Youth Basketball Leagues & Programs For Kids

i9 Sports® youth basketball leagues for kids are fun! Find a league near you.

In i9 Sports youth basketball leagues, young players are introduced to the sport of basketball while more experienced players learn to improve their skills. Through age-appropriate, fun practice plans, kids learn the fundamentals of basketball including shooting, dribbling and passingAs a player progresses through our youth basketball program, they learn progressively more complex defensive and offensive plays. One aspect of our kids basketball programs that sets us apart is that we like to go beyond the sport by teaching sportsmanship values each week. 

Learn more about i9 Sports youth basketball leagues for kids for different age groups below. When you’re ready to sign up, just enter your zip code in our program search feature to find a youth basketball league near youWe can’t wait to see your young athlete in the paint! 

Pee Wees

Calling all little dribblers and shooters! We have the perfect youth basketball program for you! Kids in our basketball programs for Pee Wees, our youngest age group, learn the basic skills needed to play basketball including how to properly dribble, shoot, pass and move with the ball. Drills aim to improve the large and fine motor skills, as well as cognitive development. For many kids at this age, the concept of being on a team is new, so special emphasis is placed on working with others. Throughout our youth basketball leagues, instructional activities are presented in a fun way to engage younger kids. At this age, it’s all about building your child’s confidence in basketball so rules are loosely enforced with an emphasis on teachable moments. At this stage, the most important outcomes are to develop a love of the game, increased self-confidence, and to have fun!

Smiling little girl in i9 Sports jersey prepares to shoot the basketball


Basketball player in gray i9 Sports jersey preparing to shoot basketball as a defender in a white jersey plays defense..

Whether your child is shooting free throws every day or is brand new to the sport, you’ll find what you need in our youth basketball leagues. Coaches and instructors in the Junior age group reinforce the basics of the sport so young athletes grow in their mastery of dribbling, passing and shooting. At the same time, more advanced basketball skills are introduced with an emphasis on offensive plays and defensive principles.  Your child will learn to drive down the court with the ball, how to box out for the rebound, and how to move the ball effectively on a fast break.  Basketball practice drills aim to improve large motor skills as well as spatial awareness. Our youth basketball players are taught to think beyond themselves and to start operating as a team unit. Scores are kept during games and rules are enforced through teachable moments in a fun environment. The most important thing to us is that when the buzzer sounds, the kids say, “Wow! That was fun! Can we keep playing?!”


Once players reach our Senior youth basketball leagues, they have a deep love for the sport and a desire to work together as a team. Coaches and instructors in the Senior age group start by revisiting the fundamentals of the game and quickly move to finessing those skills. Players are taught to improve large motor skills, spatial awareness and teamwork. As our youth basketball leagues progress, drills become more advanced. We start teaching our senior athletes how to perform under the pressure of the clock and their opponents. Drills are focused on more complex activities that include fast breaks, coordinated offensive plays, and multiple defensive structures. Your child will improve their footwork and develop their range and accuracy of shooting. Scores are kept and rules are enforced. As our youth basketball players gain confidence in the sport, the game naturally becomes more competitive in a fun, age-appropriate setting. As kids grow in their basketball mastery, their leadership abilities and understanding of good sportsmanship also matures. Check out our youth basketball leagues for kids near you!

Smiling basketball player in white i9 Sports jersey gives a high five to a teammate

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