Youth Basketball League

General Program Information

The City of Ojai Recreation Department offers a youth basketball program for children in the Second through Eighth grades each winter season. The program is designed for children of all abilities to learn the fundamentals of basketball, the game’s rules and regulations, good sportsmanship, fair play, and most importantly to have fun. 

In addition to league play, the Recreation Department also offers a Basketball Skills Clinic for those in Kindergarten and First grade. The clinic runs concurrently with division play and is designed to help the little ones develop the necessary skills needed for league play. 

The primary goal of both programs is for participants to enjoy themselves while developing skills to perform successfully in basketball and in life with an emphasis on respect, responsibility, leadership, and teamwork. 

Youth Clinic

  • K-1st Grades Schedule (Tuesdays 4-5:00 p.m. January 9 - February 27, 2024)

League Divisions- Games begin Saturday, January 6, 2024




Important Dates

  • First  Potential Practice Date: December 16, 2023 (Practice determined by Coach)
  • Holiday Break (no practice): December 24 -26, 2023
  • First Game: Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • Picture Day: Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • League Playoffs Start Date: March 2, 2024

Important Information

  • You will be contacted by a coach within two weeks following Player Evaluations.
  • The time and place of practices are determined by the coaches.
  • Game Jerseys (for league play) will be provided by the first game.
  • Games are primarily held at the Recreation Department’s gymnasium (John G. Martin Gymnasium) and  at Matilija Junior High Gymnasium 
  • Game schedules will be posted online and distributed prior to the first scheduled game.
  • Team practices begin after player evaluations.
  • Coaches and assistant coaches are nationally and locally background checked and required to attend a coach’s class to volunteer in this league.

Reminder for Parents

We thank you for supporting the Recreation Department and our Youth Basketball program. Please remember this is a recreation program. Our league officials will do everything possible to ensure games are played in a fair manner and that all players and coaches conduct themselves in a professional manner. 

If you notice anything of concern or would like to share a comment, please don't hesitate to contact us. We may be reached by calling 805-646-5581 ext. 390. Additionally,  Luis Gomez, the Recreation Manager, may be reached directly by calling 805-646-5581 ext. 301 or via email at