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Halo Hoops Winter League

Come join Wilmington’s largest and most popular youth basketball league!  Over 2200 players and 256 teams participating!  Don’t miss out on the fun!

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Halo practices are packed with instruction and fun!  
– 5-year-olds practice for 30 minutes prior to their game on Saturday.  
– All other teams practice one night during the week for 45-6o mins depending on the age.  
– Coaches select their practice time and location on a first-come, first-served basis from a variety of gyms around Wilmington.

Halo Rules

5 year olds Rules
6-7 year old Rules
8-9 year old Rules
10-11 year old Rules
12-13 year old Rules
14-18 year old Rules   


The atmosphere at Halo games is how youth sports is meant to be! 
– Players and their families are encouraged to be competitive and keep perspective.  
– Our games are run by the Halo Rules, designed especially for young players to grow with the game.  
– Every player gets time on the court in every game.
Teams usually play at the same one or two gyms on Saturdays. 
– 5- to 9-year-olds cap the season off with a high-powered Celebration at the UNCW Trask Coliseum.  
– 10- to 18-year-olds compete in a thrilling single-elimination tournament.


– Space game times to provide cleaning of facility between games
– Limit the number of spectators
– Face Masks and Social Distancing
– Take temperatures of players, coaches and fans

2020-2021 Season

5-9 Year Olds

Dec. 5 : Preseason Clinic for 5- to 9 year olds
Dec. 11-14: Dick’s Sporting Goods Weekend
Dec. 12 & 19: Saturday Practices
Jan. 9  – Feb. 27:  Games on Saturdays, Practice on weekdays
Jan. 16 & 23: Strawbridge Studios Picture Days
TBA:  Celebration for 5- to 9-year-olds


Fees: $115 by 9/15, $125 by 11/15, $135 by 12/1

Shaun McMahon
5-9 Year Old Divisional Director

10-18 Year Olds

Dec 5:  Preseason Clinic for 10-13 year olds
Dec 11-14: Dick’s Sporting Goods Day Weekend
Dec. 12 & 19 : Saturday Practices
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20:  Games on Saturdays, Practices on weekdays
Jan. 16 & 23: Strawbridge Studios Picture Days
Feb 22–March 6:  Single Elimination Playoffs

 Fees: $115 by 9/15, $125 by 11/15, $135 by 12/1

Dave Davies
10-18 Year Old Divisional Director