August 8 & 9, 2015
Auburn, Washington


Players - 4 players maximum per team. Age classification is based on the oldest person on the team through the high school division.  In Open Divisions (ie: 40+) everyone on the team must be minimum qualifying age before the first day of the tournament.

Divisions - Grade school and high school divisions are based on the last grade completed.

Co-Ed Division: All Co-Ed teams must have a minimum of 1 female players on their roster. A minimum of 1 female player must be on the court at all times. If a situation occurs in which one female player can not continue to play and finish the game due to injury/ejection or other situation the team shall forfeit the game.

Number of Players - All games must start with 3 players per team at official game time.  There will be NO grace period.  Failure to field 3 players will result in forfeiture of the game.  There must be a minimum of 2 players available at end of the game.  Failure to provide two players will result in forfeiture of the game.

CoEd teams must have ONE player of the opposite sex on the court at all times.

Brackets - Each team will be responsible for reading their brackets and determining their next game. EmD3on3 is not responsible for advising teams when their next game is to be played.

Authorized Equipment or Apparel - EmD3on3 representatives reserve the right to refuse any type of equipment or apparel that is deemed dangerous or inappropriate.

Eligibility - School players must be responsible for maintaining their own eligibility.

Scoring -
Games will be played to 21 points or 25 minutes, whichever comes first.  All baskets outside the 2 point arc are worth 2 points and inside the arc are 1 point.  There will be a change of possession after each score or free throw attempt.  The winning team is the first team to reach 21 points and you do NOT need to win by 2 points to win.  

  • If both teams are under 21 points, the team with the most points is declared the winner.
  • Tie – If there is a tie at the end of regulation there will be a coin toss that decides which team gets first possession.  The team with the possession arrow gets to call the toss.  The first team to score 3 points wins.  There is a 4 minute maximum time limit.  The team ahead after 4 minutes wins.  If it is a tie there will be sudden death with a coin toss.  First team to score wins.  You do not have to win by 2 or more points in Overtime to win the game.

Referees - All games will be refereed by an official.  Referees are responsible for making calls of all 2-point shots and to maintain decorum on the court.  It is the referee's responsibility to make sure that the scoreboard is accurate. 

Fouls - All called fouls will result in 1 free throw shot, except in successful shot attempts.  In the event of a successful shot attempt the score will count and possession will be exchanged. There are no 2 plays (foul plus free throws.) A foul while shooting a 2 point attempt will result in 2 free throws.

Technical/Intentional/Flagrant Fouls - All will result in 1 point and maintain possession. Must be called by Referee or Court Monitor.  Flagrant Fouls will result in the player being expelled for the duration of the game and possibly for the remainder of the tournament.   

Free Throws - When a foul is called a player will be issued one free throw, with exception of offensive fouls.  After the attempt the ball will change possession to the other team.  All other players must remain behind the 2 point arc behind the shooter.  There will be no disrupting the free throw shooter.

Stalling - Is prohibited and defined as a method in which an offensive team is not making an attempt to score.  If it is determined by the referee or court monitor that a lack of effort is being made by the offensive team to score to run the clock out a technical foul will be called.

Dunking -
Is not allowed at any time and will be considered as an unsportsmanlike act and will result in a technical foul.

Time Out - Each team will be issued one one-minute time out per game.  The game clock will stop during the time out.

Coin Toss
- There will be a coin toss at the beginning of the game.  The top team on the bracket will make the call (heads or tails) and the winner will receive first possession.

Jump Ball -
The first jump ball will be directed to the loser of the coin toss and alternate back and forth from that point on.

Clearing the ball/Taking it back - Players must clear the ball behind "check line" after each opponents’ shot or possession.  All Air Balls must be cleared behind the line before a shot is taken.  If it is not cleared and a basket is made it will not count and it will result in a change of possession. 

Checking the ball - When there has been a score and a possession change, the receiving team must check the ball with the “opposing player” before the ball is put into play.
    - 3rd & 4th & 5th grade players cannot deny inbound pass to the wing behind the free throw line. They can deny passes to the interior and if they are intercepted, play is continued as a turnover and must be cleared behind the check line before a shot can be taken. 

Stealing - 3rd & 4th & 5th grade players may only steal off passes and off the dribble and cannot rip the ball out of opponents' hands.

Court Dimensions and Balls - 
The following are official heights of the basketball rims, free throw lines and ball sizes:

  • 2nd Grade Boys and 3rd Grade Girls
    • 8’ high basketball rim, 
    • 10’ free throw line
    • Intermediate basketball 28.5
    • 16 foot 2 point line
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Boys and 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Girls
    • 10’ high basketball rim
    • 15’ free throw line
    • Intermediate basketball 28.5
    • 16 foot 2 point line
  • 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
    • 10’ high basketball rim
    • 15’ free throw line
    • Boys 30.0 and Girls 28.5 Basketball
    • 19 foot 2 point line
  • Adult/High School
    • 10’ high basketball rim
    • 15’ free throw line
    • Boys 30.0 and Girls 28.5 Basketball
    • 19 foot 2 point line

The players listed on team rosters are the only players eligible to play on that team.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  Roster changes can be made on-line until registration closes July 27.  Once registration closes, players can only be changed with an "Authorized Player Change" form at the registration table August 9 prior to the first game of the tournament.  There is a $10 fee per roster change.  CASH ONLY.

Use of Illegal Players:
The team players listed on the official team roster are the only players eligible to play on that team.  If a player who is NOT on the roster plays in a game, it will result in immediate forfeiture of game  Under no circumstance will changes be allowed after the team's first game has been played.

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