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Youth Basketball



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Athletic Staff Contacts

Mike Divincenzo
Recreation Supervisor II-Athletics
Eric Golmon
Athletic Supervisor
Troy Hoffmann
Athletic Supervisor


Introduction to Basketball

Parent Tot Basketball- Ages 3-5

An exciting introduction to the game with age appropriate instruction and game play to develop your young player’s abilities. Park District staff is hands on to assist parents and players with fun drills and games.

Little Dribblers- Boys and Girls K-1st

Designed to introduce the sport of basketball and develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination through fun drills and games. Participants learn the fundamentals of passing, shooting, and dribbling.



All Star League-Boys and Girls 1st-2nd

Players develop their game and confidence through a combination of weekly skills and league play. Game provide a true All-Star experience with team uniforms, awards, and team party. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches. One night of week is dedicated to practice and teams play games on Saturdays.

NCAA-Boys and Girls 3rd-4th

This league focuses on developing players skills through drills and gameplay. Players learn teamwork, ballhandling, and rules of the game. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches. One night of week is dedicated to practice and teams play games on Saturdays. The leagues concludes with an end of season tournament.

Travel House-Boys and Girls 5th-6th

Players continue to build skills, game knowledge, and teamwork. The first few meeting are a preseason clinic then teams are formed. Games are against teams from Highland Park as well as Glencoe, Deerfield, and Lake Forest. One night of week is dedicated to practice and teams play games on Saturdays. The leagues concludes with an end of season tournament.



Travel Basketball-Boys 3rd-5th

Teams compete in the North Suburban Basketbal League and in events throughout the Chicagoland area. All teams play in the end of season NSBL tournament. Independent evaluators will conduct the tryout process and select the teams at each level. Teams start practicing in November, games begin in December and the season runs through early March.

Boys Feeder Basketball 6th-8th

Players are introduced to the Highland Park Basketball system. Feeder coaches teach the same offensive and defensive principles as the high school staff. Games are scheduled with other feeder programs from nearby communities. The HP Feeder Basketball program allows all players to participate and is a great starter program for future high school players. Teams start practicing in December and the season runs January through March.

Girls Feeder Basketball 5th-8th

Teams compete in the Northern Illinois Girls Feeder Basketball Association as well as in tournaments throughout the area. All teams play in the end of season NIGFBA tournament. Teams start practicing in November and the season runs January through March.




Preseason Clinics-Boys and Girls Grades 1st-6th

These clinics prepare players for the upcoming basketball season. An opportunity to develop skills and get in some game play through scrimmages.



“My son had a wonderful experience participating in this program! Although this program met my expectations, I think they exceeded his and that is awesome!”

“The coaches this season were fantastic! I love the emphasis they placed on learning the game, being positive, and being a good teammate!!!”







Winter Basketball Programs

ProgramsGradesDatesDays/TimesLocation SchedulesRegistration Supervisor
Parent & Tot Ages 3-5Jan 11-Feb 29Sat
West RidgeMike Divincenzo
Little DribblersGrades Pre-K-KJan 11-Feb 29Sat
West RidgeMike Divincenzo

Fall Basketball Programs

ProgramGradesDatesDays/TimesLocation SchedulesRegistration Supervisor
Parent & Tot Ages 3-5Oct 26-Dec 14Sat
West Ridge Register Here Mike Divincenzo
Little DribblersGrades Pre-K-KOct 26-Dec 15Sat
West Ridge Register Here




Spring Basketball Leagues 

Program Information
GradesDatesDay/TimesLocation SchedulesRegistration Supervisor
Spring Basketball
Grades 1-2Mar 11-Apr 22Wed
Recreation CenterSpring Basketball

Troy Hoffmann
3 on 3 Spring League
Grades 3-4Mar 11-Apr 22Wed
Recreation Center

3 on 3Troy Hoffmann


Winter Basketball Leagues 

ProgramsGradeDatesDays/TimesLocation SchedulesRegistration Supervisors
All-Star (Co-Ed) Grades 1-2Nov 7-Feb 22Th
Group 1 5:30-6:30p
Group 2 6:30-7:30p

West RidgeMike Divincenzo
NCAA BoysGrades 3-4Nov 4- Feb 22Wed
Group 1 6-7p
Group 2 7-8p

Recreation CenterMike Divincenzo
NCAA GirlsGrades 3-4Nov 4- Feb 22Mon

Recreation Center

West Ridge
Mike Divincenzo
Travel House BoysGrades 5-6Nov 4-Feb 29Mon

Recreation Center Troy Hoffmann
Travel House GirlsGrades 5-6Nov 4-Feb 29Recreation Center Troy Hoffmann
Prep LeagueGrades 9-12Recreation Center Eric Golmon



Travel Basketball Grades 3-6th

Program GradesDatesDays/TimesLocation Schedule Registration Supervisor


Feeder Basketball Grades 7-8th

Program GradesDatesDays/TimesLocation ScheduleRegistration LinkSupervisor


Private/Group Lessons 



Drop In Skills 







Fall Basketball Clinic 

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Winter Basketball Clinic 



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