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Boys & Girls Youth Basketball

Rec League for Boys and Girls ages 5 - 18

WBBL Rec League

Known by most as the WBBL, our league is over 50 years old and is considered one of the top youth sports organizations in the Southeast. All players make a team and all players play in each game. Teams are divisionalized by age group and strengths making for fair, competitive, and fun games! 

The WBBL regular rec season is a well-developed and top-grade basketball opportunity. We have an exceptional staff and are well-known for the great sportsmanship our league fosters. Several of our coaches are former collegiate
 basketball players and athletes, allowing players to be mentored and motivated by someone who knows the game well!

Our regular season runs during the normal basketball season: teams are put together in October, while games (and practices) take place in November, December, and January. 15-18 year olds finish their regular season in early February. Games are typically played on Saturdays, with teams practicing once or twice per week.

Cost is $240 for the entire season. Payment plans available when you register. 



Boys & Girls League: 5/6

Boys League: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, & 15-18

Girls Only League: 7/8, 9/10, 11-13 & 14-18

5-6 year olds (PNT) 3-on-3  8ft Goal 6 min qtrs 
7-8 year olds (INST) full court 7 or 8ft Goal 8 min qtrs Clock stops for free throws
9-10 year olds (TR) full court 9 or 10ft goals 8 min qtrs Clock stops for free throws
11-12 year olds (JV) full court 10ft goals 8 min qtrs Clock stops for free throws
13-14 year olds (VAR) full court 10ft goals 8 min qtrs Clock stops for free throws
14/15-18 year olds  full court 10ft goals 16 min halves Clock stops for free throws

Click here for a complete list of WBBL rules and FAQs. 

Each WBBL age group averages 30 teams (5-6 year olds and girls league will have fewer teams). Our regular season has roughly 200 total teams and 2000 athletes that participate in our league. Having such large groups of teams for all age groups is very rare in the Knoxville area, and we are proud to be able to offer excellent team sports for our athletes. Teams rarely repeat opponents during the season.

Additionally, the WBBL league accepts fully established teams into the 
league. Click here for instructions on how to register as a full team.

Most WBBL games are played in big gyms- typically high schools or middle school gyms in/around West Knoxville- with plenty of seating. In recent years we have added new game gyms courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club, Alice Bell Baptist Church, and Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Please be prepared to travel outside of West Knoxville for certain games. Admission for fans remains FREE.  Click here for a complete list of gym directions. 

The WBBL regular rec season is followed by the WBBL Tournament in mid to late January. Teams face-off in brackets determined by their regular season game results for the chance to win the first place trophy! 

2022-2023 Eval Nights



@ KAEC (5719 Kingston Pike)

Players MUST register for the 2022-2023 season online in advance to attending. 

Evaluation Schedule:

Ages as of 9/1/2022

BOYS & GIRLS 5-6 YEAR OLDS (COED PNT League) - 5:30 - 6:15 pm
BOYS & GIRLS 7-8 YEAR OLDS (INST & INST GO Leagues) - 6:15 - 6:45 pm
BOYS & GIRLS 9-10 YEAR OLDS (TR & TR GO Leagues) - 6:45 - 7:30 pm

BOYS 11-12 YEAR OLDS (JV League) - 7:30 - 8:15 pm
GIRLS 11-13 YEAR OLDS (JV GO League) - 7:30 - 8:15pm

BOYS 13-14 YEAR OLDS (VAR League) - 8:15 - 8:45 pm

BOYS 15-18 YEAR OLDS (HS League) - 8:45 - 9:00 pm
GIRLS 14-17 YEAR OLDS (HS GO League) - 8:45 - 9:00pm