SVAA's goal is to create an environment where every child will play and learn the game. No tryouts are required.
SVAA offers basketball for K-12th graders. Over 3,000 play in the winter and spring seasons. K-1st grade is instructional and 2-12th is regulation play. K-2nd grade plays on 8' hoops. SVAA rules require that each player play a minimum of one and one half quarters. Maximum team size is 10 players, no exceptions.
Our winter season (grades K-12) runs from late November through late February. Winter games are played mostly on Saturdays, but Sunday if necessary for grades K-8th and Sundays for grades 9-12th. Winter teams get one 90-minute practice time per week on a week night in an RISD gym (coach will choose). There will be standings and tournaments (grades 2-12).
Detailed information about SVAA basketball rules can be found in the Coaches' Guide.