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BASKETBALL

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WINTER BASKETBALL

Mid-Way Baptist offers Basketball programs for children from ages 4 to 12 years old. Our Basketball leagues are designed to teach and develop a player's skills while incorporating good sportsmanship with a positive Christian influence. We encourage you to reach out to other families in your community and invite them to register for this exciting, fun, and healthy sports opportunity.

 

We believe that it is important for parents to be involved in their children’s overall development. Volunteering your time is a great way to let your child know that you are committed to them. Please consider being involved as a Coach. Each team will require a Head Coach and Assistant Coach. We will sponsor meetings and clinics which will include the necessary materials and training to help you be prepared, even if you have never coached basketball before.

 

Our Basketball League consists of recreational/semi-competitive play for children from 4 - 12 years old. The league will consist of 3 groupings. (Ages 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years). These groupings may change based upon the number of children that register and participate in our league. We do occasionally allow players to "play up" based upon their advanced skill level.

 

Teams will practice once per week for one hour. League practice sessions will occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. There will be two sessions on each of these days – 6:00 to 7:00 and 7:00 to 8:00. Your child will be assigned to one of these days and to a specific hour for the duration of the league. Practices will begin the week of December 11th. You will be notified of your scheduled practice time prior to that start date. Please ensure your child is ready to participate by providing the necessary sports equipment prior to their first practice. Practice schedules will be posted to our website prior to the start of the league.

 

Games will begin on January 4th and conclude February 15th  for 4-6 year olds and February 18th for 7 - 9 and 10 - 12 year olds. Our Basketball season runs for 6 concurrent weeks. Games will be played on Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and will last for 1 hour. Game schedules will be posted on our website prior to the start of the season.

 

Only children who have registered and paid the registration fee may participate. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

All games will be played at Mid-Way Baptist Church.

 

Ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 9 groupings will play 5 vs. 5 and court is cross court style basketball. Every player will be given the opportunity to play at least 1/2 of each game. The fee for this league is $75 of which includes a jersey, referee fees, and an "end of the season" participation gift.

 

Our Basketball league is coed. We focus on good sportsmanship, teamwork, and skill development. You can expect your child to be taught each of these important life skills. We will also work with them to develop basic skills such as foul shots, passing, dribbling and, man to man defense. As they advance they will be taught more advanced drills and defensive and offensive skills.

 

TEAM PLACEMENTS

Our goal is to create “equally skilled teams” and accommodate parents when possible. If siblings are participating in the same league, then we endeavor to place them on the same team, if parents desire. We will also try to allow team preference as long as team roster space is available. This is at league Director's discretion!

  

EQUIPMENT

Equipment requirements for this league include tennis shoes. Game jersey and shorts will be provided.

 

SPORTSMANSHIP

Parents, please remember that participation in our Sports program is a privilege and not a right. Our expectation is that parents will respect and appreciate our volunteer coaches, officials, and Sports Pastor. At all times, please respect our grounds and property. Basketball should be fun for everyone involved. Adults should always be an example to the children watching them.

 

Rules

 

4-6 Year Olds (CROSSCOURT)

 

  • A game will consist of 4 minute quarters with a running clock and a 5 minute halftime

  • A minimum of 3 players must be present to begin a game and at least 3 to continue

  • A team without 3 players ready to play at game time will be charged a timeout each minute up to 4 minutes after game time; after 5 minutes after game time the game will be a forfeit and will still be played but will have no halftime, so as to not delay the start time for the next game

  • 4 Timeouts per regulation game

  • No defense may be played until half court

  • Prior to the 1st & 3rd quarters each player will shoot 2 free throws that count toward the team score. In case of an odd number of players the coach with the least number of players will choose the player from their team that will shoot twice.

  • The team with the lowest score after the free throws will begin the game with possession and then alternate possession will be used.

  • When fouled the ball will be thrown in, even if fouled while shooting and the basket is made.

  • If needed, overtime will be 2 minutes and (1) additional time out will be given to each team. Only one overtime will be played. If the score is still tied the game will end in a tie.

  • Players are allowed 5 fouls per game.

  • Goal height is 6’

  • Any player or coach that receives a technical foul will set out the remainder of that game and the next complete game

 

7-9 Year Olds (CROSSCOURT)

 

  • A game will consist of 6 minute quarters with a running clock and a 5 minute halftime.

  • A minimum of 3 players must be present to begin a game and at least 3 to continue.

  • A team without 3 players ready to play at game time will be charged a timeout each minute up to 4 minutes after game time; after 5 minutes the game will be a forfeit and will still be played but will have no halftime, so as to not delay the start time for the next game.

  • 4 Timeouts per regulation game.

  • No defense may be played until half court

  • Prior to the 1st & 3rd quarters each player will shoot 2 free throws that count toward the team score. In case of an odd number of players, the coach with the least number of players will choose the player from their team that will shoot twice.

  • The team with the lowest score after the free throws will begin the game with possession and then alternate possession will be used.

  • When fouled, the ball will be thrown in, even if fouled while shooting and the basket is made.

  • If needed, overtime will be 2 minutes and (1) additional time out will be given to each team. Only one overtime will be played. If the score is still tied, the game will end in a tie.

  • Players are allowed 5 fouls per game.

  • Goal height is 8.’

  • Any player or coach that receives a technical foul will sit out the remainder of that game and the next complete game

 

10-12 Year Olds (FULL COURT)

  • A game will consist of 2, 12 minutes halves with a running clock except during free throws and a 5 minute halftime.

  • A minimum of 4 players must be present to begin a game and at least 3 to continue.

  • A team without 4 players ready to play at game time will be charged a timeout each minute up to 4 minutes after game time; after 5 minutes after game time the game will be a forfeit and will still be played but will have no halftime, so as to not delay the start time for the next game.

  • 4 Timeouts per regulation game.

  • No defense may be played until half court.

  • Players will shoot 2 free throws before the 1st quarter begins that count toward the team score. In case of an odd number of players the coach with the least number of players will choose the player from their team that will shoot twice

  • A jump ball will be used to start the game and then use the alternating possession.

  • When fouled the player fouled will either shoot or the ball will be thrown in, depending on if the player was shooting when fouled.

  • A team will shoot one and one on the 7th team foul and 2 shots beginning on the 10th foul.

  • If needed, the overtime period will be 2 minutes and (1) additional time out will be given to each team. Only one overtime will be played. If the score is still tied the game will end in a tie.

  • Players are allowed 5 fouls per game.

  • Goal height is 9.’

  • Any player or coach that receives a technical foul will set out the remainder of that game and the next complete game.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 WINTER SEASON IS NOW CLOSED!