Youth Indoor Basketball (Winter)

Roanoke’s youth basketball league typically starts practice in November and games in January. To register for youth basketball, please contact the recreation club that services the area in which you live. Please note: You must play for the region in which you reside. 

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(Ages are determined on January 1 of current year)

6U – ages 5 and 6
8U – ages 7 and 8
10U – ages 9 and 10
12U – ages 11 and 12
15U – ages 13 – 15
18U – ages 16 – 18*
*Eighteen year-old players must still be enrolled in high school* 


Youth basketball registrations usually opens in mid-October.


Lea Youth Outdoor Basketball (Summer)

The Lea Youth Outdoor Basketball League (LYOB) is returning in the summer of 2020 for its 6th year after tremendous success.  Through this structured basketball league, youths are taught core values such as discipline, respect, and the importance of high self-esteem.  In partnership with the Roanoke Police Department, LYOB provides a venue for juveniles and families to interact with officers outside the law enforcement environment to build bridges and form new, stronger connections.

This season will start in early June and registration is available on-site once the season starts. Games will take place at the Melrose Park outdoor courts in the City of Roanoke.  For more information please contact Neighborhood Coordinator Joshua Johnson at or 540-853-1643.

Do you want to be a volunteer coach?

Please contact your recreation club representative to learn more about becoming a volunteer basketball coach.

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