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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.

Spring Basketball

Welcome to First Baptist Athletics - Spring Basketball!

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. 


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 1st. 

*Please note that 5 year-old and 6 year-old practices may be held at 4 PM if we have significant numbers registered for our Spring Session. 


 Coed DivisionsGirls DivisionsBoys Divisions
4 year-old 7-97-8
5 year-old 10-129-10
6 year-old 11-13
  



Season Calendar

Registration Opens2/19  
   
 Late Fees3/23  
   
 Registration Closes4/27  
   
 Practices BeginWeek of 3/30  
   
 Games Begin4/11  
   
 Weeknight Games BeginWeek of 4/27  
   
 Season Ends 5/16 



Games Schedules
TBD

Practices and Games

All divisions will have one practice per week and a Saturday game until the weeknight games begin in lieu of practices.  There are some exceptions:  9-10 Boys games are on Thursday nights (not Saturday), 11-13 Boys games are on Friday nights (not Saturday), and the 4 year-old division format is structured into 20 minute fundamentals (dribbling, shooting, passing) practices followed by a game in which the coaches are heavily involved. The 4 year-old division participants are too young to play full games; however, this division is a great introduction to the basic concepts of basketball. The 4 year-old schedule is as follows:

4 YEAR OLD Calendar  
   
 Practices and Games Begin4/11  
   
 Practices and Games End5/16  
   
   
   
   
   


Cost
The cost per participant for the season is $90 for all divisions. A $15 late fee will be charged on all registration orders submitted after 6:00am on March 23, 2020. 

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. Basketball sizes and goal heights by division appear below:

DivisionBall Size  Goal height
Coed 4 & 527.0 Size Ball6 Foot Portable
Coed 628.5 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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