The Hollister National Junior Basketball (NJB) league is accepting registration for boys and girls from third through eighth grades. The upcoming 2014-15 season will be the local league’s 14th as a chapter.
Walk-in sign-ups will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 7-8 p.m. at the Dunne Park Clubhouse and mail-in registration is available by sending a player application and registration fee to the address on the application prior to Oct. 3.
http://hollister-njb.rsportz.com/For a player application, evaluation schedule or coaching application, click here.
Hollister NJB Chapter offers three divisions for boys and three divisions for girls.
Division 1 is for 7th and 8th graders.
Division 2 is for 5th and 6th graders.
Division 3 is for 3rd and 4th graders.
NJB division games feature five, eight-minute periods with a running clock played on 10-foot baskets. The first four periods are equal playing time periods. Each player will play two full periods.The fifth period is open substitution, and the coach can play any of the ten players on the team.
Division Three (D3 for 3rd/4th grades)
• Free throws are shot from ten feet
• Boys and girls play with a 27.5 inch basketball.
• Game begins with each player shooting a free throw with points counting toward the score of the game. This rule teaches players that free throws are very important.
• Transition rule to encourage teamwork where the player rebounding the ball must pass to another player before crossing the half court line.
• No full court press until the last two minutes of the fifth quarter.
Division Two (D2 for 5th/6th grades)
• Free throws are shot from 12 feet
• Boys and girls play with a 28.5 inch (women’s) basketball.
• Teams are required to play man-to-man (1 on 1) defense in the first half forcing players to learn how to guard their opponents. No free throw shots at the beginning of the game.
• Half court press is allowed the entire game with full court press in the fifth quarter.
Division One (D1 for 7th/8th grades)
• Free throws are shot from 15 feet.
• Boys play with 29.5 inch (high school) ball, girls play with 28.5 inch women’s basketball • Still required to play man-to-man (1-on-1) defense in first half.
• Full court press is allowed the entire game.