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Boys Basketball Info

Basketball Interest Form

As of now Boys and Girls Basketball are a GO for a Winter Season. We will use this for sign ups. We will NOT collect any money until practices begin. We really need to get an accurate number of who will be playing and if we will be able to make teams at each level. Please sign up for your correct age group.

Timeline: Practices beginning Mid-November. Practices will be held at nearby schools during the weekdays with some weekend options. Games will be held at nearby schools; games can be weekdays and weekends. We, as Smith do not get to choose our practice or game locations, they are given to us by the leagues.

At the first practice/assessment for your age group paperwork will need to be completed and payment deadline will be given.

Registration fee is $100. Smith Athletic Association fee is $10 per family/per sport season.
Uniform costs Jersey $35, shorts $20

Update as of 8/28/21:

This is the latest update I received, but we all know things could change.
-Limited Practice will begin week of November 19th
-Full Practice will start week of November 29
-I will receive season schedules January 4-8.
-Jan 8 Season begins for NETS, INTER, JR & SR
-Jan 8 ROOKIE Clinics also begin
-Jan 15 Season begins for CUBS, BEARS & MINORS
-ROOKIE Games begin Feb 5th
-Season will run through beginning of March
We will not have schedules for practice until we know how many kids we will have so please use the SIGN UP SHEET on this page and other pages so we can try to get our numbers. We USUALLY practice twice a week. I do not have guidelines yet on mask at practice. The League will most likely follow CCPS sports guidelines in place at the time when making that call. I am also not sure yet about parents/guardians at practices but I know if they are allowed (I feel like will be) mask will be required because you are on school property. Previous coaches, you will be hearing from me soon and if anyone is interested in coaching, please reach out! I will keep everyone updated and of course you can email me any questions at [email protected]

Practices Begin: November
Scrimmages: Early December
Games: Early January-March

SAA Fee (per family/sport): $10
Registration Fee: $100
Uniform Fee: estimated Jersey: $40 Shorts: $20

Ages 7 & up **Age as of December 31
**Bring a COPY of player’s birth certificate

Director: Kristin Paixao ‚ÄĘ 910-214-9095 ‚ÄĘ [email protected]

General Boys Basketball Information

Affiliation:  Boys' teams compete in the Chesterfield Basketball League (CBL).  Play in the leagues is governed by the basketball rules published by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Smith Athletic Association conducts registration, selects coaches, forms teams/squads and provides uniforms.  Game schedules and rules are provided by the league.

Eligibility:  Children who live within the Smith Elementary School attendance boundaries attendance zones or be eligible free agents (no CBL or CGBL athletic association for basketball established within your elementary school zone) to play for the Woolridge Athletic Association.  Boys that are at least 7 years old and no older than 18 years old on December 31st of the current year.

Fees:  $100 + $10 Association fee per family per sports season.  Fees are subject to change from year to year.

Age Groupings

Instructional (Rookie)7-8
Cubs9 Years and under
Recommend first year basketball players, age 8, play in the instructional level for one year before playing Cubs level.
7 year old players not eligible for this Division.
10 and under
11 and under
Nets12 and under
13 and under
15 and under
18 and under

Competitive Levels: Two competitive levels are available in the Minor, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior boys leagues. The "A" division is intended to be of a higher competitive level for the more experienced players, while the "B" division is designed to be developmental in nature.

Instructional League: This program is designed as an introduction to basketball for 7&8 year old boys. The emphasis is on the instruction of skills. The core of the program is regional clinics conducted on Saturday mornings.

Team Selection: Teams are selected shortly after the talent assessments, which are conducted during the month of November.  Instructional teams are organized by the Basketball Administrators.

Coaches: Head coaches are selected by the Basketball Administrator. Assistant coaches are selected by the head coaches.

Season: Pre-season practice begins around the middle of November, and the final game is around the middle of March.

Games:  Most games are played on Saturdays and a few Sundays beginning the first Saturday after New Years and extend until the beginning of March for boys. Game schedules are typically distributed by the League during the week prior to the first game. Please note: Smith Athletic Association does not set up the game schedules.

Practice: Each team is allotted weekly practice time at a local school gym subject to availability. Most practices are held at local gyms, such as Smith Elementary School and Bailey Bridge Middle School, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Playing Time: Coaches will abide by the league rules regarding playing time. Smith encourages equal playing time for all participants.

Post Season Play: All teams participate in a single-elimination post-season tournament.

All-Stars: There is no All-Star program.

Free Agent Policy: Children who live within the Smith Elementary School attendance boundaries will only be released to play for another association if we are unable to place them on a team. Players who request to play for another association will be released according to the request date and the merits of the individual case.

Insurance: Supplemental medical insurance is provided by the league and is funded by registration fees. This insurance covers out-of-pocket expenses not paid by the family’s primary medical policy and is subject to a $100 deductible. The Basketball Administrator has forms and instructions for making a claim against this policy.

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13200 Bailey Bridge Road 
Midlothian, Virginia 23112

Email Us: [email protected]
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