Youth Basketball Programs

Double Dribblers Basketball: Kindergarten-2nd Grade Boys & Girls

This fundamental program will concentrate on introducing and developing the skills needed for the game of basketball. Drills will be conducted in group and individual format for a portion of class, followed by controlled scrimmages and games. Junior size ball and adjusted rim heights will be used for full enjoyment of the game. The Libertyville Sports Complex will provide some basketballs. However participants are encouraged to bring their own basketball to class. Be sure to write your child’s name on the basketball.

1-2 volunteer coaches per team are needed. Week one, coaches will work with the Libertyville Sports Complex staff to help with skills/drills. Teams will be created by week 2. Coaches will begin leading team practices week 2 with Libertyville Sports Complex staff there to assist. Times below are subject to change.
Dates: Saturday, Jan 14-Mar 4, 2017
Fee: $80 R/$90 NR
Location: Libertyville Sports Complex 

Kindergarten: 12:30-1:30 pm 

Consists of 4 weeks of practice./controlled scrimmages followed by 4 weeks of games.
First Grade: 1:30-2:30 pm 
Consists of 3 weeks of practice/controlled scrimmages followed by 5 weeks of games.
Second Grade: 2:30-3:30 pm 
Consists of 2 weeks of practice/controlled scrimmages followed by 6 weeks of games.

For more info call 847-918-7275, or Scott Jenkins at 847-367-7054, or email.

Winter Youth Basketball League: Grades 3-8

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 begin Saturday, January 7.  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 begin the week of Nov 28. 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: All coaching positions are volunteer. Head Coaches receive  a 50% discount off your child’s registration fee.

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.

For more info call 847-918-7275, or Scott Jenkins at 847-367-7054, or email.