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Q: When are registrations?
A: Usually the 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th Wednesday of September.

Q: What kind of league is this?
A: Paxton is a fundamental coed basketball league. Teams play other in-house Paxton teams and no travel outside of Lower Paxton Township will be necessary unless your child participates on the 6th, 7th, 8th grade travel teams.

Q: What type of rules are there?
A: You can view the Pony and Midget rules here.

Q: How much time is each child guaranteed to play?
A: Every player in the Paxton League is guaranteed a minimum of one half for Pony level and one and one half quarters for the Midget level.

Q: What are the ages?
A: Players must be in grades kindergarten-8th, when the season begins.

Q: What are the playing levels?
A: Skillbuilders are grades kindergarten and 1st graders with 4 games played.  2nd thru 5th play on the Pony level and 6th thru 8th play on the Midget level.

Q: How long does the season run?
A: The season starts in November and will run thru February with playoffs ending early March.

Q: Is their a fundraiser program?
A: Yes. Paxton Basketball has a mandatory fundraiser that each player on the pony and midget level has to sell a required 8 raffle tickets for $5.00 a piece. Raffle tickets are for various prizes like gift cards and a TV.

Q: What else does Paxton Basketball have to offer?
A: The league has no standings and all teams make an end of the year tournament which determines the league champion. At the end of the season, all players receive an award and keep their T-Shirts. Older players in grades 6th-8th can have the option of playing on the travel teams which participate in the Mechanicsburg Recreational League on the weekends.