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Nov, 2018

Thanksgiving Basketball Rules & Information for Coaches

CYO Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

Game Rules

  1. Length of Games:  Four 7-minute quarters (Varsity); Four 6-minute quarters (JV)
  2. Clock:  Clock stops on all whistles
  3. Overtime:  Two (2) minute OT 
  4. Halftime:  Five (5) minute halftime
  5. Between Games:  Seven (7) minutes will be allowed between games for warm up  
  6. Time Outs:  5 per game (3 full and 2 30-second); and 1 30-second timeout per OT period (Regulation timeouts do not carry over into Overtime)
  7. Ball Size:  28.5 size basketball except for Varsity Boys who will use 29.5 size basketball
  8. Three Point Shot:  3-point shots are in effect where court markings permit
  9. Team Fouls:  Teams will shoot a 1-and-1 on the 7th team foul and 2 foul shots on the 10th team foul
  10. Defense/Pressing:
    1. Varsity:  There are no restrictions on defense or pressing
    2. JV:  Full court pressing is allowed in the 4th quarter only; there is no full court pressing allowed once a team is up by 14 points; Defense may play up to half-court only in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters; There are no restrictions on type of defense (i.e. man to man or zone) 
  11. All other PIAA rules apply

Information for Coaches

  1. SCJN has two gyms:  Parish Center (old gym) and New Gym  
    • Coaches/Players will enter/check in at the old gym when they arrive (except for 1st game of each day – go directly to New Gym).  Old gym is far left building when looking at the school from the back parking lot. This gym will be available to teams for warmup 30 minutes prior to their scheduled game time.  
    • Games will be played in the New Gym.  All spectators will enter the New Gym through the main entrance between the New Gym and the Church. 
    • There is a large parking lot behind the Church/School.
  2. Teams will go from the old gym to the New Gym through the school when there is 1 minute left in the current game being played (SCJN parent volunteer will be at old gym to assist with timing/logistics)
  3. At the end of each game after team handshakes, please clear bench area as quickly as possible
  4. Teams may use the seating area in the lobby of the New Gym for post-game discussion
  5. Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the winner of each bracket
  6. Teams are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that shows respect and dignity towards its opponent, fans, and officials   
  7. A player/coach ejected from a competition for any reason is not allowed to participate in the rest of the tournament.
  8. Snack bar in the lobby of the New Gym will be open for food and beverages
  9. Admission:  $3 for Adults / $2 Children / Family Max is $5. 

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372 Highland Lane 
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

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