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Winter Basketball League

The Winter Basketball League is a developmental community league that has been in existence since 2008.

2022 Season Updates

We are pleased to announce that we have received approval from the County to proceed with games for indoor sports. Practices will begin the week of January 31st and the amended game schedules for each division are available below.

The February 19th games for the kindergarten-2nd grade division have been relocated to Takoma Park Elementary School. Game times will remain the same.

Important notes & reminders:

  • One spectator will be permitted per player for practices.
  • Properly fitting masks are required for players, coaches, and spectators over the age of two at all times
  • To the extent possible, physical distancing must be maintained.
  • If individuals have any COVID-like symptoms or have been in known close-contact with someone who has tested positive, do NOT attend the program until you consult with your healthcare provider.

The Winter Basketball League program goals are to:

  • Introduce youth to the fundamentals of basketball
  • Encourage personal improvement, sportsmanship, and fun
  • Provide comparable playing time for all participants
  • Meet new kids from community and surrounding areas

Winter Basketball League Registration Information

All divisions fill well before the season starts so don’t wait to sign up! If a division is full, your child will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if a spot on a team becomes available.

Safety Precautions

The league will follow the current COVID guidelines from the CDC and DHHS.  At this time all participants and coaches will be required to wear masks while in attendance of games and practices. Additionally, we encourage everyone eligible to get the vaccine, however it is not required to participate.

Team Requests

All team requests (i.e. coach, player, practice) must be made at the time of registration to be considered. Requests are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not guaranteed.

Important Winter Basketball League Documents

Documents – Rules & Conduct

WBL Flyer

Code of Conduct

Código de Conducta Deportiva

League Rules:

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Divisions

3rd and 4th Grade Division

5th – 8th Grade Divisions

Documents – Game Schedules

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd & 4th Grade Boys

3rd & 4th Grade Girls

5th & 6th Grade Boys

5th & 6th Grade Girls

7th & 8th Grade Boys

7th & 8th Grade Girls

 

All divisions fill so don’t wait to register!

Volunteer Coaches Needed

If interested in being a head or assistant coach this season, please contact the Recreation Department for more information.

Phone: 301-891-7290
Email: tpsports@takomaparkmd.gov

All of our volunteers are required to complete a background consent form prior to working directly with our youth. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link below to complete the online application. Please select Kristen Boone as the “individual requesting the background screening” when filling out the application.

Winter Basketball League Game & Practice Information

Games

The season will begin the weekend of January 31, 2022. Games will be on Saturdays.

The season is eight weeks long.*

*If there are game cancellations, the Recreation Department will reschedule a maximum of two games.

Practices

Practices will begin the week of January 31, 2022. All practices for each division will be held at the same school for the entire season. Practices are held once a week for one hour.

Specific practice day/time will be determined by coaches availability.

Inclement Weather and Game Cancellations

All of our games are held on Saturdays at facilities maintained by the Board of Education. For that reason,  we follow the guidance of Montgomery County regarding school closures and game cancellations.

If there are any cancellations, we immediately reach out to coaches who will in turn reach out to notify players’ families.

Dates

DateTimeEvent
October 13, 20218:30AMResident registration for the Winter Basketball League opens.
October 20, 20218:30AMNon-resident registration for Winter Basketball League opens.
January 31, 2022Winter Basketball League practices begin.
February 12, 2022First game of the season
March 19, 2022Last game of the season.

Register Online for Sports

You can register for sports leagues, camps, classes and reserve rentals through ActiveNet.

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Register online with Takoma Park’s ActiveNet.

Volunteer to Coach!

If interested in being a head or assistant coach this season, please contact our sports department:

tpsports@takomaparkmd.gov

Sports Sections

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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line