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2020 GYBA Tournament Rules

Game Play:
1. Each game will consist of four (4) quarters of eight (8) minutes each for all age
groupings except 6U will consist of four (4) quarters of seven (7) minutes each and
the clock will remain running, stopping only for time outs and foul shots, AND will
stop the last one (1) minute of the fourth quarter on all whistles. Should overtime be
necessary to complete a game, the first overtime period will be two (2) minutes of
stop clock play, stopping on all whistles, free throws and time outs. Any additional
overtime periods will be one (1) minute each following the same format of stop
clock play. Play will continue until a winner is determined.
2. Each player must play 16 mins of combined time during the game.
3.  Each team will have four (4) time outs per game, consisting of two (2) thirty
second timeouts, and two (2) sixty second timeouts. There will be one (1) sixty
(60) second time out granted to each team for every overtime period necessary.
4. There shall be three (3) minutes between halves, if time is permitting. The
Tournament Directors can reduce this time, if necessary, due to games running
longer than previously scheduled.
5. Defense can start in the 3pt line for 6U and at half court when pressing is not
allowed for 8U and higher
6. Only 2 coaches allowed on bench
7. 3 Point Line will be used for all age groups
8.Fast break not allowed for 6U

Pressing:
1. 8U AND UNDER - NO PRESSING
2. 10U - PRESSING FOURTH QUARTER ONLY
3. 12U - PRESSING SECOND HALF
4. 14U AND OVER - PRESSING WHOLE GAME
Mercy Rule: team up by 20 points NO PRESSING, DOUBLE OR TRIPLE TEAMING, OR HALF COURT TRAPPING

Goal Height:
8 feet for the 6U only, 8.5 feet for the 8U Girls only, 9 feet for the 8U Boys only.
All other Age Groups will use a 10-foot goal height.

General Conduct Rules:
1. Everyone involved with the GYBA Tournament must abide by the Code of
Conduct as established in the By-Laws of their organization.
2. There shall be NO smoking or use of any tobacco products in the gyms or
immediately outside the gym entrances.
3. NO food or drinks shall be allowed in the gyms, except for bottles of water for
the Players and Coaches. Any post game drinks or snacks for the Teams must be
provided outside of the gym.
4. Rowdy behavior, profane language, intentional physical battery/abuse, or
displays of unsportsmanlike conduct will NOT be tolerated from any Coach,
Player, Parent, or Fan. The Referees and the GYBA Tournament Directors have the
authority to suspend, terminate, or forfeit any games due to any abusive or
unsportsmanlike conduct issues. Individual violators may be asked to leave the
premises.
5. NO practice shooting/playing by anyone is permitted other than the teams that
are playing the current contest. Any violators of this rule may be asked to leave
the gym.
6. Anyone approaching a Referee after a game, including Coaches, Players, or Fans
could be subject to expulsion for the remainder of the tournament.

Technical Fouls and Ejections:
1. All technical Fouls and Ejections shall be recorded in the official score book by
the designated scorekeepers.
2. All Technical Fouls and Ejections must be reported to one (1) of the GYBA
Tournament Directors via email, text, or phone call.
3. If a Coach or Player is ejected from the game, they shall be banned for the
remainder of the tournament from participating in any capacity as a Spectator,
Coach, or Player. If a banned participant attempts to participate in any manner,
its team will forfeit all games associated due to said participation.