Youth Athletics

Poquoson Parks and Recreation Sponsors Youth Athletic Leagues annually, for Fall Youth Soccer, Spring Youth Soccer, Spring Youth Volleyball Leagues; Fall Youth Volleyball  and Winter Youth Basketball League, and various Field Hockey Leagues Periodically during the calendar year.

Youth Basketball League

Season Runs Early December 2017–Early March 2018
Boys and Girls Ages 6-18
Registration Deadline: NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Program #300
Registration Fee $70 Residents/ $80 Non-residents
Players MUST REGISTER by the deadline to be guaranteed a spot for team placement.
Players who sign up late are not guaranteed placement & will be put on a waiting list until a spot is available.
A late fee of $15.00 per child will be charged after November 17, 2017.

All players will be assigned teams through a placement and evaluation process. Attendance at this evaluation
program is critical. Parents will be notified of the evaluation times following registration.
Volunteer coaches are needed for the league in all age divisions. Coaches may only have 1 assistant per team.
Players will be taken first come, first paid, as they register. Participation numbers are limited to the number of coaches available, and available gym space. The season runs from mid-December thru early March.
Games begin in early January. Practices begin in early December following evaluations and team placement.
Coaches will set practice times for teams. Practice nights and time requests will not be considered for team
placement. Requests for specific practice times and/or coaches will not be honored.
No special request for team placements are accepted- (carpools, friends, coaches, etc.)

Age Divisions within the League:
HOT SHOTS: Ages 6, 7 & 8 co-ed not yet 9 as of March 1, 2018. (Lowered hoops)
(Minimum age –must be 6 by 3/1/18; no younger players accepted)
Ages 9 & 10 not yet 11 as of March 1, 2018 Boys & Girls
Ages 11 & 12 not yet 13 as of March 1, 2018 Boys & Girls
Ages 13 & 14 not yet 15 as of March 1, 2018 Boys & Girls
Ages 15 thru those in 12th grade at Poquoson High School (with high school playing eligibility remaining)
Boys & Girls

*JV and Varsity High School basketball players are not permitted to play in the recreation basketball league.
To play above your respective age division: Players may move up an age division only at the request of the parent. To play above your appropriate age group, an Age Waiver must be completed at the time of registration. You may only play above your age group by one year. There are no exceptions to this rule.
No player may play below their respective age division-unless there are special accommodations requested.
In order to conduct each age division, a minimum number of participants must enroll on time. Each age division is not guaranteed and holding divisions is based on enrollment numbers. No call-in registration is accepted. No registration is complete until the registration form is received and fee is paid in full.
All registrations are taken at Poquoson Community Recreation. Registration forms and procedures are available within this guide, on our website, or at the Community Recreation Office.
Cost per player: $70, non-resident: $80 ($5 discount for siblings).
No refunds for Basketball will be granted for any reason after December 1, 2017.
Note: Late registration after December 2 will not be available.

Hoop It Up Basketball Ages 4-6

Together parent and child will work to learn passing, dribbling, and shooting skills. This program is not a league experience but an interactive skills program designed to teach the skills of basketball using fun games. Each player receives a junior basketball as part of the program. Open to Boys and Girls. Each player needs a parent present at each session ready to participate. Must be 4 by start of program.
Instructor: Joe & Darcey Chiappazzi;
5 Sessions on Wednesday evenings; Poquoson Elementary Gym
Dates: January 17, 24 31, February 7, 14.
Time each eveining: 5:30-6:15pm

Program: #108 Cost: $55 resident/$65 non-resident
Deadline: January 10