Ready to ball? Volo City’s Baltimore basketball leagues run throughout the year in neighborhoods including Federal Hill, Canton, 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 Baltimore basketball leagues, meet new people and head to the sponsor bar afterwards for the post-game social!

Baltimore basketball leagues are a great way to get in shape and really burn some calories! Part of the fun in your Baltimore 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!

The Official Team of Volo City

Upcoming Basketball Leagues in Baltimore

How to Sign Up

COMPLETE TEAM
7-9+ PLAYERS
  • Minimum players for a full basketball team is 5. 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.
SMALL GROUP
2-6 PLAYERS
  • Yes! You can sign up together even if you do not have a full team!
  • 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
FREE AGENT/SOLO
1 PLAYER
  • Signing up as a solo player is the best way to meet people in Baltimore!
  • 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!
CORPORATE/ALUMNI TEAM
FULL TEAM
  • Basketball FAQs

    What can I expect at a Volo Basketball League?

    A premier, FUN experience! Plan to arrive at the court 10-15 minutes before game time to meet up with your teammates and get ready to play in your Volo basketball league.  Once your game ends, the night is just beginning. Head to your sponsor bar for drink specials and a chance to meet everyone in your league.

    How competitive are the Basketball Leagues?

    We’re all about being social and burning up a sweat! While we offer some competitive basketball leagues, those are specifically labeled as such and everything else is all about being social. We also offer a variety of divisions depending on the specific league including A Division and B Division – A Division is slightly more competitive while B Division is slightly less. Check each league for specific information or shoot us an email if you have questions!

    How many people do I need for a full basketball team?

    5v5 coed is required to have a minimum of 10 players. 5v5 women’s and men’s are required to have a minimum of 9 players. If you and your crew don’t have a full roster, we’ll merge you with another small group. FYI – merged teams generally have extra players to protect against forfeits. If you’d like to make sure you have a larger or smaller team, you can register as a prepaid team which allows you determine the amount of players on your team.

    How much does it cost to join Volo Basketball?

    You can expect your basketbal league to be anywhere from $75-$104 per player for the entire season. Registration fees are dependent on location and day of the week, so be sure to check the league details carefully. After you sign up, everything else is taken care of for you. Your registration includes league shirt, referees, venue costs, insurance, equipment, prizes, league management and so much more!

    Don’t forget, when you sign up with Volo, your league registration helps provide free youth sports programs in Baltimore through the Volo City Kids Foundation. #playwithpurpose

  • Volo Basketball Rules

    BASIC RULES

    4 v 4

    • 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

    NCAA RULES 
- NO DUNKING

    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

    NCAA RULES 
- NO DUNKING

    Forfeit:

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

    Scoring:

    • 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

    Substitutions:

    • 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)**

Basics

  • Team size (8-11)
  • Games scheduled between 6:30-9:30
  • Minimum 3 people to play 
  • Equipment provided
  • Shirts provided
  • 6 weeks + playoffs (all teams make playoffs)
  • Click here to view full rules

Player Perks

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

Post Game Social

We are known as the most social league in Baltimore 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 baltimore@volocity.org!

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