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. Please choose jersey size carefully; supply issues can delay uniform reorders. If in doubt, order the larger size.
Registration is by individual with league assignments are based upon the player’s grade. There are limited spots available; once the maximum for a league is reached, players will be added to a waiting list. An additional $20 fee is assessed for late registration. Teams are put together by department staff for grades K-2, and via coaches’ draft for grades 3-12. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions prior to registration.
Practice and Games: 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.
Youth Sports Safety
Ohio state law requires athletes, coaches and parents to review and sign off on information related to concussions and sudden cardiac arrest.
2022-2023 YOUTH BASKETBALL
Registration: Saturday, Oct. 1 to Monday, Oct. 31.
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 (mid-November)
Forms Deadline: TBD; please carefully review materials in the Youth Sports Parent Packet and return all necessary completed forms by the deadline.
Practices: Begins week of Dec. 5
Opening Day: Saturday, Jan. 7
Cancellations: check the Weather Update Hotline at 614-277-3060; press 6 then 3 for the status of games/practices.
There are no youth basketball activities when SWCSD is closed.
Players and parents are responsible for reviewing the following information. Call 614-277-3050 with any questions
Parent information: please carefully review materials in the Youth Sports Parent Packet and return all necessary completed forms by the deadline to participate. Forms can be mailed or placed in the Kingston Center drop box at 3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City, OH 43123. They can be emailed, but as a pdf only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Grove City Parks and Recreation youth basketball league utilizes SWCSD facilities for practice and games. The league will adhere to district guidelines in place for public health issues. Please respect SWCSD property. No participants or family members/fans should enter other areas of the building, cause damage or otherwise abuse the privilege of using the facilities, as this can lead to the loss of access to facilities and impact the department’s ability to offer basketball and volleyball programs.
Contact Grove City Parks and Recreation at 614-277-3050 for additional information.