Youth 5v5 Leagues

League Overview

Summer Youth 5v5 Leagues

The 3rd Annual Westchester Summer League registration is open! Registration is made by full-team registrations. Summer leagues are game-only leagues with games 1x games per week. Summer League is an excellent way for school, club, and travel teams or players to stay in basketball shape and compete this summer. If you are an individual looking to participate, please reach out to to find a potential team placement. Register by May 26th to save and guarantee a spot! Capacity is limited!

Rosters & Registration

  • Team Entry Registrations: Register as a complete team of 8-10 players. 
  • Individual Registration: Please reach out to to find a potential team placement


  • Schedules will be initially communicated by email and made available on TourneyMachine. We strongly recommend all players in the league download the Tourney Machine app to stay up-to-date with league game times, messages, scores, standings, and bracket play. 


League Rules


  • 14-minute halves (stop clock) for grades 3-6th
  • 16-minute halves (stop clock) for grades 7th –  HS 
  • The clock will run in the 2nd half anytime the lead is over 20 points. Once under 20 points, stop time resumes.
  • 2-minute halftime.


  • Overtime will be 2 minutes with stop time. After two overtime, the first team to score 3 points wins the game. In overtime, both teams get ONE timeout (no carryover).


  • Each team gets 3 timeouts per game (45 seconds). Teams will get ONE timeout in overtime. (Timeouts will NOT carry over)


  • On the 10th foul in each half, the opposing team will shoot 1 and 1. On the 12th and each additional foul, the opposing team will shoot 2 free throws. 2 free throws are shot for a technical foul.
  • Players are disqualified after five fouls.


  • We ask that all teams are respectful of other teams, players, coaches, and referees. We will not tolerate any arguing, fighting, or any form of altercation. 
  • Players/Fans ejected for violating the spirit of the game will be required to leave the premises and will not be allowed to return to the competition. Individuals may also be suspended for the next game. Any Fighting and/or threatening behavior towards referees or other players will not be tolerated and will result in suspension/dismissal from the league.
  • Gametime requires all players to follow the code of conduct:
    • Practice good sportsmanship and encourage it from fellow players.
    • Refrain from using violence, unfriendly language, or insults.
    • Obey the rules of the game and accept the decisions of the game officials.
    • Show respect for my peers, whether teammates or opponents

Playing Rules:

Grades 3/4th 

  • Pressing is not allowed until the second half . If the lead goes to over 10 points, you are then not allowed to press.
  • Pressing must be man to man. NO trapping
  • If the lead surpasses 20 points, the clock will run, and if it falls back under, the clock will stop.
  • Must play Man to Man defense, No ZONE defense allowed until the 2nd Half. This includes NO Zone trapping.
  • Please use Sportsmanship in common sense with regard to pressing/trapping younger age players. We want to continue to emphasize the development of these athletes.

Grades 5/6 – High School 

  • Pressing is allowed up until 20-point lead. If the lead goes above 20, you are then NOT allowed to press.
  • If the lead surpasses 20 points the clock will run, and if it falls back under the clock will stop.
  • Man to Man & Zone Defense both allowed
  • Please use sportsmanship in common sense with regard to pressing/trapping younger players.
  • Players are allowed to play for multiple teams as long as they are in different divisions. Players can NOT play on multiple teams in same division. The rostered teams are what should be put into the scorebook prior to game. Any teams that have a kid that is not rostered playing are subject to forfeiting that particular game. 

Coach Rules:

  • Maximum of two coaches on the bench at all times.
  • If you are given two technical fouls and kicked out of the game, you are subject to suspension for your next league game.


Tie Breakers
  • Tiebreaker #1: Winning Percentage (Highest winning percentage)
  • Tiebreaker #2: Head-To-Head 
  • Tiebreaker #3: Point Differential – Caps at 20/per game.
  • Tiebreaker #4:  Points Allowed 
  • Tiebreaker #5: Points Scored
  • Playoffs, consolation games, and championships will occur during the season’s last two weeks of the season.
  • Bracket play is a single-elimination format. The number of teams in bracket play depends on the number of teams in each division. Check Tourney Machine for your bracket schedule.