2020 FALL INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL
We are EXCITED to bring our instructional program to Silver Spring at Banneker MS! Our number one priority is having fun, learning how to play the game, and focusing on good sportsmanship.
Format: This is an instructional program that will be led by our professional staff but we encourage parents to volunteer as coaches to assist in making your child's experience a great one! Kids will be organized into age-appropriate groups where they will receive 60-75 minutes of instructions and play each week. Instructors will guide the kids through age-appropriate drills and games however, the primary emphasis will focus more on development of the player's skills than it does on games. Kids will then be divided into teams to get actual game play each week.
Coaches: All coaches are i9 Sports Certified and undergo a background check. We are always looking for volunteer coaches! If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION, which can be found under the COACHES drop-down tab on our website.
All applicants are subject to a background check. Not all volunteers will be approved/assigned to coach a team. If we have too many assistant coaches and not enough head coaches, some assistant coaches may have to assume the role as head coach. Our staff will reach out to you after the final registration deadline to confirm whether or not your services as a volunteer coach will be needed for this season.
Registration: After the FINAL REGISTRATION deadline, any remaining available positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If your registration was received after the final registration deadline, you may still make buddy or coach requests but they cannot be guaranteed.
Schedules: Prior to the completion of registration, we plan for programs to begin anywhere between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Please keep these time ranges in mind when scheduling other activities. Schedules will be distributed when rosters are finalized; approximately 7-10 days before Opening Day. At that time, parents will receive an email indicating the player's team number, identify the instructor, and confirming the player's start time.
Refunds: Prior to the FINAL REGISTRATION deadline, refunds are available, less a $30 handling charge. Alternatively 100% of the registration fee can be credited toward a future season. There are no refunds after the FINAL REGISTRATION deadline. There are no refunds due to weather-related cancellations.
What You Need for Opening Day:
· Tennis shoes
· Jerseys will be handed out by your coach
· Add our weather hotline to your contacts: 888-211-7265 and "OPT IN" to receive text alerts.
· Upon arrival, please know your child's team number
· Water bottle