Intramural Basketball for 2nd and 3rd graders

St. Charles Borromeo is happy to announce that we will offer the intramural basketball program for students in 2nd and 3rd grades. We would like to get team and schedule information out before Christmas break and need your help returning this permission consent form in a timely fashion.

We will be playing by Minnesota State High School League rules with a number of youth modifications. The baskets will be lowered to 8.5 feet, which will bring the free-throw line closer to the basket and help develop proper shooting form and give them more opportunities for success.  The fee for this program is $10.00, payable to the St. Charles Athletic Department.

The season generally runs from early January through mid February. Practices and games will usually be held on Friday nights (this will be determined by the number of players we have sign up).  There may be a few exceptions to this routine, however, we will limit them as best we can.  Once we know the number of players that have signed up, we will be able to determine the schedule for the season.  All of the coaches are volunteers who spend a great deal of time teaching your child/children about the game of basketball.  The success of this program is largely due to the wonderful commitment of parent volunteers. (All coaches must meet the essential 3 volunteer requirements as stated by the archdiocese:  up-to-date background check, code of conduct, and safe environment training.)

The purpose of this school sponsored program is to teach the students basic basketball skills.  It will allow them the opportunity to have some fun, be active, and compete with their peers in an atmosphere where sportsmanship will be emphasized.  This experience will allow them to develop solid fundamentals and learn what it means to be part of a team.

If you would be interested in coaching or co-coaching a team, please indicate that in the appropriate space provided.  If you have any further questions, please contact me at 612-787-1145 or tcarpenter@stchbs.org.  Thank you!

Sincerely,

Mr. Tony Carpenter & the IM Basketball Staff

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