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Ages / Divisions

Liberty Hill Community Basketball League offers the following age divisions.

NOTE: Based on registration numbers, often a division per grade will be made but follow the same general rules as laid out below. 

For full details on division rules, please see the rules page.

PeeWee Division (1st / 2nd grade)

The PeeWee division is a developmental division meant to be an introduction to the game for first or second year players.  During the season there is a single one hour practice during the week and games on Saturdays. 

As these players are new to the game, and defensive skills will trump offensive skills for a few years still,  the PW division has some special rules in place to help the kids see some success and grow. Some of the special rules are:

  • No defense is allowed outside the three point line. This allows kids to freely bring the ball down the court.
  • Man defense is required and no help or double teaming on defense allowed. To help enforce this, every player on the court will have a colored wrist band on. Players are only allowed to play defense on the player on the other team wearing the same colored wrist they are wearing.
  • During games both teams will provide a coach to help run the game.
  • No score is kept during games. This helps ensure coaches are subbing and running the games in a manner focused on player development and not just on winning.

Jr Division (3rd / 4th grade)

Jr division is a step up from PW. They have a single one hour practice a week with games on Saturday but for the most part they play normal high school basketball rules with a few exceptions. 

  • Man defense is required (no zone allowed).
  • No full court press allowed unless it's in the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter (or overtime periods)  and the score is within 10 points. 
  • Score is kept during games and teams have standings with an end of season tournament. 

Sr Division (5th / 6th grade)

Sr divisions play full high school basketball rules where zone defense and pressing is allowed. 

Practices Times / Game Times

Team practice start times are normally between 5pm and 7pm and will be during the week. We try and hold the earlier practice times for younger divisions.

All teams will have a single one hour practice a week, except for Sr division  teams will a single 2 hour practice a week.

Game times depend on gym schedules but typically can start as early as 8am or start as late as 3pm.

Draft Process

Each draft is ran by the division commissioner. There maybe exceptions to the process laid out below based on the division's needs, but most divisions follow a process similar to this:

  • All players and coaches attend an evaluation. Players will be asked to perform a series of tasks meant to demonstrate that players current skill level to all coaches in the division.
  • Before draft night all coaches should email the division commissioner their top 2 rounds of picks from evaluations. Division commissioner will share with all coaches the agreed upon top 2 round picks. Coaches do not have to pick from that list, but sharing that info helps ensures teams are as even as possible and no one gains from being new to the division or not knowing many of the players. 
  • On draft night, all coaches will come together and pick players using a "snake draft order".   Draft order will be selected at random, typically this is done by pulling a number out of a hat.
  • The children of the head coach and and up to one assistant coach are protected in the sense they will automatically be assigned to their parent's team. The coaches along with the division commissioner will come to an agreement on which round in the draft the coaches's children should be taken.  Coaches's children will be determined up front before the rest of the draft takes place.
  • The draft order used for drafting players will be reversed when it comes to picking practice time and location. 
  • After all players have been picked, and practice nights have been selected,  any player registration notes should be reviewed. If any trades need to happen, it is ideal to do them on draft night before everybody leaves.
  • After the roster and practice time has been selected, head coaches will email their parents to introduce themselves and make sure all parents are aware of practice night and times.