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Welcome to the site for the 2014 AAU Girls Basketball 10th Grade National Championships, to get a taste of things to come, please check out our video from the 2012 National Championships. Enjoy. Please click the link below.

2012 Kings Island AAU National Championships Experience Video


TOURNAMENT DATES:
July 21-25, 2013.

SITES:
Lakota West High School (Tournament Headquarters), Lakota East High Schools, Fairfield High School, Courts4Sports, Ronnie Grandison and Sports Plus.

GRADE DETERMINATION: 10TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2013 and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2014.  If an athlete wishes to play down a grade division, please verify if they are eligible based on the criteria in the Rule Book.

ENTRY FEE:
Division I, II & III: $670.00
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $570.00 if registration is completed by TUESDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2014.
*Once a team enters the tournament refunds will not be given.

ENTRY DEADLINE:
All materials must be RECEIVED via Online Registration by Monday, June 30, 2014. Entry fees must be submitted via Online Roster System. All participating teams must have a roster submitted online at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org. Entry fees must be submitted via Online Roster System.

TOURNAMENT ROSTER:
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 2014 AAU Girls Basketball Handbook at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org (click on Rules/Info).  

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:                 
July 21 – Registration
July 22 – Pool Play
July 23 – Pool Play/Bracket Play
July 24 – Bracket Play
July 25 – Conclusion of Bracket Play

GAME FORMAT AND RULES OF PLAY:
The 10th grade division plays Four (4) 8 minute quarters, 5 minute halftime/warm-up and 4 minute overtime. This National Championship will be played under 2013-2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules, except where amended by the AAU Girls Basketball Handbook.  Please visit www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and click on the Rules/Info tab, then Rules/Handbook.

MERCY RULE:
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.

REGISTRATION:
MONDAY, JULY 21ST, 2014 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Lakota West High School. All teams will be assigned a registration time and it will be posted along with the schedule on www.aaugirlsbasketball.org and www.aauinbutlercounty.com. To be on the safe side, transportation arrangements should be made since ALL COACHES & ATHLETES MUST BE AT REGISTRATION AT ASSIGNED TIME.

AAU MEMBERSHIP:
All players and coaches on the bench must have current membership within the AAU and present their cards at registration.

COACHES' MEETING:
First coaches’ meeting: MONDAY, JULY 21ST, 2014 – 5:00 PM at Lakota West High School Theater.

Second coaches’ meeting: WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD, 2014. The second coaches meeting will be held in the tournament office at Lakota West High School 45 minutes after the last game concludes in your pool. The Head coach from each team is required to attend BOTH meetings.  Penalty for failure of the Head Coach to attend is a one game suspension. Suspensions do NOT include forfeited games.

PRACTICE SCHEDULING:
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.

WARM UP AND GAME BALLS:
Basketballs are provided during warm-up sessions. Rawlings, the official ball of AAU Girls Basketball, shall provide basketballs for warm-ups and games. DO NOT bring basketballs to games.

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.

COACHES’ ATTIRE:
All non-uniformed persons on the bench shall wear dress shorts, long pants, shirts with collars and sleeves and dress shoes or tennis shoes during play at the National Championships.  Jeans, jean shorts, sweat pants, mesh shorts, tee shirts, hats and open-toed shoes are not permitted. Any non-athlete on the bench will be removed until properly attired.  Violation of this rule shall result in a two shot technical foul. The violator will be removed from the bench.

ELIGIBILITY:
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.

PROTESTS:
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.

AWARDS:
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. Division III only: Each athlete and registered coach on the top four finishing teams in the Championship Bracket will receive a finalist medal and a team trophy

CEREMONIES:
There will be no Opening Ceremonies held for this event.

TOURNAMENT PASSES:

Adult Tournament Pass including Program: $40
Adult Daily Pass: $13
Child (6-18) Tournament Pass: $25
Child (6-18) Daily Pass: $8
Child 5 and under free

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Upon approval by the National Sport Chair, a National Championship Host may designate certain hotel/motel properties not to be used by teams participating in a National Championship Event.  The exact name and address of each property must be provided to the National Sport Chair.  The AAU Girls Basketball Committee may reject entries of teams who reserve rooms in these designated properties.  Once the National Championship Event begins, team(s) can be required to vacate the designated property in order to continue to participate in the event.

Contact Stephanie Gigliotti with the Butler County Visitors Bureau at 888-462-2282 or e-mail at sgigliotti@GetToTheBC.com

THEME PARK INFORMATION:
Discounted Kings Island and Beach Waterpark tickets will be available on site at Tournament Headquarters, Lakota West HS. For more information please go to www.aauinbutlercounty.com. Also please visit www.GetToTheBC.com for other area coupons and discounts.



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.

 
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