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Arlington County House Basketball - Grades 9-12

The recreational House Basketball League for grades 9-12 offers practices and games starting early January through early to mid-March.  Registration for grades 9-12 opens on November 8th.  Players of all abilities can play in this program.  Teams are coached by parent or community volunteers. This youth basketball league program is for children who live or go to school in Arlington County. Players must be registered for their actual grade.

Youth Basketball is open only to Arlington, VA residents (see below).

Fees

9th-12th Grade Leagues – $80 through December 5, 201 - $95 on or after December 6, 2021

Income-based fee reductions are available to qualified individuals for all Arlington County programs. Children who receive reduced lunch pay 50% of the basketball registration fee; children who receive free lunch pay 25%.  Children eligible for fee reductions can register online but  please do NOT complete the payment section and contact your league commissioner to make payment arrangements at the discounted rate. Individuals requesting fee reductions also may register in person at the Arlington Sports Office, or via mail. You can find more information about fee reductions here.

Refund Policy: There will be a $20 cancellation fee for all refunds.

Note: Our credit card processor adds a 2.5% surcharge to all credit card payments. Arlington County does not receive any portion of this fee. Debit cards are processed as credit cards and incur the 2.5% fee.  A $20 cancellation fee will be subtracted from cancellation refunds.

Additional League Information

Any returning players from 2019-20 rosters who wish to remain on the previous season's team are given priority on 2021-22 rosters until 11:59 PM on December 4th, 2021. Players rostered on Arlington High School or Private High School (JV or Freshman) teams are eligible to participate in the Arlington House League Program. However, each of the house teams will be limited to a maximum of one (1) such player, and each may play a maximum of two quarters in a game. Number of High School players per rosters subject to change based on registration numbers.

**Important: Players rostered on a varsity high school basketball team are not eligible to participate in Arlington House Basketball.**

This is a no-cut program; all players who register before December 4th will be rostered.  Late registrants are accepted on a space-available basis.


Coaching: Volunteer coaches are essential to Arlington’s youth basketball program.  Parents and other interested persons are encouraged to apply to coach a team.  The weekly time commitment is about 2-3 hours in the gym and 1-2 hours planning.  We provide a pre-season coaching clinic, pre-season Positive Coaching Alliance training, and weekly emails with coaching guidance.  Coaches can register below or email your grade's commissioner for more information.

Team Personnel Listing

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No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

League Commissioner

Grades 9-12
Javonte Campbell or 703-228-1835

Equipment

Uniforms: All players on teams in grades 9-12 will receive reversible jerseys as part of their registration fee.  Please be sure to indicate the appropriate size on your child’s registration form.

9th-12th Grade:

Boys use size 29.5 basketballs and play on standard 10ft hoops.
Girls use size 28.5 basketballs and play on standard 10ft hoops.

Sportsmanship

Everyone involved in our program should be familiar with and uphold the Code of Conduct, officials, coaches, parents and players all have a hand in promoting this code and reporting violations.  Please read the parents’ code of conduct before registering, and discuss the player code with your child(ren).

Coaches: Code of Conduct – Coaches
Parents: Code of Conduct – Parents
Players: Code of Conduct – Players

Game Schedules

Practices will begin in early January with games to follow shortly after. Players will be notified by their coach prior to the first practice. Teams will practice one night per week through the end of the season until they are eliminated from the playoffs. The majority of practices will be held in the later weeknight time slots and on weekends.

Practices will begin the week of January 3rd and Games will begin the weekend of January 8th-9th. Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays.

Games WILL be played on holiday weekends (January 15-17 and February 19-21), so please plan accordingly.  Dates may change (extended season) if there are snow cancellations.

House Basketball Rules

Players rostered on Arlington High School (Freshman or JV) or Private High School (Freshman or JV) teams are eligible to participate in the Arlington House League program but each team will be limited to a maximum of one (1) such player. High school team basketball players can play a maximum of two quarters per game.

A full version of the updated Arlington County House Basketball League Rules can be found here: 2021-22 Youth Basketball Rules (Coming Soon)

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Concussion Awareness

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.  We suggest that parents take this opportunity to educate themselves on the symptoms of concussions and the appropriate way to monitor them.  You will be surprised as to how many signs there are that most take for granted or simply miss.  Click HERE for more helpful information.

Residency

All players must be Arlington County residents as of the date of their first game. 'Resident' is defined as:

  • A person or family living within the geographical boundaries of Arlington County, Virginia.
  • A person or family whose property is bisected by the county boundary and that of an adjacent jurisdiction, such that real estate taxes are paid to Arlington County.
  • A person or family owning property and paying real estate taxes in Arlington County even though that person or family resides outside the county boundary.
  • Current employees of the Arlington County Board or the Arlington County School Board, and their immediate family members.
  • Nonresident, full-time students who attend a public or private school in Arlington County

Contact

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation
300 N. Park Dr 
Arlington, Virginia 22203

Phone: 703-228-4747
Email: [email protected]

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