Havertown Hoops Rules

Official Havertown Hoops Rules

Commissioner: Chris Rodgers

Assistant Commissioner: Staci Gillespie

2nd-4th Grade Commissioner: Mike DePrince


Youth basketball rules differ from official regulations used in high, college, and pro leagues. All rules not covered by this supplement shall be governed by current PIAA rules/regulations in our leagues.

Current PIAA Basketball Rules

The main goal of youth leagues is teaching basic fundamental skills to beginners. The emphasis is not on winning, but on learning. As you look through the rules, you'll see this philosophy reflected.

Basketball rules for kids tend to favor the offense. They help create an environment that allows young ball handlers to experience success and build confidence.

Here's a rationale for the pressing rule:

  • To expose and prepare young players with the knowledge of how to run and break a press in their future seasons.
  • Extending the team's lead and "blowing the other team out" is not the intention.
  • It allows every team a chance to get back in the game.

Mens Basketball League Rules

Commissioner: Chris Rodgers

We offer separate A and B leagues for men. Teams play once per week on Thursdays between 7-10pm.

  • Spring League
  • Fall League
  • Team Registration

Adult Softball League Rules (Co-ed)

Official Adult Co-ed Softball League Rules

Commissioner: Kirsten Taylor

Games are played on Mondays & Wednesdays from mid-May through the end of July. Every team must have 3 females to play. Games are played in Havertown.

  • 18+
  • Team Registration

Adult Volleyball League Rules (Co-ed)

Official Adult Co-ed Volleyball Rules

Commissioner: Chris Rodgers

6v6 Co-ed volleyball league for players of all ages and abilities. Matches are played on Sunday afternoons.

  • 18+
  • Team Registration
  • Two (2) women always on the court