Des Plaines Park District

Youth Basketball

Read the complete program details for these Youth Basketball Leagues and sign up online HERE.
Questions? Contact Alessandro Moraca, Athletics Supervisor. or 847-391-5711.

 Recreational Youth Basketball Leagues

Our Youth Basketball League introduces young players ages 7–11 to basketball fundamentals and the dynamics of playing on a team. Coaches help them develop beginning, intermediate and more advanced skills. Volunteer coaches are needed, please reach out if you are interested.

  • Practice starts mid-November. Games start in December
  • Practices are held during the week at Prairie Lakes Community Center or a local D62 school.
  • 13 week season.
  • Full uniforms are provided
  • Games are played on Saturday. Times will be provided by your coach.

 Jr. High Winter Travel Basketball

Players will focus on skill development, building endurance, learn sportsmanship and be involved in a competitive fun game setting.

Season Includes

  • 10 games plus playoffs, played at Prairie Lakes and other local Park District facilities
  • Practice once a week
  • Uniform shirts provided to all players
  • The 2022-2023 season will start mid-December

 Summer Programs

More off season and summer programs coming to 2023

 Basketball Elite Skills Clinic

Ages 7–14

Basketball Elite Skills Clinic offers high intensity workout that incorporates drills including; shooting, dribbling and post moves. If you are looking to improve your game and workout with college level instruction, you will not want to miss this! Register online HERE.

Saturday, 10/26/2022
R/NR: $15
Wednesday, 1/11/2023
R/NR: $15
Wednesday, 2/15/2023
R/NR: $15


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711