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 2021/2022 Youth Basketball Handbook for more information.
  • Assessments will take place throughout the month of November. Please see the 2021/2022 Youth Basketball Handbook above for the exact assessment dates.
  • Practices will begin the week of November 29th

​COVID-19 Guidelines:


  • Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well!
  • Do not enter the gym until your scheduled time.
  • Players should bring their own basketball and water bottle to practice and games each week. We will supply a game ball for each game.
  • Benches will be spread apart to allow for social distancing.
  • Players and coaches must wear a mask while on the sideline, but players on the court will not be required to wear a mask.
  • All spectators and coaches must wear a mask at all times in the building regardless of vaccination status.
  • The number of spectators is going to be limited for games and practices. All spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times.
    • First Touch and Early Hoopers Clinics – 1 parent/guardian per child
    • 2nd/3rd grade leagues – 1 parent/guardian per child
    • 4th/5th grade leagues – 2 parents/guardians per child
    • 6th – 12th grade leagues – 4 spectators per child except for games at the Falls Church   Community Center. We will only allow 2 spectators per child for all 6th-12th grade games at the Falls Church Community Center.
    • Our spectator policy is subject to change throughout the season.

Practice Schedules

Practice schedules will be released in late November

Game Schedules


Game schedules will be released in mid-December.

​Standings


Standings will be posted once games begin in January

Gym Locations


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

2/3 Grade:
GYM-CENTR-GYM1 – This is the front half of the gym at the Falls Church Community Center. This is the side that is closest to the lobby.
GYM-CENTR-GYM2 – This is the back half of the gym at the Falls Church Community Center. Furthest away from the lobby.

4/5 Grade:
GYM-TIMBR-GYM – Timber Lane Elementary
GYM-OakSt-GYM – Oak Street Elementary

6th-12th Grade:
GYM-Meridian-GYM1 – This is the Main Gym at Meridian High School.
GYM-Meridian-GYM2 – This is the Auxiliary Gym at Meridian High School.
GYM-CENTR-GYM – This is the Falls Church Community Center.

Select Basketball

  

For those basketball players interested in a more competitive and highly skilled environment, Falls Church Recreation & Parks will sponsor several teams in the FCYBL Select Basketball League. All players will be required to try out and be selected to 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 2021-2022 season will begin after October 1st. Dates will be published once finalized with the coaches.

*New for 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.
  • 5th grade select - would be treated as a 6th grader 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.
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.
 5th Grade Boys  Date  Time  Location
 Tryout 1  10/1/21  6:00pm-7:15pm  Mary Ellen Henderson
 Tryout 2  10/2/21  9:00am-10:30am  Mary Ellen Henderson
 Tryout 3  10/7/21  6:00pm-7:15pm  Falls Church Community Center

 6th Grade Boys  Date  Time  Location
 Tryout 1  10/2/21 10:45am-12:15pm  Falls Church Community Center
 Tryout 2  10/5/21 6:00pm-7:15pm  Falls Church Community Center
 Tryout 3 10/6/21 6:00pm-7:30pm  Mary Ellen Henderson

 7th Grade Boys  Date  Time  Location
 Tryout 1  10/1/21 7:30pm-9:00pm  Mary Ellen Henderson 
 Tryout 2 10/2/21 10:45am-12:15pm Mary Ellen Henderson
 Tryout 3 10/7/21 7:30pm-9:00pm Falls Church Community Center

 8th Grade Boys Date   Time  Location
 Tryout 1  10/6/21 7:30pm-9:00pm  Meridian High School - Aux Gym
 Tryout 2  10/9/21 10:45am-12:15pm  Meridian High School - Aux Gym 
 Tryout 3 10/13 7:30pm-9:00pm Meridian High School - Aux Gym

Co-ed Youth Clinics



1st Touch Clinics

Ages 3-4

1st Touch is a program designed to develop your young player's love and interest in basketball by providing the FUN-damental skills and techniques needed. A six-session course open to boys and girls ages 3-4. Each 45-minute session will include station work that focuses on different skills to include shooting, dribbling, passing, and footwork. It gives parents and children the opportunity to work one-on-one and spend quality time together.  Ages are as of September 30th, 2021. A parent is asked to stay with their child.  The clinic will be held once a week for six weeks on Saturdays. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and basketball. 

Fee: Resident: $105; Non-Resident: $125

3 Year Old Clinic:
 Activity #  Dates Day Time Location 
 621103-A
 Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2022 Saturday 9:00am - 9:45am Shrevewood Elementary 

4 Year Old Clinic:
Activity #  Dates Day Time Location 
 621103-B
 Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2022 Saturday 10:00am - 10:45am Shrevewood Elementary 


Early Hoopers Clinics

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

The co-ed Early Hoopers Basketball Clinics are once-per-week instructional clinics open to children currently enrolled in Kindergarten or 1st grade. Clinics will focus on the basic fundamental skills and rules of basketball as they begin to prepare the participant for league competition through instruction on skills such as shooting, dribbling, and passing as well as some basic team play.  The clinics will be held for seven weeks on weeknights or Saturdays. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a basketball.   

Fee: Resident: $105; Non-Resident: $125

Kindergarten clinics:
Activity #  Dates  Day  Time  Location
621105-A Jan 10 - Mar 7, 2022 Monday 5:15pm - 6:00pm Falls Church Community Center
621105-B Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2022 Wednesday 5:15pm - 6:00pm Falls Church Community Center
621105-C Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2022 Saturday 11:00am - 11:45am Shrevewood Elementary 

1st Grade clinics:
Activity #  Dates  Day  Time  Location
621106-A Jan 11 - Feb 22, 2022 Tuesday 5:15pm - 6:00pm Falls Church Community Center
621106-B Jan 13 - Feb 24, 2022 Thursday 5:15pm - 6:00pm Falls Church Community Center
621106-C Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2022 Saturday 12:00pm - 12:45pm Shrevewood Elementary