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Contest Limits - 22 games

Season Information 2015-2016 2016-17           
First Practice Nov. 9, 2015
First Contest Nov. 30, 2015
Conference Tournament Feb. 15-20, 2016
Region Deadline Mar. 1, 2016
VHSL Quarterfinals Mar. 3-5, 2016
VHSL Championships Mar. 7-12, 2016  

Basketball Rules Clinic

2015-16 Basketball Rules Clinic FOR COACHES (Deadline Nov. 1)

Officials must go to the Arbiter VHSL Central Hub and click on "Online Clinics."  The exam for officials is also available on the VHSL Central Hub.

Basketball Regulations

Basketball - No Center Circle

Tournament Brackets

State Tournament - Boys

6A 5A 4A 3A 2A 1A

State Tournament - Girls

6A 5A 4A 3A 2A 1A

VHSL State Championships

State Tournament Semifinals/Finals Schedule »

Mar. 7-12, 2016 at The Siegel Center (VCU)
All Tickets $10.00 per session
Children 6 and under admitted free with parent

Info for Tournament Directors

Basketball Event Guide
Conference Director's Information
Region Director's Information

Info for State Tournament Teams

State Tournament FAQ's
Memo to Final-Four Schools
Siegel Center Schedule
Presale Tickets
Player Sportsmanship Announcement
Approved Marriott Hotels
Airport Area Hotels

Past Results

The 2013-14 VHSL champions: Boys 1A - Altavista; 2A - Dan River; 3A - John Marshall; 4A - I.C. Norcom; 5A - Potomac Senior; 6A - Colonial Forge.  Girls 1A - Chilhowie; 2A - Central-Wise; 3A - Spotswood; 4A - Lake Taylor; 5A - Princess Anne; 6A - Cosby.



VHSL began holding state championships for boys basketball in 1915, when Charlottesville High School defeated Lynchburg High School, 35-25. Since then, Martinsville High School has won a VHSL-record 13 state championships. In 2007-08, Group A began a two-division format to promote equity and opportunity for the smallest schools to compete for a state championship.  In 2009, Group AA began a two-division tournament format.

9,482 boys at 312 member schools participated in boys basketball during the 2011-12 season.



VHSL held girls basketball championships from 1920-27 before resuming championship competition in 1975. Girls basketball was a fall sport in Group AAA from 1975-77 before switching to a winter sport; and a fall sport in Group A and AA from 1975 until 2002. In 2007-08, Group A began a two-division format to promote equity and opportunity for the smallest schools to compete for a state championship. In 2008-09, Group AA began a two-division championship format. James W. Robinson Secondary School of Fairfax  and Radford High School have won a VHSL-record six state championships followed by Blacksburg High School with five titles.

7,590,girls at 310 member schools participated in girls basketball during the 2011-12 season, making basketball the third most popular VHSL sport for girls.