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Rules - March Madness Basketball Skills Challenge

  • Free Throw Contest
    • 1 minute to make as many free throws as possible.
    • Top contestants from each division will move onto 2nd round.
    • The highest score in the 2nd final round will determine winners.
    • If final round results in a tie cumulative score from 1st and final round will determine winner.
  • 3 Point Contest
    • 60 seconds in the first round, 55 seconds in the second and third rounds, to shoot 20 basketball, 4 balls from 5 locations.
    • All baskets worth 1 point but the 4th ball from each location is worth 2 points.
    • Top contestants from each division will move onto 2nd round.
    • Top 2 contestants from each division will move onto 3rd final round.
    • The highest score in the 3rd final round will determine winner.
    • If final round results in a tie cumulative score from 2nd and 3rd final round will determine winner.
  • H.O.R.S.E.
      The Game:

    • Participants will be organized into double or single elimination brackets, depending on the number of entries.
    • H-O-R-S-E is played between two participants.
    • Participants matching baskets will match baskets. The participant who makes 5 shots that their opponent is not able to duplicate wins the game.
    • The participant who will shoot first will be designated by a coin toss.
    • The second person shooting must duplicate the first person’s shot if it is made. If the second shooter misses, they receive the letter H.
    • If the first person’s shot is missed, the second shooter may attempt any shot. If the shot is made, the opponent is obligated to duplicate it. Each time a shooter misses a shot that they attempted to duplicate a letter is “awarded”. The game continues until one person accumulates 5 letters of H-O-R-S-E.

      Rules:

    • Shots may be attempted from anywhere on the court.
    • Shots may be “called” or “not called”.
    • “Called” shots must be called before the shot and are as follows:
      • Bank: Off the backboard and into the basket, may touch rim.
      • Straight In: Must go into the basket without touching the backboard.
      • Opposite Hand: If the shooter is right handed the shot is attempted with the left hand and vice-versa.
      • Jump Shot: Both feet off the court when the ball is released.
      • Set Shot: Both feet in contact with the court when the ball is released.
      • Hook Shot: Ball is released in an arch over the body
    • No shot may be attempted twice in a row from the same spot to give the opponent two consecutive letters.
    • Dribbling and ball handling are not part of the shot.
    • Dunking is not allowed.