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Welcome to DFAC Recreational Basketball!

League In

DFAC Basketball in-house recreational league offers two seasons, Winter (December-March) and Summer (May-July) for both boys and girls currently in grades 1-8.  We also offer a variety of Camps, Clinics and Training programs for all skill levels.

For the Winter season, practices will begin in December and all games will be played on Saturdays in January, February, and March.

The Summer season starts practices in late May and games are played Monday through Thursday evenings in June and July.  Teams will play 1-2 games per week with no weekend games.

All games for both the Winter and Summer seasons will be played inside at either the Desert Arroyo/Bella Vista Gym, Sonoran Trails Middle School Gym, or Cactus Shadows High School Gyms.

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 Boys and Girls League Directors, gym set up, uniforms, trophies, pictures, league communications, social media, fund raising, referees and  equipment.  If you have interest in becoming involved with Desert Foothills Basketball, please contact us at

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
  • Coaches begin contacting players mid-December
  • Practices are 1-2 times during the week, outside, at local schools and parks
  • Practices begin mid-December
  • Games begin January 12 and end March 2
  • Games are played on Saturdays
  • Games are played inside the gyms at either Sonoran Trails or Desert Arroyo (Bella Vista)
  • Registration includes uniform, trophy, and team picture (Picture Day TBD).
  • Cost is $170 ($150 early bird registration through October 15)
Register online (link below) or bring a paper form with card or check payable to DFAC 

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


2019 Winter Recreational Basketball

Boys & Girls Leagues, CURRENTLY in Grades 1-8
$20 "EARLY BIRD" discount through November 1

Recreational Basketball - Grades 1-8

Registration closes on 01/01/2019 at 11:00 AM
Season Dates: 12/17/2018 to 03/11/2019

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

DFAC will run open basketball training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays in September and October at the Desert Arroyo/Bella Vista Gym.  Sessions will include basketball skills training and scrimmages.  Cost is $10 per player per session.

Grades 3-6:  5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Grades 7-8:  6:30 pm-7:30 pm
High School:  7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Mondays & Wednesdays in September & October
NO TRAINING Monday, 9/3 (Labor Day)
NO TRAINING Wednesday, 10/31 (Halloween)

Desert Arroyo/Bella Vista Gym
33401 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale AZ  85266

$10 per player per session
Pay when you sign in at the start of each session, cash or check (payable to DFAC) only



Desert Foothills WINTER Basketball League

(to be posted January 6)

Check schedules frequently, as they are subject to change.

GAME SCHEDULES                                                

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

Girls 1st - 3rd Grade Game Schedules  
Girls 4th+ Grade Game Schedules

Gym Locations
Bella Vista/Desert Arroyo Gym - 33401 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale
Sonora Trails Gym - 5555 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive, Phoenix
Cactus Shadows High School - 5802 E. Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek


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