Grove City’s youth basketball leagues serve participants in kindergarten through grade 12 with boys and girls competing in separate leagues. Players learn basic technical skills and sportsmanship in a fun, upbeat environment.
Register in person during October in the Parks and Recreation Office in the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration must be completed in person. Be prepared to provide a shirt size, full payment fee, emergency contact information and proof of residency (to show eligibility for the lower fee). The registration form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Fees, which include a team jersey, are $83 per player for residents and $88 for non-residents. Registration is by individual with teams assigned randomly through a blind draft. Coaches will contact participants after Nov. 15, when they receive their rosters.
Download the Youth Basketball Registration Form, the Frequently Asked Questions (includes handouts on concussions and sudden cardiac arrest) and Youth Basketball League Rules and Regulations.
Teams practice one evening during the week with games on Saturdays. Practices start the week of Dec. 3 and the season opens on Saturday, Jan. 5. Season-ending tournaments for grades three through 12 are held in early March. There are no games or practices when the South-Western City School District (SWCSD) is closed for scheduled breaks, holidays or inclement weather or when SWCSD activities are scheduled for the space. Please be aware that due to limited space availability, practice times for all age groups may extend to a completion time as late as 9:30 p.m. Canceled practices are generally not rescheduled.
Game and practice dates, times and locations and registration periods are subject to change due to inclement weather and other issues. In case of severe weather, call the Weather Update/Information Line at 614-277-3060 (press 4 then 5) to check the status of games and practices. Notices also are posted to the Grove City website, Facebook and Twitter. On Saturdays, the decision on whether to conduct the games is made by 7 a.m.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Those interested should complete the Youth Coach Application, available online and in the Parks and Recreation Department office. Background checks are performed on all applicants.
Ohio’s Youth Sports Laws
For athletes participating in youth sports organizations (non-school sports), parents and athletes are required to receive a concussion information sheet annually as well as information related to sudden cardiac arrest.