Youth Basketball

LEAGUE UPDATE: There will not be a league draft.
All players will be auto-assigned to teams through SI Play. Children of coaches or sponsors will be automatically assigned to the team their parent/guardian coaches or sponsors.

Starkville Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball offers basketball for boys and girls ages 5-18 (school age only – no college students).
(Must be 5 as of Jan 1, 2020, or 18 as of Jan 1, 2020; players turning 19 on or before Jan 1, 2020 are not eligible to play).

2020 Registration is CLOSED

Monday, October 1st – Friday, November 2nd
*registrations after November 2nd will be charged a $10 late fee if accepted*
*late registration are only accepted if registration numbers necessitate – sign up early!*

Registration Fee:

$50 per player
*For families registering multiple children, there will be a $5 discount for each child registered after the first (i.e. 1st child-$50, 2nd child-$45, 3rd child-$45, 4th child-$45, etc)
*registrations after November 2nd will be charged a $10 late fee if accepted*
*late registration are only accepted if registration numbers necessitate – sign up early!*

Online Registration:

 Click HERE! Available 24 hours a day from Monday, October 1st, until Friday November 2nd, at

Tentative Season Dates:

11/02 – Registration Closes
11/09 – Late Registration Closes (if applicable)
11/12 – Skills Testing Session 1 (6-8pm in gym – ages 10 and older only)
11/13 – Skills Testing Session 2 (6-8pm in gym – ages 10 and older only)
11/15 – Teams are Auto-Assigned using SI Play Automated Team Builder
11/15 – Coaches meeting (6:30pm in gym)
11/16 – Team meetings begin (introductory meeting for each team)
12/03 – Practices Begin (at least two per team as space allows)
01/03 – Games Begin (at least six per team as space allows)
02/15 – Regular Season Ends – Postseason Tournament Begins
03/02 – Postseason Tournament Ends
03/03 – Scholarships are inevitably NOT handed out 

Skills Testing (Divisions 10 and older only)

Monday, November 12th – 6-8pm
Dasani Court – 12-18 Boys, 13-18 Girls
Powerade Court – 10-11 Boys, 10-12 Girls

Tuesday, November 13th – 6-8pm
Dasani Court – 12-18 Boys, 13-18 Girls
Powerade Court – 10-11 Boys, 10-12 Girls

*These will take place at the Travis Outlaw Center*

Season Dates:

Practices Begin - December 3rd
Games Begin - January 3rd
Season Ends - TBD
– There will be a single-elimination tournament at the conclusion of the regular season
– Tournament seeding will be based on regular season standings
– In the event of a tie in the standings, tie breakers are: 1) Head-to-Head result(s); 2) Point Differential (difference between points forced vs points allowed); 3) Similar Opponent Results

Game Days and Times (subject to change)
Ages 5-9: SATURDAY’S at 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15
Ages 10-11 Boys and 10-12 Girls: TUESDAY’S and FRIDAY’S at 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45
Ages 12-18 Boys and 13-18 Girls: MONDAY’S and THURSDAY’S at 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45

Game times may be added as needed. Due to the increasing number of participants, the season may be extended beyond Spring Break, but we would not play during Spring Break.

All games will be played at the Sportsplex gym located at 405 Lynn Lane.

Sponsorship Fee:

$200/team, or Package Price
Click HERE to download a sponsorship form and submit back to us by November 2nd, 2019. You may mail it to:

Starkville Parks & Recreation
Attn: Athletics
405 Lynn Lane
Starkville, MS 39759

You may also return Sponsorship Forms to the Sportsplex at 405 Lynn Lane, or return via email.

Coaches:  Click HERE to sign up to coach for the 2020 YBB season. All registrations must be completed by November 2nd, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up?  
Registration is available online at from October 1st – November 2nd.

How do I find out what team my child is on?    In order to ensure proper communication between parents and coaches, PLEASE provide a current/working telephone number AND email address on your child’s registration form.  Coaches are asked to initially establish contact by telephone.  Coaches will call his/her team members within 72 hours of receiving his/her roster (Approximately completed on November 16th).  If you do not get a phone call from a coach within 72 hours of November 16th, you may contact our office at 662-323-2294 to inquire about your child’s placement on a team.

How often will my child have practice?  SPRD will schedule each team THREE (3) sixty (60) minute practices on a designated half-court at the Sportsplex prior to the first game of the season. Practices are not permitted on the same day as scheduled games, unless the game was postponed on that day. No practices will be permitted on Sunday’s before 1 pm. To schedule a practice, which is not already scheduled for you by SPRD, you must call Nick Callahan (662-323-2294) no more than a week in advance of your desired practice time. A team is not to participate in an organized basketball game or practice more than 2 times in one week. Examples: If a team has two games scheduled for the week, they are not permitted to host a practice in addition to games in that week; however, if a team only has one game in a given week, that team is permitted to schedule one practice if the space is available.

When will my child receive his/her uniform?  SPRD will have uniform shirts for the coach to pick up before the first scheduled game.  Typically, coaches pick up his/her team uniforms the day of the first scheduled game and will issue shirts (according to size indicated during registration) prior to game time on the first game day.  SPRD only provides uniform tops (dri-fit, short-sleeved/sleeveless shirt).  We do not require a certain color uniform bottom; however, it is typical for teams to decide amongst themselves what color/style shorts to wear as part of the uniform.

What do I do if my child’s shirt does not fit?  Our first suggestion is to make sure you were issued the size that was ordered for your child (which will be reflected on the team roster that is issued to the coach).  Next, see if someone on your child’s team could possibly trade in order to fulfill the needs of a uniform for each child.  Better a shirt be too big than too small.  Lastly, if you are still dissatisfied with your child’s uniform shirt, please contact our office with your child’s name, team name, and desired size at 662-323-2294.  Please allow up to 14 business days for a replacement shirt to arrive.  We strongly urge that you make absolute certain of the size your child will need and place that size on your registration form.

How do the rules differ among age divisions? SPRD has revised the rules and regulations for the youth basketball program.  We strongly suggest you make yourself familiar with these rules and regulations. You may download a copy of the current rules and regulations by clicking HERE.

Download the 2020 Youth Basketball Rules & Regulations HERE

Click HERE to visit the Youth Basketball website, where you can view schedules, standings, scores, and more!

Contact Nick Callahan at 662-323-2294 for more information.