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INTRODUCTION TO THE TOURNAMENT

*Update 3/20

Due to lack of registrants, the 2021 March Madness Tournament is cancelled. Full check refunds will be sent via US mail to the person on record as the team registrant. 

Southampton Basketball proudly presents the 3-on-3 March Madness Tournament.   During a time when not much is 'normal', we wanted to give kids the opportunity to play basketball with and against their friends in a structured and competitive enirononment.

The 3 on 3 TOURNAMENT is a fast paced, fun, and competitive half-court basketball tournament.  It differs from a traditional 5 on 5 basketball game in the following areas:
- number of players on the court (3)
- number of players on a roster (4 / 3 players + 1 substitute)
- size of the court (smaller court size)
- rules and regulations adjusted for 3 on 3 competition

Online Team Registration

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

HOW TO REGISTER

Before you register...
- Confirm you have 4 flexible and committed players ready & available to play throughout the month of March (due to Covid, weather, gym closures, etc - schedules may be created and adjusted weekly).
- Designate one parent as the team parent who can contact and organize the team.  This person should also be the person to register every
   participant for the team.
- Designate one player to be the team caption and the point of contact on game day.
- Create an original team name to use during registration and throughout the tournament.

HOW TO REGISTER:
1.  Have a coach or team parent register the team in the correct division.
       (Teams must register in the Highest Grade Division of the Oldest Player on Roster)
2.  The team parent will need to know the following to successfully register the team:
     a.  TEAM NAME
     b. TEAM PARENT
     c.  AGES AND GRADE LEVELS OF EVERY PLAYER
     d.  TEAM COMPETITION LEVEL (high, medium, low.....MAY NOT BE A CONSIDERATION DUE TO LIMITED NUMBERS)
     e.  INFORMATION FOR ALL 4 TEAM MEMBERS
           - Full Name
           - Parent's name
           - Parent(s) cell phone number
          - Parent(s) email address
           -EMERGENCY CONTACT FOR EACH PLAYER
     f.  Read and acknowledge tournament rules, terms, and conditions.
3.  The team parent should secure payment from each participant if registration.
4.  The team parent will then complete the team registration in the Southampton Basketball Website.  The team parent will need to create an account with Blue Sombrero / Sports Engine.  There is no fee to be a team parent.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO THE TEAMS NEED A COACH?
A coach or team parent is needed initially to register the team and are expected to assume a 'coaching role' during competitions.  

ARE PARENTS ALLOWED TO WATCH THE GAMES?
Current COVID guidelines and the Southampton Township limits the number of people who can enter the gym.  For this reason, only ONE coach and FOUR players are permitted to enter the gym during the tournament.  Unfortunately, spectators are NOT ALLOWED to watch the games in person.  

IS THERE A DESIGNATED PERSON IN CHARGE OF EACH TEAM?
At the time of registration, it will be required to designate both a team parent and team captain.  Ideally these two roles should reside in the same household and share contact information.  These individuals will be responsible to contact and communicate all relevant updates and schedules pertaining to the March Madness Tournament in a prompt manner.  Team captains will be responsible for checking in their team with the court monitors on game days.  Additionally, they will be responsible to report the final score to the court monitor and sign out for the team once the game is over.

IS A UNIFORM REQUIRED TO ENTER THE TOURNAMENT?
Team designed uniforms are optional.  All teams must come to their scheduled competitions with a black teeshirt AND a white teeshirt.  (black and white pinnies are perfect).  When teams listed as the AWAY team must wear BLACK for that particular game, and when they are listed as the HOME team, they will wear white.  Numbers are not required for this tournament, (duplicate numbers is not an issue).  

MUST WE REGISTER A TEAM OF FOUR PLAYERS?
Because having 3 players plus 1 substitute helps ensures continued pool play in case of schedule conflicts, sickness, or injury - it is necessary to form a team with 4 players.  It is our intention to ensure equal opportunity for all teams and maintaining the tournament schedule is essential for the success of the tournament.

WHAT IF THE TEAM OR ANY ONE MEMBER ON THE TEAM CAN NOT MAKE THE GAMES?
There are no refunds for reasons of conflicts, transportation, injury, or illness.  The only refund that will be made are those registrants who sign up but we did not secure enough teams to run the tournament in their specific divisions.   It is expected that all 4 players attend each game.

GAME DAY PROCEDURES

1.  Arrive 10 minutes before 1st game.  
     -Must sign into the lobby, temperatures taken, parental waiver signed at each dropoff.
     -Must wear masks and maintain 6ft distance from others.
2.  When players are admitted into gym, they will have 10 minutes to
     -check in with Tournament Monitor
     -warmup  (both teams warmup on the same basket)
3.  The game will begin exactly at the scheduled game time
     -games will not be held up for late arrivals
4.  Games and warmups will have a running clock.  (be ready to go as soon as you enter the gym)
5.  After the game has finished, the winning team captain is responsible to report to the final score  to the court monitor.
6.  Teams should then promptly leave the court.  (teams will exit at the door at the back of gymnasium that opens into the parking lot)
7.  If your team has another scheduled game on the same day, you may wait along the wall with social distance until your game time.


***DUE TO COVID GUIDELINES, NO SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED...NOT PARENTS OR PLAYERS****

GENERAL TOURNAMENT TIMELINE

March Madness will be limited to 8 teams in each division:  4th Girls / 4th Boys / 5th Girls / 5th Boys / 6th Girls /6 Boys

We hope to have enough teams to run a tournament in each division but if we do not have 8 teams for each group, we may not be able to run the tournament for that particular division - so please spread the word!  (If Southampton Basketball is unable to run the tournament for a specific division, we will refund the registration fee in full.)

2/27 - Registration Opens for Township Residents and Current Members of Southampton Basketball.

3/5 - Registration  Opens for Out-Of-Township Residents.

3/15 Registration Closes.  (May re-open if there are openings in each division)



3/16 - Tournament Scheduling Process Begins

3/24 - *Tournament Schedule Posted     

*It is our intention to have the final schedule posted on 3/24.  At this point, we plan on running the tournament for the divisions listed below, however all schedules are subject to change!!!!  (Covid, Weather, ICBA championships, and Gym closures may impact our ability to hold to the tentative schedule below).  By registering you accept the possibility that your child's games may be played on any day and at any time throughout the tournament.  Refunds will not be processed after online registration.

3/26:  4th Grade Girls / 6th Grade Girls (may extend into 3/27)
3/27:  5th Grade Girls / 5th Grade Boys (may extend into 3/28)
3/28:  4th Grade Boys / 6th Grade Boys (may begin 3/27)

 

MORE INFO / IMPORTANT LINKS

TOURNEY GUIDELINES / RULES
TOURNAMENT CONTACT: 
                       [email protected]   /   Colleen Finnegan, [email protected]
SCHEDULE OF POOL PLAY:  
PARENT WAIVERS:
COVID WAIVER FOR SOUTHAMPTON BASKETBALL
COVID WAIVER FOR TOWNSHIP
MEDICAL INFORMATION / EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM


Contact

Southampton Basketball
P.O. Box 135 
Southampton, Pennsylvania 18966

Email: [email protected]

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