Grove City’s youth basketball leagues serve participants in kindergarten through grade 12. Players learn basic technical skills and sportsmanship in a fun, upbeat environment. Boys and girls compete separately.
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 is by individual and includes a team jersey. Fees are $83 for Grove City residents and $88 for non-residents.
Registration must be completed in person; form must be signed by parent or legal guardian. Be prepared to provide a shirt size, full payment fee, emergency contact information and proof of residency (to show eligibility for the lower fee).
Fees, which include a team jersey, are $83 per player for residents and $88 for non-residents. Teams are assigned randomly through a blind draft. After the registration period ends, any available spots may be filled with late registrants, but a $20 late fee applies.
Download the Youth Basketball Registration and the Frequently Asked Questions.
Teams practice one evening during the week with games on Saturdays. Practices start the week of Dec. 11 and the season opens on Saturday, Jan. 6. Season-ending tournaments for grades three through 12 are held in early March. There are no games or practices when South-Western City Schools are closed for scheduled breaks or inclement weather.
No practices are held while South-Western City Schools are closed for winter break. Participants should be aware that, due to limited space availability, practice times may extend to as late as a 9:30 p.m. completion time.
Game dates, times, locations and registration periods are subject to change due to inclement weather or other issues. In case of severe weather, call the Weather Update/Information Line at 614-277-3060 to check the status of games and practices. Notices also are posted to the Grove City website, Facebook and Twitter. Practices are canceled when the South-Western City School District cancels classes. Practices are not rescheduled. On Saturdays, the decision to conduct the games is made by 7 a.m.
Volunteer youth coaches are needed. Those interested should complete the Youth Coach Application, available in the Parks and Recreation Department office. Background checks are performed on all applicants.
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