skip navigation

In-House: Boys & Girls, Grades 3-8

MVBA In-House Basketball

The MVBA In-House Basketball Program provides organized basketball opportunities for Boys & Girls Grades 3-8. In-House Basketball is less competitive with a smaller level of time commitment than Traveling Basketball.

The In-House program is designed to offer a more competitive environment for 3rd through 8th grade boys & girls to play basketball. The purpose of the program is to advance the players’ basketball skills and team play. Boys and girls teams play separately and are organized in three age divisions: 3rd-4th graders, 5th-6th graders, 7th-8th graders.

Teams consist of 8-10 players and are organized by height, geographical location/school affiliation, teammate requests and player skill level. 

Teammate Requests

All teammate requests require a ‘matched request’ on the registration forms. For example, if player A wants to be a teammate of player B, player A must request player B AND player B must request player A on their respective registration forms. Parents, please plan accordingly prior to filling out the registration forms. This MVBA policy simplifies the formation of equally matched teams and allows all players to have the opportunity to play with their friends.

Here are the In-House Program Details:

  • Games are five-on-five with eight (5-Minute) running time periods.
  • Basket height is 9 feet for 3rd and 4th graders and the basketball size is 28.5 inches.
  • Basket height is 10 feet for 5th-8th grade and the basketball size is 28.5 inches for 5th and 6th grade boys and all girls. Boys in 7th and 8th grade use a standard size 29.5 inch ball.
  • Game scores are recorded and league standings are reported.  
  • During half time all players participate in a scored competitive skills challenge.

Coaches are expected to strive for equal playing time in all in-house programs as much as possible. The season consists of one practice and one game per week except during holidays and during MVBA tournament weekends when gyms are not available.


In-House Summary

WHO:  Boys & Girls Grades (3-8) who reside in and/or attend school in the MVHS area.

WHAT: In-House Program is for ongoing basketball and team play development for Boys & Girls Grades 3-8.

REGISTRATION: Registration and payment is available online only. Registration for the 2018-2019 season is open. Participants must be registered prior registration deadline, no exceptions.

WHEN (Practice/Game):  Practice begins in late October and games begin in Mid-November and run through early February, with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. 

One (1-hour) practice per week and one game per week. Exact practice/game dates, times, and locations are available once teams and coaches are selected.

WHEN (TEAM NOTIFICATION):  Coach and Team Selection is complete by Mid-October. If you are interested in coaching, visit our Coaches Corner to start the process.

WHERE:  Practices and games will be held one of the following sites: Turtle Lake, Island Lake, Snail Lake or Chippewa.

HOW MUCH:  In-House registration fee is $175. Registration and payment is online only. The MVBA offers a limited number of Registration Scholarships each year. Get additional scholarship information here.


MVBA Basketball Code of Conduct

Upon registration (during the registration process) all parents and players must electronically sign the MVBA Basketball Code of Conduct. See below for a copy of the MVBA Basketball Code of Conduct: