National Junior Classic - Selection Criteria
NATIONAL JUNIOR CLASSIC TOURNAMENT RULES
1.1 The Classic is a seeded tournament consisting of U/12, U/14, U/16 and U/18 Men and Women, with 16 teams in each section.
1.2 The Classic is conduction by the Victorian Junior Basketball League Committee of Management.
1.3 The Classic will be conducted on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June of each year.
2. Running of the Classic
2.1 The VJBL Competitions Manager shall run the Classic on behalf of the VJBL.
2.2 The VJBL Competitions Manager in co-operation with the VBRA will appoint a referees co-ordinator for each venue.
2.3 The VJBL Competitions Manager may appoint a person to act as tournament supervisor over the duration of the classics weekend.
3. Team Selection
3.1 The 16 teams will hopefully consist of eight Victorian Based Teams and eight Interstate/Overseas teams.
3.2 For the Victorian Based teams a minimum of (1) shall be reserved for a country team.
3.3 The Interstate teams shall be ranked by their state association. The Victorian teams shall be ranked on their performance in the VJBL competition.
· If there are two teams equal in this classification, the result(s) of the game(s) between the two teams involved will be used to determine the placings. (Head to Head) This will include Grading and XX pool games.
· In the event that the total points scored and conceded are the same in the games between the two teams, the classification will be determined by points difference taking into account the results of all the games played in the group/division by both teams.
· If more than two teams are equal in placings, a second classification will be established taking into account only the results of the games between the teams that are tied.
· In the event that there are still teams tied after the second classification, then point’s difference will be used to determine the placings, taking into account only the results between the teams that are tied.
· If there are still teams tied, placings shall be determined using points difference from the results of all their games played in their group.
3.4 Should an overseas team express an interest in participating in the tournament then consideration by the VJBL Competitions Manager will be given to reducing the interstate quota.
3.5 All teams must have Club/Association affiliation status as determined by their state body or Basketball Australia. No Composite teams will be allowed.
4. Expressions of Interest
4.1 Expressions of interest must be received from all associations within Australia and Overseas. The expressions of interest forms will be placed on the VJBL website no later than the 31st March 2013.
4.2 The expressions of interest must be returned to the VJBL Competition Manager by the nominated date.
5. Qualifying Period
5.1 A selection point for the Victorian Associations/Clubs shall be determined by the VJBL Committee of Management if ladders from Round 9 can’t be used.
5.2 For Interstate Associations/Clubs each State Association shall determine qualifying procedure.
6. Final Invitations
6.1 After the qualifying period has been completed the VJBL Competition Manager shall survey the expressions of interest for entries.
6.2 The VJBL shall select the Associations/Clubs who fit the qualifying criteria.
6.3 The selected teams will be notified by the VJBL by the nominated date.
7.1 Should a selected team withdraw at the final invitation stage, the next eligible team shall be informed and acceptance must be within 24 hours.
7.2 Should a selected team withdraw between the release of the fixture and the first day of the tournament, the next teams shall be informed and acceptance must be immediate. A penalty of $500 shall be imposed upon the withdrawing team.
7.3 Should a selected team withdraw on any day of the tournament then all matches will be forfeited. A penalty of $800 shall be imposed and eligibility of the team in the following year will be subject to non-attendance.
2013 McDonald’s National Junior Classic – Tournament Rules
All teams may nominate up to 12 players, all of whom must be registered members with the same association/club and appropriate state body. All but two must be regular members of the team that qualified for selection, according to the criteria of the appropriate state association.
Player lists must be provided to the Classic Administrator in writing two weeks prior to the tournament. The nominated players are those appearing on the Player List. The Player List must include full name and date of birth of each player, and a declaration of eligibility by an association/club official.
Only the nominated players are permitted to play. (Note that there are additional conditions for qualification for final rounds)
If player nominations are not received by the due date a fine of $100.00 shall apply.
In the case of a dual nomination of a member by two association/clubs then regular residence shall determine which team the player shall represent.
If a nominated player is injured (or becomes otherwise medically unfit) prior to the commencement of the first match of the tournament then a replacement must be approved by the committee. The notification of withdrawal and replacement must be in writing to the Classic Administrator and be accompanied by a medical certificate.
Should a nominated member withdraw for any other reason than injury or illness, then a committee shall review the situation and make a decision as to whether a replacement should be permitted.
Matches for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 sections shall consist 4 x 8 minute quarters.
Matches for Under 12’s sections shall consist of 4 x 7 minute quarters.
The clock shall stop on all whistles according to the FIBA rule book.
The 24 second rule shall apply in all U14, U16 & U18 games. Where a shot clock is not working or unavailable the referees shall be responsible for making the call, giving the team a 10 and 5 Second Verbal warning. The 24-second shot clock will not be used in any Under 12 games.
Shot Clock Rules for Under 14’s shall be as follows:
The 24 second device will not be started until the Ball goes into a team’s frontcourt.
The ball goes into a team's frontcourt when: (as per Fiba Rules Art 28)
• It touches the frontcourt.
• It touches a player or an official who has part of his body in contact with the Frontcourt.
• During a dribble from backcourt to frontcourt, both feet of the dribbler and the ball are in contact with the frontcourt. (This applies to the player only as long as they are dribbling.)
In the Under 12 & 14 Boys sections and all Girls sections a size 6 ball shall be used. In the Under 16 & 18 Boys a size 7 ball shall be used. The free-throw line for Under 12's shall be advanced by 1 metre.
A five minute warm-up period shall be allowed prior to the commencement of each game. Half-time of all matches shall be two minutes. Quarter and three quarter time breaks shall be one minute.
In the event of a tie, an extra period of 3 minutes will be played. If required, a further extra period of 2 minutes will be played. Any subsequent extra periods will each be of 1 minute duration. One minute is allowed before each extra period.
Each team is required to supply a competent score bench official, and in addition the first named team will supply the 24-second clock operator. At the conclusion of each match, the scoresheet shall be left on the bench. Independent score bench officials will be appointed to major semi-finals (SF1 & SF2) and grand-finals of the tournament.
All teams shall be attired in appropriate uniform with legal numbers being: 4-15, 20-25, 30-35, 40-45 and 50-55. Players out of uniform will not be permitted to take the court. In a case of an issue about a player being out of uniform, the Court Supervisor or Tournament Supervisor shall make the decision.
In the event of blood on the uniform, the player must leave the court. The player may resume playing in a non-standard uniform provided in the referees' opinion there is no confusion of colours.
If the referees determine that there is a clash of colours between teams, then there shall be a toss of the coin and the winner of the toss may elect to change uniforms or have their opposition change uniforms. All teams are required to have alternate sets of uniforms available.
If a team does not appear with the minimum of five players within 10 minutes of the scheduled time of commencement, as shown on the fixture, then the match shall be a walkover and no points shall be awarded to the offending team. The match will be awarded to the opposing team and the score recorded as a twenty (20) points to nil (0) win. If a team appears within the ten minutes, but after the commencement time of the match as shown on the fixture, then the opposing team shall be awarded a score of two (2) points for each minute the offending team is late.
The interpretation of the rules during a match will be to the judgement of the referees appointed to the match.
The New Fiba rules and specific adaptations that will be in effect for the National Junior Classic Tournament for 2013 are the same as the Victorian Junior Basketball League competition for 2013 and can be found on the VJBL website http://www.vjbl.com.au/index.php?id=209
CO-ORDINATION DURING THE TOURNAMENT
The Classic Committee shall appoint a Venue Supervisor for each venue. The Venue Supervisor shall be responsible for seeing that the rules and regulations of Junior Classic Tournament are upheld.
At each venue, the Venue Supervisor may appoint a Court Supervisor for each court used in the tournament at that venue, who is delegated to make decision in lieu of the Venue Supervisor as required.
DISPUTES AND APPEALS DURING THE TOURNAMENT
The interpretation of normal playing rules of a referee shall not be considered as grounds for a dispute.
In a case of a team considering grounds for a dispute, a recognised official of the team shall put the matter in writing at the tournament office, not more than two hours after completion of the match in which the dispute occurred.
The Venue Supervisor and two available Classic Committee members shall determine if there is a case for a dispute hearing. If there is a dispute hearing:
(a) All affected parties shall have right to representation;
(b) No person from an affected party shall be on the disputes committee;
(c) The Tournament Supervisor shall select three people which will be chosen with recognition of experience and interstate representation if an interstate team is involved;
(d) The findings of the disputes committee will be final.
REPORTS AND TRIBUNALS
Reports may be made by any referee or any member of the Classic Committee.
The tribunal shall consist of authorised tribunal members and include an interstate representative where appropriate. The tribunal shall be convened by the BV State Tribunal Convenor.
The tribunal shall endeavour to deal with any report before the next game of the relevant team.
The decision of the tribunal shall not be subject to appeal for the duration of the tournament.
Should a person reported be from interstate, then a copy of the report and hearing minutes shall be sent to the appropriate state association for further action.
The Classic Committee and the venue supervisor on their behalf shall have the power to make necessary additional rulings provided these are not contrary to the regulations of those of BV.