DATE
July 19-21, 2024

LIVE RESULTS
 
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GAME START TIMES
Friday - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Saturday - 8am - 9pm
Sunday - 8am - TBD (based on number of teams)

 
VENUES
Liberty University - LaHaye Fitness & Recreation Center, Liberty Arena
EC Glass HS, Virginia Episcopal School
Lynchburg, VA
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CATEGORIES 
Grades 4-12


This year LaHaye Courts 1-5 are being replaced and are offline.  With that said, we are able to take half the number of teams we had in 2023.  Divisions have been capped according to what we currently can take.  There is a possibility courts 1-5 could be available in time, therefore, we are taking a team waitlist in each division. There will be a $25 fee to join the waitlist (sign up through the registration process), if you are given a spot in the tournament that fee will count toward your registration fee, if you are not given a spot in the tournament, you will be refunded $20 ($5 will be kept as an administrative fee).

 
BOYS GIRLS
4th Grade 4th/5th Grade
5th Grade 6th/7th/8th Grade Combined (MS Division)
6th Grade 9th/10th Grade Combined (Waitlist Only as of 5.21)
7th Grade (Waitlist Only as of 5.21)     11th/12th Grade Combined
8th Grade   
9th Grade  
10th Grade  
11th/12th Grade Combined  

Age Divisions (PDF) - updated 5/17

 
REGISTRATION FEES - 
Unless divisions fill earlier!
 $315 per team  If received by 11:59PM of May 31st
 $340 per team  If received between June 1 and 11:59 PM of June 30
 $365 per team If received between July 1 and 11:59PM of July 3 (NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER JULY 3rd)

There is an option to pay to be guaranteed to not play on Friday: $100 - Limited to the first 25 teams to pay this fee ONLY

There is an option to join a waitlist when your desired division fills up!

Payment due at time of registration.

Online Registrations ONLY are accepted!

Groups bringing three or more teams will be eligible to receive 10% off registration fees. You must contact our office for a coupon code in order to receive the 10% off - email registration@commonwealthgames.org to receive the code.

If you coach more than 1 team, please be aware your teams could have gametime overlap. 



SPECTATOR FEES
$5 Friday, $15 Saturday, $15 Sunday or $30 Weekend


REGISTRATION



Deadline – July 3, 2024 at 11:59PM Unless divisions fill earlier!

Payment due at time of registration.

TEAM WAIVER (Required)

Team Roster Form 
 

Important Notice: Basketball Competition will be limited to the first teams that enter and pay their registration fee or until a division is full. You must pay at time of registration to secure your spot.
 
2024 Tournament Rules
 
 
To look up participating teams in an age division follow these steps:
  • Click the link here
  • Click the Participant list button (under Click here to view or modify registration)
  • Select Boys or Girls division
  • Select grade
  • The teams currently registered will populate

COMPETITION FORMAT

***The home teams for each game will be required to provide a person to keep the book at the scorekeepers table.
 
Rules and Special Rules
Rosters: Team rosters are limited to 15 players, 2 coaches and 1 scorekeeper 
 
Schedules: Schedules will be posted online as well as emailed to team representatives on/after July 10, 2024. Some divisions will be required to play on Friday afternoon, July 19th.
 
Conduct of Players: Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of players, coaches or spectators will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion from the VA Commonwealth Games. Coaches will be held responsible for their players & spectators.
 
Team Check-In: Teams will not be allowed to play until they check in. Check will be Friday, July 19th from 8am - 6pm at the Lahaye Student Center - Lahaye Event Space. Teams will forfeit their first game for failure to check-in. PLEASE BRING BIRTH CERTIFICATES & REPORT CARDS WITH YOU TO TEAM CHECK IN. NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO REFUNDS.  If you have not turned in your waiver, that will be required at check in as well!
 
GradesDivision category is determined by the age of the oldest team player. Coaches should be prepared to show proof of players age upon demand. Coaches will be required to furnish player proof of age/eligibility upon request from tournament director at anytime during competition. Teams are not to be coed, they are to be same gender only.
 
Eligibility: 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 which the ineligible player was listed on the official score sheet. The team may continue to participate, if applicable, without the expelled player. Players are not allowed to appear on multiple rosters in the tournament.
 
Proof of Age: Must be available for review, by a VA Commonwealth Games representative at any time during the competition. If said information is not available the team is subject to removal from the competition.  Acceptable documents include the following:

1.  a photocopy of that shows portion of the athletes' report card for the current school year which shows name, grade and school.
2. Confirmation of grade level from a school administrator (guidance counselor, principal, dean, etc.) on school letterhead.
3. a photocopy of certificate of live birth from the State, County or Municipal Bureau of Vital Statistics on the place of birth (Hospital Records NOT Accepted).
4. A photocopy of the delayed registration of birth if the athlete's birth was not recorded on his day of birth, issued by the same governing bodies.
5. An unexpired Passport
6. Valid Driver's License or State issued I.D.
 
Format of Play3 Game Guarantee. Note - No team will receive medals if they do not participate in medal games.
 
Rules of Play: Virginia High School League and VA Commonwealth Games rules for boys and girls basketball will be followed with the following playing times and rules modifications:
1. 4th grade - 5th  grade will play 16 minutes halves, 6th-  8th grades will play 18 minute halves,  9th grade and up- including adults will play 20-minute halves.  There will be a running clock for everything except time outs and the last 2 minutes of each half.  All ages will have 5-minute halftimes and 3 minute overtime.
2. If the game is tied at the end of regulation, then all overtime periods shall be 3 minutes in length until the game is decided. One additional time out per overtime period.
3. Only those persons whose names appear on the official roster may sit on the bench. This includes 15 team players, 2 coaches & 1 scorekeeper. 
4. Matching jerseys with numbers are required. Duplicate numbers are not allowed.
5. A player may participate in only one grade division, per weekend.
 
Game Balls -  The undersized basketball (circumference shall be 28.5) shall be used for All 4th Grade- 6th grade competition.
Teams must provide their own practice ball. Home team will provide the game ball and balls MUST be sanitized between use. 
 

MERCHANDISE
2024 Virginia Commonwealth Games merchandise will be available for purchase during events or online.

AWARDS
2024 Virginia Commonwealth Games bronze, silver and gold medals will be given in each category/division

 

FOR QUESTIONS 

Online Regististration/Website Questions: Contact the Virginia Amateur Sports office at registration@commonwealthgames.org



All dates, times, locations and formats are tentative at this time. Virginia Amateur Sports reserves the right to make changes to the sport information noted on this page. Some dates, locations and times may change due to registration numbers. Participants are encouraged to check sport info often for any changes.
 
 
                                              

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