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Youth Basketball

                                    Basketball Information
                                                                
 
Season Information 
Youth basketball operates from November to February.
Registration starts the 1st week of September through last week of October.

Age Requirements  
Youth basketball (age as of March 1, upcoming year)
Mite League – ages 5-6    (7.5 foot goal, 27.5 size ball)
Girls Pee-Wee League – ages 7-8 (8.5 foot goal, 27.5 size ball)
Girls Minor League – ages 9-10 (10 foot goal, 28.5 size ball)
Girls Major League – ages 11-12 (10 foot goal, 28.5 size ball)
Girls Senior League – ages 13-14 (10 foot goal, 28.5 size ball)
Boys Pee-Wee League – ages 7-8 (8 foot goal, 27.5 size ball)
Boys Minor League – ages 9-10 (10 foot goal, 28.5 size ball)
Boys Major League – ages 11-12 (10 foot goal, 28.5 size ball)
Boys Senior League – ages 13-14 (10 foot goal, 29.5 size ball)
VHSL players (JV or Varsity) cannot participate in our youth recreational league sports

***Players are not allowed to play up in a league without the approval of the Supervisor of Youth Athletics. ***

Practices
Youth Basketball – 1 to 2 practices a week until games start.  Practices will be 1 hour. Once games start, coaches can call Supervisor of Youth Athletics to schedule additional practices.  Practices will be half-court.  Coaches may use full court if it is available.  

Games
Game schedules are created based on the number of teams.
Games are scheduled on weekdays and some weekends.  In addition, teams may play double headers, and weekday games will not start before 5:30pm and weekend games on Saturday could start as early as 9:00am. 
Some of the leagues may have travel games to other local surrounding counties (Blacksburg, Giles County, Radford City, Pulaski County, Riner, Floyd County, and Shawsville.) 

Cancellations
Practices and games on weekdays will automatically be postponed if Montgomery County Public Schools are closed or dismissed early for inclement weather.  If there is inclement weather for weekend practices or games, the Supervisor of Youth Athletics will make a decision and notify head coaches, television and radio stations, and the Christiansburg Recreation cancellation line (382-2349 option #4).  Cancelled games may or may not be rescheduled due to time constraints, facility use conflicts, or other reasons.

Uniforms
A jersey will be provided; participants must provide personal shoes and shorts

Coaches

Youth Basketball – can have 1 head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

 REQUESTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN FOR PARTICIPANTS TO BE PLACED ON A CERTAIN TEAM.