Friday, December 2, 2011

Sign up now for BCRD youth basketball

Seasons start in January


Looking for an inexpensive winter indoor activity for your child? Take a look at the Blaine County Recreation District's youth basketball program for kids from kindergarten through the seventh grade.

Staged at gyms in Ketchum and Hailey, the program for four age levels begins in January and continues through March. The basic fee when registering online is $60 per child. Cost is $65 at the BCRD office, or the $75 late fee after Jan. 2.

Programs start with Kindergarten Basketball plus the following grade levels: Grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-7. Coaching volunteers are always needed. Mandatory skill evaluations are held for grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-7.

Team sponsors are needed. Contact program director Brad Musbach at 578-5458. Register online at bcrd.org.

Here are some details:

Kindergarten Basketball: The clinic-style fundamentals program for boys and girls of all abilities features an assortment of interactive fun games with a coach. Parents are encouraged to participate. There are no tryouts in the program.

The season runs from Jan. 31 through March 1, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym. The program fee includes instruction, a jersey, a participation medal and a mini-basketball for the little kids.

1-2 Grade Basketball: Hailey teams practice at Hailey Elementary and Ketchum teams at Hemingway Elementary School gym. Days are Mondays and Wednesdays in the 4-6:30 p.m. time period, depending on the coach's time schedule. Practices start Jan. 30. The season ends March 21.

Mandatory skill evaluation is Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. in the BCRD gym located at the Community Campus in Hailey.

3-4 Grade Basketball: Hailey teams practice at the Community Campus gym and Ketchum teams at Hemingway Elementary School gym. Days are Mondays and Wednesdays in the 4-7:30 p.m. time period, depending on the coach's time schedule. Practices start Jan. 11. The season ends March 21.

Mandatory skill evaluation is Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. in the BCRD gym located at the Community Campus in Hailey.

5-7 Grade Basketball: Hailey teams practice at the Community Campus gym and Ketchum teams at Hemingway Elementary School gym. Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays in the 4-7:30 p.m. time period, depending on the coach's time schedule. Practices start Jan. 12. The season ends March 22.

Mandatory skill evaluation is Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. in the BCRD gym located at the Community Campus in Hailey.




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