The City of Athens Parks and Recreation department operates the Athens FUNdamental basketball league. The league is for boys and girls ranging in age from kindergarten through 8th grade. The focus of this 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. All players will play a minimum of two complete quarters of each game. Players, in grades 3rd-8th, are placed on teams based on a skills assessment and draft.
Practices begin in November and are held at Athens city elementary schools during the week. Games are played December through January, with a championship tournament played in February.
The League is coached by volunteers and anyone wishing to be a coach, assistant coach or league volunteer must complete a coach/volunteer application and must pass a background check.