Rules

Rules

1. Documentation

Before the start of the competition, each team must provide the organization with a list of participants with name, surname and date of birth of all players. All participants must identify themselves with a valid federal license, ID, passport or other official document proving the age with a photograph.

The documentation review will be done before the start of the competition, although, if circumstances require it, the organization may repeat this review before each match.

2. Uniforms

Each team must bring two numbered game uniforms or a numbered kit and another numbered shirt with a different color. All shirts must be properly numbered, and these must coincide with the match report.

The teams will wear the 1st official club outfit designated before the start of the competition. If the clothing matches in color could cause confusion, the away team will change clothing (mentioned second in the competition calendar).

3. Punctuality

Each team must appear on the court a minimum of 15 minutes before the start time of the match. 5 minutes after the scheduled time (except for justified reasons), the game will be suspended and the team will lose the game by 20-0.

If there are justified reasons and the team has notified the problem in advance, the match may be played under the format adapted to the available schedule as dictated by the competition judge.

If the team shows up later, without justified reasons, a friendly match may be held between the scheduled teams, adapting the playing time to the available schedule. The result will not be taken into account for qualifying purposes.

4. Competition System

In the Group Stage, the teams are divided into two leagues of four teams that will play all against each other. The first two teams will go to the Gold Stage. The teams that remain third and fourth will compete in the Silver Stage. This league will be played in its entirety on Saturday.

Silver Stage: It will be played by the third and fourth classifieds of each group in a semifinals knockout. These knockouts will take place on Sunday morning. The losers of the semifinals will play the consolation final of the Silver Stage and the winners will play the Silver Stage Final. These finals will be played on Sunday afternoon.

Gold Stage: It will be played by the first two classifieds in each group in a semifinals knockout. These knockouts will take place on Sunday morning. The losers of the semifinals will play the consolation final of the Gold Stage on Sunday afternoon and the winners will play the Gold Stage Final, which will close the Tournament and decide the winner.

After each final, the trophies and the medals will be awarded to all participants. Individual and recognition prizes will be awarded after the end of the Gold Stage.

5. Calendar

We reserve the right to make changes in the game program, both to schedules and playing courts to the tournament organization.

6. Categories

U12 Mini2009 – 2010Girls / Boys
U14 Infantil2007 – 2008Girls / Boys
U16 Cadete2005 – 2006Girls / Boys
U18 Junior2003 – 2004Girls / Boys

7. Exceptions

With the exception of the U12 Mini category, a maximum of 2 players born one year before the age category will be allowed in each team. However, they will not be allowed to play together at the same time during the game.

In the U12 Mini category a maximum of 2 male players will be allowed in the girls category. However, they will not be allowed to play together at the same time during the game.

All boys’ categories will allow both genders.

8. Game Regulations

The tournament is played according to the FIBA regulations, except for the specified modifications (especially in reference to the 6.25 / 6.75 line and the semicircle) and the specific rules in the U12 Mini category.

9. Game Pitch

The U18 Junior Boys category will be played at Pavelló Nou de Puigcerdà – Court 1, except for one of the league games that will be held at the Martinet Outdoor Court (6.75 line).

The U18 Junior Girls category will be played at Pavelló Poliesportiu d’Alp (full court), except for two of the league games that will be held at the Martinet Outdoor Court (6.75 line).

The U16 Cadete Boys category will be played at Pavelló Nou de Puigcerdà – Court 2, except for one of the league games that will be held at the Martinet Outdoor Court (6.75 line).

The U16 Cadete Girls category will be played at Pavelló Poliesportiu de Bolvir (full court and 6.25 line), except for two of the league games that will be held at the Martinet Outdoor Court (6.75 line).

The U14 Infantil Boys category will be played at Pavelló Fòrum de Llívia – Court 1 (6.25 line), except for two of the league games that will be held at the Martinet Outdoor Court (6.75 line).

The U14 Infantil Girls category will be played at Pavelló Fòrum de Llívia – Court 2 (6.25 line), except for two of the league games that will be held at the Martinet Outdoor Court (6.75 line).

The U12 Mini Boys category will be played entirely at Pavelló Vell de Puigcerdà – Court 1.

The Mini Female category will be played entirely at Pavelló Vell de Puigcerdà – Court 2.

10. Game Time

The game time will have 4 periods of 8 minutes, with a total of 32 minutes, with an interval between times for the coach to bring, verify and sign the lineup for the next period in the U12 Mini category. There will be a half-time break of 1 minute between the second and third periods.

Each team can request two time-outs during the game, always in different periods, and one for extra time. If at the end of the match the result is a tie, one or as many extra periods as needed will be played, of 3 minutes each until there is a winning team.

The game will be played at running time, stopping when a foul is called with free throws (the clock will stop when the referee indicates the two shots), substitutions, time-outs and when the main referee decides it. During the league and semi-finals, in the last minute of the 4th period and possible overtime, time will be stopped according to FIBA regulations. In all finals, time will be stopped, according to FIBA regulations, in the last minute of each period.

All matches must be completed within a 1 hour time interval. In the case of a match with a delay not attributable to the organization, the Organizing Committee can make the decision to adapt the match time to the available times.

11. Players

Each participating team will provide a roster of players to the organization before the start of the tournament.

Each team will be composed by a minimum of 7 players (8 players in the U12 Mini category) and a maximum of 15 players. Before starting the Tournament, the federative licenses or IDs of all players must be presented. In each match, a

minimum of 5 players must be registered (8 players in the Mini category) and a maximum of 12.

In the U12 Mini category, during the first three periods substitutions will not be allowed (except by injury or disqualification) and all players must have played a minimum period from the beginning and a maximum of two. In the fourth period, the line-up will be free and substitutions will be allowed according to FIBA regulations. Unjustified breach of the rule will lead to the loss of the match 20-0.

12. Injuries

Referees can stop the game in case of an injury. If the ball is in game when an injury occurs, they will not blow the whistle until the team in control of the ball has thrown, lost control of the ball, decides not to play, or the ball goes out.

Any player who bleeds or presents an open wound must be substituted until it has been covered.

13. Fouls

According to FIBA regulations in the U18 Junior, U16 Cadete and U14 Infantil categories.

In the U12 Mini category, the bonus for team fouls will only be applied in the last quarter.

14. Substitutions

With the exceptions of the categories detailed in the following points, these rules will be followed regarding substitutions.

All players registered on the scoresheet must participate in the match, except for justified reasons. There is no minimum time to play except in the U12 Mini category, described in the Players section. If this rule is not followed by a team, the result will be the loss of the match, keeping the original result if the difference is greater than 20 points for the opposing team.

All substitutions will be made at a point near the scorer’s table, in a legal substitution situation after communicating the request to the table officials. The substitute may not enter the court until the player inside it has left the court.

A legal substitution situation, as described in the FIBA regulations, occurs for both teams when the ball becomes out after the referee whistles or after receiving a basket in the last two minutes of the 4th period and extra time. The referee will not make any signal or delay the restart of the game for the substitution. If any substitution is made for an area that is not allowed or at an inappropriate moment, the referee may sanction the coach with a type B technical foul after giving a prior warning.

15. Time-Outs

Two time-outs per team may be requested but cannot be accumulated in the same period. The request and concession will be made according to FIBA regulations. The duration of the time-out will be of 50 seconds.

In the U12 Mini category, no time-out can be requested after the basket.

16. Shooting Clock

The shooting clock will be controlled by the timekeeper in the U14 Infantil, U16 Cadete and U18 Junior categories.

In the U12 Mini category, possession will be controlled by the main referee, who will visibly deduct the last 10 seconds of possession when he detects passivity.

17. Game Ball

In the U18 Junior, U16 Cadete and U14 Infantil Boys categories, the ball will be size 7. In the U18 Junior, U16 Cadete and U14 Infantil Girls categories, the ball will be size 6. In the U12 Mini categories, the ball will be size 5.
The organization will provide three balls to each team for the warm-up.

Other

1. Entry & Inbound Pass

The referee will control the entry and inbound passes but will not touch the ball, except after substitution, time-out or personal foul.

2. Alternance Rule

According to FIBA regulations. The alternating arrow will be used, except in the U12 Mini category, whose periods will start with a jump between two. In case of a fight, the defending team will have the ball.

3. Protests

Any protest must be made by the representative assigned by each team, and must be communicated within a maximum of 5 minutes after the game is over.

4. Classification Criteria

  1. Winner of the match between them.
  2. Result with 4th in case of a triple tie.
  3. If the tie persists, the team who has committed the least fouls.
  4. If the tie still persists, the youngest team.

5. Jurisdictional Regulation

In the case of situations and rules not present in these rules, the provisions of the FIBA Basketball rules will apply.

Any situation not provided in these regulations, acts of indiscipline or contrary to Fair Play or any act that the referees of the competition transfer to the organization will be resolved, in exclusive jurisdiction by the Judge of the Competition and their decisions will be unappealable. If needed, the tournament organization reserves the right to modify these regulations.

For the correct development of the Tournament, the decisions of the Competition Judge will be taken immediately and will be irrevocable and non-actionable. The participating teams commit to accept these adopted decisions. All teams must designate a single person, who will represent them in front of the Organization.

The enrollment in the tournament implies to accept these regulations.

6. Responsibility

The organization is not responsible for theft or accidents that may occur.

The organization is not responsible for any damage caused by any equipment in the sports facilities as well as in the different accommodations.

7. Recognition

The Organization wishes to promote and reward Fair Play. Players, coaches or companions who are expelled f rom a match for disqualifying fouls (not unsportsmanlike or technical) will be excluded from the tournament. The team that develops and promotes Fair Play will be awarded at the end of the Tournament. The number of fouls committed, the type of fouls and the behavior towards rivals, referees and organization will be taken into account.

 


Specific U12 Mini Rules

1. Ball

Size 5

2. Game Time

The game time will have 4 periods of 8 minutes, with a total of 32 minutes, with an interval between times for the coach to facilitate, verify and sign the alignments for the next period. There will be a 1-minute break between the second and third periods.

3. Scoring

A shot from the court of play counts for the attacking team as follows:

a- Free throw = 1 point
b- Shot from inside the bottle or restricted area = 2 points
c- Shot from outside the bottle or restricted zone, ending the throw outside the
zone = 3 points

Each quarter will start with a 0-0 score on the scoreboard, if it is visible.

4. Illegal Defenses

By illegal defense is understood any zone defense.
The decision on the defense type used is solely up to the referee.
This illegal defense will be penalized with a free throw each time it is detected.

For the benefit of Fair Play, if a team persists repeatedly with this defense and, always in the judgment of the referee, the coach will be punished with a Technical Foul. If the coach is disqualified, the match will be suspended with the result that there was, in case of victory of the non-offending team or with 2-0 in case of defeat.

5. Alternation Rule

In case of a jump situation, possession will go to the defending team. In case of doubt, it will be for the team in the defending field.


Data Protection

Participants authorize the organization to make a photographic and audiovisual report on the activities carried out at the event.

The photographic and audiovisual report may be disseminated in any medium (TV, press, internet, etc.) and in any advertising and media support (brochures, banners, panels, web page, memory of activities, publications, reports, etc.). All this without limitation and including any other means and support necessary for the dissemination of the programs and activities developed by the indicated entity, by itself or in collaboration with other entities.

This authorization is granted without territorial or temporal limitation.

This authorization is completely free, and the participants undertake not to request or claim any compensation, payment, reimbursement or indemnification in exchange for this freely issued authorization for the use of their image.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data, you are informed and consent to the processing of your data by the transferee entity for the stated purposes, being able to exercise the rights to access them, modify them, cancel them and oppose their treatment in accordance with the law, by going to the registered office of the Associació Esportiva de Futbol en Marxa.