Rookie Basketball registration underway – Corydon Democrat – Corydon Democrat

The YMCA of Harrison County’s Rookie Basketball program, for ages 3 to 6, is accepting registrations through Saturday, Oct. 3.

Practices will take place Monday through Friday evenings beginning Oct. 19. Games will be played on Saturday mornings Oct. 24 to Dec. 19 with no games on Nov. 21 or 28.

The cost is $60 per child for YMCA of Harrison County members and $75 per child for program participants. In response to COVID-19, as of now, masks are required for those ages 8 and older while in the facility, including during games and practices. All equipment will be sanitized after each practice and game. Social distancing and hand washing are still highly recommended and encouraged.

Participants must wear basketball shoes/sneakers and bring a water bottle each day.

Rookie Basketball is a skill developing program that promotes basketball basics in an environment which encourages fun, character development and social development.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

There will be a parent meeting Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. followed by a coaches’ meeting at 6:30.

Financial assistance is available, with support from donors, for a variety of programs, such as Rookie Basketball, as well as for memberships at the YMCA of Harrison County. It is the Y’s pledge, within its available resources, to provide services to individuals regardless of ability to pay. Those unable to pay the full fee may apply to receive sliding-scale assistance through the Open Doors program. Open Doors assistance is granted based on personal need, enrollment limitation and the Y’s financial resources.

For more information about Rookie Basketball or other youth sports programs at the YMCA of Harrison County, contact the Y at 812-734-0770 or by email at [email protected].

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