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.

Important Winter Basketball Update!

As you may already be aware, Governor Pritzker has moved basketball from a "Medium Risk" sport to a "High Risk" sport in regards to the state's Restore Illinois Plan. For more information on the guidelines, please visit the link below.

DCEO SPORT SAFETY GUIDANCE

COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines

  • We will still be following all of the COVID-19 safety guidelines sent out before.
  • Please make sure you read through the guidelines and follow them thoroughly!
  • We will still be able to have one parent per player watch practices from the upstairs walking track at the Recreation Center while social distancing.

Thank You for Your Patience

We sincerely appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we updated our leagues to meet Governor Pritzker's guidelines change in guidelines for basketball.


Winter Youth Basketball

  • Registration Begins: Monday, November 30
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 22
  • League Tentatively Begins: Jan. 30
  • League Capacity: 250
  • Information
    • Winter Youth Basketball will focus on a different aspect of basketball each week with sample drills and exercises.
    • teams will be limited in size across all grade levels. No more than 10 players per team
    • All players & coaches must wear a mask at all times - both when on the bench and when playing on the court - no exceptions.
    • Team benches will be extended along the entire sidelines to promote social distancing.
    • There will be NO weekly practices at District 58 schools.
    • No Jersey's will be used.
  • Spectators
    • Each player will be allowed only one spectator/parent to attend scrimmages. This will ensure we do not exceed our maximum group sizes and can ensure proper social distancing.
    • All players, coaches, and spectators will have their temperatures checked before they enter the Recreation Center each week. If the temperature is above 100.3 degrees, they will not be allowed to enter the building.
    • All spectators must wear masks at all times while in the Recreation Center - no exceptions
  • Registration takes place online only


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 fill out the above Volunteer Coaches form and email to Josh Williams at jwilliams@dgparks.org. *Both new and returning coaches need to fill out the form*

VOLUNTEER COACH FORM