Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball is offered in the winter for boys (12U, 14U, 16U, 18U) and girls (12U, 16U). Most recreation associations also offer 'Farm Leagues' for players under age 10.
COVID-19 Response:  Winter 2020/21 Youth Basketball League canceled. After much research, careful consideration, and discussion, we have made the difficult decision that we will not be offering winter basketball leagues this year.

This decision is based on the continued COVID-19 public health threat, the ability to ensure the leagues do not contribute to the spread of the virus, and guidance received from the Virginia Department of Health.

We understand this is disappointing, but we remain committed to returning to sports in the safest manner possible when it is appropriate to do so. We welcome small groups to play at our outdoor public courts. For locations, use the free VBParkFinder app. Additionally, the recreation centers will soon be offering online reservations for family basketball time in the gymnasiums. For more information and to register, visit (membership required).

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​League Overview

  • Registration: TBD.​​ Online registration is also available for most Recreation Associations. ​​​
  • Practices: TBD
  • Season (approximate): January to mid-March​​

Community Recreation Associations

The city is divided in​to 13​ geographic areas for Parks and Recreation youth sports. Each area has a volunteer Area Chairperson and Community Recreation Association that organizes programs in conjunction with Sports Management​. The city offers leagues for youth age 10 through 18. Most Recreation Associations offer 'Farm Leagues' for youth under age 10. 

  • Recreation Associations charge player registration fees. Fees and age groups vary by area. 
  • Players must attend school (K-12) to be eligible. 
  • High school varsity and junior varsity players are not eligible for the same community league sport.​​​​​​

Find Your Community Recreation Association

​​​A map and website links for each area are provided b​elow. The City of Virginia Beac​h is not responsible for content on these sites. The map files are large and recommended for viewing only (not printing).