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Knox County partners with local youth sports organizations who oversee the community-based teams in the many communities across Knox County.  The recreational youth basketball season is played in the winter (November-February) in Knox County School gymnasiums.  Players are encouraged to participate with the local commission to build friendships and foster character-building activities while also developing athletic skills in the youth recreational basketball leagues.

Player Registration

please visit the website of the youth sports association or contact the commissioner to register for youth basketball in the fall.

Youth Basketball Commissioner Contact List

Carter Youth Nathan Nease 865.257.1535
CBFO Chuck Johnson  865.661.3233 ‐
East Knox Jonathan Hart 865.556.5093
Gibbs Shannon 865.556.9329
Halls Danny Wallace 865.207.6373
Hardin Valley Chuck Clevenger 865.924.2795
Hardin Valley Jimmy Hartline 865.388.2773
Karns  Scott Ritter 865.603.9262
Powell   Esa Sakhleh
South Doyle David Scott

League Rules and Procedures

County Tournament of Champions Brackets

  • 6u @9:00am
  • 8u Boys @10:00am
  • 8u Girls ‪@11⁩:00am
  • 10u Boys @12⁩:00pm
  • 10u Girls @1⁩:15pm
  • 12u Boys @2:30pm
  • 14u Boys @3:45pm
Tournament of Champions Rules

Important Dates

  • 2019-2020:
    • Practice Begins October 28
    • Games Begin December 7th
    • League Tournaments Begin February 10
    • County Tournament of Champions Begins Feb 17th

Background Checks and Concussion Policy

Knox County Parks & Recreation local youth sports association coach (head and assistant) is required to submit a background check and complete the concussion training prior to coaching. Youth Sports associations (Commissions) are expected to return all completed coach and player forms to Knox County Parks and Recreation offices. All parents must read the concussion policy and sign the form. Click on the following links for information:

Concussion Training

Youth Sports Concussion Policy

Registered Officials Concussion Policy

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Prevention Education


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Parks & Rec

Main Office
2447 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: 865-215-6600
Fax: 865-215-6603

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