Youth winter basketball leagues forming

Registration for the 2014 Winter Youth Basketball League is under way, said Intramural Sports Assistant Matthew Wright.

“The season will begin Jan. 4 and will run until Feb. 22,” Wright said. “Each team will play eight games.”

Wright said games will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

“These games include four divisions for both boys and girls in this league consisting of third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders.”

Wright said the age cut-off date is Sept. 1.

“The player must be 8-years-old by the age cut-off date,” he said. “(In addition), players 13-years-old prior to age cut-off date (also) are ineligible.”

Wright said pre-formed teams also can join the league. In fact, he said, half of the teams entered are pre-formed.

“Teams can have up to 11 players … ,” he said. “The individual registration fee is $55 and that fee includes an OCCC game jersey.

“[For] team registration, that fee is $390 but the organized teams must supply their own game jersey.”

Wright said players must bring a copy of their birth certificates to registration.

Early registration is from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, he said.

Late registration is from Nov. 25 through Dec. 6, Wright said, with an additional $10 fee for individuals and an additional $20 fee for pre-formed teams.

Wright said that each team will be allowed a one-hour practice, one day each week. It will be up to each team to set up a practice time.

“The gym will be closed at 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for youth basketball league practices,” he said.

“Wednesday they will be open for intramural games.”

Wright said to enroll, call 405-682-7860, go online to or visit the Recreation and Fitness office located on the first floor of the Main Building.

For more information, call Sports and Recreational Specialist Eric Watson or Wright at 405-682-7860.

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