Youth Basketball Program Begins This Weekend
by Dan Voigt
The Emmetsburg Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Boys and Girls Youth Basketball Program. The program is open and offered to all boys and girls in First through Fourth grades.
The program will be held on Saturday mornings in the Emmetsburg High School Gym and Middle School Gym.
The program will begin on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 and will run through February 4th, 2012. Girls will meet in the Middle School Gym with Boys meeting in the High School Gym.
Third and Fourth graders will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and the First and second graders will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. A schedule for scrimmages will be handed out to participants on January 7th.
The Youth Basketball Program is designed to teach the basic rules and fundamentals of the game. Members of the Emmetsburg High School varsity basketball staffs and team members will coach the youth in the program.
Participants will then be able to showcase their skills during selected home basketball games of the Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks and E-Hawks during the season.
A participation fee is required for each youth. The fee is payable to the Emmetsburg Recreation Department. Further information on the program or on fees is available from Emmetsburg City Recreation Director Dunlap by calling 712- 852-3383.