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Jammers Basketball League - #131131

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 is a skill session that focuses on the development of dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Players are also introduced to the proper defensive stance and experience defensive drills. The remaining Saturdays will involve game play that enables participants to apply the basketball skills learned.

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Youth Basketball League - #133045

Boys and girls will learn skills and drills commensurate with their age and ability. All children registered will receive equal playing time. 3rd/4th grade teams will focus on fundamentals of basketball including shooting, passing, dribbling, and teamwork. Running score will be introduced in the 2nd half of the season. 5th/6th grade teams will continue to build on fundamental skills they have already acquired. They will work more on game situations and strategies. 7th/8th grade teams will learn more advanced basketball skills and team concepts. An end-of-season tournament will cap the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade leagues. See the next page for more information.

  • Location: Varies
  • Fee: $155R/194NR
  • Day/Date: Sat./Nov. 7 - Feb 27
Sect Grade Time Location Register
01 3/4 Boys 10A-2P SRC Register
02 3/4 Girls 2-5P SRC Register
03 5-6 Boys 9A-2P Shepard Register
04 5/6 Girls 9A-12P Caruso Register
05 7/8 Boys 2-6P Shepard Register
06 7/8 Girls 12-3P Caruso Register

Parent Information Meeting

Saturday, October 17 at the Sachs Recreation Center, from 10:00-11:00AM.  Every parent of a child who is registered in the Youth Basketball League should attend this meeting. At this meeting the following areas will be covered: program goals, expected behaviors and responsibilities, and the philosophy of the program.

League Values

  • Skill development.
  • Social development – meet new friends and learn how to interact positively with others in a team environment.
  • Develop good sportsmanship – positive attitudes and attributes that can be applied to everyday life.

Practices & Games

  • Each team will be assigned one 1-hour practice on a week night at area schools. Practice will be held after 6:30 PM.
  • Practices are assigned based on coach preferences. Please note any days that your child cannot practice on the player information form. Contact the park district for options if there is a conflict with your assigned practice time.
  • Practices will begin the week of October 26.
  • Each team will play one, 1-hour game per week on Saturdays scheduled within the range of times printed in this brochure.

Team Selection

  • Skill evaluations (not try-outs) are run for the purpose of distributing talent as evenly as possible throughout the league. As much as we try, this is not a scientific process.
  • Every player should attend their skill evaluation time listed on Saturday, October 3.
  • Make-up skill evaluation is held on Thursday, October 8.
  • A player information form must be filled out with basketball registration.

Skill Evaluations

All children in the league must attend skill evaluations. Coaches should be on hand to rate the kids. Times for each league are listed in the general league description.

  • Saturday, Oct. 3, at SRC
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys: 9-10AM
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Girls:10-11AM
  • 5th & 6th Grade Girls: 11AM-12PM
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys: 12-1PM
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys: 1-1:45PM
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls: 1:45-2:30PM
  • Thursday., Oct. 8, at SRC
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys & Girls: 4-5PM
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys & Girls: 5-6PM
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys, Girls: 6-7PM

Coach information Meetings

All meetings will cover league specific information and are at the Sachs Recreation Center. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday, October 19
  • 3rd & 4th Boys: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • 7th & 8th Girls: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 20
  • 3rd & 4th Girls: 6:30 - 7:15 PM
  • 5th & 6th Girls: 7:15 - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • 5th & 6th Boys: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • 7th & 8th Boys: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

League Cut-Off

League Registration will not be accepted after Friday, October 16 at 5:00 PM. Any player registration brought in after October 16 will be placed on a wait list and placed, if possible, after the team selection process is completed (Friday, October 23).

Extra League Practice

If you are looking for some extra instruction, you missed your team practice during the week, or you just can’t get enough basketball, then come to the league practice to continue learning and developing your skills. There will be two practices per week run by park district staff beginning the week of November 2.

  • Tuesday Practices - Shepard Middle School
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys and Girls
  • 6:30 to 7:30 PM
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys and Girls
  • 7:30 to 8:30 PM
  • No practices: 11/24, 12/22, 12/29, 2/2
  • Thursday Practices - Caruso Middle School
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys and Girls
  • 6:30 to 7:30 PM
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys and Girls
  • 7:30 to 8:30 PM
  • No practices: 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/25?li>
  • Friday Practices - Sachs Recreation Center
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys and Girls
  • 6:30 to 7:30 PM
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys and Girls
  • 7:30 to 8:30 PM
  • No practices: 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 2/26

Volunteer Coaches

Volunteer coaches staff our youth basketball league teams. The basketball program requires a lot of energy from a thoughtful, creative, concerned group of volunteer coaches comprised of parents and other adults who love sports and instructing children.

Effective coaches fully support a positive youth sports philosophy in their attitude and behavior at practice, games and events. You help the players learn skills, discuss fair play and most of all, have fun. Look at coaching as an opportunity not only to teach sports skills, but also to achieve something far more significant –helping children reach their full potential.

Interested volunteer coaches, should fill out a Coach Application. Download the application from,, or pick one up at the registration desk at 836 Jewett Park Drive.


2016 Spring and Summer Program Guide


Resident Registration

  • Web Opens 7AM, Monday, February 22
    Walk-In Opens 9AM, Monday, February 22

Non-Resident Registration

  • Web Opens: 7AM, Monday, February 29
  • Walk-In Opens 9AM, Monday, February 29


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