Youth Basketball Program

Ages 5-8
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. 
    • League games are played on Saturdays beginning the week of April 11th.


  • $50 per child
  • Fee includes team t-shirt, certificate of participation, player’s basketball clinic and seven to eight games


  • January 27-March 13, 2020
    • Registration will be limited to the first 240 children who sign up on a first-come first-served basis.
    • Registration after March 13th will be on a space available basis.
    • Register online or (253) 798-4177 beginning January 27th.

Parent Orientation Meeting and Players Clinic:

  • Saturday, April 4 at the Lakewood Community Center
    • 10:30-11:30 a.m. for the 5-6 age division
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:45 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