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Tournaments

2021 SETime Basketball Tournaments

Know your game schedule RIGHT NOW!!

 

What’s the worst part about tournament basketball?  If you’re like most people, it’s NOT KNOWING YOUR GAME TIMES UNTIL 2-3 DAYS BEFORE THE GAMES!!

That problem is solved with the SETime Tournaments.  With this innovative approach to tournament scheduling your game times are SET right now, even before you register!

 

For example, if you have a 7th grade team, you know right now you’re playing at In the Zone, and that you’re playing at 12:30 and 1:35 on Saturday.   On Sunday you have a possible Play-in game at 11:30, Semi Finals at 12:35 and Finals at 1:40—depending on how you do on Saturday.  Sunday’s game times will depend on Saturday’s results but you’ll know the times within a certain window.  You know your game time, game location and the wait time between games.

 

AND KNOW YOUR GYM LOCATION!!  All games are at In the Zone, 6870 Chrisphalt Dr, Bath PA 18014

 

Parents and coaches will love this new approach.  They can plan their weekend months in advance instead of waiting until the last minute.  And Coaches don’t have to scramble to confirm availability once the schedule comes out.  You can check availability BEFORE even registering for the tournament.

 

Please Note: Due to the very nature of this approach, schedule requests will NOT be accepted.  If you can’t make these times, don’t register for this tournament.

 

SETime Tournaments are OPEN tournaments and are NOT AAU Tournaments.  These tournaments are open to AAU, school, AYBA, CYO, Recreation, YBOA, etc. teams.

 

Spring 2021 Tournament Dates:

April 10-11, 2021, Boys, 5-9th grade, B level 

April 24-25, 2021, Girls, 5-10th grade, B level

May 1-2, 2021, Boys, 5-9th grade, B level

May 15-16, Girls, 5-10th grade, B Level

 

Overview Tournament Format:  Tournaments are either Boys or Girls and are for grades 5-9.  There will be 6 teams accepted into each division and there is a 3 game minimum.  Teams will play two games on Saturday with single elimination playoffs on Sunday.  The #4 seed will play the #5 seed and the #3 seed will play the #6 seed in the Play-in games.  Winners will advance to the semi-final round and play the #1 and #2 seeds.  Winners of those games will advance to the finals.

 

Tournament Game Schedule (that’s right, here’s your schedule!!)

 

Team Saturday Games Sunday Playoffs
5th grade 8:30 am and 9:30 am Play In:             8:30 am

Semi Finals:     9:30 am

Finals:              10:30 am

6th grade 10:30 am and 11:30 am Play In:             8:30 am OR 9:30 am

Semi Finals:     10:30 am

Finals:              11:30 am

7th grade 12:30 and 1:35 pm Play In:             11:30 am

Semi Finals:     12:35 am

Finals:                1:40 pm

 8th Grade 2:40 and 3:45 pm Play In:             1:40 pm

Semi Finals:       2:45 pm

Finals:                3:50 pm

9th Grade 4:40 and 5:45 pm Play In:            3:50 pm

Semi Final       4:55 pm

Finals:              6:00 pm

 

 

Registration and Fees:   The entry fee for the tournament is $275 per team and is due in full upon registering.   A $25/team multiple team discount is available for organizations entering 3 or more teams; $45 for 5 or more teams. Discounts cannot be combined.

 

To register, send an email to sturpening@aol.com with team(s) name, grade, Gender, Level A/B/C, Coaches email and phone number.   Then make payment at http://inthezonesports.biz/event-registration

 

Winning teams in each bracket will receive T-Shirts

 

Daily Admission Charges:  Adults: $8; Students and Seniors: $3 Kids under 5 Free.

Weekend pass: Adult $14, Students and Seniors $5.

 

All teams will make this single elimination playoff.  Seeding will be based on results of preliminary games, strength of schedule and personal observations.

 

Scheduling consideration will also be made in order to avoid having teams play each other twice although this may happen in later rounds.  The intent is to have the top four teams in the semi-finals and the top 2 teams in the finals.  Although this will not be a perfect process, every effort will be made to make it fair.  For example, one team might go 1-1 in the preliminary games and still have to play in the Play-In game based on strength of schedule while another team that goes 1-1 might get a bye into the semi finals.  Also, a team might have to beat a team twice (once in the preliminary round and once in the single elimination round) to move on in the tournament.  Please remember that seeding teams is a difficult process; after all, the selection committee for the NCAA tournament has an enormous amount of information and resources available to it and various media experts still complain and critique it for the entire week leading up to the first game.  In order to win the tournament, teams need to beat whoever lines up against them.

 

 

All teams will make this single elimination playoff.  Seeding will be based on results of preliminary games, strength of schedule and personal observations.  Scheduling consideration will also be made in order to avoid having teams play each other twice although this may happen in later rounds.  The intent is to have the top four teams in the semi-finals and the top 2 teams in the finals.  Although this will not be a perfect process, every effort will be made to make it fair.  For example, one team might go 1-1 in the preliminary games and still have to play in the Play-In game based on strength of schedule while another team that goes 1-1 might get a bye into the semi finals.  Also, a team might have to beat a team twice (once in the preliminary round and once in the single elimination round) to move on in the tournament.  Please remember that seeding teams is a difficult process; after all, the selection committee for the NCAA tournament has an enormous amount of information and resources available to it and various media experts still complain and critique it for the entire week leading up to the first game.  In order to win the tournament, teams need to beat whoever lines up against them.

 

Games Rules:

  • 5th and 6th grade teams have 14 minute halves (stop clock)
  • 7th grade and older have 16 minute halves (stop clock)
  • Four 30 seconds timeouts per game; one additional 30 sec time out for each OT.
  • 4 minute halftime and up to 5 minutes between games for warm-up.  This can be modified if games are running behind schedule.  Games will start no earlier than 5 minutes before scheduled start time if games are running ahead of schedule.
  • 2 minute overtime followed by 1 minute overtimes until winner is determined.
  • No pressing by a team that has a 20 point lead.
  • Mercy Rule: If a team is up by 20 points or more in the second half, the clock will continue to run (except for time outs) unless the lead slips below 20 points.
  • Game time is game time. If 5 players aren’t present and ready to play at game time—a forfeit may be awarded (tournament director’s discretion).
  • Any player or coach receiving two technical fouls in a game will be ejected from that game and will not be allowed to play in their next game.
  • Any player ejected for fighting will be expelled from the tournament.
  • Other PIAA rules are in effect (except as applies to scorebook and uniform requirements).
  • There will be two referees scheduled for each game.

 

Scorers: Tournament director will provide the clock operator/official scorekeeper.  The official scorekeeper will keep track of team score, personal fouls, team fouls, time outs and possession (individual scores will not be kept).  Teams should have their own scorekeeper at the scorer’s table to ensure accuracy.

 

Rosters and Player Eligibility:  Preliminary rosters are due when registering.  Final rosters are due before playing first game.  No changes to the roster are allowed after the first game.   Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis upon approval by the tournament director.

 

Brackets:   Grade determining date 10/1/20
5h Grade and No older than 12 on Aug 31, 2021
6th Grade and No older than 13 on Aug 31, 2021
7th Grade and No older than 14 on Aug 31, 2021
8th Grade and No older than 15 on Aug 31, 2021
9th  Grade and No older than 16 on Aug 31, 2021

 

 

Tie Breaking Criteria:  1) Head to head competition.  2) Point differential for teams involved in tie (max 15 pts/game) among common opponents.  Note: If one team drops out of the tie at this point but the other two teams remain tied, the tie breaking criteria reverts back to head to head competition. 3) Most points scored (all common teams). 4) Fewest points allowed (all common teams).  5)  Coin flip

 

Scheduling:  Game Schedule are available NOW (see below for game times) Schedules with game match-ups are typically available on the Wednesday before the tournament weekend.   Schedules will be e-mailed to the head coach and/or team/organization.  Schedules will also be posted on the website http://inthezonesports.biz/basketball-tournaments

 

THERE ARE NO SCHEDULING REQUESTS.  Scheduling requests defeat the main benefit of the SETime format: knowing your game times when you register!

 

Saturday In the Zone

Red Court

In the Zone

Blue Court

In the Zone

Gray Court

8:30 5th Grade 5th grade 5th grade
9:30 5th Grade 5th grade 5th grade
10:30 6th grade 6th grade 6th grade
11:30 6th grade 6th grade 6th grade
12:30 7th Grade 7th grade 7th grade
1:35 7th Grade 7th grade 7th grade
2:40 8th grade 8th grade 8th grade
3:45 8th grade 8th grade 8th grade
4:40 9th Grade 9th grade 9th grade
5:45 9th grade 9th grade 9th grade

 

Sunday’s Playoff TEMPLATE:   Playoffs are single elimination.

 

Sunday  In the Zone

Red Court

In the Zone

Blue Court

In the Zone

Gray Court

8:30 5th Grade Play-In 5th grade Play in 6th grade Play-in
9:30 5th Grade Semis 5th grade Semis 6th grade Play-In
10:30 6th grade Semis 6th grade Semis 5th grade Finals
11:30 7th Grade Play-In 7th grade Play-In 6th grade Finals
12:35 7th grade Semis 7th Grade Semis
1:40 8th grade Play-In 8th grade Play-In 7th grade Finals
2:45 8th grade Semis 8th grade Semis
3:50 9th Grade Play-In 9th grade Play-in 8th grade Finals
4:55 9th grade Semis 9th grade Semis
6:00 9th grade Finals

 

 

Player Eligibility Challenges:  The head coach (as determined by the person who is listed on the team’s registration form) may file a formal challenge if he feels a player on the opposing team is ineligible.  To officially file the challenge, the Player Challenge Form and $50 cash must be submitted to the tournament director (or designated representative) before tip-off of the game in question.  If a player arrives late to the game and is not present at the tip-off, the challenging coach needs to make the challenge as soon as the player enters the game.   The challenging coach needs to call a time-out, tell the referee he wants to challenge a player’s eligibility and follow the above procedures.  Once the official challenge is accepted by the tournament director, the defending coach then has 2 minutes to present the player’s proof of age (birth certificate, passport, or a picture ID with the DOB clearly listed).    If the challenge is upheld (i.e. defending coach cannotpresent proof of age), the challenging coach’s money will be returned and the player in question cannot play in the tournament until proof of eligibility is established.  If the challenge is over-turned (i.e. defending coach can establish player’s eligibility), the tournament director retains the cash and the game continues with the player.  Once a game starts, challenges will not be honored.  Parents, assistant coaches, spectators and relatives cannot challenge a player’s eligibility; only the head coach has the authority to make the challenge.

 

Referees:  There will be 2 referees assigned for each game.  In the Zone uses a Referee Assignor which simply means the director calls the assignor, tells him the times of the games and the assignor calls the referees and assigns refs to the games.  The pool of refs he picks from are all PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association—the governing body of high school sports in PA) certified.  This does not guarantee that one is going to agree with all their calls but it is an indication that they are going to know the rules of the game.  Most of the refs are also reasonably experienced.  Again, this does not mean that everyone is going to agree with all their calls but it is an indication that they know what they are doing.  Experienced and certified is a good indication of quality—not a guarantee, but a good indication.   We also have our own quality control program in place: if we receive a certain number of complaints regarding a particular referee then they are taken out of the pool.  Referee feedback forms are available upon request.  Anyone can fill out a referee feedback form.  Coaches/parents cannot pick their referees and referee swapping is not allowed.  For example, if a coach doesn’t like the refs assigned to his game, he can’t request to switch courts or switch refs.   You play with the refs assigned.   Our refs, on average, will only referee 2-3 games in a day.   Occasionally, a ref might do a few more if there is a shortage of refs on any given weekend but generally they are limited to insure they are fresh for the games.