TEAM ENTRY FEE PAYMENT: Please pay via PayPal on Excel Tournaments Home Page or pay cash at the door of the venue of your first game. Your team may not be able to participate unless team entry fee is paid in full before your first game. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Feel free to contact us at 210.287.9737 with any questions dealing with Team Entry Fees.
FORMAT: Games will include two- 14 minute halves, with stop clock & 2-minute half-time via pool and/or bracket format. For pool play formats, best record, point spread (+/- 15), and/or head-to-head rules will determine place. Brackets will either be either single or double elimination. Trophies and medals will be awarded to division championship and medals for the runner-ups of each division. A Most Valuable Player will be awarded per division.
RULES: High School Federation Rules, to include rebounding after free throw hits the rim. 1 & 1 free throw bonus will be rewarded on 7th team foul and 2 free throw bonus will be rewarded on the 10th team foul.
OVERTIME: If Required, a three (3) minute overtime period will be played via running clock for initial two minutes and stop clock for final minute. If tied after overtime period, a sudden death period will be applied with the first tam to score winning the game. Teams will be rewarded one time-out for initial overtime period.
HOME/VISITOR: First team listed is the "Home Team" and provides game ball if necessary. Second team listed is the "Visitor Team". Hone and visitor teams will provide 1 volunteer for either official official scorebook keeper or game clock operator, respectively, if not managed by Excel Staff. SCOREKEEPER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING BOOK STAT READY BY INCLUDING FIRST AND LAST NAME OF PLAYERS OF BOTH TEAMS, TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL SCORING FOR BOTH TEAMS, AND TEAM INFORMATION. PLEASE TURN THESE SCORESHEETS INTO THE FRONT GATE TO THE EXCEL EMPLOYEE. MISSING STATS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN EXCEL SERIES STANDINGS.
20 POINT RULE: If a team falls behind by 20 points any time during the game the clock will become a running clock, excluding time-outs, for the remainder of the game until the margin gets back to 12 points and then the clock becomes a stop clock.
10 SECOND RULE: The 10-second backcourt rule is in effect.
5 SECOND RULE: The 5-second closely guarded rule is in effect
COACHEs discretion : There are no limitations to pressing full court and substitution patterns. These decisions will be at the discretion of team coaches.
TIME-OUTS: Two 1-minute time-outs per half. Time-outs cannot be carried over. One 1 -minute time-out will be rewarded for initial timeout period only.
PROTESTS: Coaches must file protests against suspected ineligible players prior to start of game. There will be a $75 protest deposit. If protest is correct the deposit will be refunded. Excel staff only will handle protests. All coaches are expected to process proof of age and grade for their players.
Coaches must maintain copies of report cards and picture identification which may include school ID.