Children’s Basketball

CHILDREN'S BASKETBALL

AGES 6-13

Registration for the 2017-2018 season has gone to waitlist (except for U8 Girls)

The Children's Basketball League is for boys and girls 6 to 13 years old (age as of January 1, 2018).  Boys and girls will play in separate leagues (not coed).  The cost of registration is $75.


Team Placement

As our Sports Ministry has grown to the extent that we now have more than 3000 participants annually, the number of "same team player requests" and "specific coach requests" has reached the point that we are no longer able to accommodate all the requests due to time constraints along with our desire to attempt to create "equally skilled" teams.

With that being said, as this is a ministry in which we use sports as a way to reach new families (outreach requests), we will accommodate a request to play on the same team if the person you have invited has not previously participated in a Colonial Sports Ministry league.

In addition to this we are unfortunately not able to honor specific date and time requests.

In rare instances, we will allow a skilled 5-year-old to play in the U8 (6 & 7 years old) division, or allow a very skilled player to play in an older age division. In both cases, you MUST first contact us for approval.

 

Practices

  • One hour on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings
  • 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, or 7:45 practice times.
  • Practices start the week of December 11th.
  • The registration allows you to choose one night you cannot practice on.
  • Younger teams will practice earlier if coach availability allows.

Games

Games are played on Saturdays. The season will begin on Saturday, January 6th and conclude on Saturday, February 17th (7 games).

The following game times are likely but not guaranteed. They may change from season to season

U8 Boys8-12U8 Girls10-12
U10 Boys8-1:30U10 Girls12:30-3:30
U12 Boys1:30-5:30U12 Girls3:30-5:30
U14 Boys5:30-7:30U14 Girls5:30-7:30

The U8 league uses a 27.5" ball and the U10-U14 leagues use a 28.5" ball. The U8 league plays on 8' goals, the U10 league plays on 9' goals, and the U12-U14 leagues play on 10' goals.

Testimonial

"We are so grateful for your tremendous effort in this ministry. At a neighborhood party last weekend, we had a couple that does not attend our church but does participate in basketball at Colonial commenting on how efficient and well run the evaluation nights went. Last year was their first year with us, and the father spoke about how much they liked the devotions done with the team. We see that this ministry is reaching far and wide into our community, and making a real impact in the lives of families all around us." Teresa

Practice Night/Time Change Request

2017-18 Registrations

U8 Boys WaitlistU8 Girls
U10 Boys WaitlistU10 Girls Waitlist
U12 Boys WaitlistU12 Girls Waitlist
U14 Boys WaitlistU13 Girls Waitlist

Helpful Materials

Practice MapGame Map
Children's Basketball CalendarParent & Coach Handbook
Concussion Symptoms

Coach's Corner

Children's Basketball Coach RegistrationMinistry Volunteer Application
Parent/Coach HandbookCoach's Meeting Video

Referee & Scorekeeper Info

Referee RegistrationMinistry Volunteer Application
Scorekeeper Registration

League Rules

U8 RulesU10-U12 RulesU14 Rules