Recreational Basketball FAQs

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL?

  • Internet on-line registration - See our website at www.lmvsc.org.
  • You may register on line with a credit card, mail in check or Scholarship
  • If you select Mail in check, your child’s registration will not be marked active until the Club receives the check. 

DO I NEED TO REGISTER EARLY?

Yes. Registering early provides a better chance for placement close to home.

DOES LMVSC OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

Yes. In order to qualify for a scholarship, you must return a signed scholarship form with your child’s basketball registration. You can find the scholarship form on the LMVSC Website menu bar. Inasmuch as signed scholarship forms are good for an entire year. The County requires a newly signed scholarship form for each season.

WHICH DIVISIONS ARE COED?

1st and 2nd Grades


HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE TO START PLAYING SOCCER?

For LMVSC’s youngest division, Mini Dribblers, your child must be 5 years old on or prior to AGE DEADLINE.

ARE CHILDREN PLACED ON A TEAM BASED ON THEIR AGE OR GRADE?

Players are placed on teams based on grade for 1st grade through 8th. Players who are older (e.g., have been held back in school one or more years) may, with prior approval from the league, play in the division appropriate for their age. Such requests must be made separately in writing by e-mail (director@lmvsc.org) or letter (LMVSC, P.O. Box 10202, Alexandria, VA 22310). No other exceptions will be made.
 

SPECIAL REQUEST - WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

You are permited to special request a CLASS mate or a neighborhood friend.  You may also request a Coach IF that Coach is in you neighborhood or his/her child attends the same school as your child. 

WHAT IF MY CHILD ATTENDS A DIFFERENT SCHOOL?

If your child attends a private school or a special program at a public school that is not the closest one, simply indicate the local elementary school or private school you want us to use for placement.

WHAT ARE DIVISIONS?

 

Mini Dribblers

players must be five as the game of the season.

D1 Division

1st grade and 2nd grade

   

C Division

3rd/4th grades

B Division

5rd/6th grades

A Division

7rd/8th grades

 

 

 

Note: Fairfax County allows some overlap for school registration in August/September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DO I VERIFY THAT MY CHILD IS REGISTERED?

If you registered on line, you will receive e-mail verification.  If you registered via the postal service, you will receive a call from your child’s coach on or after the scheduled coach’s meeting for all Divisions.  See the schedule at www.lmvsc.org for the date of the coach’s meeting and allow 5-6 days after it for your coach to contact you.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT TEAM MY CHILD IS ON?

LMVSC Player Directors are often working until the day of the coaches’ meeting to form teams. Your child’s coach will contact you after he or she is given the team roster at the coaches’ meeting.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?

Please refer to the home page of the website - calendar is located on the right hand side.


HOW MANY PRACTICES IS MY CHILD EXPECTED TO ATTEND?

Mini Dribblers, will participate in age specific training sessions on Saturday mornings.

All other grades will practice two days a week until the games begin.

Once the games begin, teams will practice one day a week and will have one game on the weekend.

 

WILL I BE GARAUNTEED DAY(S) AND TIMES FOR MY CHILD’S PRACTICE?

LMVSC’s coaches are volunteers. Your child’s coach will determine what day and time works best for their work schedule. We do not guarantee  days and times for your child’s practices.

WHEN WILL I KNOW ABOUT PRACTICE SCHEDULE TIME AND PLACE?

Unfortunately, we have no way to determine practice days and times for a particular team until after the coach’s meeting on. Coaches select practice locations and times at the same time as they get their rosters. Fairfax County allocates a limited number of practice gyms  to LMVSC teams, generally in late October.  Although we form teams based on school locations, we don’t necessarily receive every school gym  for practice. Our volunteer coaches usually sign up for the closest gym available that meets with their personal work schedules, based on the list of available locations they receive at the Coach’s meeting. Please know that we try very hard to make it as convenient to parents as we possibly can by matching players with a coach who is located in the same area.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO PLAY SOCCER?

  • Uniform - the league provides a jersey,  The jersey  must be returned at the end of the season.
  • Non black bottom tennis shoes
  • Basketball

WHEN ARE GAMES USUALLY PLAYED?

Games are usually played on Saturday.

WILL THERE EVER BE GAMES SCHEDULED ON SUNDAYS?

There typically will be games scheduled on Sunday if your child is in a odd number of teams in the division.   Based on gym allocations received from the County and the number of teams to schedule, your child’s team may play on one or two Sundays. Also, if games are cancelled due to inclement weather, LMVSC may re-schedule games on Sunday.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A GAME IS CANCELLED DUE TO inclement weather?

If any games are cancelled, your coach will contact you. If your coach hasn’t contaced you, you should call the LMVSC hotline... 703-799-1112

HOW DO I GET A REFUND?

Refunds are provided only if your child could not be placed on a team. If your child is injured or is suffering from a long-term illness prior to the beginning of the season, please contact LMVSC's Executive Director, Lula Bauer, at Director@LMVSC.org for any questions regarding refunds.