1. All players must have the same jersey color, with their individual numbers on the back. The first team listed is the home team and the home team will wear white (or lighter color jersey). Coaches must wear a mask at all times on the bench. If the coach refuses to wear a mask, the team may be assessed an administrative technical foul.
  2. 5-minute warm-ups – Time permitting – Clock starts immediately.
  3. Games will be played as scheduled. Game time is forfeit time.
  4. A team must have four players to start a game and three players to finish. Once a team is down to two players regardless of the score, the game is over and the team with two players loses.
  5. A 29.5” ball will be used to play in all divisions (5th-8th)
  6. Players must compete in their own grade classification, with the exception that players in a lower grade may participate in an older division. 
  7. Teams will be responsible for supplying a scorekeeper or someone to run the clock. We ask that you use good judgment in having a responsible individual fulfill this assignment.
  8. Coaches must check in at the registration table. A maximum of 2 coaches will be allowed free admission.
  9. Teams should arrive at least 20 minutes before game time. Remember, game time is forfeit time. 
  10. No refunds within 2 weeks of the tournament. Next Generation Academy is not financially responsible for forfeits or weather conditions that cause game cancellations. The tournament expenses have been paid in advance.
  11. There is an admission charge for adults and children ages 5+ (coaches are free – max 2 per team). Concessions will also be available at both locations.

Tournament Rules – Local state interscholastic rules are used with the following exceptions:

  1. Length of Game: Two 18-minute halves with running clock – clock stops during the last minute of the 1st half and the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half. The clock will also stop on time-outs, injuries and whenever the game is delayed (wet surface, ball stuck on the rim, referee discussions, etc.). 
  2. Timeouts: Three 1-minute timeouts per game, to be used in either half of the game. One additional timeout for overtime period. Any calls for a time-out after your limit will result in a technical foul.
  3. Overtime: If teams are tied at the end of regulation, the overtime period will be sudden death. The first point of any kind will end the game.
  4. Defense: All defenses are allowed, including zone & full court press. No full court press or half-court trapping after a 20-point lead. In 1st & 2nd grade, full court press is only allowed during the last 2 minutes of each half.
  5. The clock will continue to run if there is a 20-point lead (last 10 minutes only).
  6. Pools and brackets will be decided by the following tiebreakers – head-to-head (2 teams), point differential, points scored, points against, coin flip.
  7. Player fouls and team fouls will be played under the IHSA rules. This includes bonus and super bonus.
  8. Technical Fouls: All technical fouls are an automatic 2 points and the ball.
  9. Two technical fouls on a player or coach will result in immediate ejection and a suspension for the following game. The coach or player must leave the bench/game area immediately and may no longer participate in any way.
  10. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: In the event that a coach has been issued 2 technical fouls and will not leave the bench area, he/she will have to leave the building immediately or his/her team will be disqualified. The coach will not be allowed to coach any of the remaining games in the tournament.
  11. Coaches are responsible for fans and players. Abuse of officials by fans may result in technical fouls being called on the coach or ejection from the premises. Any unbecoming conduct, fighting, or use of profanity will result in a technical foul, ejection from the tournament facility, or elimination from the tournament or league (without refund).
  12. The referees have full authority on the court. Protests will not be allowed.
  13. The Tournament Director or Site Director has the final authority on all rules and interpretations.

To Contact the Tournament Director, please call or text 309-360-5516. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the admissions desk for direction. Thank you!

Spectator Information:

Masks Required
• At Christ Lutheran Public Areas, Players Do Not have to wear a mask while playing.
• Players, parents or spectators not wearing masks will be asked to leave
the facility.

• Social Distancing –Please try to maintain a distance of 6 feet from other attendees at all times. After your game is completed, please leave the gym to allow other families to attend their games.

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Back To School Clinic-Both Sessions-July 27

Attend both sessions at Lakeview Recreational Center-Coached by Marcellus Sommerville Free attendance to Riverfront Museum from 10:30-12:30 on July 27, 2019. Free Lunch Included. All participants will receive a back to school book bag and school supplies to start the new school year off right!

$75.00

Back to School Clinic-July 27th

Attend 1 session at Lakeview Recreational Center-Coached by Marcellus Sommerville

$45.00

Back To School Clinic-Both Sessions-July 27

Attend both sessions at Lakeview Recreational Center-Coached by Marcellus Sommerville Free attendance to Riverfront Museum from 10:30-12:30 on July 27, 2019. Free Lunch Included. All participants will receive a back to school book bag and school supplies to start the new school year off right!

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Rising Star Training Package

Weekly Training with Marcellus Sommerville in North Carolina. 4 Sessions per month (1 Session per week)

$120.00

Elite Training Package

Skill Development Training with Marcellus Sommerville in North Carolina. 8 Sessions per month (2 Sessions per week)

$200.00

Summer Camp Session 1 BOYS

Rising Stars-Session 1-June 17-20 for ages 9-14 year old BOYS-9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lakeview Recreational Center. Register today!

$155.00

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Rising Stars-Session 2-June 17-20, 2019 for ages 9-14 years old GIRLS-Located at Lakeview Recreational Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register Today!

$155.00

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Prep-Stars-June 24-27, 2019- High School Boys from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lakeview Recreational Center. Register Today!

$155.00

Summer Camp Session 4-High School GIRLS

Prep-Stars Summer Camp Session 4-June 24-27, 2019 for High School Girls from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeview Recreational Center. Register Today! Spots are Limited.

$155.00

International Basketball Skill and Exposure Camp July 14-28

Players from all over the world will experience the US! Led by professional players, Marcellus Sommerville and Former NBA/European professional, David Noel. Travel abroad, experience the best of the best from US coaches. International player packets of information and Visa/Travel arrangements are available. Please contact us at nextgenerationacad@gmail.com for additional details.

$3,500.00

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