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.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
7 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 7 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2010)
8 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 8 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2009)
9 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 9 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2008)
10 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 10 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2007)
11 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2006)
12 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2005)
13 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2004)
14 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2018. (Born on or after September 1, 2003)

Grade Base Competition Rules
4th Grade
An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2007 OR born on or after September 1, 2006 IF in 4th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
5th Grade
An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2006 OR born on or after September 1, 2005 IF in 5th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
6th Grade
An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2005 OR born on or after September 1, 2004 IF in 6th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
7th Grade
An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2004 OR born on or after September 1, 2003 IF in 7th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
8th Grade
An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2003 OR born on or after September 1, 2002 IF in 8th Grade or below as of October1, 2017)

High School Competition Rules
15U/9TH GRADE
An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2018.
Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2002 OR born on or after September 1, 2001 IF in 9th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
16U/10TH GRADE
An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2018.
Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2001 OR born on or after September 1, 2000 IF in 10th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
17U/11TH GRADE
An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2018.
Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 11th Grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 2000 OR born on or after September 1, 1999 IF in 11th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)
19U/12TH GRADE
An athlete can be no older than 19 on or before August 31, 2018
Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 12th Grade as of October 1, 2017 and who is no older than 20 on or before August 31, 2018.
(Born on or after September 1, 1998 OR born on or after September 1, 1997 IF in 11th Grade or below as of October 1, 2017)

2018 Accepted Eligibility Material Option for National Championships
1. Electronic Age Verification through SportsAge ID. (Meets age and photo ID requirements)
2. Valid Passport (Meets age and photo ID requirements)
3. Valid Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit (Meets age and photo ID requirements)
4. Military ID card (Meets age and photo ID requirements)
6. Report Card (Meets grade requirement, proof of photo identification for eligibility must be available for review
IMPORTANT NOTES
1. Photo Identification eligibility material is REQUIRED at National Championship events for all athletes.
2. It is the teams responsibility to determine an athletes eligibility prior to signing up for the event.
3. Proof of age and/or grade must be available for review, by an AAU designee at all AAU licensed competitions, if requested.
4. Non-compliance with the proof of eligibility rule will result in players being disqualified.

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. All teams being protested must produce a valid ID card, 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 participated in. A final decision will be made by the tournament director and will not be subject to any further discussion.