Youth Basketball League


Basketball PhotoJoin Appleton Parks & Recreation for our upcoming Youth Basketball league, now serving children in Kindergarten through grade 8. This is one of our fastest growing programs, and will provide a structured, curriculum based approach to help kids develop age appropriate skills, teamwork, and a lifelong enjoyment of the game!  Teams will participate in an 8-week season, featuring weekly games and regular practice opportunities. As with all of our leagues, our basketball program promotes an inclusive environment built on sportsmanship, equal playing time and FUN!



2019 LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Join us for our fastest growing youth sports program, for all kids in grades K through 8!  Both residents and non-residents are welcome to join.  Practices begin in mid-December, and league play begins in early January, 2019.



  • Kinder - 2nd Grade - Saturday Practices and Games ONLY.  Each week, teams will participate in a structured, 35-40 minute practice, immediately followed by a 20 minute game vs. another team in their grade level.
  • 3rd - 6th Grade - Once per week, weeknight practices (to be scheduled by team coach) at a local elementary school, with Saturday morning / early afternoon games.
  • 7th & 8th Grade - As part of our Teen Core initiative, this league will be structured as a rully recreational option for teens of all ability levels who want to continue playing and learning the game in an inclusive, low pressure setting centered on fun and lifelong enjoyment.  To learn MORE about our Teen Core Initative, please CLICK HERE.


  • PRACTICES - will take place at a variety of local Appleton Elementary schools.  Practices will be scheduled by the team coaches following the league coach meeting in early December.
  • GAMES - will take place at Einstein Middle School (K-4th Grade), Madison Middle School (5th - 8th Grade, with Huntley Elementary serving as an overflow location in the event more space is needed for our league.


  • Kindergarten teams are Co-ed (boys and girls together).  All other formats are separated by gender and grade.
  • Grade levels are kept separated when possible (dependent on participation rates), and grouped together when necessary (5th & 6th Grade combined, for example).
  • Play with your friends! Children will be placed onto teams by school (or combinations of nearby schools).  Specific Friend and Coach Requests WILL BE HONORED whenever possible!



Concussion & Emergency Information Forms

Gameplay Rules by Grade Level



Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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