If you have questions pertaining
to PSO Basketball that are not listed here,
please email your question to Gail Mixon at
How do we register a team in the Basketball
To register as a team, the coach needs to register online
through the coach registration link, submit a volunteer background check
and submit a team roster to PSO before the registration deadline.
Team rosters can be emailed to Gail Mixon at
faxed to Gail Mixon at 972-820-5200. Also, each player needs to register
individually through the player registration link and select the
team name and coach
during the registration process. If the team name and coach are
not listed in the drop-down box, select "Unassigned" and type the team
information in the appropriate box. Click
HERE for more registration details.
Do you have to already be on a team to register
for the PSO Basketball League?
No. You can register online and select "unassigned" as
your team. We will make every effort to place you on an existing
team or we will form a new team from the group of unassigned players.
If a team cannot be found you will be given a full refund.
How can I make sure that my
child and his friend are on the same team?
The only way to guarantee that your child and his or her friend
are on the same team is to form a team with a coach. If you need
additional players we will work with you from the list of players that
sign up without a team. Outside of this method we cannot guarantee
players being placed together on a team. However, during
registration you can select "Unassigned" as the team choice and then in
the box provided to write in a team you can type in "Would like to play
with..." and then the name of the friend. We will do our best to
place them together but there are no guarantees.
How often do teams practice?
Each team is scheduled for a one-hour practice in our facility.
By rule, teams are allowed to practice one other time during the week
but they must find their own location outside of our facilities.
When the weather is good, some coaches have a practice on a local
outdoor court. The extra practice is at the discretion of each
What day and time are the
Coaches sign up for a practice day and
time that fits their schedule. Most practices are on Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday. Some practices are held on Friday and Sunday afternoons.
Weekday practices usually begin at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30. Sunday practices
usually begin at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30.
How long are practices?
Practices are one hour in length with a
devotion before, after or during the practice.
Will we play on regulation goals?
PSO basketball is a progressive league. Pre-K through 2nd
grade will play cross court games on lower portable goals. 3rd
Grade Boys and 3rd-4th Grade Girls will play full court on 9 foot goals.
All other grades will play on 10 foot goals. See below for more specific details
and/or you can find more details in our rules by clicking
1. The Pre-K Boys and the PreK-Kindergarten Girls
Divisions play at the lowest setting (about 6'6")
2. The Kindergarten Boys Division uses the first
notch on our goals (about 7'4")
3. The 1st Grade Boys and 1st-2nd Grade Girls
Divisions use the 2nd notch (about 7'9")
4. The 2nd Grade Boys Division uses the 3rd notch
on our goals (about 8'3")
5. 3rd – 4th Grade Girls and 3rd Grade Boys use
6. All other divisions use 10' goals.
What size ball do we use?
Ball size is specified in the basketball rules. We have
also listed that information here:
1. The Pre-K and Kindergarten Divisions use the
2. The 1st - 6th Grade Girls Divisions and the
1st - 5th Grade Boys Divisions use the 28.5” ball.
This is the women’s
3. The 6th Grade Boys will use the men’s
regulation size ball.
Will the teams be allowed to press during the games?
No pressing is allowed in Pre-K through 2nd Grade. 3rd-4th Grade Girls and Boys can only press during the 4th quarter.
5th Grade Boys can only press in the 2nd half. 5th-6th Grade
Girls and 6th Grade Boys can press during the whole game. However, under no
circumstances is pressing allowed when a team leads by 20 points or more.
When is the coaches meeting and is it mandatory?
All coaches are required to attend ONE of the coaches' meetings.
The coaches' meetings are listed on the Key Dates page.
Will you provide any type of coaches training?
Yes, in November we
hope to be offering a free coaching clinic at the Sports
& Fitness Center that will include on court demonstrations. The
specific date and time will be posted on the Key Dates page.
Will all of the games be played at PSO?
No. Some games will be played at the Prestonwood Christian Academy
Field House gym and there may be 1 or 2 of your games scheduled at gyms that are within 5
minutes of PSO. Game locations depend on the size of our league.
We are also wanting to expand to our North Campus in Prosper and our
Dallas campus. If
we have enough teams in those areas, there is a
possibility of playing some games near their locations. We will need help
coordinating that effort. If you are interested in helping with
the North and Dallas Campus basketball expansion, please email Brad Freeman at
Also, we are looking to expand into the inner city through Bridge
Builders. We may ask some teams to play one game at a gym in inner
When will the games be played?
70% of the games will be played on Saturday; 20% on Friday night and 10%
on Sunday afternoon if needed. We try to play all of our NCAA
Division (PreK-2nd Grade) games on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:00
AM. Our NBA Division (3rd-6th Grade) games will be played on
Saturday afternoons and when needed on Friday nights and Sunday