Registration for Biddy Basketball League Is Now Open

Open to youths ages 6-14, volunteer coaches are also sought

For youth who want to learn to play basketball or hone their skills, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica (BGCSM) is offering its Biddy Basketball program from Jan. 11 – Mar. 19. The league is open to boys and girls ages 6-14. All practices and games are held at the Club, 1238 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Practices will be weekly and games will be scheduled Monday through Friday between 4-8 p.m.

The Biddy Basketball program is geared for youth of all skills levels. The youngest members, those ages 6-8, play in a coed league that emphasizes the fundamentals of the game, including passing, dribbling and shooting. Older youth, ages 9-14, are separated into boys or girls leagues with various skill levels, including developmental, advanced and elite. Every child who registers will be placed on a team.

The league is also seeking volunteer coaches. Coaches are asked to have some experience coaching youth, commit a minimum of three hours per week between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and pass a background check. 

The Biddy Basketball program is open to BGCSM members at a cost of $50, with payment plans available. Membership to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica is $20 annually.

To sign up or volunteer, visit www.smbgc.org/biddy-basketball-2016, or contact Jesse Satterfield at jesse@smbgc.org or (310) 394-2582.

Founded in 1944, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica works to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens. Through membership and outreach, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica currently serves approximately 4,000 youth across its 10 sites throughout Los Angeles County. Members come from 134 different ZIP codes, with the majority of members coming from Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, West Los Angeles and Inglewood. For more information, visit www.smbgc.org or follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/smbgcfan) and Twitter (twitter.com/SMBGC).

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