The Institute Basketball Academy Camps

Winter Camps

The Institute Basketball Academy and South Suburban Parks and Recreation have teamed up to offer Winter basketball camps! These camps are for beginners to advanced players from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Institute’s professional coaching staff will focus on individual skills such as shooting form and efficiency, ball handing using various tips and techniques, as well as defensive and offensive positioning. The camp will also include live game play so participants can apply all the new skills they have learned. 

Dates: December 26 - 28
Who: K - 3rd grade; boys/girls; beginner to intermediate
Sessions: K - 1st: 1:30 - 2:30 pm; 2nd - 3rd: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Price: $75 Resident, $85 Nonresident

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Dates: December 26 - 28 
Who: 4th - 8th grade; boys/girls; intermediate to advanced
Session: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Price: $149 Resident, $159 Nonresident

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The Institue Basketball Academy

Winter Recreational League

Season includes eight games. Players of all playing abilities are welcome.

All games (Kindergarten - 6th grade) are played on Saturdays starting on January 5 through February 23 between 8am and 8pm. Boys 7th/8th grade games are played on Tuesdays. Girls 7th/8th grade games will be played on Wednesday (with possible games on Saturdays based on number of teams).

Division Schedules (December 19 at 5:00 p.m.) can be found at  Rules will be in the DOWNLOADS section.


Separate divisions for boys and girls.

Boys: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th/8th
Girls: K/1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th/8th

Important dates

August 31: Registration Opens
October 26: Registration Ends
October 26: Coaches Meeting at The Institute - 6:00 p.m. (Free Coaching Clinic to follow meeting with The Institute's Professional Staff). 1060 Plaza Dr, Suite 100 - Highlands Ranch - 80129
November 12: Practices can begin
December 19: Game Schedules Released at 5:00 p.m.
January 5: Games begin


Practice location, time, and day will be determined after our Coaches Meeting on October 26. Teams will practice once a week for one hour. Practices are held at area schools and SSPRD recreation centers. Practice could be any time Monday through Friday 4 - 9 pm.

Game locations

We need volunteer coaches! 


Begins: Friday, August 31
Ends: Friday, October 26
Price: Resident youth $85
Nonresident youth $110


Players will need to purchase a South Suburban basketball jersey for games. Jerseys are $12 and can be purchased at the time of registration. Jerseys can be reused each year.

Players should wear basketball shoes and athletics shorts to play.

Refund Policy

Refunds are determined on a case to case basis. The South Suburban Parks and Recreation District refund policy states:

Refunds must be requested 3 business days prior to scheduled start of activity (November 7, 2018). There is a $5 service charge per participant on requested refunds, or save the service charge by requesting a South Suburban Gift Card. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing. Returned checks subject to additional fees. 


Contact Ryan Daberkow at 303-483-7035 or

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Little Hoopers

Allows children to learn the fundamentals of basketball, while also getting to experience live game play. This division is welcome to children with birthdates between 9/30/2013 - 9/30/2015 with all playing abilities. There will be two four week sessions offered, one in January and one in February.

General Information

  • Total of 4 practices/games
  • Practices/Games will be played on 6’ hoops on a modified short court
  • A 22” ball will be used
  • Practices/Games will be played every Saturday at 8:30 am
  • Each week will consist of practice and instructional drills led by volunteer coaches, followed by live game play against other teams in the division
  • Prices: Resident $39/Nonresident $49
  • We need volunteers! Please contact Ryan at if interested for further information

Important Dates

  • August 31: Registration opens
  • December 21: Registration for January session ends
  • January 5: January session begins
  • January 18: Registration for February session ends
  • January 26: January session ends
  • February 2: February session begins
  • February 23: February session ends     

Session Locations


Players will need to purchase a South Suburban basketball jersey for games. If one was purchased from a previous season there is no need to purchase another. Jerseys can be used from previous seasons. Players should wear basketball shoes and athletic shorts to play.


Contact Ryan Daberkow at 303-483-7035 or

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Winter Competitive League

The newest competitive youth basketball league in the South Metro Denver area. The High Line Competitive League offers teams the opportunity to play basketball on a full court with a 10 foot basket. This league is designed for the most competitive teams in 3rd - 5th grade.

League Information
Game only league (8 games + tournament). No practices will be assigned through this league. Practice space may be available for an additional charge. If you wish to inquire about space for practices, please contact Ryan Daberkow at 

Game Days
Games start Thursday, November 29.

  • 3rd and 4th grade play on Thursdays or Saturdays
  • 5th grade play on Thursdays

Schedules will be posted on

Teams must provide their own uniforms and have two colors (home - white/light and away - dark).

Important dates

  • Aug 31: Registration Opens
  • Nov 2: Registration Deadline
  • Nov 9: Late Registration Deadline
  • Nov 14: Schedule Released at 5:00 pm
  • Nov 29: Games start (no games Dec 27 & Jan 3)
  • Feb 7 & 14: League Tournament

Game Locations:

Team registration only. Deposit is non-refundable. No refunds will be offered after November 14. No partial refunds will be offered.

Before Nov 2: $900 ($200 deposit hold team's spot)
Nov 3 - 9: $1,000

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