Williamsburg Parks and Rec Prepping for Youth Winter Basketball Leagues

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The Quarterpath Recreation Center will play host to upcoming youth winter basketball leagues. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)
The Quarterpath Recreation Center will play host to upcoming youth winter basketball leagues. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation will begin accepting registrations for its boys and girls youth winter basketball leagues starting Sept. 1.

The leagues, which are broken up into 6 and under, 8 and under, 10 and under and 12 and under age groups, will begin practicing in early November and will start playing games at the beginning of December.

“Each team will play eight games and will typically play once a week,” Recreation Supervisor Tyler Cobb said. “You will also have a practice or two mixed in each week.”

Games will be played at Quarterpath Recreation Center and the James City County Recreation Center. Practices will be held at both locations and additional school venues as needed.

Open to players all skill levels, the winter basketball leagues have become the largest program organized by Williamsburg Parks and Recreation with 61 teams fielded last season.

“We receive a lot of positive reviews,” Cobb said of the leagues. “To see it keep growing is a good thing. We have a lot of coaches that come back year after year to give back the community and volunteer their time.”

Teams are coached on a volunteer basis, with each coach undergoing a national criminal background check before being approved.

The deadline to register for the leagues is Sept. 30. Registration can be completed at Quarterpath Recreation Center or online by clicking here.