Practices are one day per week for one hour at your designated practice location. You should plan to arrive 15 minutes before practice so that your coaches can start and finish on time.
Each week coaches will:
Practices will begin the week of November 26th, 2018.
Players and cheerleaders should dress in clothes for physical activity while saving their uniforms to wear on game day.
Game days take place at your practice location and at facilities throughout the partnership. You should plan to arrive 15 minutes before game time.
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 designed with input from The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The rules influence things such as rim height, ball size and length of games.
K-4th grade will play games in West Chester, Liberty Township and Mason. 5th/6th grade teams could play games in Fairfield, Hamilton, Liberty Township Harrison and Springboro.
Games will begin January 12th and will occur for 8 weeks on Saturday until the end of the season.
Tournament Week 5th/6th grade teams will play in an end of season tournament the week of March 4th, 2019. 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 of things they 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.
Based upon a survey of professional players about playing sports in their youth they wanted to hear 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.