Welcome to the site for the 2013 AAU Girls Basketball 7th Grade National Championships, to get a taste of things to come, please check out our video from the National Championships last year. Enjoy. Please click the link below.
2012 Kings Island AAU National Championships Experience Video
Please note we are waiting for the AAU National Office to release the tournament schedule. We apologize for the delay.
July 12 -17, 2013.
Lakota West High School (Tournament Headquarters), Lakota West Freshman Campus, Fairfield High School, Courts4Sports, and Sports Plus.
7TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2012 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2013. For an
athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2012 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2013.
All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Entry fees must be submitted via Online Roster System. All participating teams must have a roster submitted online at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org.
All athletes and non-athletes allowed on the bench must hold a current AAU membership. A team that qualifies for a National Championship Tournament may add a maximum of seven (7) players to its District Roster for the purpose of participating in the National Tournaments.
Pick-up/replacement players listed on the roster are subject to the following restrictions: These players must have been able to satisfy all eligibility requirements (regarding grade, age, residence, etc.) unless approved by the Eligibility Committee. Teams may not add players from the rosters of other teams advancing to the National Championship Tournament. A team advancing to a Division I National Championship may not add a player from another team advancing to a Div. I National Championship in the same age group without the written permission of the Eligibility Committee.
For further clarification, please refer to the 2013 AAU Girls Basketball Handbook at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org (click on Rules/Info).
Teams will be seeded according to last year’s 6th grade finish. National Championships will have a maximum of five (5) playing days. The bracket will operate as follows:
1. First and second days (July 13-14) will be pool play.
2. The top two (2) teams in each pool advance to the National Championship Tournament Bracket.
3. The balance of teams will advance to the Classic Tournament Bracket.
4. Upon a team's first loss in the Tournament they will go into a consolation bracket in their respective tournament and are eliminated from competing for the medal round in that tournament.
5. Upon the second loss in the consolation bracket the team is eliminated from further competition in the tournament.
-A coach from each team wishing to continue in either the Championship or Classic bracket may be required to check-in with the Tournament Office at the conclusion of pool play to determine their position.
The 7th grade division plays Four (4) 8 minute quarters, 5 minute halftime/warm-up and 4 minute overtime. No game will start before its scheduled time. There will be a minimum 5-minute warm-up between games. A forfeit shall be declared if a team fails to appear with at least five (5) eligible players at game time. Fifteen to zero (15-0) shall be the recorded score. The 28.5 Rawlings basketball will be used.
If a team is up by 15 points or more, in the 2nd and 3rd grade, the leading team cannot press until the offensive team reaches the three point line.In addition, a running clock will be used in the second half when a team is behind by 30 or more points. Regular rules will return if at any time the spread falls below 30 points. The losing coach may opt to ignore this rule at any time.
DRAWING FOR POOLS:
A member of the AAU Girls Basketball Executive Committee will oversee the drawing of teams into pools approximately 5 days after the entry deadline. You can view the results of the draw on the Internet www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and www.aauinbutlercounty.com. No phone calls, please.
All teams will be assigned a registration time. To be on the safe side, transportation arrangements should be made so that all team members could be present by the start of registration, 10:00 a.m., Friday July 12, 2013 at Tournament Headquarters, Lakota West High School. Each team must have at least one (1) coach listed (with AAU numbers), but not more than four (4) on the Official Team Roster. Each person listed on the Official Team Roster must present their AAU membership card at registration. Your time for registration will be assigned upon receipt of entry and posted on www.aaugirlsbasketball.org. and www.aauinbutlercounty.com.
All players and coaches on the bench must have current membership within the AAU and present their cards at registration.
A coach from each team must attend a coaches’ meetings Friday, July 12th at 5:30 pm at the Cintas Center; site of Opening Ceremonies. (1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207) following registration. After pool play coaches must verify your placement in the bracket by coming by the tournament office or contacting the Tournament Director or Lead Commissioner.
RULES OF PLAY:
This National Championship will be played under the 2012-2013 National Federation of State
High School rules unless otherwise stated in this online handbook.
. Please visit www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and click on the Rules/Info tab, then Rules/Handbook.
Practice times will be assigned in conjunction with registration on July 12. Additional practice will be available throughout the tournament. Contact Tournament Director for details.
PRACTICE AND GAME BALLS:
Basketballs are provided during practice sessions. Rawlings, the official ball of AAU Girls Basketball, shall provide basketballs for warm-ups and games. Do not bring basketballs to games.
HOME & VISITOR UNIFORMS:
The top team on the bracket or the first team listed on the pool play pairings shall be the home team and shall wear white. Players’ jerseys must have numbers on both the front and back. Numbers can be 00-99. Minimum size of numbers shall be 2" on the front and 4" on the back. Teams competing in National Championship tournaments must have white and dark jerseys. Violation of this rule shall be penalized by a two (2) shot technical foul for each illegal jersey, to be assessed at the time the player with the illegal jersey enters the game.
a. Each team participating in any AAU National Tournament must have two (2) different color team jerseys (shirts). One of the jerseys must be white.
b. Team shirts shall be of the same solid color front and back. A player’s shirt designed to be worn inside the game pants shall be tucked inside the game pants throughout the game.
c. An undershirt is considered to be part of the shirt and must be a color similar to the shirt. Logos, decorations, trim, commemorative patches, lettering and numbering are not allowed on an undershirt.
d. No more than two identifying names or abbreviations of the names may be placed on either, or on both, the front and back of the shirt. The name(s) must be placed so that the following can take place.
i. Players' jerseys must have numbers on both the front and back. (Numbers can be from 00 to 99.) Minimum size of numbers shall be 2" on the front and 4" on the back.
ii. Placement must be such that the number(s) is clearly visible.
iii. Tights that extend below the game pants must be similar in color to the game pants.
g. The HOME team shall sit to the official scorer’s right facing the table. A team may have on its bench only eligible players in uniform and four non-players. Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench. At least one person age 18 or older must be on the bench at all times.
Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the National Chair or his designee in attendance. No member of the local Tournament Committee shall have the authority to rule on eligibility. The AAU Girls’ Basketball Eligibility Committee will handle all of these matters.
For National Championship play, any eligibility protest that is turned in the first day of competition by 6:00 pm will be reviewed by the eligibility committee, and a decision will be made prior to bracket play. Any eligibility protest that comes after the first day of competition will be reviewed at the Eligibility Committee’s discretion. All non-eligibility protests will be reviewed by the Eligibility Committee at their discretion.
A fee of $100.00 cash (refunded if protest is upheld) must accompany all protests. Protests must come from a non-athlete member listed on the official online roster for the event. The written protest must be submitted to the National Commissioner-in-Charge. All decisions of the Eligibility Committee shall be final.
Each athlete and registered coach on the top ten finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy. Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Classic Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy.
Opening Ceremonies will take place on July 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center on the Campus of Xavier University. (1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207) Athletes and coaches should wear their uniforms or warm-ups. Teams may carry a team banner and/or State flag. NO HATS OR BACKPACKS ALLOWED. THERE WILL BE NO THROWING OF OBJECTS.
Adult Tournament Pass including Program: $40
Adult Daily Pass: $13
Child (6-18) Tournament: $25
Child (6-18) Daily Pass: $6
Child 5 and under free
Contact Stephanie Gigliotti with the Butler County Visitors Bureau at 888-462-2282 or email at sgigliotti@GetToTheBC.com
COACHES SHOULD RECEIVE A PACKET OF TOURNAMENT INFORMATION (PRACTICE TIMES, REGISTRATION TIMES, ETC.) VIA EMAIL APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK BEFORE THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT.
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.aaugirlsbasketball.org AND www.aauinbutlercounty.com.