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Children’s Basketball League 2015

Let’s Play Basketball!!

The Children’s Basketball League at First Baptist Church offers a great way for boys and girls to build self-esteem, gain self-confidence, have fun, and learn more about God and His love.  The goals of the league are to teach children about Jesus and develop fundamental basketball skills in a positive and Christian atmosphere.

Our program offers two separate leagues, one for 1st through 6th graders, and one for only Kindergarteners.  Please click on the appropriate tabs below to learn more about each program.   Don’t forget to invite your friends to join you in having a great basketball experience!

The Kindergarten League will start on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

1st-6th graders will have all games are on Saturdays beginning on January 17 and ending February 21 (inclement weather make up day February 28).  The Coaches Game/End of Season Awards is Sunday, February 22 (inclement weather make up day March 1).

If you have any questions, or would like to help be a coach or a leader, please call the Activities Ministry Office at 817-276-6490 or email us!

1st - 6th gradesKindergarten

Teams will practice once a week (starting the week of January 5th) for an hour and all games will be on Saturdays starting January 17th; all practices and games will be in our gym.  Play will continue through February 21st (inclement weather make-up game on February 28th). The annual Coaches Game/End of Season Party will be Sunday, February  22nd (Sunday, March 1st if inclement weather day needed). Our coaches are committed to helping your child improve in their skill level and come to a greater understanding of Christ and the Bible. During the season the children will memorize scripture and will be led in a devotion by their coach at each practice.

To download a registration form, click here.  Registration fee (with a paper registration form) is $65.00.  New this year, we are asking that you turn in your paper registration form with the fee BEFORE the skills assessments.  This way we can better staff the skills assessments knowing how many children to expect each time.  ALSO, this year we are offering ONLINE registration.  Please note that the fee for online registration is $67.00 per child and full payment is required. Click here for online registration.  There are NO TRYOUTS for our league, but all children MUST attend one of the Skills Assessments sessions in the Gym (Tuesday-Thursday, December 2nd through 4th from 6-8:30pm; Saturday, December 6th from 9am – 1pm; Sunday, December 7th from 4-6pm). This helps us to understand the ability level of each player and therefore, divide the teams as evenly as possible.  If you cannot make these times and want to register, please call 817-276-6455.

We do have a scholarship program available.

For more information on the league, or to find out how to be a coach, contact the Activities Office at 817-276-6490 or email us!

The goals of the Kindergarten league are to teach the children about Jesus and develop fundamental basketball skills in a positive and Christian atmosphere.  During the season the children will memorize age appropriate scripture and will be led in a devotion geared to the Kindergarten level.

Your Kindergartner is important to us.  We want each child to be successful, so we will emphasize the basic skills of basketball while working together and developing team spirit.  The children will play using a rookie size ball, which they will be able to keep.  They will use 8 1/2 foot goals  All boys and girls will play together on co-ed teams.  There will not be weekly practices.  All play will be Saturdays mornings in a camp style format with skills and drills, then move into scrimmages and finally games the last couple of weeks.

Registering your boy or girl to play in the Kindergarten Basketball League is simple.  You need to bring your registration form and the $45.00 registration fee on Saturday, January 10th at 9:00am to the Game Room in the Family Life Center.  There will be a parent meeting after registration while your kindergartener is in the gym attending “basics” practice.  This will be the only opportunity to register.  It is very important to make this meeting if at all possible.  However, if you are unable to make this meeting you may call 817-276-6490 BEFORE SATURDAY, JANUARY 10th to make other arrangements.  Cost includes their jersey, a basketball and awards!  To download a Kindergarten Registration form click here. Online registration is NOT available for the Kindergarten league.  We do have a scholarship program available. For more information contact the Activities Office at 817-276-6490.

We will have “Basics” practice the first three Saturdays, practices with scrimmages the next two Saturdays followed by games the last two Saturdays.

Invite your friends from school, neighborhood and around town to join you in having a great basketball experience.

Our coaches are committed to helping your child improve in their skill level and also come to a greater understanding of Christ and the Bible.

If you have an interest in coaching or helping with a team, please call the Activities Office at 817-276-6490 or email us!