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Youth Basketball

The J is excited to provide a new registration system. If this is your first time using our new system, please visit our help page for more information about setting up your new online account.

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Basketball Brochure

To participate in a J basketball program, your child must have a signed waiver. If you register online, the online waiver was included. However, if you register by phone, by mail, or in person, we will need this online waiver signed & completed prior to the first day of the program.  Please find the waiver above.

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Current Programs

Mac & Jeanette Brown Youth Basketball (K - 8th Teams)

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Full package for kindergarten-2nd grade includes a weekday practice at either J location, 10 weekend games and a uniform. The 3rd-8th-grade league features 10 weekend games with option of adding on practice space and/or team uniforms for additional cost.

Registrations is open for boys‘ and girls’ teams. Gender-specific divisions will be formed based on enrollment; grades may be combined based on enrollment. Registration for Mac & Jeanette Brown Youth Basketball League is for players already with a team. We are unable to place individuals on teams. We welcome players in K-5 without teams to enroll in the J Basketball Skills Academy.

Both J Locations

Weeknight practices begin December 6. Times vary.
Games begin weekend of January 1 (Saturday & Sunday).
Games played at both J locations.
Patched MSHSAA officials for all games.

Pricing & Details

K-2nd Grade:

  • Parents pay fee when registering individual players, all coaches must submit free registration.
  • Parents must list head coach’s name when registering players.
  • 2nd grade has option of full-court or half-court.
  • Practice night and location determined by head coach.
  • Registration includes 10-game season, full uniform and weekly team practices.

$129 members/$179 public
$141 members/$191 public (after October 31)

3rd-8th Grade:

  • Coaches must submit roster and make full team payment upon registration. Players register individually at no additional cost.
  • Optional practice time and uniforms available at an additional cost.
  • Practice night and location determined by head coach.

$695/games only
$775/games only (after October 31)

Add-ons:
Practices: $250
Uniforms: $24/player

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations prior to the first practice will receive a 75% credit towards another SRA program (inclusive of any uniform or equipment charges). Credit is valid for one year. No refunds once a program begins.

High School League

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9th-12th grade. Team signups accepted with individual signups placed based on availability. Teams must supply coach. Boys and girls’ divisions created based on enrollment. Weeknight practices held at the J with weekend. Team registrations are first-come, first served.

  • Games played on Saturdays, Sundays and Thursday evenings.
  • Coaches must submit roster and make full team payment upon registration. Players register individually at no additional cost.
  • Registration includes eight games. Practices and jerseys available at an additional cost.
  • Junior Varsity teams include only 9th-10th graders. Teams with at least one 11th-12th grade player will compete in Varsity division.

Both J Locations

Weeknight practices begin December 6. Times vary.
Games on weekends and weeknights beginning January 2.

Pricing

$555/games only
$625/games only (after October 29)
Add-ons:
Practices: $250
Uniforms: $14/player

J Basketball Skills Academy

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Players not registering as part of a team will hone their skills and have fun in this skill-building program. J Basketball Skills Academy focuses on core basketball fundamentals for players of all skill levels in K-5th grades. Areas of concentration include shooting mechanics, speed and control dribbling, on- and off-the-ball defense, footwork, and offensive and defensive principles. Fee includes a jersey, eight weeks of training & gameplay.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Saturdays, January 15 – March 5
K-2nd: 9-10am
3rd-5th: 10:15-11:15am

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sundays, January 16-March 6
K-2nd: 9-10am
3rd-5th: 10:15-11:15am

Pricing

$99 members/$129 public
$109 members/139 public (after October 31)

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations prior to the first practice will receive a 75% credit towards another SRA program (inclusive of any uniform or equipment charges). Credit is valid for one year. No refunds once a program begins.

Start Smart Basketball

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3-4 yrs old (parent participation required)

  • Children learn introductory skills with their parents
  • Sign up and play at the J location of your choice
  • Players receive a shirt and participation award
  • Nationally certified program

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Wednesdays, January 19 – February 23, 4:30-5pm

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sundays, January 23 – February 27, 11:30am-12pm

Pricing

$75 members/$105 public
$85 members/$115 public (after October 31)

Pre-K Basketball Training League

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Pre-Kindergarten (4 and 5 yrs old)

  • Games are played on 6-8 foot baskets
  • Junior-size basketballs
  • Players receive a full uniform and trophy
  • Meets once per week
  • Games played at either J location

Either J Location
Wednesdays, January 12 – March 2, 5:15-6:15pm

Pricing

$99 members/$129 public
$109 members/$139 public (after October 31)

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations prior to the first practice will receive a 75% credit towards another SRA program (inclusive of any uniform or equipment charges). Credit is valid for one year. No refunds once a program begins.

Important Information

  • Contacts
  • Coaches for 3rd grade through High School must submit payment and have players complete a free registration
  • Cancellation Policy – Cancellations prior to the first practice will receive a 75% credit toward another program. We cannot credit uniform fees once ordered. Credit is valid for one year. No refunds once a program begins.
  • The health and safety of your family is our top priority. For this reason, the  J complies with COVID-19 guidelines issued by St. Louis County, and we require coaches, players, referees, parents and spectators to do the same.

Registration

The J is excited to provide a new registration system. If this is your first time using our new system, please visit our help page for more information about setting up your new online account.

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Youth Basketball Sponsorships

Tens of thousands of individuals of all ages and abilities depend on the programs and services we provide at the J each year. Prior to the pandemic, we typically served 80,000 people and provided more than $550,000 in scholarship support annually. During the pandemic, we were still able to provide programs and services to more than 50,000 people throughout the St. Louis region, both in-person and virtually, and awarded more than $225,000 in assistance for those with financial need.

A sponsorship of our Youth Basketball program will help a child from a family in need learn sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and learn how to win with grace and lose with dignity.

All sponsors receive:

  • Name/logo on a banner displayed in gymnasiums at both locations.
  • Sponsorship is entirely tax-deductible.

Additional benefits

  • Starter Sponsors: $250
    • Name/logo on one team’s jerseys.
  • All Star Sponsors: $500
    • Name/logo on two teams’ jerseys.
    • Ad/promo slide on high-visibility donor wall at gym entrance.

Personalized sponsorship opportunities available upon request.

Please contact Phil Ruben, 314.442.3216