Youth Basketball

Boys & Girls Grades 1-2 Winter Basketball Program

The emphasis of this league is on skill development, participation, and fun!  A smaller court, lower hoops, and junior sized basketballs are used. All players receive a jersey, a junior size basketball, and a participation medal.

Grades 1-2 New Format Winter 2021
Saturdays, January 16-March 13.
Park District staff will determine team formation, there is not a skill evaluation clinic this season. Families will be contacted by coaches by the week of January 11.
R/NR Fee: $108/$135 through January 1, 2021.  Beginning January 2, $134/$160

Teams will be made up of 12-15 players. Players will only practice and scrimmage with the players assigned to their team. No cross team games will be allowed. Current Covid-19 sports guidelines only allow inter-squad scrimmages for basketball. The first team meeting will be a one-hour practice; the rest will consist of a 30-minute practice followed by a game.

Games will be inter-squad scrimmages. Parents will take turns running the scoreboard.

Coaches will mix and match players each week into two teams and will referee the games. Each team must have a minimum of two coaches. Coaches who have a player in the league will have their child assigned to their team. No requests to be placed with a specific coach or player will be accepted. .

Safety Players, coaches, scorekeepers and any spectators are required to wear a mask at all times.  The Park District reserves the right to limit the number of spectators that can attend a practice or game. This decision will be based on the health and safety guidelines at the time of the program.

 

Grades 3-8 Basketball Leagues

Boys & Girls Grades 3-4 Leagues

Our 3rd and 4th grade basketball leagues are a great opportunity for young players to develop fundamental basketball skills in a fun team environment. Leagues will be divided by gender. If necessary, 3rd and 4th graders may be combined into one league. The emphasis in these leagues will be sportsmanship, skill development, participation and fun. A smaller court, lower hoops and a junior sized basketball will be used. Score will be kept.

Boys Grades 5-6 Leagues

The 5th and 6th grade leagues provide players an opportunity to continue their skill development while introducing the element of competition. At this level we will begin to keep score, but no standings are kept. The emphasis in these leagues will continue to be sportsmanship, skill development, participation and fun. Both leagues will use a full-size court and have two referees per game. The 5th graders will use an intermediate size ball while the 6th graders will move up to the regulation ball.

Boys Grades 7-8 Leagues

The 7th and 8th grade leagues provide players an opportunity to continue developing their basketball skills and showcase what they have learned through the years of basketball.  The emphasis in this league continues to be sportsmanship, skill development, participation and fun, but competition is embraced teaching players how to win and lose with grace. This league will use a full size court and an official size basketball. Two referees will be assigned to each game.

Grades 3-8 New Format Winter 2021
Saturdays, January 9-April 10
Park District staff will determine team formation, there is not a skill evaluation clinic this season. Families will be contacted by coaches by the week of December 14.
R/NR Fee: $137/$171 through November 22, 2020.  Beginning November 23, $167/$201

Teams will be made up of 12-15 players. Players will only practice and scrimmage with the players assigned to their team. No cross team games will be allowed. Current Covid-19 sports guidelines only allow inter-squad scrimmages for basketball. Teams will have 3 practice sessions and 10 games. All practices and games are held on Saturdays in the Sullivan Community Center gyms. The Hawthorn School District gyms are not available for Park District use this season.

Games will be inter-squad scrimmages. Coaches will mix and match players each week into two teams. Games will have referees, scorekeepers and run in the same format as previous years.

Coaches  Each team must have a minimum of two coaches. Coaches who have a player in the league will have their child assigned to their team. No requests to be placed with a specific coach or player will be accepted.

Safety Players, coaches, scorekeepers and any spectators are required to wear a mask at all times. The Park District reserves the right to limit the number of spectators that can attend a practice or game. This decision will be based on the health and safety guidelines at the time of the program.