Basketball

House Basketball

The goal of our basketball program is for the children to have fun, improve their basketball skills, learn how to work as a team and learn how to deal with winning and losing in a positive manner that promotes good sportsmanship. The Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department offers co-ed clinics and league play for children of all ages. 

Please check the online registration system or the 2023-2024 Parent Handbook for more information.

  • Assessments will take place throughout the month of November. Please see the 2023/2024 Youth Basketball Handbook above for the exact assessment dates.
  • Practices will begin the week of November 27th

Practice Schedules

Game Schedules

Playoffs (4th-12th Grade only)

After the regular season, all 4th-12th grade teams will play in a single-elimination postseason tournament. Every team will make the playoffs and will be seeded based on the regular season standings. 

  • Playoff schedules will be released in late February

Standings (no standings are kept for 2nd & 3rd-grade leagues)

Gym Locations

 Please see the list below for the gym abbreviation and location: 

2/3 Grade:
Community Center - Front Half – This is the front half of the gym at the Falls Church Community Center. This is the side that is closest to the lobby.
Community Center - Back Half – This is the back half of the gym at the Falls Church Community Center. Furthest away from the lobby.

4/5 Grade:
Timber Lane Gym – Timber Lane Elementary
Oak Street Gym – Oak Street Elementary

6th-12th Grade:
Meridian - Main Gym– This is the Main Gym at Meridian High School.
Meridian - Aux Gym – This is the Auxiliary Gym at Meridian High School.
Community Center – This is the Falls Church Community Center.
Mary Ellen Henderson - This is the gym at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School.

Select Basketball

For those 6th-8th grade basketball players interested in a more competitive and highly skilled environment, Falls Church Recreation & Parks will sponsor teams in the FCYBL Select Basketball League. All players must try out and be selected for the age-appropriate team. Teams will be formed based on need. There will not necessarily be teams in each age/gender group. 

Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will begin after October 1, 2023. 

*New as of 2021-2022*
Any player that wishes to play in the select league and the house league, must play up a grade in the house league.

  • 6th grade select - would be treated as a 7th grader in the house league.
  • 7th grade select - would be treated as an 8th grader in the house league.
  • 8th grade select - would be treated as a 9th grader in the house league.

*New as of 2023-2024*
All new teams must have a roster that consists of a majority of City of Falls Church residents. Players outside of the City may still be considered for a roster spot, but teams will not be formed unless there is enough participation from players who live within the City of Falls Church to meet the minimum roster requirement.

It is recommended that players attend as many tryouts as possible for their age group, but players must attend at least one tryout in order to be eligible for a team.


 7th Grade Boys Date Time Location
Please use this link to RSVP: 7th Grade Boys - RSVP
 Tryout 19/30/2310:00am-12:00pmMary Ellen Henderson Middle School
 Tryout 210/3/237:15-9:15pmMeridian High School - Main Gym
 Tryout 310/7/2310:00am-12:00pmMeridian High School - Aux Gym

 8th Grade BoysDate  Time Location
Please use this link to RSVP: 8th Grade Boys - RSVP
 Tryout 110/1/231:00-3:00pmMeridian High School - Main Gym
Tryout 210/3/237:30-9:00pmMeridian High School - Aux Gym
Tryout 310/4/237:30-9:00pmMeridian High School - Aux Gym


6th Grade GirlsDateTimeLocation
Please use this link to RSVP: 6th Grade Girls - RSVP
Tryout 19/30/2312:00-2:00pmMary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Tryout 210/2/237:30-9:00pmMeridian High School - Aux Gym


Co-ed Youth Clinics

Little Hoopers - Ages 3-4

The Little Hoopers is a program designed to develop young players’ love and interest in basketball by providing the FUN-damental skills and techniques needed. Each session will include station work that focuses on different skills including shooting, dribbling, passing, and footwork. It gives parents and children the opportunity to work one-on-one and spend quality time together. A parent is asked to stay with their child. The clinic will be held once a week for six weeks on Saturdays. This clinic will take place at Shrevewood Elementary School, 7525 Shrevew Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043.

Fee: City Resident: $115; Non-City Resident: $135

 Activity # DatesDayTimeLocation 
 621103-A Jan 6 - Feb 10, 2024Saturday9:00am - 9:45amShrevewood Elementary
621103-BJan 6 - Feb 10, 2024Saturday10:00am-10:45amShrevewood Elementary


Junior Ballers - Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Our Junior Ballers clinic is the perfect place for your little ones to learn the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and supportive environment! Geared towards kindergartners and first graders, our clinic will focus on the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Our experienced coaches will use age-appropriate drills and games to help your child develop coordination, teamwork, and confidence on the court. The clinics will be held weekly for six weeks. 

Fee: City Resident: $115; Non-City Resident: $135
 

Kindergarten Clinics

Activity #DatesDayTimeLocation
621105-AJan 8 - Feb 26, 2024*Mondays5:15-6:00pmFalls Church Community Center
621105-BJan 10 - Feb 14, 2024Wednesday5:15-6:00pmFalls Church Community Center
621105-CJan 6 - Feb 10, 2024Saturday9:00-9:45amPine Spring Elementary
621105-DJan 6 - Feb 10, 2024Saturday10:00-10:45amPine Spring Elementary

*No classes on January 15th and February 19th.

1st Grade clinics:

Activity # Dates Day Time Location
621106-AJan 9 - Feb 13, 2023Tuesday5:15pm - 6:00pmFalls Church Community Center
621106-BJan 11 - Feb 15, 2024Thursday5:15pm - 6:00pmFalls Church Community Center
621106-CJan 6 - Feb 10, 2024Saturday11:00am - 11:45amPine Spring Elementary
621106-D Jan 6 - Feb 10, 2024Saturday12:00pm - 12:45pmPine Spring Elementary



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