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Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball Programs

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 below:

Smart Start Basketball

3-4 year olds. 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 as they learn how to properly teach and support their children in sports. Participants receive a t-shirt and a participation award. Parent participation is mandatory.

Register Online

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur or Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

January 17 – February 14

Wednesdays
4:30-5pm

Pricing

$80 members/$112 public
Within 2 weeks of session start: $95 member/$127 public

J Basketball Skills Academy - Winter

K-8th grade. J Basketball Skills Academy focuses on core fundamentals for all skill levels. Areas of concentration include shooting mechanics, speed and controlled dribbling, on- and off-ball defense, footwork, and offensive and defensive principles. Fee includes a jersey, seven weeks of training and small game play.

Register Online

Staenberg Family Complex

January 27 – March 2

Saturdays
K-2nd: 9-9:55am
3rd-8th: 10-10:55am

Pricing

$121 member/$153 public

Basketball J Academy - Spring

Register Online

Basketball J Academy is the top group training program in the St. Louis area. Players will learn the fundamentals of basketball that include passing, shooting, and ball handling. This program will challenge players in small group play by introducing strength and conditioning as well as agility drills. Our basketball academy is for both boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade. Academy offers a unique opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advance level players to refine fundamentals, learn to play the game of basketball, and stand out on the court.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur or Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

March 27-May15

Mondays & Wednesdays
K-2nd: 6-7pm
3rd-8th: 7:10-8:10pm

Pricing

Early Bird: $200 members/$225 public
After March 13: $250 member/$275 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.

Individual or Team Basketball Training

1st – 12th grade. Basketball training focuses on core fundamentals for all skill levels. All parts of the game may be worked on. Private workouts are customized to meet the specific needs of the player. Group workouts are great for discounted pricing and offer team skill-building. Take your game to the next level.

Register Online

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur or Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
By appointment

Individual Training
30 minutes: $25 members/$35 public
1 hour: $50 members/$70 public (Buy 4 Get 1 Free)

Group Training
1 hour: $20/person, 3-6 people

Winter Basketball Leagues

Registration for the J’s Winter Basketball Leagues is closed. Games begin in early January. Please contact your coach or Mat DeWinters if you have a late registration.

Coaches Information

Coaches Meeting – Thursday, November 30

Pre-K Basketball League

Pre-K Basketball League

4-5 year olds. Specifically designed for kids enrolled in Pre-K, this league starts with practices where players focus on learning how 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 played at either J location. Session format is 20 minute practice followed by games led by coaches.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur or Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

January 24 – February 21

Wednesdays
5:15-6:15pm

Pricing

$121 member/$153 public

Registration Help

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.

Register Online

Questions? Contact: 

Mathew DeWinters, 314.442.3104

Other Program Information

Contacts, Coaching, Etc.

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.

Contacts for Program Information

Mathew DeWinters, 314.442.3104
Garrett Ashley, 314.442.3279

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. In 2021, nearly 30,000 people directly participated in our programs both in person and virtually and thousands more benefited from this participation. We awarded over $500,000 in scholarship assistance and program discounts to ensure all people can participate in J programs and services.

Sponsorship of our Youth Basketball program will help a child from a family in need learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and 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 are available upon request.

Please contact MJ Probst, 314.442.3112.