NDIICHA Tournament Rules:
*Tournament games will be played under NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) rules with some exceptions for uniforms (see below).
*The team on the top of the bracket will be home team, wearing light colored jerseys and the bottom team will be visitor, wearing dark colored jerseys. If a team owns only one color uniforms, no technical will be given if that team does not have the correct light or dark colored jersey. Together, coaches and officials will decide who will represent home and visitor.
*Each team will be required to provide 1 Scorekeeper for every game they play in. The home team scorekeeper will be responsible to run the score clock, unless covered by tournament staff. the visiting team scorekeeper will be responsible for the official tournament score book. The first priority of the score book keeper is the official tournament score book, not their team score book. Teams may switch scorekeeper responsibilities by mutual consent.
*Junior High: four- six minute quarters; High School: four- eight minute quarters
*Game balls size: 28.5 ball - Junior High and Girls Varsity; 29.5 ball - High School Boys
*Time between games will be 12 minutes and during halves will be 8 minutes. Times between games shall stay the same unless game is running 20 or more minutes behind schedule. Only then may times be shortened to 10 minutes between games and 5 minutes during halves.
*Overtime shall consist of two- three (3) minute periods and one (1) timeout for senior and junior high teams. If the game is still tied after the second overtime, there shall be a one (1) minute break, after which there shall be a jump ball and play will go into "sudden death" overtime, with the first team to score winning the game.
*At anytime in the 4th Quarter, if a team is 30 points ahead, there is to be a running clock for the remainder of the game. Clock stops only for time-outs and injuries.
*Every team needs to be at their assigned gym 15 minutes before their scheduled starting game time, suited up and ready to play.
*For player safety, no basketballs will be allowed to be dribbled along the sidelines during game play.
*Only players with immediate upcoming games allowed on court.
*Teams, please meet at center court prior to game start time to pray together with home team responsible to lead.