Boys & Girls Grades 1-2 Winter Basketball Program REGISTER
The emphasis of this league will be on skill development, participation and FUN! A smaller court, lower hoops and junior sized basketball are used.
The first team meeting will be a one-hour a one-hour practice; the rest will consist of a 30-minute practice followed by a game. All players will receive a junior-size basketball, team jersey, and participation medal.
|Skill Day January 6|
|Last Name A-M||10am -11 am|
|Last Name N-Z||11 am-12 pm|
|R/NR Fee after 1/1/24||$148/$179|
Grades 3-8 Basketball Leagues REGISTER
|2024 Winter Basketball||Program Important Dates|
|October 15||Registration Deadline|
|November 13||Players are contacted by coaches|
|November 27||Practices begin|
|January 13||Games Begin – No basketball 12/25-1/5|
|Location||Sullivan Community Center|
|R/NR Fee||$155/194 ($50 refund fee once placed on a team)|
|R/NR Fee after October 15||$180/219 ($50 refund fee once placed on a team)|
All players will receive a team jersey and participation medal.
Grades 3-8 teams are formed by a coach’s draft after the players are evaluated at the Skill Evaluation Day (required attendance). Coach or teammate requests will only be considered if parents sign up to coach a team together. Players that miss Skill Evaluation Day will be randomly placed on a team.
Teams practice 1-2 hours per week at various schools. Practice times are between 6:30-9 pm (6:30 and 7:00 pm slots for 3rd and 4th grade teams). Coaches create the practice schedules, therefore, specific practice requests cannot be honored. (If there is ONE specific day of the week your child is not available to practice, please note on registration).
Skill Day October 28, 2023
|Boys & Girls Grades 3-4||11 am – 1 pm|
|Boys & Girls Grades 5-6||8-9:30 am|
|Boys & Girls Grades 7-8||9:30 – 11 am|
Jersey Recycling Program
Bring in your Vernon Hills Park District youth basketball reversible jersey and receive a $5 household credit per jersey to be used for the next Park District program you sign up for. Jerseys should be washed before being turned in.
Boys and Girls Grades 3-4 Leagues
The emphasis in these leagues is sportsmanship, skill development, participation and fun. A smaller court, lower hoops and a junior sized basketball are used. Score is kept. Games are held on Saturday mornings and afternoons. There are 3 practice sessions and 10 games.
Boys and Girls Grades 5-6 Leagues
Players continue 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 fifth graders will use an intermediate size ball while the sixth graders will move up to the regulation ball.
Boys and Girls Grades 7-8 Leagues
Players continue to develop their skills and showcase what they have learned. 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.
Youth Basketball Programs
Triple Threat Basketball offers youth, grades K-8, numerous programs based on age and skill level. Players work on ball handling, passing, footwork, shooting, lay-ups and defense. Coaches will focus on teaching fundamental skills of the game while providing a fun and safe environment for players. Advanced players work on situational game competitive drills which are incorporated into game play.