Basketball

St. Cloud, Minnesota • June 26-29, 2014
Adult: June 27-29, 2014
Youth: June 26-28, 2014 – Great Plains Alliance

Grades 7-11 Girls’ Divisions

Grades 7-11 Boys’ Divisions

Entry Fees

Adults: flat-rate team fee of $275 (by May 21), or $300 (after May 21)

Update as of July 13: The adult basketball deadline has been extended to 5 pm Monday, June 16, 2014. We will be scheduling the tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, but if we receive your registration by the end of the business day on Monday we will be able to accept it. Also, we need to recruit 2 more adult women’s teams.

Youth: flat rate team fee of $400

Entry Deadline: Adults -extended to 5 pm Monday, June 16, 2014  and Youth – June 5, 2014

Adult Competition Format
This is a 5-on-5 tournament.  Adult teams guaranteed a minimum of three scheduled games with 50 percent of the teams playing 4 or more games.
Each team must provide one non-rostered volunteer to serve as a scorekeeper or timekeeper.
Entries must be postmarked on or before June 10.  Game schedules will be posted on the website and mailed to coaches by June 20.  Adult teams should be prepared to play an evening game on Friday, June 27.

A multi-tier playoff format will be used. All playoffs will be single elimination format.  Divisions with twelve or fewer teams will be a single-tier playoff format.  Divisions with 13 to 24 teams will have a two-tier playoff format.  A three-tier playoff format will be used with divisions having 25 or more teams.

Youth Competition Format
The Star of the North Games will be partnering with the Great Plains Alliance for the youth basketball event at the 2014 Summer Games.

Eligibility
Open to all Minnesota residents.  A player may be rostered on only ONE team. School classes are determined by the grade in which the participant is entering in the fall of 2014.  Graduating seniors (spring 2014) are not eligible to compete in Senior High division; they must play in the Adult division. Participants may “play up” in an older grade division.  All members of a team must meet the grade-entering criteria.  Each player must provide acceptable documentation of school grade upon request.

As an official state games competition, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) permits student-athletes at NCAA institutions to participate in the Star of the North State Games.

Rules
National Federation of State High School Association (NFSHSA) rules will apply, with modification as necessary.  A full copy of the SOTN tournament rule modifications is available at www.starofthenorthgames.org. A full copy of the rules will also be mailed with tournament schedules.

Venues
The Star of the North basketball tournament will use basketball courts St. Cloud State University and other local St. Cloud courts. Specific age-group court assignments will not be determined until the schedules are completed.

Awards
Adult: Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three teams in the blue division.  Gold and silver medals will be awarded to the top two teams in the red and white divisions.
Youth: Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded.
Medal winners at the 2014 Star of the North Games basketball tournament will earn an invitation to the 2015 State Games of America National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.

All-Events Passes
Passes are required for admission to all Star of the North Summer Games events and may be purchased for $10 per person at registration check-in, or at any of the basketball venues.  Admission is free for children 12 and under.  All athletes and up to two coaches per team receive a credential for free admission to all competitions and events during the Summer Games.

Additional Information
Contact the Star of the North Summer Games Office
763.785.5603 (metro) or 800.756.7827 (toll free)
sgames@mnsports.org
www.starofthenorthgames.org

Sport Commissioner
Tom Schiller, 612.718.4103, tschiller@mchsi.com

Youth Sport Director
Chris Lewis, 320.420.3482, comets.director@gmail.com

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