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Basketball Leagues

Women’s Summer League

Congratulations to East Penn Express for winning the 2022 ITZ Womens League Championship with a record of 14-1 defeating Team JR (also 14-1) in the finals by a score of 68-57.  For complete season results Womens_League_SCHED_22 (posted Aug 2, 2022).

Women’s League Summer 2022 

The season will consist of 12 games and a playoff between the top half of the regular season teams.   The season will run from:

Monday, June 6th to August 4th, 2022

Most games will be on Monday and Thursdays between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. All games will be at In the Zone.

League Policies

Double Headers: Some teams are traveling an hour or more to play in the league. Teams may opt for playing double headers to reduce travel time. Every attempt will be made to honor these requests; most of the time there will be a one game break between double-header games. Double Headers will only be for teams that want them.

There is no double rostering unless approved by the league director. Rosters will remain open until a team starts its third game. No additions will be allowed after that unless there are extenuating circumstances (serious injury, etc).

Please state uniform/shirt color when registering. Colors will be approved based on order of receiving league deposit.

Although there are no minimum or maximum age restrictions, this is an adult women’s league and rosters should reflect that. Younger players may play if they can handle it. League director reserves the right to prohibit players from playing if there seems to be a safety risk (i.e. a 5’1” 90 lb 8th grader probably shouldn’t be playing against college players).

Game Rules:

  • 18 minute halves, stop clock. Clock runs last 5 minutes of 2nd half if 20+ point lead.
  • College 3 pt line.
  • Bonus on 7th  team foul, double bonus on 10th team foul each half.
  • Four 30 second timeouts per game; one additional 30 sec time out for each OT period.
  • 2 minute halftime.
  • 2 minute overtime followed by 1 minute overtime if tied after 1st OT.
  • No pressing by the team with the lead after a 20 point lead.
  • 5 minute grace period from start of game before forfeit is announced.     If a team needs another player, league director can approve substitute player. Forfeits need to be either accepted or refused before the game starts. Team must have 5 players to start a game.
  • Any player receiving a technical will be required to sit out for next 5 minutes of game time.
  • Any player or coach receiving two technical fouls for unsportsmanlike behavior in one game will be ejected from that game and will not be allowed to play in their next game.
  • Any player getting kicked out of 2 games due to unsportsmanlike behavior will be expelled from the league.
  • Other PIAA (high school) rules are in effect except relating to uniform and scorebook.
  • A player must play in or attend at least half of his team’s regular season games in order to participate in the playoffs.
  • Any team forfeiting 2 games will be dropped from the league with NO REFUNDS.

Sportsmanship: Teams are expected to show good sportsmanship: no running up the score, no trash talking, no taunting, etc.

Spectators are also expected to show good sportsmanship. Yelling at the referees, talking to opposing team’s players, taunting, mocking, etc will not be tolerated.

In the Zone is a family place. Typically there are a lot of kids around. Some of our AAU teams come out to watch the games; players are expected to set a good example and act responsibly.

Profanity will not be tolerated.

The League Director reserves the right to remove anyone from the league and/or building, to restrict entrance to the facility, and to enforce appropriate behavior by players, spectators, coaches etc.

Officials: The registration fee includes referee fees. 2 qualified referees will be scheduled for each game. In the Zone will provide the clock operator/scorer. Each team should also supply a scorer to insure accuracy.

Uniforms:   Every player on a team must have the same basic color shirt and it should be numbered.

Miscellaneous: There should be enough time between games to allow for a brief warm-up for each team; however, warm-up time is not guaranteed and teams are not allowed to warm up on the other courts/baskets.

Coaches, managers and parents are expected to adhere to the standard policies of In the Zone and abide by these rules.

The snack bar, and fitness area will be open during the games. Separate fees apply.

Communications:   League schedules, results, updates etc will be posted on this website and communicated via email to team managers.  Other administrative info will be relayed by email.

Registration: The entry fee is $725/team and is due in full by the first game. To reserve your spot in league, a $200 deposit is due June 1st.

The registration form with roster including player numbers is due before playing team’s first game.

Want to play but need a team?

Individual players can register and will be placed on a team provided there are enough individual registrations to create a full team. There will be a 7-9 man limit to these “house” rosters. Players should control substitutions to allow relatively equal playing time. There is no guarantee there will be a house team. Cost is $90/player and is due in full before the first game. Fee includes T-shirt.


League Director is Steve Turpening.  Email:

Honorary Director is Will Frantz

Congratulations to the Cinderella #8 seed East Coast Power Collegeas they win the Finals vs #6 seed ITZ-Clary 62-46.  Click here for results and updated schedule: Womens_League_Sched_2021   Updated 8/10/21 at 11:0 am.  Includes final results

Congratulations to WILDLIFE for winning the 2020 Women’s Summer League beating the Huskies 60-54!  Final results at: Womens_League_sched_20  updated 8/13/20  10:50 am




Boy’s U17 Winter League

ITZ will NOT be holding a U17 Boys league winter 2022-23.


In the Zone is organizing a basketball league for boys 17 and younger during the 2019-2020 winter season.    The season will start Sunday, December 8, 2019 and end Sunday, February 23, 2020.

There will be a 10 game regular season with a short playoff for the top 4 teams (depending on number of teams in league).  Most games will be played Sundays  between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm however there will not be games on Jan 5 or 12.  Games that weekend will be on Saturday (Jan 4 and 11) at about the same times. There might be a few games on other Saturdays.  Semi Finals will be on Saturday, Feb 22 with Finals on Sunday Fe 23.   All games will be played at In the Zone.

Player Eligibility:  Players need to have been 17 years of age or younger on September 1st, 2019 (born on or after 9/1/01), in high school, with PIAA high school eligibility left and not currently on a PIAA or other High School team.  Players may be rostered with other leagues (CYO, CBL etc.) but cannot be rostered on multiple teams competing in this league.

League Policies

Game Rules: 

  • 20 minute halves with running clock; stop clock the last 2 minutes of each half.
  • Four 30 second timeouts per game; one additional 30 sec TO for each OT period.
  • 4 minute halftime.
  • 2 minute overtime followed by 1 minute overtimes (no sudden death).
  • No pressing by a team with a 20+ point lead.
  • Mercy rule:  clock will continue to run during the last 2 minutes of the half and game if one team has a 20 point lead at that time.  Clock will stop during the last 10 seconds of each half regardless of score.
  • Game time is game time.  If a team doesn’t have 5 players in uniform and ready to play at game time, a forfeit may be announced.  Any team forfeiting or being late for 2 games may be kicked out of league with no refunds.
  • Any player or coach receiving two technical fouls will be ejected from that game and will not be allowed to play in their next game.
  • Any player receiving a behavior related technical foul or a flagrant foul will be required to sit out the next 5 minutes of game time (can carry over to next game).
  • Any player receiving a total of 4 behavior related technical fouls and/or flagrant fouls will be expelled from the league (no refunds).
  • The head coach of any team receiving a total of 4 behavior related technical fouls and/or flagrant fouls form any member of his team, the bench or personally will be fined $25 for each offense.  Initial fine will be $100 (Fines will be donated to Johnny MAC Soldiers Fund).
  • Teams must have at least one parent/responsible person over the age of 24 on the bench during games.
  • Other PIAA rules are in effect.
  • The League Director, Steve Turpening, has the right to exclude and/or expel players, coaches, parents, spectators or entire teams from participation and/or observation as he deems necessary for the good of the league or safety of those involved.

 Officials: The registration fee includes referee fees.  2 qualified referees will be scheduled for each game.  Most of the refs have varsity high school experience and/or college experience.   In the Zone will provide the clock operator/scorer.  Each team should also supply a scorer to insure accuracy.

Uniforms:   Every player on a team needs to have the same color shirt with numbers clearly visible. Players should keep the same number throughout the season.  In event the number changes, the official scorer must be notified.

MiscellaneousThere should be enough time between games to allow for a 5 minute warm-up for each team; however, warm-up time is not guaranteed.

Coaches, managers, and parents are expected to adhere to the standard policies of In the Zone and abide by these rules.

Registration Fees:   $725/team.  To register and reserve your spot complete application and mail with a $200 deposit by Sunday December 1 to:  In the Zone, 6870 Chrisphalt Drive, Bath, PA 18014.  Balance is due Sunday Dec 8, 2019.

Registration fee includes referee fees, court time for games and clock operator fees.  This fee does not include practice time.  Due to issues with last year teams discounted practice time WILL NOT be given this year.  If practice time is needed, a 48 hour advance reservation is required and normal rental rates will apply.

Admission Fees:  There may be a nominal $1.00 daily admission fee for the U17 games. 2 coaches per team and players do not pay admission fees.

Rosters:  Preliminary rosters with Players’ name, DOB, and jersey # are due with deposit.  Final Roster is due before playing second game.

To be eligible to play in the playoffs, a player needs to be present for at least 5 regular season games.  This requirement includes injured players.

 Awards:  The league champion, as determined by the winner of the playoffs, will receive a team trophy and each player will receive a League Champion T-Shirt.  The runner-up will receive a team trophy.

Composition of League: There are generally two types of teams in the league:

1) Area athletic associations will enter teams into the league,  e.g Bethlehem Township Athletic Association.

2) Groups of kids and their parents can get together and form teams for the leagues.

If you want to play but do not have a team, ITZ will try to find a team that needs more players but there is no guarantee that a spot will exist.

Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act appropriately, show good sportsmanship, respect each other and maintain control.

Please note: Some people have been banned from In the Zone.  If one of these players shows up on a roster, they will not be allowed to play.  If they show up to watch, they will not be allowed in. 

For the 2018-19 Schedule and game results click: u17 schedule 2019-20 UPDATED Sat  2/22  at 1:30 pm.


Basketball Training League, Winter 2022-23 Boys & Girls Grades 3-8,

This winter, In the Zone will be running a Basketball Training League to train and develop players during this winter season.  We’ve come up with an efficient system to combine practice, training and game experience in one overall program.  At In the Zone, we believe players never outgrow the fundamentals of a sport and never get so good they don’t need to practice or train. We like to tell our kids that the best players on the planet, those in the NBA and WNBA, still practice, they still train and they still work to get better—and so should every one of them.  We also understand the importance of game experience and learning in a competitive environment.  To achieve both on these goals in an efficient manner, In the Zone has created its Basketball Training League:

  • Two separate 5 week sessions on Sundays: Nov 20-Dec 18, and Jan 22 to Feb 19. 
  • 2 hours each week
  • First hour: skills training and practice consisting of ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, rebounding, 2 v 2 concepts, 3 v 3 concepts and so on.
  • Second hour: Pick teams and play a game putting into play what we just practiced. During the games, the coaches will field relatively equal teams to promote competitive games  Playtime will be relatively even as long as players maintain a good attitude, are coachable, respectful and play solid team basketball on both ends of the court.
  • Boys grades 3-4         Training    12:00-1:00;  Game  1:00-2:00
  • Girls grades 4-6         Training    1:00-2:00;  Game  2:00-3:00
  • Boys grades 5-6         Training    2:00-3:00;  Game  3:00-4:00
  • Girls grades 7-8         Training    3:00-4:00;  Game   4:00-5:00
  • Boys grade 7-8           Training    4:00-5:00;  Game   5:00-6:00 pm

*Depending on skill assessment and flow of the full court games, we might play half court 3v3 games for the younger groups for first couple weeks. 

Certain players may play up or down based on ability, size, aggressiveness etc.  This will be on a case by case basis as determined by the program director

Trainers and Coaches: provided by In the Zone.

Clock operator and Scorekeeper: provided by In the Zone.

Registration:  Registration for this program is for individuals.

  • The registration fee is $125 for the each 5 week-session
  • 2022 ITZ Spring or Fall AAU players receive $20 off (fee is $105).
  • There is a $20 discount on the second  if signing up for both sessions. These 2 discounts cannot be combined.
  • Registration for each age level is limited to only 20 players. 
  • To register, send email to with players name, gender, grade, usual winter team, parents names, address, phone numbers, emergency contact info and any medical or emotional issues.
  • Then submit payment via Venmo, @Steve-TURPENING (last 4 of phone # 0281) or at  (please include short note about purpose of payment).

Uniform Requirements.  Players need to have a blue/white reversible jersey or other dark/white reversible jersey (“dark” being black, purple, hunter green etc).  An In the Zone practice jersey can be purchased for $20.


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