Richmond Elementary School participates in a fifth grade boys and girls basketball league in conjunction with other schools within the district and some private schools in the Ridgecrest area. The league is intended to give 5th grade students the opportunity to play games on a weekly basis. In order to prepare for those games, there are twice weekly practices after school at Richmond from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The practices continue through the season. Games are held at Cerro Coso Community College 2 evenings a week beginning the middle of March. The League ends with a tournament the first weekend in May.