Bay Area Sports takes pride in providing a safe, fun, fair and competitive environment for teams to compete in.   

Normal high school rules apply.  

Home teams wears light colored jerseys.  Away teams wear dark colored jerseys. 

Home teams sit to the left of the score table.  Away teams sit to the right of the score table.

Home teams supply the game ball. 


(i.e. - Based on the current season (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021) - If a player turns 12 years old on or before August 31, 2021, the player qualifies for the 12U division. If a player turns 13 years old on September 1, 2021, the player also qualifies for the 12U division. A player who turns 13 years old, on or before August 31, 2021, should play in the 13U division as the player does not qualify to play 12U).

Players are allowed to play up, but are not allowed to play down in a division.

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All Coaches/Team coordinators should have copies of players' birth certificates and/or report cards with them at the tournament.  

Roster Form:

For our Premier Ranking Events teams MUST complete our online Tournament Roster Form. The Roster Forms must submitted prior to your first game or you may risk the forfeiture of your games. 

A player can not play on two teams in the same division. If this happens then both teams may be disqualified.


We now offer a "FREE AGE/GRADE PROTEST" policy to support our commitment to maintain the integrity of our tournaments.

All Coaches/Team Coordinators must have proper documentation for their players (birth certificates and/or report cards) with them at the tournament. Teams who are unable to provide proof of age/grade for their players, risk the forfeiture of their games.

Only head coaches are allowed to protest the legitimacy or eligibility of an opposing player. Fans, parents, and assistant coaches are not allowed to make an official protest. All protests must be filed before the game, during or immediately after a game.

The team who is protesting must also be able to provide proof of age/grade for all of their players.

In the event that a player is challenged, the team being protested must be able to provide proof of age/grade for any player(s) being questioned.  If the team is unable to provide the proper documentation (a birth certificate and/or report card) the result will be the forfeit of the game in which the player participated in.

NOTE: We reserve the right to ask a protested player for their name, age, birthdate and grade to confirm that it matches their documents in order to qualify that player.

*  AAU Rules apply

A player is not allowed to play on two teams in the same division.  The result would be the forfeit for  both teams.  Players can play up in a division but not down.  Example: A player who is  eligible for the 9U division can also play up in a 10U division and/or in 11U division.


We will provide a scorekeeper/foul tracker for each game.  However, it is encouraged that each team also provide their own scorekeeper/foul tracker to ensure that the scores and stats are accurate.

Game Rules:

If games are running early and each team has enough players to start, the game can begin early but only if both coaches agree.

    o  18 minute halves

    o  Timeouts- 2 per half (Timeouts do not carry over)

    o  No shot clock but 10 second back court violation.

    o  Clock stops in the last 2:00 of the game only *

    o  Overtime-  1st OT 2:00 (stop clock). 1 full timeout.

    o  2nd OT sudden death (no timeout in  sudden death).

* Game clock will continue to run in the last 2 minutes of the game if one team has a 20 point or greater lead.


    o  7 Team Fouls = 1 and 1; 10 Team Fouls = 2 shots

    o  Player is disqualified after 5 personal fouls

    o  Technical fouls count as personal fouls

    o  Player or coach is disqualified after 2nd technical foul

    o  Technical fouls result in (2) shots and the ball

 Free throws:

    o  Players can enter the lane when the ball is released.

Tie Breakers:

                 1. Head to Head

                 2. Margin of Victory (15 points max per game)**                 

                 3. Least points allowed.

                 4. Total points scored

** If there are three or more teams with the same win/loss records, the tie breaker will be Margin of Victory.

Ball size:


    o  3rd Grade (9U) through 6th Grade (12U)  - 28.5

    o  7th Grade (13U) through 12th Grade (HS Varsity) - 29.5


    o  All Grades - 28.5


 Players may not wear jewelry, bracelets, earrings, watches or similar items.


 Disorderly or Hostile Behavior

 o  Head Coach is ultimately responsible for the actions of their team. (assistant coaches, athletes, team members, parents, guardians and family members). Any inappropriate behavior from any of the above listed persons could lead to adverse action against the team including forfeiting of the game(s).   

o Any abuse of officials is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    o  Any player, spectator, or coach involved in fighting, threatening or hostile behavior towards any person, on or off the court, shall be suspended for all remaining games and shall not be allowed to participate in all future tournaments.

    o  Any onlooker involved in fighting, threatening or hostile behavior towards another person shall not be allowed in or around any gym or future tournaments.

    o  No profanity will be allowed from spectators, players or coaches.

    o  Any spectator causing a problem will be asked to leave the gym, by lead official or tournament director.

    o  If that person does not leave immediately, police will be called.

Tournament Director has the right to modify tournament rules and regulations to best meet the needs of ALL TEAMS participating in our tournaments.

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