2019-20 Basketball Program
Welcome to the 2019-20 Abernethy Basketball Program!
Please note that leagues are working a little different than they have in years past, so please be sure to read through all of the information to make sure you are registering your player for the correct league.
Kindergarten Through 2nd Grade Coed (December - March):
Registration will open October 14 and close at midnight on November 2, 2019. No late registrations will be accepted. Your child does not need to be enrolled at Abernethy in order to participate in this community program.
Cost for the league will be $65 and includes a shirt/uniform. Teams will be formed by November 16 and practice starts at the beginning of December. Your child will be placed on a team based upon their availability. We try to accommodate at least one friend request, but schedules sometimes don't make that possible.
All teams will be coached by parent volunteers, so please consider helping coach (indicate your interest during registration). Each team will also need a team parent to help with bench management during games. No basketball experience is necessary.
Practices (one per week) start in December and games start in January and will be played on Fridays at Abernethy before 6pm. The league will end in early March.
Games are played on 8 foot hoops with modified rules that support development of all players.
If you have a 2nd grade GIRL who can play on 10 foot hoops and is ready for real basketball rules, you can come to Assessments for 3rd+ grade (assessments for them are on October 8th from 5-6pm).
If you have a 2nd grade BOY who can play on 10 foot hoops and is ready for real basketball rules, you should consider registering for the Cleveland Jr. Warriors Rec Team (see the Cleveland Boys Youth Basketball website for info).
3rd–5th Grade Girls (November - March):
Girls MUST come to assessments on Tuesday, October 8th at Abernethy, dressed and ready to play, in order to be placed on a team:
3rd/4th girls come from 5-6pm
4th/5th grade girls come from 6-7pm
*If you can't make it on the hour, expect to play around the half hour (each girl will play for 30 mins).
At 3rd grade, we will make evenly skilled teams.
4th and 5th grade will have a competitive team and a recreational team.
Games will be played on the weekends with occasional tournaments. The cost for the competitive team will be slightly higher than the recreational team. Recreational teams will be around $150 (cost is based upon our gym use fees). Scholarships are available to those in need. Please see the school counselor for this.
Registration will close shortly after assessments and fees will be due. No late registrations will be accepted. Teams will be formed by the end of October and practices start at the beginning of November. Dates and times of practices vary by grade level. We will not be making practice times based upon player availability at this grade level.
3rd–5th Grade Boys:
Boys in 3rd through 5th grades will be playing in the Cleveland High School Youth Basketball League. This is now a year-round program, and all information is available on the Cleveland Boys Youth Basketball website.