Originally Posted by Euroball5
So i was wondering a couple things about basketball in america and i couldn't find the answers with google so i thought i'd ask here.
how long is basketball season(including practices)?
How many practices a week for aau , high school ,and college ball and how long do they last?
how much weightlifting a week?
And could someone explain to me how high school basketball works?(like how do they decide which team plays against which team)
i know you cant give me exact answers but just give me an average
speaking from my experience
1. High School - November- March, then AAU March- end of July ( if I remember correctly)
2. AAU practice varies on your team. I believe when I played we had practice 2-3 times a week. In high school we had practice every weekday assuming there is no game and sometimes on saturday. so anywhere from 3-6 times a week. Practices were about 2 hours long.
3. Before/After the season we had weight lifting/conditioning 3 times a week ( every other day) for high school. In season like 1 time a week.
4. The Athletic Director at your high school I believe schedules the game and in season tournaments. The conference my high school was in we played about 20-25 games a season. However, a lot of big time prep high school like say Oak Hill Academy play about 40-50 games a season. The better your school is the tougher the Athletic Director will try to schedule tougher out of conference teams. That's why a lot of times you see #2 team in the country going up against the #7 team in the country.