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Tip-off nears for basketball season for grades 4-6

Posted On: Friday, September 20, 2019

From the Office of Village Life:

Before you know it, it will be basketball season!  So we may plan and prepare for a successful season, the Office of Village Life needs to hear from all those who are interested in playing OR coaching basketball.

If you have an interested player or you are willing to coach, please fill out a very short form. PLEASE RESPOND BY Sept. 29.

There are several ways to get involved in basketball:

TRAVEL TOURNAMENT TEAMS: These teams will participate in leagues/tournaments (scheduled by the coach) that will be played in and out of town.  Practices may be held at Ottawa Hills but games will be played elsewhere.  Travel Tournament teams require a tryout/evaluation process.  If the number of players trying out exceeds the team(s) capacity, cuts will have to be made.  All costs will be determined by the coaches and divided equally amongst the team.

LEAGUE TEAMS: These teams will participate in area leagues such as CAL, Sylvania, JCC, etc.  Some games will be played at Ottawa Hills and others will be played elsewhere. Practices will be held at Ottawa Hills. All League teams require a tryout/evaluation process.  If there are not enough coaches for the number of players/teams, cuts will have to be made. All costs will be determined by the coaches and divided equally amongst the team.

Please note: It is possible to play on both a Travel Tournament team and a League team. However, all players interested that are NOT on a Travel Tournament team, will be placed on a League team before allowing Travel Tournament players to be placed on the team.  The goal is to find a spot for every player who is interested in playing basketball. 

REC TEAMS: These teams will be formed after the first of the year and registration will be through Village Life.  Practice/games will be held on Sundays.  Teams will play other Ottawa Hills rec teams.  Please note: The rec basketball program will only happen if we have a coordinator, coaches AND enough players who are available to play each week. 

All basketball opportunities require parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering to coach a team in Ottawa Hills!  If you are willing to coach a team, you must also be willing to hold an evaluation and submit all the coaching requirements as outlined HERE.  No gym time will be scheduled until these requirements are met.  

Once all responses are collected and the number of interested players/coaches are determined, evaluations will be scheduled for October. 

If you have a son or daughter in 4th-6th grade who is interested in playing, it is imperative that you submit the questionnaire by September 29.

For those interested in basketball for grades K-3, we will have clinics on Saturday mornings after winter break. Look for more information to come. 

Thank you!

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