We compete in the Northwest Catholic Conference against other Catholic schools across the Chicagoland Suburbs. 5th-grade league occurs every Saturday during the season with some weekday games scheduled. 6th-grade plays their games during the week but has no playoffs. 5th and 6th-grade basketball focus more on the individual player as well as teamwork development with less emphasis on the final result of the competition. 7th and 8th-grade basketball does have an end-of-the-season playoff tournament and while we want to continue to emphasize individual and teamwork skills, their emphasis on winning increases, and playing time may not be evenly distributed.