Bell Co. youth basketball holding registration

Published 11:50 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Bell Count Bobcats and Lady Cats Youth Basketball League will be taking place beginning Jan. 6 and running through Feb. 10. Registration forms have been sent out and registration is currently taking place. If you need a registration form, one can be picked up at Bell County High School or at any of the six Bell County grade schools.

Registration forms will also be available at Fuson Sports in Pineville and Hibbett Sports in Middlesboro. The cost of the Youth League will be $30, with discounts for siblings.

The league will be for both boys and girls ages 4-12 years old. Age Divisions will include: 4-6 year olds, 7-8 year old boys, 7-8 year old girls, 9-10 year old boys, 9-10 year old girls, 11-12 year old boys and 11-12 year old girls.

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All players ages 4-6 will be placed into a developmental/instructional group where they will work on fundamentals such as ball-handing, passing, shooting, and defense through drill work. All other age groups will have fundamental work and a four quarter game. Age divisions may be adjusted based on the number of players at each group.

Each child will go through an evaluation day on Saturday at Bell Central School Center. Based on the evaluation, players will be drafted on a team that falls into their age division. Evaluation times on Saturday will include: 7-8 year old boys (9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.), 9-10 year old boys (9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.), 11-12 year old boys (10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.), 7-8 year old girls (11:15 a.m. – noon), 9-10 year old girls (noon – 12:45 p.m.), 11-12 year old girls (12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.).

Ages 4-6 year old will not have an evaluation on Saturday. It will be a registration day for any that may need to do so. Four to 6 year olds can register at any time on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration forms can be turned in early to the front office of your school or dropped off at Bell County High School. Players can also register on the day of player evaluations on Saturday. Games will be each Saturday from Jan. 6 until Feb. 10 with a championship tournament on the last Saturday.