order to avoid teams running down the clock towards the end of a game, during the last two minutes of a game only the referees shall warn the team in possession that they must make a scoring attempt by calling out “10 seconds left.” If the team in possession does not make a scoring attempt during those 10 seconds the referees should call a 24 second violation.

    6. Schools should endeavor to bring twelve players to a tournament. See ‘Size of Squads’ for exceptions.

    7. In U12 and U14 basketball games, players must report to the Scorer's table at the beginning of every quarter for the purpose of recording their numbers on the score sheet. Both coaches must report to the Scorer's table before the fourth quarter commences for the purpose of ensuring that their team has adhered to the rules governing substitutions and minimum playing time. The Tournament Director will disqualify a team at the U12/U14 level that does not follow the substitution and playing time guidelines. The game will then be scored at 20 points to 0 for the ‘winning’ team and 2 points awarded in the league tables.

    8. Playing Time. Schools are reminded that they must endeavour to bring 12 players to a tournament. In order to encourage schools to do this, the following rule regarding playing time should be enforced: those teams with 11 or fewer players on a team must ensure that all players remain a substitute (i.e. not play in the game) for a minimum of one full quarter and play a minimum of one full quarter; those teams with 12 or more players on a team must ensure that all players play a minimum of one full quarter but there is no restriction that players must remain a substitute for one quarter providing that all players play for a minimum of one full quarter. In order to correctly adhere to the rules regarding playing time, a team should have a minimum of 7 players. A team consisting of fewer than 7 players must still adhere to the rule regarding playing time which will result in that team playing at least one full quarter with fewer than 5 players on the court.

    9. Substitutions can only be made during the third and fourth quarters and not during the first and second quarters, unless an injured player needs to be replaced.

    10. Only one time-out is allowed in each half of the game.

    11. The free throw line is to be positioned 4m from the backboard. 12. Team fouls will not be counted and there will be NO free shots on or after the 5th team foul in a quarter. Personal fouls should be recorded and players must be replaced upon committing their fifth foul.



    Rules for U14 Basketball


    International basketball rules apply with the following exceptions:

    1. The game is divided into four quarters of eight minutes (see note on page 25 regarding playing time at a tournament).

    2. The first quarter is started with a jump ball in the center circle. Subsequent quarters are started by the team with alternate possession from the centerline area. Alternate possession is employed at all other jump-ball situations. All periods of overtime should start with a jump ball.

    3. Schools should endeavor to bring twelve players to a tournament. See item 11. Size of Squads on page 19 (Size of Squads) for exceptions.

    4. Those teams with 11 or fewer players on a team must ensure that all players remain a substitute (i.e. not play in the game) for a minimum of one full quarter and play a minimum of one full quarter; those teams with 12 or more players on a team must ensure that all players play a minimum of one full quarter but there is no restriction that players must remain a substitute for one quarter providing that all players play for a minimum of one full quarter. In order to correctly adhere to the rules regarding playing time, a team should have a minimum of 7 players. A team consisting of fewer than 7 players must still adhere to the rule regarding playing time which will result in that team playing least one full quarter with fewer than 5 players on the court.

    In U12 and U14 Basketball games, players must report to the Scorer's table at the beginning of every quarter for the purpose of recording their numbers on the Score sheet. Both coaches must report to the Scorer's table before the fourth quarter commences for the purpose of ensuring that their team has adhered to the rules governing substitutions and minimum playing time. The Tournament Director will disqualify a team at the U12/U14 level that does not follow the substitution and playing time guidelines. The game will then be scored at 20 points to 0 for the ‘winning’ team and 2 points awarded in the league tables.

    5. There are normally no 24 second clocks in operation during NECIS games. In order to avoid teams running down the clock towards the end of a game, during the last two minutes of a game only the referees shall warn the team in possession that they must make a scoring attempt by calling out “10 seconds left.” If the team in possession does not make a scoring attempt during those 10 seconds the referees should call a 24 second violation.

    6. There are no restrictions on the type of defense that may be employed.i.e. both zone and man-to-man defense tactics may be employed.



    Awards


    Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.
    Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the Cup competition and winner of the Plate competition.
    All participants receive NECIS badges.

    Accommodation for students


    AD's and/or coaches will inform parents in which hotel students are staying.



    Accommodation for parents


    The official city website is well worth a visit and provides a great deal of information on the famous port city of Hamburg. It can be accessed in English and lists hotels (including an online booking service), maps, events, sightseeing tours, background and historical information. Another valuable website can be found at www.hamburg-guide.de where you can find interesting articles on Hamburg and recommendations for restaurants, hotels (online booking) and the famous nightlife.

    Some Suggestions:

    Hotel Landhaus Flottbek
    Baron-Voght-Str. 179
    22607 Hamburg
    Tel: 0049-40-8227410
    Fax: 0049-40-82274151
    www.landhaus-flottbek.de

    A beautiful, traditional hotel situated close to the river and within a 5 minute walk to both the school. Approximately 15 minutes drive to the city centre and the harbour. Prices range from EURO 115-170 for a double room. Directions to the hotel are available from the website.

    Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
    Beim Alten Gaswerk 3
    22761 Hamburg
    Tel: 0049-40-890620
    Fax: 00494-40-8906220
    www.gastwerk-hotel.de

    A stylish loft design inside an historical monument to industry. Prices range from EURO 130 for a double room. Approximately a 10 minutes drive to the school and 15 minutes to the city centre and harbour. Directions to the hotel are available from the website.

    Hotel Schmidt
    Reventlowstr. 60
    22605 Hamburg
    Tel: 0049-40-889070
    Fax: 0049-40-8890715
    www.hotel-schmidt.de

    A more traditional-style hotel in a lovely part of the western suburbs, close to the river and approximately 5 minutes driving time to the school and 15 minutes to the city centre (or use the S-Bahn close to the hotel and arrive in the city centre within 10 minutes). Prices range from EURO 122 for a double room. Directions to the hotel are available from the website.



    Social


    Dinner and disco will be arranged at both locations.



    Lunch for athletes


    Will be provided for athletes and coaches. Other refreshments will be on sale.