Sachs Recreation Center was once the home of the Chicago Bulls and is currently the home of WNBA team the Chicago Sky. It would be an understatement to say we have a little bit of history with basketball. We offer numerous classes for learning the fundamentals of basketball along with open gym hours on the three courts at Sachs Recreation Center. To check out our current list of Basketball programs, check out our online registration page.
Youth League Basketball
Boys and girls who want to continue to developing thier skills will love this new spring program. The program meets once a week for 45 minutes a session within the times listed below. You will play a game each week against a different team in your 4 team league. Park District staff will make and coach the teams. All children registered will receive equal playing time. Coaches will stress the importance of fundamentals like dribbling, passing, shooting, as well as game strategies, and the importance of good sportsmanship.
Even future stars have to learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive positioning. Boys and girls will learn teamwork and sportsmanship as they learn the game of basketball. Equipment will be tailor made to ensure success with every participant.
Boys and girls learn jump shots, shots off the glass, lay-ups, shooting from a pass and shooting off the dribble. Shooting games will also be a part of this class.
Jammers Basketball League
Get your young basketball players ready for the Deerfield Park District Youth Basketball Program with our basketball league for 1st and 2nd graders. This recreational league will help boys and girls to understand teamwork, sportsmanship, and the rules of basketball as well as foster player development in a respectful and safe environment led by positive coaching. The first Saturday will be a skill session that focuses on the development of dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Players also will be introduced to the proper defensive stance and experience defensive drills as they learn the game of basketball. The remaining Saturdays will involve game play that enables participants to apply the basketball skills learned. SportsKids, Inc. coaches will referee games in a teaching style.