Youth Basketball Registration
Registration closes November 13
Hopewell Recreation and Parks offers a variety of basketball division for children ages 5-15. Practices begin at the beginning of December and games will be held in January and February. Most age division will practice on weekday evenings and play games on Saturdays. Practice and game locations will vary based on age division. Registration can be completed online at the links below or in-person at the Hopewell Community Center during regular business hours. Please register by the deadline--late registration is not guaranteed.
2019 Dixie World Series Champions!
The Hopewell Majors All-Stars team is comprised of youth athletes, ages 11-12, who participated in Hopewell's regular baseball season. Coaches select the top 12 players to represent the City as All-Stars to compete in post-season play. Hopewell is part of the Dixie Youth Baseball league and competes in District 9, which includes Colonial Heights, Prince George, Matoaca, and Dinwiddie. The Hopewell Majors All-Stars first competed in the Dixie District Tournament played at Mathis Park in Hopewell June 21-June 25. After winning all of their games, they claimed the district championship and advanced to the Dixie State Tournament held in Victoria, Virginia July 5-11. Hopewell suffered one loss to Prince George but rallied to fight their way back to the championship game where they defeated Prince Edward/Farmville by a score of 7-3. This is the first Hopewell youth baseball team to claim a state title. With their success at the state level, they qualified to compete in the Dixie Division 2 World Series being played in Lumberton, North Carolina on July 26. After suffering only one loss in World Series play, they emerged as the 2019 Dixie World Series Champions after defeating Mississippi 6-1. The team is coached by Clint Gorkiewicz, Ricky Irby, and Joe Kuhns. Players include Anthony Clark, Camden Hunt, Ryder Hazlitt, Christian Edwards, Colsen McComber, Tavin Tucker, Demetrius Simms, Ethan McComber, Jake Irby, Xavier Taylor, Brian Moore, and Luke Kuhns. The team is managed by Ashley Gorkiewicz. Hopewell Recreation and Parks would like to thank all of the businesses, community organizations, and individuals who supported the teams World Series trip and helped make this special moment in Hopewell history possible!
Resources for Parents and Coaches
Rained Out Text Message Alerts
Don't be the last to know that your practice or game has been cancelled. Text the word HOPEWELL to phone number 84483 to subscribe to text message alerts for all youth sports programs. You can also sign up by clicking here. You will receive a message directly to your phone anytime a sporting event is cancelled. Please note that standard messaging rates may apply.
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training is offered by the Centers for Disease Control and will help coaches, parents, and players understand the consequences of concussions, recognize signs and symptoms, identify the steps for returning to play, and focus on prevention and preparedness. This video tutorial is recommended for all parents and required for all volunteer coaches. Click on the HEADS UP logo to register and start the free tutorial.
Parent/Player Code of Conduct
Hopewell Recreation and Parks enforces a strict code of conduct for all parents and players. Violations of the code of conduct may result in suspension or termination of playing privileges. Please remember to let the players play, let the coaches coach, and let the officials officiate. The focus of all of our programs at every level is to promote healthy lifestyles while having FUN!
Sherry Leech, Athletic Programs Supervisor