Sign up for one of our best and fastest growing programs. Held at GDW Elementary School, with possible minor exceptions for older age groups as they may play a game or two at Genoa Park District. Multiple courts with baskets that lower and raise to accommodate each age group. Smaller balls and simple rules for younger kids. We take appropriate steps to challenge the older kids.
Bitty is co-ed and for Small Shots we will attempt to have a boys league and a girls league in 1st and 2nd grade basketball. We reserve the right to combine them and make a coed league if we don't have a sufficient amount of girls to run separate programs. 3rd & 4th grades break into a boys and girls program. While emphasizing safety, fun, team work, fundamentals and fair play. Practices are generally 1 hour on either M, T, Th or F. Practices remain constant once the initial practice days and times are set based on volunteer coaches availability. Practices will not begin before 5pm. Most games on Saturday mornings, 1 game per week. Participants of Bitty and Small Shots will receive a T-shirt (included in price) and 3rd-4th grade use new reversible jerseys that can be purchased at the park district. The reversible jersey is required for Junior Boys and Junior Girls. All participants will receive a participation award at the conclusion of the season. This is a great program for new and experienced players.
Coaches please volunteer! Head, Assistant, and Bench coaches needed. Interested in coaching? Please contact Michael Prill at 847-683-2690.
Bitty Basketball: For grades Pre-K to Kindergarten (Session II must be 4 by January 6) Fee: $57/71nr per session
Small Shots: For grade 1-2 Fee: $69/$86nr per session.
Junior Boys and Girls: For grades 3-4 Fee: $83/$104nr + $23 for the jersey. No Black and White (old) Jerseys will be used. The jersey can be re-used for future basketball programs. At the end of the season, if anyone wants to sell a lightly used (new style purple/silver)jersey back to us, we will pay $10 to buy the (new style purple/silver) jersey back.
Games: 1st game will tentatively be January 26th.
Practices: May begin the week of January 14th
Registration deadline: January 4th or when maximum enrollment is reached, $10 late fee assessed after deadline.