Youth Basketball Leagues

Liberty Parks & Rec offers multiple divisions and levels of basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 2.5 - 14 and Kindergarten (K)-8th Grade. Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. Give your child the opportunity to develop balance, hand eye coordination, teamwork, social skills and confidence with LPR youth basketball

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Bitty Basketball Program

This program provides your child with their first glimpse at the game of basketball. They will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting and running the court in a  fun, safe and positive environment with other children of the same age.  

  • Dates: (Friday or Saturday Sessions)
    • Session 1: November 1-22 or November 2-23, 2019
    • Session 2: January 2-24 or January 3-25, 2020
    • Session 3: February 7-28 or February 8-29, 2020
      • 4 week mini clinics and the final week will consist of a game night where teams scrimmage
  • Ages: boys and girls 3-5
  • Location: Games are played at Alexander Doniphan Map»
  • Registration Deadline: One week prior to session start date (or until full)LEARN MORE AND REGISTER Opens in new window
    • Individual registration

Coaching Information

Liberty Parks & Rec instructors work with parent volunteers who lead small groups through designated stations. If you would like to become a parent volunteer, please contact Paula Ruf or check out our coaching opportunities for more information.


Recreational Basketball League

This league is designed to give participants an introduction to basketball in a relaxed and learning environment. Standings are not kept and each kid is given an equal opportunity to participate.

  • Game Schedule: January 10-February 29, 2020
    • Each team will play an 8 game schedule
  • Ages: boys and girls in K-8th Grade
  • Divisions: Coed K, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade and 7th/8th Grade
  • Location: Games will be played at Liberty Public School Locations
  • Registration Deadline:October 27LEARN MORE AND REGISTER Opens in new window
    • Individual registration

Coaching Information

This league is dependent upon volunteer coaches. If you are interested in coaching and would like to help with the program, please contact Paula Ruf or call 816.439.4393. For more details on what coaching with LPR requires, check out our coaching opportunities.


Competitive Basketball League

Our competitive leagues offer three levels of competition providing an environment for players to come and play with kids in the same skill level.  All teams must be sanctioned with USSSA and scores and standings are tracked with awards given.

  • Game Schedule: January 11- February 29, 2020
    • Each team will plan an 8 game schedule
    • Scores and standings are kept
  • Ages: boys and girls in 2nd-8th Grade
  • Grade Divisions: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
    • Levels: Division 1 (Elite), Division 2 (Competitive) and Division 3 (Intro to Competitive)
  • Location: Games will be played at Liberty Public School Locations
  • Registration Deadline: October 27LEARN MORE AND REGISTER Opens in new window
    • Full team registration only

Coaching Information

If you are interested in coaching and would like to help with the program, please contact Brittany Johnston or call 816.439.4389.


Scholarship Program

If you need any assistance to participate in a sports program, please check out the Liberty Parks & Rec Foundation Scholarship Programs.  These scholarships can make LPR programs and activities more accessible by partially covering the cost of current registration fees for youth who qualify.