All teams compete in a series of three, fun-oriented contests that are held in addition to the competitive tournament games. These contests have no impact on the tournament championship, but rather are mini-events with their own awards. Each team chooses four players to represent their team for each of the contests. All players on a team should be selected for at least one of the contests.

A championship team will be crowned for each of the three contests. Medals are awarded at center court to the four players on each of the championship teams. All three contests take place within a scheduled period totaling approximately one hour.

CONTEST RULES
Each contest is played as follows: The players representing two of the four teams from each pool compete in a head-to-head heat at opposite baskets for 2½ minutes. This is followed by another 2½ minute, head-to-head heat between the other two teams. The winners of the two heats then compete head-to-head for another 2½ minutes for that specific contest's championship. The object is for your team to score as many points as you can within your heat to beat the score of the team you are matched against. A team's score is the accumulated total of all the players' points on that team.

Each team will be provided a one-minute practice run prior to their 2½ minute heat. A referee will be available to assist in answering any questions. It is suggested, however, that you practice for the contests and choose your representatives for each contest in advance of the tournament. Your best chance for success is having your players familiar with their contest prior to the practice runs.


CONTEST ONE - ROUND THE WORLD
There are six stations that you must shoot the ball from. Shots taken from the first station are worth 1 point; shots from the second station are worth 2 points; shots from the third are worth 3 points, and so on. Players take position before the starting whistle by forming a single-file line off of the court. At the starting whistle, the first player in line moves to station one with the ball and takes a shot. If the shot is good, the team earns the points and the player moves to the next numbered station and takes a shot. If the shot is bad, the player moves to the end of her team's line and the next player in line repeats the process beginning at station one. If you are good enough to get to and make a shot at station six, you stay there and shoot until you miss (there has been at least one girl to accomplish this at many of our past tournaments! The record is 33 points in a single circuit.)

CONTEST TWO - SHARP SHOOTERS
All shots must be taken behind the three-point line and are worth 3 points. Players take position before the starting whistle by forming a single-file line off of the court. At the starting whistle, the first player in line moves anywhere behind the three-point line and takes a shot. If the shot is good, the team earns the points and the player shoots again. The player continues to shoot until she misses. When she misses, she moves to the end of her team's line and the next player in line repeats the process (three players made 6 shots in a row! That stands as our current consecutive shot record.)

Note: 4th-graders may shoot from an imaginary line located approximately 3 feet in front of the three-point line. This is a distance halfway between the foul line and three-point line.

CONTEST THREE - CHOOSE YOUR SHOT
Layups are worth 1 point, shots taken from the foul line are worth 3 points, and shots taken behind the three-point line are worth 6 points. Players take position before the starting whistle by forming a single-file line off of the court. At the starting whistle, the first player in line moves to whatever station she chooses and takes a shot. If the shot is good, the team earns the points and the player chooses another station and shoots again; she cannot shoot from the same station twice in a row. The player continues to choose and shoot until she misses. When she misses, she moves to the end of her team's line and the next player in line repeats the process (the current record for a team is 87 total points.)


TIE-BREAKER PROCEDURE
For any of the contests; if time expires for a heat with the two teams tied, the teams play a one-minute tie-breaker by shooting from the foul line. The players take position behind the foul line before the starting whistle. At the whistle, the first player takes a single shot then moves immediately to the end of her team's line (even if she makes the shot.) The next player takes the second shot, the third player the third shot, and so on. This shooting rotation continues in a consistent order until the buzzer. All made shots are worth 1 point for the team. Additional 1 minute tie-breakers are added if a tie still remains.

CONTEST NOTES
Note 1: Due to the fast pace of the contests, it is not necessary for a player to be totally behind the three-point or foul line upon release of those respective shots. It is acceptable for a player to step on or in front of the line as long as a good-faith effort was taken to shoot from behind the line. Referees will make the decision on good-faith effort.

Note 2: Only two of a team's coaches and the four players participating in the contest may help to retrieve the ball of the teammate who is currently shooting. No other players nor team representatives may assist unless asked to replace a coach.

Note 3: In the event your team is assigned to a three-team pool, you will be asked to field two, four-player teams for one of your three contests. The specific contest will be randomly determined by the Tournament Director. This preserves head-to-head competition between four teams for each contest.