Basketball Overview

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR A BASKETBALL PROGRAM!

With newly mandated requirements for Coach Certification as well as strictly enforced age groupings for all basketball team formats, SOMO is faced with limited roster spaces, and with limited numbers of teams that we can field and staff with volunteers.

Please sign up for the team/league that you either played in last season, or you feel is the best fit for you. The final formation of teams AND placement of athletes will be made by Coach and SOMO Sports Management staff based on age, assessment of ability level, and availability of teams and volunteers.

Athletes and volunteers MUST sign-up ONLINE ASAP to allow us time to plan for teams

Online sign-up for Basketball ATHLETES will open on or before Nov. 1, 2016 and close for ATHLETE SIGN-UP on Jan. 9, 2017 in order for us to have all athlete medicals on-hand for the season.ONLINE SIGN-UP Team Names for sign-up are in RED.

Do not wait- team roster slots are limited and may fill up as early as December 18th, 2016! 

Also, NOTE* most of the Basketball programs begin in December!

League/Team options:

RECREATION (NO STATE COMPETITION)

  1. YAP (Young Athlete Program) Basketball – ages 3-6
  2. Landon Elementary League – grades 1-5
  3. Landon Middle School League – grades 6-8
  4. Landon High School PDU League – grade 9 to age 21*
  5. High School and “20-somethings” Unified Basketball Club at BSAC – Grade 9 to age 29

 *Note that PDU format is: Player Development Unified which pairs Unified Partners with athletes in an equal number and provides support for the player that still needs to build confidence, skill and understanding of bball before moving to a more competitive traditional 5v5 bball program. The Landon HS 5v5 PDU League MAY have one or more teams that will train to compete in State level competition. ( to be determined by response from athletes and Unified Partners)

               COMPETITION (TRAVEL QUALIFIERS AND STATE COMPETITION) 

  1.  High School  Traditional 5v5 Basketball League (age 16-21)*   
  2.  Adult  3v3 (half court) Basketball League*
  3.  Adult  5v5 Basketball League (age 22 and older) *

  *Formation of all Traditional 5v5 and 3v3 teams will be made following try-outs and based upon athlete need and coach availability. Athletes will be placed by coaches on the team that provides the best fit for the athlete and for the overall team.

League/Team details – Click team names to go to web for most up to date info!

  1. YAP (Young Athlete Program) Basketball – ages 3-6 We are currently finalizing coach, volunteer and facility support for a YAP Basketball Program and will contact people who sign up with details.
  2. Landon Elementary League – grades 1-5 Training at Landon on Sundays 11:30-12:30 beginning Dec. 11 & 18, 2016 . Please sign-up ASAP so that we can plan!
  3. Landon Middle School League – grades 6-8 Training at Landon on Sundays 12:30-2:00 beginning Dec. 11 & 18, 2016. Please sign-up ASAP so that we can plan!
  4. Landon High School Player Development Unified League (grade 9 to age 21) at Landon on Sundays from 2:00-3:30. The format will be Player Development Unified which pairs Unified Partners with athletes in an equal number and provides support for the player that still needs to build confidence, skill and understanding of bball before moving to a more competitive traditional 5v5 bball program. We NEED YOU! We need Coaching support to make this new program happen. Please contact us if interested! The FIRST two sessions for this program will be December 11 & 18, 2016.
  5. High School and “20-somethings” Unified Basketball Club at BSAC – Grade 9 to age 29 This is a recreational “pick up” basketball League that provides a low key opportunity for Special Olympic athletes and their Unified peers to play basketball and establish friendships. BSAC League plays on Saturdays beginning Jan. 7th, 2017 from 11:30-1 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Gym. We want to BUILD this League: Athletes and HS and “20-Something” Volunteers: spread the word and invite your friends to sign up! Contact Pam Yerg with questions: jeyclan@verizon.net.
  6. High School  Traditional 5v5 (full court) League – ages 16-21* NEW LOCATION FOR HS TEAMS THIS YEAR! EINSTEIN H.S.:11135 Newport Mill Rd. Kensington, MD 20895                      All of the Traditional 5v5 HS Teams will hold try-outs and have conditioning training at Einstein HS on Sunday beginning Dec. 11th and 18th, 2016 from 1-4:00. Teams will be formed by Jan. 8th,2017 based on the Dec. 11th and 18th training and try-outs. Beginning Jan 8th these teams will practice Sundays 1:00-4:00 at Einstein HS. NOTE: During the 2016 season these teams included Teams Klamm, and  Larson. There is a possibility of a third HS team this year depending on athlete numbers and Coaching support.
  7. Adult 3v3 (half court) Basketball League at The Barrie School. All 3v3 Teams will train at the Barrie School on Sundays beginning Dec. 11th & 18th, 2016  from 11-12:15. *PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME THIS YEAR DUE TO FACILITY AVAILABILITY. 3v3 Teams will be rostered based on Coach and volunteer availability.
  8.  Adult  5v5 Basketball (age 22 and older) League The Adult 5v5 BBall League has teams training in 2 venues: 1) The Potomac Community Center (PCC) Adult Traditional 5v5 (full court) League (ages 22 and older) Try-outs and conditioning training will be held at the Potomac Community Center (PCC) on Falls Road on Sunday 18,  2016 from 9:30-11:30 (NOTE Team Golden and Team Bausch will hold try-outs on Dec. 18th ONLY). The regular season will begin Sunday, January 8th with practices each Sunday from 9:30-11:30 at PCC during the 2016 season these teams were Teams Golden and Bausch. Try-out invitations and information will be extended by Coaches Golden and Bausch.  2) The Barrie Adult Traditional 5v5 (full court) League – (ages 22 and older)  In addition to the 2 Traditional 5v5 Adult teams that train at Potomac Community Center, there will likely be 3 additional Traditional 5v5 Adult teams training at Barrie School. All athletes interested in playing on Traditional 5v5 Adult Team MUST attend try-outs and conditioning training at the Barrie School on Sundays beginning Dec. 11th and 18th from 12:30-2:00. The regular season will begin Jan. 8, 2017 with practices on Sundays from 12:30-2:00 at The Barrie School. During the 2016 season, these teams included Team Norris/Team Williams and Shapiro/& Team Tepper/Ahalt. Questions about which team to try-out for if new to young adult traditional 5v5 should be emailed to srbb@somdmontgomery.org. Athletes will be placed by Coaches on teams  that they are best suited.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT ATHLETES AND VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP ONLINE NOW SO THAT WE CAN PLAN OUR TEAMS. PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU!

As with all SOMO sports, once you sign up, you will not be contacted prior to the first try-out or practice. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO 1) MAKE SURE THAT YOUR MEDICAL IS CURRENT AND VALID THROUGH THE STATE COMPETITION DATE – March 26 , 2017   AND 2) ATTEND THE FIRST TRY-OUT OR PRACTICE FOR THE TEAM YOU SIGNED UP FOR.

Link to Athlete ONLINE SIGN-UP:  www.somdmontgomery.org/wp2/sport-season-signup-athlete/

Link to Volunteer ONLINE SIGNUP: www.somdmontgomery.org/wp2/volunteer/

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