Youth Basketball

children with basketball coach

Instructional basketball is a popular recreational basketball program for boys and girls in Kindergarten to 2nd grade. We focus on increasing balance, coordination and fine motor skills while learning the fundamentals of basketball. This is a noncompetitive beginner league emphasizing basic skills, good sportsmanship, and fun!.

Teams are assigned to the closest available gym. The instructional league includes four practices and four scrimmages. All practices and scrimmages are one hour and are played on Saturdays.

We also offer additional opportunities for children interested in basketball, including skills classes and camps at MCR community centers.

Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Opens Oct. 3, 2022
Registration Closes Nov. 30, 2022
Practice Begins Jan. 7, 2023
Games Begin Feb. 4, 2023

Ages or Grade Level

Kindergarten-2nd grade

Practices

  • Total of 4 practices
  • One hour each Saturday in January at a gym selected by the team coach

Scrimmages

  • Total of 4 scrimmages. No playoffs.
  • Scrimmages are played on Saturdays at Recreation Center or MCPS school gyms.

Individual Players

  • Individuals will be assigned to teams as space allows.
  • Placement of individuals is contingent on sufficient registrations to form a team and the recruitment of a volunteer coach.
  • After teams have been formed, coaches will contact the player to confirm the location and time for practices.

Preformed Teams

  • Coaches must submit a roster consisting of no more than 10 players.
  • MCR reserves the right to add players to rosters with less than 10 players.
  • Players need to specify the coach when registering so MCR can ensure the team is formed correctly.
  • Coaches cannot submit one registration form on behalf of the team. All players must register individually.

Registration Schedules

Questions on Your Team?

Email your league coordinator, Derrick Felton:
derrick.felton@montgomerycountymd.gov

Facility Feedback

For questions or concerns regarding facility conditions, contact:
Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
Phone: 240-777-2725
Email: CUPF@montgomerycountymd.gov
CUPF staff are available from:
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reminders

  • We encourage all players to play at their current grade level. However, if desired, a player or a team may “play up” one grade level. Players cannot “play down” a grade level.

Rules

Instructional Basketball Rules

Basketball Coaches - Volunteer

Recreation is so thankful for the service of our volunteers, who help ensure that our programs run smoothly. Their efforts make an incredible positive impact on the players that they work with. Parents, we encourage you to be more than spectators, by contributing your time as a volunteer coach, as well as being your child’s greatest fan.

As a coach you'll be setting examples that will stick with children for the rest of their lives. You have an obligation and responsibility to teach them the right things - in basketball and life.

To make a positive influence I will:

  • Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions.
  • At all times, act to protect the principles of fun, safety and development of all athletes.
  • Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, officials and opposing coaches.
  • Display control and professionalism at all times under any circumstance.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, and spectators.
  • Refrain from physical contact with athletes except where necessary for the development of the athletes’ skill(s) or athletic ability.
  • Be aware and understand the role and influence of a coach as an educator, imparting knowledge of skill as well as proper personal, academic, and social behavior.
  • Be reasonable in my demands on athletes' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Agree to abide by all MCR rules and regulations.

Skills

  • Coaching
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Basketball

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation Meeting
  • Approximately 1.5 hours per week
  • Communication with children's parents
  • Manage player’s practices and games
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Are you a Coach with a pre-formed team?

Winter 2023 Instructional Coaches Packet • Download PDF


Interested in coaching?

We need adult volunteers to coach Basketball for children and youth ages 5-17. We prefer volunteers with knowledge of Basketball rules who demonstrate good character, patience and have a desire to help children and youth learn.

  1. Inquiry Form

  2. Volunteer Registration Form

  3. Complete  HEADS UP Concussion Certification (2 year Renewal)


Coaches Handbook

Coaches Handbook • Download PDF

Dribble… Pass… Shoot… Score. Boys and girls have fun playing basketball while learning the fundamental of the game. We strive to provide a rich environment that fosters development of basketball fundamentals while also advancing skills in teamwork, discipline, friendship and sportsmanship. The youth basketball league is for novice to experienced players who wish to learn while playing in a recreational atmosphere. Volunteer head coaches needed and volunteer assistant coaches welcomed.

The regular winter season runs from December until March, with teams practicing one night each week and playing a game each weekend, Saturday or Sunday.

We also offer additional opportunities for children interested in basketball, including skills classes and camps at MCR community centers.

Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Opens Oct. 3, 2022
Registration Closes Nov. 10, 2022
Practice Begins Nov. 28, 2022
Games Begin Jan. 7, 2023

Ages or Grade Level

3rd – 8th grade

Practices

All teams practice once per week.

Games

  • Total of 8 games. No playoffs.
  • Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays at Recreation Center or MCPS school gyms.
  • Games for grades 3-4 are officiated by MCR seasonal staff, grades 5 – 8 games are officiated by IAABO
  • League follows the National Federation of State High School Association Rules

Individual Players

  • Individuals will be assigned to teams as space allows.
  • Placement of individuals is contingent on sufficient registrations to form a team and the recruitment of a volunteer coach.
  • After teams have been formed, coaches will contact the player to confirm the location and time for practices.

Preformed Teams

  • Players need to specify the coach when registering so MCR can ensure the team is formed correctly. Coaches cannot submit one registration form on behalf of the team.
  • All players must register individually.
Registration
 

Reminders

We encourage all players to play at their current grade level. However, if desired, a player or a team may “play up” one grade level. Players cannot “play down” a grade level.

Questions or Need Additional Players on Your Team?

Email your league coordinator:
Mid/East- Jennifer Dover
North (formerly Up County)- Jennifer Dover
West (Saturdays) (formerly Bethesda/Potomac)- Shawn Robinson
West (Sundays) (formerly Bethesda/Potomac)- William Woodward

Facility Feedback

For questions or concerns regarding facility conditions, contact:
Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
Phone: 240-777-2725
Email: CUPF@montgomerycountymd.gov
CUPF staff are available from:
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rules

Rules for Youth Basketball

Basketball Coaches - Volunteer

Recreation is so thankful for the service of our volunteers, who help ensure that our programs run smoothly. Their efforts make an incredible positive impact on the players that they work with. Parents, we encourage you to be more than spectators, by contributing your time as a volunteer coach, as well as being your child’s greatest fan.

As a coach you'll be setting examples that will stick with children for the rest of their lives. You have an obligation and responsibility to teach them the right things - in basketball and life.

To make a positive influence I will:

  • Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions.
  • At all times, act to protect the principles of fun, safety and development of all athletes.
  • Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, officials and opposing coaches.
  • Display control and professionalism at all times under any circumstance.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, and spectators.
  • Refrain from physical contact with athletes except where necessary for the development of the athletes’ skill(s) or athletic ability.
  • Be aware and understand the role and influence of a coach as an educator, imparting knowledge of skill as well as proper personal, academic, and social behavior.
  • Be reasonable in my demands on athletes' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Agree to abide by all MCR rules and regulations.

Skills

  • Coaching
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Basketball

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation Meeting
  • Approximately 3 hours per week
  • Communication with children's parents
  • Manage player’s practices and games
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Middle School Clusters

MID-EAST: Argyle MS, Banneker MS, Briggs Chaney MS, Eastern MS, Farquhar MS, Francis Scott Key MS, A. Mario Loiederman MS, Newport Mill MS, Parkland MS, Rosa M. Parks MS, Shannon MS, Silver Spring International MS, Sligo MS, Takoma Park MS, White Oak MS

NORTH: Baker MS, Clemente MS, Forest Oak MS, Gaithersburg MS, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr MS, Kingsview MS, Lakelands Park MS, John Poole MS, Montgomery Village MS, Neelsville MS, Redland MS, Ridgeview MS, Rocky Hill MS, Shady Grove MS, Hallie Wells MS

WEST: Cabin John MS, Hoover MS, Julius West MS, North Bethesda MS, Pyle MS, Robert Frost MS, Tilden MS, Silver Creek MS, Westland MS & Wood MS


Are you a Coach with a pre-formed team?

Winter 2023 Mid-East Coaches Packet • Download PDF
Winter 2023 North Coaches Packet • Download PDF
Winter 2023 West Coaches Packet • Download PDF


Interested in coaching?

We need adult volunteers to coach Basketball for children and youth ages 5-17. We prefer volunteers with knowledge of Basketball rules who demonstrate good character, patience and have a desire to help children and youth learn.

  1. Submit Inquiry Form
  2. Upon acceptance, submit Volunteer Registration Form
  3. Complete Headsup Concussion Certification (2 year Renewal)

Coaches Handbook

Coaches Handbook • Download PDF

A recreation basketball league for high school youth that fosters development of basketball fundamentals while also advancing skills in teamwork, discipline, friendship and sportsmanship. Separate leagues for boys and girls are planned for each grade. We provide an opportunity for high school players (varsity, junior varsity, and novice) to compete in a formal but fun league!

The regular winter season runs from December until March, with teams practice one night each week and playing a game each weekend, Saturday or Sunday.

We also offer additional opportunities for children interested in basketball, including skills classes and camps at MCR community centers.

Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Opens Oct. 3, 2022
Registration Closes Nov. 30, 2022
Practice Begins Nov. 28, 2022
Games Begin Jan. 7, 2023

Ages or Grade Level

9th – 12th grade

Practices

All teams practice one evening per week.

Games

  • Total of 8 games with no playoffs.
  • Games are played on Saturdays grade (for grades 9 & 10, boys and girls) or Sundays (for grades 11 & 12, boys and girls) at Recreation Centers or MCPS school gyms.
  • Games are officiated by IAABO
  • League follows the National Federation of State High School Association Rules.

Individual Players

  • Individuals will be assigned to teams as space allows
  • Placement of individuals is contingent on sufficient registrations to form a team and the recuritment of a volunteer coach
  • After teams have been formed, coaches will contact the player to confirm the location and time for practices

Preformed Teams

  • MCR reserves the right to add players to rosters with less than 10 players.
  • Players need to specify the coach when registering so MCR can ensure the team is formed correctly. Coaches cannot submit one registration form on behalf of the team.
  • All players must register individually
Registration
 

Reminders

We encourage all players to play at their current grade level. However, if desired, a player or a team may “play up” one grade level. Players cannot “play down” a grade level.

Questions or Need Additional Players on Your Team?

Email your league coordinator, Will Johnson:
will.johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov

Facility Feedback

For questions or concerns regarding facility conditions, contact:
Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
Phone: 240-777-2725
Email: CUPF@montgomerycountymd.gov
CUPF staff are available from:
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rules

High School Basketball Rules

Basketball Coaches - Volunteer

Recreation is so thankful for the service of our volunteers, who help ensure that our programs run smoothly. Their efforts make an incredible positive impact on the players that they work with. Parents, we encourage you to be more than spectators, by contributing your time as a volunteer coach, as well as being your child’s greatest fan.

As a coach you'll be setting examples that will stick with children for the rest of their lives. You have an obligation and responsibility to teach them the right things - in basketball and life.

To make a positive influence I will:

  • Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions.
  • At all times, act to protect the principles of fun, safety and development of all athletes.
  • Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, officials and opposing coaches.
  • Display control and professionalism at all times under any circumstance.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, and spectators.
  • Refrain from physical contact with athletes except where necessary for the development of the athletes’ skill(s) or athletic ability.
  • Be aware and understand the role and influence of a coach as an educator, imparting knowledge of skill as well as proper personal, academic, and social behavior.
  • Be reasonable in my demands on athletes' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Agree to abide by all MCR rules and regulations.

Skills

  • Coaching
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Basketball

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation Meeting
  • Approximately 3 hours per week
  • Communication with children's parents
  • Manage player’s practices and games
basketball and clipboard image

Are you a Coach with a pre-formed team?

Winter 2023 HS Coaches Packet • Download PDF


Interested in coaching?

We need adult volunteers to coach Basketball for children and youth ages 5-17. We prefer volunteers with knowledge of Basketball rules who demonstrate good character, patience and have a desire to help children and youth learn.

  1. Submit Inquiry Form
  2. Upon acceptance, submit Volunteer Registration Form
  3. Complete Headsup Concussion Certification (2 year Renewal)

Coaches Handbook

Coaches Handbook | Download PDF

Rising Star is a highly competitive league for boys and girls in grades 5-8. Players must be on a pre-formed team with a coach in order to register.

We strive to provide a rich environment that fosters development of basketball fundamentals while also advancing skills in teamwork, discipline, friendship and sportsmanship.

The regular winter season runs from December until March, with a game played each weekend, Saturday or Sunday. Coaches must coordinate uniforms and practice times for their teams.

We also offer additional opportunities for children interested in basketball, including skills classes and camps at MCR community centers.

Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Opens Oct. 3, 2022
Practices Open For Registration Nov. 21, 2022
Practices Begin (confirm with permit) Nov. 28, 2022
Registration Closes Nov. 30, 2022
Schedule Request Due Dec. 11, 2022
Coaches Meeting Dec. 13, 2022
Schedules Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Games Begin (Saturday) Jan 7. 2023
Games Begin (Sunday) Jan. 8, 2023
Second Payment Plan Due Jan. 23, 2023

Ages or Grade Level

5th–8th grade (current school year)

Practices

Teams must arrange practice for their own times. If you are unable to find your own practice time, you can purchase an hour of practice per week, with Montgomery County Recreation.


Games

  • Total of 8 games
  • Top 4 teams make a single elimination playoff
  • Games are played on a combination of Saturdays and Sundays depending on grade level at Recreation Centers or MCPS school gyms.
  • Games are officiated by IAABO.
  • League follows the National Federation of State High School Association Rules.

Individual Players

No individual players accepted. Team registration only.

Preformed Teams

  • Coaches must submit a completed roster consisting of at least 8 and up to 12, total players.
  • All player information with the required signatures must be on the roster.
Registration
 

Reminders

We encourage all players to play at their current grade level. However, if desired, a player or a team may “play up” one grade level. Players cannot “play down” a grade level.

Questions?

Email your league coordinator, Christopher Oyer: Christopher.Oyer@montgomerycountymd.gov

Facility Feedback

For questions or concerns regarding facility conditions, contact:
Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
Phone: 240-777-2725
Email: CUPF@montgomerycountymd.gov
CUPF staff are available from:
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Basketball Coaches - Volunteer

Recreation is so thankful for the service of our volunteers, who help ensure that our programs run smoothly. Their efforts make an incredible positive impact on the players that they work with. Parents, we encourage you to be more than spectators, by contributing your time as a volunteer coach, as well as being your child’s greatest fan.

As a coach you'll be setting examples that will stick with children for the rest of their lives. You have an obligation and responsibility to teach them the right things - in basketball and life.

To make a positive influence I will:

  • Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions.
  • At all times, act to protect the principles of fun, safety and development of all athletes.
  • Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, officials and opposing coaches.
  • Display control and professionalism at all times under any circumstance.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, and spectators.
  • Refrain from physical contact with athletes except where necessary for the development of the athletes’ skill(s) or athletic ability.
  • Be aware and understand the role and influence of a coach as an educator, imparting knowledge of skill as well as proper personal, academic, and social behavior.
  • Be reasonable in my demands on athletes' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Agree to abide by all MCR rules and regulations.
basketball and clipboard image

Interested in coaching?

New coaches to Montgomery County Recreation are required to:

  1. Submit Inquiry Form
  2. Upon acceptance, submit Volunteer Registration Form
  3. Complete the Background Screening | Form Coming Soon
  4. Schedule fingerprinting appointment | Form Coming Soon
  5. Complete Headsup Concussion Certification (2 year Renewal)

Coaches Forms:


Coaches Handbook