Youth Basketball

January 2024 - March 2024

Come out and join us in this year’s Youth Basketball League.  

The Youth Basketball League is affiliated with the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) in order to provide more for our basketball program.  By associating with them, it allows our participants to participate in end of season tournaments and the opportunity to play with fellow players in surrounding cities.  It helps to 1) level the playing field across the board in terms of skill, 2) to eliminate the possibility of patrons playing for the “wrong” team, and 3) to allow coaches and participants the chance to have a choice in being a part of a partial draft.

Recreation League

In the Recreation League, registered individuals will be “blind draft” per age division regardless of what school they attend.

Every individual registered player will be placed on a team and will receive a basketball jersey on their first day of practice.  All practices will be held on a Tuesday - Friday at DPISD gyms and all games are played on Saturdays at DPISD gyms as well.

More Information

  • Practices and the season will begin the week of January 9, 2024.
  • **Please note: If we do not have enough girls to form a separate division, they will be drafted to the boys' teams and play by boys' division rules. 
  • The Head Coach of each team will pick days/times/locations of practice.
    • You will be notified by the end of December, by the Coach, when and where practices are located.
  • Registration is open now!
    • Early registration ends at midnight on October 31
      • $70 for Deer Park Residents
      • $80 for Non-Residents
    • Late Registration ends at midnight on November 26 (or until the league is full)
      • $80 for Deer Park Residents
      • $100 for Non-Residents
    • Shirt size required when registering.
    • Only 100 spots are available for each division.
  • Ages 7-14 (child must be 7 by September 1, 2023)
    • The division in which your child will play is determined based upon the child’s age as of September 1st of the current year.  This means a child who is 14 on September 1st but then turns 15 on October 1st, still gets to play in the 14U division.  
    • With so many participants in this program, we do not make specific accommodations for any players such as coaching preference, school practice location, transportation needs, game schedule needs, etc. with the exception of siblings.  If you have multiple kids in the same age/gender division, they will be drafted to the same team (unless otherwise requested).  If the kids are in different age divisions, the younger child has the option to play “up” a division, but the older child cannot play “down.”
  • You can register over the phone at 281-478-2050 or online. 
  • Registration Ends November 26th at midnight! (or until the league is full)
  • Interested in becoming a Youth Basketball Coach?? Please fill out this form.
    • All coaches and assistant coaches are required to fill out and pass a background check.
    • Parents interested in coaching may receive 40% off registration per child (in the league they are coaching).
      • Parent must fill out application and pass background check before discount is applied.
    • Contact Debra Culp for more information. 


Youth Basketball Additional Information

Volunteer Coaches Information

We need volunteers to serve as head coaches and assistant coaches for upcoming youth basketball program. The Parks and Recreation Department provides training for all coaches and depends on volunteers to provide the leadership and guidance for our youth teams. Please consider registering as a coach by completing the necessary paperwork.

You may request a certain age group and your child will be placed on your team, if you wish. If you need more information about volunteering as a coach, please call the Athletic Office at 281-478-2050

You can also download, print, and complete the necessary forms:

You may drop the completed forms off at the Dow Athletic Complex located at 709 E.P Street in Deer Park or email to