INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

About Intramural Basketball (Grades K-2)

Commissioner: Brian Doyle

Season: January - February

 

 

 

 

KINDERGARTEN - 1ST GRADE

This co-ed program is really the gem of the intramural program.  Children are broken down into various teams dividing players evenly as to have an equal distribution of kindergarten and first graders on the teams.  The beginning of each 1 hour session is dedicated to basic basketball skill instruction.  The volunteer coaches will help to get the players acquainted with shooting, passing and dribbling.  The remainder of the time is spent in "game-style" play.  Two games are played simultaneously, using the 8' baskets.  All players will get equal playing time each week.  The season finals are celebrated with a presentation of participation awards to each and every child.

 

We do have a strict age requirement - Players must be between Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Children not yet in Kindergarten are not eligible to play.

 

All players will receive a team jersey of their own. Players must wear athletic shoes. “Heelies” are strictly forbidden.

Interested in helping out through coaching, organizing, etc.

 

2ND GRADE

This co-ed program is conducted similarly to the K-1 program.  The players are broken down into various teams and receive skills instructions prior to the game play.  SJB discovered over the years that the children participating in the intramural program were ready for more of a challenge than the K-1 was providing. The 2nd Grade division was created to give these budding players more specific skills training and more game time.  Our hope is to prepare them for the full-court action of 3rd-6th Grade Intramural and inspire them to try-out for the CYO teams the following year in 3rd Grade.

Every child receives a team jersery of their own.  All players must wear athletic shoes.  "Heelies" are strictly forbidden.

 

 

Official Rules for Intramural Basketball (K-2)

  • Players shall be no younger than five years old, as of December 31st of the current school year. Players must be in the second grade or below.

  • There shall be no less than 10 players, and no more than 14 players on a team.

  • When selecting teams, every attempt will be made to accommodate friends and carpools.

  • Players will be issued an SJB intramurals t-shirt.

  • Players must wear athletic footwear – no “Heelies”.

  • Only coaches are allowed on the floor with the players, or in the bench area.

  • All coaches must be in compliance with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Safety Protection policies. (A “coach” is defined as any adult having moderate contact with the children).

  • Games will be played on 8’ baskets, utilizing a running clock - eight-minute quarters.

  • A 27” ball will be used.

  • Scores will not be kept.

 

Find K-2 Basketball League Schedules Here

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12319 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20904

Tel: 301-622-1122

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