Registration Information

Updated Friday August 31, 2018 by Mantua PTA Basketball.

The Mantua PTA Community Basketball League is a developmental organization which embraces student athletes with a wide variety of skill levels and emphasizes teamwork, skill development, and sportsmanship while teaching the fundamentals of basketball in a neighborly environment.  All third through sixth grade, male and female students, are eligible for registration and encouraged to sign-up for this fun, supportive, community-based, basketball league which promotes sportsmanship and a love of the game.

Third through sixth grade students are eligible to register starting September 4, 2018.  Late registration will begin October 2, 2018, and end October 18, 2018.  NO registrations will be accepted after October 18, 2018.  All eligible Mantua ES students are encouraged to register at starting on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

The school-based league is comprised of roughly 300 student athletes each year.  Registrants are organized into four divisions: third and fourth grade boys, third and fourth grade girls, fifth and sixth grade boys, and fifth and sixth grade girls. Typically, the divisions are broken down to teams of 7-8 players, which have one evening practice session each week and one game each weekend.  All games and practices are held in the Mantua ES’s gym. The season culminates in a fully-inclusive playoff period, including championship games in early March.

The league started almost 50 years ago and we believe it is the oldest operating, PTA-sponsored, school program in Virginia.  Four division commissioners (one for each division) work directly with League Commissioner, Eric Fleming, to coordinate volunteers, assign players to each division and operate the league.  Please consider donating your time by signing-up as a coach and/or referee to support this great league and help provide this amazing resource to our precious children.  No experience is required. 

  • Coaching:  At least one parent is needed to coach each team.  Coaching requires holding practices and preparing their team for weekly games.  
  • Referees:  One parent form each team is required to referee a game each week (cannot be your child's game).  The referees help make sure players are playing fairly and following the rules of basketball. 
  • High School Volunteers:  High school students over the age of 15 may assist the league and can earn community service credit, but responsible adults who can manage emergencies should assist.  Ask the commissioners if you have questions.
  • Training:  The league provides training opportunities for new and returning coaches at the beginning of each season. Seasoned coaches are always happy to help new coaches with any questions or techniques. The league also provides ongoing training and evaluation of referees to help improve knowledge of the game and rules and to ensure they are comfortable refereeing in different divisions. Most league leaders started learning about basketball by volunteering for their own children as they entered the program.  You can do it!

Contact Eric Fleming at if you have any questions or would like to volunteer with Mantua PTA Basketball.

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