2018-19 Basketball Season Details

About Connect Sports Basketball

Connect Sports Basketball was created to foster the development of Christian faith, character and leadership in our youth while teaching the fundamentals of basketball.  While participating in Connect Sports Basketball we introduce and evaluate basic footwork, dribbling and shooting skills.  We discuss common violations.  We also introduce and evaluate defense and rebounding. We teach position roles and responsibilities of the players.  We review traveling, double dribble and palming the ball.

After each game we review game performance, discuss positions on the court and promote skill development. We promote and teach offensive movement and teach court spacing.  Our coaches are trained to coach through improvements and encourage skill development.  We focus on sportsmanship and team unity.

During a student's training they will also develop character and integrity through devotional studies provided by their coach and Connect Sports leaders.  Our philosophy is born from the belief that God's great love calls us to compete with integrity and to demonstrate discipline in the context of competition.   We believe that pursuing excellence, student athletes learn character building lessons to be all that they can be.

2018-19 Season Schedule:

Early Bird Registration opens: November 1, 2018.
Registration Ends: December 14, 2018

Evaluations:
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Eden Church 1938 Eden Rd., Mason, MI
Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Eden Church 1938 Eden Rd., Mason, MI
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Eden Church 1938 Eden Rd., Mason, MI

Game Days: Eight weeks of Saturday Games begin January 26, 2019 and are played at Eden Church & The ROC.

Picture Day: February 2, 2019

How to Register:

Early Registration before December 1st: Cost per basketball player is $70.00 and $60.00 per additional player.
Registration after December 1st: Cost per basketball player is $80.00 and $70.00 per additional player.

Who to contact:

Carolyn Hyde, Lee Larner and Dutch Dockter are our Connect Sports Leadership Team.  If you have questions, please contact them at the following:

Carolyn Hyde, Mason First Church of the Nazarene: carolyn@playconnectsports.org
Lee Larner, Eden United Brethren: (517) 896-4236
Dutch Dockter, Mason Community Church: (517) 204-0512

Resources:

2019 Basketball & Cheer Schedule
2019 Pre-K to 6th Grade Coaches Guide
2019 Referee Guide
2018-19 School Flyer
2019 Basketball Devotionals

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