The preliminaries will be played in groups, all play all. Points are awarded as follows:
Then follow the playoffs with the 1st of the group playing against the 2nd, the 3rd against the 4th and so on...
In case of a draw after the regular playing time, extra time of 1x3 minutes, and subsequently sudden death rounds determine the winner (exception finals and semi finals: extra time, three minutes at a time, is given until decision).
Ball size and uniforms
|Boys U16:||size 7|
|Boys U14:||size 6|
|Girls U14 & U16:||size 6|
|Boys & girls U12:||size 5|
Teams must bring two differently coloured sets of uniforms in order to ensure a clear distinction between teams and avoid confusion due to similar uniforms in a game.
Penalties and disqualifications
5 personal or 2 technical fouls (the second technical foul against a player or coach being disqualifying).
Disciplinary fouls the player is suspended from the next game by default. The tournament committee can extend the suspension according to the severity of the foul.
After 8 team fouls per half time, fouls will be penalised with free throws, except for "team control fouls".
- One time out in the 1st half, two in the 2nd half
- One 60 second time out during extra time
- 24 second rule at the discretion of the referee
- A "sudden death" period begins with a jump ball, all others according to "Possession Arrow"
- U14 play with head-to-head defence
The tournament will be held according to the official rules of the international basketball federation FIBA.
Due to varying cut-off dates among national Basketball associations, there are certain exceptions. Applications for exceptions must be directed to the tournament committee in writing. Players must be less than 6 months too old; there are only two exceptions per team.
General tournament rules
Next to the official rules, the general tournament rules apply to Basketball too. You can read up on them HERE.