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West Bearden Basketball League

About the West Bearden Basketball League (WBBL)

For the last 50 years the WBBL has concentrated only on basketball and developing basketball players. Our league offers year-round basketball for young athletes ages 5-17. We are currently one of the largest rec basketball programs in East Tennessee, with roughly 250 teams and 2000 boys and girls playing in our WBBL Rec League Season. We are proud to offer independent boys and girls league in all age groups.

The WBBL fosters a culture of sportsmanship, education, and basketball development. We strive to make players and coaches more successful on and off the court through the game of basketball. We understand the value of fun and work ethic and implement both in all of our programs.

Parents, players, and coaches continue to choose us as their Knoxville basketball organization because of our commitment to their needs and our known reputation for sportsmanship.

The WBBL Believes

... that youth sports should be fun.  

... that incremental learning is the secret to success in life and on the court.  

... that youth can take the passion they have for something (basketball) and combine it with a positive attitude to get a little bit better. Everyday the are in the gym with WBBL, the staff is focused on helping players develop confidence that leads to success.  

... the proper effort put into basketball can help teach productive life skills.

...  that most competitive games end with a winner and a loser and the result should not have a high value judgement related to it.  

... it is the process not the result that improves us.

... that good sportsmanship is key in youth sports.


The WBBL is highly interested in developing not only lifetime basketball enjoyment and quality high school players, but also coaches and referees.There is a pathway at the WBBL to becoming a youth coach or referee.  The WBBL is always looking for the next leaders of Knoxville's basketball community. 

Many young people have found that the lessons they learned teaching younger children and the credibility that the experience added to their resume has helped them get into college programs.  Many college grad students have found that interning with us has been a good fit them.

Being mentored as a referee can lead to a good part-time income regardless of where one lives or what time of the year it is. Good basketball referees are always in demand and the WBBL has a respected referee training program.  

West Bearden Basketball League

P.O. Box 1694 
Knoxville, Tennessee 37901
Phone : 865-258-3786
Email : [email protected]
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