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General VABA League Info

2022-23 Winter League Registration is OPEN!

Leagues/Teams are rostered on a first come (registered), first-served basis.

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!
(go to register to add name to waiting list)              
*Premier boys league
*8-10 student-athletes in each HS district                                                 *No "cuts": Athletes not making Gold roster are placed on Silver team        
*Teams formed by league directors
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start mid-November)                        
*24 total practices (Dec. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (starting the first week of December)                       
*8-12 games (Dec. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY)
*Cost: $299

VDBL Girls

*Girls, Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
*Teams grouped and compete based on HS affiliation (no Gold/Silver leagues - teams balanced within HS affiliation)                  *Registration opens: July 1                   
*Registration Closes: When full!
(go to register to add name to waiting list)                                        
*No "cuts": All registrants (not wait-listed) placed on a roster
*Teams formed by league directors 
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start mid-November)                        
*24 total practices (Dec.- Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (starting first week of December)
*8-12 games (Dec. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY)
*Cost: $299

REC Boys/Girls

*Girls, Grades 5-6, 7-8
*Boys, Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12
*Teams pre-formed and/or formed by league director                              *Registration opens: July 1                   
*Registration Closes: When full!
(Go to registration to add name to waiting list)
*8-10 student-athletes/roster
*No "cuts": All registrants placed on a roster
*Numbered T-shirt 
*1 practices/week (Grs 5-8, mid-November)                        
*10-13 total practices (Dec. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays (starting mid-December)                       
*8-10 games (Dec. - Feb.)                           
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY)
*Cost: $175

VABA 2022-23 Evaluation Dates & Info!

GIRLS GROUPED TOGETHER:
See Girls Night Out (GNO) Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

  • Grades 1-4, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • PIZZA PARTY for all girls 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Grades 5-8, 7:00pm-9:00pm

BOYS GROUPS:
GROUP 1 = Warriors (Western District)
GROUP 2 = Mustangs, Louisa Lions, Flucos, Panthers, Eagles, Black Knights/JBL
GROUP 3 = Patriots, Dragons, Archangels (CCS), Saints, Bears (CDS), Lions (Regents)

GROUP 4 = Black Knights/VDBL

JBL 1/2 BOYS:
Group 1 (Last names A-L): Wednesday, 9/7/22 at Brownsville 6:45pm-8:15pm
AND
Group 1 (Last names M-Z): Thursday, 9/8/22 @ Brownsville 6:45pm-8:15pm
Group 2: Thursday, 9/15/22 
@ Mountainview 6:45pm-8:15pm
Group 3: Thursday, 9/22/22 @ Greer 6:45pm-8:15pm

JBL 3/4 BOYS:
Group 1: Friday, 9/9/22 @ CHS 6:00pm-8:15pm

Group 2: Friday, 9/16/22 @ CHS 6:00pm-8:15pm
Group 3: Friday, 9/23/22 @ CHS 6:00pm-8:15pm

VDBL 5-8 BOYS:
Group 1: Sunday, 9/11/22 @ WAHS

  • 5th/6th grades 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • 7th/8th grades 7:30pm-9:00pm

Group 2: Sunday, 9/18/22 @ MHS

  • 5th-8th Grades 6:15-8:15pm (This is a time update!)

Group 3: Sunday, 9/25/22 @ AHS

  • 5th/6th grades 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • 7th/8th grades 7:30pm-9:00pm

Group 4:  Fri., 9/30/22 @ Walker Upper Elementary School 

  • 5th/6th Grades 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • 7th/8th Grades 7:30pm-9:00pm

*All dates/times subject to change (check website for updates) - all registrants receive a personal email invitation, so please check your email for official notification and up-to-date details.  

Winter League Registration opened @ 8:00 am, July 1

Teams will fill fast!
Over 140 teams in the 2021-22 season.
The most popular basketball league in central Virginia!

-->JBL: 40 maximum per mascot/grade
-->VDBL: 60 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 JBL 3rd Grade and 4th Grade/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, REC JV (9-10), Varsity (11-12)

VDBL Silver

*Boys, Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 (players who do NOT make "GOLD" team)
*Teams grouped and compete based on HS affiliation                                        
*Registration opens: July 1                   
*Registration Closes: When full!
(go to register to add name to waiting list)                  
*8-10 student-athletes in each HS district                                                 *No "cuts": Athletes not making Gold roster are placed on Silver team  
*Teams formed by league directors 
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start mid-November)                        
*24 total practices (Dec. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (starting first week of  December)
*8-12 games (Dec. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                  
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY)
*Cost: $299

JBL

*Girls, Grades 1-2, 3-4
*Boys, Grades 1-2, 3, 4
*Teams grouped based on HS affiliation                                       
*Registration opens: July 1                   
*Registration Closes: When full!
(Go to registration to add name to waiting list)
*Must attend minimum one fall evaluation                    
*8-10 student-athletes in each HS district                                                 *No "cuts": All registrants placed on a roster
*Teams formed by league directors 
*T-shirt (Grs. 1-2), Mesh Jersey + Shooting shirt (Grs. 3-4)  
*1 practices/week (start mid-November)                        
*12-14 total practices (Dec. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays (starting early December)                       
*8-10 games (Dec. - Feb.)  
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY)
*Cost: JBL 1/2 = $195
               JBL 3/4 = $225