Tips on Finding Kids Basketball


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    By: ActivityTree

    Son or daughter love shooting baskets?  Here are a few things you should know before you embark on the search for basketball leagues.


    • Most basketball leagues offer teams for kids age 4 or older. Basketball Leagues establish teams based on age.
    • If you are starting your child in basketball as a preschooler, we recommend looking for a league that is focused on basic skill development rather than full-time team oriented play. 
    • Basketball Leagues typically offer Fall and Winter seasons with registration beginning as early as September.
    • Many leagues are volunteer organizations and do not have complete registration and season information readily accessible on their web site.  Sign for the league's newsletter to be sure you receive registration deadline and season information.
    • If you are looking to get your kids involved in basketball, but missed Spring sign ups, consider your local YMCA.  Many YMCA’s offer 8 week basketball leagues throughout the Fall and Winner for children ages 3-12.  You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to participate.
    • In addition to registration fees, you will incur expenses for basketball shoes if you don’t already have suitable shoes.  You may also purchase a basketball and hoop for practice at home.


    Finding Basketball classes near you does not have to be a full time job.  ActivityTree makes it easy to Research Kids Activities. Just enter your zip code, choose basketball from the activity type drop down and click Update. You will see a list of deals and basketball providers with the closest basketball leagues and camps at the top.  Click on any provider to see more information including their address, phone number and a link to their web site.

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