Your Local K of C to Sponsored Youth Free Throw Championship
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held on November 10th at 10 AM at St Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 343 S. Main St., Romeo, MI 48065.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact: Casey Pogodzinski, email@example.com, 586-484-2663 or Brian O’Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org, 586-255-5350. More info at www.RomeoKnights.com/Hoops18
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 should be advised to check with their school athletic directors or their state high school athletic associations regarding possible eligibility conflicts.
Ages 9, 10, 11 (Boys & Girls Competitions)
Use a women’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from a 12-foot foul line at a 10-foot-high basket. (NOTE: The normal foul line is 15 feet from the basket. Foul lines at 12 feet from the basket for 10- and 11-year-old divisions should be clearly marked with athletic or masking tape prior to the competition.)
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.
Judges, scorers and rebounders will be selected by the Free Throw Championship chairman at the council level, by the district deputy at the district level, and by the state deputy at the regional and state levels. The recommended minimum is one judge, two scorers and a rebounder at each basket. It is recommended that volunteer parents be utilized in age groups other than the group(s) in which their child (children) competes. The judge will ensure that each participant receives the proper warm-up tosses and will point out any foul- shooting violations (see Scoring section). All questions will be resolved by the judges and Free Throw Championship chairman. Scorers should refer to the scoring instructions included on the entry form/score sheet. The rebounder will catch the ball and give to the next contestant.
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 should record baskets made and missed on each attempt according to the instructions on the entry form/score sheet. It is recommended that multiple scorers be assigned to each basket for scoring accuracy and comparison. All scores should be verified before the next contestant is allowed to shoot. The use of videotape recording of the competition is not recommended to resolve questions on scoring totals. The judges and scorers and actual entry form/score sheets should determine final scores.
Council Level Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive Free Throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul line (see the Court/Equipment/Age section for proper ball sizes and foul line distances). To break a tie, contestants take a second round of five free throws. No warm-up tosses are permitted for the tie-breaker rounds. Successive rounds of five free throws each continue until a winner emerges.
District, Regional, 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 tie-breaker 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.
In the event that a winner in any level cannot participate in the next level of competition, the second- place winner should represent the area for that age group
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