Youth Basketball League

Ages 5 – 10

JCCSF basketball is where fun meets fundamentals. Our coaches teach skills like communication and teamwork that kids can use on and off the court through weekly drill-based practices and games.

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The JCCSF Youth Sports Program is redefining the score, changing the athletic experience for youth and their families for the better. We believe youth sports are about more than building skills for competitive play.

Our athletic programs include educational components that teach players to display character and integrity, becoming leaders in their community. Through teamwork, young people learn skills that build confident, resilient and effective individuals who succeed in sports and life.

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Girl shoots basketball during youth practice

Winter 2024 Season

We’re excited to welcome your hoopers back to the hardwood! Here are the details for the winter 2024 season:

Open to grades K – 5

  • If interested in 5th grade please contact Noah Simon. We will review overall interest to determine if a division needs to be created.

Introducing Independent Teams: A New Addition to the League!

  • We’re excited introduce Independent Teams to the JCCSF Basketball League! Independent team are approached to ensure that divisions are appropriately filled as needed and allow for more diverse competition in our Comp League!
  • These teams are exclusively invitation-only, as determined by the Athletic Program Manager and the Athletic Department.

Season Dates (subject to change): Starts week of January 8 – March 8 (regular season) // March 9 – 24 (playoffs for grades 3 – 5)

Cost per Player: Member $472 | Public $526.50


Application/Registration Process

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 JCCSF Basketball League! Please complete the appropriate form below for your team to be considered for the upcoming season!

Official League Policies and Procedures

2024 Recreation League (Grades K – 2) Rules and Policies

2024 Competition League (Grades 3 – 5) Rules and Policies



Team/Individual applications must be submitted for review by the Athletics Department. Once an application is reviewed and approved, Athletics Department Staff will contact applicants regarding the registration process.

League Organization and Team Placement

  • All JCCSF coaches will be hired through the Athletics Department
  • Priority placement will be given to returning teams from a previous season
  • Teams are placed in divisions based on grade

The JCCSF reserves the right for final outcomes regarding ALL league organization and ALL team placement decisions.

Additional Team Information

Grades K – 1 games are played on 8′ hoops with rookie sized basketballs. Teams play 4v4 games with coach and staff referees.

Grade 2 games are played on 9′ hoops with size 5 basketballs. Teams play 5v5 games with NCBOA referees.

Grades 3 – 5 games are played on 10′ hoops with size 6 basketballs. Teams play 5v5 with NCBOA referees. All teams make the playoff the week of March 11 – 12, Championship Games are held Sunday, March 26 (dates subject to change).

Youth Basketball League FAQ

Who is eligible to participate in the league?

The league is open to boys and girls in grades K – 5 who are eager to learn and play basketball (no co-ed teams or divisions).

What is the registration process?

The registration process involves submitting an application for New Team, Returning Team, or Free Agent/Individual, in which the Athletic Department will review for submission into the league.

Once/if approved into the league, those selected teams will hear back from the Athletic Program Manager with steps proceeding into the registration process.

Registration is set to commence in mid-October 2023, beginning with priority registrations for returning teams. Following this, registrations for new teams and free agents will open at the end of October 2023.

All teams that have submitted applications will receive specific date details sometime between the end of September and the start of October.


What are the league divisions?

The league is divided into the Recreation League (Grades K – 2) and the Competition League (Grades 3 – 5) and gender (boys and girls, no co-ed teams or divisions).

How are teams formed?

Team Parents create their teams with a minimum of 8 players and maximum of 10 players of the same grade and gender and submit information on the New Team or Returning Team Application.

When and where are games played?

Recreation League games are on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Competition League games are on Sundays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

All games are held in the JCCSF Gymnasium.

Will there be practices?

Practices will be held for all JCCSF Basketball Teams once a week Monday – Friday from 2:00 – 7:00 pm.

Practice scheduling is extremely complicated and takes a great deal of flexibility from both JCCSF League Managers and teams.

To utilize early release times and accommodate as many teams as possible in each division, generally younger groups are scheduled earlier in the day, and older groups are scheduled later in the day.

We appreciate team flexibility in providing ALL TIMES they are available to practice at JCCSF, including early dismissal days/times.

How are coaches assigned to teams?

The Athletic Department will hire, train and assign at least 1 coach per team.

Pass Your Skills On

Are you ready to give youth basketball coaching a shot? We’ve got the players, now all we need is you! Grab a clipboard and get ready to huddle up – it’s time for some fun and fundamentals! During the season, teams from grades 2 – 4 practice during the week with a games on weekends. Never coached before? No problem. Training is provided by our Athletics program staff.

Interested in joining our team? Apply for a Youth Sports Coach – Basketball position.

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