Does your child want to learn to play basketball in a fun environment? The Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association is a youth basketball league for boys and girls that teaches team play and equal participation, while developing on-court skills.
The league offers summer, fall and winter sessions each year, plus 3-on-3 player opportunities and clinics. View our most recent newsletter.
Winter 2014-15 League: Grades 1-4
Before the season begins, all players will be required to attend a player evaluation session to enable teams to be created fairly and equally. These are not tryouts. Players will be asked to perform a few simple drills – dribbling, layups, short jump shots and free throws. Team placement will be determined based on skill level, preferred practice nights, and coach or teammate requests.
The registration fee is $90, plus $12 for a reversible jersey. Complete a registration form and submit with payment by Oct. 9 to: The Salvation Army, Rookie Basketball, 215 S. 27th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55806. For more information, call 218-576-6174.
Spring 2015 League: Grades 3-6
Discounts & Scholarships
Practice and Games
- The Salvation Army, 215 S. 27th Ave. W.
- Homecroft Elementary, 4784 Howard Gnesen Road
- Piedmont Elementary, 2827 Chambersburg Ave.
- Congdon Elementary, 3116 E. Superior St.
- Lowell School, 200 Rice Lake Rd.
All games are on Saturdays at either The Salvation Army, 215 S. 27th Ave. W., or The Encounter, 201 E. 1st St.
If Duluth Public Schools are closed due to a holiday or inclement weather, practices or games will be cancelled.
Coaches send players home each with with drills and skill work to practice at home. View player skill guide.
Coaches and Volunteers Needed
Sponsors and Support
We also have a number of local businesses who sponsor the program:
- Duluth Parks
- Northern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Reuben Johnson & Son Inc.
- Young Athletes Foundation
- AmericInn Duluth South
- Asphalt of Duluth
- City Auto Glass
- Duluth Kidney Services
- Essentia Health
- Harbor City Oil & Propane
- Hartel’s DBJ Disposal Companies
- Kenwood Laundromat
- Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth
- Legacy Custom Homes
- New York Life
- North Shore Bank of Commerce
- Peterson Excavating & Landscaping
- Pioneer National Bank
- Spott Law Office
- The Ski Hut
- Zenith Terrace