Ballers, put your skills to the test starting June 7 with a new adult basketball league.
The league is for adults 18 and older, and will have a nine-week session, including eight games and a two-day playoff tournament. Ryan Perryman will manage the league.
“Basketball leagues used to be popular here, and our members kept telling us that they wanted more competition,” Perryman said.
Teams can include men and women, but there are no special co-ed rules. Both members and non-members of the JCC can play in the league.
Some members who regularly play pick-up basketball said they were excited about the new league.
“I would absolutely play again,” said Silas Miller, 44. Miller has been a JCC member for 15 years and played in the leagues last time. “I’d be in the over-35 division now, but I’m sure there’s a lot of young guys who would love to play, too.”
Dylan Kitchen, 19, has been a member for 10 years and said he plans to play. “I know tons of guys I could just call right now and they’d join a team,” he said. And he intends to do so.
Teams of 5-12 players will cost $500. Free-agents can sign up for $100 and be added to a team. Games will be played Sundays 1-4 p.m. at the JCC. There will be three divisions: open, recreational and over 35.
But regulars don’t worry – pick-up basketball isn’t going anywhere. The open basketball schedule is not changing.
For more information or to sign up, contact the Wellness Desk at 502-238-2727.