2017-2018 ELO Basketball Season!!
Greetings ELO Families & Friends,
Basketball season is nearly upon us and I wanted to send out a few reminders for the upcoming season and some important dates to remember. This year’s basketball season will kick off a little earlier than in the past with first games taking place November 27th. As a staff, we feel that this will alleviate the pressures of the season running into the optimist baseball season and try outs.
Registration- Registrations will open September 1st through November 3rd. Please make every effort to register during this time period as we will NOT be accepting any late registrations.
Interested in Coaching??- The coaches’ application will open on September 1st and run through the conclusion of the draft. Volunteers are what makes this league so successful. We ask for anyone’s help with coaching our youth. Some coaches last year also coach two teams. So it would be great if we can get more people on board and step up to be coaches.
Assessments Dates (tentative)-
November 6th- 3rd/4th Grade Boys- 6 pm
5th/6th Grade Boys- 7:30 pm
November 7th- 7th/8th Grade Boys- 6 pm
High school Boys- 7:30 pm
November 8th- 3rd-5th Grade Girls- 6 pm
Middle/High School Girls- 7:30 pm
Players’ Draft Date and Time (tentative)-
Player draft for coaches to select their team will take place at the ELO clubhouse on November 11th starting with 3rd-5th Grade girls at 9 am. Each age division will be allotted with a one hour draft period. See schedule below:
9 am- 3rd-5th Grade Girls
10 am- Middle/High School Girls
11 am- 3rd/4th Grade Boys
12 pm- 5th/6th Grade Boys
1 pm- 7th/8th Grade Boys
2 pm- High School Boys
Practices- Practices will kick off on Tuesday (November 14th). Coaches will select their first week’s practice day during the draft and communicate to their team. All practices will take place either at Rock Springs or Catawba Springs Elementary.
First Day of Games- Games will kick off on November 27th.
Look forward to a great season!