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, 2018)

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) and Fourteen (14) Year Olds
Senior – Fifteen (15), 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: TBA. Call David Preston at 540-819-8981 for more info.
  • Region 2 (Williamson Road): Registration:  Williamson Road Rec. Club will have open registration every Saturday from 10am – 2pm for the month of October at the ball diamonds behind Breckinridge Middle School. Call Darryl Hall at 540-314-6762 for more info.
  • Region 3 (South City): Registration: TBA. Call Amanda Ashby at 540-597-8383 for more info.
  • Region 4 (Greater Southwest Athletics): Registration: TBA. Call 540-904-6442. You may also register online at


Basketball Bylaws


In this instructional program designed for children between ages 3 and 6, parents and children will work together to learn the basic motor skills needed to successfully move on to more organized sports. This program will prepare young children for the challenges of organized sports in a non-threatening environment. No need to worry about competition! Parents will get to spend quality time with their children while helping their child learn and build confidence. Great Beginnings is organized and led by Ed Green, a distinguished coach who has been coaching in the region for more than 40 years.

Have questions? Please contact Ed Green at 540-387-9516 or for more information about Great Beginnings.


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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