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Sequim Youth Basketball sets 2012 preseason sessions

 

The Sequim Youth Basketball Program is gearing up for its ninth season. 

 

The program is open to boys and girls in grades 1-6. Players receive a team shirt, weekly practice/skill development sessions and eight games.  

This year, Sequim Youth Basketball is doing evaluation/registration sessions by gender in grades 3-6; registration for first- and second-graders is in group format, as in years past. 

Cost is $45 per player, with a $100 family maximum. Financial assistance is available.

To register, complete a registration form and bring it to one of the registration/evaluation sessions listed below. 

Those who cannot attend a session should mail a form and registration fee by Nov. 24 to: Sequim Youth Basketball, PO Box 3395, Sequim, WA, 98382.

Evaluations

All players should plan to attend one of the registration/evaluation sessions indicated below. 

At that time, league officials will register players and conduct a brief evaluation of each participant to determine skill levels; players are divided among teams and officials hope to distribute talent as evenly as possible.

Evaluations include a combination of skill stations and a controlled scrimmage. Arrive at the times listed below; the registration/evaluation process may last about 90 minutes.

Each session starts with a 45-minute skills/rules clinic presented by the high school basketball coaches and players. Players in grades 3-6 follow that with scrimmages.

• Saturday, Nov. 24
Sequim High School gym
9 a.m. — Boys, grades 5-6
11 a.m. — Girls, grades 5-6
Sequim Middle School main gym
9 a.m. — Boys, grades 3-4
11 a.m. — Girls, grades 3-4
Sequim Middle School auxiliary gym
11 a.m. — Boys and girls, grades 1-2
12:30 p.m. — Boys and girls, grades 1-2
• Saturday, Dec. 1
Sequim High School gym
9 a.m. — Boys, grades 5-6
11 a.m. — Girls, grades 5-6
Sequim Middle School main gym
9 a.m. — Boys, grades 3-4
11 a.m. — Girls, grades 3-4
Sequim Middle School auxiliary gym
11 a.m. — Boys and girls, grades 1-2
12:30 p.m. — Boys and girls, grades 1-2

The season

League officials hope to have team rosters established and coaches assigned by Dec. 3. The league provides coaches with equipment, practice schedules and game schedules as soon as possible.  

Games are on Saturdays, starting Dec. 15, and continue through end of February. 
Sequim Youth Basketball officials hope to have the season wrapped up by the season by the third week in February.

Helping out

 

Those interested in sponsoring a team or coaching, officiating or volunteering in another capacity, contact league officials (listed below) or make note on a registration form.

Coaches and assistant coaches this year will be required under state law to attend a video training on management of concussions. 

During this session, officials also will address program philosophy, pass out balls and try to establish practice times/days. 

Sequim Youth basketball contacts are director Larry Hill (683-7093) and president Art Green (681-3252).
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