In-House Youth Basketball

Winter 2021 

Youth Basketball will look a little different this year, but we’re excited to offer a modified program so your child can continue to play!

The Restore Illinois All Sports Policy considers basketball a medium risk sport, so no-contact practices and intra-team scrimmages are allowed. In order to comply with the guidelines, each age group will be divided into a team (with a maximum of 25 players) and will only practice and scrimmage within that group.

Overview

  • Each age group will be divided into a team with a maximum of 25 players each. Age groups may be combined if numbers are low.
  • Boys and girls will be on separate teams
  • Each team will meet 1 time per week for 1.5 hours (45 minutes for skills and drills and 45 minutes for scrimmage games run by coaches)
  • During scrimmages, the players will rotate so everyone within the group has the chance to play together
  • Each player will receive a reversible jersey

Details

  • Ages: 2nd-8th grade, girls and boys
  • Days: Primarily Saturdays, with overflow on Friday nights and Sundays (as needed)
  • Date: Jan. 15-Feb. 21, 2021 (snow make-up dates: Feb. 26-28)
  • Location: Recreation Center Gym, 240 Commerce Drive, Grayslake
  • Fee: $150 R/$180 NR on or before Dec. 6, $180 R/$225 NR after Dec. 6.

Registration

In order to prioritize spots for Grayslake residents, registration opens for residents first and then nonresidents a few weeks later.

  • Resident registration begins: Sept. 14
  • Nonresident registration begins: Oct. 5
  • Registration deadline: Dec. 13

Boys

Team: Code:
2nd Grade Boys 630030A
3rd Grade Boys 630030B
4th Grade Boys 630030C
5th Grade Boys 630030D
6th Grade Boys 630030E
7th Grade Boys 630030F
8th Grade Boys 630030G

Girls

Team: Code:
2nd Grade Girls 630030H
3rd Grade Girls 630030I
4th Grade Girls 630030J
5th Grade Girls 630030K
6th Grade Girls 630030L
7th Grade Girls 630030M
8th Grade Girls 630030N

Safety Measures

  • Face coverings are required at all times for players and coaches
  • Drop off will be curbside, no parents are allowed in the building
  • Once the team roster is set, no players will be added in order to limit exposure

Coaches

Volunteer coaches will run practices and scrimmages. If you’re interested in coaching, please complete the Coach Application and Required Paperwork and send it to Tracy at tputkonen@glpd.com.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a coach position; Grayslake Park District staff will select 6 coaches for each team. Requests to coach with someone else are not guaranteed.

For more information, please contact Recreation Supervisor Tracy Putkonen at (847) 223-7529 or tputkonen@glpd.com or Recreation Supervisor Brice Walsh at (847) 223-7529 or bwalsh@glpd.com.