By Brian Kendall. Many young basketball players dream of playing like LeBron James, dunking the basketball, throwing alley-oops, swooshing 3-pointers and winning the game on a last-second shot. The problem is, with a short stature and a limited skill set, children can't live out those dreams on a 10-foot basketball rim. In fact, many children younger than 10 lack the strength required to propel a regulation-sized basketball to a rim that's so high.
Basketball Hoop Height for 8, 9, and 10-year-old Kids. The official recommendation stands for precisely 8 feet. We think you could go for about 6 inches up or down, but not more. The reason for this is that when the hoop is too high for them to shoot, they can’t: Hold their elbows upright. Keep eyes on the point. Keep balance.
The recommended heights for basketball goals are the same for male and female. For professional basketball all the way down to 6th grade the goal is 10-feet. For 5th grade, the goal should be placed at 9-feet. And for the 3rd and 4th grade(8 to 10 years-old) 8-foot rims. Lastly 6-foot rims for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades.
Age 5 To 7 (Kindergarten To 2nd Grade): 6 – 7 Feet. For children in this age group, use the lowest setting available on the basketball hoop which should be around 6 – 7 feet. The main goal is to let the kid accustom to the sport so no need to do anything complex yet. Age 8 To 9 (3rd Grade To 4th Grade): 8 Feet.
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Measuring for the correct regulation basketball goal height is straightforward: the top of the rim should be set 10' above the playing surface. The 10' rim height measurement should not be confused with the top of the backboard or the bottom of the net.
Height (Rim): 10’ | 3.05 m to court Net Length: 15”-18” | 38.1-45.7 cm below rim Basketball to Rim Ratio: Compared to the clear area of the basketball rim, a regulation basketball is 27% of the size of the opening.
The standard height for a basket is 10 feet, which on my calculator converts to 3.048 metres - near enough to three metres for a backyard set up, I'd suggest. From observation, and one of the actual responses, it seems that in SA - it's possibly different in other states - only U10s use a lower lower basket height, which used to be 8'6" - 2.59 metres.
The height of NBA basketball hoop is 10 feet. When James Naismith, the guy credited with inventing the game of hoops, drafted the first-ever rules of the game, he set the height of the basketball rim as 10 feet. Many, many years later (over 125 years), the hoop height has remained unchanged.