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Welcome to DFAC Recreational Basketball!

League In

DFAC basketball will set up Winter and Summer leagues for both boys and girls currently in grades 1-8.  For our Winter season all games will be played on Saturdays in January, February and March.  All games will be played inside at either the Desert Arroyo Middle School Gym, Sonoran Trails Middle School Gym or Cactus Shadows High School Gym.

Get involved in Desert Foothills Basketball

There are many areas that we need help and support.  Most people think that if they don’t coach they probably can’t be involved in the league.  Quite the opposite.  We need help in many areas including coordinators for all three gyms, uniforms, trophies, scheduling, league communications, practice setup, printing, special events, fund raising, registration, referees, equipment, supplies, league drafts, and coaching directors at all levels.  If you have interest in becoming a member of the Desert Foothills Basketball Leadership committee please contact Mark Machin at


2018 Winter Recreational Basketball

Boys & Girls Leagues available for players currently in Grades 1-8
Includes a $20 non-refundable fee

Boys & Girls - Grades 1-8

Registration Dates: 09/20/2017 to 12/02/2017
Start and End Dates: 12/11/2017 to 03/03/2018



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bella Vista/Desert Arroyo Gym
33401 N. 56th Street, Cave Creek, AZ  85331

ALL PLAYERS – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All player’s skills will be evaluated by the DFAC staff.  This evaluation is necessary to help all teams achieve a competitive balance.  All players will have the opportunity to dribble, take several shots including a lay-up, a free throw and outside jump shots and demonstrate defensive fundamentals.  Basketball or tennis shoes required.

All players must attend a skills evaluation session.
Those who do not attend the skills evaluation may not be able to play

NOTE:  If you are unable to make it during your scheduled time due to other conflicts (i.e. Soccer, football games) you may come during either session during the day.  The Evaluations only take a few minutes per player but it could take up to 30-45 minutes depending upon the wait in lines.  Please plan accordingly.


Desert Foothills Winter Basketball League

NOTE:  Schedules should be released in December.  Check schedules frequently, as they are subject to change.

GAME SCHEDULES                                                    PRACTICE SCHEDULES

Boys 1st - 2nd Grade Game Schedules          Boys 1st - 2nd Grade Practice Schedule
Boys 3rd - 4th Grade Game Schedules
Boys 5th - 6th Grade Game Schedules  Boys 3rd - 8th Grade Practice Schedule
Boys 7th - 8th Grade Game Schedules

Girls 1st - 3rd Grade Game Schedules  Girls 1st - 3rd Grade Practice Schedule
Girls 4th - 5th Grade Game Schedules
Girls 6th - 8th Grade Game Schedules  Girls 4th - 8th Grade Practice Schedule

Gym Locations
Bella Vista/Desert Arroyo Gym - 33401 N. 56th Street, Cave Creek 85331
Cactus Shadows High School Gyms - 5802 E. Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek 85331

Winter Season Quick Facts

  • Teams for boys and girls currently in grades 1-8
  • Boys teams are grouped 1-2 grades, 3-4 grades, 5-6 grades, 7-8 grades
  • Girls teams are grouped 1-3 grades, 4-5 grades, 6-8 grades
  • All players must attend a Skill Evaluation session (see below)
  • Coaches begin contacting players mid-December
  • Practices are 1-2 times during the week, outside, at local schools and parks, until games begin
  • Practices begin mid-December
  • Games begin the week January 13 and end March 3
  • Games are played inside the gyms at either Sonoran Trails or Desert Arroyo (Bella Vista)
  • Registration includes uniform, trophy, and team picture.
  • Register online (link to the left) or bring a paper form with card or check payable to DFAC 

We need you!

DFAC Basketball Leadership Committee
We are currently looking for folks to join our leadership committee for the recreational basketball program.  We have several areas that need help and support including league directors, gym coordinators, uniforms, trophies, league communications, referees, special events and fundraising.  This is a great way to support the youth of our community.  If you are interested in finding out more information, email us at

Gym Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to set up and close gyms for the winter season.  Help is needed to set up tables, chairs and game equipment before all games and clean up and put all equipment away after games.  It takes 2-3 people about 20 minutes before and after games to complete.  If you are able to help out on Saturdays, email us at



Game Lineup Worksheets

 Fillable Excel                          Blank .pdf
4v4 - 5 players                       4v4 - 5 players
4v4 - 6 players                       4v4 - 6 players
4v4 - 7 players                       4v4 - 7 players
4v4 - 8 players                       4v4 - 8 players

5v5 - 6 players                       5v5 - 6 players
5v5 - 7 players                       5v5 - 7 players
5v5 - 8 players                       5v5 - 8 players
5v5 - 9 players                       5v5 - 9 players
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