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October 1, 2021*
Kindergarten-6th Grade Basketball Leagues
DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UPS: November 16, 2021
This Jackson Friends Church Youth Basketball League is for grades K – 6th. The league is recreational and will focus on developing youths’ basketball skills, as well as their relationship with Jesus Christ. Youth will learn good practice techniques and develop interpersonal and teamwork skills. 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!
No evaluations for Kindergarten.
Evaluations for grades 1st – 6th will take place on Thursday, November 11th AND Tuesday, November 16th from 5:30 PM – 8:15 PM. You only need to attend ONE evaluation night. Participants can come any time between the 5:30 – 8:15 PM window to be evaluated (ex. – 1st grader John could come at 5:45 PM, but 4th grader Sarah shows up at 7:20 PM). Participants will go through a number of drills (with other participants of the same age group) and should be finished in roughly 15 minutes or so. The KINDERGARTEN age group does not need to be evaluated, as many of these kids are on similar skill levels, just picking up the game for the first time or being fairly new to it. Parents will have an opportunity to give an assessment of their kindergarten child’s skill level in the registration questions.
COACHES MEETING: We will have a coaches meeting for the K-6th grade basketball league IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING each of the evaluation nights. So we will meet on Thursday, November 11th and Tuesday, November 16th right at 8:15 PM in the bistro area just outside the gym. We ask that anyone interested in helping coach, or is signed up to coach, attends one of these coaches meetings (only need to attend one). We will have a coaching application to fill out for new coaches and will go over the league rules, expectations, etc.
Practices will be on Mondays OR Tuesdays (one a week) starting November 29th/30th. We will run three practices before Christmas break, going Nov. 29/30, Dec. 6/7 and Dec. 13/14. We will resume practices again starting January 3rd and 4th (and will continue once a week til the end of the season). Our first games of the season will start on Saturday, January 8th. There will be eight weeks of games, finishing on Saturday, February 26th. Games will start at either 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM for the youngest group (Kindergarten) and follow suit all the way up to 5th/6th grade playing at 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM (assuming numbers are similar to last season). There will be a total of 11 practices and 8 games.
Cost is $80 for registration, and $16 if your child needs a jersey (if they do not have one from a previous season). Included in the registration cost is a JFC Basketball t-shirt, pizza party at the last practice, and an end of season gift for all the kids!