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BOYS STATE AAU BASKETBALL TOURNEY
MAY 9-10 VT 2015 BOYS STATE AAU at UVM, Essex High school, and Burlington area schools
Registration deadline April 21, 2015
Division I (A teams) and Division II (B teams)
AAU card, report cards, and birth certificates are required
Directions to schools/gyms can be found under the directions link on the left under the AAU link in our banner.
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:
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 2013/14 report cards, 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.
Please arrive at Essex HS or UVM (upstairs Patrick lobby from 7am-10am, downstairs track from 10:15 am on) prior to your first game, at least 45 minutes early so your paperwork can be reviewed by our staff before your first game.
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 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 2013/14 school year must also be presented at check-in.
Report Cards for Check -in: We experienced many issues with check-in at last year at both Boys and Girls states and thus would like to pass on some advice to you. Make sure you have a valid 2013/14 school report card that shows grade level for all 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. 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 - Essex HS and UVM. Teams playing their first game at Colchester HS and AD Lawton must check in at Essex HS. Teams playing their first game at SBHS, Tuttle, and Rice HS must check in at UVM. Teams with games at Hunt MS and Miller Center can go to either location for check in. 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. We are glad to answer any questions that you have in this regard to help you.