NCAA Certification Update
Now that we have a year under our belt with the new NCAA regulations governing certified events we have decided to not certify the 2020 Jayhawk Invitational (JIT). What we discovered was the better teams and players follow the shoe company events and because the "certified" dates are now limited, the shoe company events are now held the same time as all other "certified" events thus limiting the better teams and players from playing in any events other than those sponsored by the shoe companies. In 2018 we certified but found that only a couple D1 coaches attended and that some of the power house teams & players that had attended the JIT in the past were now being forced to go to the shoe company events. We did find we had a significant number of D2, D3, NAIA & NJCAA coaches in attendance.
So... In order to have the most competitive tournament we can with the best teams and players and the most coaches attending we are moving the JIT to the first weekend in May. This will allow for great competition as well as great visibility and exposure for the participants.
If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.
Good luck in 2020!
Team Check In (15U/16U/17U):
IMPORTANT: All teams must check in at Olathe East High School on Friday, April 26. Check in will begin @ 2pm. All teams must check in prior to 5pm. Only coaches have to be present at check in. You may then proceed to the court to start playing.
Jayhawk Summer Finale Team Check In:
All teams must check in at the main entrance to Drive5 Sportscenter on Friday, July 26th. Check in will begin @ 2pm. All teams must check in prior to 5pm. Only coaches have to be present at check in. Each team will receive 2 complimentary coaches passes. Any additional passes will need to be purchased.
Game Scores & Bracket Updates:
The schedule and all tournament game scores and brackets will be updated online. Download the free 'Exposure Basketball Events' App or visit https://basketball.exposureevents.com/125032/jayhawk-finale/schedule for any schedule related information. As scores are called into our headquarters, we will update them online. This will allow you to get "real time" updated scores to track division results, location of next game, opponent etc.
The tournament schedule can be found by downloading the free 'Exposure Basketball Events' App or can by found by visiting: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/125032/jayhawk-finale/schedule. Please make sure you check the schedule frequently and especially prior to your games for any changes or adjustments that may have been made. You are responsible for knowing when and where to go.
- Drive5 Sports Center
- New Century Fieldhouse
*All facility locations & address information can be found within the facilities page
Jayhawk Summer Finale
Wristbands must be worn at all times to gain admittance.
Single Day Passes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
5 and Under
2019 Jayhawk Summer Finale Game Rules
Game rules are posted on the scores table of each court. The official playing rules will be the National Federation of State High School rules for the current year with the following modifications:
Pool play format with three game guarantee. Top two teams move on to bracket, unless you are in a three team pool, which all teams move on to bracket.
PRINTED ROSTERS: Each team is responsible for providing two (2) typed rosters to the scorekeepers before each game
WARM-UP: 3 minutes of warm-up in between games (subject to change), 2 minute halftimes (subject to change)
GAME LENGTH: Two 16 minute halves per game
GAME PLAY: Stop clock on all dead balls
FOULS: A player fouls out on his 6th personal foul
UNIFORMS: Teams listed second and on the bottom of the bracket are the home team and wear the light/white color
BONUS: A team reaches the 1 and 1 bonus on the 7th foul of each half. THERE IS NO 2 SHOT BONUS.
FREE THROWS: The ball becomes live on the release
TECHNICAL FOULS: The opposing team is awarded two free throws plus possession of the ball. Two technical fouls and/or flagrant fouls result in an automatic ejection from the game.
OVERTIME: Overtime is 2 minutes in length with a running clock except the last 30 seconds. Each team has one (1) 30 second timeout with no carry-overs. The second OT will be sudden death.
RUNNING CLOCK: In games where a team is ahead by 20 points or more in the second half, the clock will continue to run
20 POINT RULE: If a team is ahead by 20 points or more with 3 minutes or less left in the second half of a game, the game will be called
DELAY OF GAME: First violation shall result in a warning. Any additional violations shall result in a technical foul being awarded and in those instances the rules for technical fouls come into play.
CLEAN UP: Please clean up under your bench after each game (i.e. bottles, cups, ice, wrappers, etc)
TIME-OUTS: All teams will have two (2) full length timeouts and two (2):30 second time-outs per game
SWITCHING TEAMS: A player can only play on 1 team per age group for the entire tournament. Both teams must be from the same organization.
CODE OF CONDUCT: Any player or coach involved in a physical altercation / fight at any time, on or off the court, will be ejected from the tournament. If a player leaves the bench during an altercation / fight he will be suspended for his next game.
• Seeding from each pool will be determined by winloss record in pool play. There is a maximum of +15 for a win in pool and -15 for a loss in pool. All games in pool are included in figuring point system. (1) In case of a tie, head to head is the first tie breaker. (2) In case teams are still tied, the team with the highest +/- points differential will determine the higher seed. (3) In case teams are still tied, the least amount of points allowed in pool play will determine the higher seed. (4) In those instances where the teams are still tied, a coin toss will determine the higher seed.
• In a case where there is a 3-way tie, we will first determine who the number 1 seed is in the pool by utilizing the tie breaker analysis above. After we identify who the number 1 seed is, we will then determine who the number 2 seed is from a pool by using the tie breaker analysis above starting again with head to head being the first tie breaker. At the end of pool play, check brackets at your gym or at the Headquarters for seeding. Please make sure to come by and check your time, in case of changes!
• You are responsible for knowing where and your team plays. All games and schedule will be available on the free 'Exposure Basketball Events' App or by visiting jayhawktournaments.com.