skip navigation

General VABA League Info

LIMITED CAPACITY!

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

SEE VABA'S COVID-19 Refund Policy

VABA Winter League registrants are eligible for up to a 100% program-fee refund (related to COVID-19).

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 (using post-season evaluations from 2019-20 season as well as adjusted/limited December evaluations)            
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start first week of January)                        
*16 total practices (Jan.. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (starting weekend of Jan. 9-10)                       
*8-10 games (Jan. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*Cost: $290      
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY!)

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 (using post-season evaluations from 2019-20 season as well as adjusted/limited December evaluations)            
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start first week of January)                        
*16 total practices (Jan.. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (starting weekend of Jan. 9-10)                       
*8-10 games (Jan. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*Cost: $290      
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY!)

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 register 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 (start first week of January)                        
*8 total practices (Jan.. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays (starting weekend of Jan. 9-10)                       
*8-10 games (Jan. - Feb.)                           
*Cost: $160   
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY!)

Winter League Registration 2020-21

Click here to register for this season's winter league!

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

Teams will fill fast!
Over 180 teams in the 2019-20 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/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 (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 (using post-season evaluations from 2019-20 season as well as adjusted/limited December evaluations)            
*Reversible full mesh uniform, shooting shirt           
*2 practices/week (start first week of January)                        
*16 total practices (Jan.. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays or Sundays (starting weekend of Jan. 9-10)                       
*8-10 games (Jan. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*Cost: $290      
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY!)

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 register 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 (using post-season evaluations from 2019-20 season as well as adjusted/limited December evaluations)            
*T-shirt (Grds. 1-2), Mesh Jersey + Shooting shirt (Grds. 3-4)  
*1 practices/week (start first week of January)                        
*8 total practices (Jan.. - Feb.)                            
*Games on Saturdays (starting weekend of Jan. 9-10)                       
*8-10 games (Jan. - Feb.)
*No half-court zone defense                                 
*Cost: $185 (1-2), $210 (3-4)      
*No refunds given after team assignments are made (SEE REFUND POLICY!)