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Avon Junior Athletic Association

Avon Junior Athletic Association

Rec. Basketball Program

MISSION
The mission of AJAA Basketball is to teach basketball fundamentals and to prepare our players to move on to the next level. The goal is to see that each and every player becomes better at basketball from the beginning until the end of the season. We encourage all of our coaches to focus on teamwork and to teach what it takes to be successful both on and off of the court. We encourage players to be respectful to their coaches, fellow players, and their opponents. We promote an active and healthy lifestyle. We encourage players to rise to the challenge and give their all to help their team win. It is also our mission to teach players that team sports require a team effort, and it takes an entire team playing together and working toward a common goal. Most importantly, to be successful in life you must be successful in the classroom. Being a super star athlete is not guaranteed to anyone and there are many things an athlete cannot control. By focusing on academics, you dramatically increase your chances of being successful in life.


AGE DIVISIONS

 

Leagues are determined by the grade the player is in for the current school year (2022-23).  
Players that make a middle school or high school team are not allowed to participate in AJAA's recreational basketball league. 


AJAA BASKETBALL SEASON
Practices Begin:
Kindergarten & Girls 1st - 6th Grade: January 3rd, 2023
1st-6th Grade (Boys) week of December 5th, 2022
Co-Ed Middle School/High School Boys: January, 2023

Games Begin:
Games start for Boys, Grades 1-6: tentatively January 7, 2023
Games start for Coed KG & Girls, Grades 1-6: tentatively January 14, 2023
Games start for Middle School Division January 13, 2023
Games start for the High School Divisions: January, 9 2023


Regular Season & Tournaments
The basketball season typically concludes right before Spring Break (mid-March).
There will be tournaments for those players in 2nd - 12th grades (Kindergarten and 1st grades do not have playoffs).


COST
Co-Ed Kindergarten: $110
Girls 1st-6th Grade, Boys 1st-6th Grade: $125
Co-Ed Middle School/Boys High School League (7th - 12th grade): $135
*Due to low player registrations and lack of volunteers, we are unable to offer Middle School and High School Girls Basketball. However, for 2022-23 season, Middle School and High School girls will be permitted and encouraged to play in the Middle School Co-Ed league. 

REGISTRATION
Registration has now closed.


**If you have a player trying out for a school team that wants to play AJAA Basketball in the event they do not make a school team, please register them early to ensure they have a spot. If they make a school team, per AJAA's Refund Policy, you will be issued a refund.


PRACTICES AND GAMES
Basketball practices and games will be during the week and on Saturdays.  Typically, most teams do not have activity on the same night of the week from week to week.  Activity will vary based on school availability and blackout dates.

AJAA depends HEAVILY on volunteers for Coaches, Assistant Coaches, League Coordinators and Committee members to make the season run smoothly.  Please consider volunteering when registering your player! 
Once we have reached the point where there are enough volunteer coaches with background checks cleared, we will be able to proceed with drafting our teams. Evaluations will proceed as indicated on the evaluations schedule (typically the first full week of November; however, this depends on if we have enough volunteers with cleared background checks). This schedule will be coming soon. Please be sure to check and see when your player is scheduled for evaluations.


Please note:  League and Grade specific practice days/times will not be determined until after registration has closed. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades (boys and girls) will have 45 minute practices to help get our younger players home at an earlier time. 

Practices and Games will be held in Avon Community School Corporation's elementary schools, Intermediate West, and Avon High School.  These gyms enable us to accommodate the 1,100+ children that participate in our basketball program.  Because of our partnership and the excellent rapport between the school district and AJAA that we are able to provide such an extensive program.  Please help us maintain this relationship and respect the school property. 

***AJAA will do our best to honor team/coaching requests if at all possible.


EVALUATIONS
Please refer to the Evaluations Schedule under the Basketball Schedules section on this page to determine your player's scheduled time.

**If your player is on the wait list, we ask that they attend evaluations.

PLEASE NOTE: the schedule is subject to change based on gym availability.  Please check back here often to view the most current schedule. 


GEAR REQUIRED  
AJAA will provide uniform shirts.  Players are asked to supply their own basketball and water bottle (please put player's name on both ball and water bottle)! 


Rec. Basketball Leadership

AJAA Basketball is not able to operate without volunteers.  We appreciate your support and your commitment to volunteer as a League Coordinator, Head Coach or Assistant Coach. *Criminal Background Check required.

BASKETBALL COMMISSIONERS:

Co-Ed KG/Girls 1st - 6th Grade Commissioner
April Francis
[email protected]
Click here to learn more about April.

Boys 1st - 6th Grade Commissioner
Justin Thompson | [email protected]
Click here to learn more about Justin.

Boys Middle School/High School Commissioner
Oz Saleem | [email protected]
Click here to learn more about Oz.


LEAGUE COORDINATORS

We are currently looking for grade level League Coordinators.  If you are interested, please contact the Commissioner for the league and division you are interested in!

HEAD COACHES
Volunteer coaches are needed for every league and every team. Please consider registering as a coach when registering your child and please complete the background check as soon as you receive the request via email to complete it. Head Coaches are asked to attend a meeting before the season starts. 

ASSISTANT COACHES
Assistant Coaches are also needed.  Please consider registering as an Assistant Coach when registering your child. 

Team/Player/Parent Communication

AJAA Coaches will utilize the Game Changer app. to communicate with players and their families. Please download the Game Changer app. on your smartphone. Once your player is rostered to a team, you will see their team info. Click HERE for help with Game Changer!

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Contact

Avon Junior Athletic Association
866 S County Rd 625 E 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-839-5480
Email: [email protected]

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