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Winter Sports Registration for Grades 1-8

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Grades 1 - 6 Information

The Seven Hills Basketball Program

Overview and General Information

Please read the following information carefully. If your child wishes to participate in the Seven Hills basketball program, please download and complete the grade level appropriate forms and return the forms and a check (made payable to Seven Hills) to your division office by the due date listed below. Seven Hills does not want the registration fee to prevent anyone from participating. If you have this concern or would like the school to be aware of any special needs for your child, please attach a note to the registration form. If you have other questions, please contact the Athletic Coordinator for your division.

Grades 1 & 2 Instructional Basketball Clinic Form

Grades 3 - 6 Basketball Registration Form

Lotspeich Athletic Coordinator: Rob Starkey 728-2445, rob.starkey@7hills.org

Doherty Athletic Coordinator: Marty Gerhardt 728-2327, marty.gerhardt@7hills.org

Middle School Athletic Coordinator: Roger Schnirring 728-2443, roger.schnirring@7hills.org

Please note: A space on a Seven Hills team cannot be guaranteed if registration is received after Wednesday, October 4th.

The Seven Hills School offers a developmentally appropriate basketball program for students in Grades 1-6. First and second grade students can elect to participate in a basketball clinic in which basketball skills are introduced. Boys and Girls in grades 3 through 6 compete in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League.

1st and 2nd Grade Intramural Basketball League

Seven Hills will offer a 1st and 2nd grade coed instructional basketball intramural league. This league will provide an introduction to the game of basketball, individual instruction and game play. The Seven Hills Upper School girls and boys basketball staff and players will be coaching our “little Stingers,” with an emphasis on learning, development and having fun!

This league will run 4 weeks, on Saturday mornings in the Kalnow Gymnasium from 10:00-11:30 AM. The dates for the league will be the following: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, and 1/27. We will use adjustable lowered rims along with smaller basketballs.

The cost of the intramural league is $50.00 and includes a reversible jersey. Please complete and return the registration form, with a check made payable to Seven Hills, by Thursday, December 7th the Lotspeich or Doherty office.

CPYBL League for Boys & Girls in Grades 3-6

All third through sixth grade boys and girls who wish to play basketball must return the completed registration form and a $80.00 check (made payable to Seven Hills) to their division office by Wednesday, October 4th. This money covers uniforms, equipment, and league fees. Boys and girls from Lotspeich, Doherty and Middle School (6th graders) are combined to form grade level teams. The number of teams will be determined by the number of athletes who register to play. Team practices are scheduled twice a week and begin November 6th. Third and fourth grade teams practice and have home games at Doherty. Fifth and sixth grade teams practice and have home games at the Hillsdale campus. All games are scheduled on weekends, and league play begins in early December and concludes in mid-February. Each team will play a ten game regular season and at least one post-season tournament game.

Opportunities for Volunteering

The success of the athletic program in Grades 1-6 depends on parent volunteers, and Seven Hills appreciates the time and efforts of the volunteer coaches. If you are interested in helping coach, please indicate how you would like to help on the registration form. The athletic department will select the coaches and notify all volunteers. There will be a mandatory coaches clinic and meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 PM in the Stoehr Gym.

Grades 7 - 8 Information

Overview and registration information

All boys and girls in Grades 7 and 8 may elect to participate on a Seven Hills Basketball team. These teams compete in the Miami Valley Conference and must abide by rules set forth by the conference and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. If registration numbers dictate, Seven Hills will field ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ level teams.

Girls and boys may also choose to participate on our Middle School swim team, which will participate in the Greater Cincinnati Jr. High Swim League.

Girls may also choose to participate in gymnastics or cheerleading.

If your child is interested in participating in a winter sport, please download and complete the Registration Form for Grades 7 and 8 and return it to the Middle School office no later than Wednesday, October 4th (there is NO participation fee for 7th and 8th grade athletics). Space on a Seven Hills team cannot be guaranteed if registration is received after this date.

All students in Grades 7 and 8 participating on a Seven Hills team must have an Ohio High School Association Pre-Participation Physical form completed for the 2017-18 school year on file in the Athletic office by the first day of practice. This form is available as a download with the registration form. If your child played a fall sport, this form will be on file in the Athletic office.

If you are unsure whether you have submitted this form, please contact Amy Ilg in the Middle School Athletic office at 728-2440 or amy.ilg@7hills.org

Practice and game information

Basketball: The teams either practice or have games on most school days, and occasionally, the teams compete on the weekends. Team coaches will contact parents to inform them as to the exact dates and times of games and practices. Basketball practices are held either from 3:30-5:00 or from 5:00-6:30 on a weekly rotating basis. The student athletes are assigned to a study hall on the weeks they have the later practice. Basketball practice begins on Monday, November 6th and games are scheduled beginning in early December. Post-season league tournaments are scheduled in mid-February.

Swimming: Swim team practices will begin the week of November 6th and will be held at Norwood High School from 5:30-7:00. There will be transportation provided both to Norwood and back to Seven Hills, or students may be picked up at the practice facility at 7:00. Most meets and practices will be held on weekdays, however an occasional Saturday is a possibility.

Gymnastics: The girls gymnastic team practices three (3) days a week beginning the week of November 6th and the season ends in mid-February

PLEASE NOTE:  The OHSAA dictates that if a student athlete plays on a school team, he/she may not play concurrently for any other team. For example, a student playing basketball for Seven Hills may not also play on a select team during the same season.