Girls Basketball


2017 Girls Tournament Dates At A Glance

 
IOWA AAU WEBSITE – FOR ALL AAU INFORMATION aauiowa.org
 
NATIONAL AAU – WEBSITE FOR INTERNET REGISTRATION AND FOR BASKETBALL HANDBOOKS
aausports.org
 
 
2017 GIRLS TOURNAMENT DATES AT A GLANCE

More information on each tournament can be found on Girls Basketball web page under tournaments.

Grade Tournaments – Division I
 
GRADE ENTRY
DEADLINE
TOURNAMENT DATES SITES
3rd Grade Feb 1 Feb 11-12 Des Moines
4th Grade Feb 1 Feb 11-12 Des Moines
5th Grade Feb 1 Feb 11-12 Des Moines
6th Grade Feb 1 Feb 11-12 Des Moines
7th Grade Feb 1 Feb 11-12 Des Moines
8th Grade Feb 1 Feb 11-12 Des Moines
9th Grade TBD TBD TBD
10th Grade TBD TBD TBD
11th Grade TBD TBD TBD

Iowa AAU is looking for sites to host the 9th, 10th, and11th grade. If interested, contact Ron Vernon
at r-jvernon@mchsi.com.





GIRLS BASKETBALL INFORMATION – Complete set of rules at www.aaugirlsbasketball.org

GIRLS BASKETBALL INFORMATION – Competition in girls’ basketball will be grades 3rd through 11th. For purposes of determining grade eligibility, the grade of the athlete on October 1, 2016 shall be determining date.

Competition Divisions for District (State) Qualifying, Super Regional, and National Championships are as follows:


11th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 18 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 11th grade division, they must be born on or after September1, 1999.
10th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 10th grade division, they must be born on or after September1, 2000.
9th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 9th grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2001.
8th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 8th grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2002.
7th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 7th grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2003.
6th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 6th grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2004.
5th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 5th grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2005.
4th Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 5th grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2006.
3rd Grade Division; An athlete must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2017. For an athlete that is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2016 wanting to petition to play down in the 3rd grade division, they must be born on or after September 1, 2007.

The AAU is a grade based organization. Each grade division consists of a 24 month age window which determines an athletes’ participation in that division. If an athlete’s age is outside the 24 month window in their grade, the athlete must play to the grade division that is normal and customary for their age. If an athlete is in any grade above what is normal and customary for their age, that may petition to play down provided they meet the established criteria.

AAU MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

All participants and coaches must be members of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The annual membership fee applies to all AAU sports throughout the year.



ENTRY FEE
Varies per grade. Tournament format is pool play followed by single or double elimination depending upon number of teams entered and gym availability.

Send fee with entry blank to the Tournament Director. Number of games averaged per team in 2013 was four (4) games.

ROSTER OF PLAYERS
The roster is established at the time of the first game. It must be used throughout the state tournament. No additions or changes are permitted. National AAU rules limit the roster to fifteen (15) players in age tournaments.

BALLS
Game ball will be furnished for games only. Teams must bring their own warm up balls.

COACHES OF TEAMS
It is assumed that school personnel (compensated or not) who coach teams in these tournaments are familiar with and are in compliance with Iowa High School Athletic Association rules. Iowa AAU cannot rule on the eligibility of coaches.

AWARDS
Individual medals will be provided for the final four teams in each of the tournaments.

SPECTATORS
Spectators are welcome. An admission charge will be made. Participating players and all AAU registered coaches will be admitted free with AAU membership card, for their games.

HOLD HARMLESS
The sponsoring organizations and the host schools will not be responsible for any injuries, loss of property, or any accidents that might occur during the tournaments.

UNIFORMS
Each team must have jerseys of like color with number preferably on front and back.

PLAYER PARTICIPATION
1. Only females may participate as players.
2. A player may not participate later than the summer following her class graduation from high school or prep school.

An athlete may participate in her own District or in a bordering District. At no time will a player be eligible when it is not a bordering District. A maximum of three (3) athletes will be allowed on a team from a bordering District. Exception: Teams from Nebraska & South Dakota may participate in the Iowa tournaments.



AAU MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP PERIOD:
The 2017 membership period is from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

AAU MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:
The AAU will continue its regular membership program, which provides athlete accident insurance and general liability insurance for all AAU sanctioned practices and competitions - as a benefit of membership. All aspects of our current program will be maintained for regular membership of $14.00 per youth athlete and $16.00 for non-athletes (coaches).

The “Added Benefit” or “AB” membership provides athlete accident and general liability insurance for athletes, non-athletes (coaches), clubs and Districts in specified non-AAU-sanctioned competitions. The “AB” card must be purchased when the athlete or coach first registers with the AAU. Athletes/Non-Athletes (Coaches) may not pay the difference in the cards to “up-grade” to an “AB” card at a later date. The “AB” card is available to all youth athletes and non-athletes.

For team sports, all athletes and coaches on the team must have the “AB” membership for it to be in effect. Some of the members cannot have regular membership and some have “AB” memberships. In team sports, both general liability and athlete accident insurance will be extended to AAU teams participating in supervised and scheduled non-AAU-sanctioned competitions and practices. Coverage will not extend to any non-AAU-sanctioned competitions hosted or conducted by AAU clubs. The cost of the “AB” card is $16.00 for youth and $18.00 for non-athletes (coaches).

Membership Fee: $14 athlete /$16non-athlete or AB membership $16 athlete/$18 non-athlete.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORMS: You must register on the Internet at www.aausports.org.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP – Register on the Internet at www.aausports.org. The AAU code says that basketball teams are to have a club membership. You can get one membership for all of your school teams, but each of your athletes and non-athletes (coaches) must have individual memberships.

AAU TOURNAMENTS are covered by comprehensive insurance program for athletes, coaches and volunteers if your tournament is AAU sanctioned.

Participating In A Bordering District
An athlete may participate in her District of residence, where she attends school full time OR in a bordering District qualifying tournament. At no time will a player be eligible to play in a District that is not her own or does not border her own. She shall register in her resident District.

A maximum of three (3) athletes from bordering Districts will be allowed on any team at District, Regional or National level. Exception: Teams from Nebraska & South Dakota may participate in the Iowa tournaments.


LENGTH OF QUARTERS: The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade play 6 minute quarters. The 7th Grade and 8th Grade Divisions will play 7 minute quarters. All other divisions will play 8 minute quarters.

RULES: Iowa High School Athletic Association rules will be used. The 3-point shot will be used in all grade divisions.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SITES:
Information about location of tournaments on the web site at www.aaugirlsbasketball.com

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
Teams interested in the National Tournament, please contact Teresa Parmenter, parmentert13@gmail.com, or Ron Vernon, r-jvernon@mchsi.com, for more information.

COACHES CHECK LIST TO BRING TO TOURNAMENT
1. Completed Roster
2. AAU memberships (individual for athletes and coaches)
FORMAT: 3 Game minimum. Pool Play followed by bracket play
RULES: Tournament will follow current Iowa High School Girls Basketball Rules.

• This event is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union..
• All participants must have a current AAU membership.
• AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event.
• AAU membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connect. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site www.aausports.org to obtain their membership.
 

 

 

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