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Winter Youth Sports Teams

Youth: (206) 684-7091
Registration: Contact your local community center
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Registration begins October 7, 2014 at Noon
Practices begin November 2014
League Games begin January 2015
Fee: $70

Youth Basketball League (Girls and Boys)
Boys Age Groups: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14-15, 16-17*
Girls Age Groups: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14-17*
Cubs Age Groups: 8-9 boys and girls*
*age as of August 31, 2014 (proof of age is required at time of registration)

Minimum: 5 players per team

Seattle Parks and Recreation's Youth Basketball League provides young athletes the opportunity to learn and solidify basic skills and fundamentals of basketball including team play and sportsmanship. Teams are grouped by age and ability. All players are required to have a minimum amount of playing time in each game. Practices occur at the home community center or nearby gym (practice days & times vary depending on team/coach). Games occur at various Community Centers throughout the city (typically Saturdays for ages 10-13 and Sundays for ages 14-17). Games begin in early January and end in mid-March with the opportunity for post-season play.

I want to do I get started?

  1. To participate, you can either:
    1. Recruit a volunteer coach and put together your own team
    2. OR
    3. You can be placed on an existing team with the help of community center staff
  2. Get registered!
    1. In person registration begins October 7th at 12pm. Players may sign up at their community center until teams are full. Click here for list of community centers and phone numbers.
    2. Online registration is from October, 7th at 12pm to November 3rd. Click here for online registration. (Click on “Athletics – Leagues & Tournaments” category/sub-category on the left and click on “Show Courses” for the three Basketball Leagues options available)
    3. Note: The last day to add a new player to an existing team is the third Thursday in January.
  3. Complete the required paperwork. The paperwork must be turned in to your community center.
    1. Registration Form
    2. Concussion Information Sheet
  4. Start practices and get ready for fun honing your skills and competing against other neighborhood community centers!

If your center doesnt have an appropriate team, the staff will refer you to the next closest center. Centers need a minimum number of players (5 players per team) and a volunteer coach.

Your child isn’t old enough for these programs?
Many of our community centers offer instructional basketball classes for the younger set. Come by or give us a call for more information!

I want to coach…how do I get started?
Love the sport? Love kids?
Want to give back to your community?
Become a volunteer coach! Our low cost leagues can’t operate without the dedication of our awesome coaches!

  1. Talk to community center staff about applying for a coaching position.
  2. Fill out a Volunteer Packet.
  3. Work with community center staff to form your team roster.
  4. Request pracice times and confirm that all kids are registered before the first practice.

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Updated October 6, 2015


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