Thank you for another successful Spokane AAU League season! Congratulations to all of our teams, coaches, and Hot Shot contestants. We'll see you on the court next year! Team registration for Spokane AAU will begin in September 2013.
The Shootout Spring Classic presented by Rockwood Clinic
tournament was February 23 & 24. Click
here for tournament results.
Thank you to Randy Cahalan for capturing this year's season in photos! Click here to see the gallery.
Please note the following league changes:
SPOKANE AAU BASKETBALL
BACKCOURT RULE INTERPRETATION
IMPACTING ALL 4TH GRADE GAMES
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013
All Spokane AAU 4thh grade games are subject to a 10 second backcourt
count that will be enforced by the game officials. The rules permit a coach to
call a time-out with the ball in the backcourt. However, because Spokane AAU has
a "no press" rule for all 4th grade games, it is not within the spirit of the
rules for a coach to call one or more time-outs to "buy" additional 10 second
backcourt counts. Therefore, a coach in a 4th grade game will still be permitted
to exercise a time-out while the ball is in the backcourt, BUT THE 10 SECOND
COUNT WILL REMAIN AS IF NO TIME-OUT HAD OCCURRED. For example, if a 4th
grade coach calls a time-out while the ball is in the backcourt and the count is
at 8, the count will resume at 9 once the ball is controlled by an offensive
player in the backcourt. 4th grade coaches will no longer be entitled
to use up more than 10 seconds of clock time in the backcourt when freely
bringing the ball up court.
Further, once a 4th grade team crosses half court, that team cannot have free access to the backcourt again until a change in possession occurs. This means that if, for any reason, within that continuous possession the team on offense leaves the front court and enters the backcourt, the defensive team can cross the half court line and defend the ball in the backcourt during that specific possession, SUBJECT TO NO PRESS, NO DOUBLE TEAM AND NO TRAP.
For instance, if a 4th grade team crosses half court and a foul occurs against the defensive team that results in no free throws and the offensive team inbounds the ball into the backcourt, the defensive team can defend there during that possession. Further, if a 4th grade team crosses half court and the ball goes out of bounds during that possession, or a jump ball occurs, and the offensive team retains possession and inbounds the ball into the backcourt, the defensive team can defend in the backcourt during that specific possession.
• AAU Cards for the 2012-2013 basketball season will be available starting August 15. The fee for AAU Cards has increased. The athlete cards will be $14.00 and the non-athlete cards will be $16.00. BE PREPARED - there is a new application process that will impact each adult applying for a non-athlete AAU Card. Applicants must consent to a background screening and each applicant must complete his or her own application. It may take up to 10 to 14 days to process depending on the results. The bottom line is that until you have received your membership - you will NOT be able to participate in any AAU practices or authorized events. Youth athlete memberships will process instantly. To purchase AAU Cards you need to go to:
• The procedure for adding assistant coaches has been changed. Please read the ‘Spokane AAU Basketball Facts’.
• Please read the ‘Spokane AAU Basketball Facts’ regarding ‘Uniforms’ so your team will be compliant with the rules.
• Sportsmanship will be a major point of emphasis!