Youth Basketball

Elite Basics of Basketball
This clinic is designed for the gym rat who wants to be challenged. This clinic provides individualized guard and post player development with a focus on; advanced dribbling, educated and calculated ball handling, high percentage shooting as well as a variety of post moves in a small group setting with maximum intensity. Limit of 18 participants.

Resident Fee: $200 • Non-Resident Fee: $205

  Location Day Dates Time  
Age 13+ Port Tobacco Su Sep 8-Oct 20 3:00-5:00p Register

Basics of Basketball
This clinic focuses on basic fundamentals and skills of basketball. Skills and drills will be taught during half court and full court segments on both offense and defense. Each two-hour session will be broken down into four, 30-minute segments. First 30 minutes – basketball fundamentals will be taught; during the second 30 minutes – individual and team shooting; the next 30 minutes will cover half and full-court pressure defense, and the last 30-minute segment will include structured games. We hope to see the skills and drills that we teach implemented in structured games. During the structured play, games will stop so fundamentals may be stressed. The main focus is to teach and stress the fundamentals that are important to becoming a better basketball player.

Beginners — For players new to the sport or with less than two years of organized playing experience. Learn basic game rules and skills from experienced coaches to be better prepared for the upcoming season.

Advanced — For players that have played more than two years of organized basketball and are considered to be advanced. Learn advanced skills from experienced coaches to get ready for the upcoming season. The instructor will have the authority to move participants to the class that better fits their skill level.

Girls — Girls will learn basic game rules and skills from experienced coaches
to improve their playing ability. All skill levels welcome.

Resident Fee: $100 • Non-Resident Fee: $105 • Drop-In Fee: $20

    Location Day Dates Time  
Age 9+ Beg. Pt. Tobacco Su Sep 8-Oct 20 9:00-11:00a Register
  Adv. Pt. Tobacco Su Sep 8-Oct 20 1:00-3:00p Register
  Girls Pt. Tobacco Su Sep 8-Oct 20 11:00a-1:00p Register

Fall In-House Recreation Basketball Program
Non-competitive programs (six sessions) designed to develop skills and promote fun while participating in loosely organized games. Players go through four fundamental stations and play round-robin style games. This is not a league. *No class Oct 31.

Resident Fee: $40 • Non-Resident Fee: $45

  Location Day Dates Time  
Age 5-6 Wade M Sep 23-Oct 28 6:00-7:00p Register
  Port Tobacco Th Oct 3-Nov 14 6:00-7:00p Register
Age 7-8 Hanson W Oct 2-Nov 6 6:00-7:00p Register
  Port Tobacco Th Oct 3-Nov 14 6:00-7:00p Register

Coaches That Care Basketball Clinic
Coaches from the Charles County Youth Basketball Program work with players to develop the necessary skills for success in the upcoming season and beyond. Each of the coaches’ care deeply about helping children enjoy the game of basketball to its fullest extent. This clinic covers all aspects of play including fundamental skill development and team play.

Resident Fee: $30 • Non-Resident Fee: $35

  Location Day Dates Time  
Age 7-14 Henson Sa Oct 5-26 10:00a-Noon Register

Youth Basketball Leagues
The Department of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism’s community-based recreational youth leagues are, first and foremost, intended to provide a positive social experience for young boys and girls with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, fun, and exercise. Children are placed on teams based on area, age, height, and experience. Players and coaches receive a team shirt. It is your responsibility to select the correct shirt size (there is an additional $7 charge for new shirt requests). Leagues may be combined due to low program enrollment. Age is as of Sep 1, 2019. Carpool request, practice location requests, or requests for a particular coach cannot be guaranteed.

Registration: Use league code followed by region code (ex: 404060-NO)

Region Codes:
NO – Northern: Waldorf, Bryantown, Hughesville
SU – Southern: La Plata, Port Tobacco, Charlotte Hall, White Plains
WS – Western: Indian Head, Bryans Road, Nanjemoy, Pomfret, Welcome
PI – Piccowaxen: Cobb Island, Newburg (low registration in the Piccowaxen area will require playing in the Southern Area)

Pee Wee League
This non-competitive program is designed to develop skills and promote fun in a “Good S.P.O.R.T.S.” atmosphere while participating in loosely organized games. One hour practice or game held each Saturday. Practices start in December. Age as of Sep 1, 2019.

Registration Fee: $65 • Registration Deadline: Oct 23

League   League  
Girls - Age 5 Register Boys - Age 5 Register
Girls - Age 6-7 Register Boys - Age 6-7 Register

Co-Ed and Girls League
Have fun playing while learning fundamentals of basketball in a “Good S.P.O.R.T.S.” atmosphere, bringing together families and aspiring players weekly in an effort to learn and practice the fundamentals of the game. Practices will start no later than 8:00p, M-F starting in late Nov. Coaches will contact players regarding practice schedules. Girls 8-10, 11-14 and Co-Ed 15-18 will be countywide leagues. Evenings games are possible. All teams will participate in a postseason tournament. Age as of Sep 1, 2019. 18-year-olds must play at a high school level.

Registration Fee: $80 • Registration Deadline: Oct 23

League   League  
Girls - Age 8-10 Register Boys - Age 11-12 Register
Girls - Age 11-14 Register Boys - Age 13-14 Register
Boys - Age 8 Register Co-Ed - Age 15-18 Register
Boys - Age 9-10 Register    

Countywide Select Basketball Tryouts 
Must be registered for the Youth Co-Ed or Girls Basketball League to participate in the Select League.

Our Select Basketball program is designed for higher-skilled basketball players and runs in conjunction with our Youth Basketball leagues. If interested, there is a mandatory tryout where players are evaluated. Players are encouraged to attend both tryouts. Any player not selected will play in the Youth Boys or Girls Basketball leagues. Players can only play on one team. Under no circumstances will players be allowed to play above their age group. Age as of Sep 1, 2019.

All tryouts held at Davis Community Center.

Day Date Age Group Time Age Group Time
Tu Oct 16 Boys - 9-10 6:00-8:00p Boys - 13-14 8:00-9:15p
W Oct 17 Boys - 11-12 6:00-8:00p Girls - 11-14 8:00-9:15p
Tu Oct 23 Boys - 11-12 6:00-8:00p Girls - 11-14 8:00-9:15p
W Oct 24 Boys - 9-10 6:00-8:00p Boys - 13-14 8:00-9:15p