P2P Sports has now launched a Sportsmanship Accountability Coalition.  Local, regional and national tournament and league operators are combining to report spectator, coach, and player conduct violations resulting in physical harm and/or verbal abuse.  This group of Event Directors will report to each other as violations occur, sharing the information, details of the violation and the specific names of those violating the policies of safety and respect.

Collectively, this group of Event Directors will work to create accountability, and improve the safety of all attending youth sporting events.  This may include suspension and or temporary/permanent ban from participating in events affiliated with all Event Directors combined in this effort.

 

The time is now to help improve the safety of participants, and hold all of us accountable to the next level of sportsmanship.  

To be included in this Sportsmanship Accountability Coalition, as an Event Director, email us at info@powertoplaysports.com.  

To report any violations, submit photos, and/or videos for review, please send us email to info@powertoplaysports.com.  

 

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE PDF FILE OF THE INFORMATION BELOW HERE

We do not make any decisions or policies in place based on political allegiance. We could care less.  Our responsibility is to provide common sense, follow the mandates expected of us (they change daily most of the time so don’t be surprised if there’s confusion at times) 😊, and care about your experience being of fun, and support for your family.
 

REALITY:

It will not matter what we do as an organization and how people work together, there will be a small percentage of people who are going to be critical, judgmental and disrespectful in this COVID world.  We ask if you are attending, just be kind.  Work together.  Care about someone else other than the person you see in the mirror and remember that the only people you hurt are the players opportunity.  Everything we do is about first-class, luxury, and respect to you as a patron of our programs.  Our standards for ourselves is higher than whatever governmental agency “expert” is telling you or us, so rest assured, if you need something, we are here to help you.


*Reminder:  Every inch of our Event Center, parking lot and inside is under video, recorded surveillance.  The exceptions are the restrooms.  If issues arise, we simply refer to the recordings to hopefully address in a polite manner.  Please keep this in mind as you are visiting. 

Masks still required (April 22, 21) by the state of Colorado for everyone playing sports. (yes, it’s ridiculous!)
Social distancing, common sense working together.
If an area is crowded, please go outside and where there’s fresh air and enjoy the sunshine..

 

Bring a chair (soft bottom/no steal please) to sit in designated, social distancing areas marked.  Bleachers (like high school games and college games this past sports seasons) are available.  Please find a comfortable spot for you and your family with social distancing as priority. 
 

CDC guidelines changes from 6 feet to 3 feet (who knows what it is today!), so be smart, and look around, wear your mask, and find a comfort zone for you and your family and others around you.

Relax and smile as this too shall pass in time.

If you have a problem with wearing a mask based on political or whatever reason, please stay home.  We must follow what is being mandated, even though, as professionals in this industry and advice from medical professionals, we disagree with playing sports with a mask.  However, people who run “departments” believe they are smarter than the rest of us, and mandate mask mandates yet in Colorado. 

 

If you are expecting every person in attendance to be perfect, every second of every hour you are in attendance on social distancing, politely address, and ask for help in a kind manner or politely pass on visiting and watch on the live-stream.

Being rude and disrespectful makes you part of the problem, and not part of the solution and patience needed. 
If you become a problem to our working together with each other, then we politely will remove you and your child from the series and future events here at P2P Sports. 

 

If you have concerns, politeness rules.

If you approach us in a rude manner, don’t be surprised if our willingness to help you is minimalized.

 

If you approach us in the manner you wish yourself to be approached, then we are going to do whatever we can to help you resolve the concern. 

Common sense, and kindness is the foundation of how we operate.

 

The old school mentality of “the customer is always right” isn’t how we do things.  The “customer who approaches us with kindness and respect and works with us to address a concern” will always find ourselves helping that person with all of our power to make a concern turn into a comfort

 

PLAYING RULES HERE

Games are available VIA LIVE-STREAM

Teams and players DO NOT BRING THEIR OWN BASKETBALLS.

All warm-up and game balls will be provided by P2P Sports
Please not outside food, coolers.  (help keep our gyms/event center clean)

Coaches Conduct, Bench Decorum and Coaches Box Enforcement
The state high school league coach’s box, bench decorum and coaches conduct will be enforced. 
Only 2 coaches per team are allowed on the bench.
(must complete online coaches head and assistant coaches form)
Only players on official roster allowed on bench
(no siblings, and must complete the online roster form)

Parents are not allowed in the team bench area, or scorer’s table area at any time.
No jewelry is to be worn/allowed during games by players.
No hard cast as defined by the state high school league to be worn/used during games.

 

Officials:
CHSAA certified will be assigned by Bruce Bird and Lloyd Martinez

Playing Rules: 
YOUTH LEVELS:  1-8th Grade
A no press rule is in effect for 15 points.  If your team is up by 15 points, you are allowed to pick up the offense at ½ court.  No full court press/defense is allowed until the point differential is 14 points or below, when you are then allowed to press again until it goes to 15 points again. 

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS:  9-12th Grade
A no press rule is in effect for 25 points.  If your team is up by 15 points, you are allowed to pick up the offense at ½ court.  No full court press/defense is allowed until the point differential is 14 points or below, when you are then allowed to press again until it goes to 15 points again. 

 


Technical Fouls:
State high school league rules apply as such:
Any head coach receiving 2 technical fouls (direct or indirect as a result of assistant coach receiving) they are automatically removed from that game, and serve a 1 game suspension for the next game, or the next event they participate).
Any team receiving 3 technical fouls in a game, automatically forfeit that game and it’s marked as a 15-0 loss in the win/loss and point +/- calculation.

State High School League Rules, with the following exceptions:
1.  Warm-ups (4 minutes), Half-times (3 minutes)
2.  Two, 20-minute halves (clock runs continuous).  Clock stops last 1 minute of 1st half, and last 2 minutes of 2nd half with point differential 10 points or less.   
3.  Overtime:  1st (2 minutes stopped time), 2nd (first team to score 2 points)
5.  All Offenses and defenses are allowed in tournament play
6.  3 time-outs per team, per game, do not carry into OT.  One additional timeout provided for OT (no additional if goes into 2nd OT)

**Any parent/spectator who is removed from the Event Center due to conduct, P2P Sports retains the right to remove their child, and/or forfeit the team is deemed necessary to maintain a safe environment. 

Roster/Players competing on two teams

Players are NOT allowed to play on two teams in the same grade level/division in league playoff or tournament play.

During league playoffs or tournament play there is no exception to this rule.  This means specifically, a player is not allowed to participate in (for example) a 6th grade league playoff or tournament on two teams that are listed as the same grade level.
This means 5/6th, or a 6th grade, or a 6/7th grade listing.  Violation results in that player forfeiting participation and the participating team coach suspended for that game.

 

Players are NOT allowed to play down a division on multiple teams. Example:  A 6th grade player participating on a 6th or 6/7th grade team, is not allowed to play down on another team that is in the 5/6th grade division.  

 

Players are ALLOWED to participate on two teams in the same grade level during regular season play.

When the regular season is over, that player must be designated to only one team for the playoffs, or tournament.  They are not allowed to participate on both teams for any reason/justification.  

A player is NOT allowed to participate on two teams under the following situation.

A player is not allowed to play on one game already playing, and when that game is completed, move over to a different court and jump on the bench and play for a team where the game has already started.  Once a game is started, that roster is fixed, and no one who is playing on another team is allowed to come over to that game and begin playing, regardless of the timeline.  Once the game is started, no exceptions.  

 

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE SPECTATOR GUIDELINES HERE

 

P2P Sports has now launched a Sportsmanship Accountability Coalition.  Local, regional and national tournament and league operators are combining to report spectator, coach, and player conduct violations resulting in physical harm and/or verbal abuse.  This group of Event Directors will report to each other as violations occur, sharing the information, details of the violation and the specific names of those violating the policies of safety and respect.

Collectively, this group of Event Directors will work to create accountability, and improve the safety of all attending youth sporting events.  This may include suspension and or temporary/permanent ban from participating in events affiliated with all Event Directors combined in this effort.

 

The time is now to help improve the safety of participants, and hold all of us accountable to the next level of sportsmanship.  

To be included in this Sportsmanship Accountability Coalition, as an Event Director, email us at info@powertoplaysports.com.  

To report any violations, submit photos, and/or videos for review, please send us email to info@powertoplaysports.com.  

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

1.         Roster information/waiver must be completed for your child prior to them attending.

Any false information provided on a roster form results in the player forfeiting participation in the event(s).  Players are not allowed to play on two teams in the same grade level or division/grade level in a tournament. 

 

2.         Spectator admission is charged, as it would be impossible to operate without it in the youth sports world and as a private entity.  All 10 and older must purchase a ticket either per day, weekend pass, or special rates for special events throughout the year.  Spectator admission is not sold at the Event Center.  All must be done prior. 

 

3.         Spectators are not allowed at anytime to approach an official.  This includes before the games, between or after, and anywhere in the Event Center, parking lot, etc.  Violations, are recorded on live-stream and as confirmed, the spectator(s) involved will be removed from the event and subject to not being allowed to attend future events. The officials must have a safe environment, hence, the reasoning for a no-tolerance policy being enforced. 

 

4.         Team bench areas and scorer table operations are designed at “teams only”.  Spectators/parents are not allowed to enter this area.  Team bench areas are for only players, and head/assistant coach listed on the roster.  No spectators/siblings are allowed on the bench area. 

 

5.         If a spectator has a concern, two options are available.

                        a.         address the concern to the head coach who will then reach out to staff.

                        b.         complete a complaint form at the front desk, submit via email and we will respond within 24 hours.

                        c.         spectators/parents are not allowed to approach P2P staff directing during events. Their focus is about the management of the event, and concerns from parents must be directed to our management to be addressed. 

 
 

OFFICIALS GUIDELINES

Officials are hired, managed, trained, and evaluated by state high school league assignors, Bruce Bird and Lloyd Martinez. 
Background checks are required, and certification of high school and/or college status required for continual assignments.
Procedures/expectations are in place for attendance, protocol, and professionalism.  All are managed weekly with assignment communication and post event follow-up. 
Officials of all ages, gender, experience and qualifications are available to become part of the P2P Sports team.  We work with a mentoring program to help young and/or inexperienced first time officials gain the resources necessary to successfully participate in youth and club sports.
We protect our officials from unruly and disrespectful words and physical actions.  Without officials, youth sports doesn't exist.  
Continual education is available through year-round camps, clinics, and training.  Many of our officials who start out in youth sports are now working state high school league games, as well as college assignments.  For more information on training, david@powertoplaysports.com.
For more information about officials, and the opportunities existing, brucebird@powertoplaysports.com.  


 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

If you have additional questions you would like to have added to this list, send us email at info@powertoplaysports.com

 

Players are not allowed to wear the following during games (per state high school league rules we follow)
a.  Earrings are not allowed.
b.  Jewelry of any sort is not allowed.
c.  Any hard cast (plastic or steel is prohibited).
d.  no metals or clips are allowed in hair, or any part of their uniform or body.

Why do I have to pay spectator admission?
We are a private entity, with no tax dollars to assist in the building, maintenance, and/or upkeep of our programs.  Without spectator admissions, our Event Center wouldn't exist.   With the addition of a new 1.8 million dollar parking lot as of May, 2021, additional parking costs may be charged in order to provide this amenity.  

Can I get on a P2P Sports team?
P2P Sports does not manage their own teams.   When you are part of a club team, or independent team participating, the fees you pay are going to that director/club program, and not to P2P Sports. We do not fix the costs for your participation on those teams, rather, we charge for the team to play in the specific event they wish to enter.  We believe in an unbiased, fair environment where your team is not paying to play in an event against "home-town teams".  Impartial and dedicated to this fair environment, we will not run our own club teams, but will help refer players to potential tryouts and independent teams looking to fill a roster spot.  

Why do we not allow outside food?
The upkeep of the Event Center is costly.  The more repairs and time needed in these areas, ultimately cost our visitor's more money in increased fees.  As a result, with our attempts to keep the Event Center beautiful, and affordable during this ever-increasing prices all over in our daily lives, this policy is helping us maintain affordability in a first-class environment.  

 

Are you hiring?
We do hire part-time and full-time employment opportunities throughout the year.  If interested, go to MORE on our home page, and find EMPLOYMENT.  Fill out the form provided, and our staff will reach out to you.

How do I register?
Simply go to the sport, list of events, and look for the register button.  You pay online, and we then send confirmation emails to your sign-up email.  

 

Refund Policy
We provide a 100% full refund to any team that cancels in an event before the scheduling starts.  Once a schedule is started, we inform the teams on the timeline, and the no refund policy is in effect.  If a team cancels after this timeline, we would provide a refund if another team pays full price to take the spot vacated by the team dropping out of the event.  If a team is in a multi-weekend league play, and cancels after the 1st weekend of play, they would forfeit the remainder of their league fee.