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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 [email protected].

Winter Season Quick Facts

  • Teams for boys and girls currently in grades 1-7
  • Coaches begin contacting players mid-late December
  • Practices are 1-2 times during the week, outside, at local schools and parks
  • Practices begin mid-December or after the holiday break, depending on the coach
  • Games begin January 18 and end March 14
  • 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 $180 ($160 early bird registration through October 15)
Register online (link below) or bring a paper form with card or check payable to DFAC 


It’s not too late to join our girl’s development program, sessions run each Monday through December 16.  The program is designed for girls in grades 3-6 seeking an opportunity to improve their skills.

The girl’s development program will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball, using proper technique and introduce players to advanced skills.  We will start by teaching the fundamentals of basketball in a highly organized format and include agility and conditioning.

All sessions will be run by members of the DFAC training staff. 

Click Here for more information on the girl’s development program.

If you are interested in joining our girl’s development program, send us an email to [email protected] and put Girl’s Development Program in the subject line.  Please include players name and grade in the email.


Basketball - Winter Recreational 2020

Boys & Girls Leagues available for players currently in Grades 1-7
$20 early bird discount before October 15
$10 sibling discount

Boys & Girls - Grades 1-7

Registration closes on 11/15/2019 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 12/16/2019 to 03/07/2020

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]

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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