Elementary Basketball Program

Athletic Directors from Sunbury Christian Academy, Northumberland Christian School, Juniata Mennonite School, New Covenant Academy and Columbia County Christian School have established an elementary basketball program for boys and girls in 4th through 6th grades. While this developmental league is competitive, the primary goal is for students to have fun while learning the basic skills of basketball.

The season runs for 6 weeks with tentative start dates at the beginning of March. Games are held Tuesday nights and practice times and dates are set by each individual school. Games consist of (4) 8 minute quarters with a running clock.  As this is a developmental league, every player must play at least one full quarter each game.

Additional game details are as follows:

The game clock stops at the 4:00 mark of each quarter for a mandatory 30 seconds for substitutions. No time-outs are given. Non-shooting fouls will result in retaining possession. Shooting fouls will result in the fouled team receiving 1 point and retaining possession. Non shooting fouls in the final minute of the 4th quarter will receive 1 point and the basketball out-of-bounds on the sideline. Full-court pressing is not permitted.