: ELS Basketball

Wednesday, September 25
2014/15 East Louisville Sports Basketball Leagues Information

ELS 2014/15 Basketball Leagues

 Welcome to the 2014/15 season of basketball at East Louisville Sports!

Online Registration Begins October 1st. A link will be posted on Home Page.

Tryouts in November TBA.

The home for ELS basketball is the newly renovated Eastern High School which has two gyms.  Note-some games MAY be played at other locations if necessary.

Plenty of parking and concessions will be available during games.

Coaches will contact players after draft.  Practices will begin by the end of November. 

GAMES begin the first weekend of December
Once coaches have selected teams, games scheduled will be created. 

Schedule includes up to 10 games (depending on weather/other factors).

Due to holidays, no games Dec 24-25 or Dec 31 and Jan 1.

End of Season Tournaments (for ages 7 and above):
Tourney begins in February.  Wraps up by March 1.

Any guestions or comments, please contact:
Jimmy Kittila, ELS Basketball Commissioner.
Email: Basketball@EastLouisvilleSports.com.

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Handout: 2014-15 ELS Basketball Info

Friday, November 4
East Louisvile Sports - Basketball FAQ - see the answers!

East Louisville Sports (ELS) Basketball

 Registration: ELS holds online registration and in person registration.  Times and locations are posted at the EastLouisvilleSports.Com website.  There is a credit card processing fee for online registration.  The registration fee is refundable if requested before uniform orders are placed.  The online processing fee is not refundable.

Refunds: All refunds would be in the form of a check mailed to you from the ELS treasurer.  To request a refund you must include name and mailing address of person to whom the refund is to be issued.   Also provide whether original registration was from in person or online registration and in what form of payment, cash, check or credit card.

When are Practices:
5/6 year old leagues: Approx. 50-min practice one night a week at Hite Elementary.  Practice slots are Mon – Friday 6:00 and 7:00.  

Players 7/8 League: teams will practice at Middletown Elementary.  Practices slots are Mon. – Friday. 6:00 and 7:00.  1-hour. 1 night per week, the night is selected by the coach.  

9/10 - 11/12 years: are given a 1 hour practice once a week as provided by the league.  Practice night is selected by the coach.   

Although practices times are offered through the league, some coaches may use other options or sites available to them personally at their expense.   The High School League and Middle School leagues are a games only league.  No practice times provided by the league.

When are Games:
Leagues (7-8 and above) provide up to 10 games including a post season single elimination tourney.  Game time slots begin on Saturdays, beginning at 9:00am and running through late afternoon and Sundays beginning at 1:00pm and running until early evening.  Games are at Eastern High School.  Times and game days are dependent on overall size of league and specific age groups.  For 2012/2013 season 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 age groups are projected to play on Saturday.  5/6, MS, HS age groups on Sunday. This could however change at ELS discretion and scheduling needs.

When does the Season Begin:
A brief tryout is held in November for coaches to assess the player’s individual skill level, NOT to cut.  All players are selected to a team.  Practices begin late November.  Games begin early December and end by the first of March.  No tryouts for Mini-5/6 yo., Middle or High School.

Tryout – Skills assessment:
For 2012/2013 season the tryout for all age groups will be held Nov. 10th between 10:00 – 2:00 at Basketball academy.  You will receive an email informing you of the specific time for your age group.

What about playing time:
ELS rules provide for “equal” playing time.  With 8 players on a team, every player will play a bit more than half the game.

Can I become a Coach:
We are always looking for coaches.  Since we are involved with youth sports, all coaches are required to submit to a police background check.  A copy of the background check form is posted in the Handouts section of the ELS website.

Where are games played:
All games are played at the Eastern High School, although in some special cases and to help with scheduling, we may use other gyms to conduct games.

Can a Coach select an Assistant coach: 

ELS basketball only officially recognizes the head coach position.  Assistant coach information is asked on applications only as an additional piece of information for the Head Coach to consider when drafting a team.  As a head coach you may wish to have an assistant to help you.  Your “assistants” son/daughter, however, must be drafted in accordance with the rules of the draft.  Only the Head Coach’s son/daughter is guaranteed to be on the Head Coach’s roster.

 Only in the 5-6 age group can you request to be placed with a specific coach or with other players since no draft is conducted. 

Special Requests Policy:ELS Policy - Player special requests 
ELS leagues conduct player assessment tryouts with a draft on age groups 7/8 year old and above.  Coaches draft teams based on their own player evaluations from tryouts.  This is done in an attempt to achieve an overall balance in the league. 

Often, parents will make special requests such as playing for specific coaches, with friends or classmates to help with carpooling, not to practice on a particular night of the week, etc...  Unfortunately, ELS cannot accommodate special requests.  ELS will disclose written special requests that it receives (via email or on application) to the age group commissioner and to its coaches prior to the draft.  ELS encourages its coaches, whenever possible, to consider the special request when drafting teams though coaches are under no requirement to do so.

If however the special request cannot be accommodated, a request for a refund may be granted if made prior to uniforms being ordered.

Tuesday, October 11
East Lousville Sports Basketball leagues get a new home for hoops

The league will begin playing games this fall on the newly renovated basketball courts at EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL which has two full size basketball courts and concessions.  Eastern High School is located 12400 Old Shelbyville Road.

"While we enjoyed our partnership with the Basketball Academy, we look forward to opening the 2011 basketball season at our new home at Eastern High School.  Eastern High School will provide the location stability we need to help the ELS Basketball league continue to grow each year." said Scott Wesley, East Louisville Sports Basketball Commissioner.

The last four years, the league has played games at the Basketball Academy which is no longer a long-term solution for ELS Basketball.  Eastern High School provides a stable partner and a central location for ELS Basketball familes and players.