LSA’s House and Travel Basketball will unfortunately be cancelled this year. Due to Covid-19, school gyms as well as several area gyms are not available. We have worked closely with Play Hard Hoops in past years, and they are able to offer programs this winter, skills sessions, basketball leagues and travel feeder leagues. Please see their website for more information, Play Hard Hoops website.
The recreational basketball program is dedicated to developing all aspects of the player’s game and is designed to teach and develop fundamental basketball skills in a fun and instructional environment. All children are given the opportunity to play and learn, with the emphasis on sportsmanship and becoming “athletes first, winning second.”
Lincolnshire Sports Association offers recreational basketball leagues for boys and girls in 1st through 8th grades. We also offer a short kindergarten program run by Play Hard Hoops. The basketball season runs from late November through March and consists of 1 practice during the week and 1 weekend game. Games and practices will be held in the District 103 school gyms.
Kindergarten / 1st Grade Coed / 2nd Grade Coed / 3rd-4th Grade Boys / 3th-5th Grade Girls / 5th-6th Grade Boys / 6th-8th Grade Girls / 7th-8th Grade Boys
Prior to the start of registration and while registration is ongoing, we are unable to determine exact practice days and times. This will be determined once registration is complete in mid-November. As part of the registration process, you will be able to indicate which days your child can and cannot practice. This will help us place your child on a team that practices on a day that works with your schedule. We will make every effort to accommodate each child’s schedule. However, at this time, we cannot make specific guarantees of practice days or times.
Space for house practices is very limited. We can only use the District 103 gyms when they are open and available to us. Because they are not available until 7:00 PM on weeknights (for Sprague and HD) and 6:30 PM (for DW), practices for basketball will tend to start later than other sports. This is the case for all ages, including 1st and 2nd graders. We make every effort to have the younger children practice earlier.
Also, we will hold practices on every weeknight, including Fridays, if necessary. We understand that Friday practices are not ideal for many, but since we have limited space we may have to hold some practices on Friday nights.
LSA basketball is an all-volunteer organization. We are always in need of volunteers to serve as Commissioner, Head Coach, or Assistant Coach. Our teams should ideally be led by parent-coaches, and we appreciate the contribution of everyone who is able to volunteer. You can easily volunteer when you register your child, or by contacting our Directors. If we aren’t able to find enough parent-volunteers to coach our teams, then we turn to high school volunteers to coach our kids in order for our program to run. If a team is coached by high school students, we are requiring a parent from that team to be the team parent and will be responsible for bathroom breaks, ensuring all the kids on the team is picked up, and covering for the high school coaches if they have a conflict.
Any questions please contact Mark Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org.