Children’s Basketball #2

Registration for 2020-2021 Winter Season is Now Closed!

The Children's Basketball League is for boys and girls 6 to 13 years old (age as of January 1, 2021).  Boys and girls will play in separate leagues (not coed).  The cost of registration is $85.

 

Team Placement

As Crossroads Sports has grown to the extent that we now have more than 3000 participants annually, the number of "same team player requests" and "specific coach requests" has reached the point that we are no longer able to accommodate all the requests due to time constraints along with our desire to attempt to create "equally skilled" teams.

With that being said, as this is a ministry in which we use sports as a way to reach new families (outreach requests), we will accommodate a request to play on the same team if the person you have invited has not previously participated in a Crossroads Sports league.

In addition to this we are unfortunately not able to honor specific date and time requests. In rare instances, we will allow a skilled 5-year-old to play in the U8 (6 & 7 years old) division, or allow a very skilled player to play in an older age division. In both cases, you MUST first contact us for approval.

EVALUATIONS - Due to complications of the Corona Virus and the difficulties of evaluating many children at once, there will be no evaluation night this year. Instead, we are asking that all parents fill out an evaluation form for their children. Please have this form completed by December 6th at midnight. That form can be found here: Self-Evaluation Form

Practices

  • One hour on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings
  • 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, or 7:45 practice times.
  • Practices start the week of January4th.
  • Each practice will include a team meeting and a devotional
  • The registration allows you to choose one night you cannot practice on.
  • Younger teams will practice earlier if coach availability allows.

Practice Map

Basketball Practice Map

 

Games

Games are played on Saturdays. The season will begin on Saturday, January 10th and conclude on Saturday, February 20th (7 games).

SPECIAL NOTE: please know prior to registering your child that we are quite strict enforcing that no one wears earrings regardless of the size of the earrings during games. We suggest taking them out just prior to the game and then put them back in right after the game. In this way, they are out for just over an hour. You can put a band aid over the hole to prevent possible infection.

Game Map

The U8 league uses a 27.5" ball and the U10-U14 leagues use a 28.5" ball. The U8 league plays on 8' goals, the U10 league plays on 9' goals, and the U12-U14 leagues play on 10' goals.

 

Testimonial

"We are so grateful for your tremendous effort in this ministry. At a neighborhood party last weekend, we had a couple that does not attend our church but does participate in basketball at Colonial commenting on how efficient and well run the evaluation nights went. Last year was their first year with us, and the father spoke about how much they liked the devotions done with the team. We see that this ministry is reaching far and wide into our community, and making a real impact in the lives of families all around us." Teresa