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Everything you need to know about the 2023 Great Canadian Shootout in Edmonton, AB. Scroll through and read it all or click on the link to jump to the section you're looking for.

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A listing of the standard game rules used in the tournament and official age bracket limitations.


Information about our gracious venues and incredible gyms. Names, Addresses, Parking Maps, and more.

Entrance Fees

Detailed listing of the prices to spectate the 2023 GCSO

Tournament Schedule

Full 2023 GCSO schedule can be found here. Download the app via the link as well!

ACC Championships Gold Divison

A few extra details regarding the ACC Championships. Claim your Alberta glory!


We're LIVE! Can't make the game? Check us out streaming live on BallerTV.

Things to Do

Got some downtime before the next game? Check out some of the things going on around Edmonton


Catch our Drip? While you're here take a look at some of AYBC's brand new apparel!

What's New?

Quick list of what's new and important this year. The "need-to-knows"!


Game Rules - FIBA

  • 9-minute stop time quarters, 1 minute break between quarters, 5-minute break at half.

  • Time limits – Game slots are 1 hour, and 30 minutes and games should not exceed 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Part or all the fourth quarter may be run as straight time to ensure a game is completed in the time allotted. For games with less than a 10-point differential, the last two minutes should always be stop time. Time management is the decision of the game officials, their supervisors, or Tournament Organizer.

  • Time-Outs – 30 seconds - Two in the first half, two in the second half, one in OT

  • Warm-Up: A minimum of 6 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes will be granted for pre-game warm-ups depending on the time the previous game finished.

  • 24-second shot clock the officials will provide a 10 second warning.

  • 8-second back court rule

  • Defenses: All types of defenses, (zone and man to man), and presses, (full and half), will be allowed.

  • A 25 point “mercy rule” will be utilized, in the demonstration of fair play, officials will step in to enforce no back court press. In U11, U13, U15, High School Bronze and Silver Not High School Gold or Open divisions.

  • Overtime games will be first team to score 5 points wins. Clock will be set to 5 minutes to start.

  • Only 24 points of each game will be used to determine standings, playoff positions etc. This means if a team wins by 30 points that team would be recorded as +24 and the losing team a - 24. This will avoid the necessity of a team having to “run up” a 40-point victory because the other team in their division won by 39 points.

  • Seeding is determined by games won or lost, then head-to-head, then point differential.

  • All On-Site Officials and Game Supervisors decisions are final and binding.

  • Approved Ball Sizes: Boys size 7; Girl’s size 6. U13 boys’ size 6. (Molten balls are not approved for use this tournament)

  • The High School (closest to the basket) 3-point line will be used for all divisions or the line the court designates as some gyms don't have 2 lines.

  • Any disputes must be recorded on the back of the game sheet.

  • **New This Year** - One individual from each team will be required to score or keep time and will be compensated with a small gift.

  • Participants can only play on one team unless otherwise granted an exclusion from tournament director. Exceptions are being made to play on different teams in different age brackets and only if the individual is playing up from their primary team and not down.

  • Carded officials will be utilized.

Age Brackets

U11: born in 2012 or later
U13: born in 2010 or later
U14: born 2009 or later
U15: born 2008 or later
U16: born 2007 or later
HS/U18: registered as a high school student in the 2022/2023 school year


Exception request must go through the tournament organizer.

Game Time Management

Tournament play will often cause problems for scheduling due to the level of penalties, injuries, or overtime. These new game time management rules are based on a proactive time management approach and will help to maintain the competitive aspects of the final minutes of our games while allowing officials to address time concerns directly and collaborate with coaches on specific situations to get schedules back in sync. To do this, coaches and officials must be aware of the actual time it takes to play each quarter or half. Quarters should take approximately 15 minutes to play, a half approximately 35.  If teams are starting the second half more than 45 minutes after the initial start time, the game is likely going beyond the allotted time and these rules will allow officials to reasonably recover time.

An example of situations where officials should be proactive and adjust is when a first half takes more than 35 minutes to play prior to the half time break or when a game is starting late due to a time and subsequent overtime. In these cases, the official may have to consider one of the following scenarios.

  • When a game has reached the halfway point and it is likely to go over the end of the time slot, the officials may cut the quarters to 7 or 8 minutes stop time at the start of each quarter in the second half.  They may also shorten the half time though we prefer not too.

  • If a game must start late by more than 10 minutes due to previous games running over time,
    officials can run stop time for 8 minutes in the first two quarters instead of 9 minutes. In this
    situation, if the time has not been recovered due to further in game timing issues such as penalty or injuries, the maximum the officials can do in is cut 1 minute per quarter in the second half.  This should be cut prior to the start of the quarter but can be done in quarter in the first three quarters but only prior to the start of the 4th quarter.

  • The only exception is as follows: If a game is near or past the scheduled finish time and the coach that is behind on the scoreboard, is behind significantly, the officials may approach the coach and run straight time without that coach’s approval. Straight time can be run in this situation for more than the last 3 minutes and cannot be requested by the officials if the game will finish within the scheduled window. 

  • These are the only time management options open to officials without further approval of the tournament organizer and the teams involved except where specified.




Saville Sports Centre

Parking at the Saville will be limited on Friday. Please carpool or use the LRT. The overflow parking at the government lots on the north side are paid parking spots during the day on Friday.


EYBA Centre

Join us at the EYBA Centre this Saturday, July 1, from 11am to 6pm, for a fundraising BBQ event where we'll be serving delicious food and supporting a great cause. Mark your calendars and come enjoy a day of food and fun while contributing to our fundraising efforts.


Legacy Athletics Basketball



Considerations and Facility Rules

  • Clean your bench after the game!

  • Do Not Come More Than 30min Before Your Game When Playing at EYBA, TNBA, and Legacy Centres.....Saville Centre This is Fine

    • We ask all teams to respect that we don’t have the resources to clean up their water bottles and ice bags in the bench area after every game so ask the coaches and managers to ensure this is done on the bench you finish at, after every game.

  • Fair play and sportsmanship are expected and will be enforced.

    • Criticizing, trash talking, taunting or other displays of poor sportsmanship by players,
      coaches or spectators will not be tolerated.  The Grads Tournament organizer and/or game officials may remove spectators from the tournament and/or venue.  Lack of compliance may result in forfeiture of a game. Fighting by players, coaches or spectators will result in disqualification from the game or tournament at the discretion of the Tournament Organizer. There are no refunds for disqualifications.

  • No outdoor shoes are allowed on the playing surface except in designated spectator areas. Within the Legacy, TNBA and EYBA Center no outdoor shoes must be removed at the door.

  • Players and spectators are not allowed food or drinks* in the gym areas. *Only water and sports drinks are permitted. No teams or Spectators will be allowed loud noise makers.

    • ie. Drums, whistles. horns, and other such devices inside Saville Centre, Legacy, TNBA and the EYBA Centres at any time during the GCSO. After 1 warning the offenders will be asked to leave without refund. 

  • All team gatherings or meetings should be held on the 2nd floor of the Saville Centre to ease the flow of traffic on the main floor.

    • The Legacy, TNBA and EYBA center do not have the space for indoor team meetings. Please do not show up for your games more than 30min before the game, and please vacate the facilities as soon as your game has ended. 

  • No dribbling basketballs in the hallways!

    • Players with multiple warnings will be disqualified from next game.

  • No spectators Including Young Kids on the court during timeouts or half time or quarter time.

  • No Persons on Empty Courts At Anytime

  • No players or spectators encroaching on playing courts during games, please keep back from baselines and sidelines.

  • No dribbling near courts while games are being played!!!!!

    • Game disqualification will result for multiple warnings.

Prior to each Game – Coaches, please check with the score table to ensure they have your team name and received the current game roster prior to the start of each game.


Entrance Fees/Pricing

Spectators and Parents
All spectators must purchase a day or weekend pass during the GCSO.
Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment.


Kids - Free under 9 years of age.

Seniors - $10 Weekend Pass or $5 Day Pass.

Adults - $20 Weekend Pass or $10 Day Pass.

Family - $50 Weekend Pass (5 Wristbands)

Coaches and players do not require a pass.

ACC Championship

ACC Championships Gold Division

  • No overage players or substitute players from other teams

  • The winner of the Gold division U15M, U15F, HSM and HSF will be crowned Alberta Club Champion, receive a special trophy, and Championship spending account worth $500 to the DRIP Store; sponsored by AYBC (Alberta Youth Basketball Clubs).

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Things to Do

What's New?

  • Be sure to check-in and pick up your team gifts at your first game!

  • An individual from each team will be required to score or time keep and will be compensated with a gift card!

  • Photographer will be available on the 2nd level of the Saville for free team photos between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday.

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