RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL

Playing basketball with neighborhood friends and classmates

    League Information

    Our recreational basketball leagues run twice a year.  Our primary season is the winter season.  In the summer we hold a condensed season.

     

    WINTER SEASON: Teams have one practice per week and one game on the weekend. The season

    SUMMER SEASON: Teams typically have one practice before the games start, and games will start immediately the following week.  The season consists of six games played on weeknights.  There are no standings nor an end-of-season tournament.

    Players are placed in divisions based on their grade during the past school year (2020-21 school year).  Players are placed on teams with their classmates and neighborhood friends. Volunteer coaches help make LMVSC recreational basketball a blast for everyone!

     

    THE RECREATION PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:

    • Coed 1st & 2nd Grades – Teams will have up to 10 players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season. Players who have completed kindergarten who have already completed Mini-Dribblers are eligible to play in this division.  Contact Annemarie McGavin at mcgavindob@lmvsc.org regarding this option.
    • Boys 3rd & 4th Grades – Teams will have up to 10 players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.
    • Girls 3rd & 4th Grades – Teams will have up to ten players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.  If there are not enough girls signed up, we will combine the Boys and Girls Divisions.
    • Boys 5th & 6th Grades – Teams will have up to ten players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.
    • Girls 5th & 6th Grades  – Teams will have up to ten players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.  If there are not enough girls signed up, we will combine the Boys and Girls Divisions.
    • Boys 7th & 8th Grades – Teams will have up to ten players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.
    • Girls 7th & 8th Grades  – Teams will have up to ten players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.  If there are not enough girls signed up, we will combine the Boys and Girls Divisions.
    • Coed High School Grades – Teams will have up to ten players; play six games, 5v5; with no practices other than the one practice prior to the beginning of the season.

    League Information

    Our recreational basketball leagues run twice a year, in the winter and in the summer. Players are placed in a league with players from the same grade. Also, teams are built around playing with classmates and neighborhood friends. Volunteer coaches help make LMVSC recreational basketball a blast for everyone!

     

    Registration for the Winter 2021-22 Season Is Open!

     

    THE RECREATION PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING LEAGUES:

    • Mini Dribblers –Players MUST be 5 years old as of the first session. U5-U6 will meet Saturday mornings. The program is a developmental program for players 6 years of age. The program introduces 6 year olds to basketball related fundamental skills, which takes into consideration specific motor skill development in a noncompetitive environment.
    • D1 Division (1st Grade) – 1st grade teams will have 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice a week.  Players in kindergarten who have already completed Mini-Dribblers are eligible to play in this division.  Contact Annemarie McGavin at mcgavindob@lmvsc.org regarding this option.
    • D2 Division (2nd Grade) – 2nd grade teams will have 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice a week.
    • C3 Division Boys (3rd Grade) – 3rd grade teams are limited to 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice per week.
    • C Division Girls (3rd/4th Grade) – 3rd/4th grade teams are limited to 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice per week.
    • C4 Division Boys (4th Grade) –4th grade teams are limited to 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice per week.
    • B5 Division Boys (5th Grade) – 5th grade teams are limited to 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice per week.
    • B6 Division Boys (6th Grade) – 6th grade teams are limited to 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice per week.
    • B Division Girls (5th/6th Grade) – 5th/6th grade teams are limited to 8 players; play eight games, 5 vs 5; have one practice per week.
    • A Division (7th/8th Grade) – 7th/8th grade teams are generally limited to 10 players; play eight games, 5 v5; one practice per week.
    • AA & AAA Division (High School) – High-school age teams are generally limited to 10 players;  5 vs 5; have one practice per week.

    COVID-19 LIMITATIONS ON PRACTICES/GAMES

    (1) Players must be pre-screened prior to attending practices and games.

    (2) There is no limit on the number of people in the gyms, but we ask people to socially distance themselves from those outside of your household.

    (3) Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask while in the gyms.  The only exception is for players engaged in physical activity, i.e., while practicing and playing in games.  While sitting on the bench or sideline, players must wear masks.  The same applies to referees while officiating games.

    PRACTICE & MATCH LOCATIONS

    Practice Days/Time/Location: Locations include Bush Hill, Hayfield, Cameron, Rose Hill, Franconia, Mark Twain and other nearby schools.  Practice time and location for a specific team is dependent upon the coach’s request with regard to the gym space granted to LMVSC by Fairfax County.

    Games: Held on weeknights at various local schools.

    For more information and to help answer any other questions you might have, please click on our FAQ page HERE

    INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

    Cancellations for inclement weather will be made when Fairfax County Public Schools close for the entire day or early due to weather.  If schools are closed on Friday, weekend use will not be automatically cancelled.  A decision concerning these activities will be made by 7:00 AM on Saturday and 7:00 AM on Sunday or as soon as possible if hazardous conditions develop.  Decisions will be broadcast on local television and radio stations.  FCPS Channel 21 on Fairfax County cable systems and the CRS Weather Line (703-324-5264).

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