Roanoke’s youth basketball league typically starts in November with practices, depending on your recreation club, and games start 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, 2019)

Instructional  Five (5) and Six (6) Year Olds
Biddy  Seven (7) and Eight (8) Year Olds
PeeWee – Nine (9) and Ten (10) Year Olds
Little – Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) Year Olds
Junior – Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) Year Olds
Senior – Sixteen (16), Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18) Year Olds
*Eighteen year-old players must also still be enrolled in high school* 


Youth basketball registrations usually open in mid-October and will be taken until a deadline set by each individual recreation club. Additionally, players may be added to a team roster up until the first game of the season (while roster spots are available).

  • Region 1 (Star City): Registration is open and available online at or for more information contact David Preston at 540-819-8981.
  • Region 2 (Williamson Road): Registration is every Saturday in October from 10am-2pm at the James Breckinridge Middle School concession stand behind the school. Call Darryl Hall at 540-314-6762 for more info.
  • Region 3 (South City): Registration is available online here and for more information please contact Amanda Ashby at 540-597-8383.
  • Region 4 (Greater Southwest Athletics): Registration is open through early November and is available online at Call Leah Stiegler at 540-983-7731 for more info.


Basketball Bylaws

Lea youth outdoor Basketball

The Lea Youth Outdoor Basketball League is returning in the summer of 2019 for its 5th 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.  The Lea Youth Outdoor Basketball League will provide a venue for juveniles and families to interact with officers outside the law enforcement environment to build bridges and form new, stronger connections.

Register here

This season will start in early June and registration is available online 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 Officer Joshua Johnson at or 540-853-5613.

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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