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The Bloomington Athletic Association offer Boys’ Basketball for youth in 2nd grade through 12th with a season of January to March. A typical season consists of Player and Coach Clinics, pre-season practices, an exhibition game, 8-12 regular season games, with 2 or 3 additional practices during the season, depending on the grade level. The program concludes an end-of-season     tournament in mid-March. 
 
Players are grouped according to grade level from 2nd grade to 8th, with 9th and 10th graders playing in the Bantam division, and 11th and 12th graders in the High School division. The sport fee is $105 for 2nd grade to 6th, and $115 for upper grades. Each group will play two games or practices per week on consistent days, but no Wednesday activities are scheduled. Additional program highlights are below.
 

 
LEAGUE
PLAYING NIGHTS
SCHEDULE
STANDING
TOURNAMENT
2nd/3rd GRADE
Monday / Friday
Schedule
 
Standings
Tournament
4th GRADE
Monday / Friday
Schedule
 
Standings
Tournament
5th - 6th GRADE
Tuesday / Thursday /Saturday
Schedule 
Standings
Tournament
7th -8th GRADE
Monday and Friday
Schedule
Standings
Tournament
HIGH SCHOOL 
Thursday / Sunday
Schedule
 
Standings
Tournament
 
If you are unsure if your game is going to be played,
check the weather page. The Bloomington Schools RARELY close for weather. Use common sense.
 
Grade Level Division Program Overviews
 
Each grade level will have paid Referees and volunteer Parents as scorekeepers, timekeepers, and hall monitors. Standings will be maintained and published on this web site, with the season concluding with a year-end tournament. There will usually be two games or practices per week, but none on Wednesday nights. Player substitutions are scheduled for mid-quarter of each period to ensure that all Players have approximately the same amount of court time.
 
Mini-Mites League is open to boys and girls grades Kindergarten (K) through Two(2).  Standings are NOT recorded and there will NOT be a season ending tournament.  There will be "Basket Coaches" and each evening they will be focused on 45 minutes (K-1) and 70 minutes (3-4) of drill instruction, basic skill development, and FUN competition centered around passing, dribbling, shooting, layups, correct defensive stances, speed & agility for footwork, etc.  Our emphasis at this level is to get the Bloomington girls and boys ready to go to higher levels of 5 on 5 play at the Cub, Midget & Bantam levels, and even prepare them for Kennedy & Jefferson high school competition.  The season runs October through December.  See Girls Basketball page for important dates and contact information.
 
2nd/3rd Grade Division
The Third Grade program emphasizes skills development as well as playing skills. Each team completes a series of skills drills before the game. Each team is awarded points for each drill with a total of five drills. The teams play four 6 minute quarters with the team with the most points at the end of each quarter getting 4 points. In the event of a tie, each team will receive 2 points. Each quarter is starts with a 0 - 0 score. The team with the most accumulated points gets 4 points. A total of 40 points are possible. These points are used to determine the final game score and the winner of the game.
 
4th Grade Division
The Fourth Grade program emphasizes skills development as well as playing skills. Each team completes a series of skills drills before the game. Each team is awarded points for each drill with a total of five drills. The teams play four 6 minute quarters with the team with the most points at the end of each quarter getting 4 points. In the event of a tie, each team will receive 2 points. Each quarter is starts with a 0 - 0 score. The team with the most accumulated points gets 4 points. A total of 40 points are possible. These points are used to determine the final game score and the winner of the game.
 
5th Grade Division
The Fifth Grade Program is the first year of playing complete games. A game consists of 4 six-minute quarters, using stop time. 
 
6th Grade Division
The Sixth grade games consist of 4 ten-minute quarters, using running time, except for the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter which is stop time.
 
7th Grade Division
The Seventh grade games consist of 4 ten-minute quarters, using running time, except for the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter which is stop time.
 
8th Grade Division
The Eighth grade games consist of 4 ten-minute quarters, using running time, except for the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter which is stop time.
 
Bantam Division
The Bantam basketball league is for 9th & 10th graders, with games having 4 ten-minute quarters using running time, except for the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter which is stop time.
 
High School Division
The High School basketball league is for 11th & 12th graders, with games having 4 ten-minute quarters, using minutes running time, except for the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter which is stop time.