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:  TBA. 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


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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.


Lea youth outdoor Basketball

The Lea Youth Outdoor Basketball League is returning in the summer of 2018 for its 4th 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.

This season will start in early June and registration is available online through Roanoke Parks and Recreation or on-site once the season starts.  Games will take place at Melrose Park as well as additional outdoor courts in the City of Roanoke.  For more information please contact Officer Joshua Johnson at or 540-853-5613.

Online registration ends May 11th, 2018

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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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