Basketball Tips for Parents in the Youth Basketball League

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please email the basketball supervisor, Kent Hengels or please call the Park District at (847) 381-0687.

PUT ME IN COACH, I’M READY TO PLAY!

PRACTICE?  WE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE?

LOOK GOOD, PLAY GOOD!

ROSTER CHECK

We have 2 days of evaluations and we HIGHLY encourage every player to attend.  Evaluations are the best way to ensure teams are made as fairly as possible.  After every child is evaluated on a 1-3 scale, they are assigned a position related to their skill and height.  I will take the highest rated player and lowest rated player in each respective league and place them on the same team.  Then I will take the 2nd highest rated and 2nd lowest rated players and put them on the next team.  I continue doing this until all teams are formed.  I make sure to give every team a player from the top and bottom levels of skill, as well as balance out the height of each team.  Please note, when a player does not attend an evaluation, they are randomly assigned to a team and, depending on their skill and height, that has the chance to skew the overall team score in either a positive or negative way.  So please do your best to get your child to the evaluations to help make every team as evenly matched as possible!

GAME TIME, WOO!

A GOOD COACH CAN CHANGE A GAME, A GREAT COACH CAN CHANGE A LIFE!