The athletics program at the City of Wilmington provides opportunities for participation in team and individual sports including leagues, classes, special events and tournaments for youth and adults.

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Basketball Leagues

  • Ages 4-6: Registration opens Aug. 1 with practices and games September and October
  • Ages 7-15: Registration opens Sept. 1, practices start November, games start December
  • Ages 15-18: Registration opens May 1, with games in June and July 

Aging Date: January 1, 2024
Sibling Discount of $10

Ages 7-12

Season: November to February
Deadline to register: Oct. 27
Evaluation will be in November, followed by draft.

Ages 13-15

Season starts Jan. 11
Deadline to register: Dec. 11
Evaluation will be in December.

Games & practices will be held at:

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Beach Volleyball

Age: 8-18

Registration: January and August

Practice: March through May and September through October

Junior Officials Program

  • Youth will receive training on how to operate the scorer's table as basketball officials for the City of Wilmington’s Basketball leagues. Life skills, leadership traits, professional conduct on and off the court will be taught through interactive and engaging activities and discussions.
  • Youth will participate in outdoor recreation activities and team bonding opportunities. Upon completion of the program, graduates can be hired to work for City of Wilmington’s Basketball leagues! Click here for the flyer! 

Dates: July 9 - Aug. 1 (Tues. & Thurs. evenings)
Time(s): 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Location: MLK Center (401 S. 8th St)
Cost: Free

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Coach Pitch Baseball

Age: 7-9

Registration: January

Practice: Starts late March

Games: April and May

Flag Football

Age: 8-15

Registration: Opens in January

Practice: Starts early March

Games: Start late March 

Pickleball Locations

Greenfield Park
Located behind 302 Willard St.
6 outdoor courts, shared use with tennis courts
No lights

Robert Strange Park
401 S. 8th St
6 outdoor courts, shared use with tennis courts
With lights

MLK Center
401 S. 8th St.
Inside pickleball with sessions offered during the week

Davis Center at Maides Park
1101 Manly Avenue
Inside pickleball with sessions offered during the week and two outside courts, shared use with tennis courts


Age: 4-6

Registration: January

Practice: Starts late March

Games: April and May

Thank you to HomeLight for sponsoring the T-ball program.

Summer Camps

Archery Camp

July 8 to July 1 1
Beginner ages: 7 - 13
Intermediate ages: 9 - 17
Registration closes July 1


Sports/Olympics Camp
July 29 to August 2
Ages 8-16
Registration closes July 22

Athletic Internships

We offer a number of paid and unpaid internship opportunities in the athletics section.

Learn more in the Athletics Internship Packet(PDF, 475KB).

Morrell Fox