Youth Basketball Program

Ages 5-8
April 17 - May 20, 2023
Lakewood Community Center

This volunteer coach-officiated program, 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. The 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 (Wednesdays or Fridays) at 5:15 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Practices are normally scheduled to begin in April.
    • League games are played on Saturday afternoons, mid-April through May. 
    • 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. 

3/29/23 - Registration has closed for this program. For inquiries, please contact the program supervisor, Meredith Smith. 

Coaches Meeting:

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Meridian Habitat Park in Puyallup beginning at 5:30 p.m.
    • Meridian Habitat Park
      14422 Meridian E
      Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)

This program is a volunteer-based organization and relies on the support of volunteer coaches and officials to ensure the success of the program.  If you or someone you know can help support us by volunteering to coach in our program, please contact Meredith Smith at 253-798-4091.

Parents will be contacted by the coaches following the coaches meeting on April 12, 2023.


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

Program Contact:

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