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Information regarding Spearfish Junior League Basketball


If you are new to Spearfish or new to Spearfish youth basketball - you are at the right spot. Spearfish Junior League Basketball is a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide every child who desires to play basketball for fun with children of comparable age.  It also focuses on teaching good sportsmanship fundamental basketball.  Spearfish Junior League provides an organized basketball league for girls and boys in grades 1 through 6.  Girls basketball generally starts in early September and runs to late October.  The boys' season begin in November and runs through the middle of January. 


The league is organized into 3 divisions for both boys and girls. Participants are grouped by grade into 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade and finally a 5th and 6th grade division.  Due to limited gym space, practices are once a week, during the school week, for one hour. Practice times will begin at 3:30 and the last practice of the night starts at 7:30.   Practice times are set by coaches and players are divided into teams by either a board selection process or a draft.  Games are held on Saturday and generally start at 8:00 and last about 40 minutes.  The games usually conclude by either 1:00 or 2:00. 


Costs for league are $45 per participant and an additional $17.00 to purchase a league jersey.  Your child will keep the jersey so order big so it can be worn for multiple seasons.  Costs for participation are used for various expenses such as player insurance as required by the Spearfish School System, basketballs, referees, facility use agreements.


Volunteer opportunities are also possible.  The league is always seeking new coaches, assistant coaches and board members.  For more information on any of these positions, please contact a board member. 


Spearfish Junior League is successful in part due to the wonderful cooperation of our school system and the Spearfish Recreation Center.  These facilities help provide and great venue for our athletes for practice and games.   For more detailed information about grade division, please check out the left hand column on our website under Documents.  There you will find rules for each division.  There are some differences for each division. 


The board would like to thank you for your interest in the league.  If you have any other questions, please contact any of the board members from the Contact tab.


posted 05/06/2015
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