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2017-2018 Season Information

Registration Dates:

2nd-7th Grades: September 29th – October 13th

K-1st Grades: November 7th – 30th

*** No late registration will be accepted *** 

To Register online click here or the image below:

Online Reg Button
To register in person:
Homewood Community Center Business Office
1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm

Age Groups:
Boy’s Divisions: Kindergarten / 1st Grade / 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade / 4th Grade / 5th Grade / 6th Grade / 7th Grade
Girl’s Divisions: Kindergarten / 1st Grade / 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade / 4th Grade / 5th Grade / 6th Grade

* if a 6th grade girls team is formed it will play in the OTM League *

* Divisions are subject to be combined based on levels of participation *
* Kindergarten and 1st Grade divisions subject to Co-ed combinations based on level of participation *

Program Fee:
2nd-7th Grades: $85 Homewood Residents / $150 Non-Residents
Kindergarten & 1st grade: $50 Homewood Residents / $100 Non-Residents


Homewood Youth Basketball Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my child does not make the 7th grade team will they still have time to register?
A:
Yes, registration for these age divisions will remain open until after tryouts.

Q: When and where are Evaluations?
A:
All evaluations will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at the Homewood Community Center

 – 2nd Grade Boys1:00pm
 – 3rd Grade Boys3:00pm
 – 4th & 5th Grade Boys4:00pm (Only boys that did not play last season)
 – 6th & 7th Grade Boys – No Evaluations

 – 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls2:00pm
 – 4th & 5th Grade Girls4:00pm (Only girls that did not play last season)
– 6th Grade Girls – No Evaluations

 – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Divisions – No Evaluations

Q: Is placement on a team guaranteed?
A: Yes, as long as you register your child before the registration deadline.

Q: Can my child play in a higher age group?
A1:
Contact: Matt Collins (Boys Divisions)
A1: Contact: Alissa Brock (Girls Divisions)
*see below for contact information*

Q: What size basketball does each grade division use?
A:
27.5 youth size / 28.5 women’s size / 29.5 men’s size

Kindergarten – 27.5
– 1st Grade – 27.5

2nd Grade Boys – 28.5
3rd Grade Boys – 28.5
4th Grade Boys – 28.5
5th Grade Boys – 28.5
6th & 7th Grade Boys – 29.5

2nd & 3rd Grade Girls – 28.5
4th & 5th Grade Girls – 28.5
6th & 7th Grade Girls – 28.5

Q: When will practices begin and where do they take place?
A1: (2nd-7th grade teams) Most teams will begin practice the first week of November 2017. Teams typically practice once or twice a week on weeknights at the Homewood Community Center, Lee Center, Edgewood Elementary, Hall-Kent Elementary, Shades Cahaba Elementary, or Homewood Middle School. Your child’s coach will contact you with the specific location, date, and time. The younger age groups are encouraged to practice during the earliest available time frame.

A2: (Kindergarten & 1st Grade – Developmental Leagues) will begin the first week of January 2018. These age groups will not have a scheduled practice during the week. Instead, they will have a 30 minute practice on Saturdays followed immediately by a game; game/practice locations TBA.

Q: When do the league games begin?
A1:  2nd-7th grade games will begin on or around the first weekend of December 2017. Actual start dates will depend on registrations and gym availability.
A2: Kindergarten & 1st Grade league games will begin January 2018.

Q: When are the games played?
A1:
  Mostly Saturdays during the regular season games depending on gym availability games could be played between 9am – 5pm. We may play a few weeknight games this season depending on gym availability.

A2: During the end of the season tournament there is a chance that some games could be scheduled during the week.

Q: How long is the Youth Basketball season?
A1: (2nd– 7th grade) the season usually begins in early November and runs through late February.
A2: (Kindergarten & 1st grade) 8 weeks – early January thru late February.

Q: What does the registration fee cover?
A:
Jersey, shorts, referees and awards for teams finishing in 1st and 2nd place. All K-1st graders playing in the coed developmental league will receive an award.

Q: What type of shoes does my child need?
A:
We prefer high top basketball shoes.

Q: Does this league travel to play games?
A:
Our goal is for enough girls and boys to register so that we can have enough teams in each age group so that teams do not have to travel to play games. However in past years, sometimes the girl’s teams have had to travel to Vestavia and/or Trussville. 7th grade boys may also travel at times.

Q: How can we help so that we don’t have to travel to play games?
A:
Recruit children to play (especially girls).

Q: I would like to be a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach, What do I need to do?
A1:
Contact – Matt Collins or Alissa Brock

A2: While registering your child online be sure to check on his/her form that you would like to coach.

Q: Who do I contact if I would like more information about OTM (Over the Mountain) basketball league?
A: For information about this competitive/travel league please contact: L.J. Rouse at 205-368-5723 (or) lj.rouse3@gmail.com

Q: I have a question that is not addressed above. What should I do?
A: see contact information below

For additional league information please contact:

2nd – 7th Grade Boys Questions: Matt Collins @ matt.collins@homewoodal.org  (or) 332-6713
2nd-6th Girls / Kindergarten & 1st Grade Questions: Alissa Brock @ alissa.thurmond@homewoodal.org (or) 332-6715

Athletic Coordinator: Jakob Stephens: 332-6709 (or) jakob.stephens@homewoodal.org