Hosting Regulations


Hosting a Northwoods Basketball Tournament helps out your team, school and or organization. 

Some hosts are more experienced and have a system in place for the tournaments they host. Some hosts may be beginners in tournament hosting and need some guidance getting started. We hope this information will clearly lay out our system for assisting in managing tournaments and have some useful information for both the more experienced and less experienced hosts. We have found in our experience the keys to a fun, successful tournament include being well organized, keeping games on schedule, quality officiating, and promoting good sportsmanship.

  1. Hosting Form:  If you are interested in hosting a tournament, fil out the Hosting Request Form
  2. Court Usage Based on Number of Playing Surfaces Available:  NTS can accommodate hosts who have anywhere between one and six courts available on their hosting date.
  3. Host Obligations:
    1. Clock Operators and Score Keepers (1 operator and 1 scorekeeper per court are recommended)
    2. Referees – two officials per court (Sanctioned or registered officials are recommended, if possible)
    3. Individuals to take admission at the gate/gates.  Admission fees will be kept by the host school/organization.
    4. Provide Concessions. Concessions are a great fundraiser for your organization!
    5. Appoint a Tournament Director
  4. NTS Provides:
    1. 24” x 32” Game Bracket Posters
    2. 24” x 32” Tournament Rules Poster
    3. Pendant awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division.
    4. Official tournament reimbursement check
    5. NTS will be responsible for providing information and updates pertaining to the tournament to all participating teams/ coaches. (i.e.: scheduling changes, etc).
    6. Waiver forms will be provided to participating teams in advance of tournament
    7. Tournament score sheets
    8. Notify participating teams of cancellation of tournament due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
    9. Signs for Admission Costs posted at gates. (Gate charges are $6.00 for Adults, $4.00 for students, and children not in school are no charge. This is the standard for all Northwoods Tournaments.)

Four our complete rules on hosting check out the Tournament Rules