Richardson YMCA Youth Basketball Rules Playing Format Quick View Division/Grade Ball Size Goal Height Free Throw Time Outs Game Length Court Size K-2nd 27.5” 8 Feet 10 Feet 1 Per Half 8-min quarters Half Court 3rd Boys 27.5” 9 Feet 10 Feet 2 Per Half 8-min quarters Full Court
The rims have always been 10-feet high since James Naismith posted 13 rules for a game he called “Basket Ball” in a Springfield, Mass., YMCA gym in 1891. The average height for men during that time, however, was 5-foot-6.
- Regulation size basketball (29.5”) 10 ft. Rim Height If you have any game questions, please call the SLO Parks and Rec Dept. 805-781-7305 Sportsmanship - In case of a one-sided game, pull your high scorers out of the game or/and stop running fast
He hanged them from the running track railing at the YMCA gym in Springfield, Massachusetts, that stood at a height of 10 feet. That is why the standard height of a basketball rim is 10 feet. The hoops can be adjusted by height from 7 to 10 feet, this is the standard basketball rim height for adults or older children.
8-foot rims for 3rd and 4th grades (8 to 10 year olds); 9-foot rims for 5th graders; 10-foot rims for 6th grade and above. Ten feet is what the bulk of the international and American kids shoot at, especially once they get to middle school. In setting the height of the rim, the primarily consideration is teaching kids proper shooting form.
We try our best to accommodate all coach/player requests but we cannot guarantee every request will be made. Schedule requests are only accepted by YMCA Volunteer Coaches. Once rosters and schedules have been published no additional changes may occur. Hoop Height: 10 ft. | Suggested Ball Size: 28.5”. Volunteer Coaches are needed for teams.
Many young basketball players dream of playing like LeBron James, dunking the basketball, throwing alley-oops, swooshing 3-pointers and winning the game on a last-second shot. The problem is, with a short stature and a limited skill set, children can't live out those dreams on a 10-foot basketball rim.
Youth Basketball will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and building skills from age 3 on a 6-foot goal all the way up to a 10-foot goal for ages 8-13. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati YMCA of