Oregon Middle School Girls State Championships
Congratulations on a great season. We are excited to celebrate the conclusion of the winter season this weekend with you in Salem! By now, everyone should have seen there schedule. If you haven't seen it yet, it can be viewed here: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/195216/oregon-middle-school-girls-state-championships/schedule and on the OAB app. We encourage everyone to download the OAB app. Scores are updated in real time as we move through the brackets.
APPAREL PRE-ORDERS - Apparel pre-orders can be done through our web store: https://statetourney.myshopify.com Check it out and we'll have something ready for you to pick up at the Capitol Field House this weekend!
FACILITIES OPEN – Facilites will open 30 minutes prior to the first game of the day. Do not show up early; you will be denied entry while we are setting up.
UNIFORMS - The visiting team has the responsbility to make sure uniforms contrast to the referees satisfaction. Home/Away teams can be viewed on the venue schedule: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/195216/oregon-middle-school-girls-state-championships/documents Referees decision and any penalties imposed are final and not up for debate. Make sure you have multiple colors to wear!
SCOREKEEPERS - All teams are responsible for providing a responsible adult scorekeeper. This is a requirement, not a request!!!! This person is admitted free! The "Home" team will provide the scoreboard operator; the visiting team will keep the "Game Sheet". Home/Away teams can be viewed on the venue schedule: https://basketball.exposureevents.com/195216/oregon-middle-school-girls-state-championships/documents
*2-16 Minute stop-clock halves. Last 4 minutes of the second half will run if the lead is 15 points or more. If the lead goes to 14 points or less, normal stop-clock rules will apply
*3-Minute Halftime (Might be cut down if we are behind schedule)
*3 Timeouts per game (1 additional per overtime up to a maximum of 3)
*5 fouls per player
*All Overtimes are 2 minutes
*No pressing or Trapping with a 25-point lead
*7th & 8th Grade Boys use full-size ball. Everyone else uses 28.5 (Girls Ball)
*Everything else is NFHS rules (INCLUDING JEWELRY RULES (CANNOT BE WORN OR TAPED))
Coaches & Parents
As we're coming up on state, here are a couple important dates to remember from a scheduling standpoint.
Sunday, February 19: All division exemption requests must be in by midnight: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyzuD0xGRfxkPYXXwMg34TJ_aBPPkSiD9jJ5r2Bvuu_l1khg/viewform?usp=send_form Division exemption requests will not be considered after this date. As a reminder, it doesn't matter what division you signed up for. If you represent an OSAA 5A or 6A feeder program (or Washington/California size equivillent), you will placed Division 1.
OUT OF STATE TEAMS -Yes, we do accept teams from SW Washington and Northern California. Given their proximity to our state, these teams play more Oregon teams than Washington or California teams and are therefore deemed eligible. This is no different than Hermiston being located in Oregon, but playing out of the WIAA (Washington High School association) due to proximity.
FRIDAY GAMES - All teams must be prepared to play Friday games. Friday games start as early as 4 pm. We do our best to accomodate travel teams, but it's not always possible. No, you cannot request later. No you cannot request to just play Saturday-Sunday. Teams must be prepared to play at all times starting at 4 pm Friday.
BRACKET-SEEING REVEAL -Seedings and brackets will be revealed by Tuesday afternoon. Schedules will be posted Tuesday evening. Schedules will be posted to the Oregon Amatuer Basketball webiste: http://www.oabbasketball.com
TOURNAMENT FORMAT -The event is run under a modified double-elimination format. Essentially that means two losses on Friday-Saturday on 1 loss on Sunday will eliminate you from championship contention.
4-GAME GUARANTEE -All teams will play Saturday & Sunday. Almost everyone will play Friday as well. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games, but need to be prepared to play a maximum of 8 games. Does 8 games sound like too many? Try to avoid an early round loss! :-)
APPAREL PRE-ORDERS -Apparel pre-orders can be done through our web store: https://statetourney.myshopify.com Check it out and we'll have something ready for you to pick up at the Capitol Field House next weekend.
We're looking forward to hosting everyone and are excited for a great weekend of basketball!
-The State Tournament Team
Please get division change requests in by Friday. They can be submitted here:
All 5A & 6A feeder programs (regardless of "A"/"B" designation) were placed in the 5A/6A classificiation. If you are a 5A or 6A feeder program requesting Division 2 placement, you MUST fill out the Division Change Request.
Division 2 placement is not guaranteed and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
If you have questions, please contact Nick Larsen at 541-517-4160
Due to the abundence of rosters that are coming in over the weekend and the time it takes to process, we have extended the deadline for roster submissions until February 19. After February 19, there will be no refunds for teams that need to cancel due to eligiblity issues.
This deadline allows us to communicate with teams that have eligibility issues and clear up an questions that come up during the process.
All girls teams that have submitted rosters will receive communication by midnight tonight.
Boys teams will receive communication later this week.
If you have questions on rosters, they must be directed to Hemingway at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We're getting close to go time and we can't wait to host your group!
A couple of items as we're getting closer to state.
1) All rosters and proof of eligibility must be completed by February 15. That can be done here: Failure to do so may resut in players being declared ineligible if we are unable to verify eligiblity https://statetourney.leagueapps.com/tournaments/3562068-2022-2023-oregon-girls-state-tourney For questions on the League Apps platform, please contact Hemingway: 503-951-8262
2)Player Exemption Requests can be done on our website: There is a firm deadline on this of February 15. We need to time to consider the circumstances between each individual request. No exemption is guaranteed until reviewed by the committee. This inclues players who may have been granted an exemption in previous years. This can be done here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwVWB-YxLPfNpg_tN5Npou4k4NlMOmA7LTNjZ4d00Gy8YVCQ/viewform
3) Division Exemption Request:The concept of a large-school/small-school separation does not appear to be realistic at this point. We are hopeful that we'll be able to move to this model s. As such we will be changing to a Division 1/Divison 2 model for state (exception 4th grade). All 5A/6A Feeder programs will be defaulted to Division 1. All small schools will be defaulted to Division 2 (unless already registered at large school classification). If you are a 5A or 6A feeder program you can request Division 2 placement through the website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyzuD0xGRfxkPYXXwMg34TJ_aBPPkSiD9jJ5r2Bvuu_l1khg/viewform Division 2 placement is not guaranteed and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Coaches & Parents,
Even if you have paid, all rosters and eligiblity must be submitted and approved through the LeagueApps portal. Even if you have paid, you are not officially registered for state until you have completed both steps.
As a reminder, we will not issue refunds after February 15 for teams that have players declared ineligible. Make sure to get your roster submissions in now. Do not wait until the last minute.
Our team meets this weekend to review roster submissions and will follow up Monday for those that have submitted.
If you have questions on roster submission, please contact Hemingway: 503-951-8262
-The State Tournament Team
State Basketball Championship committee has discretion to move teams to different divisions base on numbers and competitive impact Join us in Salem for the crowing of the Girls State Championships for School-Based Teams. *ALL PLAYERS MUST FEED INTO THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL *4-Game Minimum; *Double-Elimination brackets to Sunday (then single-elimination).
- All teams
- Boys & Girls
- Ability: Elite/Competitive/Developmental
- $300.00-$350.00 entry fee
- 4 game guarantee
- Exposure Certified
State Basketball Championship committee has discretion to move teams to different divisions base on numbers and competitive impact
*All Players must feed into the same High School. We reserve the right to reject any team that does not meet the feeder-team requirement.
*High School Rules
*NFHS or NCAA certified officials
All event related questions should be directed to Hemingway Huynh at email@example.com or call 503-951-8262.