Youth Basketball
Youth Basketball

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

Participants register from mid-August 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 begins in mid-November and ends with tournament play in February. Practices and games are played at area schools and community centers.  Participants have the option of selecting day of play.

Registration can be made by team or as an individual player; draft teams are formed from individual registrations. Team rosters allow for approximately ten players. Entry fee provides a reversible jersey for each player, ten-game schedule, end-of-season tournament, registered referees and game scorekeepers.


  • Registration Period: August 12 - October 16, 2015 
  • Cost: $450 per team – 10 player roster or $50 individual registration
  • 10-game schedule played from November 7 - February 14, 2016, Saturdays 8am - 4 pm & Sundays 11am - 4pm

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*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.

Team Roster-Waiver Form

Youth Basketball League Rules

* "Professional organization, jerseys, paid score keepers, and referees.  All around a nice program."  2014/2015 Parent