The JP Sports Winter Youth Basketball League is our core program and is the host of the Jefferson County Youth Basketball Conference. Serving high school areas in Jefferson County and beyond for over three decades, our Winter League sets the standard for youth sports done right. For youth players in grades 2 thru 8, with skill levels that range from never-played-before-beginner to the elite competitive travel-team players, we have the division to fit your skill level.
The JPS Winter League is the host of the Jefferson County Basketball Conference, and is the official association for all teams from the following high school areas:
Chatfield(click to be taken to their registration page)
Conifer (no individual registrations, must register as a team)
Golden (click to be taken to their registration page)
Bear Creek (click to be taken to their registration page)
We allow teams to play in our league from anywhere in Colorado as long as they are sponsored by a Jeffco Member area (JPS), so you may sign up as a team. We just want kids to play basketball!. We do take individual registrations for most areas listed above and can place you on a team.
Registration is open now through October 2, 2022, late fee of $15 after Oct 3, late fee of $25 after Oct 17, late fee $50 after Oct 23. Players placed based on availability after October 2nd.
Available for boys & girls grades 2 through 8.
$265 per-player for grades 2, 3, & 4: 10-game guarantee plus playoffs for qualifying teams (top 8 in every division). Practice time is included. There will be an additional cost for Uniforms, see Jerseys & Uniforms section below.
$285 per-player for grades 5, 6, 7, & 8: 12-game guarantee plus playoffs for qualifying teams. Practice time is included. There will be an additional cost for Uniforms, see Jerseys & Uniforms section below.
NO PRACTICE TIME needed price is $210. Call to find out how to register 303-880-1415
Roster rules do not require all players to be from same high school area and will include separation of teams with competitive players from teams with recreation-level players.
Individual Registration: we can place you on a team, or you can request to be on a specific team.
Divisions for teams with various skills levels: Gold, A, B, and C in most grade levels for boys. Girls usually just have one division.
No Sunday Games or Practices.
PRACTICES: Practice begin the week of November 1st. We don't assign practices until mid October. Every team that pays for practice should get two practices per week. The coach will schedule those practices. Sometimes, a coach may decide to only practice once a week, and sometimes practices get cancelled because a school cancels our gym use.
REGULAR SEASON GAMES begin Monday, November 28th and will conclude on or before February 18, 2023. Games could be any day of the week except Sunday. League Blackout dates are; November 21-27; and December 21 -January 2. Game day typically varies from week to week. Game locations likely will include Gold Crown, River Church, Tony Grampsas, Lilly Gulch Rec Center and any other gyms in the Jefferson County area. (including Metro State College)
PLAYOFFS & LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS are included as part of the League and will be held the week of February 21 and will end on or before February 25, 2023. The top 8 teams in each division will qualify for the playoffs, single elimination format. No Game Admission Fees for Spectators.
PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT: JPS hosts the Pre-Season Tournament (see details on our website), this is not included as part of the Winter League, but is a great way to “warm-up” for the season.
A $30 fee will be charged for any player withdrawing prior to the registration deadline. Requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to JP Sports. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF OFFICIAL PRACTICE NOVEMBER 1st.
JERSEYS & UNIFORMS:
There will be an additional cost for uniforms. Each player must have a matching team uniform.
Green Mountain area players can use their uniforms for the 2021-2022 season because we are using the same uniform. If you are a returning player in GM and your jersey still fits, no need to order. If you are new to GM for the 2022-2023 season, you will need to purchase a new uniform in order for all teams to match. Click here to link to the GM uniform order.
Teams from non-Green Mountain areas may decide to purchase their own uniforms as a team or may decide to order uniforms from JP Sports for an additional cost. Custom uniforms are available from JP Sports. Uniforms will be ordered by team on or around the week of October 2.
Are you interested in coaching? We need YOU! Please fill out the Coaches Application on the JP Sports website (link below). Once the application is approved, you will need to complete the background check and the concussion training.
Coaches Application: Every first-time head coach, and any coach that did not coach in the league last winter season must fill out a coaches application followed by the background check and the concussion training.
Background Check: good for two consecutive seasons, each coach must complete the background check once every two years.