Ready to ball? Volo City DC’s basketball leagues run throughout the year in neighborhoods including U Street, Navy Yard, and more. Our men’s and coed leagues are full court competition in a fast paced, competitive yet social atmosphere. Come out, play in our District basketball leagues, meet new people and head to the sponsor bar afterwards to pump up the jam at the post-game social!

District basketball leagues are a great way to get in shape and really burn some calories! Part of the fun in your Washington DC basketball league is not having to worry about anything else. We’ll take care of everything including referees and team shirts, you just focus on having FUN. Join today!


We Play all across the DC! Some of our most popular locations include U Street,  DuPont as well as our leagues in Petworth, Navy Yard and other local DC Neighborhoods.   We have all the above DC Basketball Leagues as well as other local neighborhoods! Find your perfect VOLO DC BASKETBALL league below!

Official Team of Volo City

Upcoming Basketball Leagues in DC

  • Basketball FAQ’s


    How much does it cost to join VOLO DC Basketball League?

    Registration dues vary by location and night. Most leagues range in cost from $89-109. This fee covers insurance, permit costs, referees, equipment, player t-shirts, parties, prizes, recruiting, and the tons of other Volo City events that we will be hosting throughout the year.

    Is this a competitive league?

    Volo City  is a social sports company! While we do offer some competitive leagues (these are typically noted as competitive in their title) most of our leagues are social leagues. Dependent on league size we may offer A Division and B Division. A Division is slightly more competitive while B Division is slightly less competitive. Check each league for further details.

    What’s a VOLO CITY DC Basketball night like?

    Tons of fun! On game night you’ll want to arrive 10-15 minutes before your game to meet your teammates and get ready to play. Each game is 40 minutes long (two 20 minute halves) with a 2 minute half time.  After teams head to our sponsor bars for VOLO exclusive food and drink deals.

    How big is a team?

    The minimum number for a basketball team is 10 players. If you do not reach team status fear not, we will merge you with other groups to hit the minimum.  Merged teams are generally larger to protect against forfeits. Want a larger or smaller team? You can register as a prepaid team to have as many or as few players on your roster.

    Can I Bring A friend?

    Absolutely! Friends and subs are always welcome during the regular season.  Our Motto is the more the merrier! Just make sure they are wearing a shirt color similar to your team 🙂  During playoffs unfortunately all players must be a registered member of your team. 

    Are there gender requirements?

    Yes! Each team can have a maximum of 3 males on the field. The minimum required players are 3 total players with at least one of those players being females.

  • Basketball Rules


    4 v 4 Open Division

    • Minimum 3 to play
    • 20 minutes per half
    • 1 timeout per half (does not carry over)
    • Clock DOES NOT stop in the 1st half
    • Clock stops in the 2nd half in the last 2 minutes ONLY if a team is losing by 10 or less


    5 v 5 CoEd

    • Minimum 3 to play 1 must be a girl)
    • Max 3 guys on the floor at the same time
    • 20 minutes per half
    • 1 timeout per half (does not carry over)
    • Clock DOES NOT stop in the 1st half
    • Clock stops in the 2nd half in the last 2 minutes ONLY if a team is losing by 10 or less



    • If a team does not have the minimum number of players within 10 minutes of the designated start time, the team will forfeit


    • If a team leads by  more than 10 points at any point during the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half, the remainder of the game will be played as running time.
      • If this lead becomes 10 points or below, the game will return to stopped tim
    • No overtime during regular season games – games can end in a tie
      • 1 minute of overtime (if necessary) for playoff games

    Fouls and Free Throws

    • A player will be disqualified for his second technical foul
    • Any unsportsmanlike or flagrant foul will result in 2 free throws, automatic ejection and loss of possession
    • All free throws take place on the 7th team foul
      • Straight to the double bonus shooting two free throws


    • May be made following the whistle, but ONLY after the substitute has been “waived in” by an official

    **All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)**

How to Sign Up

  • *Minimum players for a Basketball team depends on type of league.
    • 5v5 Coed – 10 Player Min for Team
    • 5v5 Mens’ – 9 Player Min for Team
    • 4v4 Men’s – 8 Players Min for Team
  • If you do not meet this minimum your team will be merged with free agents.
  • A Captain must create a team and all the team members must “join” the team. The Captain can pay for everyone or you can split up the fee’s among team members.
  • Yes! You can sign up together even if you do not have a full team!
  • *Size of small groups depends on type of basketball league
    • 8v8 Coed– 2-13 Players for small group
    • 8v8 Mens– 2-11 Players for small group
  • Have Captain “create team” & Note Estimated Players
  • Teammates Join “team” (Before signup deadline)
  • Once Registration is closed  we will merge you with other small groups and free-agents
  • Signing up as a solo player is the best way to meet people in DC!
  • We will place you with a small group and/or other free agents to form a full team after the registration closes.
  • If you have a friend that decides to sign up just have them note to be put on the same team as you!


  • Coed 5 vs 5 leagues are played with a max of 3 guys on the field at all times.
  • You must have a minimum of 3 players to play each week (1 female minimum for coed)
  • All equipment are provided at the fields.
  • All referee fees are included in your registration price, no need to bring money to the field.
  • Basketball league seasons are 6 weeks + playoffs (all teams make playoffs unless they forfeit 2x)
  • Click here for a full list of rules

DC Basketball League Divisions

  • A Division- Slightly more competitive, but still in a social atmosphere
  • B Division- Here to have a good time, meet new people. Not very competitive

Ref Fee’s, Equipment & Shirts: Included in the Fee !

Player Perks

Players registered with Volo City DC enjoy player perks such as:

  • Team T-Shirts
  • Referees
  • Equipment
  • Prizes
  • End of Season Free Beer Party
  • Special Sponsor Opportunities (see what can happen in our leagues!)
  • Invitation to all Volo City Events

Post Game Social

We are known as the most social league in DC and that’s because we care about the bar experience!

What to expect at the bar

  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Dedicated space & reserved tables for your league
  • League staff at the bar
  • When possible, multiple sports will go to the same bar so you can meet lots of new people!

Contact Us

For assistance and inquiries about scheduling, rules, and officiating, contact us at!

To learn more about Volo City, read About Us or our Frequently Asked Questions.