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Naperville Youth Basketball Registration for Fall and Winter Begins Sept. 14

The Park District’s Naperville Youth Basketball League will begin taking registrations for the fall and winter seasons at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 14 for residents and at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 16 for nonresidents. Registration details can be found at www.napervilleparks.ort/napervilleyouthbasketball.

The Naperville Youth Basketball League offers weekly games at Fort Hill Activity Center and practices at different school gyms throughout the community. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade may participate in grade-level divisions. Volunteer coaches are needed for each team and receive training and support as they teach the fundamentals of the game and encourage team spirit and sportsmanship.

Fall league practices are scheduled to begin the week of October 25 with a 7-game season from November 6-December 19. Winter league practices begin the week of January 10 with a 9-game season from January 22-March 19.

Players may register individually and will be assigned to a team.  Or, as a new option this year, teams will be able to register as a group, with one individual registering for the team.

Naperville Park District will continue to follow participation guidelines relative to the pandemic and participants are asked to review updates to these guidelines at prior to attending practices and games.  

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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