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Welcome to DFAC Recreational Basketball!

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DFAC Basketball offers multiple in-house recreational seasons, Winter (January-March), Summer (May-July) and Fall (September-December), 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 2022 Winter season, registration will run November 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022.  Practices will begin mid January 2022 and all games will be played on Saturdays in January, February, and March.

The Summer season registration runs March 1 through May 15, 2022 and practices will start in late May.  Games are played Monday through Thursday evenings in June and July.  Teams will play 1-2 games per week with no weekend games.

Fall 2022 season registration will open July 18, 2022 and end September 15, 2022.  Games will be played on Saturdays in October, November and December 2022.

Games for all the in-house leagues will be played inside at either the Desert Arroyo 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

Quick Notes:

  • Registration runs November 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022
  • Teams for boys and girls currently in grades 1-8
  • Boys teams are grouped 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th grades
  • Girls teams are grouped 1st-3rd, 4th-5th and 6th-8th grades
  • Divisions may be combined if needed
  • Coaches are volunteers, sign up when you register your child
  • Practices are 1-2 times during the week, outside, at local schools and parks
  • Practices begin mid January
  • Games will be played in January, February and March in 2022
  • Games are played on Saturdays between 9am and 7pm
  • Game schedules to be posted 1 week before the first games
  • Games are played inside the gyms at either Sonoran Trails Middle School or Desert Arroyo Gym (Bella Vista) Gym
  • Registration Fee does not include game jersey (additional $25)
  • Uniform is the custom DFAC Black/White reversible jersey (see right)
  • Players who already have a uniform from the prior 2 seasons do not need to purchase a new uniform
  • *Cost is $195 and registration ends January 1, 2022
  • *Register before November 22 and receive an early bird discount of $20.  Discount will be applied at checkout.

Register online 
Hover the mouse over the REGISTRATION tab on the top menu bar and select Available Programs from the drop down menu.

Registration Listing

Basketball - Winter League 2022

Boys & Girls Leagues, Grades 1-8 for 2021-2022 school year
$20 "EARLY BIRD" discount through November 22, 2021
Additional $25 New Uniform Fee (if you don't already have one)

Recreational Basketball - Grades 1-8

Registration closes on 01/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 01/08/2022 to 03/19/2022


Desert Foothills Fall Basketball League

Boys 3rd - 5th Grade Game Schedules - Coming Soon
Boys 6th - 8th Grade Game Schedules

Girls 4th - 7th Grade Game Schedules

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

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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