SPORTS LINE 330-966-0832
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN OCTOBER 1, 2021
DEADLINE: Registration deadline is November 18, 2021.
Jackson Friends Church Middle School Basketball League is for grades 7th and 8th. The league is recreational and will focus on developing youths’ basketball skills and Youth will learn good practice techniques and develop interpersonal and teamwork skills. Each game will feature a half time devotion/prayer with the players. We want to make sure participants have an enjoyable experience with the game, learn about Jesus, and increase their basketball skills! Jackson Friends Sports Leagues give equal playing time for all kids!
Evaluations for 7th/8th grade basketball will take place on Tuesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 18th from 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM. You may come any time during that time frame (ex. – player can arrive at 5:40 PM. 7:00 PM, etc.). We ask that all players attend one evaluation. Players will be paired with others to go through some drills. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes to be evaluated. Teams will then be split up as evenly as possible by the director, based on the evaluation scores.
There will be a brief coaches meeting on Thursday, November 18th, at 7:15 PM (immediately following the last evaluation night). It will take place in the bistro area, just outside the gym. We ask that all parents interested in helping coach attend this meeting. There will be a coaches application for first time coaches and we will also go over the rules, expectations, etc. for the season.
Practices will be once a week on THURSDAY EVENINGS at Jackson Friends Church, starting December 2nd (Practices in December will be December 2nd, 9th and 16th). There will be a total of 10 practices and 10 games. *VERY IMPORTANT* – Games in December will be on SATURDAY AFTERNOONS at Jackson Friends Church (December 4th, 11th and 18th). Games in JANUARY/FEBRUARY will be on FRIDAY EVENINGS at THE ROCK OF CANAL FULTON (709 Elm Ridge Ave, Canal Fulton, OH 44614), roughly 5 to 7 minutes drive from Jackson Friends Church. Practices will remain on Thursday evenings at Jackson Friends Church throughout January and February. The top eight teams at the end of the regular season will make the playoff bracket, teams that fall outside the top eight will play in a consolation game (so all teams will get at least 11 games). Playoff first round games will be back at Jackson Friends and will be played on Thursday evening in place of practice on February 24th (consolation games will also be at JFC on a night TBA). The second round of the playoffs will be on Saturday, February 26th, and the championship game will be Saturday, March 5th. *Playoff dates are subject to change, but this is the current plan. Teams will receive a notice weeks ahead of time if there is a chang here*
Cost of registration for the 7th/8th grade basketball league is $85, and it is $16 for a jersey for anyone that doesn’t have one from last season.