Group Practices will be the format for this program. All groups will use the volunteer coaches to conduct a predetermined, circuit style group practice every practice night. The Circuit Style group practices will focus on basic fundamental of ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, line drills, conditioning and break time. All coaches will work with all participants in their age group. This will help make sure everyone gets the same instruction as outlined by Batesville Parks & Recreation. If your child is in Kindergarten, 1st grade or 2nd grade, practices will be held weekday evenings from 5pm-6pm OR Saturday mornings at 9am (if no game that day). If your child is in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade or 6th grade, practices will be held weekday evenings from 6pm-7pm OR Saturday mornings at 10am (if no game that day).
Kindergarten will have reversible jerseys and have teams made on Saturday mornings, depending on number of participants available. Coaches will assign players to teams at random, then coach their team throughout the day.
All other groups will have designated teams and coaches for games the entire season, practices will always be group coaching, circuit format.
Finding coaches is one thing that can delay the start of this program and we are still looking for coaches in all age groups. If you are interested in helping, please contact Lowen Lermitte as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 698-2427.