Optimist Basketball League
The Optimist Club hosts an annual co-ed youth basketball league at Friendsville Elementary School.   Teams cover three grade divisions:

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (K-2) - Kids entering Kindergarten during the calendar year are eligible to play

3rd Grade through 5th Grade (3-5)

6th Grade through 8th Grade (6-8)

The basketball league runs during the months of January and February.  Practices are one hour per week and are held on either Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.  Each team plays one game per week on Saturdays.  All games and practices are held at the Friendsville Elementary School Gym.

The season concludes with a pizza party for all three divisions, held in March.
Friendsville Optimist Club
Optimist Basketball Participation Fees:

$60.00 for each child

Cost increases after sign-up cutoff​

2024 Game Schedules:

K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Click on the grade division above ​​​
Registration for the 2024 Season NOW CLOSED....


1) Print the Optimist Basketball League application by clicking on this link......


2)  Complete an application for each player being signed up and mail them along with your check made payable to FOC to

Friendsville Optimist Club
409 Academy Dr
Friendsville, TN  37737

Participation fees are:

$60.00 per player

Mail in Applications must be received no later than November 24, 2023, otherwise the additional $10 for rush orders will apply and due before your child is added to a team roster.

Once rosters are finalized, coaches will contact their teams.​​

To Register & Pay Online
(participation fee must be paid at time of registration)​

click here​​​​

In-Person Sign Ups
will be held in the fall for the 2025 Season

Friendsvill Elementary School Gym​
New Text Alert Service now available...Text "FOC" to (865) 345-5488 for Updates & Alerts.

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Practice starts the week of January 3rd and games begin January 8th!

Practices will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday (one 1-hour practice per team, per week).  Each team will play one game each Saturday through February.​​
Optimist Basketball League Rules & Codes of Ethics & Conduct....click here to read.

​Text FOC to (865)345-5488 to receive Friendsville Optimist Alerts!

This will be our primary way to communicate Schedule Changes, Cancelations, Updates & Reminders.....​​
To pay with your debt/credit card via Square, click on the link below:

click here for Optimist Basketball League Rules Summary.  This is also posted on the information board in the gym.