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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer coaches are needed for every team. Please consider volunteering as either a head coach or assistant coach when registering your child. A criminal background check is required for all coaches.

Head Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts and will receive rosters, schedule, and uniforms. Coaches will lead drills at practices and oversee game activities.

Assistant Coaches lend a significant helping hand to head coaches at practices and games.

Scoreboard and Scorebook Volunteers are recruited by each head coach to represent the team to either operate the scoreboard or to keep the official scorebook for the game.  Please proactively communicate to your child's coaches your willingness to help.

Winter Basketball

Welcome to First Baptist Athletics - Winter Basketball 2023

The First Baptist Athletics Basketball program is designed for players of all skill levels. Our goal is to teach the game of basketball in an environment that emphasizes fun and competition without sacrificing good sportsmanship and respect for others. 

All practices and games will be held at the gymnasium at First Baptist Athletics at 8600 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN. Please enter the gym through either Door 2 or 3 from the parking lot. The boys high school division will be held in the First Baptist gym this year.

Age Divisions
Basketball divisions are offered for both boys and girls from ages 4 to 13 based on the participant's age as of January 1. 

*Please note that 5 year-old and 6 year-old practices will be held at 4:00 PM.

 Coed DivisionsGirls DivisionsBoys Divisions
4-year-olds 7-97-8
5-year-olds 10-129-10
6-year-olds 11-13
   14-18
(High School)



Season Calendar

2023 Winter Basketball Date / TimeLocation 
Registration Opens  Nov 7 
Late Fees Start  Jan 9 
Registration Closes  Feb 3 
Practices Begin  Jan 16 FBA Gym
Games Begin  Feb 2 FBA Gym
Weeknight Games Begin  Mar 6 FBA Gym
Season Ends  March 19 



Games Schedules




Practices and Games

All divisions will have one practice per week and a Saturday game, until weeknight games begin in lieu of practices, with these exceptions:

THERE ARE CHANGES TO PRACTICES AND GAME SCHEDULES FOR THE 9-10 BOYS and 11-13 BOYS AGE GROUPS FOR 2023 WINTER SESSION: 

9-10 Boys games on Sunday afternoons at NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL and practices MONDAY Nights at NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL.
 
11-13 Boys games on Sunday afternoons at NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL and practices on MONDAY Nights at NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL. 

6 Coed, 5 Coed, and 4 Coed games on Sunday afternoons at FBA.

5 COED and 4 COED will practice and play games on Sundays with some extra activities on Saturday afternoons. 

**Practices 6 year-olds will begin at 4pm during the week because of limited gym space. 

HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE WILL PLAY GAMES SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL. Schedule is TBA.


4 Year-Old & 5 Year-Old COED Division Info:
The 4 year-olds and 5 year-olds will only play on Sundays. Their division format is structured into 20-minute practices followed by a game in which the coaches are heavily involved. These divisions are a great introduction to the basic concepts of basketball. Game and practice schedules will be sent out to parents shortly after teams are published. 





Cost
The cost per participant for the season is $150 for all divisions except the 4 year-old & 5 year-old divisions, which are $110.  A $15 late fee will be charged on all registration orders submitted after 5:00 am on Jan 9th.

Equipment / Supplies

Participants should bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes, socks, shorts (or sweatpants), and t-shirts to practices and games. First Baptist Athletics will provide a game jersey. Kneepads are not required. Please DO NOT bring your own basketball to the FBA gym. We want to prevent loose basketballs that interrupt other practices/games and lost basketballs. FBA will supply basketballs. The basketball sizes and goal heights by division appear below:

DivisionBall Size  Goal height
Coed 4 & 527.0 Size Ball6 Foot Portable
Coed 627.0 Size Ball8 Foot
Boys 7-828.5 Size Ball9 Foot
Girls 7-928.5 Size Ball9 Foot
Boys 9-1028.5 Size Ball9.5 Foot
Girls 10-1228.5 Size Ball9.5 Foot
Boys 11-1329.5/Full Size Ball10 Foot




Rules
The FBA Basketball Rules can be found at:  FBA Basketball Rules.

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