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Welcome to the 2017-2018 Halifax Girls Basketball Season! Hard to believe that Summer is over and the kids are back at school!
2017-2018 Travel Season
The travel season has begun!
2017-2018 In-Town Recreational Season
Registrations are now open for the 2017-2018 In-Town Recreational season.
The registration form can be downloaded here
As always we welcome sponsors of the program to help keep our costs and ultimately registration fees low. If anyone knows of a business interested in sponsoring a team, please reach out to me at email@example.com. This year especially we can use some new sponsors as we lost a few where businesses closed (Kingston Sports Center, Bella's and Finna's)
We will be doing the Yankee Candle Fundraiser again this year. We chose Yankee Candle because they are extremely generous with their fundraising and much of your purchase will go directly to our organization. The Holiday season is fast approaching and many purchase candles for their own home or as gifts.
We ask that each participant in the program sell or purchase at least one item
As in years past, we will be offering incentives for sales as follows:
$100-$249 - Halifax Girls Basketball Water Bottle
$250-$549 - Free ticket to the end of season Awards Banquet
$550+ - Halifax Girls Basketball Hoodie and a Free ticket to the end of season Awards Banquet
We encourage you to try and take advantage of the Online Sales. Online Sales are easier for you and for the program. People can purchase items online and have it shipped to their house. The address for the Yankee Candle Fundraising is https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com . Our group number is 990045690.
Mirna Issa will again be coordinating this fund raiser for the program.
|Halifax Girls Basketball League (HGBL) is a non-profit organization that allows girls from Halifax, MA in the 3rd-9th grades the opportunity for exercise, to learn and develop basketball skills, and to socialize with their peers on a recreational level. Games are played at the Halifax Elementary School gym. HGBL strives to keep it's registration rates low and affordable for all families in town and no girl will be denied the opportunity to participate due to financial hardship. HGBL also forms grade appropriate "travel" teams that will compete in the South Shore Girls Basketball league and in various tournaments.|
|Halifax Girls grades 3rd through 9th are welcome and encouraged to play in the Halifax Girls Basketball In-Town League. The In-Town league provides girls an opportunity to have fun with their friends, get some exercise, and learn some basketball skills along the way.
All games are held at the Halifax Elementary School Gym
Games are typically once a week
Games typically start in January and end in March
Teams typically practice once a week
|Game/Practice Guideline for In-Town League|
|Halifax Girls Basketball holds tryouts in October to form "Travel" teams for 4th-8th grades for the upcoming season. Girls must be a full-time resident of the town of Halifax to be eligible. Practices will start immediately after teams are selected.
The 4th grade team:
HGBL will form a 4th grade team if there is sufficient interest on a year-to-year basis.
Will play in an independent 4th grade travel league at the Wolves Den in Pembroke, MA.
May (at coaches discretion) participate in a tournaments at an additional cost
Each player will use a team issued jersey
Will practice on Sundays
The 5th-8th Grade teams:
Will participate in the South Shore Girls Basketball league
May (at coaches discretion) participate in 2-3 tournaments at an additional cost
Each player will receive a full uniform; reversible team jersey, team shorts, team warm-up shirt
Will practice 1-2x per week depending on gym availibility
Travel players in grades 4-6 are required to also participate in our In-Town league. HGBL believes that players need to participate in both, as the In-Town games allow the travel players to work on "their game" and further practice and implement the advanced skills they are learning in travel. Playing time is not equal in Travel games, not every girl carries the ball, etc, but in the In-Town league they are the top players and will do more.
Girls in grades 7-8 are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to also participate in our In-Town League. (For the same reasons as above)