Recreation League

We are excited to begin our 2021-2022 Rec Girls Basketball League at Oak Mountain Middle School. There are just a few changes from last year that need to be addressed to help make this season go as smoothly as possible.With all of the challenges still somewhat in place with Covid we are limiting parental presence at practices. We are asking that only one parent and no siblings attend our practices this year. We hope you understand. All basketballs will be sanitized after use. Please use only the basketballs we have at OMMS.

Girls will be divided into two divisions: 2nd-4th grades and 5th–6th grades. Practices will be held at OMMS from 7-8 PM for 2nd-4th grades and 8-9 PM for 5th-6th grades on Tuesdays. Due to all the middle school activities, we must schedule around basketball and wrestling matches. Games are held at OMMS on Saturday mornings beginning November 13th, 2021. We will have a seven game schedule.

2nd–4th grade games are played on 9 foot goals and will use a size 27.5" basketball.

5th and 6th grade games are played on 10 foot goals with a size 28.5" basketball.

Evaluations and late registration will be held Tuesday, October 26th at OMMS. The 2nd-4th graders will be evaluated from 7:00-8:00 PM and the 5th-6th graders will be from 8:00-9:00 PM. Evaluation night is an important night to attend, however, if your child can’t attend, please make sure all her paperwork is complete. We are starting our season a couple weeks early so it is important that all paperwork is filled out on or before Evaluation night. We will be ordering T-shirts for their game jersey no later than the Monday after evaluations. If you plan on registering on October 26th, please arrive early. We will be taking registrations beginning 30-45 minutes prior to your evaluation time. Early Registration will be $125 beginning October 1st 2021. Registration on Evaluation night and beyond will be $140. Registration will close November 4th.

Thank you,

Coach Noel

Janine Noel: jnoel@Shelbyed.org

Rules & Guidelines

2nd-4th Grades

  • Games will consist of four 7 minute running quarters using a 27.5" basketball. Clock will stop on freethrows, substitutions and timeouts.
  • Each team will get two time-outs per game.
  • We will use zone defenses for this age group.
  • Defense cannot guard outside the 3 point line.
  • Once a rebound is made by the defense, the other team cannot pressure and must get back on their side of the court.
  • All players must play an equal amount of time. Your weakest player should play as much as your strongest.
  • Games will be played on 9 foot goals with a size 28.5 basketball.

5th-6th Grades

  • Games will be played on 10 foot goals with a size 28.5 basketball.
  • Games will consist of four 6 minute quarters.
  • No full court pressing or half court trapping until the last minute of the game.
  • Teams may play either zone or man defense.
  • Defenses must allow the offense to cross half court.
  • Each team gets 2 timeouts to use at anytime.
  • All players must play an equal amount of time. Your weakest player should play as much as your strongest.