Youth Basketball Update as of 1/3/22

Season Begins January 10th

The Youth Basketball League will begin on Monday, January 10. Players in 3rd-8th Grade Leagues will practice one day during the week (M-F depending on coaches reservation) and 1st/2nd Grades practice before games on Saturdays. Please follow the January 10th-15th schedule for practices and games. Game schedule will begin on Week 2 with a cancellation and no make-up for week 1.

Anyone who canceled their registration due to the Proof of Vaccination Mandate Order, has until Thursday, January 6, 2022 to re-register. Players wishing to re-register should contact Jen Snow at jsnow@rfparks.com or 708-366-6660x100.

Coaches will be notified for pick up or delivery of player uniforms when they arrive.


Grades 1 & 2 Basketball Season

This year's season will run from January to March on Saturdays only. The first week will be team practice/scrimmages only. Starting on the second week, teams will practice for the first half hour then play a game for the last hour. Coaches will contact the players with all pertinent information and schedules after the Coaches Orientation. Each team will have a roster of up to 10 players. Each participant is guaranteed to play half of the game. The Park District will provide shirts, equipment, and supervised gymnasiums. Children will play against their peers and friends with coaches stressing fundamentals and sportsmanship.

Register Online

Grades 3 - 8 Basketball Season

The Practice Season will start after winter break and the Game Season will follow. Coaches will contact the players with all pertinent information and schedules after the Coaches Orientation.

Practices are held during the week, with games on Saturday mornings or afternoons. Alternate sites may be designated when we are pre-empted by the site owners and will be designated on the game schedule or by the coaches. Each team will have rosters of up to 10 players. Each participant is guaranteed to play half of the game. The Park District will provide team shirts, equipment, and supervised gymnasiums. Children will play against their peers and friends with coaches stressing fundamentals and sportsmanship.

Rookie Division: Grades 3 & 4

Junior Division: Grades 5 & 6

Senior Division: Grades 7 & 8


Volunteer as a Coach!

The Practice Season will start after winter break and the Game Season will follow. Coaches will contact the players with all pertinent information and schedules after the Coaches Orientation.

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PLEASE NO TEAMMATE REQUESTS.

*All Teams will be formed based on player evaluations*

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each year the Recreational Basketball League information is listed in the FALL BROCHURE which is mailed out in mid-late August. There is a set registration deadline. So remember to look for our Brochure in August and hurry in and register.

For residents of all ages, the River Forest Park District offers basketball programs year-round.

Some of our other basketball offerings include...

  • Co-Ed Basketball Pre-Season Clinic
  • Adult Basketball
  • Basketball Skills
  • Lil' Pint Hoops
  • Chicago Bulls Basketball Summer Camp