Tournament Rules

Tournament Rules

2024 Calgary Olympic Oval Rules

Tournament Package – June 14-16, 2024 

Before arrival make sure to read this package in its entirety as it contains our tournament rules and age regulations and requirements.

Alley Oop Basketball Canada/ Calgary

Contact Information: 

Brady Byam Tournament Director 

Scott Ady  Tournament Director 

Kellie Ady / Brooke Byam 

Tournament Directors 


Coaches and Players will enter through the main floor. Parents and spectators will enter through  the upper level.  

Coaches must go to the designated station to receive their team packet. Each packet will include  (2) coaches tournament pass wristbands and (4) player of the game vouchers. 

We ask that you arrive at least 1 hour before your first game so that you can get checked in and on  the floor before your game begins. Spectators and parents are encouraged to arrive early so that  they can be on time to cheer on their players. Passes will be sold at the gate, but we HIGHLY  recommend online tournament pass purchases to help speed up the entry process. You can  purchase through our Alley-Oop app or scan the QR Code below.



Please see the map for parking locations

Alley Oop tournament Parking



We want to ensure that all teams are well-informed about the rules and regulations  governing the competition. Please review the following official rules carefully to ensure a  fair and enjoyable tournament experience for everyone involved: 

Alley-oop Basketball Tournament Rules 

First and Foremost 

  • The Tournament Director or a designated representative is the final arbiter of the interpretation and application of the Tournament Rules 
  • Decisions will be made in the best interest of the tournament and the safety and well being of the participants

Game Rules 

  • Calgary High School FIBA rules will apply, except for the modifications that have been specified below.

Games Format: 

  • Warm up – 5 -10 mins
    • If the tournament is running behind, this will shorten your warm up.  
  • 1st half – 24 mins
    • 23 minutes run time last 
    • The last 1 minute will be stop time. 
    • 1 time out (Clock stops on Timeouts)
  • Half Time
    • 3 minute break
    • During your half time break. One player from each team will get a chance to participate in the Half Court, “Splash For Cash” Contest. (1 shot only) 
  • 2nd Half – 24 min
    • 22 minute run time, 
    • The last 2 minutes will be stop time if the game is within 20 Points.
    • 1 time out (Clock stops on Timeouts)
  • Overtime – 2 min 
    • No break in between the end of 2nd Half and the start of overtime. 
    • 2 minute stop time
    • 1 time out (clock stops on timeouts) 
  • Additional Overtime – First to Score
    • Starts with a jump ball
    • No Break
    • No time outs
    • First team to score any point wins
  • Special Rules
    • As the referees are keeping the 24 second shot clock, offensive rebounds will have the shot clock set to 14 seconds. (We follow FIBA shot clock rules)
    • Bonus starts on the 8th foul – One shot for 2 points
    • If fouled on a 2 point attempt – One shot for 2 points
    • If fouled on a 3 point attempt – One shot for 3 points
    • If fouled and the shot is made – One shot for 1 point 
    • Technical – Automatic 2 points and the ball at half
    • Unsportsmanlike – Automatic 2 points and the ball at half
    • No pressing at 20 point lead (this rule does not apply to HS Platinum divisions)
    • Mercy rule is 40, stop keeping score on the clock and only keep it on the paper.
    • No Zone defence in the U11 and U13 Divisions (Exception: If you have fouled out all your players and you are playing short a player)
  • U11 Modifications
    • Foul line is 3 feet closer
    • No intentional double teaming or trapping of the ball
    • 5 on 5 (Platinum & Gold) 
    • 4 on 4 (Silver & Bronze)
    • 10 foot baskets (Platinum & Gold) 
    • 8.5 foot baskets (Silver & Bronze)
    • Pressing is allowed in Boys Platinum only 
    • No zone defence allowed – We expect teams and coach’s to play with integrity to uphold the spirit of the rule. 
Forfeit Rule
  • 5 minute Grace Period. (These count towards your guaranteed games)
Because we do not collect a performance bond from each team. Any team forfeiting a game without extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical emergencies, family emergencies), may be removed from the tournament with no refund and is left to the discretion of the tournament organizers whether they may attend another Alley-Oop event in the future. It is not fair to the other team to not play your scheduled game. Final decision is left to the tournament organizers. 
Technical Fouls
  • 2 Technical Fouls is an ejection for players or coaches for the remainder of the game.
    • If ejected, the player or the coach will be suspended for one game (Unless deemed otherwise by the Tournament Director)
  • 3 Total technicals during the tournament will make the player or coach ineligible to participate any further in the Tournament. (unless deemed otherwise by the Tournament Directors) 
  • Technical fouls on players count toward there personal and team fouls
  • Technical fouls on coaches will count toward the teams fouls
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct will result in a Technical (examples below, but no limited)
    • Disrespect, Critical Remarks, Vulgarity, Profanity, Gestures, Negativity, Anger, violence. 
      • Player to Opposing Coach,Players, Refs, Scorekeepers, Spectators
      • Coach to opposing Coach, Players, Refs, Scorekeepers, Spectators 
    • If spectators are disrespectful to Refs, Coaches, Players, Scorekeepers, etc. This will result in a technical foul being given to their team. They may also be removed from the facility. If a spectator is ejected, they are not welcome back into the event. (no refunds will be given)  
Pool Play 
  • Tie Breaker Format:  
    • Better record
    • head-to-head
    • Total point differential in all pool games (max 20 points per game)
    • Points against
    • Coin toss
Overage Players
  • There will be no overage players permitted unless they have been discussed with the tournament director. 
    • U-9: (2015-2016)
    • U-11: (2013-2014) 
    • U-13: (2011-2012) 
    • U-15: (2009-20010)  
    • U-18: (Sept/2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)  
  • If a coach or program has a player’s age challenged by tournament administration ONLY, they must show a form of government ID or birth certificate. If they do not have that present the player will not be able to participate and the team may be disqualified from the tournament.
  • If you would like to Challenge the age of a player. It will cost 200.00 dollars. (If you win the challenge, you will be reimbursed) 
    • The Tournament Directors will make the final decision on discipline
General Rules
  • Players cannot play on multiple teams in the same divisions or for different club programs. Players may play in different age divisions if their club deems it appropriate. Example, a player may play on a U15 team and then be called UP (not down) to support their same club program’s older team.
Recruiting Players
Actively recruiting players from other teams is forbidden during the event. This includes using players and parents to speak to other parties. If an official report is submitted to Alley-Oop staff of a team, coach or player exhibits behaviour that demonstrates recruiting of players during the tournament, depending on the factors like past reports, intentions and severity, it may affect acceptance of that player, team or club into future events. 

Zero Tolerance Policy: 

We would like to emphasize our commitment to maintaining a safe, respectful, and enjoyable  environment for all involved. To uphold these standards, we have implemented a zero tolerance  policy regarding unacceptable behavior. 

This policy applies to all participants, including players, coaches, officials, and spectators. We  expect everyone to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  1. Respect: Treat all individuals with respect, regardless of differences in background, nationality, or skill level. Disrespectful language, gestures, or actions towards others will not be  
  2. Fair Play: Play the game with integrity and sportsmanship. Cheating, dishonesty, or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in immediate disciplinary action.
  3. Safety: Prioritize the safety of all participants. Any form of physical violence, aggression, or intimidation is strictly prohibited.
  4. Compliance: Follow the rules and regulations set forth by the tournament organizers and officials. Failure to comply may result in penalties or disqualification.
  5. Positive Environment: Foster a positive and inclusive atmosphere for all involved. Discriminatory behavior, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Violation of this zero-tolerance policy may result in various consequences, including but not  limited to: 

– Player ejection from the game 

– Team forfeiture of the match 

– Coach suspension or expulsion from the tournament 

– Spectator removal from the venue 

– Legal action, if necessary 

We believe that adherence to these guidelines is essential to ensuring a successful and  enjoyable tournament experience for everyone. By participating in the Alley-Oop Basketball  Tournament, you are committing to upholding these standards and contributing to a positive and  respectful basketball community. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Let’s come together to celebrate the spirit of  basketball and create lasting memories on and off the court.

Refund Policy

2 Weeks No Refund Policy:

  • Refund requests must be submitted in writing to no later than two weeks prior to the tournament start date.
  • No refunds will be issued for requests made after [Two Weeks Prior to Tournament Start Date].
  • Refund requests made after this deadline will not be entertained, except in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical emergencies, family emergencies).

4 Weeks 50% Refund Policy:

  • Refund requests must be submitted in writing to no later than four weeks before the tournament start date.
  • Refunds requested between [Four Weeks Prior to Tournament Start Date] and [Two Weeks Prior to Tournament Start Date] will be subject to a 50% refund of the registration fees.
  • Refund requests made after [Two Weeks Prior to Tournament Start Date] will not be entertained, except in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical emergencies, family emergencies).