The Association of Courthouse Recreation (ACHR) provides an opportunity for the youth of Virginia Beach to play recreational basketball in a positive, instructive and supportive environment, with an emphasis in sportsmanship and teamwork. ACHR offer programs for boys and girls basketball from ages 6 through 18.

We will not be offering winter basketball for the 2020 - 2021 season. This City decision is based on the continued COVID-19 public health threat, the ability to ensure that our Recreational league does not contribute to the spread of the virus, and guidance received from the Virginia Department of Health.

Basketball online registration starts in September and runs through December. Regular registration runs from September through Saturday, November 4th (4:00pm). Regular registration fee is $60. After Saturday, November 4th (4:00pm), ACHR will continue to accept late registrations on a space available basis. There is a $15 late fee added to the registration after November 4th (4:00pm). The City Roster cutoff date is February 1st.

The ACHR Basketball Draft will be completed on 23-24 November 2019 at Birdneck Elementary School. The Boys Draft was on Saturday, November 23rd and the Girls Draft was on Sunday, November 24th. To be Draft eligible, Players must be paid and registered to attend the Draft. In accordance with the ACHR Draft Policy, all Basketball Coordinators are obligated to hold a Draft (Blind or Live). All Drafts are under the supervision of the Draft Coordinator or an Executive Board member appointed by the ACHR President.
The ACHR Draft Policy is located on the ACHR Home Page ("About ACHR" - Operating Policy).
PARENT/PLAYER REQUESTS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED AT THE ENTRY LEVEL OF EACH SPORT. For Basketball, entry level is 6/7 Junior Farm Boys Basketball and 6/8 Junior Farm Girls Basketball.
Please note, in accordance with the ACHR Draft Policy, when a returning player moves from one age level to another age level, they must enter the Draft. Exceptions are the Head Coaches son/daughter or an Assistant Coaches Option has been executed PRIOR to the Draft (see Draft Policy).
Head Coaches will contact their players the week after the Draft concerning team assignments.

After the Draft, Practice Schedules will only be made available to Head Coaches over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Basketball Practices start the first week of December.
City Information
In case of inclement weather, the City Athletics Office will update
the City Weather Cancellation Line (385-0455)
throughout the day concerning practice and game cancellations.

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