2019 Griffith BlackCats Sign Up information
We will be holding sign ups on the following dates at Griffith First Christian Church, 202 W. Pine Street, Griffith, IN (map)
|Saturday, November 3rd||9am to noon|
|Tuesday, November 6th||6pm to 8pm|
|Saturday, November 10th||9am to noon|
|Tuesday, November 13th||6pm to noon|
|Saturday, November 17th||9am to noon|
|Grades 1 and 2||$45.00 per player *|
|Grades 3 thru HS||$75.00 per player *|
|Family rates||Capped at $125.00*|
|* $20.00 late fee for anyone that signs up after November 17th|
Saturday, December 8th at GHS starting at 10AM. Schedules for evaluations will be posted on our website and on our Facebook page before this date. Please be prepared to take your son home immediately following the completion of their evaluations.
What are evaluations?
We have all of the coaches in each division(3rd thru HS) get together and we put the players in that division through a simple basketball workout. The coaches watch and take notes. Immediately after evaluations end(usually about 30 minutes) the coaches go to the draft room and draft teams. This helps ensure fair teams are drafted…but not always. We cannot control who a coach drafts.
Kids that do not attend the evaluations are put into a blind draw at the end of the draft. Their names are associated to a number and poker chips with those numbers on them are put into a hat. Chips are pulled blindly and put on the next team up in the draft until all kids are drafted.
Games will begin on January 13th and finish March 10th with the season ending tournament beginning on March 16th and finishing on March 17th. We play on Sundays except for Super Bowl weekend(Feb. 2nd), where we play on Saturday. We will not have any games the weekend of January 20th as the High School is hosting a robotics tournament at the school.
For teams in divisions 3rd through HS, you will have one scheduled practice per week. You are free to contact other coaches to try and double up and share gym time to get your team more practice time. We all wish we could have more practice time, but we only have three gyms available to us to use. You cannot use any other gym to practice in except for the three elementary schools in Griffith.
1st and 2nd grade teams will practice on Sundays for a half hour before their scrimmage starts.
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Sign-up dates for the 2018 season: November 4th, 9am - noon November 8th, 6pm - 8pm November 15th, 6pm - 8pm November 18th, 9am - noon November 25th, 9am - noon All sign-ups will be held at Griffith First Christian Church, 202 W. Pine Street, Griffith...read more
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