Frequently Asked Basketball Questions
How much does it cost:
Recreational League: $280
Elite League: TBD
Can I get a refund after signing up?
If your player is trying out for Middle School or High School teams go ahead and register b/c a full refund will be issued.
Where are the sign - ups?
All sign-ups are online.
Go to the REGISTER ONLINE tab from the wcwaa.org home page located on the left.
If you know of someone who wants to register but does not have online access,
phone the age group commissioner.
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RECREATIONAL LEAGUE ...
When and where are the practices and games?
For the Recreational league practices will be held once each week beginning mid-November.
Practices will be held at various western Union county elementary schools. We CANNOT guarantee which school or on which night your child will practice. That will be determined by the coach of each team and on gym availability.
Games will be played throughout the day on Saturday and possibly Sunday afternoons. In most cases, each team plays only one game each week. Most games will be played at Weddington & Marvin Ridge High Schools. Alternate locations include: Weddington & Marvin Ridge Middle Schools.
The regular season goes until February.
Can I choose the team or COACH my child plays for?
For grades 3 through 8, the answer is NO.
Teams are chosen through a draft following evaluations.
The commissioner by age group reserves the right to change teams during the season to keep the teams in the league balanced.
For High School grades, yes, you can form your own team.
High School students have the choice of getting 7 friends together and forming your their team. If not, we will place you on a team. There is a 9th/10th League and an 11th/12th League.
How many players are on a team?
Usually 7, no more than 8.
Sometimes in the senior boys and girls divisions, it is necessary to have more players if we only have 2 or 3 teams.
With a limited registration, how can I be sure my child is placed on a team?
There are 3 ways. 1) Coach a team. 2) Sign-up early 3) Sponsor a team
There may be limited space in some of the age groups. After a league is full, signups will continue; however, a waiting list will be be created based on the date/time you sign up. It’s first-come, first-served.
When are evaluations?
Evaluations are either the 3rd or 4th Saturday in October, depending on the calendar.
An evaluation schedule will be posted to the website.
How competitive is the Recreational league?
The Recreational League is for players of all skill levels. Our intent is for everyone to learn the game of basketball and have the opportunity to play in games. There are playing time rules for each age division. See "Rules" on the main basketball page. The use of the draft also helps to evenly distribute the talent level fairly across teams, resulting in balanced games.