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City of Bloomington, Indiana

The Bloomington Youth Basketball league focuses on basketball fundamentals and the application of learned skills. Leagues are coed through grade 3; girls play in a girls-only league beginning in grade 4.

All Bloomington Youth Basketball player assessments, practices, and games take place at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center.

Season includes weekly practices and games one night a week. Teams practice two nights a week for the first two weeks of the season, then one night a week for the remainder of the season. Practice times and days are determined by the coach.

Parent/player requests for placement on specific teams will not be accepted. All requests must be submitted by volunteer coaches.

  • Registration deadline is Oct. 1.
  • Practices begin the week of Oct. 16.
  • Season runs Oct. 16-Dec. 21.
  • Games begin the week of Oct. 30.
  • Games and practices will not be held the week of Nov. 20.
  • Single-elimination tournament for each grade level begins Dec. 16.

Space is limited to a maximum number of players per age group. Once the maximum number of players is reached for each league, registration for that league will close. If your child's league fills, you may opt to place your child's name on a wait list. We will contact you if space becomes available.

Leagues, Game Days, and Registration Codes

Registration Code League Game Day Registration fee Register by
95018-A Grade K Wed. $85 10/1
95018-B Grade 1 Mon. $85 10/1
95018-C Grade 2 Tue. $85 10/1
95018-D Grade 3 Wed. $85 10/1
95018-F Grade 4 Boys  Tue. $85 10/1
95018-G Grade 5 Boys Tue. $85 10/1
95018-H Grade 6 Boys Mon. $85 10/1
95018-E Grade 4-6 Girls Thur. $85 10/1

Skills Assessment Day

In response to parent and coach feedback and to ensure a fair distribution of skills per team, we will conduct a coach's draft. These MANDATORY sessions take place at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. Skills assessment sessions are listed below.

League Assessment Date Time
Grade K 10/2 5:30 p.m.
Grade 1 10/2 6 p.m.
Grade 2 10/2 6:45 p.m.
Grade 3 10/2 7:15 p.m.
Grade 4 Boys 10/3 6:15 p.m.
Grade 5 Boys 10/3 7 p.m.
Grade 6 Boys 10/3 7:30 p.m.
Grade 4-6 Girls 10/3 5:30 p.m.
Make-up session 10/4 5:30 p.m.

Volunteer Coaches Mandatory Meeting and Draft

  • Grades K-3: Wed., Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Grades 4-6 and Girls Grades 4-6: Thur., Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend evaluations (see the Skills Assessment Days grid above) in preparation for the draft!

All selected volunteer coaches must complete an online coaching certification course from the National youth Sports Coaches Association, or NYSCA. The certification fee for each coach is $25. Successful completion of the course is required annually. Online training is available at www.nays.org.