The Hardwood Classic

Start Date: May 4, 2024

End Date: May 5, 2024

Game Guarantee: 3

Single Team: $375

Multi-Team: $350

MI3 Center
1135 Ella Crossing Dr, Houston, Texas 77090

Mark your calendars and prepare for an adrenaline-fueled showdown as The Hardwood Shootout, a thrilling girls basketball tournament, descends upon Houston, Texas on May 4 – 5, 2024. This highly anticipated event will bring together elite teams from across the nation, each with their sights set on victory. The tournament promises two days of intense competition, where the hardwood court will transform into a battleground for the most talented young female athletes. With fast-paced action, jaw-dropping skills, and unstoppable determination, this tournament is set to captivate spectators and ignite the passion of basketball enthusiasts. Houston will witness the convergence of athleticism, teamwork, and sheer willpower as these remarkable athletes leave everything on the court to secure the championship title. Don’t miss your chance to be part of The Hardwood Shootout, where dreams are made and basketball greatness is realized.

Tournament rules have not posted yet for this event

**Standard Girls Basketball Tournament Rules**

1. **Eligibility and Team Composition:**

  1. All participants must be female and meet age or grade requirements determined by the tournament organizer.
  2. Each team must consist of a minimum number of players, typically five, and may include substitutes.

2. **Equipment:**

  1. All players must wear appropriate basketball shoes and uniforms consisting of jerseys or tank tops, shorts, and socks. Uniforms should be numbered and distinguishable.
  2. Jewelry, including watches, rings, earrings, and bracelets, is not allowed during gameplay.
  3. Each team must provide a regulation size basketball for warm-up and gameplay.

3. **Duration of the Game:**

  1. Games are generally divided into four quarters, each lasting a specified amount of time (e.g., 8 minutes per quarter).
  2. The clock stops during timeouts and certain situations as specified by the tournament rules.
  3. Overtime periods are typically used to determine a winner if the game is tied at the end of regulation time.

4. **Gameplay and Rules:**

  1. The game follows the standard basketball rules with specific modifications and variations as set by the tournament organizer.
  2. Teams are allowed a certain number of timeouts per half to strategize or make substitutions.
  3. Foul counts are tracked for each player, and penalties are imposed accordingly.
  4. Each player is allowed a maximum number of personal fouls before they are disqualified.
  5. Penalties for technical fouls or unsportsmanlike conduct are assessed, including free throws or possession to the opposing team.

5. **Tournament Format:**

  1. The tournament format can vary based on the number of teams participating, such as round-robin or single-elimination.
  2. The tournament organizer determines the schedule, including the order of games, court assignments, and breaks between games.

6. **Officiating:**

  1. Qualified referees or officials are appointed to oversee each game and enforce the rules consistently.
  2. Their decisions are considered final and binding, and any disputes should be handled respectfully through official procedures.

7. **Sportsmanship and Conduct:**

  1. Good sportsmanship is expected from all players, coaches, officials, and spectators throughout the tournament.
  2. Any form of physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, or unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated.
  3. Participants and coaches are expected to show respect to officials, opponents, and fellow players.

8. **Tournament Awards and Recognition:**

  1. The tournament may offer trophies, medals, or other awards to teams or individuals based on their performance or achievement.
  2. The most valuable players, best defensive players, and other exceptional performers may be recognized.

Note: These rules serve as a general guide. Actual tournament rules may vary depending on the specific tournament and its organizers.