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General VABA League Info


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!

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


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JBL

  • Grades:
    • Girls: 1-2, 3 & 4
    • Boys: 1-2, 3 & 4
  • Teams: Grouped by HS affiliation
  • Registration: Opens July 1, closes when full
  • Waiting List:  Available when teams are full.
  • Refunds: No Refunds provided after Team Assignments. 
  • More Info About JBLJBL


VDBL Elite

(formerly "Gold" Division)

  • Girls Grades/Divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-8th
  • Boys Grades/Divisions: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th (may Travel)
  • Teams: Grouped by HS affiliation
  • Team Formation: Based on evaluation (1st division)
  • Registration: Opens July 1, closes when full
  • Waiting List:  Available when teams are full.
  • Refunds: No Refunds provided after Team Assignments. 
  • More Info About VDBL: VDBL

VDBL Competitive

(formerly "Silver" Division)

  • Girls Grades/Divisions: 5th-8th
  • Boys Grades/Divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-8th 
  • Teams: Grouped by HS affiliation
  • Team Formation: Based on evaluation (2nd Division)
  • Registration: Opens July 1, closes when full
  • Waiting List:  Available when teams are full.
  • Refunds: No Refunds provided after Team Assignments. 
  • More Info About VDBL HereVDBL

REC Boys/Girls

  • Girls Grades/Divisions: 5th-6th
  • Boys Grades/Divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-8th 
  • Teams & Team Formation: Pre-formed teams allowed; Individuals make preferences/requests for teammates & coaches within Registration (Coaches may also communicate prospective team rosters in advance).  No evaluations/balancing of teams.  
  • Registration: Opens July 1, closes when full
  • Waiting List:  Available when teams are full.
  • Refunds: No Refunds provided after Team Assignments. 
  • More Info About RECREC

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