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Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball BrochureOnline Waiver

To participate in a J basketball program, your child must have a signed waiver. If you registered online, the online waiver was included. However, if you registered 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.

Kindergarten – High School Team Registration is now closed for the 2019 season.
Kindergarten – High School game schedules will be live the week of December 17. 

Basketball Performance Academy

For Pre-K – 2nd grade. Prepare for hoops season with six basketball training sessions. Players receive training in all aspects of the game with an emphasis on shooting mechanics, dribbling and footwork.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Thursdays, September 20-October 25
Grades K-2 Only: 5-6pm

Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building
Tuesdays, September 18-November 6 (no class on September 25 & October 2)
Grades K-2 Only: 5-6pm

Pricing

$60 members/$90 public
($66 members/$99 public after August 31)

Register Online

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.

Contact

Creve Coeur
Tanner Mertz
314-442-3216

Chesterfield
Alex Langella
314-442-3498

Middle School Basketball Tournament

6th-8th grades. Compete against some great teams at the J. Team registration only, comes with a three-game guarantee. First place team receives trophy.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14, all day

Pricing

$195 per team

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.

Contact

Creve Coeur
Natalie Lesko
314-442-3104

JBL Tournament

2nd – 12th grades. Compete against talent from all over St. Louis. Team registration only; comes with a three-game guarantee. Tournament uses a round robin format to determine seeding for an elimination bracket. First place team receives trophies.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, all day

Pricing

$225 per team/*$250 per team after November 30
Roster Form

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.

Contact

Alex Langella
314-442-3498

3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament (Girls-only option available)

3rd-12th grade. Hit the court and test your endurance, skills, teamwork, and ability while outlasting your opponent. You can roster up to six players and teams will be grouped by ability (team registration only) with a two-game guarantee (games are two 10 minute halves) and have licensed MSHAA officials.

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sunday, September 16, all day (girls’ divisions)
Sunday, October 7, all day (coed divisions)

Pricing

$90/team (team registration only)

Register Online

Contact

Natalie Lesko
314.442.3104

Individual or Team Basketball Training

For grades 1-12. Basketball training will focus on core basketball fundamentals for kids of all skill levels. Areas of concentration will include, but are not limited to, shooting mechanics, speed and control dribbling, on- and off-the-ball defense, footwork and offensive and defensive principles. Private workouts are customized to meet the specific needs of the player. Group workouts are great for discounted pricing and offer the opportunity to work on team offense and defense skill building that can’t be done in a one-on-one setting. These lessons offer the opportunity to take your game to the next level.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Individual or Group Training
By appointment

Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building
Individual or Group Training
By appointment

Pricing

Individual Training

1 hour: $50 members/$70 public
30 minutes: $25 members/$35 public
(packages available for discount pricing)

Group Training

1 hour: $20/person, 3-6 people (minimum 3)

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.

Contact

Tanner Mertz
314.442.3216

Register Online

What People are Saying about Our Coaches

Doug Boe

 “Coach Boe is a pure fundamentalist, the guy really knows the in’s and outs of the game and is an excellent teacher for not only the player but also the parent” – Tom, Parent/Coach

Start Smart Basketball

For ages 3-4. A parent-child developmental program created to prepare three and four-year-olds for organized sports. Parents work with their children in a structured environment and learn how to properly teach and support their children in sports. Participants receive a t-shirt and a participation award. Parent participation is mandatory.

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sundays, January 13 – February 17, 11-11:30am

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Wednesdays, January 16 – February 20, 4-4:30pm

Pricing

$69 members/$99 public
After December 31: $76 members/$109 public

Contact

Tanner Mertz
314.442.3216

Register

Pre-K Basketball Training League

For ages 4-5. The Basketball Training League is for kids enrolled in pre-K and consists of practices at which the participants will focus on learning to shoot, dribble, pass and have fun playing as a team. The season concludes with games. Teams are coached by volunteer parents and consist of up to eight players. Games may be played at either J location.

Staenberg Family Complex or Marilyn Fox Building
Wednesdays, January 16 – March 6, 5-6pm

Pricing

$95 members/$125 public
After December 31: $105 members/$138 public

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.

Contact

Tanner Mertz
314.442.3216

Register Online

Mac & Jeanette Brown Youth Basketball (K-8th Individuals without a Team)

For grades K-8. Basketball training will focus on core basketball fundamentals for players of all skill levels. Areas of concentration will include, but are not limited to, 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 & game play.

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sundays, January 13 – March 3
K-2nd: 9-10am
3rd-8th: 10-11am

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Fridays, January 11 – March 2
K-2nd: 6-7pm
3rd-8th: 7-8pm

Pricing

$95 members/$125 public
After December 31: $105 members/$138 public

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.

Contact

Tanner Mertz
314.442.3216

Register Online

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

For grades K-8. Registrations is open for boys‘ and girls’ teams. Gender-specific divisions will be formed based on enrollment.

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.

Staenberg Family Complex or Marilyn Fox Building
Weeknight practices begin December 3, times vary
Games begin weekend of January 5 (weekends and weeknight)

Pricing

K-2nd Grades
$120 members/$170 public
After October 31: $132 members/$187 public

3rd-8th Grades:
Team:
$695 (games only)
After October 31: $775 (games only)
Add on practices: $250
Add on uniforms: $22/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.

Contact

Natalie Lesko
314-442-3104

Register Online

Mac & Jeanette Brown Youth Basketball (High School Teams)

High School Basketball League 9th-12th grade. Team registration preferred, with individual signups placed based on availability. Teams must supply coach. Boys’ and girls’ divisions created based  on enrollment. League features eight games with practice and team jersey options for additional cost. Weeknight practices held at the J with weekend & weeknight games held at both J locations. Practices begin in December; games in January. Team registrations are first-come, first served.

Staenberg Family Complex or Marilyn Fox Building
Weeknight practices begin December 3, times vary
Games begin weekend of January 5 (weekends and weeknight)

Pricing

$555 (games only)
After October 31: $625 (games only)
Add on practice: $250
Add on jerseys: $14/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.

Contact

Creve Coeur
Natalie Lesko
314-442-3104

Chesterfield
Alex Langella
314-442-3498

Preseason Coaches Clinic

Prepare for the winter basketball season with a two-hour clinic featuring Minnesota High School Hall of Fame coach Doug Boe. Coach Boe will cover topics to advance your understanding of both basketball and the modern player. The clinic will feature demonstrations and discussions on the court with both players and coaches.

Topics covered are:

  • Skill development (player/team)
  • Teaching man-to-man defense
  • Offensive philosophy
  • Shooting mechanic

Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building
Sunday, November 11
2-4pm

Pricing

$20 (team in league) / $25 (no team in league)

Contact

Natalie Lesko
314.442.3104