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REGISTRATION OPEN - 2014/15 MADISON REC BASKETBALL SEASON
by posted 08/27/2014
 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014/15 MADISON RECREATION BASKETBALL SEASON IS NOW OPEN!

Welcome to the 2014/15 Madison Recreation Basketball season!  Registration can be done online at www.madisonhoops.com by clicking on the vertical tab “Register Online”.  Registration is $75 per child until October 12th.  After that date, late fees will apply. 

RECREATION BASKETBALL

The recreation basketball season will begin the weekend of December 6th and 7th for boys in grades 1 through 6 and girls in grades 1 through 8.  There will be no sessions the weekends of December 20/21 and 27/28.  The last session for grades 1-3 will be February 21 and the last session for boys’ grades 4-6 and girls grades 4-8 will be March 8. 

Like prior seasons, grades 1-3 for both boys and girls will take place Saturday mornings and consist of drill sessions and game play.  The time and location will remain the same for these grades throughout the season. Boys’ sessions will take place at the Madison Junior School (MJS). Girls’ sessions will take place at Central Avenue School (CAS). 

The schedule is expected to be as follows (note that times and locations are subject to change):

Boys (first initials of last name):
Grade 1 (A through K) - 8:05am to 9:05am
Grade 1 (L - Z) - 9:10am to 10:10am
Grade 2 (A through K) - 10:15am to 11:15am
Grade 2 (L - Z) - 11:20am to 12:20pm
Grade 3 (A through J) - 12:25pm to 1:25pm
Grade 3 (K - Z) - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Girls:
Grade 1 – 8:15am to 9:15am
Grade 2 – 9:20am to 10:35am
Grade 3 – 10:40am to 11:55am

Grades 4-6 for boys and grades 4-8 for girls will consist of drill sessions in December and games each weekend following the holidays for the remainder of the season.  The kids will be assigned permanent teams in late December and the game schedule will be posted over the holiday break to start in January.  Boys’ grades 4, 5 and 6 games will take place Sunday afternoons. All Sunday games will be at Madison High School (MHS). Girls’ grades 4 through 8 will take place on Sunday afternoons at MHS. The schedule for December (subject to changes) is expected to be as follows:

Boys:
Grade 4 - 12:10pm to 1:15pm or 1:20pm to 2:25pm - Sunday
Grade 5 - 12:10pm to 1:15pm or 1:20pm to 2:25pm - Sunday
Grade 6 - 1:20pm to 2:25pm or 2:30pm to 3:35 pm - Sunday

Girls:
Grade 4/5 – 1:20pm to 2:25pm or 2:30pm to 3:35 pm - Sunday
Grades 6/7/8 - 2:30pm to 3:35 pm or 3:40pm to 4:45pm - Sunday

TRAVEL BASKETBALL

Travel basketball is another important aspect of our program.  Players in grades 4 through 8 may choose to try out for one of our many travel teams.  These teams are for players who have begun to develop a skill level necessary for this type of competition.  Travel team tryouts are tentatively scheduled to be held the weeks of October 12th and 19th.  Try outs will likely be 2 or 3 nights in the two week span.  Specific dates by grade/gender will be determined in early October. 

For those selected, game play begins in early December and will continue through mid-March.  Travel participants should be able to commit to practices and games several days each week throughout the season.  All travel players (other than boys in grades 7 and 8) are required to participate in the recreation program.  Those who do not attend majority of the recreation program activities will get reduced playing time in travel games.  This program rule intends to maintain the competitiveness of the recreation program and promote inclusion for all Madison children who wish to participate in the recreation program but are not on a travel team.  Coaches will be required to enforce this program rule.  Travel players who make a team will be required to pay an additional $75 at the time that they are selected to a travel team.

We look forward to the season!

 

 


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