Youth Boys and Girls Basketball using adapted High School rules. Program designed for boys and girls to learn and develop basketball skills with a major emphasis on good sportsmanship and having fun! 6 games guaranteed for each team.
Boys and Girls ages Kindergarten - 3rd grade was offered in the fall, from October to December 2023.
Boys and girls ages 4th grade - 9th grade will be offered in the winter, from January to February 2024.
Games are played at local schools around the city that are provided to the recreation department through the school district. Please register your child in the age division of their 2023-2024 grade.
Game days and locations for each grade (K-3rd only):
Games will be held on 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 each night. One game per week for each team.
Referees are recruited through a job posting and interview. We are always looking for experienced individuals who are interested in contributing their sports knowledge and skills as officials. Our officials are trained to teach the game as the youth learn. If there are suggestions or concern regarding the officials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams are arranged by the school that is listed at time of registration. If there are specific requests in the notes they are taken into account above the school listing. However, we do not move registration up or down ages without consent of the primary adult who paid.
They will still play! The responsibilities will be split up between all parents to make the team successful, but no practices will be allowed until a background check on a coach has been completed and approved.
Practices are not required by coaches. Since they are volunteer it is up to the discretion of the coach when or where or if they will hold practice. We will have some practice slots available depending on what we receive from the schools. Coaches will have the chance to sign up at the meeting for those practice slots.
We understand that may different areas of the St. George City are involved in our programs and it is our goal to create hubs around the city to have teams not travel as far. If participant numbers permit, we will hold to it.
Before the first day of games, we will reach out to coaches and let them know of a time and day to pick up team jerseys. If they are not picked up by a coach or there is not a coach assigned to the team yet then they will be brought out to the sports locations on the first day of games. For youth basketball, you must purchase a Jr. Jazz Jersey for $15.00 at the Recreation Center.