Frequently Asked Questions

  • What ages of children participate in Blacktop Basketball?

    Boys 7-15 and Girls ages 10-13 participate in the league.

  • Where are the games played?

    The league games are played at the 5 basketball courts located in City Park at the intersection of 11th and Penn Streets in Reading, PA.

  • When are league games played?

    Games are played Mondays through Thursdays starting from June 15th.
    Game times are 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm.
    Games are expected to start in a timely fashion.

  • How many players on each team?

    The maximum number of players on a team is 12 and minimum is 10.

  • Are referees provided for the games?

    Yes, most officials are certified PIAA referees.

  • How much does blacktop cost?

    The registration fee for individuals is $40; team entrants cost $50 per participant. This disparity in pricing is designed to encourage individual participants which will be placed on a team.

  • At what age group will my child play?

    The child will play in the age group that corresponds to his or her age on July 1st of the year of the league.

  • Where are sign ups?

    Sign-ups take place at Reading High's Geigle Complex in the lobby of the gymnasium. Sign-ups are May 14th & May 21st from 10 AM to 1 PM.

  • What is the minimum age for a coach?

    The minimum age of a coach is 18.

  • Can a player play on more than one team?

    NO

  • Can players play up in an age group?

    Yes, however, players may not play down.

  • Can I sponsor a team for Blacktop?

    Yes, sponsorship opportunities are available on our Sponsors & Fundraising page.

  • Can I get a new uniform if I lose mine?

    NO, the uniform is your responsibility. If it is lost, the league may not have a replacement.

  • Can a girl play on a boys team?

    Yes

  • What is the rain-out policy?

    Blacktop games are played outside on the courts at City Park. Your coaches and our web site are the means of rainout notifications.

  • How can I volunteer to Help with Blacktop?
  • Where do I get a registration form?

    Registration forms can be obtained on our

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