Basketball, Co-ed Grades K-6

It's hoops time!  Join us for Youth Sports' exciting youth basketball programs this winter.

 

Clinic Information (Kindergarten only)


Participants will get a chance to learn the rules and develop the fundamentals through skill work and drills as well as play as a team during scrimmages each week. This clinic is the perfect place for kids to start learning the sport while having fun! All skill levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged!  Closed toe athletic shoes are required.

Saturdays, February 8-March 15

8am - 9am

Webster Recreation Center
202 North Sycamore
Mesa, AZ 85201

 

League Information (Grades 1-6)

Participants will both practice and play a game each week where they can learn the rules, develop their skills and play as a team. There are three grade divisions: 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th. All levels focus on player development, having fun, and sportsmanship. This is an equal play league. All skill levels and abilities welcome and encouraged!  Participants will receive a team t-shirt. Closed toe athletic shoes are required. Sign up as an individual or bring in a whole team!

 

Game Date, Time, Location:

Saturdays, February 8-March 29
(no games March 22)

Game times are between 10 am – 4 pm (game times are subject to change)

Webster Recreation Center
202 North Sycamore
Mesa, AZ 85201

 

Game Schedule:
  • 6 weeks of games followed by a single elimination tournament on March 29.
  • Participants will be notified of their team, coach, practice time and location, and game schedule via email on Monday, January 27 at 5 PM. Participants will also be contacted by their coach by this time as well.
  • Game schedules will be posted online below on Monday, January 27 at 5 PM.

 

LEAGUE SCHEDULE

1st - 2nd Grade

3rd - 4th Grade

5th - 6th Grade

Registration Information

 

Registration Codes

653626-10 for grades 1-2

653626-11 for grades 3-4

653626-12 for grades 5-6

653625-11 for kindergarten

*Participants should register for the class code corresponding with their current grade.

 
Fee:

$40 for residents, $48 for non-residents (Kindergarten)

$50 for residents, $60 for non-residents (Grades 1-6)

Fee assistance is available for eligible Mesa residents

 

Important Dates:

Registration begins Monday, December 2 at 8 AM

League Registration deadline is Thursday, January 16 at 5 PM

Clinic Registration deadline is Monday, February 3 at 5 PM

No refunds after Registration Deadline, $5 non-refundable fee for cancellations


How to Register:

Participants may register:Register Here

  • Online
  • Mail in a registration form           
  • Fax in a registration form
  • Visit our office in person            
  • Put a registration form in the 24 hour drop box at our office

*Sign up as an individual or bring in a whole team! 

 

Volunteer coaches are needed! Ask us about our coaching discount incentive! Please indicate upon registration or contact Lacy if you are interested in coaching. Please see below for more details.

 

Uniform:
  • Participants will receive a team shirt at their first game. This shirt must be worn to each game. 
  • Participants are required to wear closed-toe athletic shoes.
  • Participants should wear athletic shorts or pants which allow for more comfort while playing.
  • No jewelry.

 

Team Formation:
  • Teams will be assembled by proximity of residence unless otherwise requested.
  • Teams will consist of approximately 10 players.
  • Teammate and coach requests should be included upon registration or by contacting Lacy at time of registration. Please know we will try our best to accommodate, but unfortunately cannot guarantee any requests.

 

Practices:
  • Practice time and location will be determined by the volunteer coach.
  • Practices may begin as soon as the week of January 27 for finalized rosters with approved coaches.
  • Teams practice 1-2 times a week. Participants are only required to attend one, though.

 

Divisions:

Co-ed, Grades 1st - 2nd

  • Four 8 minute quarters with a five minute halftime
  • 27.5 inch, size 5 ball
  • 8 foot hoop height
  • Plays 5 on 5
  • Will not keep score

 

Co-ed, Grades 3rd - 4th 

  • Four 8 minute quarters with a five minute halftime
  • 28.5 inch, size 6 ball
  • 10 foot hoop height
  • Plays 5 on 5
  • Will keep score

 

Co-ed, Grades 5th - 6th

  • Four 8 minute quarters with a five minute halftime
  • 28.5 inch, size 6 ball
  • 10 foot hoop height
  • Plays 5 on 5
  • Will keep score

 

*Please review the YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE RULE BOOK

 

Score Keeping and Standings:
  • It is important to know that this league is about having fun and developing in the sport, not what the score is or wins vs. loses. With that being said, we do feel there is an age when it is appropriate to begin keeping score.
    • 1st - 2nd grade division will not keep score
    • 3rd - 4th and 5th - 6th grade divisions will keep score
  • We will not be tracking standings.
  • We ask that all participants, coaches, parents/guardians and spectators concentrate on the fundamentals and love of the game rather than the score.

 

Picture Day:

Saturday, February 22
Webster Recreation Center
202 North Sycamore
Mesa, AZ 85201

  • All teams must have their team photo taken.
  • All participants should plan on being at this game in order to be part of the picture.
  • Purchasing pictures is optional. It is purely a benefit of our league.
  • Coaches will pass out picture packet information at the first game.
  • Picture day schedule will be posted online below on February 10.

 

PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE

 

Tournament:

Saturday, March 29
Webster Recreation Center
202 North Sycamore
Mesa, AZ 85201

  • Game times will be between 8 AM and 6 PM
  • Single elimination tournament
  • Medals for 1st and 2nd place, participation ribbons for all other teams

 

Tournament bracket will be posted online below on Monday, March 17 at 5 PM. The bracket will be emailed out at this time to coaches and participants. Coaches will also contact players by Wednesday, March 19 at 5 PM with this information.
              

TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Bracket 1st - 2nd Grade

Bracket 3rd - 4th Grade

Bracket 5th - 6th Grade

 

Parent/Guardian Information:
  • Optional Parent Meeting
    •  Wednesday February 5 from 6:30p-7:45p, Convention Center Building A, Apache Room.
    • Staff will discuss game logistics, rules, expectations, and answer any questions. We encourage everyone to attend in order to help prepare for the league in advance.
  • Parents/guardians will receive a handbook via email on Monday, January 27. The handbook can also be viewed on this webpage anytime. Please familiarize yourself with the league in advance and discuss the information with your child to help them prepare as well.
  • Parents/guardians are asked to read and abide by the Spectator Code of Conduct. You will receive a copy of this via email on Monday, January 27 and a hard copy from your coach at the first game. It can also be viewed on this webpage anytime.
  • Parents/guardians are asked to review the Participant Code of Conduct and Guidelines with their child before the first game. You will receive a copy of this via email on Monday, January 27 and a hard copy from your coach at the first game. It can also be viewed on this webpage anytime.
  • Participants should bring a bottle of water with their name on it to keep hydrated at practices and games. Water fountains and/or jugs will be available as well at games.

 

         HANDBOOK

 
Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Our flag football league depends on the kindness of volunteers to coach our teams. Youth Sports believes getting parents/guardians and community members involved with our league really adds to the quality of our program and its overall success. Without you, we are unable to provide our league. Ask us about our coaching discount incentive!  If you are interested in coaching, please contact Lacy.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old and older
  • Volunteer application, Background check, fingerprinting, and ID badge completed by Thursday, January 16 @ 8a.m.
  • Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting: Saturday, January 25 from 8a-11a  (Webster Recreation Center 202 N. Sycamore, Mesa, AZ 85201)
  • Abide by the Coaches Code of Ethics

 

Resources Available to Coaches:
  • Access to practice drills and coaching tools
  • Online concussion training through the CDC
  • Equipment for use during the season including age appropriate basketballs, jersey pennies, and cones
  • First Aid kit
  • Adding an assistant coach to help with the team (must be cleared by Lacy)

 



 

Youth Sports Home

Lacy Bienkowski
Recreation Specialist
480-644-3040
480-644-2698 (Fax)

Weather Hot Line
480-644-2765
 
Sports Office
200 S. Center St. Building #1
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-644-2698 (Fax)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211


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Resources:

Participant Code of Conduct and Guidelines

Spectator Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Ethics

Volunteer Coach Application

Registration Form
 
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