Youth Basketball League

The South Bend Youth Basketball League is a COED recreational league designed to give participants the chance to develop their knowledge and skills in a positive and highly instructional environment. It features two program tracks, one for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 2nd grade and the other for those in 2nd through 5th grade, that promote the fundamentals of the sport along with good sportsmanship, teamwork, and competition in a fun, welcoming environment.

K-2nd Grade Program Track 2nd-5th Grade Program Track
8 week season 8 week season
practices begin week of Oct 24 practices begin week of Oct 24
6 games (Nov 5-Dec 17) 6 games (Nov 5-Dec 17)
Gameplay with lowered rims Gameplay with regulation rims and full-size court
Promote equal playing time and teamwork Promote equal playing time and teamwork
Games managed by officials Games managed by officials
Heavy emphasis on fundamentals development Provides opportunity to learn through competition
Games played at O’Brien Center Games played at Dickinson Middle School

Any special requests for team assignments for the K-2nd league (playing with teammates due to rides, etc…) need to be made before October 14th. Please submit via email to Amanda Bender at abender@southbendin.gov. Please note that not all requests may be honored.

Why choose South Bend Youth Basketball?

  • Safe & positive environment
  • Emphasis on enjoyment & fun
  • Focus on development & training
  • Participation regardless of skill
  • Games & practices every week
  • Confidence & self-esteem boost
  • Instilling a healthy lifestyle
  • Opportunity to build friendships
  • Individual player improvement
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