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Leagues

The Virginia Basketball Academy's most popular and fastest-growing programs are its youth basketball leagues/teams.  All leagues aim to serve our local community to consistently carry out VABA's Mission, Vision, and Values. 

The most important factor in the quality of a youth sports league is the coaches.  While VABA's leagues strive to provide the best in organization, facilities, uniforms, and all of the essentials to running a sports league, the highest quality basketball instruction (professionally-trained coaches) performed by exemplary individuals who believe in the mission are the top priority of all VABA programs.  For this reason, our staff invests a great deal of time and energy sharing our expertise, by training, educating, preparing and overseeing the volunteer coaches entrusted with the tutelage of our young student-athletes.  This is our pledge to you: this youth basketball experience will be the best overall youth basketball league your child has ever participated in!

VDBL Gold

*Boys, Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
*Teams grouped and compete based on HS affiliation                                        
*Registration opens: July 1                   
*Registration Closes: When full! (email us to inquire)
*Must attend minimum one fall evaluation                    
*Premier boys league
*8-10 student-athletes in each HS district                                   *No "cuts" - athletes not making Gold roster are placed on Silver team        
*Teams determined after fall evaluations            
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start mid-Nov.)                        
*25+ total practices (Nov. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (start first weekend of Dec)                       
*10 - 12 games (Dec. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*Cost: $275        
*Cost: $245 (Charlottesville City teams)
*No refunds given after team assignments are made

VDBL Girls

*Girls, Grades 5 - 6, 7 - 8
*8-10 student-athletes in each HS district
*Teams grouped and compete based on HS affiliation 
*Registration opens: July 1, 2017                                         
*Registration Deadline: When full! (email us to inquire)  
*No "cuts" once registered                                  
*Full reversible mesh uniform, shooting shirt    
*2 practices/week (start mid-Nov.)                        
*25+ total practices (Nov. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (start first weekend of Dec)                       
*10 - 12 games (Dec. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                               
*Cost: $275 (county & private schools)             
*Cost: $245 (Charlottesville City teams)
*No refunds given after team assignments are made

REC Boys/Girls

*Boys/Girls, Grades 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9-10
*Registration Opens: July 1, 2017
*Boys/Girls, JV (9-10), Varsity (11-12)
*No evaluations - teams come pre-formed!
*Individual registrants may request team or League Director will place individuals on teams with openings.  
*Registration opens: September 15                                       
*Registration Deadline: When full! (email to inquire)
*Team limit per division: 8-10 teams  
*No "cuts" once registered                                  
*Numbered T-shirt   
*1 practice/week (start mid-Nov.)                     
*13-14 total practices (Nov. - Feb.)                             
*Games on Saturdays                     
*10 - 12 games (Nov. - Feb.)                                  
*Cost: $155 (county & private schools)     

Winter League Registration opens at 6:00 am, Saturday, July 1st!

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Winter League Registration: Opens Sat, July 1, 2017

Mark your calendar so you don't miss out!

Volunteer/Coaches Application

Click here to complete volunteer application to become a VABA Coach!

Registration OPENS Saturday, July 1st!

Teams will fill fast!
Almost 170 teams in the 2016-17 season!
The most popular basketball league in central Virginia!

-->JBL: 40 maximum per mascot/grade
-->VDBL: 30 maximum per mascot/grade
-->REC: 80 maximum per grade level

There are no refunds or credits are given of any kind after team assignments have been made.  

The Virginia Basketball Academy offers a variety of different winter leagues:
Boys/Girls, JBL 1-2
Boys/Girls, JBL 3-4
Boys, VDBL 5, 6, 7, 8 (Gold & Silver)
Girls, VDBL 5-6, 7-8
Boys/Girls, REC 5-6, 7-8
Boys/Girls, REC JV (9-10), Varsity (11-12)

VDBL Silver

*Boys, Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
*Registration opens: July 1, 2017     
*Registration Closes: When full! (email us to inquire)
*Must attend minimum one fall eval
*VDBL-Silver teams formed after Gold teams are filled
*No "cuts" (once registered)
*10 student-athletes/team
*Reversible mesh uni, shoot shirt
*2 practices/week (start mid-Nov.)                        
*25+ total practices (Nov. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (start first weekend of Dec)                       
*10 - 12 games (Dec. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense 
*Cost: $275
*Cost: $245 (Charlottesville City teams)
*No refunds given after team assignments are made
      

JBL

*Boys, Grades 1 - 2, 3 - 4
*Girls, Grades 1 - 2, 3 - 4
*Registration Opens: July 1    
*Registration Deadline: When full! (email us to inquire)
*Teams grouped based on high school affiliation  
*There are no "cuts" 
*T-shirt (JBL 1-2), Shooting shirt + reversible jersey (JBL 3-4)
*1 practice/week (start mid-Nov.)
*12-14 total practices (Nov. - Feb.)
*Games on Saturdays (start first weekend of Dec.)
*10 - 12 games (Nov. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense
*Cost: $175 (Boys, Girls Grades 1-2)
*Cost: $199 (Boys, Girls Grades 3-4)
*No refunds given after team assignments are made