By Joe Veyera
Sundays this fall are going to the next generation of basketball players at the Ballard Boys & Girls Club (1767 NW 64th St).
For boys and girls between the ages of five and nine, the Lil’ Dribblers program offered by Hoopaholics at the Ballard Boys & Girls Club is open to kids of any skill level. Every Sunday between September 14 and November 2, young hoopsters can take part in the Skills 1 class (which includes skill building activities, along with drills and games) between 11 a.m. and noon, before taking part in league games between noon and 12:45 p.m.
Both the class and league are coached by Nathan Hale girls basketball head varsity coach Katy Doughty. The cost of the league and skills class is $189, or $99 for league play only. New players must all pay $10 for a jersey shirt on the first day (September 14). A Skills 2 class is set to be offered in the winter with more advanced instruction. To register your child for the Lil’ Dribblers program, click here.
For kids entering fourth and fifth grade this fall, boys and girls training will be offered by Ballard Youth Basketball from 1 to 2 p.m., with league play from 2 to 3 p.m. every Sunday from September 14 to November 16. Sixth through eighth grade boys can take part in training from 3 to 4 p.m., with league play from 4 to 5 p.m. The full season cost for each of these programs is $199, and includes a reversible jersey. Parents can also sign their children up for half season for $125, which includes up to 6 weeks of training, league play, and a reversible jersey.
For more information, or to register for the program, click here.