Practices occur one day per week. 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade teams practice for 60 minutes. 5th/6th grade teams practice for 90 minutes.
Each week coaches teach the game and rules through organized and detailed practices. Coaches recognize each players skill level, instill a sense of sportsmanship and competitive spirit along with reviewing virtues from the bible each week at practice.
Practices for the league will begin the week of November 30, 2020.
Players and cheerleaders should dress in clothes for physical activity while saving their uniforms to wear on game day.
Game days may take place at your practice location and at facilities throughout the partnership.
Each week players are introduced like the pros with music, lights and tunnels to run through as their names are announced.
Players learn the game through 4 levels of rules that influence things such as goal height, ball size and length of games.
1st-4th grade teams will play games in West Chester and Liberty Township.
5th grade and up teams could play games in Fairfield, Hamilton, Liberty Township, West Chester and Springboro.
Games will begin January 9 and continue each Saturday for a total of 8 games.
5th grade and up teams will play in an end of season tournament the week of March 1, 2021. Games may take place on any night that week and could occur on a night other than your practice night.
Free play is an important part of growing, learning and exercise. Your coach will offer tips players can work on at home. Taking time at home will help to reinforce what they learn at practice.
Each practice your player will talk about different virtues based upon practical biblical life lessons. Take these as an opportunity to see what they have learned and can apply to life off the court. We want to be supportive in your role as a parent and have linked a lesson highlight and key question guide for you to use after practice and to know the lessons being shared.
Professional players suggest parents should focus on saying three things after a game; I enjoyed watching you play, I love you and did you have fun?
The experience of watching youth son or daughter in a sport will go by quickly. Make sure you take the time to enjoy it.