URA Basketball is open to all Boys and Girls Grade K-12.  URA Basketball is a recreational program – everyone makes a team, no one gets cut.

Registration for the Basketball program generally opens in July.  The season begins in Mid-November, games start in early December and will end just prior to Spring Break.  The season breaks for all school observed holidays.

Players are grouped by Fall school grade.  Time commitment is typically 1 game per week and 1 practice.

Dependent on registration numbers,  we typically have the following divisions (PLEASE NOTE – Girls are welcomed to play in the Boys divisions if preferred):

  • Co-Ed K-1 – Games Saturday Only, no weekday commitment
  • Boys 2-3 – Games Saturday, practice 1x per week
  • Boys 4-5 – Games Friday/Saturday, practice 1x per week
  • Boys 6-7 – Games Saturday
  • Boys 8-9 – Weeknight Games, practice 1x per week
  • Boys 10-12 – Weeknight games, no practices
  • Girls 2-3 – Saturday Games, practice 1x per week
  • Girls 4-5 – Saturday Games, practice 1x per week
  • Girls 6th and up – Saturday Games, practice 1x per week

In the 2013/2014 season, we went over the 800 participant mark for the first time in history!

URA Basketball utilizes youth referees for the Co-Ed and the Boys/Girls 2nd and 3rd grade divisions.  In all other divisions we utilize PIAA certified referees (same referees that are certified to officiate high school and college level basketball).  In fact, if you attend the UHS basketball games, you will occasionally see some of the same refs from URA.  In the younger divisions, referees work hard to not just “call the game” but to instruct the players as to what they may have done.