Grades 1 & 2 Basketball Season 2022

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.


Grades 3 - 8 Basketball Season 2022

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.


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.


League REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Each year the Recreational Basketball League information is listed in the Fall Fun Guide which is available online in late August. There is a set registration deadline so mark your calendar to check back in August!

If you're looking for other basketball programs, view the Fun Guide for a variety of weekly programs for all ages and abilities.


NO TEAMMATE REQUESTS are accepted

*All Teams will be formed based on player evaluations*

Youth Basketball No Spectator Policy

For the 2022 Youth Basketball Program season, the Park District made the decision that this program would be a drop-off program, closed to only players and coaches. The Park District notified all players and coaches of the drop-off program decision in November 2021.

While the Park District's preference is to open our youth basketball games to spectators, the Park District must follow CDC, IDPH and ISBE guidelines requiring masks to be worn indoors and maintain 6' social distance. With the exception of the Trinity gymnasium, there is limited to no spectator space available to accommodate social distancing for spectators. With 450+ players in the league, managing spectator attendance in adherence to all pandemic guidelines is challenging. It is our responsibility to respect the safety of our participants and the students who use these gym facilities during the week. With all these variables to consider, all parties agreed that limiting program access to coaches and players was determined the best option.


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.