Youth Girls’ Basketball
The Girl’s Rec League is for players in 3rd through 6th grade. 7th grade girls that do not participate on a middle school team may also register. Each grade has an individual league and players should register for their grade level. Players that wish to play outside of their grade must consult with the League Board prior to registration. The Rec League starts on October 15 with player evaluation. Games are scheduled to begin in November or December and the season will end in early February with the league championship games.
Upon completion of league play, All Star teams will be formed to represent Vestavia in ARPA District and State Tournaments. Unlike league play, the teams competing in these events are required to be formed by age. 8U, 10U and 12U teams (must be under the age limit on September 1st or before) play in the District Tournament held in late February as well as the State Tournament held in early March.
Youth League Registration is $210.00. Registration includes a uniform, a shooter shirt, a back pack and a water bottle. Teams typically practice once per week and games are played on Saturday. No games are played during the school holidays however, teams may have optional practices. In addition to the season, the league offers skill nights during the Summer and Fall.
Developmental League Registration is also open for kindergarten, 1st grade & 2nd grade girls. The D League focuses on teaching young players the fundamental skills of running, passing, catching, ball handling, defense, court awareness and shooting through drills, games, and other fun activities. Once players begin to develop some proficiency with skills, limited competition may also be introduced. D League is led by the professional basketball trainers from J Smith Hoops (www.jsmithhoops.com). Volunteer parents also assist with organization and instruction in the D League. D League meets at Cahaba Heights Elementary on either Saturday Mornings, Sunday Afternoons and/or Monday Nights. The D League schedule typically begins in mid October and ends in mid December.