Free Throw Championship - Knights Of Columbus Saint Patrick's Council 1211 North Platte Nebraska

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                     Free Throw Championship Information                        

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Saint Patrick’s High School Gymnasium
500 South   Silber StreetNorth Platte
Registration begins at Noon – Competition begins at 1:00 p.m.
Open to Boys and Girls age 9 - 14

EVERONE IS WELCOME
There is no cost to participate

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Saint Patrick's Council 1211




Eligibility
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is open to all boys and girls in your community, ages 9 to 14.  Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of January 1.  Proof of age is required.  High school-age athletes are advised to check with their school athletic directors or their jurisdiction high school athletic associations regarding possible eligibility conflicts.
 
Entries
All competitors must register using the official Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Entry Form/Score Sheet.  Proof of age must accompany all entry forms.  Preregistration is recommended, but not required.  The entry form/score sheet and proof of age must accompany participants through all levels of competition.  Each participant may compete in only one council competition.  Winners will progress to the district, regional and State levels of competition.  International champions are chosen on the basis of State-level results.

Age Specifications
The ball sizes for each age group are based on national recommendations for youth basketball teams.

Ages 9, 10, 11 (Boys and girls competitions)
Use a women’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from a 12-foot foul line at a 10-foot-high basket.
Ages 12, 13, 14 (girls competitions)
Use a women’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line 15 feet from a 10-foot-high basket.

Ages 12, 13, 14 (Boys competitions)
Use a men’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line 15 feet from a 10-foot-high basket.

Scoring
Normal rules of basketball regarding free throws apply for all levels of competition.  Free throw violations include stepping on or over the line prior to the ball reaching the rim, or shots rebounding off the “out of bounds” basket support and equipment.  Scorers record baskets made and missed on each attempt according to the instructions on the entry form/score sheet.  All scores are verified before the next contestant is allowed to shoot.  The judges, scorers and actual entry form/score sheets determine final scores.

Participation Level

Local Level
Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul line.  To break a tie, contestants take a second round of five free throws.  No warm-up tosses are permitted for the tiebreaker rounds.  Successive rounds of five free throws each continue until a winner emerges.



District, Regional, and State Levels
Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 25 consecutive free throw attempts from the foul line.  To break a tie, contestants take a second round of five free throws.  No warm-up tosses are permitted for the tiebreaker rounds.  Successive rounds of five free throws each continue until a winner emerges.

International Level
International champions are determined on the basis of best scores submitted from the State level competitions in each age category.

Addional Information
Contact:  Andrew Mueller, Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Council 1211
308.660.2629

Authority
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship program is under the authority of the Knights of Columbus Nebraska State Council State Deputy and Knights of Columbus Saint Patrick’s Council 1211.  
Any questions about this program not answered in this guide should be directed to the Knights of Columbus Nebraska State Council or to the:
Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission
One Columbus Plaza,
New Haven, CT 06510-3326
Telephone (203) 752-4270
Fax (203) 752-4108
Email fraternalmission@kofc.org.

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