Youth Basketball Leagues

Basketball leagues are offered in the summer, fall and winter. During the fall and winter Leagues, an eight-week season is played on weekend mornings at the Recreation Center. Practices are held once a week at a District 58 school for one hour. During the summer season, two weeks of practice are followed by games on Wednesday nights only. Our goal is to keep players from the same school on the same team. Should enrollment and roster numbers not accommodate this, then players from different schools may be combined to form teams. Divisions are divided by grades ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Check the seasonal guide for early registration dates.

Winter Registration Information

  • Registration Begins: Oct. 7
  • Early Registration: Oct. 7 - Nov. 5
  • Late Registration: Nov. 6 - Dec. 3
  • Registration Deadline: Dec. 3
  • R/NR: $99/$148
  • Location: Downers Grove Recreation Center (Grades 1-8) & Lincoln Center (Kindergarten)


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Information for all Basketball Divisions

Volunteer coaches introduce participants to the fundamentals of playing basketball through practices and weekend games. The league emphasizes proper techniques, knowledge of the rules, team strategy, participation and fun!

The Park District Youth Basketball League relies on volunteer coaches and every team must have a coach. Anyone interested in coaching should contact the Park District at 630.960.7250.

To begin the registration process, payment and a signed registration form must be submitted. Each season new teams are formed and grouped together as specified below.

Teams are created according to the following criteria:

  • School attended
  • Grade
  • Mutual friend request
  • Balance of gender
  • Roster size

*A non-mutual friend request or coach request will not be guaranteed.

In general, our goal is to keep players from the same school on the same team. Should enrollment numbers and roster maximums not accommodate this, schools may be split or combined to form a team. Team maximums are based on enrollment numbers at the time of the registration deadline. Returning players are not guaranteed the same team from season to season or year to year.

All players will receive a jersey which is included in their registration fee. All jerseys will be distributed before the first weekend of games.