University Park Sports Basketball is a youth recreational basketball program that serves children in K-8th grade. We partner with City of Takoma Park Sports to host a winter basketball league. We offer coed teams from K-2nd grade and all-girls teams 3rd-8th grade and all-boys teams 3rd-8th grade.
Here's the breakdown: Kindergarten (coed), 1st grade (coed), 2nd grade (coed), 3rd/4th grade (boys) and 3rd/4th grade (girls), 5th/6th grade (boys) and 5th/6th grade (girls), 7th/8th grade (boys) and 7th/8th grade (girls) divisions.
We welcome all children regardless of experience, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or immigration status. We are a 100% volunteer run basketball program, so please consider volunteering to coach! Coaches are not required to have any prior basketball experience, but we encourage those with the most experience to coach the older players.
Registration is currently $125 and includes a team shirt, insurance, coach background checks, equipment maintenance, and registration for our league. The registration price is subject to change depending on insurance and t-shirt prices.
The season runs for 8 weeks from Jan-Mar with the first game taking place on January 15th. Practices could start as early as late November / December 1st, depending on gym availability. TBD.
***Registration is a two step process.
Fill out this Google Form for each player.
Click here to submit registration payment(s) via our Home page and "Need to pay for Basketball" link.
*Note, registration officially closes on December 23rd, but please note that teams will fill up and could be full by the end of November! Practices will begin around the end of November / beginning of December. Teams are formed on a first come, first served basis with limited capacity. Once teams are filled to max capacity, there is a chance we cannot take any more players and will need to cut off registration. We will strive to ensure that all kids who want to play are able but we are under Takoma Park's league and will need to see if there is room for additional teams as registration continues.
Please contact RyanHPenley@gmail.com with questions. (please note - UPSports is run by volunteers who have kids of their own and work full time jobs. Please be patient and kind as we team up to provide a great experience for the KIDS!)
***As of November 16th, the following age groups are currently filled or almost full. Feel free to register and you will be added to the wait list. We have requested additional teams to be added in the Takoma Park league and/or see if we can find another alternative.
Currently Full: 1st graders. 5/6 Girls. 7/8 Girls. 3/4 Boys.
Almost Full: 2nd graders (4 spots open) 5/6 Boys. (6 spots open) 7/8 Boys (1 spot open).
Plenty of Room: Kindergarteners. 3/4 Girls.