Leagues/teams are rostered on a first-come (registered), first-served basis.
Boys, Girls Divisions (Grades 1-2, 3-4)
This is a recreational league. However, beyond just participating or playing the game, the JBL provides an environment where devoted, professionally-trained coaches and young athletes can sincerely focus on developming fundamental skills. Ultimately, VABA's goal is to strive toward maximizing participants' potential on and off the court while developing a love for the great team sport of basketball.
There are two (2) boys divisions for grades 1-2 and grades 3-4 and two (2) girls divisions for grades 1-2 and 3-4. Within the boys 3rd-4th grade division, if appropriate, upper and lower divisions may be formed based on ability. Teams are formed based on the public school district where athletes attend school. All teams, comprised of 10 players each, taken on a first come first serve basis, are divided based on the public middle schools where they would be districted to attend (also applies to private and home-schooled students). The JBL ("Junior League") is not run directly by the schools, the middle schools, or their athletic directors and coaches. Games and practices take place at local elementary and middle schools.
Two (2) Boys Divisions: Grades 1-2, 3-4 (possibly 3rd-4th grade division divided based on ability, if appropriate)
Two (2) Girls Divisions: Grades 1-2, 3-4
Four (4) teams per school/mascot per division (see participating districts below)
ARCHANGELS (CCS): Charlottesville Catholic School
BLACK KNIGHTS (Charlottesville HS): Burnley-Moran, Clark, Greenbrier, Jackson Via, Johnson, Venable
CARDINALS (Free Union): Free Union School
DRAGONS (Greene County HS): All Greene County Schools
EAGLES (Covenant): The Covenant School
FLUCOS (Fluvanna MS): Central, Columbia, Cunningham
LIONS (Louisa Co): Moss-Nuckols, Thomas Jefferson, Trevilians
LIONS (Regents): Regents School, Home-school
MUSTANGS (Monticello HS): Cale, Red Hill, Scottsville, Stone-Robinson, Stony Point, Yancey
PATRIOTS (Albemarle HS): Agnor-Hurt, Baker-Butler, Broadus Wood, Greer, Hollymead, Stone-Robinson, Stony Point, Woodbrook
SAINTS (St. Anne's Belfield): St. Anne's Belfield School
WARRIORS (W.Albemarle HS): Crozet, Brownsville, Meriwether Lewis, Murray
Small PRIVATE SCHOOLS (w/ no HS): Field, Peabody, Village, Waldorf, etc.
*All private school must have enough participants from their school to form a school team - otherwise, they will be placed within their public school district.
*Registrations are accepted first-come, first-serve, accepting the first 40 registrants (per age-group, per mascot).
*All new athletes who sign up (40 / age-group / mascot) will take part in an "Evaluation Day" in the fall in order to create balanced teams. Coaches & assistant coaches will have some input to team selection along with a draft process. Interested in being a head or assistant coach? Please email us today!
*Do you attend a Private School? If so, please attend the Evaluation Day that matches your "public school district." If unsure if you will have enough participants from your private school, encourage others in your school to participate! A minimum of 8 players is required, along with a coach.
*If you are unable to make it to your assigned evaluation day, please check the altermate date provided AND call or email and so we are prepared for your attendance. It is best if you can attend on your assigned date.
$185 (Boys - Grades 1-2)
$185 (Girls - Grades 1-2)
$210 (Boys - Grades 3-4)
$210 (Girls - Grades 3-4)
Sign-up DEADLINE: Your evaluation date! (will fill fast - see above)
*Please call if you miss your evaluation date!
*13+ week program (10+ games, 1 practice/week)
*Full & Partial Scholarships Available - apply today!
Grades: 1-2 & 3-4
Boys: Grades 1 - 2, Grades 3 - 4
Girls: Grades 1 - 2, Grades 3 - 4
Teams are formed on a first come, first serve basis. There are only 40 spots availabe for mascot teams for each grade division (4 teams of 10 will be formed for each). For questions or more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-305-2154.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! (make a deposit to hold your spot as roster spots are limited)
Click here if interested in the VDBL (Grades 5-8)
Limited/Delayed fall evaluations for JBL (grds. 1-4):
Normally, throughout September & October, VABA would host 10-12 large-scale, open,
in-person evaluations in order to assess each player’s abilities/skill-level/etc. in an effort
to balance teams and determine playing level. For the ’20-’21 season, VABA will be
using last season’s team assignments as well as comprehensive post-season coaches
evaluations (from the ’19-’20 season) for team assignments in order to balance teams.
Trained Coaches/Coaches Clinics: All JBL Head Coaches are professionally trained, through a series of "Coaches' Clinics," on a specific basketball curriculum of Coaching Ethics, Defensive and Offensive Play. All coaches are volunteeres. Team Managers and coaches are typically parents of participants. Parents assist with the running of game operations and serve to help support the league mission. There is no charge for JBL coaches to attend these clinics.