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1999 AAU SENIOR BOYS' BASKETBALL
Enclosed you will find the following entry materials for the 1999 AAU Senior Boys' National Basketball Championship:
Tournament Information Flyer
Team Entry Forms - Form 1-A (white) and Form 1-B (yellow)
Official Team Rosters - Form 2-A (white) and Form 2-B (yellow)
15 Individual Athlete Entry Forms - Form 3 (gray)
15 Athlete Waiver/Release Forms/Agreement to Participate (on back of Form 3)
3 Coaches', Athletes', and Parents' Handbooks
It is important to have ALL information completely filled out. All items must be RECEIVED no later than Friday, July 9, 1999 (Postmark or date of shipment is NOT relevant). USE OVERNIGHT DELIVERY.
Send the following items to the University Hospitals Health System 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games office:
University Hospitals Health System
3 a) Portion of Entry Fee $225.00 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games
3 b) Form 1-B/Team Entry Form (yellow form) 1468 West 9th Street, Suite 220
3 c) Form 2-B/Official Team Roster (yellow form) Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Send the following items to the AAU National Headquarters - Boys' Basketball:
3 a) Portion of Entry Fee $300.00 AAU National Headquarters
3 b) Birth Records Attn: AAU Boys' Basketball
3 c) Form 1-A/Team Entry Form (white form) 1910 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
3 d) Form 2-A/Official Team Roster (white form) Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
3 e) Form 3/Individual Athlete Entry Forms (gray form) 407-934-7200 (O)
(with individual picture) 407-934-7242 (F)
3 f) Athlete Waiver/Release Forms/Agreement to Participate
(on back of Individual Athlete Entry Form)
(Do not send US Postal Service to the above listed address)
OVERNIGHT EXPRESS (AIRBORNE, FED-EX, UPS) IS REQUIRED TO MAIL ALL ITEMS
The Local Organizing Committee has spent many hours planning and preparing for this AAU National Championship; in order to make it a great success we are asking for your cooperation. It is the responsibility of the coach or designated person of the team entering the National Championship to submit all the necessary monies and completed forms BEFORE JULY 9, 1999. It is not the responsibility of the LOC or the AAU to make sure all are completed, ONLY TO ACCEPT OR REJECT A TEAM OR PLAYER BASED ON DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED.
THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF COMPETITION WILL REJECT ENTRIES THAT ARE RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES AND MAY REJECT ENTRIES WHERE ASSOCIATIONS HAVE NOT SENT IN THE RESULTS OF THE ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS.
The best of LUCK to your team at this year's Senior Boys' Basketball National Championship!
1999 AAU SENIOR BOYS' BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Tournament Information Flyer
SITE: Cleveland State University - Convocation Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
DATES: Thursday, July 29 Team Check-in Cleveland Convention Center
Friday, July 30-Monday, August 2 Pool Play CSU Convocation Center
Wednesday, August 4 (7:30pm) Celebration Ceremony Gund Arena
Thursday, August 5 Finals CSU Convocation Center
AGE DETERMINING DATE: All participants must have been born on or after Sept. 1, 1979 (no later than the summer following H.S. Class Graduation).
ENTRY FEE: Entry fees for AAU National Championship Tournament shall be a total of $525.00. MAKE CASHIER'S CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY PAYABLE TO:
1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games $225.00
AAU Boys' Basketball Committee $300.00
( NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED
ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1999.
No entries received after this date will be accepted and entry fees will not be refunded after this date.
RULES OF PLAY: The Sr. Boys' National Championship will be played under the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules (a 35-second shot clock will be used) except where amended by the AAU Boys' Basketball Handbook.
PLAYER ROSTER: Teams, which listed fifteen (15) players on the association roster, are not allowed to add pick-ups. Teams with fourteen (14) players on the official association roster may add one, teams with thirteen (13) may add two, and teams with twelve (12) or fewer may add three. In the Senior Boys' Division ONLY, pick-up players need not be on an association roster. However, the pick-ups must have been eligible to participate in the association championship and all other eligibility rules apply. NO CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE, JULY 9, 1999.
TOURNAMENT PLAY: A POOL PLAY SYSTEM WILL BE USED, LEADING TO A CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET:
Even number of teams (if possible) in each pool. Top two teams from each pool will advance to a single elimination championship bracket. In the pool play system, a cap of 15 points for tie breaker will be used if needed to break ties. Teams must play all scheduled games or penalties will be applied.
ELIGIBLE TEAMS: Only teams that have qualified in AAU Qualifying Tournaments will be eligible to compete in the National Championships. (See 1999 Boy's Basketball Handbook, Page 17 Section III)
Except for the Host Team, no team may advance to National Championship play, which has not placed in the top six (6) of its Association Championship.
AAU MEMBERSHIP: In addition to all players being registered with the AAU, all four (4) non-players allowed on the bench must hold a current membership in the AAU. Membership shall be purchased prior to the national championship. No non-player shall be allowed on a team bench without an AAU membership card. Each team will receive a maximum of four (4) bench personnel credentials.
CONDUCT OF PLAYERSAND COACHES: Players' and coaches' conduct should be above reproach, on and off the court. Misbehavior or misconduct may result in disqualification from the tournament. Coaches listed on the official team roster are responsible for the conduct of their players and any damages incurred to the motel or facilities used by the players.
COACH/PLAYER SUSPENSION: If a coach or a player is suspended during a game, the suspension does NOT include forfeited games. The suspension will be for the next game played.
BENCH RULES UNIFORMS: The home team will sit on the left side of the official scorekeeper. A team may have on its bench only eligible players in uniform and four non-players. Violation of this rule shall result in one warning. The team then has one minute to clear the bench of anyone not listed on the official roster. If a team fails to comply, the violator will be ejected. At least one-person age 18 or older must be on the bench at all times.
The top team on the bracket or the team listed on the left side of pool play schedule shall be the home team and shall wear white. Players' jerseys must have numbers on both front and back. Numbers can be 00 to 99. Minimum size of numbers shall be 2" on the front and 4" on the back. Teams competing in National Championship tournaments must have white and dark jerseys. Violation of this rule shall be penalized by a two (2) shot technical foul for each illegal jersey, to be assessed at the time the player with the illegal jersey enters the game.
COACHES' ATTIRE: All non-uniformed persons on bench shall wear long pants (no jeans, sweat pants, warm-ups, athletic pants), shirts with collars and sleeves and dress shoes or tennis shoes during play at the National Championships. Jeans shorts, sweat pants, tee shirts, hats and open-toed shoes are not permitted.
PROTESTS: Protests must be made in writing within two hours of the completion of the game being protested. A fee of $100.00 in cash (refunded if protest is upheld) must accompany the protest. The written protest must be submitted to the National Commissioner-in-Charge. The Protest Committee shall be required to give a written answer to the protest with ALL decisions of the Protest Committee being final.
AWARDS: National AAU medals and trophies will be awarded to teams according to the guidelines set forth by the AAU Boy's Basketball Handbook.
REGISRATION: Registration for all athletes, coaches, clubs and teams participating will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 500 Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon arrival at the Cleveland Convention Center, please follow posted signs to the Check-in Area. For registration hours, mapping, and specific directions from locations throughout Greater Cleveland, please consult your Athletes', Coaches' and Parents' Handbook. All teams will be required to check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center no later than 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29.
Directions to the Cleveland Convention Center:
From the South: Take either I-77 or I-71 North into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
From the East: Take I-90 West to downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Turn left (South) at the light. Then two lights to St. Clair Avenue and make a right. The Cleveland Convention center will be on your right after one light.
From the West: Take I-90 East into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street Exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
COACHES' MEETINGS: First coaches' meeting: Thursday, July 29 at the Cleveland Convention Center at 7:30 pm
Second coaches' meeting: Sunday, August 1 at the Cleveland Convention at 10:00 pm
Head coach from each team is required to attend BOTH meetings. Penalty for failure of the head coach to attend is a one game suspension. Suspensions do NOT include forfeited games.
PRACTICE: The National Director of Competition will send each team their practice time for Wednesday with their registration time; any other practice time beyond Thursday, July 29 is up to the Local Tournament Director. The Local Tournament Director is not required to supply gym time Wednesday.
PLAY STARTS: Friday, July 30, 1999
INSURANCE: Each AAU member athlete is covered under the AAU's Sport Accident Insurance Program. This policy is an excess policy. If the individual has no other accident insurance coverage, the AAU coverage becomes primary. Coaches must arrange payment for any medical services at the National Championship. The AAU insurance coverage will reimburse expenses once the benefits are coordinated and approved. A claim must be filed once the team returns home from the Championship. The AAU deductible fee is $200.00.
TRANSPORTATION: You will be responsible for your own transportation. All teams should arrive in the evening on Wednesday, July 28, 1999.
BIRTH RECORDS: Each competitor must send proof of his age in one of the following acceptable manners: HOSPITAL RECORDS ARE UNACCEPTABLE!
a) A COPY of his birth record from the STATE, COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS from the place of birth. (The AAU is not responsible for returning original birth records).
b) A copy of the delayed registration of birth if the athlete's birth was not recorded on his day of birth, issued by the same governing bodies.
c) Consular Service form FS 240, "Report on Birth" Issued by the US Department of State;
d) Immigration and naturalization forms I-151 and I 25 and form No 43 R311 7 issued by U.S. Department of Justice.
ELIGIBILITY: Any questions pertaining to the eligibility of a player or team shall be directed to the Tournament Commissioner who will refer matters to the AAU Boys' Basketball Eligibility Committee (Paul Campbell) - 509-453-2696 (H) - 509-457-0931 (fax).
NO MEMBER OF THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND/OR THE ASSIGNED AAU BOYS' BASKETBALL COMMISSIONER HAS THE AUTHORITY TO RULE ON PLAYER OR TEAM ELIGIBILITY.
HOUSING: All requests for housing will be handled by LCI Travel. Simply call our toll free number at 1-888-524-8785. A list of hotels and areas in which they are located can be found in the Athletes', Coaches', and Parents' Handbook, review this information and then call the reservations number. Be sure to have the following information:
· the sport you will be competing in
· the number of people in your party
· the number of rooms you need
· your arrival and departure dates
· your credit card number
IMPORTANT: Please note all hotels will send a confirmation with their individual cancellation policies. Each hotel may differ. If you have not received a confirmation within 30 days of making your reservation, please contact LCI Travel.
Dormitory housing will also be available at Cleveland State University, and Baldwin-Wallace College. Ask the operator for details!
CELEBRATION CEREMONY: Celebration Ceremony will be held at the Gund Arena on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. To Facilitate your arrival to the event, the Local Organizing Committee is setting up a hassle free transportation system that will make scheduled pick-ups at convenient locations throughout the Cleveland area and deliver you right to the arena doors. At the conclusion of the Celebration Ceremony, you will board the shuttles and be returned to your parking location. In order to arrive at the arena in time for the festivities, please plan to use the transportation system by utilizing the parking lots located close to your hotel. (A detailed map and parking instructions will be provided at athlete check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center). Enjoy the spectacular show without the hassle of restrictive parking. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate section of your Event Registration Forms so that we can accurately plan to have enough shuttles at designated locations to pick you up!
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