Gym Allocations

Court Time Allocations for Youth Leagues


The City of Bowie Gymnasium provides community organizations the opportunity to request court time twice a year.

Fall / Winter Season - Between September & March


For teams from the South Bowie Boys and Girls Club, Bowie Boys and Girls Club, private schools located within the corporate limits of the City of Bowie, and a variety of local adult volleyball leagues.

Spring / Summer Season - Between April & August


Typically dedicated to AAU Youth basketball teams and other youth and adult organizations that host basketball or volleyball programs.

Allocation Process


Local groups wishing to be allocated gym space must participate in the Gym Allocation Process. Allocation packets are mailed to the groups according to schedule below:
  • Fall / Winter Season - The packet is mailed to groups during the month of June. To be considered for court time during the fall and winter season all forms are to be completed and returned to the Gymnasium by the end July with complete team rosters and documentation of non-profit status, if applicable.
  • Spring / Fall Season - The packet is mailed to groups at the end of December. To be considered for the court time during the spring and summer season all forms are to be completed and returned to the Gymnasium by the end February with team rosters and documentation of non-profit status, if applicable.
Organizations that request court time for teams must be based in Bowie and must be able to document that 60% or more of their participants are City of Bowie residents by providing team rosters to the management of the Gymnasium. Once court time has been allocated and approved by the City of Bowie Gymnasium, individual organizations will be notified in writing and be given 30 days to pay one-third of the total fees prior to the date of the permit. Failure to pay the one-third of the account balance by the assigned due date will result in the forfeiture of all requested court time for the season.

Court Time Allocations for Camp Programs


Youth organizations that provide basketball camp programs between the third week in June and the second week in August each year can request court time to conduct day camp programs for one week at a time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Requests for court time for camps must be made by February 1. A deposit of $300 is required by May 1 to confirm the requested week.