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Open Gym Program

Welcome to the Turnpike Basketball Open Gym Program!

Turnpike Basketball offers a free Open Gym Program during the Fall, Spring, and Summer months.  Open Gym sessions are intended for youth players who want to play basketball in a less-structured, casual environment.

  • Each scheduled session is reserved in advance for a specified age group and are open to all in that group.
  • While most open gyms are run by Turnpike coaches, other groups may also reserve space (jump to Group Reservation Procedures).

We hope you join us and look forward to seeing you on the court!

register now for our open gyms

Registration for Turnpike's 2019-2020 Open Gym Program is now open!

All open gym participants must be registered with us.

WHO:  Girls & Boys in Grades 1-12.   

WHAT:  Gym space designated for less-structured basketball use.

WHERE:  FCPS gyms located near Little River Turnpike.

WHEN:  Fall, Spring and Summer seasons.

Contact if you have any questions.

Group Reservation Procedures

If you wish to request an open gym slot for your group, please read our guidelines below.

Requirements for your group

  1. All attendees must be registered with Turnpike Basketball.  Click here for our registration page.
  2. A Volunteer Building Director (VBD) must be present for the entire time slot.  Click here to start the short VBD training process.
  3. The group's players must be of similar age and skill-level.
  4. The open gym slot can only be used for basketball-related activities.
  5. Use of the space must either be requested by an adult (preferably the VBD) or scheduled by Turnpike.

No group is required to commit to a specific weekly timeslot.  Feel free to request as many or as few slots as you wish.

We will consider giving you more time if adjacent slots are still available close to your open gym date.

open gym slot requests

To reserve your desired available slot(s), click here to email us.  Please include the following information in your request: 

  • VBD's name;
  • Date(s), time and location of the requested space;
  • Age group of attendees (e.g. "Co-ed 1st & 2nd graders", "6th thru 8th grade girls", "high school boys", etc); and
  • Number of attendees expected, if available.

We'll get back to you quickly with a response, usually within 24 hours.

Once we've assigned you a time slot, we will invite all registered players in your age group to attend that open gym session. 

Feel free to invite others in your age group as well, but make sure they are registered with us before attending.

Have fun!