Youth Boys and Girls Basketball

Pelham youth basketball follows AHSAA Rules. A few local rules are also in place. Our goal is to teach young people the fundamentals of basketball and encourage players to work toward the next level. Our philosophy is “never let the players know they can’t do something.” We play teams from the neighboring cities of Helena, Alabaster, Calera, and Montevallo. The league is open to those entering grades 3 - 6.  

The Season

Registration for youth basketball begins in September, and player evaluations are held in late October. Regular season play typically runs from late November-February. A single-elimination tournament immediately follows the end of the season.

For more information on boys' basketball, please email Charlie Sanders, Recreation Coordinator-Athletics.

For more information on girls' basketball, please email Jared Thornton, Recreation Coordinator-Athletics.


You don't have to be experienced to be a volunteer coach or official for Pelham Parks & Recreation.  If you are interested, please register online.

Please provide the following in your email:

  • First and Last Name
  • Interested in Coaching or Officiating
  • Contact information (email, phone)
  • Preference of sport you would like to be involved with if you have one

The City of Pelham conducts annual background checks on all volunteers associated with its recreational programs. These include national and state criminal history checks. Pelham Parks & Recreation coaches are also required to complete the Coach Safely program annually. Individuals that do not consent to the background check are not allowed to volunteer.