Children's Basketball

The Athens First United Methodist Church Recreation Committee is looking forward to the 2019-2020 Children's Basketball season!

You may notice that there are many exciting changes to our program for this season; including an opportunity for your child to participate in three basketball skills clinics instructed by professional clinicians, a shorter game schedule that is more inline with competitive basketball leagues in our area, and more opportunities for parent involvement.  

Along with learning the game of basketball and building athletic skills, we look forward to families, teams, and coaches growing together in their knowledge of Christ. Registration is open now! Please contact Sarah Beth Barger if you have any questions or concerns. 

Important Dates | Coaching InformationLeague Information | Registration

 Important Dates 

Age Control Date: January 1, 2020
Registration Period: September 9-October 25
Clinics: November 4, 5, 7 & November 11, 12, 14 
Team Formation Clinics: November 18,  19, 21
Practices Begin: Week of December 1
Games Begin: Week of January 4

There will be no practice on the following dates:
December 24-26, 31
January 1-2, 20

Coaching Information
-If you are interested in volunteering as a coach or assistant coach, you can indicate your interest on the registration form or contact Sarah Beth.

League Information:

-Pre-k (must be 4 by 1/1/2020): Coed teams are assigned by the Recreation Committee and will be balanced for age and gender as much as possible. Pre-k team practices and games are on Saturday mornings; all practices and games will be held in the Athens First United Methodist Church gym. Registration fee is $70 and includes instruction from professional clinicians, game jersey, and 6 regular season games.

-Kindergarten: Coed teams are assigned by the Recreation Committee and will be balanced for age and gender as much as possible. Kindergarten teams will practice during the week and will have games on Saturday mornings; all practices and games will be held in the Athens First United Methodist Church gym. Registration fee is $70 and includes instruction from professional clinicians, game jersey, and 6 regular season games.

-Grade 1: Teams are divided by gender. Players will be evaluated prior to being placed on teams. Team assignments will be made by the Recreation Committee; teams will be balanced by skill evaluations. First grade teams will practice one weeknight per week; games will be on Saturdays. All practices and games will take place in the Athens First United Methodist Church gym. Registration fee is $75 and includes instruction from professional clinicians, game jersey, and 6 regular season games.

- Grade 2: Teams are divided by gender. Players will be evaluated prior to being placed on teams. Team assignments will be made by the Recreation Committee; teams will be balanced by skill evaluations. Second grade teams will practice one weeknight evening per week; games will be on Saturdays. All practices and games will take place in the Athens First United Methodist Church gym. Registration fee is $75 and includes instruction from professional clinicians, game jersey, and 6 regular season games.

-Grade 3: Teams are divided by gender. Players will be evaluated prior to being placed on teams by the Recreation Committee. Third grade teams will practice one weeknight per week; games will be played on Fridays or Saturdays. Registration fee is $75 and includes instruction from professional clinicians, game jersey, and 6 regular season games.

Grades 2 & 3 will have an opportunity to participate in a one day tournament on Saturday, February 22.

Sarah Beth Barger |  

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Registration
Registration will take place September 9 -October 25.

Register Now!

Please mail checks to:
Athens First United Methodist Church
attn: Sarah Beth Barger
327 N. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30601