2017 Basketball Tournament

The Schedule for ALL AGE Divisions is now posted in the Schedule, Info & Results Section on the top right hand side of the webpage. The Schedule has been revised for the following age divisions: Girls 10&U, Girsl 12&U, Girls 14&U, Girls 16&U, Boys 16&U

The ShopRite Nutmeg State Basketball Tournament will be held from Monday, July 31st through Sunday, August 6th. The Basketball Tournament will be hosted by the City of New Britain.

  • Game Dates & Times
    • July 31st - August 4th - During the week: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • August 5th and 6th - Weekend: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • All Teams will receive a minimum guarantee of THREE (3) games in a Round Robin / Pool Play Format.
  • Age Cut-Off Date (Boys and Girls) - January 1st, 2017

BOYS Tournaments:

  • 10 & Under (Youth):
    • Madison Tigers, Rough Riders, Top Flight,
  • 12 & Under (Junior):
    • Valley Basketball Club, Madison Tigers , Madison Ballers, Eastern CT Academic Quarry Dogs, CT Northstars, New Britain Legacies
  • 14 & Under (Intermediate):
    • Valley Basketball Club, New Britain, Bridgeport Storm, Rough Riders, CT Northstars A, CT Northstars B, Farmington Valley Bobcats, CT Heat
  • 16 & Under (Scholastic):
    • Rough Riders, CT Northstars, BFA Elite, HoopHavenCT, New Britain HS, CT Dream

GIRLS Tournaments:

  • 10 & Under (Youth
    • CT Heat, Rough Riders, New Britain Lady Canes, CT Rush, 
  • 12 & Under (Junior):
    • Valley Basketball Club, CT Heat, CT Spirit A, Midnight Basketball Association, CT Northstars, CT Sound, CT Spirit B, West Hartford Magic.
  • 14 & Under (Intermediate):
    • Hoops4Life (Waterbury), CT Hurricanes, CT Heat Black, CT Heat Red, Breakers West, Midnight Basketball Association, CT Spirit (Ruiz), CT Northstars
  • 16 & Under (Scholatic):
    • Bristol Warriors, CT Heat, Wilson Grey YMCA, CT Thunder, CT Pressure, New Britain HS, 

Sport Details

  • 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".
Age                      Division                 Roster Max.            Age Cut Off Date
10 & Under Youth 15 Male 1/1/17         Female 1/1/17
12 & Under Junior 15 Male 1/1/17 Female 1/1/17
14 & Under Intermediate 15 Male 1/1/17 Female 1/1/17
16 & Under Scholastic 15 Male 1/1/17 Female 1/1/17
18 & Under Futures 15 Male 1/1/17 Female 1/1/17

Roster Check-Ins

  • Prior to the first game of the tournament each team will be required to have their roster checked by the site director at that location.
  • Roster checks will be done at the same time of equipment checks with the game official present.
  • We ask each team to be at their field 15 minutes prior to the schedule start time of their game so that we may get through rosters efficiently without delaying the any games.
  • Each team must have each participant playing in the tournament with the proper proof of age available.
  • We ask that each team send in their proof of age prior to the start of the tournament. Coaches will need to have a copy of their complete roster and proof of age for all players with them for all games.
  • Players that arrive late to the tournament must be checked off by the site director prior to them entering the game.
  • If medal round games are a separate day than the first day of play roster checks will be completed prior to a team’s first medal round game.
  • 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 15 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.

  • ALL AGE Divisions: 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). Clock will be stopped during timeouts. 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.

  • Grace Period:
    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.  

Tie-Breaker Information

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.

  1. Head to Head record
  2. Point Differential (15 Point Maximum)
  3. Points Allowed
  4. Points Scored
  5. 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.

Basketball Score Keeper

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.

Forfeiture Policy

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.

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.


To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packet which includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  4. Proof of age (a COPY of one of the following: Driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Passport)

    1. Proof of Age is required for the following Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey & Soccer 

  5. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport


  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach

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2015 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under New Britain CT Stallions Valley Basketball Club
14 & Under New Britain New Haven B&G Club CT Roughriders
16 & Under New Haven Hoops New Haven B&G Club New Britain
18 & Under New Haven Hoops Red Hot CT Gladiators
2014 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
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12 & Under Grand Sachems Varsity Basketball Club CT Titans
14 & Under Cardinal Sheehan Center New Haven B&G Club Roughriders
16 & Under ECE/WeR1 CT Northstars New Britain
18 & Under Rage New Britain Bridgeport Thunder
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under STAR Athletic Club CT Hoopstars CT Elite
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16 & Under STAR Athletic Club CT Northstars Douglas Panthers
18 & Under CT Northstars Bridgeport Thunder Hartford City Heat
2012 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
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
2011 Winning Teams 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
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12 & Under Girls CT Spirit Starters CT Elite
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16 & Under Stamford Express CT Heat Ambush

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The Nutmeg State Games is proud to announce its 5th Annual Basketball Coaches Clinic.

The 2017 Nutmeg Basketball Coaches Clinic is a one day event which will take place on Saturday, September 16th. Don’t miss the chance to meet and learn from some of Connecticut’s finest coaches!


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 info@nutmegstategames.org.

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