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Recreational Basketball

Program Information

WAA's Indoor Winter recreational basketball leagues are for boys and girls in grades K – 12. Online registration begins in August. Enrollment is limited and players will be placed on teams on a first come, first serve basis.  Register early for Special Requests and Early Bird PricingSome Divisions may go to wait list!  Registration fee includes a team shirt.  

The primary emphasis of the program is to teach basic skills to all players and enhance the skills of the more experienced players. The program encourages player creativity in the development of both individual and team skills. WAA’s goal is to create an atmosphere of fun and good sportsmanship for all players. Emphasis on only winning is not the purpose of our program.  All players participate equally. Our recreational program for grades 9th – 12th will NOT be open to high school team players. The high school program will be split into two divisions; grades 9–10 and 11–12.

League Play will be split into 2 sessions. At this time, all age groups except 7th/8th grade girls (play Session 1 only) and High School Boys (play Session 2 only) will have the opportunity to play both sessions.  WAA reserves the right to combine age groups or change the league makeup due to registration numbers.

The games are scheduled to be played on Saturdays in a local gym.  Practices are held during the week in the evening at local area facilities. Head coaches will schedule practices at the beginning of the season and communicate to team. K-2nd grade play with 8 foot hoop height, 3rd grade play on 9 foot hoop, and 4th grade – HS use 10 foot hoop height.

Every effort is made to assign each division to one school for the season. Schedules will be posted online and available via family account at the beginning of the season. Practices are held during the week in the evening at local area facilities.  Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts and will receive rosters, schedule and uniforms. Coaches will sign up for their practice time after the session coach meeting, by calling the office at their scheduled time and selecting from available times and locations.  

Program parameters may need to be altered due to State guidelines or local facility requirements. The Wheatland Athletic Association follows the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan in the operation of programs and facilities. Please click here for up to date information and guidance

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Registration and Important Dates

Registration Opens:

TBA

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer coaches are needed for every team. Please volunteer when registering your child.

Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts and will receive rosters, schedule and uniforms. Coaches will sign up for their practice time by calling the office at their scheduled time and selecting from available times and locations.

Session 2 Information:

Head Coach Zoom meeting: Tuesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM

Practice call in:  TBD

Practices will begin the week of January 22nd (session 2 teams will only have one practice before the first game). Games begin Jan. 29th.

Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules
Equipment

Requirements for participation include:

  • Each participant must supply their own basketball for all practices.
  • Black shorts are required for all grade levels. Shorts are available at the WAA office for $10/pair.
  • Rotating parent participation as a hall monitor during practices is mandatory.
  • Parents must supervise children at all times in school facilities.
Ball Size
Youth Size 27.5 Inter-
mediate 28.5
Regu-
lation
Boys
 K - 2nd 3rd - 5th 6th - 12th
Girls  K - 2nd 3rd - 8th
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Directions

Special Requests

Remember: Special requests for team placement will be considered carefully, but there is NO GUARANTEE they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration should be submitted as early as possible and before the Special Request Deadline. Requests are considered on a first come, first serve priority. Each participant is limited to two requests (eg, friend, coach) per registration. Head Coaches only, may request up to five players. WAA tries to place children based on special requests, neighborhood and school. However, we also have to make balanced teams and and are limited by the number of volunteer head coaches. Please spell names of requested players/coaches correctly.

Schedules

Schedules:

TBA

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The Wheatland Athletic Association follows the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan in the operation of programs and facilities. Please click here for up to date information and guidance.

Contact Us

Wheatland Athletic Association

2323 Liberty St 
Aurora, Illinois 60502

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