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HYA Boys Intramural Basketball

 

News, Notes, and Information:
  • SUB-COORDINATORS NEEDED at Grade level 4 League. - Please contact HYA if interested for a list of responsibilities. Registration fee is partially waived and will be refunded after the start of the season if selected as a sub-coordinator.

  • Registration is held during September/mid October. Players must be a Hempfield School District resident. Intramural Season generally runs from late November through February. Team T-Shirts are provided to each player.
  • Intramural practices and games are held at the Nook Sports Complex on Spooky Nook Road for Grades 5 thru 12.  Activities for Grades 1 thru 4 will be held at a Hempfield School District Gym to be determined.
  • Players are drafted onto teams by coaches or captains in order to make as balanced a program is possible. Evaluation nights are held for all leagues except the 11th/12th grade league. Requests for individual player's to play together or for certain coaches can be made; however, there are no guarantees as the primary selection of players is based on abilities and not requests. Team requests are not permitted.

Intramural Levels:  
  • 1st and 2nd Grade - Introductory clinics teaching basketball fundamentals.  Will use 27.5" basketballs; basket height is 8 ft.
  • 3rd and 4th Grade - Introductory program emphasizing basketball fundamentals. There are no playoffs or team standings in these divisions. 3rd and 4th graders play in separate leagues. Involves one weeknight practice plus a game. Both leagues play with a 28.5" basketball and a basket height of 8 ft. 
  • 5rd/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, 9th/10th Grade - These are combined leagues. Teams will be guided thru practices and games by a head coach and an assistant coach (optional).  At least one practice and a game will take place each week during the season.  Post season playoffs will be held for this league.  Play begins after school teams are selected. Roster spots are limited due to gym availability. Refunds are given to those selected for school teams. School team players are not eligible for HYA.   Those players not selected for the school team will be placed on a team by the sub-coordinator to ensure balance amongst the teams.  Reminder for all players to send an email requesting a spot to be held for him should he not make the school team.  PIAA referees are utilized in this league.
  • 11th thru 12th Grade - Teams will be not be assigned a coach; however, will have a designated captain assigned for communication with the Grade level sub-coordinator.  Sub-coordinator will select a captain for each team and the captains will fill out their teams during the first week of November.  There will be at least one game per week during the season.  Post season playoffs will also be held.  School team players are not eligible for HYA. Those players not selected for the school team will be placed on a team by the sub-coordinator to ensure balance amongst the teams. Reminder for all players to send an email requesting a spot to be held for him should he not make the school team. PIAA referees are utilized in this league.

    NOTE: Players trying out for the school team, prior to October 28th, must email the Intramural Coordinator Fran Lukawski to indicate their desire to play intramurals in not selected for a school team. In your email to the coordinator, please state your name and grade. If you do not make a school team, you will be provided an opportunity to register immediately after the school teams are selected and pay your regular fee. Please note that if your email is sent to the Coordinator after an age program has been shut down due to participant limitations, you will be put on the waiting list with others.

 

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