Sign up for Glen Ellyn Park District's new fall youth basketball league

  • In response to requests for more basketball options, the Glen Ellyn Park District is offering a fall youth basketball league for third- to eighth-grade girls and boys.

    In response to requests for more basketball options, the Glen Ellyn Park District is offering a fall youth basketball league for third- to eighth-grade girls and boys. Courtesy of Daniela D'Argento

 
Submitted by Glen Ellyn Park District
Updated 8/14/2019 6:02 PM

The Glen Ellyn Park District is now offering a Fall Youth Basketball League.

This new league, geared toward boys and girls in third to eighth grade, offers a shorter six-week season for anyone interested in having extra preparation time before the 10-week Winter Basketball League program. It also gives new players a chance to try it out before committing to the Winter Basketball League.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"While the program is for boys and girls, the teams are created separately; it's not a coed league," said Christine Hartnett, recreation supervisor for the Glen Ellyn Park District. "We developed this new league because we wanted to offer another option for basketball during the fall season. We were getting requests for more basketball options, and some wanted the chance to play basketball during the fall because the winter league didn't fit into their schedule. This league also offers an additional recreation option for kids in this age group."

The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 6.

Practices begin the week of Sept. 23, and games begin the week of Oct. 5.

Registration is available online at gepark.org.

Practices will be held during the week at local schools, and games will be held at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center on Saturdays between 4-8 p.m.

"Our Fall league features a 6-week practice schedule, plus a playoff week," said Hartnett. "At the end of the season, all grade levels will compete in a single-elimination tournament; this ensures that each team will play in a minimum of seven games. At the end of the tournament, the first- and second-place teams will win an award."

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Teams will be formed around each coach and assistant coach, and will generally be created based on which school each child attends.

"Forming the teams in this manner is great, because there's a high probability that participants will be able to play with or against their friends," added Hartnett. "It also offers options for carpooling so that parents can share driving responsibilities."

All participants will receive a reversible team jersey for game play.

For more information, contact Christine Hartnett at chartnett@gepark.org or call (630) 942-7268.

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