General Rules 


This is a Christian Tournament. Submitting your name on an entry form signifies your willingness to abide by the National Hoops Code of Conduct.

  • Do not play music from any music device at the tournament.

  • Do not use tobacco or drugs in any form.

  • Do not bring alcohol.

  • Do not curse.

  • Do not fight or use bad sportsmanship.

  • Give respect to all staff, especially game officials.

  • Take care of tournament property. Do not litter.

  • There will be a gospel message. Give your attention to the speaker and respect the Word of God.

  • Please stay until after the gospel message is complete. Leaving early will eliminate you from awards and cause your team to forfeit. 

Game Rules


  • Jump Ball will begin play.

  • Change of possession requires a take back, including jump balls.

  • All throw ins are made from the top of the key.

  • Once a team scores, the opposing team will take it out.

  • Taking the ball out requires a pass in.

  • The length of the games will be determined by the number of teams entering.

  • The clock will run except for final rounds when it stops on the whistle.

  • Score is kept by 2s and 3s and 1s by an official scorekeeper.

  • Only team fouls are recorded. When a player gets fouled, the team will take it out. If the basket is good on the foul, the basket counts and fouled player will shoot a normal free throw. After the 4th team foul, the fouled player gets a normal free throw.

  • A 1 minute overtime will be played if necessary.

  • Players may not change teams once play has begun. If a team only has three players and one is lost to injury, that team must play with two players.

  • Stalling with the lead is not permitted and will result in a change of possession.

  • Subbing can be done at any time.

  • A held ball results in an NBA style jump ball.