Gym Allocations

Court Time Allocations for Youth Leagues 

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

Fall / Winter Season - Between September & March

Allocations are limited to teams from 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

During this time, court allocations are typically provided to AAU Youth basketball teams and other youth and adult organizations that host basketball or volleyball programs.

Allocation Process

Local groups seeking gym space must participate in the Gym Allocation Process. Allocation packets are mailed or emailed to the groups according to schedule below:

  • Fall / Winter Season - The allocation packet is sent 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 along with complete team rosters and documentation of nonprofit status, if applicable. 
  • Spring / Fall Season - The allocation packet is sent 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 along with team rosters and documentation of nonprofit status, if applicable. 

To be added to the mailing list for court allocations, email Gym Manager Duncan Churches.

Organizations requesting court time for their 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 prior to the date of the permit to pay one third of the total fees. 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 wish to offer basketball camps between the third week in June and the second week in August can request court time for their day camp programs. Submit requests for one week at a time. Available camp hours are between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. 

Requests for court time for camps must be made by February 1. A deposit of 25% of the total balance is due by May 1 to confirm the requested week.