Basketball

Eligibility

Boys, grades 4-8
Girls, grades 4-8
Student must be enrolled in one of the following:
– St. Matthew School
– St. Matthew PSR classes
– School of the Resurrection PSR classes
– Other Columbus Diocese programs are eligible under certain circumstances

Cost

$130 per athlete during early registration
$140 through the remainder of registration

Payment Method

Credit card via Paypal. (You can log into a Paypal account, or pay without logging in.)

Registration

Registration is in the beginning of October.

Evaluations

Mandatory player evaluations will begin the last week of October. Times and locations will be announced as the time approaches.

Key Dates

Season Length November – February
Tryouts Boys & Girls – Last week of October
Games Begin First week of December
Tournament Last 2 weeks of February

Teams

Grades 4-6 are recreational teams and are created to be as equal as possible. Grades 7-8 each field a competitive team. Once evaluations take place, players will be chosen on one competitive team. The remaining players are placed on one or more recreational teams. Depending on the number of athletes registered, grades may be combined within the school or with other parish schools to field a team.

Practices

Practices are scheduled 2 times per week, with the exception of the 7th and 8th Grade competitive teams, which practice 3x per week. Since all our coaches are volunteers, we try to accommodate the coaches’ work schedules as best we can. Practice times can begin after school at 2:30, or they can start as late as 7:30pm (for older kids). Duration is usually 90 minutes. In an effort to not conflict with the 7 th and 8 th grade ski club, those two grades do not have practices on Fridays. A final practice schedule will be determined the 2nd week of November. Practices are held at the following locations:

  • St. Matthew Father Noble Center (large gym)
  • Gahanna Sports Factory (776 Morrison Road)

Uniforms and Equipment

Basketball jerseys and shorts will be provided by St. Matthew. The full uniform MUST be returned to St. Matthew at the conclusion of the season.

Games

Games are held on Saturdays OR Sunday afternoons/evenings. One game lasts approximately 1 hour. Games begin in December, and the schedule is released a few days before the first game.

Location

Location of the games can be held at any of the Columbus Diocese gyms. Locations can vary from game to game.

Tournaments

Grades 5-8 participate in an end-of-season tournament at varying locations. 4th Grade will play regular season games during tournament weeks.

Questions?

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the boys’ basketball program, please contact Chris Kowalski at ckowalsk@cdeducation.org.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the girls’ basketball program, please contact Christy Baker at bakerc3atnat@yahoo.com