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Athletic Staff Contacts

Mike Divincenzo
Recreation Supervisor II-Athletics
847.579.3198
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
Eric Golmon
Athletic Supervisor
847.579.3129
egolmon@pdhp.org
Troy Hoffmann
Athletic Supervisor
847.579.3124
thoffmann@pdhp.org

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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 Pre-K-K

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.

 

Leagues

All Star League-Boys Grades 1-2 

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 Grades 3-4

This league focuses on developing players skills through drills and game play. Players learn teamwork, ball-handling, 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.

NCAA Girls Grades 1-3
This league focuses on developing players skills through drills and game play. Players learn teamwork, ball-handling, 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 Grades 5-6
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 House-Girls Grades 4-6
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.

Advanced

Travel Basketball-Boys Grades 3-5

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 Grades 6-8

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 Grades 5-8

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.

Tournaments

 

Clinics

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.

 

Testimonial

“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!!!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall/Winter Basketball Programs

Program InformationGrades Dates Days/TimesLocationRegistration Supervisors
Fall 1
Parent & Tot Basketball
Boys and Girls
Ages 3-4
Oct 24-Dec 12Sa 8:30-9:15aRecreation Center Gym Register Here Mike Divincenzo
847-579-3198
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
Winter 1
Parent & Tot Basketball
Boys and Girls
Ages 3-4
Jan 9-Feb 27Sa 8:30-9:15aRecreation Center Gym Register Here Mike Divincenzo
847-579-3198
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org

 

 

 

 

 

Fall/Winter Basketball Leagues 

ProgramsGradesDatesDays/TimesLocation Registration Supervisor Schedules
Fall
Little Dribblers
Boys & Girls
Ages 5-6
Oct 24-Dec 12Sa
9:15-10a
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Winter
Little Dribblers
Boys & Girls
Ages 5-6
Jan 4-Feb 1Sa
9:15-10a
Recreation Center GymRegister HereMike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Fall
All-Star Basketball
Boys Grades 1-2 Oct 24-Dec 12Sa
9-1p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Winter
All-Star Basketball
Boys Grades 1-2 Jan 9-Feb 27Sa
9-1p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Fall
All-Star Basketball
Girls Grades 1-3 Oct 24-Dec 12Sa
9-1p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Winter
All-Star Basketball
Girls Grades 1-3 Jan 9-Feb 27Sa
9-1p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Fall
NCAA Basketball
Boys Grades 3-4 Oct 24-Dec 12Sa
9-1p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Winter
NCAA Basketball
Boys Grades 3-4 Jan 9-Feb 27Sa
9-1p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Fall
Community House
Girls Grades 4-6 Oct 24-Dec 12Sa
1-4p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Winter
Community House
Girls Grades 4-6Jan 9-Feb 27Sa
1-4p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Mike Divincenzo
mdivincenzo@pdhp.org
847-579-3198
Fall
Community House
Boys Grades 5-6 Oct 24-Dec 12Sa
1-4p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Winter
Community House
Boys Grades 5-6 Jan 9-Feb 27Sa
1-4p
(Players will play in 1 hr time slot)
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Fall Basketball Clinic
Coed
Grades 1-3

Oct 28-Nov 18W
5-6pm

Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Fall Basketball Clinic
Coed
Grades 4-6 Oct 28-Nov 18W
6:30-7:30pm
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Winter Basketball Clinic Coed Grades 1-3

Jan 6-Jan 27W
5-6pm

Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Winter Basketball Clinic Coed Grades 4-6Jan 6-Jan 27W
6:30-7:30pm
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

 

Spring Basketball Leagues 

Program Information
GradesDatesDay/TimesLocation SchedulesRegistration Supervisor

 

 

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 

ProgramsGradesDatesDays/TimesLocationsRegistration Supervisor
Fall Basketball Clinic
Coed
Grades 1-3 Oct 28-Nov 18W
5-6pm
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Fall Basketball Clinic
Coed
Grades 4-6 Oct 28-Nov 18W
6:30-7:30pm
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Winter Basketball Clinic Coed Grades 1-3 Jan 6-Jan 27W
5-6pm
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

Winter Basketball Clinic Coed Grades 4-6Jan 6-Jan 27W
6:30-7:30pm
Recreation Center GymRegister Here Troy Hoffmann
thoffmann@pdhp.org
847-579-3124

 

 

Winter Basketball Clinic 

ProgramGradesDatesDays/TimesLocationSchedulesRegistration Supervisor