Jodie Harrison Basketball League Information
The Jodie Harrison Basketball League is named in memory of Jodie Harrison, a longtime coach and Athletic Director at Hinsdale Central High School whose life was tragically cut short by in an accident involving an intoxicated driver. The league focuses on Coach Harrison’s teachings of mastering the fundamentals basketball and enjoying the game. The league philosophy focuses on participation, sportsmanship, learning the fundamentals of the game and creating an atmosphere for all players to succeed. This is not a traveling or ultra-competitive league.
The purpose of The Community House youth basketball program is to provide young players with an opportunity to participate in athletics in a fun and educational environment. We believe balanced athletic competition in a team environment promotes sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership skills, and the benefits of exercise and hard work.
Jodie Harrison takes place January- March for 2nd-8th grade boys and girls. All teams play 7 games and is a one practice and 1 game per weekend commitment. All team formation is done by the Recreation Supervisor.
REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1st
The tradition of Jodie Harrison basketball is one that families look forward to as winter approaches. With the help of Breakaway Basketball, our recreation league is open to 2nd – 8th graders, focusing on instruction and helping kids learn and enjoy the game of basketball. All players will receive a t-shirt or jersey, all 2nd/3rd graders receive a medal, and 4th-8th grade top 2 teams receive trophies. Breakaway Basketball coaches will lead team practices with the help of volunteer coaches.
The Recreation Supervisor will select all teams first based on years of experience, then based on school they attend. We will accept placement requests, but they are not guaranteed. A limited number of spots are available in each grade level. Teams will typically have 10 players each. Please see our website for team selection details.
Volunteer Coaches: Needed at every grade level. A coaches meeting will be held Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30pm at The Community House. There is a 3 coach max per team.
Last Day for refunds is 12/29/21. All refunds will be charged a 50% processing fee after 12/21/21.
Practice begins the week of January 3rd and are 1 hour each, 1 day a week. Practices are lead by Breakaway Basketball coaches with the help of Volunteer Parent Coaches.
7th/8th grade boys: Mondays or Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm
No games on President’s Day Weekend
Outside refs will be hired for each game, Breakaway Basketball is not reffing on game days.
Be a SUPERHERO-Sponsor a Team!
We are excited to offer opportunities for corporate sponsorship of teams, divisions and special events for the Jodie Harrison Basketball League. Fees charged for programs and services at The Community House cover roughly 50% of the operating budget. The remainder comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundation grants. This support helps cover things like equipment, uniforms, scholarships for those who couldn’t afford programs or services, education programs for low-income families and more!
Click here for sponsorship details.
Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar, Recreation Director, at 630-323-7500 Ext. 237