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2ND/3RD GRADE (YOUTH) REC BASKETBALL LEAGUE:


Practice is one night per week and games are Saturday mornings at Leola Elementary School.
 

Overview for Youth Rec Basketball League:

The youth recreation basketball league introduces boys in 2nd and 3rd grade to the fundamentals and game of basketball. Teams will be divided with a mix of players from both grades and coached by parent volunteers. Practices will take place one night per week and games will be played on Saturday mornings at Leola Elementary School Gymnasium. Each week the practice and the game will emphasize a new fundamental skill. The goal is to end the season with players putting all the skills together to be able to move to the next level of competition basketball. Volunteer referees from the CV Middle School basketball team will oversee each game and parents are encouraged to cheer for both teams and demonstrate good sportsmanship. 


Rules for Youth Rec Basketball League: 

The game format, rules for game play, and substitution system are designed to provide the best sports experience for every child. Except where the rules unique to CV Youth basketball apply, play is governed by the National Federation of State High School Association's Rules Book (website:www.nfhs.org). 


Game Format for Youth Rec Basketball League: 

  • Games consist of four 10‐minute quarters and a five‐minute halftime. 
  • A coin toss determines which team receives possession first. In jump‐ball situations, possessions will alternate. This promotes fairness for both teams. 
  • During each quarter the clock runs continuously stopping only at the middle of each quarter for player substitutions. This allows coaches to line up and match substitutions based on height and ability without using valuable game time. This time should not be treated as a timeout. 
  • No timeouts are used in. This allows more playing time and keeps the games on time. 
  • At the end of each quarter, the team that receives the ball next is based upon the direction of the possession arrow. 
  • Teams switch goals at halftime. 
  • No scores are kept. The focus for this age is to learn fundamentals, not winning and losing. 
  • No division standings are maintained. 
  • Coaches are allowed on the court with the players. The focus is to instruct and encourage players at all times. 
  • All coaches will follow an equal player substitution system. The substitution system allows for equal playing time for all players. 

Rules for Play: 

  • Man‐to‐man defense will be played at all times. Zone defenses are not allowed. 
  • Defensive players should stay within arm’s reach of the player they’re guarding. 
  • Double‐teaming is not allowed. 
  • No stealing of the ball will be allowed. Players can intercept passes. 
  • Full‐court presses are not allowed. Defensive players may not guard their opponents in the backcourt. 
  • Backcourt violation will not be called. 
  • At the beginning of each quarter, both coaches should lineup the players at mid‐court and match them up by ability. If both coaches and referees foresee a match‐up problem due to position and height, players can be shuffled around to create a better game situation. 
  • The offense must purposefully attack the defense in every situation – no stalling. After a warning from the referee, a violation will be called resulting in a turnover. 
  • Referees will call and explain violations. The detail of explanations will vary according to the age group and understanding of the players and should decrease as the season progresses. When possible, referees will advise players of potential violations before the violation occurs. 
  • No three second restriction (lane violation) will be called. However, coaches and referees should encourage offensive movement in and out of the lane area.. 
  • No technical fouls. 
  • Non‐shooting fouls result in the ball being taken out on the side by the offended team. 
  • All shooting fouls result in free throws. 

Player Substitution: 

  • Every child will play at least half of the game. 
  • No child will sit out back‐to‐back quarter halves. 
  • The starting lineup shifts down at least one player every game, allowing every child to be in the starting lineup. 
  • As much as possible, each child will play against someone of equal ability 

NOTE: These rules are subject to change per the discretion of league coordinator.  

4TH/5TH GRADE (JUNIOR) REC BASKETBALL LEAGUE:


Practice is one night per week and games are Saturday mornings at Smoketown Elementary School.
 

Overview for Junior Rec Basketball League:

The junior recreation basketball league extends the fundamentals and game of basketball for boys in 4th and 5th grades. Teams will be divided with a mix of players from both grades and coached by parent volunteers. Practices will take place one night per week and games will be played on Saturday mornings at Smoketown Elementary School Gymnasium. The coaches will work on skill development, game play and game strategy each week during practice. Volunteer referees from the CV High School basketball team will oversee each game and parents are encouraged to cheer for both teams and demonstrate good sportsmanship. 


Rules for Junior Rec Basketball League: 

The game format, rules for game play, and substitution system are designed to provide the best sports experience for every child. Except where the rules unique to CV Youth basketball apply, play is governed by the National Federation of State High School Association's Rules Book (website:www.nfhs.org). 


Game Format for Junior Rec Basketball League: 

  • Games consist of four 10‐minute quarters and a brief halftime. 
  • During each quarter the clock runs continuously stopping only at the middle of each quarter for player substitutions. This allows coaches to line up and match substitutions based on height and ability without using valuable game time. This time should not be treated as a timeout. 
  • One timeout are allowed per half. The time-out may not be carried over to the next half.
  • At the end of each quarter, the team that receives the ball next is based upon the direction of the possession arrow. 
  • Teams switch goals at halftime.

Rules for Play: 

  • Man‐to‐man defense will be played at all times. Zone defenses are not allowed. 
  • Double‐teaming is not allowed. 
  • Defensive players may not guard their opponents in the backcourt. 
  • The offense must purposefully attack the defense in every situation – no stalling. After a warning from the referee, a violation will be called resulting in a turnover. 

NOTE: These rules are subject to change per the discretion of league coordinator.  

7TH/8TH GRADE (MIDDLE) REC BASKETBALL LEAGUE:


Practice is one night per week and games are Saturdays at Smoketown Elementary School.
 

Overview for Middle Rec Basketball League:

The middle recreation basketball league provides the opportunity for boys in 6th, 7th and 8th grades to play the game of basketball and provide physical activity during the winter months. Teams will be divided with a mix of players from both grades and coached by parent volunteers. Practices will take place one night per week and games will be played on Saturdays at Smoketown Elementary School Gymnasium. The coaches will work on skill development, game play and game strategy each week during practice. Volunteer referees from the CV High School basketball team will oversee each game and parents are encouraged to cheer for both teams and demonstrate good sportsmanship. 


Rules for Middle Rec Basketball League: 

The game format, rules for game play, and substitution system are designed to provide the best sports experience for every child. Except where the rules unique to CV Youth basketball apply, play is governed by the National Federation of State High School Association's Rules Book (website:www.nfhs.org). 


Game Format for Middle Rec Basketball League: 

  • Games consist of four 10‐minute quarters and a brief halftime. 
  • During each quarter the clock runs continuously stopping only at the middle of each quarter for player substitutions. This allows coaches to line up and match substitutions based on height and ability without using valuable game time. This time should not be treated as a timeout. 
  • One timeout are allowed per half. The time-out may not be carried over to the next half.
  • At the end of each quarter, the team that receives the ball next is based upon the direction of the possession arrow. 
  • Teams switch goals at halftime.

Rules for Play: 

  • Man‐to‐man defense will be played at all times. Zone defenses are not allowed. 
  • Double‐teaming is not allowed. 
  • Defensive players may not guard their opponents in the backcourt. 
  • The offense must purposefully attack the defense in every situation – no stalling. After a warning from the referee, a violation will be called resulting in a turnover. 

NOTE: These rules are subject to change per the discretion of league coordinator.  

BOYS TRAVEL TEAMS

Conestoga Valley Youth Basketball sanctions 2 Boys Travel Basketball Teams in the L-L League. One for fifth graders and one for 6th graders.

Travel basketball involves competition among other schools from Lancaster/Lebanon County with home games at Fritz Elementary School and away games at the other schools.

Time commitment for travel basketball is 3 activities per week. This could include 3 practices or 2 practices and a game or 2 games and a practice. Games and practices could be evenings and/or weekends.

There is no guarantee for even playing time although travel coaches are encouraged to exceed the league minimum requirements.

The travel season starts in the beginning of November and ends mid-February, depending on playoffs.

There will be tryouts for the travel teams and the teams will usually be limited to 10 players each.

 

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