The Program: For boys and girls grades 3-8, all skill levels. This is a non-competitive program with the main emphasis on having FUN! League standings or individual statistics are not maintained.
Philosophy: The philosophy of the Winter Youth Basketball League is to provide an equal opportunity for all children to learn and develop basketball skills, team play, sportsmanship and a greater appreciation for the game in a safe and fun environment.
Games: Games start in January each winter. All teams are guaranteed a 9 game season; Grades 5-8 teams will play 8 games followed by a single elimination tournament. Saturday will the primary day for games beginning at 8:00 am. Fridays and Sundays may be used for games during the season depending on the number of participants in the program.
Practice: Practices start around November/December each season. Practices will take place once a week. Practice days, times and locations are determined by the availability of the coaches as well as the availability of Libertyville Sports Complex and the District 70 schools.
Facilities: We will utilize the Libertyville Sports Complex as well as the District 70 schools. All facilities should be treated with respect. Please do not bring food or drinks into the gyms. When in the schools, please stay in the gym only, do not wander or let your children wander through the schools.
Equipment: Your child will need gym shoes and a pair of shorts. We will provide each child with a jersey which is included in the registration fee. Boys Grades 3-4 and Girls Grades 3-8 use a size 28.5 basketball. Boys Grades 5-8 use a regulation size 29.5 basketball.
Coaches: Coaches are needed for all grades. All coaching positions are volunteer. Coach may select an assistant coach to help with practices/games throughout the season. To sign up to coach, complete the head coaches’ registration form below, or pick up a form at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Head Coaches receive a 50% discount off your child’s registration fee. Coaches: be sure to mark your calendars for evaluation dates listed above as well as the coaches meeting that will be held on a to be determined date at the Libertyville Sports Complex.
Sportsmanship: Parents, players and coaches are expected to show good sportsmanship at all times. Good sportsmanship means mutual respect for each other, the opposing team and the officials. We look to our parents and coaches to be good role models for our children.
Due to the size of the program, we are not able to accommodate special requests.