Something For EveryoneUpdated Tuesday April 23, 2019 by Erin Young.
Kingston Lakers' Basketball Club is a not-for-profit organization providing a fun, safe, recreational environment to play basketball in The Greater Kingston Area. Lakers' is a youth basketball league intended for the enjoyment of the game for all players. This league is designed to teach individuals of all abilities the rudimentary skills of basketball, such as, passing, dribbling, shooting, defence, and teamwork. Participation and sportsmanship will be stressed at all levels, with a primary concern for developing basic individual skills and general team concepts. Each session will be led by knowledgeable members of our community who possess prior knowledge in basketball and other life skills necessary in guiding our youth into the future.
Development League (co-ed); Paul Pennell, Tom Turnbull Grades 1-3 Wednesday BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Mixed League (co-ed); Taryn Turnbull Grades 4-5 Boys, Grade 4-5 Girls Monday BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9 7-8 pm
Girls League; Matt Muisiner and Melissa Low Grades 6-9, Monday BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9 from 8-9 pm
Boys League; Darren Young and Duncan Cowan Grades 6-8, Wednesday BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11 from 7:30-9 pm
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 40 - 60 Children. This league is geared to children who have little or no basketball experience. The league is comprised of 40 players from grades one, two and three. The sessions are 1 hour with 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of play. The games will incorporate the skill of the night and may not always resemble a formal game setting in order to reinforce the concept which was taught. The first half of the season will have more instructional time to help the young players develop confidence in their abilities and knowledge of the general concepts of the game.
MIXED LEAGUE 40 - 60 Children. This League is for children in grades 4 and 5. It is slightly more competitive but still a fun league. The lessons learned in the junior league are reviewed one at a time in the first 15 minutes of the 1 hour session. The balance of the hour is spent playing. The league has referees and there is a progressive enforcement of the rules as the season goes on. No scores or standings are kept in this league.
GIRLS LEAGUE 48 Children. This league is intended for girls who want to play for the love of the game. There is a slight elevation in the level of competition from the mixed league. This league is for grades 6 through 9.
BOYS LEAGUE 66 Children. This league is intended for boys who want to play for the love of the game. There is a slight elevation in the level of competition from the mixed league. This league is for grades 6 through 8.