MIT Rules & Format

The official playing rules will be the national federation of state high school rules for the current year as modified by AAU (stopped clock).

PLAYING TIMES:

AgeQuarterOvertime*
8 and Under6 minutes3 minutes
9 and Under6 minutes3 minutes
10 and Under7 minutes3 minutes
11 and Under7 minutes3 minutes
12 and Under7 minutes3 minutes
13 and Under8 minutes3 minutes
14 and Under8 minutes3 minutes
15 and Under8 minutes3 minutes
16 and Under8 minutes3 minutes
17 and Under8 minutes3 minutes

* All overtimes should be 3 minutes for the first overtime, 2 minutes for the second overtime and 1 minutes for the third overtime (all ages/grades). Any overtime past three overtimes will be given 1 minute on the clock until a winner is determined. All timeouts carry over in all over times.

GAME BALL:
The official game size basketball for 8u, 9u, 10, 11u & 12u is 28.5.
The official game size basketball for 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u & 17u is 29.5.
Girls all ages will use a 28.5 ball for the tournament.

TIME OUTS:
Each team will be given three full and two thirty’s for the game.

OTHER RULES:

1.Each team will be given 5 minutes to warm up and 5 minutes for halftime. (The game time will also be the forfeit time. No grace period will be allowed).
2.Mercy Rule: teams ahead by 20 or more points in the game will result in a running clock. If the lead drops below 20 points normal rules (stopped clock) will resume.
3.Each team is allowed three coaches and all players free admission.
4.All coaches must be dressed in Polo Shirts and Casual Pants the entire weekend. No coach will be allowed on the bench not properly dressed. There will be Absolutely NO JEANS, SWEATSUITS or TEE SHIRTS allowed on the bench while coaching. Any coach not adhering to the dress code during tournament play will be assessed a technical foul before every game he/she is not in proper attire (NO EXCEPTIONS).
5.Teams will shoot one and one on the seventh team foul and two shots (bonus) on the tenth team foul.

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS:

Age Base Competition Rules
7U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 7 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2010
8U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 8 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2009
9U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 9 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2008
10U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 10 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2007
11U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 11 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2006
12U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 12 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2005
13U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 13 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2004
14U – AN ATHLETE CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 14 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 2003

Grade Base Competition Rules
5TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE IN THE 5TH GRADE OR BELOW AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 12 ON AUGUST 31, 2017 - 2005
6TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE IN THE 6TH GRADE OR BELOW AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 13 ON AUGUST 31, 2017 -2004
7TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE IN THE 7TH GRADE OR BELOW AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 14 ON AUGUST 31, 2017 - 2003
8TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE IN THE 8TH GRADE OR BELOW AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND CAN BE NO OLDER THAN 15 ON AUGUST 31, 2017 - 2002

High School Competition Rules
15U/9TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE NO OLDER THAN 15 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. – 2001. GRADE EXCEPTION: AN ATHLETE WHO IS IN THE 9TH GRADE AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND WHO IS NO OLDER THAN 16 ON AUGUST 31. 2017. - 2002
16U/10TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE NO OLDER THAN 15 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. – 2000. GRADE EXCEPTION: AN ATHLETE WHO IS IN THE 10TH GRADE AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND WHO IS NO OLDER THAN 17 ON AUGUST 31. 2017. - 2001
17U/11TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE NO OLDER THAN 17 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 1999 GRADE EXCEPTION: AN ATHLETE WHO IS IN THE 11TH GRADE AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND WHO IS NO OLDER THAN 18 ON AUGUST 31. 2017. - 2000
19U/12TH GRADE – AN ATHLETE MUST BE NO OLDER THAN 19 ON AUGUST 31, 2017. - 1998 GRADE EXCEPTION: AN ATHLETE WHO IS IN THE 12TH GRADE AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND WHO IS NO OLDER THAN 20 ON AUGUST 31. 2017. - 1997

PROTESTS:
All protest must be submitted in writing before playing a particular team (we will not accept protest after a team loses to a particular team) and accompanied by $100 in cash. The protesting teams $100 will be refunded if the protest is upheld and forfeited if the protest is not upheld. Teams (8u to 10u) being protested must produce a valid identification card and a birth certificate while teams (5th grade to 8th grade) being protested must produce a valid birth certificate and a current semester report card on demand. Failure to produce ALL documents will result in an automatic player disqualification and the team forfeiting all games the disqualified player played in. A final decision will be made by the tournament director and will not be subject to any further discussion.