2016 Tournament info listed below:

Please note: Our tournament will be age based for all grade levels - U14 and below and age/grade based for U15 and above as per AAU eligibility rules.

Report cards for the 2015-2016 school year for grades 9th and above will be required for grade exceptionsas will birth certificates for all players for check in.If you are using player birth certificate as ID option and your players' schools do not provide photo ids, you must provide a report card or document from a school administrator that shows school name, player name, grade,and school year.

If you need to send in any correspondence please email to vtcatscorrespondence@gmail.com. There is no need to send an email to vtcats@vtcats.org.  If you do send in any correspondence, please identify your team by name, grade, and level.

 

Please note mandatory check-in paperwork requirements below.

 BOYS STATE AAU BASKETBALL TOURNEY

           MAY  14-15                                   VT 2015 BOYS STATE AAU at UVM, Essex High school, and Burlington area schools

                                                               $425

                                                                Registration deadline April 25, 2016

                                                                 Division I (A teams) and Division II (B teams)

                                                                 AAU card, report cards (for grades 9 and above), and birth certificates are required

Updated list posted on 5/3/16 at 9:45 pm

The team list for the 2016 tournament is posted on 4/30/16 at 1:30 pm. This list was also emailed out to all coaches/contact in the group email listing. If you did not get an email and wish to be added to the list (coaches or contacts for teams) please send an email request to vtcatscorrespondence@gmail.com

 

Directions to schools/gyms can be found under the directions link on the left under the AAU link in our banner.

Check-in, scoring, etc for 2016 will be updated soon The info below is from 2015 but listed for example only

Scoring for games:

The Home team is listed first on the schedule and the home team provides the official scorekeeper. The official scorekeeper must keep the game record in the official book provided by tournament staff. This means all players' names, jersey numbers, baskets scored, fouls, foul shots, running score, etc., plus final score must be kept in the book as the game runs. This official book must then be signed by both coaches. Signing the book indicates you agree with the end result, the score, and all else that is contained in this official book. As a POWER RANKING tournament and a NATIONAL QUALIFYING tournament, we must be stringent in this regard. If the official scorekeeper wants to transfer the official book info into their own book, we request that you follow one of the following options rather than attempt to fill in two books during the game:

1)Have another parent or coach complete your own team book during the game, or

2)Take a picture of the official book with a smart phone and use that record to complete your own team book.

We have had numerous problems when scorekeepers try to fill in two books during the game, or during timeouts or at the half. The importance of having an accurate official book is very high - and the consequences of an incorrect book can negatively impact a team.

Check-in and paperwork:

Boys 2016 Handbook excerpt

1. Proof of eligibility must be available for review, by an AAU designee at all AAU licensed competitions. If the documents are not available the team is subject to removal from the competition. Acceptable documents include any of the following:

a. An unexpired Passport

b. Valid Driver’s License

c. Department of Motor Vehicles I.D. card issued within three (3) years

d. Military Dependent I.D.

e. Immigration and naturalization forms I-151 and I-25

f. Form No. 43-12311-7 issued by the U.S. Department of Justice

g. A certificate of live birth with a raised seal, along with a school issued picture I.D.*

h. 15U/9th grade thru 19U/12th age/grade divisions only, for an athlete participating as a grade exception, proof of grade must be available for review, by an AAU designee at all AAU licensed competitions. If the documents are not available, the team is subject to removal from the competition. Acceptable documents include any of the following: 1. A photocopy of that portion of the athletes’ report card for the current school year which shows name, grade and school. 2. Confirmation of grade level from a school administrator (guidance counselor, principal, dean, etc.) on school letterhead.

* If a school does not issue a photo id - you must provide documentation from the school - report card with school name, player name, grade and year, or a letter from a school administrator with this information.

Copies of birth certificates are acceptable.

Report cards for the 2015-2016 school year for grades 9th and above will be required for grade exceptionsas will birth certificates for all players for check in.If you are using player birth certificate as ID option and your players' schools do not provide photo ids, you must provide a report card or document from a school administrator that shows school name, player name, grade,and school year.

All Non-athletes/coaches are responsible to see that their team meets all eligibility requirements. If a player is found to be ineligible prior to the start of a sanctioned competition, the player will be expelled from the competition and the team will continue. If a player is found to be ineligible after the competition has started, the player will be expelled from the competition and the team will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player was listed on the official score sheet. The team may continue to participate, if applicable, without the expelled player.

All birth certificates, valid 2015/16 report cards (for grade excep tions only, 9th grade and above), and AAU cards must be with you when you check in.

Also, no more than 3 players per team may be from out of state.

Check in locations are TBA. If your games are at TBA prior to your first game, at least 45 minutes early so your paperwork can be reviewed by our staff before your first game. Our check in locations will open at 7:00 am. If you are coordinating a group of teams, you can pick the location you go to based on your convenience.

You will need to provide copies of the player and coaches (head and assistant) and all bench personnel’s AAU cards.

 If coaches do not have valid and AAU cards, they may not coach (or sit on the bench) in the tournament.

 All scorers must have valid AAU cards. Scorers and bench personnel (assistant coaches)must be adults.

The process to get AAU cards for adult non-athletes is not immediate - there is a background check involved and it can take several days or weeks. We will NOT accept  'Pending' status on coach and bench personnel AAU cards.

Player birth certificates (legible copies are fine) and report cards from the 2015/16 school year must also be presented at check-in (for grade excep tions only, 9th grade and above),.

Report Cards for Check -in: We experienced many issues with check-in for the past few years at both Boys and Girls states and thus would like to pass on some advice to you. Make sure you have a valid 2015/16 school report card that shows grade level, school name, and school year of 2015-16 for all for grade exceptions only, 9th grade and above players. Review this as a coach and do not leave it up to the player or parent. Many report cards we saw in the past years did not include the grade level or player name, or school name or school year. If a report card is not available, contact the school and ask for a statement on school letterhead attesting to the player and the grade level, and signed by a school administrator - such as the Principal, Head of Guidance, or Registrar. You will risk forfeiture if you do not present report cards or other valid school and grade documentation for each player.

Additionally you can make the check in process easier for you and for us if you have all your materials ready when you get in line. Organize your paperwork by player or by type (i.e., have all of Sue Smith's forms collated together, then the next player, etc. Or have all the aau cards together, then the birth certificates, then the report cards.) Coaches must have all team paperwork together when they check in - do not come into the line if you are missing records as you will just have to hunt this stuff down and then come back. You can have a responsible parent or assistant coach stand in line to check in, but the head coach must sign our Coaches' Ethics form, so you will have to come back to the table at some point early on Saturday. Once again, I will email out the Coaches' Ethics form, so coaches can sign it and have a parent turn it in during the check in process if they choose to do that. This form is also posted below as an attachment.

Check in is at two locations - TBA.  Teams playing their first game at Essex HS, Colchester HS and AD Lawton must check in at Essex HS. Teams playing their first game at UVM, SBHS, Tuttle, Miller Center and Rice HS must check in at UVM. Please allow at least 45 minutes for this process. If you are too rushed prior to your first game, you may be able to leave your documentation with us, but if you play with an ineligible player, you risk forfeiture of any games played with that ineligible player. All teams must present materials for check in prior to 2:00 pm.

We are glad to answer any questions that you have in this regard to help you.

 

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