Sept. 27 is early registration deadline for youth Winter Basketball and Volleyball leagues

Registration materials will be available online beginning Sept. 3 for youth Winter Basketball and Volleyball leagues being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Okun Fieldhouse, located within the Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.

Offered are Winter Basketball Leagues for boys and girls in grades two through eight, as well as Winter Volleyball Leagues for boys and girls in grades three through 12.

Beginning Sept. 3, registration materials for these programs can be found at Both programs have an early bird registration deadline on Sept. 27, followed by a final deadline on Oct. 4, and both offer a $50 discount for teams which register prior to the early deadline.

While these basketball and volleyball programs are designed for team registrations, individuals seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form. Attempts will be made to place individuals on a team, but placement is not guaranteed. Based on team numbers, leagues may be divided into recreational, intermediate, and competitive divisions.

Winter Volleyball involves a ten-game season with games taking place on Saturdays with a few Friday overflow dates. Play will begin Nov. 2 and conclude by Dec. 14.

Winter basketball involves a six- or eight-game season for middle school teams in grades seven and eight, a 12-game season for teams in grades three through six, and a ten-game season for teams in grade two. Depending on age and gender, games will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, with overflow games will be played on Sundays. The winter season will begin Nov. 3 and conclude the week of Dec. 16.

Second winter session for both sports are also planned and will run from early January through mid-March, Registration deadlines for those leagues are in early December.

The JCPRD’s Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information, call (913) 826-2900. For updated program listings, see the District’s website at

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