GAME RULES

This is a single game elimination competition, governed by high school federation rules and regulations with modifications that are listed below.

FORFEITS

  • Any team that forfeits a game will be banned from SMARTBALL CLASSIC No exceptions!

LATE ARRIVAL

  • Teams will be allotted a 15 minute grace time before the game is considered a forfeit.

  • Note: Late arriving teams are automatically dropped after the 2018 competition and will be evaluated prior to team consideration for 2019 no matter the talent level and/or the coach.

 

GAME PLAY

  • 8 Minute Stop-Time Quarters

TIMEOUTS

  • Four 30 second timeouts per game.

TEAM FOULS/PERSONAL FOULS

  • Seven (7) team fouls; BONUS: One & One.

  • Ten (10) team fouls; Double Bonus (Two Shots)

  • Each player will be given six (6) fouls before disqualification.
     

COACH & PLAYER CONDUCT (TECHNICAL FOUL RULE) 

  • Any coach or athlete administered a technical foul will be disqualified from the tournament.

  • Reinstatement will be determined by the SMARTBALL CLASSIC Director of Sports, YES INC. CEO, and Board of Directors.

 

BENCH MANAGEMENT

  • It is required that each participating SMARTBALL School be accompanied by the team’s Official Head Coach and/or Registered Assistant Coaches for every game the team participates.

  • Only twelve (12) players, one (1) head coach, and two (2) assistant coaches are allowed on the bench.

  • During game play, only the head coach can stand on the sideline and communicate with the officials. If this rule is violated, the head coach will be issued a technical foul and disqualified from the game. (See technical foul rule above)

  • Each team is allowed a scorekeeper at the scorer's table.

  • Parents or any other team personnel are NOT allowed on the bench or to approach the scorer's table. If this rule is not adhered to, a technical foul will be administered to the head coach, which result in their disqualification.

 

ATHLETE PARTICIPATION 

  • All athletes must be enrolled at the participating school for the upcoming semester in order to eligible to compete.

  • Freshman and transfers are eligible to compete, but if the student-athlete is not on any of the schools 2018-2019 official roster, the school will be banned from SMARTBALL CLASSIC basketball competition for 2 years.

  • No appeals or exceptions will be heard by the SMARTBALL CLASSIC governing body.

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