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WELCOME! HYA Basketball 2023-2024!

HYA Basketball is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing programs and services that inspire youth participation from 1st through 8th grade. The program is run by a Board of Directors and coaching staff along with the assistance of player parents. We are dedicated to the instruction of the game of basketball, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. 
HYA Basketball is open to players from Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook and South Hampton.
For the 2023-2024 season, players in grades 1st -8th are invited to participate. 
Questions can be directed to


Our mission is to teach the great game of basketball in an instructional, enjoyable, team-oriented manner. Our league is for beginning, maturing and experienced skill levels while playing with friends, old and new, in a fun, yet competitive atmosphere!

HYA Basketball is truly a community effort. From our volunteer parent coordinators and coaches to our great sponsors. We are fortunate to have their support and it enables us to help keep local recreational basketball affordable for families. Please be sure to thank them!


2023-2024 SEASON

Important Message - Please Read Below

We are very excited to announce that HYA Basketball will be continuing the format that has made this a successful program for the past 40+ years!  Our 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade leagues will be playing our league games with equal playing time and the traditional "A/B" format.  Our Coed 1st and 2nd grade program for Saturday mornings will be back at Centre School, starting on Saturday, December 2nd.

This wouldn't be possible without the support of the community!  Thanks to the schools of SAU 90 and SAU 21 allowing us to use their gyms and to The Sports Barn for making itself available.   This will ensure that we can host our traditional 1 hour of practice per week and Saturday morning games.

IMPORTANT DATES for 2023-2024 Season

Monday, Sept. 11th:  Registration Opens for Coed 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th players

Friday, Sept. 22nd:  Registration closes

Monday Sept. 25th:  Mandatory Ratings Clinic BOYS @ WHS Gymnasium (details below)

Thursday Sept. 28th:  Mandatory Ratings Clinic GIRLS @ WHS Gymnasium (details below)

There is potential for a 3rd Ratings Clinic on Sunday 10/1 for those who cannot attend due to prior obligations.  This is currently NOT scheduled.  If this cannot be scheduled, players will be evaluated based on previous ratings and registration rating scale.  Players are highly encouraged to attend the weekday clinic.

Wednesday, Oct 11th:  HYA Name-Blind Draft for teams

Week of Nov 13th:  All teams will be practicing. 

**Please note:  Our Coed 1/2 League will not start until Saturday December 2nd

**Please note:  No basketball Wed - Sun of Thanksgiving Weekend

Saturday December 2nd, 2023:  Regular Season Games begin at Hampton Academy, Marston School, Centre School, Lincoln Akerman and The Sports Barn

No basketball over school vacation week December 22nd - January 1st

Season ends after Championship Day, prior to February Vacation.



HYA utilizes a blind draft system to create teams that are as fair as possible to ensure a competitive and fun season. The draft will utilize player ratings from this clinic, as well as ratings that were done at the end of the season past few seasons by coaches and coordinators.  
Following Schedule for MONDAY, September 25th:
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm:  3rd/4th grade BOYS
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm:  5th/6th  grade BOYS
7:00 pm to 8 :00 pm:  7th/8th grade BOYS
Following Schedule for THURSDAY, September 28th:
5:30pm to 6:15 pm:  3rd/4th/5th grade GIRLS
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm:  6th/7th/8th grade GIRLS
There is potential for a 3rd Ratings Clinic on Sunday 10/1 for those who cannot attend due to prior obligations.  This is currently NOT scheduled.  If this cannot be scheduled, players will be evaluated based on previous ratings and registration rating scale.  Players are highly encouraged to attend the weekday clinic.  
Please have your player at the courts 15 minutes prior to the start for check-in.  Make sure they are ready to have FUN.


REGISTRATION: OPENS on Monday September 11th. CLOSES on Friday September 22nd. Click HERE to register! (link not active until Sept 19th!)

Estimated to be $35 - Coed 1st & 2nd program (amount will be finalized before registration opens)

Estimated to be $65 - 3rd through 8th grade for boys and girls programs (amount will be finalized before registration opens) - Thanks to our AMAZING SPONSORS that cut the cost by $35 per player!

Estimated to be $160 - Family Cap (3 siblings or more) (amount will be finalized before registration opens)

  • All registration should be paid online using SportEngine.
  • We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE payment with credit/debit card in the event that payments are refunded due to any issues that arise.

Please Note:

The HYA is doing everything it can to keep cost down.  As always, if price is an issue for your family, please reach out via email ( We have sponsors that have helped make youth sports possible for everyone in our community, and cost should not be a reason to not participate.

Frequently Asked Questions


How is scheduling done?  Do we play teams from other towns?

HYA Basketball is excited to continue its recreational league roots!  HYA teams will play only other HYA teams within their designated league.  For those new to the program, please continue through the FAQs.

Who is coaching?

Coaches are the lifeblood of HYA.  They are the ones that make all of this work!  Teams will still be coached by volunteer parents.  All coaches must complete a background check and go through concussion protocol training.  We need volunteers!  On your registration, be sure to check if you are interested in taking up the challenge and helping to make this program strong for our community!

How are teams selected?

HYA will hold mandatory ratings clinics on Monday September 25th and Thursday September 28th.  A more detailed schedule is on the HYA Basketball home page.  Players will be ranked based on skill level and teams will be determined by a name-blind draft using appropriate software.  All coaches are asked to help in the ratings clinic. This is done in an effort to make teams as even as possible.

Will there be a HYA travel program offered?

YES! separate registration will go out mid-October for travel registrations. Players are required to be registered for HYA Rec in order to participate in HYA Travel.   Those registered for HYA Rec will receive an invitation for HYA Travel tryouts.  

When are the games played?

Rec games are scheduled on Saturdays starting at 8:15 am and will finish by 1 pm.  Games will be played on Saturdays December 2nd, 9th, 16th, January 6th, 13th, 20st, 27th and February 3rd, 10th and 17th.

What is the format for games?

Games are 10-minute quarters with running time except for shooting fouls.  Players will play 2 quarters, either in the 1st & 3rd quarter or the 2nd & 4th quarter.  Teams will follow strict guidelines about playing time based on the "AB Grid" and player ranking.  All of this is done to ensure that all players receive equal playing time and that games are as fun and competitive as possible.

Are there playoffs?  

YES!  Single elimination playoffs at the end of the season.  The 3/4 leagues will have an end-of-season Round Robin.

What about the PreK/K league?

There will be no PreK/K League due to limited gym availability.


WE DO NOT TAKE REQUESTS. Unless for specific medical reasons/physical limitations and coaches looking to work together. Personal requests make rostering difficult for coordinators who aim to please everyone. Please keep in mind that great efforts are made to ensure rosters are properly balanced and that no matter what team your child is placed on we guarantee he or she will have FUN! 

Basic guidelines for properly balanced teams are as follows:

  • Equal amounts of players per teams.
  • 2 or more coaches per team. Coaches will be placed with their child’s team.
  • Equal amount of boys and girls [when applicable].
  • Even amount of players based on age and/or grade. [when applicable].
  • Even amount of players based on skill [when applicable].
  • 2 or more participants from the same town/school will be on same team [when applicable/possible].
  • Siblings [when applicable] will be placed on the same team.


Families with 3 or more players participating are capped at $160 In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time. On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to “Register Another Player” - please click on this link to ensure that all of your family’s players are registered within the same order. Failure to do so will result in improper processing of the family discount rate in the system.


The success of the HYA Basketball is dependent on our parent volunteer coaches. We look to provide one Head Coach and one or more Assistant Coaches per team. No experience is needed as we will provide you with all the tools necessary to help guide our young players. Above all else - ENTHUSIASM - is all a good coach needs to be productive. If interested, please indicate so when the registration asks. We value our coaches highly and are grateful year in and year out for their time and dedication.  Thanks in advance.


HYA Basketball

Hampton Youth Association - P.O. Box 81, Hampton, NH 03843

Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit