BASKETBALL - Fall 2021
League Schedules Now Posted! Games to begin 10/30!
The mission of all Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sport programs is to promote a fun, yet challenging environment in which participants are introduced to and taught the basics of a given sport. The program is strictly recreational in nature and emphasizes equal opportunity for involvement and participation.
Registration Period (for 3rd and 4th grade)
Now through October 4th. All registrations received after the deadline will incur a $10 late fee and will only be accepted 'as needed'.
Registration Form and Fees
Games are played on Saturday’s beginning at 8am. If necessary, Wahoo area teams may be scheduled to play on weeknights. Teams will play a six-game, round robin schedule. Games are officiated with scores kept. Teams will begin practicing in mid-October. League play will begin October 30th with a completion date prior to Christmas. Games will not be played on Thanksgiving weekend. Games will be held primarily at the Wahoo Civic Center. The 3rd & 4th grade girl’s league will play on 9' rims. The boys will play on 10’ rims. Teams are not allowed to practice on Wednesdays or Sundays.
Our Other Basketball Leagues
Due to limited gym availability, we are unable to offer our 5th & 6th grade leagues during the same season as the 3rd & 4th grade leagues as we normally would. We are however, offering an 'Early Bird' basketball league for 5th & 6th grade teams. Team registration is available and is due September 30th. Click here for more information about the league. Additionally, information about our 1st & 2nd grade basketball program will be released in December on our website.
OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - ROSTERS: All kids in each community and school are able to play on your team. If a child is interested and not asked, WP&R reserves the right to place them on your roster if not enough children remain to create another team from the community/school. Communities and organizations with multiple teams must divide those team rosters as evenly as possible via grade level and skill (unless otherwise approved).
OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - DISCOUNT: Any organization that can agree to the above and also agree to follow the uniform policy below is eligible to receive a $10 discount per player. All players on your team must be paid with ONE check! Coaches are to gather all registrations, staple together, and mail/drop off forms in an envelope with full payment to Wahoo Parks and Rec Attn: Bob Schmidt, 310 North Linden Wahoo NE 68066.
All players must wear tennis shoes with non-marking soles. Basketballs will be provided.
Youth participating in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports are required to wear WP&R approved uniforms (primarily blue/red Wahoo Parks and Rec shirts). Community teams and organizations will need to have a uniform shirt approved by the league director.
Team rosters are formed via school affiliation and by league director. All rosters, including out of town rosters, must be approved by Bob Schmidt. Parents may request their son/daughter be placed on a team with one other child for carpooling purposes. The request must be made by both parties (not all requests may be honored). This information needs to be indicated on the registration form. Once teams are formed, coaches are responsible for contacting players on their rosters to set up practices and distribute information.
Wahoo Parks and Recreation utilizes volunteer coaches for all youth sport programs. All head coaches are required to attend the coaches meeting or meet with the league director. Instruction on general coaching philosophy and principles as well as sport specific information will be discussed.
League schedules will be formed October 25th and will be available on our website or at the Civic Center.
Participants and their parents/guardians should be aware that there is a risk of injury during participation in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports due to the inherent nature of the activities. Individuals participate in Parks and Recreation youth sports programs at their own risk.
In compliance with the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act (LB 260), the Wahoo Parks and Recreation Department has adopted a policy regarding concussions, head injury, and concussed athletes. Coaches and parents should familiarize themselves with the policy. Click here to view and download the policy.
Coaches, players, and parents should also visit the DHHS concussion page to view information regarding concussions including approved training, videos, fact sheets, and other resources. Visit here for more information.
Refunds will only be approved if a child is unable to play due to injury. Any requests for refunds should be directed to Bob Schmidt.
Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or email here.