U12-U14 Basketball Tournament 2017
  • Host
  • Dates
  • Venue
  • Participants
  • Schedule
  • Rules and regulations
  • Awards
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks

Host


American School of The Hague
Tournament director: Bob Rijpstra
Contact: +31 625087322
Email: brijpstra@ash.nl‎


Dates


Thursday, March 9th
Friday, March 10th
Saturday, March 11th

Venue


All Under 14 games will be played at:

The American School of The Hague
Rijksstraatweg 200
2241 BX Wassenaar
Tel: +31 705121086

All Under 12 games will be played at:

Sporthall de Vliethorst
Burgemeester van der Haarplein 9
Voorschoten
Tel: +31 715615142

Participating schools


Hamburg, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Brussels and The Hague

Schedule


Click on the links to download the schedules.

U12 Boys
U12 Girls
U14 Boys
U14 Girls

Court size


Regular court size will be used for all sections.



Ring height


U12: 2m60
U14: 3m05



Size and type of ball


U12: Spalding junior
U14 boys: Spalding TF 1000
U14 girls: Spalding TF 1000 28.5



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.



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.



Social


Pasta dinner with disco on Friday evening.