2022-23 SCIAA MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
*All dates are subject to change.
Use the link below to submit non-league games to SCIAA
THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE
Each student-athlete must have a completed Athlete’s Health Record (comprised of a cleared pre-participation physical examination, emergency information, informed consent, acknowledgement of risk and authorization to treat signed by parent/guardian) and the Tennessee State Concussion Law “Concussion Information & Signature Form” before he or she can participate in a try-out, practice, or game.
TSSAA max number of games is 20.
All games must be turned in to the SCIAA and reflected on the SCIAA master schedule available at www.sciaa.digitalsports.com
The SCIAA does not reimburse schools for official’s fees for Non-league Games, Tournaments, or Junior Varsity games.
Pre-sale tickets cannot be sold by the visiting team.
TIME OF GAME
Varsity girls will begin at 5:30pm. Varsity boys will begin at 6:45pm.
All games will start at the designated time unless otherwise indicated in writing through the SCIAA. To make a game change the host team must notify the SCIAA, SCS security, and the assigning official three days prior to the contest.
If a scheduled game is canceled due to schools closing, the game will be rescheduled by the SCIAA office. If schools are closed on the day of a meeting, the meeting will be rescheduled by the SCIAA office.
Cancellations due to COVID-19
If a school must cancel a game or games due to Covid-19 positive tests or contact tracing, contact the SCIAA coordinator Reed Willis and the opposing school immediately. If this occurs, make every effort to reschedule the games. If games canceled due to Covid-19 cannot be rescheduled, the games will be ruled as a no-contest.
Security personnel will be assigned to home SCS middle school regular season contests, except tournaments/classics games. If you need security for additional contests, please call 416-5300.
A game administrator who is not coaching in the game should be in attendance and accessible at all games. Ideally the game administrator should be a principal, assistant principal, or athletic director, but may be another appointee by the principal. Schools are responsible for the conduct of their own fans and students at every athletic contest, regardless of where it may be held.
SCORING AND TIMING
Home teams must provide responsible adults to be in charge of scoring and timing at each scheduled game.
PLEASE NOTE: Middle Schools not providing responsible adults for scoring and timing will FORFEIT the game and will not be reimbursed for paying the officials.
ASSIGNING OFFICIALS FEES- The officials should call the home school’s financial secretary by 12 noon on the day of the game. If they fail to do so, please call the assigning agent immediately! Schools may also check Arbiter for official assignments.
PLEASE NOTE: Shelby Metro Basketball Association officials must be used for all middle school games.
The official’s assigning agent is Greg Mathis 901.230-7846 cell.
To make a game change (dates and/or start times) contact the SCIAA office at minimum 3 days prior to the scheduled event.
4 teams from each area will qualify for the championship.
Host schools will be used for the Area playoffs. If you would like to host these games, contact Reed Willis.
The winner of each area will advance to the SCIAA championship.
The top 2 teams from each area will advance to the Sectional.
SCIAA Championship Meeting
The Championship meeting will be Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at the SCIAA office. The meeting will be mandatory. If the head coach cannot be in attendance, a school representative must be present. The top 4 from each league will participate in the championship series.
Scores are to be reported on r-school today by noon of the following day. It is the responsibility of the home team to report scores accurately and in a timely manner.
Championship Tie Break Procedure
From the SCIAA Constitution and Bylaws
103.2 Tie Breaking Procedure
a. Head-to-Head competition in league play. If teams have played each other during the season, the outcome of these games will resolve the tie.
b. If a tie remains after (a), the tiebreaker will be determined by how teams have done against the next highest seeded teams in their respective league: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.
c. If the tie remains after (a) and (b), the overall win-loss record against teams within that classification will be used to break the tie. This only includes games played in your classification with member teams of TSSAA.
d. If the tie remains after (a), (b), and (c), the best overall record will be used to break the tie. The best overall record includes games and tournaments with all teams associated with the National
Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Scheduled games must be on an Official SCIAA schedule to count for championship purposes.
e. If a tie remains, a coin will be tossed. A draw will be used to determine who will call the coin toss
COVID – 19 recommendations
Masks should be worn whenever possible.
Social distancing and the use of pods is highly recommended.
Sanitize equipment regularly, and limit shared equipment.
During the fall, we had many Covid-19 postponements for outdoor sports. Continue to be diligent about protocols to limit exposure within your team to lessen the chances of your season being impacted.
2022-23 Class and Area Alignments
|Contact: Lecia Schluterman|