Basketball - Azure Hills Church

Basketball

It’s a great way for your child to learn how to integrate spirituality and faith into every aspect of their lives, even sports!

  • Our Mission

    To build community and instill Christ-like principles, while providing an excellent athletic experience for all ability levels.

  • We Exist to:

    1. Teach respect for self and others.
    2. Teach teamwork, and responsibility.
    3. Integrate spiritual life into sports.
    4. Promote exercise and healthy living.
    5. Give families an opportunity to have a shared experience and connect with one another.
    6. Provide an activity that embraces our community and builds lasting relationships.
    7. Give back to the community through our Hoops for Charity event. In 2017 the league raised $2,500 for charity!

     

    Our staff is made up of volunteers who are screened and committed to providing a safe and positive environment for our families.

  • Leader

    Justin Kerstetter & Pastor Gatra Suhari

  • Registration

    Helpful Information:

    • Registration fee per player is $95
    • You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.
    • You must be registered to participate in tryouts.
    • Your registration fees pay for your child’s: league uniform, equipment, gym rental fees and officials.
    • At tryouts your child will participate in drills, which will help the league’s staff place your child on a team where he or she will have the best experience.
    • You may request to be placed with a friend and/or coach. However, we cannot promise to honor your request.

     

     

Schedule

Games are played every Sunday, January 9 – March 13, 2022
3 Game times: 9am, 10:15am, and 11am at Loma Linda Academy Campus Gyms

Half-time Devotions

It’s a great way for your child to learn how to integrate spirituality and faith into every aspect of their lives, even sports!

Devotions have been taken from The One Year Sports Devotions For Kids. Florea, Jesse, Jones, Jeremy V. and Cooley, Joshua. Carol Stream: Tyndale House, 2011. And from Heart of an Athlete: Daily Devotions for Peak Performance. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Grand Rapids: Revell/Baker Publishing, 2014.

Division Rules

  1. Appropriate gym shoes and league uniform.
  2. Game is played with coaches on the court.
  3. Freedom is given to coaches to instruct kids on who to pass the ball to and which player is to take the shot.
  4. Equal playing time is given to each player and equal opportunity to shoot a basket.
  5. There are four, ten-minute quarters in a game.
  1. Junior size basketball (27.5″).
  2. Appropriate gym shoes and league uniform.
  3. Free throw line is at 8′.
  4. Each player is to take 2 shots per half.
  5. Two free throw shots are awarded for violation of #4.
  6. Five seconds in the key for offense players.
  7. Inbound violations are only warnings and players are given a “redo”.
  8. “Light” officiating used to keep game moving (traveling, double dribble, etc.)
  1. Intermediate basketball (28.5″).
  2. Appropriate gym shoes and league uniform.
  3. Free throw line is 10′.
  4. No full court press until the fourth quarter (half court defense).
  5. Five seconds in the key is enforced.
  1. Intermediate basketball (28.5″).
  2. Appropriate gym shoes and league uniform.
  3. Free throw line is 12′.
  4. No full court press until the fourth quarter (half court defense).
  5. Five seconds in the key is enforced.

General Rules

Uniform
All players must wear uniforms. The cost of the uniform is included in your registration fee. For your child’s safety and to help us keep the gym floors in good condition, please be sure your child has appropriate footwear for basketball.

Snacks/Food/Drinks
Most teams ask parents to volunteer to bring snacks for the team each week. All snacks, food, and drinks are prohibited inside the gym, only water bottles are allowed inside.

Covid Regulations:
We are doing our best and are monitoring closely the guidelines from CDC, Local County Public Health, and our local conference (SECC):
  • Plan to be self-screened upon arrival of any gathering to ensure no one sick is participating.
  • Stay home if you or someone you have been in close contact has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Stay home and refrain from playing or coaching if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, repeated shaking with chills, loss of taste & smell, diarrhea, and vomiting
  • Keep a six foot distance from others
  • Refrain from hugs, handshakes, or high fives
  • Wear facemarks while indoor, covering mouth and nose at all times

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