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What grade levels do you support?

KBA supports boys and girls in 2nd through 6th grade.

When does the season begin and end?

The season will begin the first week of December and end around the 3rd week of February, followed by an end of year tournament.

What levels are available for players? 

Kings offers a competitive team(s) for boys and girls grades 3-6th and recreational teams for grades 2-6th. The number of players registered and overall talent of the kids will determine how many competitive teams will exist for each group.

How does team placement work?  What are the competitive tryouts about?

First off, every player that registers for KBA will make a team.  There are two types of teams - recreational and competitive.  Each grade starting at 3rd generally has one competitive team that plays in a higher level league.  Competitive teams are formed as part of a tryout process after the preseason assessment.  Rec team players are drafted by the team of coaches using Preseason Assessment scores to help establish balanced teams.  The draft occurs shortly before the start of practices.

What is the commitment level when you play for KBA?

Rec Teams - 1 practice a week and one game (either Saturday or Sunday).  Competitive teams - 2 practices per week and 2 games per weekend (typically 1 Saturday and Sunday)

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KBA Assessment TODAY - Important Details

Below is the schedule for KBA Assessment scheduled for next Saturday, September 16th.  All players in 3rd-6th are required to attend their assigned slot listed below.   The assessment is clinic-style session to have the kids perform different basketball drills and game activities.  The primary purpose of the assessment is to assist with the development of the teams across grades.  KBA board members will be in attendance to help direct the sessions. 

Kids from each age/gender group should arrive at Kings High School gym approximately 15 minutes prior to their assigned start time.  Pick up will also be at KHS lobby.  Players should bring a water bottle.  They do not need to bring basketball.

Group Timeslots:

  • 9:00am – 6th Grade Boys
  • 10:00am– 3rd and 4th Grade Girls
  • 11:00am – 5th & 6th Grade Girls
  • 12:00pm– 5th Grade Boys
  • 1:00pm – 4th Grade Boys
  • 2:00pm – 3rd Grade Boys

Please note:  Second graders do NOT come to the 9/16 assessment.  The assessment for this group is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th.  

While it is important that all players attend assessments, we understand that some may have extenuating circumstances.  A makeup session is being considered if necessary.


Changes For the 2023-2024 Season

There are some exciting changes happening for the 2023-2024 Season!

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade girls are no longer being combined into a single group for rec teams.
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys & Girls will be joining the 4-6th grade teams in the CPYBL Instructional League. They will play against other local schools instead of "interleague" play against other Kings teams. This will offer more variety throughout the season and standardized rules for the entire organization.  
  • There will NOT be a competitive team for 2nd grade players. We will do our best to balance out each team for a fun, instructional environment focused on equal playing time and learning the fundamentals of the game. 


Kings Basketball Association (KBA) provides every child in 2nd-6th grade within the Kings Local School District the opportunity to play basketball.

Registrations begin in August of the new school year.  Assessments are completed in September and tryouts are in early October. Practices and games run November through February.


Kings Youth Basketball Sponsors

We are so grateful to the sponsors who support over 400 Kings kids that participate in the program. Please support these sponsors throughout the year to show your appreciation!

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Download the SportsEngine App!

KBA has moved to a new, modern communication and scheduling tool called SportsEngine. 

Download the app to receive updates from your coach, check your schedule, add family members, and other key features.

Check out the SportsEngine section under the Resources tab for more information.

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