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Youth Basketball

Discover the thrill of youth basketball with Belvidere Park District! Our youth basketball program offers a fun and engaging environment for kids to learn and grow both on and off the court. We provide a dynamic experience that promotes skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Whether your child is a beginner or an experienced player, our program caters to all skill levels, fostering growth and improvement in a supportive and inclusive setting. Join us today and let your child experience the excitement of basketball while making lasting friendships and memories!

Winter 2023 Youth Basketball Programs

Registration Closes Dec. 29

LIL PINT HOOPS – 3-4 years old

This program is a great start to introducing your 3-4 year old to the game of basketball. Mini basketballs and lowered baskets make this class the perfect introductory class for the future basketball player. Participants will work on dribbling, passing, shooting and listening through fun and creative games and drills. This instructional class will also include the concept of fair play and working together. Space is limited so register early(TK)   Location: Meehan Gym • Min/Max: 5/12


SMALL SHOTS B-BALL – 5-6 years old

Looking for a class to introduce your 5-6 year old to basketball? You’ve found it! The basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting & listening will be taught through a variety of creative drills and games that will assist them in improving at their own pace. Coaches stress teamwork, participation, and good sportsmanship. This group uses smaller basketballs and lowered baskets to allow each child a positive, successful learning experience. Space is limited, register early!(TK)  Location: Meehan Gym • Min/Max: 5/12


Youth Basketball League – GRADES 1-4

Youth Basketball In House Leagues are instructional with an emphasis placed on learning the fundamental skills of basketball in a fun environment. The leagues combines practice time and game play for 1st & 2nd / 3rd & 4th graders. Games will have lenient officiating to assist the players with their skills and knowledge of the game. This group uses lowered baskets to allow children to have a more positive experience. All participants will receive a t-shirt. We also need volunteer coaches who are provided with practice tips to assist them. Practice once a week determined by coach. Registration closes December 29th. (TK) Location: Rivers Edge Rec Center • Min/Max: 40/80