If your child dreams of nothin’ but net (or they’ve outgrown dunking on the Little Tikes hoop) you’ve got lots of choices. From competitive traveling teams to all-kids-play local leagues, we’re rounding up local basketball programs in the western suburbs. Don’t forget to check with your own local school, YMCA, and park district, too!
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Many local teams offer clinics, practices, and team experiences for kids. Check with them directly to see what they are currently offering.
Locations in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Orland Park, Mount Prospect, Lombard, and Lemont. Year-round group training, team training, and specialty clinics for K-12 grade.
2323 Liberty Street
Aurora, IL 60502
Recreational leagues, camps, clinics, and travel programs for boys and girls in grades K-12.
Bolingbrook Community Basketball
200 Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Bolingbrook Magic Travel teams for 3rd grade – high school players, as well as supervised open gyms and recreational basketball teams.
York Community High School
355 St. Charles Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Traveling basketball club for District 205 boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grade.
Darien Youth Club
1702 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561
For boys and girls in Kindergarten through high school, no try-outs, all kids play. A travel team, Darien Knights, is forming this fall for select grade levels.
Downers Grove Wolfpack Basketball
Downers Grove, IL
Community travel basketball program for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade.
Downers Grove Nomads
West Suburban Sports Complex
6200 River Bend Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
Competitive travel basketball for 3rd-8th graders.
Glen Ellyn Raiders
Practices at: Glenbard South HS, Arbor View Elementary School, Glen Crest Middle School, Briar Glen Elementary School, Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
Serving children within the Glenbard South High School boundaries in 4th through 8th grades, tryouts take place in Mid-September.
Glen Ellyn Titans
Practices at: Glenbard West High School or Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
Feeder system for the Glenbard West High School basketball program for boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grades.
Hinsdale Central High School
5500 S. Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
The feeder basketball program for Hinsdale Central High School, for boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grade.
Jodie Harrison Basketball League
The Community House
415 W. Eighth Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
For 2nd through 8th graders, this league focuses on participation, sportsmanship and learning the fundamentals of the game. Games are played at The Community House and throughout various locations in District 181.
Youth Basketball Leagues (YMCA)
Various locations in Joliet and Plainfield
Junior Youth Basketball League for ages 4 and up and a Youth Basketball League for 1st – 12th grade.
Illinois Lady Lightning Girls Basketball
Montini Catholic High School, Lombard
Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Glen Ellyn
Travel program and basketball training, leagues and tournaments for girls 3rd -12th grade.
Lituanica Athletic Club (Lemont)
14911 127th Street
Lemont, IL 60439
Programs for 1st – 12th grades teaching basketball fundamentals.
Lemont Athletic Club Indians Travel Basketball
Various locations in Lemont
Competitive travel programs for boys and girls in 3rd – 8th grade.
31W300 Schoger Drive
Naperville, IL 60564
Teams, camps, and private training sessions for boys and girls in 3rd grade through high school.
Illinois Basketball Academy
460 Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
Competitive basketball instruction for kids in 3rd through 12th grade.
North Riverside Basketball
2401 S. Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
Recreational league for girls and boys in preschool though 8th grades.
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Competitive travel program for girls and boys in 3rd through 8th grades.
Orland Youth Association Boys Leagues (Orland Park)
Various locations in Orland Park, IL
Recreational league for grades 3–8 and a traveling league for grades 4–8.
Orland Youth Association Girls Leagues (Orland Park)
Various locations in Orland Park, IL
Recreational league for grades 2–8 and a traveling league for grades 4–8.
Junior Bulldog Basketball
Riverside Brookfield High School
160 Ridgewood Road
Riverside, IL 60546
Travel basketball teams for boys in 3rd through 8th grade.
Western Springs, IL
A wide variety of basketball training including individual and group lessons, camps, clinics and travel leagues for 6 years old though professional level.
8300 S Wolf Road
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Skill development training and leagues are available year-round for Kindergarten through high school.
8201 Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
Training and teams starting in Kindergarten.
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