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Basketball League Begins
Our Sports Program has always been about Safety, Fun, Sportsmanship, Education, Critical Thinking, teaching Life Skills, and Sports Skills Development. It is important to remind our club members that they are considered Student-Athletes. Student always comes first. Along with having fun, our players need to learn how to be disciplined, develop work ethic, be coachable, show positivity, continue through adversity, and develop an overall Healthy Lifestyle with exercise and good decision making.
Although Sports is returning, we still want to make sure that we can provide this league in the safest way possible. Safety is always our #1 priority. Masks will be required for all who attend, no exceptions!!! Players playing on the court for a game will not be required to wear one, but as soon as they return to the bench or leave the court after a game will immediately need to put on a mask. Masks and Hand Sanitizer should also be available for anyone who may need them at the Admission table.
Below are a few details and requirements about our upcoming BGCD League:
-All participants/players must have an active BGCD Membership ($20 for one full year or Molina Insurance)
-Paid League Fee: $50
-Registration Open Date: Monday January 10th, 2022
-Registration Closing Date: Friday February 11th, 2022 by Close of Business
-Teams Participating (expected) must be submitted for each Club by Close of Business on Friday February 4th, 2022 so that I can begin creating the Schedule.
-Season Duration: Friday February 18th, 2021 – Saturday April 9th, 2022
-Age Groups available: 8U Coed, 10U Boys, 12U Boys, 13U Girls, 15U Boys, 16U Girls, 18U Boys *Age Groups must have at least 4 teams in order to Play.*
-Sports Waiver/COVID-19 Waiver signed
-Code of Conduct signed by Players & Parents (Will be emailed at a later date)
–Copy of Report Cards Required for ALL athletes
-Volunteer Coaches must be Completed and Pass the Background Check ($10 for one full year)
-Code of Conduct signed by Coach (Will be emailed at a later date)
-USA Basketball Certification required to be completed by all Coaches https://community.usab.com/users/learning_plans/8sp1R0UcDQndTEa0VZQ9AA/join_learning_plan
-All Coaches must attend a Virtual Coaches Meeting (Saturday February 12th, 2022, 10:00a-12:00p) (Meeting Link to be provided at a later date)
*Special Guests will be in attendance!*
-Practices are typically 1 hr. long, and occur twice per week
-Games are typically 1 hr. long and occur once per week.
*Times can be adjusted, but please make sure not to overdo it in which excessive practicing or playing can lead to overuse injuries. Please make sure that our athletes receive plenty of water and rest. Players may receive water at any time, please do not limit them. Best practices are to create a schedule and add frequent water breaks during your Practices.
Every Kid Sports Program (See attachment): We understand that there was an increase in registration fees. This has occurred due to the increase in costs to operate our leagues. However, we wanted to share with you about a great resource called Every Kids Sports which will cover the registration costs for qualifying families.
-Covers Sports League Fees for Kids (Must add BGCD as League applying for)
-Ages 4-18 yrs. Old
-Can receive up to $150/yr.
-10-15-minute Application Process
-Takes up to 4 days – 2 weeks to receive the Card if approved
-Eligible for approval is families receive SNAP, WICK, Medicaid, or apart of Foster Care
-Apply individually for each child
-No limit to how many can apply
-4 minute You Tube Video available for families to help with Application Process
Below are some Resources available for developing Players, Parents, and Coaches:
-Jr. NBA Jr. NBA – NBA.com: Jr. NBA
-Jr. NBA At Home Jr. NBA at Home – NBA.com: Jr. NBA
-Jr. NBA Her Time To Play (HTTP) Her Time To Play – NBA.com: Jr. NBA
-Jr. NBA Next Level Mentality (Teens) Next Level Mentality – NBA.com: Jr. NBA
-Jr. NBA Coach (Free App available on App Store for iPhones, and Google Play Store for Androids)
-Jr. NBA Parent Page Parent Tips – NBA.com: Jr. NBA
-Home Court (Free App available on App Store for iPhones & iPads, and Google Play Store for Androids) Skills & Drills, Agility Training, and Fitness Challenges offered
-Positive Coaching Alliance (Free Course) Positive Coaching Alliance – PCA – Youth Sports Training – PCA (Code: BGCA2020)
-Every Kid Sports Program (League Fee Assistance)
Contact: Dbethea@bgcdallas.org for more information