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Priority registration opens May 20th. General registration opens May 29th.


Classes run on Saturday and Sunday only.

We have open enrollment and will prorate the cost, join at any time in the season!

*Class Schedule is subject to change. You will be notified if there are any changes.

*No classes on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.

**BASKETBALL - No classes on Saturday August 19th or Sunday August 20th due to the Irish Dance Competition (basketball only).

*Our Summer Camp Epic, for children 4-12 years old, starts the week of June 5th and goes until August 11th.

*Parents Night Out events, for children 4-12 years old, are all on the 2nd Saturday of every month: June 10th, July 8th, August 12th with more planned throughout the year.

*Must register for a session, cannot pay per class, open enrollment, can join anytime. Missed classes are subject to make up policy which is found under Lil' Athletes Policies on website. Make ups must be completed with in the current session; they do not roll over into the next session.

For more information regarding class prices, length, and program questions, please refer to the Lil' Athletes Policies.

Classes are a minimum of 2 children and a maximum of 10 children.

Lil’ Hoopsters classes on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are $20.50 per class and an annual $60 youth basic membership is required for each child. With each membership renewal, your child is eligible to receive their program specific jersey. Please check in at the Sports City front desk to receive your program specific jersey.

"Lil' Hoopsters is a child and skill developmental basketball program for children 3-9 years. With a 10:1 player to coach ratio players will receive plenty of one-on-one attention as they explore their potential in the target areas of basketball. Lil' Hoopsters' curriculum focuses on the technical skill work of basketball, such as dribbling, passing, court positioning, shooting, and teamwork, all the while allowing coaches to adapt instruction to individual player differences. This means that within a group framework, each player receives personalized lessons that move the player to that player’s own next level of expertise, so that they become more confident, skillful, and valuable players to their current and future teams."



3 – 4 Years

The Dribblers curriculum is designed to introduce children to the game of basketball in an exciting non-competitive environment. Children are instructed in basic basketball objectives, passing techniques and basketball fundamentals while building spatial awareness, social skills and working on their listening skills. Parent participation is required.


4 -5 Years

Dunkers classes are fun, fast-paced and introduce children to team play. The Dunkers class curriculum instructs on basketball fundamentals with a focus on coordination and teamwork. Children are instructed in movement patterns and positioning throughout each class. These skills will then be applied during scrimmage games on the court in the last few classes of the session.


5-7 Years

The Ballers class curriculum focuses on positioning and further development of fundamental basketball skills. Children are instructed in shooting, passing and defensive techniques using our six-foot hoops. While learning new game concepts children are challenged each class in an instructor led scrimmage game. This is the highest level of our Lil’ Hoopsters program and is designed for children who are ready for a challenge and preparing to enter recreational basketball.


7-9 Years

The Swishers Class Curriculum is a class designed for kids who are ready to grow their basketball skills. This class uses a combination of creative, basketball inclusive games, skill drills, and scrimmages to help prepare players for league play. Classes focus both on building fundamental skills (such as dribbling, passing, and shooting), and on teaching players how and when to apply these skills in game situations, thus expanding their basketball IQ and their understanding of a team dynamic. Coaches will also work to instill a strong work ethic and a strong sense of teamwork and sportsmanship within each child.


If your child is already enrolled in their class, please check your child at their field with their coach each class.

If you are checking in as new add, a make up, or a free trial, please check in at the Sports City front desk before heading to class.


Clothing: We ask that your child comes to class in comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to run around in. Our Lil’ Kickers (jersey and/or shorts), Lil' Hoopsters (reversible tank top), Lil' Sluggers (jersey and/or hat) and Skills Institute (shirt white or red) uniforms are popular to wear to class. You can purchase your class uniform at the Sports City front desk.

Shoes: Soccer- no cleats! Cleats are not allowed on our turf fields. Closed toe shoes such as tennis shoes or running shoes are fine. Basketball- Closed toe shoes such as tennis shoes or running shoes are fine. No open toed shoes.

Shin Guards (Soccer): We strongly recommend that any child participating in Jackrabbits and older classes wear shin guards and long socks for safety as the children learn the game.

Water: Please bring a bottle of water for your child.

No outside food or drinks. Outside food and drinks are prohibited in Sports City Epicenter. Water is okay. If outside food or drinks are brought inside the facility, you will be asked to remove that item by either putting it in your car or throwing it out.