Tips for finding basketball league for kids include looking for leagues that are appropriate for each specific kid's skill level, networking with other parents, and starting the search for a league months in advance. Tools to find youth basketball leagues are available on Active.com and AAUSports.org, as of 2015.
Youth basketball leagues and clubs typically focus on either participation or performance. Those that focus on participation allow all players to participate, making these clubs good for player development. Clubs that focus on performance play to win and are more competitive.
Parents often have information on sports leagues, particularly if their children play the sport. Since clubs often begin and end their registration period weeks or months before a league starts, it's important to look for clubs well in advance of the season.