BASKETBALL

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Cost

There is no cost whatsoever to your facility. 

 

Facilities

We are able to run a tournament or compete against the offenders with a minimum of 2 half courts. 

 

Staff

Extra staffing is not required except for those who participate in Leisure Time Activities. Inside the Lines staff members are prepared to have background checks. Each Inside the Lines staff member also places himself under the authority of each institution.  

 

Equipment

Inside the Lines provides all the equipment necessary to host a tournament. Any equipment deemed insecure by prison staff will not be brought. Normal equipment brought in for a tournament includes a white board to keep track of games, flip charts for scores, jerseys to differentiate teams, basketballs, Bibles and discipleship books. 

 

Prizes

Each player on the winning team will receive a prize from Inside the Lines. Prizes are given at the discretion of the individual facilities and are not required for Inside the Lines to come to the facility. A tournament can still take place at a facility where the state does not allow a prize. Prizes in the past have included Gatorade and Little Debbie snacks for the men and detergent for the ladies. 

Schedule

We are vey flexible to change our schedule to match the needs of your facility. We understand we are in the prison to help you and want to be as easy to work with as possible. The only thing we require for the tournament is a time set aside for a Gospel message from the Bible. Most large prisons can host their tournaments over a 2 day period in order to accomodate all the offenders who want to play. If more than one day is not possible there is the choice of limiting the number of offenders who participate in order to finish on time. It is best, but not required, if 7-8 hrs during the day are set aside to complete the tournament. 

 

Rules

  • Jump Ball will begin play.

  • Change of possession requires a take back, including jump balls.

  • All throw ins are made from the top of the key.

  • Once a team scores, the opposing team will take it out.

  • Taking the ball out requires a pass in.

  • The length of the games will be determined by the number of teams entering.

  • The clock will run except for final rounds when it stops on the whistle.

  • Score is kept by 2s and 3s and 1s by an official scorekeeper.

  • Only team fouls are recorded. When a player gets fouled, the team will take it out. If the basket is good on the foul, the basket counts and the opposing team will take it out. After the 4th team foul, the fouled player gets a free throw and the ball. If the basket is good with the foul, the fouled player gets one shot and the opposing team will get the ball..

  • A 1 minute overtime will be played if necessary.

  • Players may not change teams once play has begun. If a team only has three players and one is lost to injury, that team must play with two players.

  • Stalling with the lead is not permitted and will result in a change of possession.

  • Subbing can be done on a dead ball.

  • A held ball results in an NBA style jump ball.

 

Cost

There is no cost whatsoever to your facility. 

 

Facilities

We are able to run a tournament or compete against the offenders with a minimum of one basketball or volleyball court.  

 

Staff

Extra staffing is not required except for those who participate in Leisure Time Activities. Inside the Lines staff members are prepared to have background checks. Each Inside the Lines staff member also places himself under the authority of each institution.  

 

Equipment

Inside the Lines provides all the equipment necessary to host a tournament. Any equipment deemed insecure by prison staff will not be brought. Normal equipment brought in for a tournament includes volleyball net and poles (if not provided by facility), white boards to keep track of games, flip charts for scores, volleyballs, Bibles and discipleship books. 

 

Prizes

Each player on the winning team will receive a prize from Inside the Lines. Prizes are given at the discretion of the individual facilities and are not required for Inside the Lines to come to the facility. A tournament can still take place at a facility where the state does not allow a prize. Prizes in the past have included Gatorade and Little Debbie snacks for the men and detergent for the ladies. 

 

Schedule

We are vey flexible to change our schedule to match the needs of your facility. We understand we are in the prison to help you and want to be as easy to work with as possible. The only thing we require for the tournament is a time set aside for a Gospel message from the Bible. Most large prisons can host their tournaments over a 2 day period in order to accomodate all the offenders who want to play. If more than one day is not possible there is the choice of limiting the number of offenders who participate in order to finish on time. It is best, but not required, if 7-8 hrs during the day are set aside to complete the tournament. 

 

Double Elimination

In a double elimination volleyball tournament, rally scoring is used. This means that at the conclusion of each point, either the serving team or the receiving team will earn a point. If the serving team wins the point, it gains a point on the scoreboard and retains the serve. If the receiving team wins the point, it gets a point on the scoreboard and it gains control of the ball and serves the next point. 

 

Rules

These volleyball rules have been adapted to fit the needs of inmates who have not competed before and are new to the sport. 

  • Ball must be served from behind the end line

  • Ball can be served underhand or overhand

  • Ball may graze the net and drop to the other side for a point to be earned

  • Normal game final score is first to 21 but can change with number of teams participating.

  • Team will rotate each time they win the serve

  • Each side is allowed 5 or 6 players on the court at one time. Subs are allowed and can rotate in.  

  • Rally scoring to be used (point scored on every serve) 

  • Maximum of three (3) hits per side

  • Player may not hit the ball twice in succession (blocks are not considered hits)

  • Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on serve

  • A ball touching the boundary line is considered good​

  • Ball may be played when hit by any part of the body 

  • Violations:

    • Stepping on or over the line on a serve

    • Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully

    • Hitting the ball illegally (carrying, palming, throwing, etc.)

    • Touching the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play. If the ball is driven

      into the net with such force that it causes the net to contact the player, no foul will be

      called and the ball will continue to be in play.

    • Reaching under the net (if it interferes with the ball or opposing player)

    • Reaching over the net, except under the following conditions;

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VOLLEYBALL
SOCCER

Cost

There is no cost whatsoever to your facility. 

 

Facilities

We are able to run a tournament or compete against the offenders with a minimum of two 30 X 40 fields. 

 

Staff

Extra staffing is not required except for those who participate in Leisure Time Activities. Inside the Lines staff members are prepared to have background checks. Each Inside the Lines staff member also places himself under the authority of each institution.  

 

Equipment

Inside the Lines provides all the equipment necessary to host a tournament. Any equipment deemed insecure by prison staff will not be brought. Normal equipment brought in for a tournament includes 4 soccer goals, white boards to keep track of games, flip charts for scores, jerseys to differentiate teams, soccer balls, Bibles and discipleship books. 

 

Prizes

Each player on the winning team will receive a prize from Inside the Lines. Prizes are given at the discretion of the individual facilities and are not required for Inside the Lines to come to the facility. A tournament can still take place at a facility where the state does not allow a prize. Prizes in the past have included Gatorade and Little Debbie snacks for the men and detergent for the ladies. 

Schedule

We are vey flexible to change our schedule to match the needs of your facility. We understand we are in the prison to help you and want to be as easy to work with as possible. The only thing we require for the tournament is a time set aside for a Gospel message from the Bible. Most large prisons can host their tournaments over a 2 day period in order to accomodate all the offenders who want to play. If more than one day is not possible there is the choice of limiting the number of offenders who participate in order to finish on time. It is best, but not required, if 7-8 hrs during the day are set aside to complete the tournament. 

 

Single or Double Elimination

If time permits, a double elimination tournament can be played. Otherwise, a single elimination bracket will be made from the seeds in pool play.

 

Rules

  • All games are played on 40x30 outdoor fields, using 4x8 goals.

  • The length of games will be determined by the number of teams entering. Average game time will consist of two 7 minute halves with a 1 minute half time

  • Teams of 3 that lose a player must play with 2 players

  • Players may not change teams once the tournament begins.

  • No goal kick (or a punt or throw from a keeper) may advance over the half line without bouncing or being touched in the half it originated from. A violation of this rule results in an indirect kick at the half line.

  •             Win-6 pts  Tie-3 pts   Loss- 0 pts

                Shutout-1 pt  Every goal up to 3-1pt

  • Overtime games will be played if needed in the elimination games. Overtime will be one 5 minute sudden death period and then an open net shootout from the half line until a winner is determined.

  • Substitutions may be made on a dead ball.

  • Opponents must be 5 yards away on any free kick.

  • Teams are not required to have a designated goalkeeper. No keeper is permitted to play the ball with his hands.

  • For putting the ball into play from out of bounds, it will be player’s choice (kick or throw). Either choice will be treated as an indirect kick.

  • Use the box provided for goal kicks.

  • There is no offside penalty.

  • The only direct kicks will be penalty shots from the half line (no keeper) for the violations of a foul in the box and hands in the box

  • Any card received after a red card will result in expulsion from the tournament.

  • Seeds and winners in the Pool Play round will be determined by a point system.

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