Youth Sports Code of Conduct

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

Youth Basketball Coaching Resource 1A 

Youth Basketball Coaching Resource 1B 

Youth Basketball Coaching Resource 1C

Youth Basketball Coaching Resource 2

Youth Basketball Coaching Resource 3

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

K-1-2 Basketball rules revised 2015

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.
Fee:  Free
Age:  5th Grade and above
Bracket Available: March 2017 in front office or Control desk
Bracket Returned: