Our youth basketball program allows girls and boys from grades first through eighth, the opportunity to participate in a fun, competitive, and instructional basketball league.Kyler Hunter, Basketball Coordinator
Games begin on Saturday, December 7 for girls in the third/fourth grade league and on Saturday, January 11 for girls in the fifth/sixth and seventh/eighth grade leagues. Game times will vary between 9:00am and 3:00pm. The fifth/sixth and seventh/eighth grade leagues play games in other towns as part of the Inter-Village Basketball League. Home games will be played at Winston Campus, 120 N. Babcock Drive, Palatine, for third/fourth grade leagues and Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue, Palatine, for fifth through eighth grade leagues. Away games will be played in towns including Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Dundee, Huntley, and Schaumburg. Fee is $152 for Residents and $190 for Non-Residents.
Games begin on Saturday, December 7 for boys in the third through eighth grade leagues. Games for the third grade league are played at Plum Grove Jr. High School, 2600 Plum Grove Road, Rolling Meadows; fourth grade league – Sundling Jr. High School, 1100 N. Smith Street, Palatine; fifth/sixth grade league – Winston Campus, 120 N. Babcock Drive, Palatine; seventh/eighth grade league – Palatine Park District’s Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine. Fee is $152 for Residents and $190 for Non-Residents.
Registration for boys and girls leagues in third through eighth grade closes September 28. Registration after September 28 does not guarantee placement on a team. Participants will be placed on a wait list and will be contacted after availability is confirmed. Picture Day is December 14 at Birchwood Recreation Center.
Rating Day is held at Community Center and is required for all new players. Players are evaluated on skills. Following the evaluation, teams will be formed. All players must have their height measured at Community Center or during evaluations. Rating Day for boys in grades 3-4 is Monday, September 30 from 5:00pm-6:30pm and grades 5-8 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Rating Day for girls is Wednesday, October 2 from 5:00pm-6:15pm for grades 3-4 and 6:00pm-7:15pm for grades 5-8.
Basketball Leagues for first and second grade boys and girls begin in January. Games will take place at Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks Road. Registration closes on December 1 for grades 1 and 2. Practices begin the week of January 6; games begin January 11.
“Our youth basketball program allows girls and boys from grades first through eighth, the opportunity to participate in a fun, competitive, and instructional basketball league,” said Kyler Hunter, Palatine Park District’s Basketball Coordinator. “We have dedicated, motivated coaches volunteering their time to develop participants’ fundamentals, while making sure they are having fun. Each player has equal playing time, so every child has an identical opportunity to succeed and have fun,” Hunter added.
According to JP McNamara, Palatine Park District Community Outreach Coordinator, Ziegler Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Schaumburg is sponsoring the Palatine Park District’s youth basketball program. “It is a great opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals and life lessons that sports provide,” a Ziegler representative commented. “We wish everyone good luck on a great basketball season!”
Registration for High School Basketball Leagues is currently underway through November 2. These leagues are designed to offer league play to high school students who are not participating on a team at their high schools. Players on high school teams are ineligible to participate. Games will be played on Sundays, at Birchwood Recreation Center and Community Center, beginning December 1. Teams will play a ten-game season and a single elimination tournament.
For more information about Youth Basketball Leagues, contact Basketball Coordinator Kyler Hunter at 847.496.6277.