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NEW! Girls Only Basketball Skills Clinics

Decatur Active Living now offers GIRLS ONLY basketball clinics for girls ages 6-8 and 9-14. Players will participate in one hour sessions where they will learn the basic rules of basketball and increase their fundamental basketball skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and more.

Information at a Glance:

Registration begins February 10th until all spaces are filled

When:        Clinics are held on Thursdays March 1 through April 5
                   Ages 6 - 8 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
                   Ages 9-14 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where:       United Methodist Children's Home Gym
                   500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur
Fees:          Residents  $25, Non-residents  $50

 Registration Numbers

# 232020-01 • Mini Basketball

# 232021-01 • 7-8 League

# 232022-01 • 9-10 League

# 232023-01 • 11-12 League

# 232024-01 • 13-14 League

# 232025-01 • 9-11 Girls League

# 232026-01 • Senior Boys League

# 232027-01 • 11-13 Girls League

All Girls 7-8 Division

The greatest place to shoot hoops is with Decatur Active Living!. Decatur Active Living offers coed leagues for children ages 5-17 and an all girls League for girl's ages 7-8, 9-10 and 11-13. Each player receives a jersey, shorts and end-of-the-season award. Practices will be held at local gyms. Games will be played Dec. 2, 2017 through Jan. 27, 2018. Super Hooper Day is on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Participants cannot participate in GRPA competition and school activities during the same period. This applies to both public and private schools. The age control date for basketball is Dec. 31, 2017.

 Information At a Glance
Registration September 23 (or until spaces are filled)
Parent's Meeting Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1:00pm at Ebster Recreation Center
Game Days All games are played on Saturdays beginning December 2
Game Locations

Decatur Rec Center          Mini Basketball       
Ebster Rec Center            7-8 years coed
UMCH/DRC/ERC             All girls league

Renfroe MS/DRC              9-10 years

Renfroe MS/DRC             11-12 years

Ebster/Decatur Rec          13-17 years


*DRC = Decatur Rec

*ERC = Ebster Rec



Mini - $70; $55 Decatur residents
League - $165; $130 Decatur residents
Financial Assistance is available to Decatur

residents who demonstrate a need.

Basketball Skills Assessment
All players are required to attend a skill assessment. No player will be placed on a team until completing an assessment. All assessment sessions will be held at Decatur Recreation Center and scheduled as follows:

7-8 yrs       Monday, Oct.30             5:30 pm (A-L) 

7-8 yrs       Monday, Oct. 30,           7:00 pm (M-Z)   

9-10yrs      Wednesday, Nov. 1,      5:30 pm

11-12         Wednesday, Nov 1        7:00 pm 

Make-up Assessment, Thursday, Nov 7      7:00 pm

Players who cannot attend on their scheduled day may make arrangements to attend another session.

Girls Basketball
With the growth of the number of girls participating in Decatur Active Living's Basketball Program, DAL has been able to offer an All Girls In House League.  The league is open to girls ages 7-8, 9-11(11 year old first time players)  and 11-13. Teams will practice once a week and have one game on Saturdays. Games will be played at Ebster Center and Decatur Recreation Center.  Participants in the All Girls League DO NOT have to attend the assessment. 

Junior and Senior League Boys Basketball
Polish the jump shot by participating in the Junior and Senior League for boys ages 13-14 and 15-17. Teams will represent  Decatur  in the YMCA basketball league. This program is a more competitive program and is an excellent way to put the final polish on basketball skills.

Decatur Elementary School Basketball League for 3rd Grade Students
Interested in playing in the 5th annual  City of Decatur Schools Elementary Basketball League?

Who:      3rd Graders in City Schools of Decatur
When:    Registration begins on Saturday, February 5th
              Season begins Monday, February 19th
Where:   Practices at Decatur Recreation Center
              Games will be held at Ebster Recreation Center
Fee:        $50
Practices take place on Mondays at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:30 pm

Coaches - We need you!
If you enjoy the game and like working with young people, why not volunteer as a coach? To qualify, complete a coaches application and complete the online certification at

Our Goals
We focus on enhancing the self-esteem of every participant, while striving to help each child develop fundamental skills, learn sportsmanship and have fun. We believe all players should feel themselves strongly supported by parents, coaches and teammates.

For more information contact:
Stacy Green:    678-553-6549
Jada Jordan:    404-805-0998

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