General Information

League Play
Leagues are formed by gender and grade level. If there are not enough players in a specific grade, it may require us to combine more than one grade into one league. Based on recent experience, we expect to form the following leagues:

  • Pre-K Boys

  • K Boys

  • Pre-K and K Girls

  • 1st Grade Boys; 1st Grade Girls

  • 2nd Grade Boys; 2nd Grade Girls

  • 3rd Grade Boys; 3rd Grade Girls

  • 4th Grade Boys; 4th Grade Girls

  • 5th Grade Boys; 5th Grade Girls

  • 6th-8th Grade Girls

  • 6th, 7th-8th, 9th-10th, 11th-12th Grade Boys

Games

  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays

  • PK and K leagues: 60 mins, including 20-min pre-game practice

  • Elementary grades: 90 mins, including 35-min pre-game practice

  • Middle school and high school leagues: 60 mins, including 5-min pre-game warm-up

  • Note: 2nd grade teams and above have optional mid-week practices during the season
     

Basketball Jerseys
All team jerseys will be handed out at the first game in January.

Wristbands
One set of wristbands for Pre-K through 2nd Grade League teams will also be with the jerseys.

Photographs

Team photograph dates are in January at Tallowood. You will receive more information on your assigned date from your coach. Team photos will be delivered to the Head Coach before the end of the season.

Pre-K through 2nd Grade Developmental Leagues
Tallowood Kingdom Basketball wants the youngest children to have fun while they learn basketball. Our teaching goals by league are as follows:

Pre-K and K-All teaching (no loss of ball unless "repeated" teaching attempts fail)

  • dribbling, passing, throwing the ball

  • shooting

  • playing defense (covering the opposing player with the same color wrist band)

  • No stealing of ball in Pre-K and K
     

1st Grade-Teaching and Loss of Ball (First 2 weeks are teaching only)

  • double dribbling

  • running with ball

  • fouling the opposing player
     

2nd Grade-Teaching and Loss of Ball (First 2 weeks are teaching only)

  • "rules" based officiating

  • no zone defense

  • no "picks"
     

Ball Sizes                               Goal Heights (Feet)
Pre-K and K - 27.5                       6 ft.
1st - 27.5                                       8 ft.
2nd - 28.5                                     8 ft.
3rd - 28.5                                      8 ft.
4th - 28.5                                     10 ft.
5th - 28.5                                     10 ft.
6th-12th Boys - 29.5                    10 ft.
6th-8th Girls - 28.5                     10 ft.

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