This year's basketball tournament will be held from Mon., July 22nd through Sun., July 28th and hosted by the City of New Britain.
All teams will receive a minimum guarantee of three games in a Round Robin / Pool Play Format.
- NEW - Age Cut of Date (Boys & Girls) - January 1st, 2013
Please see the list below of committed teams per age group:
10 & Under:
- Vernon Travel, Waterbury Wizards,
12 & Under:
- Vernon Travel, North End Rec - Waterbury, Northeast Basketball Club, Waterbury Wizards, Cromwell,
14 & Under :
- Vernon Travel, S.T.A.R. Athletic Club - Red, S.T.A.R. Athletic Club - Black, Hartford Heat, Valley Basketball Club,
16 & Under:
- Douglas Panthers (NY), CT Sky Hawks, City Knights, Valley Basketball Club,
18 & Under:
- Douglas Panthers (NY), Bridgeport Thunder,
- 10 & Under: TBA
12 & Under:
- CT Elite, Waterbury (DeGroate), St Stephen's (Newtown),
14 & Under :
- CT Elite, North End Rec - Waterbury, Farmington, Canton, Southwest Warriors,
16 & Under:
- North End Rec - Waterbury,
- 18 & Under: TBA
Sport Details - Expand All | Collapse All
|Age||Division||Roster Max.||Age Cut Off Date|
|10 & Under||Youth||12||Male 1/1/13||Female 1/1/13|
|12 & Under||Junior||12||Male 1/1/13||Female 1/1/13|
|14 & Under||Intermediate||12||Male 1/1/13||Female 1/1/13|
|16 & Under||Scholastic||12||Male 1/1/13||Female 1/1/13|
|18 & Under||Futures||12||Male 1/1/13||Female 1/1/13|
To be considered for the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry packet that consists of the following:
A properly completed Team Roster.
A properly completed Coach’s Form.
A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER
A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form
Proof of age (copy of drivers license, birth certificate, passport or players passes) for each athlete.
- ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry fee for the appropriate sport, sent to:
Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc.
50 Founders Plaza, Suite 301
East Hartford, CT 06108
- No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
- Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
- Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
- All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions. Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
- Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated. Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".
All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) scorekeeper will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team.
Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play. Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.
High School Federation Rules.
All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.
Teams are to provide their own practice & game balls.
Teams will be allowed a maximum of 12 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards.
An additional team roster and proof of age must be submitted to the scorer's table prior to the start of each game.
Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team’s next game.
Home and Away teams will be determined each game by a coin toss conducted by the referee or Nutmeg State Games Event Staff.
Youth & Junior Divisions: (New extended time) Two twenty minute halves running time. Five minute halftime. Clock will stop last two minutes of each half. Two time outs per half (non-accumulative). Two minute overtime period (stop time) and one additional time out per team.
Intermediate, Scholastic: (New extended time) Two twenty minute halves running time. Five minute halftime. Clock will stop last two minutes of each half. Two time outs per half (non-accumulative). Two minute overtime period (stop time) and one additional time out per team.
Pressing: Full court pressing is allowed, however, there will be no pressing if a team is 20 points ahead.
All teams will be given a 15 minute grace period beginning at the start time of their scheduled game. At the end of 15 minutes if a team official has not contacted the Nutmeg State Games Administration a forfeit will be declared.
Only the opposing teams coach who is playing the scheduled game can protest a players eligibility. Player eligibility protest must be taken to the scorers table before the start of the game. Documentation/proof must be presented upon request. If the coach cannot provide proper proof of age for their player(s) being protested, then player(s) will not be allowed to participate until proof is provided.
The Tournament Director has the right to alter rules, bylaws and bracket structure as needed.
Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken.
- Head to Head record
- Record against common opponent
- Point Differential (15 Point Maximum)
- Coin Toss
Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breakting system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.
|2012 Medal Winning Teams|
|12 & Under Boys||Spirit Lake Warriors||CT Rough Riders||Norwich Breakers|
|14 & Under Boys||Spirit Lake Warriors||CT Elite||CT Panthers|
|16 & Under Boys||CT Rough Riders||Valley Basketball Club||Douglas Panthers|
|18 & Under Boys||CT Elite||New Britain||Hartford Heat|
|12 & Under Girls||CT Spirit||Starters||CT Elite|
|14 & Under Girls||CT Heat Black||CT Elite A||RHAMM Stars|
|Boys Division (2011)||Gold||Silver||Bronze|
|12 & Under||GHPA Youth||Newington||CT Lightning|
|14 & Under||CT Elite (Bridgeport)||CT Elite (E. Hartford)||VBC|
|16 & Under||GHPA Youth||CT North Stars||McGivney Center|
|18 & Under||Hartford City Heat||Madison||Hartford Knights|
|Girls Division (2011)||Gold||Silver||Bronze|
|12 & Under||Southwest Warriors||CT Storm||CT Heat|
|14 & Under||CT Spirit||CT Heat||CT Elite Staggers|
|16 & Under||Stamford Express||CT Heat||Ambush|
The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!
Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.
If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to email@example.com.
NUTMEG BASKETBALL COACHES CLINIC!
CONNECTICUT’S PREMIER COACHES CLINIC
HOSTED BY THE RAMADA PLAZA
The Nutmeg State Games is proud to announce its first Basketball Coaches Clinic.
The event will be hosted by the Ramada Plaza in the City of Hartford. The 2013 Nutmeg State Games Coaches Clinic is a two day event which will take place on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st. Don’t miss the chance to meet and learn from some of Connecticut’s finest coaches!
College Planning Seminar & Pizza Party!
Hosted by the Nutmeg State Games and Play in College
DON’T WAIT TO BE DISCOVERED!
The Nutmeg State Games have partnered with Play In College, a Student Information System for athletes that helps parents and student-athletes increase the chances to receive college scholarships, and become educated on the admissions process while making it easy for college coaches to find the right player for their program...and just for fun a pizza party at the Games to get to know each other.
The College Planning Seminar is FREE for all Nutmeg State Games athletes, coaches, parents and the general public to attend.
Join the ROCK CATS and the Nutmeg State Games as we honor all participating athletes at the stadiu
All participating athletes will receive a Free Ticket. Additional tickets (for parents and friends) can be purchased for $5.00.
To receive your tickets please sign-up at: www.rockcats.com/nutmegstategames
Friday, July 12th - 7:05 PM
Trenton Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats