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YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Join our organized youth basketball league that grows with your child. Each year players are introduced to new rules and pieces of the game to ensure success and aid in the development of all players in the league.

Health & Safety

Currently all participants, spectators & coaches are required to wear a face covering during any inside activities at Park District & School District facilities.
Please observe the Health and Safety Guidelines for this Activity.
 

Kindergarten - 6th Grade Registration & Evaluation Details

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Boys & Girls: REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Monday, November 1.

3rd - 6th Grade Boys & Girls: REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Monday, October 11.

All players (Boys - 4th Grade & up + Girls 3rd & up) must attend only one of the player evaluation (not a tryout) days.

Player Evaluation Days (Boys 4th-6th Grades  & Girls 3rd – 6th Grades)

Sunday, October 24 OR Monday, October 25
2:00p – 3rd & 4th Grade Girls        5:30p – 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
3:00p – 4th Grade Boys         6:30p – 4th Grade Boys
4:00p – 5th & 6th Grade Girls         7:30p – 5th & 6th Grade Girls
5:00p – 5th & 6th Grade Boys         8:30p – 5th & 6th Grade Boys

All Player evaluations will take place at the Rec Center Gymnasium (12015 Mill Street Huntley 60142)
Players will run through basic basketball drills and scrimmage at the end. Player evaluations should last between 30-45 minutes per group depending on the size of the group.

7th & 8th Grade Registration & Evaluation Details

7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls: REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Monday, November 1.  

All players must attend the player evaluation day.

Player Evaluation Day (Boys 7th & 8th Grades  & Girls 7th & 8th Grades)

Sunday, November  14
5:00p – 7th & 8th Grade Boys
6:30p – 7th & 8th Grade Girls

All Player evaluations will take place at the Rec Center Gymnasium (12015 Mill Street Huntley 60142)
Players will run through basic basketball drills and scrimmage at the end. Player evaluations should last between 30-45 minutes per group depending on the size of the group.

Volunteer coaches are needed at every level. To register and become a volunteer coach please complete the form under "coaching" here.

League Info

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten League is a great introduction to the sport of basketball. All meetings will take place on Saturdays. The first 2 meetings will be dedicated entirely to skill development. After that each meeting will have skill development along with a scrimmage with another team in the program with coaches acting as the referees. 

1st & 2nd Grade

Players will play with lower rims (8 ft.) and use a smaller basketball (Junior) promote confidence and success with every participant. Learning the basic skills of basketball, teamwork and fun are the focus for this program.

3rd & 4th Grade

Grades will be split by boys and girls. 3rd/4th Grade Girls will play at 9 ft. rims, while 4th Grade Boys will play at 10 ft. rims. Grades will be split by boys and girls. A Junior Size (27.5”) ball will be used. More game rules are enforced during scrimmages so the kids can get a better understanding of the game rules to help prepare them for older divisions. Basics skills, rules of the game, teamwork and fun are the focus for this program.

5th - 8th Grade

Grades will be split by boys and girls. This program uses 10 ft rims and a Intermediate 28.5 size or official size (7th/8th Boys only) basketball and will have little restrictions when playing the game. Further skill development to help players succeed with the sport and fun will be the focus of this program.

Junior Red Raiders Travel Basketball

Tryout to play competitive basketball through Huntley Park District’s Junior Red Raider feeder program. Designed for 5th – 8th Grade Boys & Girls who reside in Huntley School District 158.

The season runs approximately from October through Mid-March. Teams will receive 2 practices a week & play approximately 15 games. Cost per player is $650 plus additional costs for uniforms of approximately $150. Payment can be made in full or spread out over 3 payments ($250/$200/$200).

TRYOUT INFORMATION
Two (2) tryout dates will be offered for every level. Players interested in trying out must pre-register. There is no cost to tryout. Players are encouraged to attend both tryout dates for their grade level. To be eligible to be chosen for a team, players must attend at least one (1) tryout date. Specific Tryout information & how to register for tryouts will be posted by Mid-August and can be found here.

*** Volunteer coaches are needed for teams. Indicate when registering your child for tryouts if you’re interested.***

TRYOUT RESULTS

5th Grade Girls

5th Grade Boys

6th Grade Girls

6th Grade Boys

7th Grade Girls

7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Girls

8th Grade Boys


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YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINICS & CAMPS

Throughout the year, we offer basketball clinics and camps for children ages 4 - 12 years old. Whether you are a beginner or are advanced and are looking to improve on your skills, our clinics and camps are the perfect way to enjoy and learn the game of basketball!
Check out the various basketball clinics and camps currently being offered:

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