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.
COVID-19 has added some challenges we have worked hard to overcome. The League will look a little different this year than years past, but we still want to provide a quality basketball experience for the youth on our community! They need this! Please see below for the COVID specific policies for the 2020-2021 season.
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:
Conifer (no individual registrations, must register as a team)
We allow teams to play in our league from anywhere in Colorado as long as they are sponsored by a Jeffco Member area, so you may sign up as a team. We just want kids to play basketball—especially this year! We do take individual registrations for most areas listed above and can place you on a team.
Please call or email JP Sports for more information: (303) 880-1415
Registration is open now through October 11, 2020, late fee of $15 after Oct 11, late fee of $25 after Oct 18.
Available for boys & girls grades 2 through 8.
$135 per-player for grades 2, 3, & 4: 8-game guarantee plus playoffs for qualifying teams (top 8 in every division). GAME ONLY LEAGUE (SEE PRACTICE SECTION BELOW). There will be an additional cost for Uniforms, see Jerseys & Uniforms section below.
$155 per-player for grades 5, 6, 7, & 8: 10-game guarantee plus playoffs for qualifying teams. GAME ONLY LEAGUE (SEE PRACTICE SECTION BELOW). There will be an additional cost for Uniforms, see Jerseys & Uniforms section below
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: For the first 3 weeks, Teams will be assigned one practice time slot from October 26 - November 11. This practice time is included in the league price. Additional time will likely be available after November 11, for rent – by the team. If Jeffco Schools decide at any time that they are willing to rent their gyms, we will schedule practice and a practice fee will be added to registration.
REGULAR SEASON GAMES begin Monday, November 16th and will conclude on or before February 20, 2021. Games could be any day of the week except Sunday. League Blackout dates are; November 22-29; and December 23 – January 3. 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 we can secure. If Jeffco Schools allow rentals they could include other schools in the Jefferson County area and will range from the north in the Pomona area to the south in the Columbine / Chatfield area.
PLAYOFFS & LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS are included as part of the League will be held the week of February 22 and will end on or before February 27, 2021. 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 OCTOBER 26.
JERSEYS & UNIFORMS:
There will be an additional cost for uniforms. Each player must have a matching team uniform.
Green Mountain area players ordered NEW uniforms for the 2019-2020 season, with the updated style, colors, and logos. If you are a returning player in GM from the 2019-2020 season, you will not need to purchase a new uniform unless you need a new size or have lost a uniform. 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 7.
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.
Coaches Meeting: We will not have a coaches meeting in 2020. Everything will be communicated via email. We will not be handing out coaches shirts, balls, clipboards etc. since we can’t gather as a group. Uniforms will need to be picked up from our home office by a team representative.
COVID-19 & SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES:
(will be updated as needed due to state health regulations, changes, etc.)
Masks: Face covering masks are required at all times: during play, entering, exiting, on the bench, etc. (players, coaches, scorekeepers, and spectators). See Current mask mandate for indoor sports below (Colorado Mask Mandate applies to everyone 11 and older).
Hand Sanitizer: Every player should have their own hand sanitizer and should sanitize their hands every time they come off the court.
Disinfecting Wipes: Every coach or team manager should have disinfecting wipes to sanitize the ball before and after each game and during timeouts.
Scores: Every coach or team manager is required to bring their own scoresheet or scorebook and pen/pencil to each game; and scoresheets are to be taken with you after each game to avoid unnecessary touching; scores are entered online by the winning team.
Spectators & Parents: ONLY ONE spectator per player is allowed at this time. Maximum of 23 people in the team party to include players, coaches, score-keeper and any parents.
Water & Snacks: do not share water or snacks, everyone should provide their own water. There is no water provided at the venue.
Game Ball: Each team should be prepared with a game ball and a ball for warmups.
Scoreboards: will be sanitized by event staff after each game.
Hand-shakes & celebrations: players and coaches should refrain from hand-shakes, high-fives, fist bumps, elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations and hugs, etc.
Referees have been asked to help sanitize the balls at time-outs, half-time and end of the game.
Coaches should sanitize the bench and score table before allowing the team to sit down or the scorekeeper to touch the bench. The sanitizing spray will be available at the score table.
Enter as a team unit—don’t be late, late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the facility.
Masks should be worn while playing indoor sports unless it interferes with the activity. You may remove the mask temporarily to catch your breath if needed, or if you can’t wear appropriate safety equipment while wearing the mask. Wear a mask as much as feasible.