For any tournament correspondence please email 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.

Click here for our live link for Saturday  - to be live during the tournament

Click here for live Sunday schedule

Revisions made to both schedules and the team list - posted on 5/11 at 5:30 am

The Sunday Schedule is now posted on 5/9/18 at 6:45 pm. There is a footnote which is a key to some of the letters used in the game designations,

The Pool list with pool rules and the Saturday Schedule are now posted - 5/8/18 at 7:30 pm.  They will also be emailed to all coaches. Correction/adjustments posted at 10:30 pm on 5/8. Team list posted also as a PDF as a few people could not open the xls version of it.

An initial test group email was sent out on 5/7 at 6:30 am to all coaches that I have an email address for.  If you did not get the email and want me to add you to the group please email me at vtcatscorrespondence@gmail.com - coaches, asst coaches, team managers only please.

Please note: Our tournament will be age based for all levels - U14 and below and age/grade based for U15 and above as per AAU eligibility rules.  Click HERE to go to the national AAU website and the eligibility rules.

Report cards for the 2017-18 school year for grades 9th and above will be required for grade exceptions as 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.

 Important announcements: Any scheduling requests MUST be sent in prior to the registration deadline. Also, if you are a coach and are coaching more than one team, please plan on having an assistant coach prepared to coach one of your teams. Each year, with our increasing numbers of teams, it gets increasingly difficult to schedule around such issues. In order to guarantee your spot in this tournament, please send your payment ASAP. It looks like we may have to establish a cut-off and wait list in the near future, so do not wait until the deadline. Completed rosters, including valid AAU numbers for players and coaches, and PAYMENT  MUST be in as well to hold your spot .

Please note: If you do not use our online registration process and instead mail in your information, please send an  email with your preferred email address to vtcatscorrespondence@gmail.com. This will allow for important email  communication regarding schedules, etc.

 Please note mandatory check-in paperwork requirements below.

BOYS STATE AAU BASKETBALL TOURNEY

 MAY12-13    VT 2018 BOYS STATE AAU at UVM, Essex High school,

                        and Burlington area schools

                        Note: Boys AAU eligibility is by age in 2018

                        Ages 10 - 17

                        $450

                        Registration deadline April 22, 2018 

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

                        AAU card, 2017/18 report cards (for 9th grade and above), photo id, and birth certificates are required

 

New for 2018

All teams must submit a complete roster as part of the registration process.  Coaches can present a final roster at check if minor changes have been made to the original roster. Please check ahead with VT Cats staff via email to vtcatscorrespondence@gmail.com to explain the need for these minor changes. Once checked in, there will be no changes to this roster throughout the tournament.  If a team is found to have added players to the roster that was checked, then that team will forfeit all tournament games that these added players were involved in by either playing or availability to the team to play. They should not be on the team bench.

All player and coach paperwork must be turned in for the check in process. If any paperwork or documentation is missing, then the affected player may not play and/or the coach may not coach or sit on the bench until such material is presented and reviewed. If a coach cannot present his/her card only another coach from the same club with his/her card can replace the original coach. If this cannot be accomplished then the team will have to forfeit any games for which this situation continues to exist. The game may possibly be played for the sake of the players with the original coach without his card but the official results will be a forfeit loss. 

Note that the two staff members checking in paperwork have other responsibilities during the tournament that relate to progression of teams through pool play and thus may not be available on an 'emergency' basis to check in such missing paperwork after 2:00 pm on Saturday or the two day tournament. If a player with missing paperwork plays during the tournament or a coach without an AAU card coaches his team, then all such games will be forfeited.

It is ultimately the coach and/or club director’s responsibility to gather and present the check in paperwork.  Please do not wait until the last minute to gather this material and double check that you have all necessary materials for each player and each coach.

Throughout the Girls & Boys VT State AAU Championships the Tournament Staff will be randomly checking rosters & scorebooks & numbers of players & coaches on the bench compared to the check in roster. If inaccurate / inconsistencies are found either the game will be stopped & notified the game is a forfeit or at the completion or after the game the teams will be informed of the violation & game will be forfeited. 

 

 

Check-in and scoring for 2018 is shown below.

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:

2018 PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY

All athletes must provide one of the following proof of eligibility documents.  Non-compliance with the new proof of eligibility rule will result in players being disqualified. 

  1. An unexpired Passport
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. Department of Motor Vehicles I.D. card issued within three (3) years
  4. Military Dependent I.D.
  5. Electronic Age Verification through SportsAge ID. A one-time registration fee of only $10.00 covers 100% of all updating and processing fees for as long as an athlete participates in the AAU Boys Basketball Program
  6. For teams participating in grade based divisions only (4th grade, 5th grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 15U/9th Grade, 16U/10th Grade, 17U/11th Grade and 19U/12th Grade, in addition to one of the listed proof of age eligibility items listed above in “a” through “e”, 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
  • A photocopy of that portion of the athletes’ report card for the current school year which shows name, grade and school.
  • Confirmation of grade level from a school administrator (guidance counselor, principal, dean, etc.) on school letterhead

    i. Electronic Age Verification through SportsAge ID. A one-time registration fee of only $10.00 covers 100%
       of all updating and processing fees for as long as an athlete participates in the AAU Boys Basketball
       Program

* If  player does not have a government issued photo id as spelled out above and their 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 on letterhead from a school administrator with all of this information, AND a birth certificate - these are substitutes for the government issued photo ids.

We will be flexible where we can be - thus legible photocopies of birth certificates and report cards are acceptable.

Report cards for the 2017/18 school year for grades 9th and above will be required for grade exceptions as 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/letter on school letterhead 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 2017/18 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 - regardless of where they attend school.

Check in locations are UVM Patrick Lobby and Rice High School Lobby. If your first games are at UVM Track Courts and South Burlington HS,  you can check in at UVM Patrick Lobby. If your first games are at Rice HS, Colchester HS, Miller Center, you can check in at Rice HS Lobby. If your first game is at AD Lawton MS you can choose either check in location. Check in should be prior to your first game, at least 45 minutes early so your paperwork can be reviewed by our staff before your first game. Patrick Lobby check in will open at 7:15 am, and Rice HS check in 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. Cards must show the correct club code for coaches and player. Players can play for a maximum of 2 teams within a club and cannot play for other clubs within the tournament.

 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.

Maximum of three coaches on the bench.

Govt issued photo ids, player birth certificates (legible copies are fine) and report cards from the 2017/18 school year must also be presented at check-in (for grade excep tions only, 9th grade and above), unless you are using the report cards to substitute for govt or school issued photo ids.

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 2017/18 school report card that shows grade level, school name, and school year of 2017/18 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 - UVM Patrick Lobby and Rice HS Lobby. 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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Coaches ethics statement 2018.doc26 KB
Boys state rules 2018.doc33 KB
Rev 1 COLOR Sunday schedule 2018 Boys State.xls43 KB
Rev 5 Saturday schedule 2018 Boys State.xls34.5 KB
2018 Boys state team pools.xls38.5 KB