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Bemidji Youth Basketball Association is hosting their Pride Of The North tournament on March 4th-6th for boys and girls in grades 3-8.
Registration cost is $325 per team. We will not be charging admission for spectators to attend.
3rd and 4th boys and girls will be just one day on March 5th
5th-8th girls will play on March 4th-5th.
5th-8th boys will play on March 5th-6th.
This year refunds will be given if a youth organization or city registers 6 or more teams based on the following scale:
6-7 Teams - $20/team or $120/$140
8-9 Teams - $25/team or $200/$225
10-11 Teams - $30/team or $300/$330
12+ Teams - $35/team or $420
Bracket will be available the week of the tourney.
MSHSL rules shall apply with the following modifications:
Games will be 20 minute running-time halves for all grades. Stop time during the last minute of the 1st half and the last 2 minutes at the end of the game.
Overtime periods – The first overtime period shall be two-minute stop-time. The second will be sudden victory (first team to score), with the following exception: Championship games will be two-minute stop-time periods until a winner has been determined.
Each team is allowed 3 time outs per game and 1 per overtime. Note: Timeouts from regulation will not be carried over into the overtime session.
There will be a 5-minute warm-up before each game and a 3-minute half time. Note: If the games are falling behind schedule, it will be up to the official’s discretion to decrease warm-up time.
A 10-minute grace period from the scheduled start time shall be allowed before a forfeit is declared for the first game only.
A technical will not be shot. Two points and the ball are awarded.
All protests will be settled on the court by the officials.
If a team has only five players and a players fouls out, that player may remain in the game. But that player’s team will be assessed a technical foul on each subsequent foul by the player whom has 5 or more fouls, with the opposing team being awarded the two points and possession of the ball.
10. Basket height for ALL GRADES is 10 ft.
11. No press at the 3rd and 4th grade levels, except for the last 2 minutes of the game. No press allowed by a team that is ahead by 10 points or more.
12. No press at the 5th grade level, except for the last 4 minutes of each half. No press allowed by a team that is ahead by 15 points or more.
13. Grades 6th-8th may press at anytime unless the difference in the score is greater than 20. No press is allowed if a team is ahead by 20 points or more.
14. Grades 6th-8th may play any defense. Only man-to man defense is allowed in grades 3rd – 5th.
15. Running time will be used if more than a 15 point lead is held by either team in the last 2 minutes of the second half.
16. The three-point rule will be in effect wherever there are three point lines designated.
17. Girls 3rd – 8th grade and Boys 3rd - 6th grade will use a women’s basketball, while the 7th and 8th grade boys will use a men’s basketball.
18. The Free Throw line for 3rd and 4th grade will be 12’. Jumping over the free throw line will be allowed.
19. A player may not play on more than one team per grade level.
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