Sven Erikson shows you how to change the height on a basketball hoop, with some tips for the heights as well
Basketball Hoop Height for 11-year-olds (5th grade) The hoop height can be elevated up to 9 feet, but don’t stress about it; only one more year until they shoot on a real thing. Since sport after these years can get more serious, we like to start introducing more complicated warm-up drills. These are still fun basketball drills, just a bit harder.
Ages 11+ (Grade: 6th+): 10 Feet [Regulation Height] Has the Height of a Basketball Hoop Ever Changed? Never. Ever since James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 the height of 10 feet has always been used. Over 120 years later the NBA and FIBA still uphold 10 feet as the universal height of basketball.
Basketball Hoop Height Adjustment Mechanisms. Nearly every basketball hoop manufacturer has a height adjustment mechanism of some sort. These height adjustment mechanisms can be as simple as a turn crank, or as complicated as a pneumatic piston lift.
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. How the height was arrived at?
4- Suitable Basketball Hoop Height for the players of age 14+. We have finally reached the age where the players can start playing basketball professionally. Yes, you can now adjust your basketball hoop to 10ft height and show your exceptional skills to anyone.
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.
Since about 1987 to the present, it’s been about 6-foot-7. That means that players today have a much easier time playing above the rim. Legendary basketball coach Pete Newell suggested in a 2013 New York Times Op-Ed that the NCAA and NBA raise their hoops to 11 feet.