The Oshkosh Recreation Department is excited to offer our community the opportunity to participate in our NEW youth basketball league!
We are committed to providing you and your child a positive youth sports experience that will develop a passion and lifelong enjoyment of the game.
Fees: $30 Resident; $35 Non-resident
How will teams be determined? We will start by dividing teams up by school location, and then fill in the gaps based on geographical location. There won't be a "draft." Each child is guaranteed to play at least 50% of the time, all of the time!
Who will coach the teams? Our sports leagues will typically rely on great vounteer coaches, often a parent, guardian, relative or sibling (21 or older) to fill these roles. Volunteer coaches will be approved by the ORD upon completion of our volunteer application and receipt of a satisfactory criminal backgound report. We will provide each of the coaches with training and lesson plans that can be used and built upon each week. There will be a mandatory Coach Meeting on Wednesday, Jan 5 at 6:00pm at the Recreation Department Office.
What is the focus of this league? Our leagues will focus on skill development, building confidence, friendships and teamwork. When surveyed, 9 out of 10 kids say that HAVING FUN is their #1 reason to play sports - NOT winning - and we will follow this model from Day 1. Your child can expect to have one scheduled practice per week, and we will strive to have consistent game times and locations so that you know what to expect. At no time will your child be expected to travel out of the Oshkosh Area School District.
Game Dates for ALL GRADES (Location and Time TBA): Saturdays: Jan 22 and 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
Practice Dates - Grades 1 & 2 (Location and Time TBA): Mondays: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7
Practice Dates for Grades 3 & 4 (Location and Time TBA): Tuesdays: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8
Practice Dates for Grades 5 & 6 (Location and Time TBA): Thursdays: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10