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.
Fees, which include a reversible mesh 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. League assignments are based upon the player’s grade. An additional $20 fee is assessed for late registration.
Teams practice one evening during the week starting the first week of December with games on Saturdays starting in early January. 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 6 then 3) 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.
2021-2022 YOUTH BASKETBALL KEY DATES
Registration: Friday, Oct. 1 to Friday, Oct. 29.
Complete online anytime, or contact the Parks and Recreation Office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 614-277-3050 or visiting the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave. Be prepared to provide a shirt size, full payment fee, emergency contact information and proof of residency (to show eligibility for the lower fee).
Coaches Meeting: TBD
Forms Deadline: TBD
Practices: Begins week of Dec. 6
Opening Day: Early January
Cancellations: check the Weather Update Hotline at 614-277-3060; press 6-3 for the status of games/practices.
There are no youth basketball activities when SWCSD is closed.
2020-2021 YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Due to continued rise in COVID-19 cases locally, no youth basketball league will be offered.
For more information, download the Frequently Asked Questions, the COVID-19 safety protocol plan and the parent and player codes of conduct.
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. Visit the Youth Coaching Information page for details on coaching responsibilities, expectations and disqualifiers.
Players must complete and submit forms in the parent packet by Friday, Nov. 20 to participate. Forms can be mailed or placed in the Kingston Center drop box at 3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City, OH 43123.
Contact the Grove City Parks and Recreation at 614-277-3050 for additional information.
Ohio’s Youth Sports Laws
For athletes participating in youth sports organizations (non-school sports), parents and athletes are required to review the concussion information information annually as well as information related to sudden cardiac arrest.