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Howard County Recreation & Parks offers basketball programs, camps, and leagues for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to adults. The HCRP Basketball Program is designed to help kids develop fundamental skills in a safe, organized environment. The goal is to provide a fun, positive experience so that kids are encouraged to continue with the sport. Programs focus on skill development through instruction, drills, and games with an emphasis on sportsmanship.

Core Values and Benefits

  • Different programs designed to fit your child’s age, skill, and experience level.
  • Certified coaches that have completed an ASEP (American Sport Education Program) coaching course, concussion training, and a background check.
  • Get an introduction to the game in a positive, GoodSports learning environment.
  • Equal Opportunity – All kids guaranteed to play ½ the game in the Youth Basketball League.
  • Competitive Balance – Teams formed based on scores from preseason skills assessment (9+ age groups).
  • HCRP facilities and HCPSS schools that are safe, clean, and easy to access.
  • Develop friendships through positive social interaction.
  • Self-esteem and character building.
  • Most importantly, have FUN!!

Read concussion and sudden cardiac arrest information. Review of this information is required by law before you are allowed to register for youth sports programs. 

Concussion Information | Sudden Cardiac Information | League Refund Policy | Program Status / Inclement Weather Info

Volunteer Coach Opportunities

The Youth Basketball League (YBL) is looking for Volunteer Coaches to lead our young players through the next exciting season.

Parents, please take advantage of the Head Coach’s Child discount option and register in the appropriate section.

No player in the league, but want to give back to the sports? Please contact Carson Nickell at for the 5-8 year old age groups or Matt Knoerlein at to learn more.

To become an official Howard County Recreation and Parks Coach, coaches are REQUIRED to become a member of our Coaches Registry.  Please CLICK HERE for more information about our Coaches Registry. Follow the instructions on this page in order to complete all of the necessary requirements. Please email all Coaches registry questions and/or concerns to


Click below to received updated emails about the youth basketball opportunities with Howard County Recreation and Parks!

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Little Tykes Hoops Basketball (3-4 yrs)

In this class, having fun is sure to be a slam dunk! Children are introduced to beginner basketball concepts such as dribbling, passing and shooting through a curriculum of exciting and fun-filled games and activities. Parents are encouraged to follow the coach’s instructions to assist in the games and activities. Info: Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or

CLICK HERE to view all of the preschool sports programs.