Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 105,020, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Urbandale, IA
    Posts
    8,997
    Points
    105,020
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,114
    Given: 1,011

    Basketball in Des Moines?

    I was wanting to work basketball back into my workout regimen. Just wondering where those in the Des Moines area go to shoot hoops year-round?

    I am in West Des Moines and hopefully looking for a place to play without buying an expensive membership somewhere.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 52,829, Level: 71
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,221
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isubeatle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    1,388
    Points
    52,829
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 146

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    If you find anything let me know! I would love to start playing some basketball.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 87,307, Level: 91
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 143
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CloneinWDSM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    7,817
    Points
    87,307
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,990
    Given: 71

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    My friend and I have started working out at Aspen by a Target in WDSM. Hope to get to th Aspen on Hickman. 20/Mo. Not sure on competition level at th Hickman though.



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 110,646, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pourcyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,699
    Points
    110,646
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 928
    Given: 628

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    I'm guessing the Y has reasonable memberships and b-ball, no?




  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 45,727, Level: 66
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 1,223
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    jbindm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    4,636
    Points
    45,727
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,069
    Given: 749

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    If you find anything that doesn't require a membership fee then let me know. I've been trying to find a weekly open gym or regular pickup game for awhile now.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 138,889, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bringmagicback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    CF Resident Dog Lover
    Posts
    6,403
    Points
    138,889
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 858
    Given: 380

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    downtown Y usually has some higher quality competition (ex college players in their late 20's and early 30's). When I lived in Des Moines we played there a lot. Aside from getting dunked on non stop, it was fun.



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 44,446, Level: 65
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,104
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    BloodyBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,675
    Points
    44,446
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 140
    Given: 51

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    Let me know if you find a game, I would love to start playing again. I got a Y membership, but don't go there much right now. Live in Urbandale.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 123,595, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUAlum2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    16,853
    Points
    123,595
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 415
    Given: 298

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    I shoot around at the Aspen on Hickman. The competition level there is usually about the same you'd find at the Lied in the courts toward the middle and the far end of the facility. Nothing crazy awesome, but not just old men throwing it around either. Definitely no one good enough to dunk. I usually stay out of the games unless I'm feeling froggy for some reason. I'm not very good when I'm not fully aware of my competition's strengths and weaknesses.



  9. #9
    Starter
    Points: 14,337, Level: 36
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 513
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    SwirlingFloater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    699
    Points
    14,337
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 790

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    Valley Community Center Events Calendar

    looks like they have adult basketball open gyms on Mondays and Fridays. I have never been there but it is in my neighborhood.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 134,952, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    8,228
    Points
    134,952
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,179
    Given: 2,610

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    When I was a member at the Walnut Creek YMCA, there were some good pickup games there. And the Waukee Y, too.

    I'd love to find a non-member type place, too, though. I'm no longer a member at the Y.



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 20,497, Level: 43
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 253
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    TigerCyJM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Polk County, IA
    Posts
    1,123
    Points
    20,497
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 223
    Given: 9

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    WDM parks and rec has a mens league, u guys could form a cf team...:p



  12. #12
    Starter
    Points: 17,032, Level: 39
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 218
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    765
    Points
    17,032
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 25

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    WDM parks and rec has a mens league, u guys could form a cf team...:p
    That is a great proposal. I would join!



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 22,655, Level: 46
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 895
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Three4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    2,066
    Points
    22,655
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 74
    Given: 74

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    WDM parks and rec has a mens league, u guys could form a cf team...:p
    They also have open gym on Monday at Westridge Elementary $2.00/WDM resident, and $3/non-residents - runs through March 3rd.

    Starting on January 4th through March 1st, open gym on Saturday, same place, same prices.

    West Des Moines : Parks & Recreation



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 87,307, Level: 91
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 143
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CloneinWDSM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    7,817
    Points
    87,307
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,990
    Given: 71

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Three4Cy View Post
    They also have open gym on Monday at Westridge Elementary $2.00/WDM resident, and $3/non-residents - runs through March 3rd.

    Starting on January 4th through March 1st, open gym on Saturday, same place, same prices.

    West Des Moines : Parks & Recreation
    Have you been to it before? Curious of competition level. It's been about 2 year since I played an actual pick up game.

    Westridge is about 200 yards from my house, so that would be pretty nice.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 120,135, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Schaumburg, IL
    Posts
    7,435
    Points
    120,135
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,015
    Given: 745

    Re: Basketball in Des Moines?

    Also look into rounding up enough guys and you could start your own league. We did that here for about 10 years, until the participation dropped off too much. We had about 15 - 20 guys and we just worked with the local park district to rent out the gym for 2 hours on Thursday nights. We just played pick up, we'd get there, divide up into teams and play.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPN
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Texas
  • February 13, 2016
  • 07:30 PM