MYBL League Rules

The Knott County Sportsplex is proud to be the home of Mountain Youth Basketball League. The league is open to boys and girls teams. We have no geographical boundaries for accepting teams. We are thrilled to host our local teams from Knott, Perry, Letcher, Floyd, Leslie, Magoffin, and Breathitt counties but if you live outside of those counties you are more than welcome to participate in our league as well. We strongly encourage all school teams to participate as we offer great competition from areas other than your home county, however there is no restriction on how teams are comprised. If you have an AAU team or just a group of kids that want to play basketball we would love to have your team in the league.


  • Kindergarten to 2nd Grade (Boys and Girls Combined)
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Boys
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Girls
  • 5th and 6th Grade Boys
  • 5th and 6th Grade Girls
  • 7th and 8th Grade Boys
  • 7th and 8th Grade Girls

General Rules

  • Games will consist of 2 20 minute halves
  • The clock will run continuously with the exception of time outs during the first 18 minutes of each half
  • The clock will start and stop as normal during the final 2 minutes of each half
  • There will be a fee of $10 per player to provide insurance for them (Coaches are responsible for turning in all fees with their roster)
  • Rosters and insurance fees must be turned in before any player is eligible to play
  • Teams should have uniforms with numbers (T-Shirts are OK, teams simply need to be indentifiable by shirts or jerseys)
  • Basketballs will be supplied by the Sportsplex, please do not bring any other basketballs into the Sportsplex
  • The Home team is responsible for providing an official scorer
  • The Visiting team is responsible for providing an official time keeper
  • Both coaches should verify the final score with the Director after their game ends
  • If your team is unable to play on a scheduled night you must notify us 24 hours in advance so we can schedule your team off that week
  • Any team that doesn’t show up for a game without calling or does not provide 24 hour notice for cancellations for two consecutive weeks will be removed from the schedule

Player Eligibility

  • Division requirements are used to insure the safety of our players and create an equal playing field
  • No player will be permitted to play for multiple teams within the same division
  • It is our goal to provide a safe environment for children to play while also allowing each and every child to develop and learn the game at his or her own pace

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

  • Goal: 8′
  • Ball: 27.5″
  • No backcourt defense at any time
  • Players shoot free throws from the white line in front of the free throw line
  • Coaches have the option of shooting free throws or taking the ball out of bounds

3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls

  • Goal: 8′
  • Ball: 28.5″
  • Backcourt defense will only be allowed in the last 5 minutes of each half
  • Coaches have the option of shooting free throws from the free throw line or taking the ball out of bounds
  • Coaches have the option of raising their goal depending on their team’s skill level

5th and 6th Grade Boys and Girls, 7th and 8th Grade Girls

  • Goal: 10′
  • Ball: 28.5″

7th and 8th Grade Boys

  • Goal: 10′
  • Ball: 29.5″
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