Kids Basketball: Teams and Skill Building

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Kids basketball leagues are plentiful in our area. There are lots of great programs that start skill building as young as kindergarten and progress on through high school. From recreational leagues to the more competitive travel teams, we’ve got a nice list for your future basketball player! In addition to the following organizations, don’t forget to check out your local park district as they often offer basketball classes and camps, too.

JUMP START Basketball League
Score Sports Center
8300 Wolf Road
Willow Springs, IL 60480
(773) 750-7900
For boys and girls in 1st and 2nd grades.
Click here to read more about JumpStart.

The Franchise Academy
Practice/Game Possibilities:
Score Sports Center or
Lyons Township No/So High School
(773) 750-7900
For boys in 3rd grade and girls in 3rd and 4th grades.

DribbleTown
Score Sports Center
8300 Wolf Road
Willow Springs, IL 60480
(773) 750-7900

Pleasant Dale Park District
7425 S. Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL
(630) 662-6220
For boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade.

Christopher Spartz
Western Springs, IL
(708) 297-0653
[email protected]

Greater LaGrange YMCA
1100 E. 31st St.
LaGrange Park, IL, 60526
(708) 352-7600
For boys and girls ages 5-14.

Junior Bulldog Basketball
Riverside Brookfield High School
160 Ridgewood Rd.
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-7500
For boys in 4th through 8th grade.

Wolfpack School of Basketball
P.O. Box 4226
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 669-9762
Recreational League for boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade and Travel Teams for boys and girls in 4th through 12th grade.

Bulls/Sox Youth Academy
Glen Ellyn: (630) 317-0150
LaGrange location: (708) 588-2275
Lisle location: (630) 324-8221
Basketball programs, camps and leagues for boys and girls ages 5 through high school.

Knights Basketball
1450 Forest Gate Rd
Oak Brook IL 60523
(630) 930-7168
Competitive “travel” program for girls and boys in 3rd through 8th grades.

Elmhurst YMCA
211 W. First St.
Elmhurst, IL, 60126
(630) 834-9200
Leagues for boys and girls in 2nd through 12th grades.

Elmhurst Airborne
York Community High School
355 St. Charles Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 337-0279
Traveling basketball club for District 205 grade school and middle school boys and girls.

Jodie Harrison Basketball League
The Community House
415 W. Eighth St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500
For 2nd through 8th graders.

Hinsdale Inferno
Hinsdale Central High School
5500 South Grant St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(312) 208-8197
For boys and girls in 3rd grade through 8th grade.

Darien Youth Club
1702 Plainfield Rd.
Darien IL 60561
(630) 205-0202
For boys and girls in kindergarten through high school.

Level UP Basketball Academy
Downers Grove, IL
(630) 660-4243
[email protected]
For 4th through 7th grade kids.

Downers Grove Wolfpack Basketball 
Downers Grove, IL
[email protected]
Community travel basketball program for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade.

Downers Grove Nomads
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 408-4371
For 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades.

Glen Ellyn Raiders
Practices at: Glenbard South HS, Glen Crest Middle School, The Glen Ellyn Civic Center
(708) 601-3509
[email protected]
Serving children within the Glenbard South High School boundaries in 5th through 8th grades.

Glen Ellyn Titans Basketball
800 St. Charles Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL
[email protected]
Feeder system for the Glenbard West High School basketball program for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grades.

Basketball Paradise
31W300 Schoger Dr
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 303-3855
For boys and girls in 3rd grade through high school.

Illinois Basketball Academy
460 Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL 60567
(630) 637-4667
For kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Wheatland Athletics
2323 Liberty Street
Aurora, IL  60502
(630) 978-2855
Recreational, competitive and travel programs for boys and girls in grades K-12.

Taw Basketball
The Athlete Within Basketball School
Zion Lutheran Church
7930 Ogden Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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