Hello hope your summer is going well!
This email is meant to give a little insight to some changes within our basketball program for the upcoming season. I will start with our intramural, K/1 clinic and CYO.
INTRAMURALS: In the past our intramural program which ran on Saturdays included boys and girls divisions consisting of 3rd thru 8th grade. The programs were mandatory for any player who was playing CYO for St Charles. The program was also open to any player so it was not parish based. If you lived in St Pats parish you could play intramurals in our program. There is no practice for this program just games.
The playing format was always regular 5 on 5 full court basketball and there were playing time rules to make all the players time even or close to it depending on the amount of players playing that game. For the most part the boys side of the program is solid. The girls side has had some issues with registration and the girls consistently showing up each Saturday. Last year I attempted to make the girls side 3 on 3 in the hope to have enough girls each week to play. In the early stages it worked but as time went on not so much. I also had two clinics ran by various H.S. coaches for free in which I made attending mandatory. It was a great success for those who attended and I have had all of those coaches contact me for this year!
K/1 CLINIC: This clinic is a great introduction for young players to develop a love for basketball. It runs on Saturday mornings at PS 23. It provides these new players with skills and a basic understanding of the rules of the game. Last year we offered any player interested to play on in the CYO K/1 Biddy division. It was a great success and we will continue to offer this option this year.
CYO: This program requires players 3rd thru 8th grade to tryout for the a team. In 2nd grade there is no tryout just an assessment to even the teams out.The CYO has three division A,B &C. Depending on the amount of players we could have multiple teams per grade and division. These teams are coached by coaches selected by me and have practice twice a week. Games for the most part are played Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. Times vary.
SO HERE ARE THE CHANGES:
- NOT MANDATORY in order to play CYO.
- Decided to make 2 leagues to replace "Intramurals"
1. Friday Night Charger League - starts 9/15 and costs $75.00
2. St Charles Intramural League - starts Jan. 2018 and costs $75.00
Registration for these leagues are open boys and girls grade 3 thru 8.
Friday night Charger League registration closes 9/1
- will start 10/14 and have 8 sessions with an end of year party with a basketball show, dates will be posted soon. Just like last year if there is enough players interested we will have a K/1 Biddy team in the CYO K/1 Biddy division.
- registration will begin 9/1. The cost will be $150.00
-CYO tryouts will be held 9/9 and 9/16. Sign up for this will be 9/1 thru 9/8. In order to tryout you must sign up during this period and show up to BOTH tryout dates.
-Upon making a team, CYO registration will be open from 9/20 thru 10/20. The cost this year will be 3rd thru 6th grade $300.00, and 7th and 8th grades $325.00. The additional cost for 7th/8th grade comes from a new stat system the cyo requires. It is island wide. The CYO will now be tracking basketball statistics for those grades.
- There will be payment plans available through our website.
-CYO Biddy (2nd Grade):
2nd graders will play in the CYO Biddy division, have 2 practices a week and games will be on the weekend varying times. The 2nd grade will have an assessment on 9/9 and 9/16. Times coming soon. They must also sign up during the 9/1-9/8 sign up period. The cost of 2nd grade CYO is $240.00 plus uniform fee of $75.00.
You must fall in the eligibility requirements to play for SCS. (live with in the parish boundaries, played here last year, or attend SCS.)
I am very excited for this upcoming year. We will be hosting an open house for all sports(date to be determined). All of our sports will be on showcase (basketball, baseball, softball, track, swimming, and now possibly bowling and chess, waiting for cyo to give details)
As always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email anytime.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon!
St Charles A.D.