Youth Basketball

Fall and Winter leagues

In the fall and winter seasons, we offer recreational leagues for boys and girls in 1st through 6th grade. The leagues are structured to teach young players fundamental technical and age-appropriate tactical skills and enable players to practice sporting behavior while having fun. Teams are kept small to maximize playing time. Players registering after the registration deadline will be placed on a wait list. Placement on the wait list does not guarantee placement on a team. Players on the wait list will be added to teams in need of additional players.

Volunteering to coach

We rely on volunteers to coach our teams! If you would like to coach, please contact your local community center. Already coaching this season? Check out the Youth Basketball Coaches' Corner!

Uniforms and Equipment

At the start of each season, players receive a new numbered, reversible jersey. In first and second grade, all players use a 27.5” basketball. In third through sixth grade, girls use a 28.5" basketball. In third and fourth grade, boys use a 28.5” basketball. In fifth and sixth grade, boys use a 29.5” basketball.

 

Team formation and friend requests

Boys and girls play in separate divisions split by grade. If there are not enough players at a particular grade to form a division, we may combine grades. 

Players are placed on teams created around their local community centers and the schools they attend. Players who register by the deadline may ask to be placed on a team with one friend. However, the friend request must be mutual: both players must request each other. We cannot honor requests in cases where players request more than one friend or link friends in a circular request: friend A requests friend B, friend B requests friend C, friend C requests friend A.

Please coordinate your friend request before registering to ensure that it is mutual.

We are unable to keep teams together from year to year. Coaches may not request players, and players may not request coaches.

3v3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Players may only play on one team per age group.

Games are player-coached only. Adults may not coach teams. One adult may assist players with substitutions.

Teams must bring either reversible jerseys (for instance, your AHPD Youth Basketball League jersey) OR both light and dark colored jerseys.

Teams will be placed in the age group of the oldest player on the team. Co-ed teams play in the boys' divisions. Divisions may be combined by age or gender, depending on the number of registrants.

Spring League for 4th - 6th grade

 

Register as a team. Teams may have 6 to 10 players. The grade of the oldest  player on the team determines the grade level of the entire team.

  • Teams will have six double-header games over three weekends.
  • Games will be played at Camelot and Pioneer Park gyms.
  • Each team will have one 1-hour weekday practice: days, times, and locations to be determined after registration closes.
  • Basket height is 10 ft for all grades.