COVID-19 Basketball best practices according to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will be followed as listed below (subject to change).
For details visit https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/youthsports.pdf
- Wearing face covering over nose and mouth is required at all times
- Wash hands with soap & water or use hand sanitizer before play
- Frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer
- Bring a water bottle (water fountains are not available)
- No handshakes at beginning or end of games or practice
- Do not use personal belongings of others
- Place personal belongings 6 feet away from others’ belongings
- When not actively playing, sitting on the bench: wear face covering and sit 6 feet from others
- Do not come to a practice or game with any COVID symptoms
- Spectators will be limited to 20% of capacity (or no more than 25 individuals total including teams) with 6 feet of space between those not members of the same household
Please note this change for November’s Youth Basketball League Program:
Clinic Nights and the Evaluation Day will be pushed back one week to adjust to new group size limitations. We simply need to adjust our original plan and ensure everyone gets one clinic night and remain safe with the smaller groups. Once registered, a time will be assigned for clinics and evaluations. Clinic times will either be 5pm, or 6pm starting the week of November 10th on the night for the respective league.
Evaluations will now be held November 21st throughout the day and participants will be assigned time slots as it gets closer.
More details to come and there is still time to register!
Youth Basketball Leagues (Grades 1–2)
These fun leagues give children an equal opportunity to learn and develop basketball skills, team play and sportsmanship. Kids gain experience by playing in actual games. There are no practices or individual skill training during the week. Details: On clinic night, coaches evaluate participants, put them onto teams, and give out uniforms and schedules. Coaches make every effort to balance the teams. However, the Park District reserves the right to switch players after the 1st week of play if doing so will better balance the skill levels. Special requests for team placement can not be honored. Game times vary based on the number of players/teams. Coaches are on the floor to offer instruction and to officiate. Score is kept, however, standings are not. Kids receive equal playing time by rotating into the game every two minutes. Led by Recreation Staff.
Youth Basketball Leagues (Grades 3–6)
This program is great opportunity to develop fundamental basketball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship while having fun. This is traditional league play as teams will have one practice per week and ten games. The first week will consist of a clinic day and evaluations before teams are evenly decided. Special requests for team placement can not be honored. Practices and game times vary based on the number of players/teams. Score is kept, however, standings are not. Kids will have a minimum requirement of playing time. Led by Recreation Staff.
COACHES NEEDED: If you are interested in coaching or for more information, please contact Matt Wells, Athletic Coordinator at email@example.com