Now that youth basketball season is in full swing, parents can stay up to date on their young athlete’s practice and game schedule by logging in to the Plainfield Park District Team Sideline website where they can get the latest, up-to-the-minute information.
Volunteer coaches introduce youth participants to the fundamentals of playing basketball through weekly practices and weekend games. The league emphasizes proper techniques, knowledge of the rules, team strategy, participation and fun.
Enrollment in the winter league is limited, so please register early.
Team jerseys must be worn at all the games and coaches may encourage players to wear the reversible jersey at practice.
Games / Practices
Games will be played Friday-Sunday at Prairie Activity Recreation Center and School District 202 schools. The Park District reserves the right to change game days based on enrollment.
Friday evenings: 7th-8th Boys & 5th-6th Girls
Saturdays: K-4th Grade
Sunday afternoons: 5th & 6th Grade Boys
* The Park District reserves the right to change game days based on enrollment.
Practices: Practices will take place at School District 202 schools. Practices will be one night a week beginning the week of December 2nd.
Team Formation for Kindergarten-4th grade
Teams are formed by PPD staff based on the following criteria:
1. School Attended
2. Balance of Gender
3. Roster Size
4. Mutual carpool/friendship request
Our goal is to keep players from the same school on the same team. Should enrollment numbers and roster maximums not accommodate the practice, schools may be combined to form teams. Team maximums are based on enrollment numbers at the time of the registration deadline.
Team Formation Evaluation for Boys grades 5th-8th
Players enrolled in grades 5th-8th grade will be asked to attend an evaluation night.
Evaluation Dates will take place the week of November 18th at Prairie Activity Recreation Center
5th Grade Boys will be November 18that 6pm
6th Grade Boys will be November 19that 6pm
7th & 8th Grade Boys will be November 21stat 6pm
Teams will be chosen by a coach’s draft, with all players being placed on a team. If a player cannot attend the evaluation night, they will be placed on a team in a blind draft at the conclusion of the draft.
Volunteer coaches must attend the evaluation night. A draft will take place the same night.