Our fourth to eighth-grade boys will play the usual rec-style game that those in our program have grown accustomed to. They will play 2 games most weekends with most (if not all) games occurring on Saturday and/or Sunday (with an occasional  weekday game). We’ll keep track of scores, wins/losses, and teams will be competing for positioning in the end-of-season tournament. While it is rec basketball, it is competitive

  • All games are 5-on-5 but the rules will vary based on the grade level of their team.
  • Each team will play a full 12 game schedule with 2 referees on the court.
  • Stealing will be allowed and free throws will be added to the games.
  • Teams will play 8 five-minute periods
  • 4th graders will use a 27.5” ball with a 10-foot hoop
  • 5th – 6th graders will use a 28.5” ball with a 10-foot hoop
  • 7th - 8th graders will use a 29.5" ball with a 10-foot hoop

The regular season will run from early January to early March with games played on Saturdays and Sundays at schools (possibly an occasional weekday game) through the Spring Lake Park and Anoka-Hennepin school districts. The double-elimination tournament will take place in early March so that all games are completed prior to spring break.