Youth Basketball
Youth Basketball

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer YOUTH BASKETBALL.

Leagues register from mid-September through mid-October each year. Separate leagues are available for boys and girls with each offering divisions for 1st / 2nd grade, 3rd / 4th grade, 5th / 6th grade and 7th grade. Leagues play either Saturday or Sunday beginning in mid-November and ending with league tournament play in March. Practices and games are played at area schools and community centers.

Team entry fee is $450.00 and allows for a team roster of approximately ten players. Individual entry fee is $50.00 per child with draft teams formed from these entries. Entry fee provides a reversible jersey for each player, ten-game schedule, end of season tournament, registered referees and game scorekeepers.

Registration deadline is October 17; league play begins November 8.

To register, please click HERE.

Click on Sports Registration Schedule to view registration periods for all City of Des Moines league sports.

During inclement weather, please call the WEATHER HOTLINE at (515) 256-2434 before your scheduled game.

Text Alert for rainouts:
Text DSMSPORTS to 84483 to receive rainout information.

Click on League Standings to view current league standings during the season of play.

For additional information, contact Tim Smith at
email or call 515-237-1386.


*Non Des Moines teams, or teams with less than 75% of their roster from the city of Des Moines, will be required to pay $18.00 per hour rate to use Des Moines Public School Gymnasiums for practice if they choose to use them. This fee is payable to Des Moines Public Schools.

Related Links:

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Team Roster-Waiver Form

Youth Basketball League Rules