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Kings Grant Lynnhaven Recreation Association

Basketball

  Who:
  • Boys and Girls – ages 5-18
  • Age Brackets (Based on player's age as of Sept 30)
    • U6 (Coed)
    • U8
    • U10 
    • U12
    • U14
    • U16
    • U18

What:Eight-game basketball season; age divisions also have a post-season tournament

  • U6 (Coed), U8, U10, and U12 Boys play other Kings Grant teams
  • U8, U10, U12, U16 Girls play teams from throughout the City of VB
  • U14, U16, and U18 Boys play teams from throughout the City of VB

Where:

  • Practices are held 1-2 times per week at elementary schools in or near the Little Neck area
  • All U6, U18, and U10 games are held in the Little Neck area
  • Ages 11-18 games are held at various public school locations in Virginia Beach

When:

  • Sep 1 Early Bird Registration Begins ($65 per player)
  • Oct 1 Regular Registration ($75 per player)
  • Nov 6 National Basketball Day!!  Happy Birthday, Mr. Naismith
  • Nov 1-15 Late Registration ($95 per player)
  • Nov 14 Mandatory KGLRA Coaches Meeting
  • Nov 18 Player Assessments Begin
  • TBD Mandatory City-hosted Coaches Meeting (For U12, U14, U16, U18 Coaches only)
  • Dec 2 Team practices begin
  • Jan 4 First game U6, U8, U10 leagues
  • Jan 11 First game U12-U18 leagues; various days throughout the week 
  • Mar 2-9 Playoffs- U10, U12

Cost:

  • Includes jerseys and shorts, practice balls and gear for coaches, certified officials
  • $65   Before Oct 1
  • $75   Oct 1- Oct 31
  • $95   Nov 1- Nov 15 or until rosters are full

Lots of volunteers are needed to ensure this league's success.  We need coaches, league coordinators, gym supervisors, equipment managers (uniforms, balls, clocks, trophies, etc) and more!


Basketball FAQs

Please see the Q&A below.  If your question is not answered, please email us at [email protected]

Q. What kind of time commitment does the basketball program require?

A. Teams generally practice 1-2 nights a week for an hour. Teams have 1 game per week which lasts about an hour.

Q: Can I request a practice night?

A. We understand that kids have multiple activities and may have an evening that they can not practice. We can not take special requests; however, if there is one night that absolutely wouldn’t work, please put that in the comments section when signing up. We will make every effort to accommodate. If it is REALLY important to then email the league coordinator. With hundreds of registrations sometimes data does get overlooked. Once a child is placed on a team, changes will not be made due to practice conflicts.  As always, volunteering to coach will positively impact your child's practice schedule.

Q:  Where do the practices take place?

A:  Practices generally are one hour in the following time slots: 6:30-7:30pm; 7:30-8:30pm; 8:30-9:30pm.  Practices take place at the following schools: Kings Grants ES, Kingston ES, Windsor Oaks ES, Lynnhaven ES.

Q:  When will I be notified about what team my child is on and when practices will be held? 

A:  Practice for all teams begin the first week of December.  You should be notified within 72 hours of the draft about your child's team placement.

Q:  When will practices start? 

A:  First week of December.


Q:  How are players assigned to teams? 

A:  All children are required to attend player assessments.  Player assessment is not a tryout, but how we rank skills to ensure every team has an even distribution of talent.  The skills-based assessment clinic will consist of a few simple drills and will assist the coaches in selecting balanced teams. 


Q:  When will games begin? 

A:  U6, U8, U10 games will start the first Saturday January.  City Youth Sports divisions (ages 11+) traditionally begin the second Saturday in January.

Q:  Can my child play on the same team with a friend? 

A:  Players are assigned through the draft in an attempt to create balanced teams.

Q. Does my child need to attend the skills assessment??

Yes = Your child is in age group U8, U10, U12, U14.

Yes = if your child is new to our Kings Grant league.

Yes = if your child is moving to a new age group. 

No= Girls teams do not require player assessment. 

No = if your child is playing in the U6 division.  Pee Wee is the only league we assign kids to a team and will try to accommodate friend requests. Girls and Boys will play on the same teams in this league only.

Q. Can siblings be assigned to the same team?

A.   Yes, if they are in the same division. Please make note of this request on both children's registration.

Q:  I would like to coach.  How do I get a team? 

A:  Please choose: "I would like to coach" during the online signup process.  You can also email basketball coordinators for that league.  If emailing, please let us know what age your child is or what age group you would like to coach. Coaches must take standard youth sports on-line training and pass a background check.  

Q. How high is the rim?

A: U6 = 8 ft
    U8 = 9 ft (Boys), 8 ft (Girls)
    U10 = 9 ft (girls), 10 ft (Boys)
    U12 and above= 10 ft

Q. What size ball will my child need?

A:  U6 = 27.5
     U8 = 27.5 (Girls), 28.5 (Boys)
     U10, U12 = 28.5 (Boys and Girls)
     U14 and above = 28.5 (Girls), 29.5 (Boys)

Q. I would like to help out but do not want to coach. 

A. There are many open positions available and would welcome any time you could give to your community organization. Some positions require a minimal time commitment. Opportunities include: gym supervisor coordinator, uniform coordinator, trophy coordinator, just to name a few.  No experience necessary.

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