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Rec League for Boys and Girls ages 5-18

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.

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.


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 and 14/17

5-6 year olds (PNT) 3-on-3  8ft Goal 6 min qtrs 
7-8 year olds (INST) full court 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
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 25 teams, so games can be scheduled with similarly skilled teams (5-6 year olds and girls league will have fewer teams).  Having such large groups of teams for all age groups is very rare and we are proud to be able to offer excellent team sports for kids.  The league also accepts fully established teams into the league. Click here for instructions on how to register as a full team.

All games are played in big gyms with lots of seating; High Schools or Middle School gyms around West Knoxville. The big arenas allow plenty of seating without fans sitting on top of each other. Click here for a complete list of gym directions. 

City Tournament

February is the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation City Championship Tournaments for each age group. Some players may choose for their season to be over after the late January WBBL Championship Tournaments, but many players want their season to go another couple of weeks, so they try out for a WBBL City Tournament team. In most age groups, the WBBL sends 2-5 teams to the City Championships. We work to find a team for every player that wants the City Tournament experience.