Mid-November through beginning of March
Nine to 10 weeks
Currently, our season is eight games long and each game takes approximately one hour to play.
No, there are no tryouts as all kids who sign up to play in the in-house league will be placed on a team; however, all 1st thru 8th graders must attend one evaluation. Kindergarten players are NOT required to attend. All evaluations in WRS are an open-house format and take approximately 45 minutes. The evaluations will take place Monday, Noveber 10-Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm.
Practices are once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Practice times are either 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7:15 or 7:15-8:15 PM.
You may let us know if you have more than one child participating in the program and we will do our best to put them on the same team (if in the appropriate age bracket) or have them practice on the same night, however, due to the size of the league and the way individuals are placed on teams so the are evenly matched, we DO NOT accept practice night requests. We will not move a player from one team to another due to practice night conflicts. We also do not honor coaching requests unless the coach is a parent or guardian. We DO honor pratice night requests for our volunteer coaches.
Registration is preferred to be done online and begins in September, ending in mid-November. If you would rather register manually, please contact Michelle Barnett, Outreach Administrative Assistant, at 317-773-2233 ext 118.
WRS is a grade-based program, not an age-based program. We offer leagues from kindergarten through eigth grade for both boys and girls. Operating off of our fiscal calendar which runs from August - July, a boy/girl must be in Kindergarten during the season in which they are playing to participate.
Your registration fee of $80, includes a team jersey, practice t-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. All team equipment for practice and games in regard to balls, wrist-bands (for defensive guarding purposes), cones, practice jerseys (pennies), etc., is provided by the league. Players will need to have their own athletic shoes, though basketball-specific shoes are recommended, not required.
For the most part, the game rules are the same as high school basketball, but are tailored to be age and skill level appropriate.
Participants in the league are not required to be members of White River Christian Church or of any church. The league is designed as a community league open to anyone, regardless of church affiliation.
While standings are not kept, we do offer a season ending Tournament in the 4th-8th grade divisions. The league is designed to teach and emphasize fundamentally sound basketball and provide players the opportunity to compete.
Anyone is eligible to apply to coach in the league, however, we do complete background checks on all coaching applicants and reserve the right to accept or decline coaches on the basis of our discretion.