2014-15 Children's Basketball Notice: we hope to have our teams finalized by Saturday, November 29th.
The Children's Basketball League is for children 6 to 13 years old. In rare instances, we will allow skilled 5 year olds to play in the U8 (6 & 7 years old) division, however they must be able to make baskets on an 8' goal. Boys and girls will play in separate leagues.
For all the U10 - U14 age divisions (we will not be offering an age division for high school students this year), we also hope to have a more recreational division and a more advanced division in a couple of our age divisions depending upon the registrations we receive). The coaches that evaluate the players on evaluation night, will determine which players are best suited for the advanced league. If invited to play in the advanced league, it will be your deicsion whether or not to play in the lesser or advanced league. In rare instances, we will allow a very skilled player to "play up" into an older age division.
Participants will practice for one hour during the week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday beginning in early December. On your registration, we give you the choice to exclude one of the three practice day options.
Games are played on Saturdays and will begin in early January and conclude the end of February (7 games). A general rule is that the U8 division will play games rotating between 8am-noon, U10 play all throughout the day, and the U12 and U14 leagues will play games sometime between 12:30pm-6:30pm.
The U8 league uses a 27.5" ball and the U10-U14 leagues use a 28.5" ball. The U8 league play on 8' goals, the U10 grade league play on 9' goals, and the U12-U14 leagues play on 10' goals.
Please Note: Evaluations are mandatory for ALL players. Evaluationd will be on Thursday, October 30th and Tuesday, November 4th.You will choose ONE of these evenings to attend the evaluation (you will be assigned to ONE of six time slots: 5:20 pm, 5:40 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:20 pm, 6:40 pm OR 7:00 pm). If you indicate that either evening will work for your child's evaluation, then we will let you know via email which evening you have been assigned to. We will be sending out this email by October 27th. We will evaluate nearly 500 children over these 2 sessions and will do so as quickly as possible. A parent of each participant is required to attend the family meeting (part of the evaluation session), even if you have been in our program in previous years. Evaluations take 60 - 90 minutes.We will form teams by the end of November, and begin practices the week of December 15th.
As our Sports Ministry has grown to the extent that we now have more than 4000 participants annually, the number of "same team player requests" and "specific coach requests" has reached the point that we are no longer able to accommodate all the requests due to time constraints along with our desire to attempt to create "equally skilled" teams. With that being said, as this is a ministry in which we use sports as a way to reach NEW families, we will accommodate requests to play together on the same team in which the person(s) you have invited has not previously participated in the league in which you have registered to play.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014-15 WINTER SEASON IS NOW OPEN!
(registration closed on Tuesday, November 4th at 5:00 pm)
The cost for the Children's Basketball League is $60. The league fee includes a player t-shirt, jersey, and shorts. If you want to plan ahead for next year, we open children's basketball registration on this webpage each August 1st and registration stays open for approximately 3 months, or until the leagues reach capacity. Planning ahead is recommended as the leagues almost always fill to capacity by late September.
PLEASE NOTE: we have changed our registration forms from being based upon which GRADE the child is in, to the AGE (age as of 1/1/2015) of the child. The following is a chart which will let you know which division you will need to register your child for:
U8 - means under 8 years old and is for children who will be 6 or 7 years old on 1/1/2015
U10 - means under 10 years old and is for children who will be 8 or 9 years old on 1/1/2015
U12 - means under 12 years old and is for children who will be 10 or 11 years old on 1/1/2015
U14 - means under 14 years old and is for children who will be 12 or 13 years old on 1/1/2015
Registration Links - BOYS
Registration Links - GIRLS
CLICK HERE if you have already registered to coach but have not submitted a MVA within the past 3 years.