Boys & Girls Club of Valparaiso Announces Fall Basketball Signups

By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Last Updated: August 3, 2011

The Valparaiso Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, located at 354 Jefferson St., will soon be having registration for their Fall Instructional Basketball program. The basketball program, emphasizing fun and instruction, is for boys and girls ages 5-14, who are in grades K-8.

The registration dates and times will be limited to the following (or until leagues fill, whichever is first):

August 29th (Monday) through September 7th (Wednesday):
Registration available at www.bgcpoco.org at any time.
Online registration may end early if leagues are close to filling up!
Registration at the Club on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-7 PM.
Registration at the Club on Wednesdays from 10 AM – 2 PM.

September 8th (Thursday) and September 9th (Friday):
NO ONLINE REGISTRATION. Registration only available at Club from 12-7:00 PM.
During the last two days of signups, wait times may be lengthy.
Please avoid the waiting time by signing up online or at the Club on one of the earlier dates.

All players must be members of the Club, which is only $25 per child for a full year's membership. The fees for the basketball program are: 5-7 year old division (Friday night practices and games): $20 *5 year olds do need to be in Kindergarten 8/9 & 10/11 year old divisions (One practice per week and a Saturday games): $30 12-14 year old division (One practice per week and Thursday night games): $35

The Valparaiso Unit is accepting league registrations at the Club and online during the above sign up dates and times. Online registration is not available the last two days of signups. We encourage parents to register or renew their child’s membership before coming in to the Club to sign them up for Fall leagues. After enrolling their child as a member, parents can register their child for the basketball league online or at the Club. Financial assistance is available for membership and league fees for those who qualify. Parents wishing to receive financial assistance must register at the Club.

There are a limited number of available spots in each division. The 5-7, 8-9, & 10-11 age groups have separate divisions for boys and girls. The 12-14 age group is co-ed. Practices will start the week of September 26th with first games played the week of October 3rd. For more information concerning the basketball program, please call Tim at 462-2182 x233.

The Boys & Girls Club of Porter County provides children ages 5 to 18 with quality programming emphasizing character and leadership, education and career development; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach.

The club operates facilities in Valparaiso, South Haven, Duneland and Portage. For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club or call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org.