Tournament Rules

All games will be played as follows:
Middle School (Grades 7 thru 12) will consist of two sixteen minute halves and will use a regulation size basketball (intermediate size ball for Women).

Grades 5 thru 6 will consist of two fourteen minute halves and will use the 28.5 intermediate size ball.

No game will start before the scheduled time, unless both coaches agree. There will be a minimum of a three minute warm-up period. Halftime will be three minutes unless both coaches agree to start earlier.

Two 30 second time-outs per half.

Overtime: Two minutes (one timeout only per overtime)

The clock will stop in the last two minutes of each half.

Two (2) direct technical fouls during a game on a player, coach, or team representative will result in their ejection from that game and the next game of the tournament. Fighting and gross unsportsmanlike behavior can be more than one game and is at the discretion of the Tournament Directors.

Each team is responsible for their warm-up, game balls and / or any other items brought into the game. Balling on the Beach is not responsible for lost items.

If a team forfeits two games by not participating; the team will be disqualified from the event and cannot participate in bracket / tournament play.

Roster Rules

Proof of age and grade is required for all players on roster. Acceptable proofs of age are; clean photocopies of birth certificates, adoption papers, or immigration papers.

Proof of grade is a clean copy of any report card of the current school year or school document that indicates current grade level. Teams are required to have proof of age and grade upon check-in and throughout the tournament. It must be presented to Balling on the Beach representative / tournament director upon request.

No roster additions will be permitted after the team has begun play of its first tournament game within any tournament.