Youth Basketball Program
Ages 5-8

May-June 2022
Lakewood Community Center

This volunteer coach officiated league, offered in the spring/summer season, is strictly a recreation program. There are no tryouts, everyone plays regardless of ability. There are no league championships and no win-loss records kept. Focus will be on positive self-image, self confidence, sportsmanship and physical skills building. This is not a program for highly skilled players that have previously played together.

  • For boys and girls ages 5 to 8
    Teams are divided into two age groups; ages 5-6 and ages 7-8.
  • Practices and games are played at the Lakewood Community Center gymnasium.
    • Practices are held one evening a week (Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays) at 5:15 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Practices are normally scheduled to begin in May.
    • League games are played on Saturdays, mid May through June.
    • Coaches will notify parents of team practice and game schedules. 


  • $55/youth
  • Fee includes a team t-shirt, certificate of participation, player’s basketball clinic, and seven to eight games


Registration will be limited to the first 160 children who sign up on a first-come-first-served basis. Register online by May 1, 2022:

Registration after May 1 will be on a space available basis.

Coaches Meeting:

  • Wednesday, May 4 at Meridian Habitat Park in Puyallup beginning at 5:30 p.m.
    • Meridian Habitat Park
      14422 Meridian E
      Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)

Parent/Coach Orientation Meeting and Players Clinic:

  • Saturday, May 7 at the Lakewood Community Center

    • 12:30-1:30 p.m. for the 5-6 age division
    • 1:45-2:45 p.m. for the 7-8 age division


Lakewood Community Center Gym
9112 Lakewood Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 (map)

Program Contact:

Meredith Smith, Recreation Supervisor
(253) 798-4091  |  email