youth basketball

Join us for Community House Basketball Leagues and Camps!


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Hoops4Health House Spring Break Camp

Hoops4Health Spring Break Camp will work on all the fundamental basketball skills necessary to becoming an all-around solid player. Campers will be developing good training and fundamental habits while learning drills that can be used at home. Campers will learn defense, dribbling, rebounding, shooting, screening, and more. There will be fun and challenging drills, games, and contests. Each day camp will focus on a different skill and will finish with applying these skills in 5 on 5 games which will be played at the end of every camp day.

  • Fundamentals covered include Triple Threat Stance, proper shooting form, moving/cutting without the ball, defense, passing, rebounding, and dribbling.
  • Contests and prizes
  • Each session ends with scrimmage games
  • Game situation drills
  • Mental Aspect of the Game, sportsmanship, positive attitude, off-court maintenance, healthy lifestyle

Day           Date                       Time
M-F           3/29-4/2                  1:00 - 2:00 PM

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Day           Date                       Time
M-F           3/29-4/2                  2:00 - 3:30 PM

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All-Star Night

Day           Date                       Time
Sat            4/3                          2:30 - 4:30 PM

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Day           Date                       Time
Sat            4/3                          4:30 - 7:00 PM

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Youth Basketball League Safety Protocols

In accordance with Illinois state guidelines our Youth Basketball League will take all of the
necessary precautions to keep children, coaches, and staff safe:

FACE MASKS: Face masks must be worn at all times. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Social distancing will be required when not engaging in play. 
SANITATION: Every child will be required to use hand sanitizer before practices & games. 
HYDRATION: Children must bring and use their own water bottles. 
EQUIPMENT: Basketballs & equipment will be sanitized before & after each practice & game.
SPECTATORS: Spectators will not be allowed at practice or games.

  • Reduced league capacity to 50%.
  • Practices limited to 1 team per hour.
  • Game schedules will be modified to maximize safety. 

The Community House
Youth Basketball League

If your 1st- through 3rd-grade boy or girl is interested in playing basketball against other area players, and you don’t want the hassle of traveling to a different location for every game, then this program is ideal for your family! Participants learn fundamental skills through weekly practice and games, and they receive a team t-shirt. All games are coached by adult volunteers and staffed by referees and timekeepers.

1st Grade League

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2nd Grade League

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3rd Grade League

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Equipment usage and rules vary by age:

  • 1st-graders: youth-size basketballs and eight-foot rims
  • 2nd-graders: youth-size basketballs and nine-foot rims
  • 3rd-graders: youth-size basketballs, nine-foot rims, full-court play and scorekeeping

What you need to know about this league:

  • Teams are generally established according to school.
  • Each team practices for one hour during the week, with a time slot between 5 pm and 8 pm. There are two weeks of practice before the first game.
  • Games will be held on weekends. Time, assigned at a later date, will be sometime between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM (typically 10am and 11 AM 1st grade; 12 PM, 1 PM, and 2 PM 2nd grade; 3 PM, 4 PM and 5 PM 3rd grade). 
  • All team information (roster, practice time, game time, coach, etc.) will be available on or before December 11, 2020,  at

Important Dates

  • Eearly Bird Registration Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • League Start Date: January 4, 2021

Calling All Volunteer Adult Coaches

Are you a basketball enthusiast interested in passing on your skills and knowledge of the game? Community House Winnetka is looking for adult volunteers to coach 1st- through 3rd-graders enrolled in our Youth Basketball League. Sign up to be a volunteer coach at

A coaches meeting will be held on TBD.

Our basketball programs teach children the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, exciting, and generally non-competitive environment. The goal is to encourage a love of the game, foster teamwork, and provide a healthy physical activity for children of all ages.