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Competition Rules

The Official Playing Rules will be the National Federation of State High School rules for the current year as modified by this rule book.

This section shall be administered at all District Qualifiers, National Championships, Super Regional Championships, Disney Spring Classic’s and Inter-District competitions.
1. Eligibility

a. Player/Team Disqualification
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.

b. Player/Club Attachment
An athlete becomes attached (a member of) to an AAU club when he participates in an AAU sanctioned competition, which involves two (2) or more AAU clubs (This does not include practice or league sanctions issued by AAU).

c. Grade Divisions
Competition in boys’ basketball shall be in the following grade divisions: 1st grade (Authorized for competition at the District Level Only) 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade.
Competition Divisions for District Qualifying Tournaments, Super Regional Tournaments and National Championships
12th Grade Division
i. An athlete must be in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
11th Grade Division turn 20 prior to September 1, 2011.
ii. An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
10th Grade Division turn 19 prior to September 1, 2011.
iii. An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
9th Grade Division turn 18 prior to September 1, 2011.
iv. An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
prior to September 1, 2011. turn 17
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8th Grade Division
v. An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
prior to September 1, 2011. turn 16
7th Grade Division
vi. An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
prior to September 1, 2011. turn 15
6th Grade Division
vii. An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
5th Grade Division turn 14 prior to September 1, 2011.
xi. An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
4th Grade Division turn 13 prior to September 1, 2011.
x. An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
3rd Grade Division turn 12 prior to September 1, 2011.
xi. An athlete must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
2nd Grade Division turn 11 prior to September 1, 2011.
xii. An athlete must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannot
**If an athlete wishes to play down one grade division, he must petition the National Chair and must meet all criteria established. turn 10 prior to September 1, 2011.
***Questions regarding eligibility may be directed to the National Office by calling 407-934-7200
d. Player Participation Restrictions
i. Only males may participate as players.
ii. An athlete may not participate later than the summer following his class graduation from high school.
iii. An athlete may participate in a maximum of three (3) grade divisions of the AAU Boys’ Basketball program for which he can qualify. An athlete may play in any grade division above his current grade as long as he meets the age requirement.
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iv. Athletes that compete in more than one grade division must compete with the same AAU club until the conclusion of the District Championship.
e. Residency
Residency – An athlete must compete with (attach to) a club registered in the district of his bona fide residency unless he elects to compete under one of the following exceptions:
i. An athlete may attach to a club in any district which shares a common border with the athlete’s district of residency.
ii. An athlete enrolled as a bona fide student at an educational institution located outside his district of residency may elect to treat the district in which the school is located, as his district of residency.
iii. An athlete who is subject to a written joint custody arrangement may elect to treat the district of either custodian as his district of residency.
f. Eligibility Committee
An Eligibility Committee appointed by the Boys’ Basketball Chairman will be established to rule on player and team eligibility for national tournaments. Decisions of the Eligibility Committee are final.

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