Pilot Program • Overview


The Wheaton Park District prides itself on providing opportunities for everyone. The Pilot Basketball program is another effort to do so and provides an opportunity for neighbors and schoolmates to play together. This program is unique because the games and practices are held at the schools which participants attend. This program continues to be successful because of the wonderful volunteer coaches and parents.

Please select your school from the list below for more information about a specific Pilot Basketball program:

Longfellow Elementary School

311 Seminary Ave.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Grades: 4th and 5th (Corec)

Players must live within the Longfellow school boundary. The program runs from early January through mid March. Each team will have two practices prior to the beginning of the season. Games are once a week on Wednesday or Thursday at Longfellow School.

Registration is first come, first served at the Wheaton Park District. Registration forms are distributed by the school. Registration fee includes a team jersey; make checks payable to Wheaton Park District. The registration deadline is the first Monday in December. Teams are formed based on Gym Teacher ratings.

If you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching please indicate that on your child’s registration. There is a coach meeting in early January. Coaches will be notified of this meeting date.

If you are interested in becoming the parent contact or for more information, please email or call Mark Dolphin at 630-690-4880.

Madison Elementary School

1620 Mayo Ave.
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

Grades: Corec 3rd, 4th-5th (Corec)

Players must live within the Madison school boundary. The program runs from early November through mid March. Each team will have three practices prior to the season beginning. Games are once or twice a week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at Madison Elementary.

Registration is first come, first served at the Wheaton Park District. Registration forms are distributed by the school. Registration fee includes a team jersey; make checks payable to Wheaton Park District. The deadline for registration is the first Monday in December. Teams are formed by random draw.

If you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching please indicate that on your child’s registration. There is a coach meeting in late October. Coaches will be notified of this meeting date.

If you are interested in becoming the parent contact or for more information, please email or call Mark Dolphin at 630-690-4880.