2021 Basketball Tournament


The Schedule is NOW Posted for the Nutmeg State Games Basketball Tournament (All Age Divisions).

Please see the Schedule section on the right hand side of the webpage to view the all age divisions tournament schedules. 

UPDATED Tournament Dates

  • REVISED DATES: Thurs., July 29th - Sun., August 1st
    • Weekday Game Times: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Weekend Game Times: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • All Teams will receive a minimum guarantee of THREE (3) games in a Round Robin / Pool Play Format.
  • Competition Level: AAU. 

Sport Details

BOYS Age Division Tournaments:

  • 11U / 12U Combined  Boys Division:
    • Berlin Youth Basketball, CT Swish, Madison, Young Life
  • 9th Grade Boys Division:
    •  New Britain HS, HD, WeR1, CT New Heights, Team Ricketts,
  • 10th / 11th Grade Boys Division:
    • WeR1, New England New Heights, Portland High School, Young Life, CT Heat, BFA Lions, Talented Basketball

GIRLS Age Division Tournaments:

  • 7th Grade Girls Division:
    • MidState Lady Raiders, CT Spirit, Cromwell Rebels, Naugy Lady Ballers, Vale, Savin Rock 
  • 9th Grade Girls Division:
    • Princeton Basketball Club, Olde Milford, Vale, Savin Rock Ballers, 

Boys Age Divisions

  • 10U – An athlete can be no older than 10 on or before August 31, 2021. (Born on or after September 1, 2010).
  • 11U – An athlete can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2021. (Born on or after September 1, 2009).
  • 12U – An athlete can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2021. (Born on or after September 1, 2008).
  • 13U – An athlete can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2021. (Born on or after September 1, 2007).
  • 14U – An athlete can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2021. (Born on or after September 1, 2006).
  • 9TH GRADE (15U) – An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2021. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2020 and who is no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2021 is eligible to compete in the 9th Grade / 15U Division.
  • 10TH GRADE (16U) – An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2021. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2020 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2021 is eligible to compete in the 10th Grade / 16U Division.
  • 11TH GRADE (17U) – An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2021. Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 11th Grade as of October 1, 2020 and who is no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2021 is eligible to compete in the 11th Grade / 17U Division.

Girls Age Divisions

  • 5th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2021.
  • 6th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2021.
  • 7th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2021.
  • 8th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2021.
  • 9th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2021.
  • 10th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2021.
  • 11th Grade Division: An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2020 and can be no older than 18 on or before August 31, 2021. For an athlete that is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2020 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2021.

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.

ONLINE REGISTER is OPEN!

  • Boys Tournament Registration 

  • Girls Tournament Registration

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 CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

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

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 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 30 second time outs per half (non-accumulative). Clock will be stopped during timeouts. Clock will run during foul shots unless in the final 2 minutes of each half. Two minute overtime period (stop time) and one additional time out per team. 1 and 1 after 7 team fouls, 2 shots after 10. 

  • 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.


Skill is Always In Season

Exciting summer of basketball awaits. Let’s celebrate a return to play. This summer, perhaps you will discover that your athlete: - was not as prepared as they wanted to be. OR - has transformed their game because of their consistent skill work.

Bottom line. There is more work to be done. There are new weaknesses to uncover and attack. 

Athletes that have a steady diet of skill development can contribute to their respective teams, build on their confidence, and embrace the process of becoming better at something by working hard.

Kids are busy and parents bear the brunt of their schedules, especially as team play heats up. Is committing to skill development one more thing on the calendar? Yes, it is. AND, we have countless examples of athletes that make the time (4 hours a month) to train and have shown true progression in their basketball game.

Skills Training is hard but vital. In the next few months, your athlete will focus on the components of team basketball and little time will be spent working on their individual game and advancing their personal skill set.

Revolution Basketball Training’s (Manchester, CT and soon to be Milford, CT)  Skill Specialists train days, evening, night, weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.  

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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