DOWNEY - The Junior High Ministry of First Baptist Church of Downey is hosting an instructional basketball league for middle school students.Kids will play officiated full-court basketball games with two 20-minute halves. Player rotations will be pre-determined so all players receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level. Games will be hosted indoors on Saturdays and, weather permitting, teams will have an outdoor 1-hour practice before each game for drills, instruction and warm-ups. Kids who join the basketball league are also required to attend the Junior High Ministry, held Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., or attend Sunday school from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost of the program is $35 per child or $60 per household, and includes a jersey, player photo, team photo and officiating. Practices and games start in January and conclude in early April with playoffs. Sign-ups start Nov. 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call Katie Tritz at (562) 923-1261, ext. 226, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the child's name, grade, sex and contact information.
********** Published: October 28, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 28