The goal of the Ascension Youth Basketball Program is to develop a child's basketball skills in a positive environment which promotes Christian values.
All boys and girls, Grades Kindergarten-2, are eligible for participation in the basketball program without restriction. Anyone interested in participating is welcome. (Note: Restrictions apply beginning in 3rd grade)
All boys and girls, Grades 3-8, are eligible for participation in the Junior basketball program if the child's family is a registered Member of Ascension Parish, lives within the Ascension Parish boundaries, or attends Ascension School or Ascension PSR (unless your parish does not have a program).
Ascension Camp (Grades K-1) $60 per player
Training League (Grade 2) $110 per player
* A late registration fee of $20 applies from the Registration End Date until the program can no longer accept players for that gender and age level.
A $25 Sibling Discount will be given on all registrations after the first family member. This discount will be taken when you checkout, if it applies.
The Ascension Basketball Program will provide t-shirts for all players in the Ascension Camp (Grades K-1) and jerseys for all players in Training League (Grade 2). These are yours to keep.
Teams will typically include eight to ten playersThe Ascension Basketball Team Coordinator(s) will make every effort to ensure that each child is assigned to a team, if registered by the deadline
At the request of many of our past and current coaches, our teams need the opportunity to drill the basics without using the precious practice time which is intended for team development. The Ascension Athletic Association has, therefore, hired a very skilled local coach to provide a Skills Camp, scheduled (typically) for Sunday afternoons in November and December. Details regarding dates/times will be conveyed via the team coaches
All participants in grades 5-8 must obtain a CYC ID card. It is ideal to get one for each sport played in the same season (volleyball, baseball, and soccer). You can securely apply for a CYC ID Card online at www.cycstl.net.
All players are normally placed on the team from the previous year. All new participants will be placed randomly on teams based on team numbers. The goal is to balance the player count per team across multiple teams at that gender/age level. When possible, we use the comment section of the registration form to place individuals on teams in which they might have a friend they want to play with. Please know we will do our best but this is not a guarantee and a great opportunity for your kids to make new friends.
West County CYC Recreational Tournament (Grades 3-8):
West County CYC District Playoffs and CYC Archdiocesan Tournament (Grades 5-8):
Typically runs from mid-August through mid-October each year (contact the Basketball Director for more specifics as the season approaches). It is important to register on time to ensure your child will be placed on a team, and when possible, we use the comments section of the registration form to place kids on teams in which they might have a friend they want to play with.
CYC League (Grades 3-5) $140 per player
CYC League (Grades 6-8) $145 per player
* A late registration Fee of $35 applies from the Registration End Date, until the program can no longer accept players for that gender and age level
NOTE: There are many reasons why "the program can no longer accept players for that gender and age level", for example:
The Ascension Basketball Program will provide team uniforms for all players in the CYC League (Grades 3-8). All uniforms must be returned to the head coach at the end of the season. Please follow the care procedure provided by your coach and remember that these uniforms will be used by others in future years. Only wear the uniform for games and not as play clothes. Also, please change before eating or drinking as stains are very difficult to remove. A fee may be assessed for damaged uniforms at the discretion of the Athletic Association.
All parents are encouraged to volunteer in our Basketball Program as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager, practice/game helper, or party organizer. If your team already has a Head Coach, please ask him/her what you can do to help the team. Or contact the appropriate Basketball Coordinator for details on how to help. Parent Participation helps with the success of our Basektball program!
Each volunteer (coach, assistant coach) must fulfill their Archdiocese obligation by being compliant with the guidelines listed below. Non-compliance means we cannot accept volunteers that we greatly appreciate and need to make our Ascension programs successful.