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In House Basketball Program Information

The CBA In-House Basketball Program provides organized basketball opportunities for Boys & Girls Grades 2-8.

In-House Basketball is less competitive with a smaller level of time commitment than Traveling Basketball.

Our In-House program is designed to offer a fun environment for 2nd through 8th grade boys & girls to play basketball. The purpose of the program is to advance the players’ basketball skills and team play. Boys and girls teams play separately and are organized in three age divisions:

Boys: 2nd-3rd graders, 4th-5th graders, 6th-7th-8th graders.
Girls: 2nd-3rd graders, 4th-5th-6th graders, 7th-8th graders

Teams are formed in October consisting of 8-10 players. Players are organized by height, geographical location/school affiliation, and player skill level.  Due to the numbers of players in the program, buddy requests are not accepted. 

Coaches are expected to strive for equal playing time in all in-house programs as much as possible. The season consists of one practice and one game per week except during holidays and during CBA tournament weekends when gyms are not available.

Additional In-House Program Details:

  • Games are five-on-five with eight (5-Minute) running time periods.
  • Majority of games are held at Centennial Middle School on Saturdays with an occasional Sunday.
  • Practices are held Sunday afternoons - locations will vary.
  • Basket height is 9 feet for 2nd-3rd graders and the basketball size is 27.5 inches.
  • Basket height is 10 feet for 4th-8th graders and the basketball size is 28.5 inches for 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys and all girls. Boys in 7th and 8th grade use a standard size 29.5 inch ball.
  • Game scores are recorded.  
  • During half time all 2nd and 3rd graders participate in a scored competitive skills challenge.
  • The In-House tournament is held at the end of January with all teams guaranteed 3 games

Practice and Game Information

  • Practices start in November
    • Practices on Sunday afternoons

    • Practice locations vary.
      BHE - Blue Heron Elementary
      RLE - Rice Lake Elementary
      CMS - Centennial Middle School

      GLE - Golden Lake Elementary
      CVE - Centerville Elementary

      CTE - Centennial Elementary

  • ​Games

    • 8 games plus tournament

    • Most games on Saturday mornings with occassional Sundays

    • Most games at Centennial Middle School, with exception for season ending tournament

Tournament Information

  • Season Ending In-House Tournament are held during the end of January. Tentative 2020 Tournament: January 25th and 26th, 2020
  • All teams guaranteed 3 games
  • Games held at Centennial Middle School and Centennial High School West Gyms
  • Season ending Celebration held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:30pm at Centennial High School West Gym.  This is for players, coaches and parents


Community Lifetime Achievement Award

Every year during the In-House Celebration CBA recognizes senior students with a Community Lifetime Achievement Award. Requirements are:

  • Participation in CBA program at the youth level (if possible).
  • Minimum one year of volunteer coaching in CBA program while in high school.
  • Four years of continuous volunteer involvement with the CBA. This includes scoring/timekeeping for CBA tournaments. (High school students who transfer to Centennial High School must have two or more year of volunteer involvement in the CBA. Does not include paid positions (e.g., referee).

2020 Community Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Carsen Johnson, Laynie Hofmann, Will Halbur, Hailey Herzig, Rommy Facente, Megan Grant, Nolan Summerfield, Grace Johnson
Not Pictured: Noah Larson, Zach Osmek


Jon Nystrom Memorial Sportsmanship Award

This award is given annually during the In-House Celebration to one girl and one boy in grades 4-8 participating in the CBA In-House program. It honors the memory of long-time In-House Coordinator, Jon Nystrom, who passed away from cancer in 2015. Players will be nominated in writing by coaches.  The award is based on the regular season, practice and games. The winners will be chosen by a committee made up of the In-House Director, In-House Coordinator and the CBA Executive Board. 

Criteria: The player will exhibit an extraordinary level of sportsmanship. This means: in practice - listening intently and always doing as the coach asks, helping the coach with set up/pick up, helping teammates with skills, helping others to improve by sharing the ball. In games - following the coaches' instructions, being respectful to referees, always hustling back on defense, treating opposing players with courtesy, helping others up off the floor, being humble in victory and gracious in defeat.  The player maintains a positive attitude no matter the situation and looks to make the game fun and enjoyable for all those around him/her.  It is not expected that every team will have a nomination.  Only truly exceptional players should be considered.

2020 Jon Nystrom Memorial Sportsmanship Award Recipients

Mandy Gooder and Colton Lange with Past President Kirk Gallup,  CBA Vice President Shelly Namyst, and current CBA President Shawn Lee

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