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Desert Foothills Athletic Club

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 [email protected].


Basketball - Summer Recreational 2019

Boys & Girls Leagues, CURRENTLY in Grades 1-8
$20 "EARLY BIRD" discount through April 26

Recreational Basketball - Grades 1-8

Registration closes on 06/22/2019 at 11:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/03/2019 to 07/26/2019

Basketball - Attacking the Basket Clinics

Boys & Girls grades 3-8
Mondays or Wednesdays in April-May

MONDAYS - Boys & Girls Grades 3-8

Registration closes on 04/30/2019 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/22/2019 to 05/15/2019

WEDNESDAYS - Boys & Girls Grades 3-8

Registration closes on 04/30/2019 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/22/2019 to 05/15/2019

Summer League


  • 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 should contact players by June 1
  • Practices are 1-2 times during the week, outside, at local schools and parks, until games begin
  • Practices start beginning of June
  • Games begin the week of June 17 and end the week of July 25
  • Games will be played during the weekday evenings (no weekend games), between 6-9 pm
  • Games are played inside the gyms at either Cactus Shadows High School or Desert Arroyo (Bella Vista)
  • Cost is $150 with early bird discount through April 26

Register online (link below) or bring a paper form with check payable to DFAC.  


Desert Foothills SUMMER Basketball League

Game begin June 17 (schedules to be posted beginning of June)
Check schedules frequently, as they are subject to change.

GAME SCHEDULES                                                

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

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

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

Picture Day TBD
Desert Willow Elementary Cafeteria

Picture Day Schedule

Pre-Order Pictures Before Picture Day

Pictures make great gifts! 

- To receive pictures, you must complete an online form.
- If you are only planning to get the free Memory Mate that comes with registration, you still need to complete a Photo Registration online (click the “Registration” tab, the select "Photo Registraton")

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]


DFAC will run open basketball training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays in April and May 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 - 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Mondays - April 22, 29 and May 6, 13
Wednesdays - April 24 and May 1, 8, 15

Desert Arroyo/Bella Vista Gym
33401 N. 56th Street, Cave Creek  85266

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


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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