The Bantam (2nd-3rd Grade) Basketball League is geared toward players in 2nd-3rd Grade serving as an introduction to the sport of basketball. The league is held in the Fall of the year. Skills to be taught in this league include dribbling, passing, shooting and defense/footwork. Utilizing practice plans focused on teaching fundamentals and building upon those throughout the season to contribute to the growth of the total athlete. Incorporated in this process is our First Friends Sports Ministry Devotional program to enhance each athlete’s development outside of practices and games. For this league, players use Junior size basketballs (27.5) and play with the hoop adjusted to a height of 8 feet.
League Dates: Fall 2021 Session: Sept. 16 – Nov 13.
Fee: $40.00 league fee
$20.00 jersey fee. Black/red reversible basketball jersey from First Friends Sports. If you purchased one in previous years you do not need to purchase a new one.
Refund policy: $5.00 fee retained if refund requested. No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the second week of practices. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff due to medical reasons only. Further, no refund will be given to any player removed from the league during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons.
Registration: Registration will be available online with debit/credit card at our website on 6/23/21. Registrations will be available at the church Welcome Desk by July 9. Registrations will be accepted until the league fills up or Sept 16, whichever occurs first. Click on “register” button on this webpage to register with debit/credit card, or click on link below to print form and return to church Welcome Desk with check/cash payment. Office hours 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM
Policy on Requests: One request can be made for each child. Please click on the link Request Policy for information regarding requests.
First Practice: Sept 16, 2021. There are no skill assessments for this league. Check website for posting of Team Rosters and Practice Times week before league begins.
Practice Day and Times: One day a week, Thursday 5:00 or 6:00pm
Extra Saturday Practice: Sept 18 at 9am or 10am.
Required Parent Meeting: Normally held during your child’s first practice.
Parents: Please consider coaching your child’s team. Please view the “Coaches Resources” below.
Game Day and Times: Saturdays at 9am or 10am. First game Sept 25.
End of Season Celebration: Nov 13, planned to be at 10:30am -11:30am in First Friends gym. A brunch will be provided please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Weather Cancellation Policy: Evening activities will be re-evaluated by staff and decisions for cancellation will be made and posted on website one hour prior to start of activity.
Questions? Call 330.966.6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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