Our 15th Annual annual tournament will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The tournament starts at 8:30am. The tournament ends at Sunday, March 10 at 5:00pm.
The tournament is held over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but due to weather conditions the 2019 tournament has been moved to March 9-10, 2019. Games are played 8:30am–5:00pm each day, with a break set for lunch. Girl’s games are play on Saturday, boy’s games are played on Sunday.
All games are played on the Gym Floor of The Clark Sports Center (124 County Highway 52, Cooperstown, New York, 13326).
Tournament LocationIndoor Multipurpose Gym Floor
Awards & T-shirts
Trophies • First and second place boys and girls teams will receive a trophy. One boy and one girl will receive a Most Valuable Player trophy. One boy and one girl will receive a Sportsmanship Award. Five girls and five boys will be honored as members of an All Tournament Team. The names of the winning teams and MVP players will be added to the plaque on the wall in the Gym Floor. Awards will be given out after each final game.
T-shirts • The tournament will feature T-shirts that will be given to each player and head coach. Extra shirts, if available, will be sold at the Main Desk.
Rosters • All players must be in the sixth grade or below and must be born on or after September 1st, 2005. If a player is found to be in a grade above the sixth grade or born before September 1st, 2005, then that team will be disqualified. Team rosters are frozen after the first game—no additions are allowed. Teams must have numbered uniforms. Players are required to bring a current year report card with them to prove their grade if questioned (if a report card cannot be shown, they cannot play until one is provided). If a player is home schooled, then a letter from the School District confirming grade level is sufficient).
Game Schedules • Each team will play two full court games against teams in their pool. The two teams with the best records in each pool will automatically advance to the semifinals. The remaining teams will play in quarterfinal games with the winners advancing to the semifinals, and those winners will move on to the finals. Tiebreaker (if needed) in the pool play will be as follows: Win/loss, head to head record, then points given up.
Game Time • In the round robin and quarterfinal games, each half will be 16 minutes running time. The clock will stop in the last minute of the first half and the last two minutes of the second half (if games are within 15 points). Overtime will be a two minute stop time period. If still tied, there will be a foul shot shoot-off. The semifinal and championship games will be 18 minute halves with running time. Overtimes in championship games will be 2 minutes with stop time.
Timeouts • Each team will receive 3 timeouts that will be 30 seconds long. 1 timeout will be given for each overtime period. Timeouts do not carry over. Teams must use a 30 second timeout in the first half or lose it.
Game Play • Teams will be allowed to press the last minute of the second half as long as they are not winning by more than 10 points. The 10 second back court rule is in effect for both boys and girls games. Defense in the back court is not allowed—a technical foul can be given out at referees discretion. Man to man defense will be played (no zone, no trapping). The three point shot will be in effect. Bonus will be on the seventh team foul per half and double bonus on the tenth. If two technicals are called on the same player or coach they will be ejected for that game and required to sit out the next game. If another technical foul is received at any time during the tournament, they will be ejected from the tournament. All grade levels must start behind the foul line for foul shots. No violations will be called if the player crosses the line on their shot. Coaches will meet with officials before each game to review Game Play rules. A 3 minute cooling off period will be applied to any player receiving a technical foul. 28.5 ball will be used in all games.
Coaches • Each team is allowed to have one Head Coach and one Assistant Coach on the bench. The Assistant Coach must remain seated during live ball times. Assistant Coaches are not allowed to speak or comment to officials. A team may have one scorekeeper that must sit at the scoring table. Scorekeepers are not allowed to coach. Any violation of these rules will result in removal of a team’s assistant coach or scorekeeper.
|Year||Girls Team Winner
||Boys Team Winner
|2005||Oneonta||Sienna Wisse||Ilion||Xavier Maxwell|
|2006||New Hartford||Lexie Raynard||Johnstown||Kieran McCoy|
|2007||Oneonta||Mariah Ruff||St. Ann’s||Joe Foran|
|2008||Oneonta||Mariah Ruff||St. Ann’s||Sam Brochu|
|2009||Clark Sports Center||Addy Lawson||Oneonta||Jordan Guitterez|
|2010||Norwich||Savanah Irwin||Broadalbin||Vincenzo DiCaterino|
|2011||Frankfort||Danielle Caivana||Victor||Clay Bleier|
|2012||Perkiomen Valley||Alex Blomstrom||Cazenovia||Kevin Stalder|
|2013||Clark Sports Center||Emilie Perez||Cobleskill||Donovan Pacatte|
|2014||Central Valley||Reilly Rich||Clark Sports Center||Josh Geci|
|2015||New Hartford||Kaia Henderson||Clark Sports Center||Jalah Wimberly|
|2016||New Hartford||Kaia Henderson||Central Valley||Caden Morris|
|2017||Clark Sports Center||Meagan Schuermann||Central Valley||Jaylon Oneal|
|2018||Clark Sports Center||Rory Nelen||Central Valley||Deacon Judd|