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High School Rec Basketball

NOTE: See the email below for answers to many of our most popular questions

Our High School program is VERY popular with new and returning players! See the email below for details.

SIAA offers two HS divisions: 9/10 and 11/12
Games begin in January, and are played on Saturdays AND Sundays through January and February
Teams do not hold practices, but play games with licensed HS officials
Teams coach themselves, using a "clear the bench" policy to ensure equitable playing time
(buzzer every 4 minutes; anyone sitting must go in & substitution continues this way until last two minutes, when free substitution is allowed)

Playoffs are typically held the last weekend in February or first weekend in March, and include an exciting Three Point ShootOut Competition!

Rules are posted under the Basketball tab. We follow regular NFHS rules, with a few slight changes for rec ball.
Click to view the SIAA HS Rec Rule Addendum

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: SIAA High School Basketball Clarification
Date: Tue, October 31, 2017 9:59 pm

Hello High School players and families, we're excited about the new season coming up! 
We've received more HS questions than usual, so to clarify:

1. We need a new High School Basketball Commissioner, since our former commissioner's son graduated. If you or someone you know would be willing to take on this role, please let us know ASAP. Two parents could consider sharing the duties as Co-Commissioner, or even have separate 9/10 and 11/12 grade commissioners. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. There are paid officials to answer basketball questions. ;)

2. Yes, there's already a wait list for 9/10 Grade. We're excited about the continued growth, but cannot add more teams until we confirm additional gym time to accommodate extra games. We'll know more once the LNHS team sets their Saturday practice schedule. 

Our 11/12 Grade division does have room for a few more players - please tell your friends!

3. SIAA is a recreational league, and as such, we do not admit full teams without making sure there's an even balance of talent throughout the division. While we are happy to try to accommodate a few friends playing together, SIAA's primary goal is to create even teams, as we've done since we began in 1995. This way, every team has an equal chance of winning every game. 

Teams will be determined in December, after a HS Skills Session (date TBD). Players who attend will have some input into the process.

Hopefully it will work out to honor most team requests, but please understand that there are no guarantees. It's simply not fair - or safe, or fun - to allow full teams of experienced, talented boys to play against a team of inexperienced players who may be trying the sport for the first time. There needs to be some flexibility on teams, to be able to include boys that are new to our area. A mix works best for everyone, and we trust our commissioners and players will do this fairly. 

So yes, some teams may be able to stay together . . . just as long as there's a clear mix of talent levels on that team. It's pretty obvious to everyone when this is NOT observed, so we'll all do our best to avoid it. 

4. It's going to be a great season!

Thank you for registering with SIAA,
Your SIAA Basketball Board

Meeting/Skills/Draft Sessions
at Lake Norman High School

Date/Times to be determined (typically mid-December)

All players are encouraged to attend, to help form balanced teams.

Parent information will be given at the start of each session, followed by informal skills &/or scrimmages.

Team assignments will be posted online before Christmas break.
Games run each Saturday and Sunday, January-February.

Parents, if you can help run skills and/or help with team placement, please contact [email protected]

We also need sponsors! Please register your son online at before the session, so we make sure every team has at least one sponsor. More details are posted under the Sponsor tab on our website.

Thank you!


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