Thursday, December 3, 2020

Basketball

BASKETBALL - BOYS & GIRLS GRADES 3 - 12

Registration for Boys & Girls basketball runs from early September to mid-October .

Program Basics:

  • At every grade level games are played on a regulation 10 foot basket with adult referees officiating.

 

  • Grades 3 - 6 are considered instructional leagues.  Emphasis is placed on learning basic skills and equal playing time.  

 

  • Grades 7 - 8 are considered competitive leagues.  If registrations allow, teams will be split into A/B squads so athletes can compete against other teams of comparable skill level.

 

  • High School athletes will be split into JV (Grades 9 & 10) & Varsity (Grades 11 & 12) squads if registrations allow it.

 

  • All coaches are background checked and go through a CYO training course that emphasizes good sportsmanship.  

 

  • PAC pays for one tournament per team besides the regular season.    

Games:

  • Games are on weekends but never Sunday mornings.  No games scheduled over Christmas break.  

 

  • Games are held at various sites throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

 

  • Grades 3 - 6 play an  8 game season spread over the months of December - February.

 

  • Grades 7 - 8 play a 10 game season spread over the months of December - February.  

 

  • CYO offers a single-elimination playoff for grades 7 - 8 in February as well.  All playoff games are completed by the first week in March.

 

  • High School teams play an 8 game season spread over the months of December - February.

Practices:

  • Practices begin November 1.  Practices are held 2-3 nights per week for one hour.  

 

  • No practices are scheduled for Monday evenings so students can attend PSR.  

 

  • Practices are held primarily in the gyms at St. Brendan and St. Richard.   

 

Questions concerning Basketball can be directed to Mike Hanna (Grades 3-8) at mike.hanna@novoco.com and

Bob Gerome (Grades 9-12) at bob.p.gerome@sherwin.com.

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