2023-24 MSCIAA MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBAL
*All dates are subject to change.
Use the link below to submit non-league games to MSCIAA
THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE
Each student-athlete must have a completed Athlete’s Health Record (comprised of a cleared pre-participation physical examination, emergency information, informed consent, acknowledgement of risk and authorization to treat signed by parent/guardian) and the Tennessee State Concussion Law “Concussion Information & Signature Form” before he or she can participate in a try-out, practice, or game.
1. Current CPR/First Aid Certification (must be from an in-person, hands-on course). MSCS offers free classes which can be found in the PLZ. Please contact the MSCIAA office for other course instructor recommendations.
2. Course Certificate - NFHS Coaches Training Free Course: Concussions in Sports
3. Course Certificate - NFHS Coaches Training Free Course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest
4. Course Certificate-NFHS Coaches Training Free Course: COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators
5. MSCS COVID-19 Safe Schools Training: MSCS COVID-19 Training
6. Signed Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet (for Coaches)
7. Signed Concussion Information & Signature Form (for Coaches)
Click Here for: Coaches Required Information Sheets #6 and #7
TSSAA max number of games is 20.
All games must be turned in to the MSCIAA and reflected on the MSCIAA master schedule available at www.sciaa.org.
To avoid scheduling conflicts and No Shows, first:
If after 1, 2, and 3 you still have conflicts, then
Pre-sale tickets cannot be sold by the visiting team.
TIME OF GAME
Varsity girls will begin at 5:30pm. Varsity boys will begin at 6:45pm.
All games will start at the designated time unless otherwise indicated in writing through the MSCIAA. To make a game change the host team must notify the MSCIAA, MSCS security, and the assigning official three days prior to the contest.
INCLEMENT WEATHER and GAME CHANGES
If a scheduled game is canceled due to schools closing, the game will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office. If schools are closed on the day of a meeting, the meeting will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office.
To make a game change for necessary reasons only, (dates and/or start times) contact the MSCIAA office at minimum 3 days prior to the scheduled event. If a school must cancel a game or games due to Covid-19 positive tests or contact tracing, contact the MSCIAA coordinator Priscilla Anderson Jeffries and the opposing school immediately. If this occurs, make every effort to reschedule the games. If games canceled due to Covid-19 cannot be rescheduled, the games will be ruled as a no-contest.
Security personnel will be assigned to home MSCS middle school regular season contests, except tournaments/classics games. If you need security for additional contests, please call 416-5300.
A game administrator who is not coaching in the game should be in attendance and accessible at all games. Ideally the game administrator should be a principal, assistant principal, or athletic director, but may be another appointee by the principal. Schools are responsible for the conduct of their own fans and students at every athletic contest, regardless of where it may be held.
SCORING AND TIMING
Home teams must provide responsible adults to oversee scoring and timing at each scheduled game.
PLEASE NOTE: Middle Schools not providing responsible adults for scoring and timing will FORFEIT the game and will not be reimbursed for paying the officials.
ASSIGNING OFFICIALS FEES- The officials should call the home school’s financial secretary by 12 noon on the day of the game. If they fail to do so, please call the assigning agent immediately! Schools may also check Arbiter for official assignments.
Primary Official’s Assigning Agent: Mark McDonald
4 teams from each area will qualify for the championship.
Host schools will be used for the Area playoffs. If you would like to host these games, contact Priscilla Anderson Jeffries.
The winner of each area will advance to the MSCIAA championship.
The top 2 teams from each area will advance to the Sectional.
MSCIAA Championship Meeting
The Championship meeting will be Thursday, January 4th, 2024, via Microsoft Teams. The meeting will be mandatory. If the head coach cannot be in attendance, a school representative must be present. The top 4 from each league will participate in the championship series.
Scores are to be reported on r-school today by noon of the following day. It is the responsibility of the home team to report scores accurately and in a timely manner. ADs have access to add coaches and create logins.
From the MSCIAA Constitution and Bylaws
103.2 Tie Breaking Procedure
a. Head-to-Head competition in league play. If teams have played each other during the season, the outcome of these games will resolve the tie.
b. If a tie remains after (a), the tiebreaker will be determined by how teams have done against the next highest seeded teams in their respective league: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.
c. If the tie remains after (a) and (b), the overall win-loss record against teams within that classification will be used to break the tie. This only includes games played in your classification with member teams of TSSAA.
d. If the tie remains after (a), (b), and (c), the best overall record will be used to break the tie. The best overall record includes games and tournaments with all teams associated with the National
Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Scheduled games must be on an Official MSCIAA schedule to count for championship purposes.
e. If a tie remains, a coin will be tossed. A draw will be used to determine who will call the coin toss.
|Contact: Priscilla Anderson Jeffries|