Hot Shot & Free Throw
- The Hot Shot and Free Throw competitions are basketball competitions for students to make various shots and earn points for your district.
- Participants must be in the 6th-12th grade by the time of Celebrate Life in May. Each District President is responsible for who may/may not participate from their district.
- A district team is made up of four persons: An early youth male and female (6th-8th grade), and a senior youth male and female (9th-12th grade).
- Free Throw Competition will follow the Hot Shot competition in the main gym. Basketball attire may be worn.
- Each district will garner grand trophy points with the 1st place individual in each division receiving the most and the 11th place individual in each division receiving the least.
Points are earned in the following manner:
- Two points for each basket made beyond the three-point (high school or college) line. If the participant’s foot (feet) touches the line while the shot is being taken, the basket will only be credited for one point. This decision is solely dependent upon the official’s judgment at that time.
- One point is credited for each basket made within or on the three-point line. No more than one shot within the three-point line may be taken in succession. This is to eliminate a participant from shooting only lay ups or short shots to score.
- The time limit will be one minute (60 seconds).This is to be kept by a regular game clock, in a place large enough for participants and officials to see, as well as a benefit for spectators. The top five finalists (or more if there is a tie) from the elimination round in each category will compete in a final round with each of their rounds being added together to determine the top four finalists. In the case of a tie, each contestant will shoot again with 30 seconds on the time clock and the winner will be selected.
- All participants should use the same basketball.
- There will be a timekeeper and a line judge who will keep score.
- A district team is made up of four persons: An early youth male and female (6th-8th grade) and a senior youth male and female (9th-12th grade).
- Each district may select two alternates per division (one male and one female in each age division). This is allowed for both Hot Shot and Free Throw. Their names must be submitted when registering for Celebrate Life. Alternates are only eligible to attend/participate in CL when replacing a team member who is unable to attend/participate in CL.
- Each division will shoot 15 free throws.
- Those who make at least 10 of their first 15 attempts will shoot another 10 free throws. The top four totals will place.
- In the event of a tie, those involved will shoot a sudden death of one free throw per turn, until a winner is determined.
- All participants should use the same basketball. Official scorekeepers will be provided.