FUNdamental Basketball

Youth Basketball League

The City of Athens Parks and Recreation department operates the Athens youth basketball league.  Registration for the 2023-2024 season is November 1st-26th.  The league is for boys and girls ranging in age from pre-k through 6th grade.  The focus of this recreational league is to teach the fundamentals of basketball, introduce new players to the game, and to improve the health of the players through physical exercise. This is done with a maximum two-hour per week commitment, with one hour set aside for practice and one hour for games and with all players playing a minimum of two complete quarters of each game. 

The cost is $75 per player, which includes a reversible NBA jersey and matching shorts, a basketball, secondary medical insurance for each player, background checks for coaches, and game official expenses.

There will be a skills assessment on Monday, November 27 at 6 pm, for 3rd through 6th graders at the former Westside Elementary School. Pre-k through 2nd grade do not have a skills assessment.

Practices will begin in December and will be held at the former North City and Westside elementary schools during the week. Games are currently scheduled for the following Saturdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 17, 24, with the possibility of some Friday evening games, at Athens City Middle School.

Applications are also being accepted for volunteer coaches and assistants. Anyone wishing to coach, or assist, will be required to pass a background check, and complete a training course.  Coaches must also complete the online training courses below.

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Coach/Volunteer Application
Concussion Training
Cardiac Arrest Training

Youth Basketball