Invitation

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2019 invitation Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament in Kortrijk (Belgium)

INVITATION

 

 

14th International Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament, in Kortrijk (Belgium)

 

The organizers of the 14th Coca Cola international X-Mas Tournament would be delighted to host your youth teams on our next edition. Our event is the highest ranked youth basketball tournament in Western Europe, as we focus on offering the highest possible standards on and off the courts. In the past years, we hosted the better teams from over 30 different countries, including the United States and Canada. It’s simple: Teams always enjoy coming back to Kortrijk !

For granting the highest possible competition level, the tournament is only open for teams playing on the highest competition level in their respective countries, for basketball academies and for national and regional selections.

What is new in 2019 ?

  • A Men Under 18 competition is added to the program.
  • We change the competitions U17 into competitions U16.
  • Our Women U12 competition will be spread over 2 days, instead of 1 day.

 

Dates:                      

December 27th, 28th and 29th 2019

 Categories:
  • Men Under 19             (year of birth 2001 or later) 
  • Women Under 19        (year of birth 2001 or later)
  • Men Under 18             (year of birth 2002 or later)
  • Men Under 16             (year of birth 2004 or later)
  • Women Under 16       (year of birth 2004 or later)
  • Men Under 14             (year of birth 2006 or later)
  • Women Under 14       (year of birth 2006 or later)
  • Men Under 12             (year of birth 2008 or later)
  • Women Under 12       (year of birth 2008 or later)
  • Mixed Under 10          (year of birth 2010 or later)
 Number of games:

FIVE games for each team.

 

2019 Provisional tournament program

December 26th:
  • Arrival of teams wishing to stay an additional night in Kortrijk.
  • Practice sessions for interested teams in Lange Munte Kortrijk
  • start of the FIBA referee clinic
 December 27th:
  • Registration of the teams at the tournament sites.
  • Start of the competitions at 9 Hr.
  • Two qualifying games for every team.
  • U12-B Tournament (one day event)
  • Dunk contest in Kortrijk
  • Coaches clinic in Kortrijk
 December 28th:
  • Two qualifying games for every team.
  • U10 Tournament (one day event)
  • First day of the WU12 tournament
  • Three point contest in Kortrijk.
December 29th
  • All day:                       G-Basketball in Kortrijk
  • All day:                       Ranking games on all sites.
  • All day:                       Finals in Kortrijk (all age groups)
  • Rewards immediately after the last game of the team
  • MVP election after every final

 

Information about the competitions

 Number of games:
  • U19, U18, U16, U14 and U12-A: every team plays 2 games on 27th, 2 games on 28th and 1 game on 29th.
  • WU12: every team plays 3 games on 28th and 2 games on 29th.
  • U12-B and U10: each team plays 3 games.
Game sites:

Kortrijk, Wevelgem, Deerlijk, Dottignies, Waregem and Zwevegem.

Game length:
  • 4 x 10’ for the MU19 competition
  • 4 x 5′ for the WU12, U12 B and U10 competition
  • For all others 4 x 8’ (always stopped time).
Finals:
  • All finals will be organized at Lange Munte (Kortrijk). This is the home court for several international competitions.
  • Important: no timings of finals will be modified for travelling issues. So please plan the timing of your trip back in accordance.
Side events:
  • MVP Award: in every age group an MVP will be awarded. The MVP Awards are sponsored by Coach Van Kers, living legend in Basketball coaching and by An Wauters, former WNBA champion and multiple European player of the year.
  • Dunk contest: organized in Lange Munte on December 27th.
  • 3 point contest: organized in Lange Munte Kortrijk on December 28th.
Referees:
  • All games will be led by 2 or 3 official referees, under FIBA rules.
  • A FIBA referee clinic is organized during the tournament. The participants, part of the FIBA talent pool, will officiate the MU19 games.
  • All other referees are part of the FIBA, the national or regional talent pool in Belgium or the Netherlands..
  • International candidates can apply to be part of the tournament officials team, by contacting the organizer.