ERC/Lady Spartan Basketball Camp This exciting new camp for incoming EMS 7th and 8th graders will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30! Each camp will spend time working on the fundamentals of passing, shooting, rebounding and defensive positioning. Camp will also focus on offensive and defensive sets, press/press breakers, set plays and conditioning. Camp will be lead by EMS coaching staff. Ages: EMS incoming 7th and 8th graders Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm Fee: $60 Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays from June 6th to July 13th Registration Opens: Monday, April 17th Location: Emporia High School Gym Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver
Hornet Basketball Camp: Emporia State Head Basketball Coach Shaun Vandiver and his staff will offer an outstanding basketball camp for youth basketball players. Camps for kids 5-9 years of age will concentrate on shooting, passing, ball handling and defense. Camp for players 10-14 years of age will concentrate on all aspects of the game. Come ready to have a good time and learn the fundamentals of basketball. Bring your basketball shoes.
Ages: 5-9 years Ages: 10-14 years
Fee: $60.00 Fee: $60.00
Times: 9:00-11:00am Times: 11:30am-1:30pm
Session 1 Dates: June 5-8 Registration Opens: Monday, April 17 Registration Closes: Friday, May 26
Session 2 Dates: June 19-22 Registration Opens: Monday, April 17 Registration Closes: Friday, June 9
Location: ERC Gymnasium Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver
ERC/Lady Spartan Basketball Academy Are you a beginner basketball player, are you a seasoned professional or are you somewhere in between? All levels are welcome to join EHS Head Basketball Coach Carolyn Lee as she leads you through the fundamentals of basketball! Passing, catching, dribbling, defensive positioning and rebounding are just some of the basic skills Coach Lee will provide. The girls will receive two hours of fundamental basketball training followed by two hours of swimming at the Jones Aquatic Center. The Academy will meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:30pm. We will bus the girls from the Emporia High School to the Jones Aquatic Center and parents will pick up their child from the JAC. Ages: 8-12 years Fee: $70/month/child Time: 1:30 to 5:30pm Min/Max: 15/40 Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays in June and July (starts June 6) Registration Opens: Monday, April 17 Location: Emporia High School Gym Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver
3rd – 6th grade Youth Basketball This program prepares children from 3rd to 6th grade for organized basketball. We participate in the Scott Brown Traveling Basketball League with surrounding communities. This program will reinforce both offensive and defensive skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, and defensive fundamentals. The main emphasis of the program is to ensure skill development in all age levels in a fun learning environment. There will be a 2-week Skills Clinic prior to assigning teams, focusing on basketball fundamentals. The league will play a traveling schedule on Saturdays.
Pre-League Skills Clinic: Teams Decided: Practices Begin: December 2017 Games Begin: Fees: $30/USD #253 Resident $35/ Non-Resident Grade: 3rd & 4th – Saturday mornings 5th & 6th – Saturday Mornings Registration Closes: December 2017 Location: ERC gym/out of town
Kindergarten, 1st/2nd Basketball This program will teach basic skills, good sportsmanship, and the ability to perform as a member of a team. This program will reinforce dribbling, passing, shooting, and offensive and defensive skills. The main emphasis of this program is an ongoing effort to continue skill development in all levels of this program in a FUN, LEARNING environment. The leagues will be coed and will offer a mix of practices and games. There will be practices and games on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Kindergarteners will be in a separate league from 1st/2nd graders.
Grade: Kindergarten, 1st/2nd graders Fee: $30/USD253 Residents $35/ Non-Residents Registration Closes: January 2018 Starting Date: Minimum: 30/league Location: Riverside Elementary Gymnasium/ERC Gymnasium
Micro Basketball teaches children, ages 3-5, basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents basic sports mechanics without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Sessions are held once a week for six weeks. Each week the exercises become increasingly more difficult as the class progresses and the children show improvement. A parent or significant adult must attend the class and participate with the child. Classes will be held on Wednesdays. Each child will receive a free mini basketball for participating in the program.
Age: 3 – 5 year olds Fee: $25/USD253 Residents and $30 / Non-Residents Registration Closes : January 2018 Starting Date: Length: 5 weeks Min/Max: 5/15 -parent/child per session Location: ERC Gymnasium Session A 5:45-6:15 pm Session B 6:30-7:00 pm
Youth Fee Waiver Scholarship Policy The Emporia Recreation Center will follow the guidelines used by USD253 to determine the qualifications for free or reduced price meals. Those who reside in the USD253 school district and are enrolled in Kindergarten through Tenth grade, may apply for a fee waiver by contacting the Emporia Recreation Main Office. Those eligible for free lunches will have a $5.00 co-pay per activity, those with reduced lunches will pay half of the cost of the activity. All fee waiver participants are limited to six activities per year (August through July). Your 2012/2013 Food Service Eligibility letter must be shown at time of registration.
Tournament Challenge March Madness is here and another NCAA Champion will be crowned. Do you have the skill and knowledge to pick the winner? Stop by the Emporia Recreation Commission and pick up an official NCAA Tournament Bracket. Fill it out and return it by 3/19/15. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finalists. The only thing it might cost you is your pride. Only one tournament bracket per person. Points will be updated every Monday. A final score for the championship game will be used as a tie breaker.
Age: 5th Grade and above
Bracket Available: March 2017 in front office or Control desk