FUNdamental Basketball League
The City of Athens Parks and Recreation department operates the Athens FUNdamental basketball league. Registration for the 2022-2023 season is November 1st-28th. The league is for boys and girls ranging in age from pre-k through 6th grade. The focus of this league is to teach the fundamentals of basketball, introduce new players to the game, and to improve the health of the players through physical exercise. This is done with a maximum two-hour per week commitment, with one hour set aside for practice and one hour for games and with all players playing a minimum of two complete quarters of each game. Players, in grades 3rd-6th, are placed on teams based on a skills assessment and draft. The skills assessment will be held on Monday, November 28 at 6pm at Westside Elementary for 3rd - 6th graders only. Pre-k through 2nd grade do not have a skills assessment. The cost is $75 per player, which includes a reversible NBA jersey and matching shorts, a basketball, secondary medical insurance for each player, background checks for coaches, and game official expenses.
Practices will begin in December and are held at Athens City elementary schools during the week. There will be a weekly skills night for 3rd grade and up. Games are currently scheduled for the following Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28, and February 4, 11, 18, 25, with the possibility of some Friday evening games, at Athens City Middle School.
The League is coached by volunteers and anyone wishing to be a coach, assistant coach or league volunteer must complete a coach/volunteer application, must pass a background check. Coaches must also complete the online training courses below.
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