El Paso Recreation offers a basketball program for participants ranging in age from Pre-Kindergarten (must be four years old) through 6th Grade. Pre-Kindergarten through grade six are eligible for registration in early-November. Practices begin in late-December for each grade level. All practices and games are held in either El Paso or Gridley. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt for the basketball season. Age groups for our In House Basketball league are as follows:
- Pre-K – Kindergarten (Co-ed)
- 1st Grade – 2nd Grade (Boys)
- 1st Grade – 2nd Grade (Girls)
- 3rd Grade – 4th Grade (Boys)
- 3rd Grade – 4th Grade (Girls)
- 5th Grade - 6th Grade (Boys)
In addition to our In House Basketball league, El Paso Recreation also offers a Travel Basketball program that is more competitive than our in house league. 5th and 6th graders will have tryouts in September or October. depending on their gender. Practices for the girls will begin in September with games being played from late-September through the month of November. Practices for the boys will begin in October with games being played from November through early-February. Games are played throughout the Central Illinois region. Most of our opponents are within a 40-minute drive from El Paso.
- The girls' Travel Basketball tryouts are scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th in the Centennial School gym. The 5th graders will have tryouts from 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM and the 6th graders will have tryouts from 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM.
- The boys' Travel Basketball tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, October 5th in the Centennial School gym. The 5th graders will have tryouts from 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM and the 6th graders will have tryouts from 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM.