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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
Karns  Randy Garrett 865.924.9892
Powell   Kevin Sparks   865.607.0431
South Doyle  Rick Wood  865.577.3841

Important Dates

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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Main Office
2447 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919

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

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