Basketball Contacts

Director, Basketball Program  Tom Vogt Email Me
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Ast Director, Basketball Program Chris Keys Email Me
Ast Director, Scorekeeper Tom Hanrahan Email Me
Ast Director, Uniforms/Equipment Mike McManus Email Me
Ast Director, Referees **OPEN** *Contact Tom Vogt
Ast Director, Referees  Carl "Gus" Beier Email Me

Ascension Basketball Program

The goal of the Ascension Youth Basketball Program is to develop a child's basketball skills in a positive environment which promotes Christian values.


Who Can Play?

All boys and girls, Grades Kindergarten - 8th, are eligible for participation in the CYC Basketball Program if the child's family is a registered Member of Ascension Parish, lives within the Ascension Parish boundaries or attends Ascension Catholic School (unless your parish does not have a program).

Training League Basketball

Training League (Kindergarten)

  • Clinic driven program focusing on introducing the fundamentals of basketball
  • Skills and Drills held on Saturday mornings and/or Sunday afternoons at Ascension's gym
  • 6 weeks, mid-November through mid-January

2021-22 Tentative Schedule

  • ​Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15

Fees

Training League (Kindergarten) $80 per player

Includes training, basketball and reversible jersey (basketball and jersey are yours to keep)


Training League (1st - 2nd Grade)

  • Skills and Drills are typically held on Saturday mornings and/or Sunday afternoons at Ascension's gym early November through mid-December
  • Scrimmage games are played on Saturday mornings and/or Sunday afternoons against St. Alban Roe training league teams in January
  • Games held at Ascension or LaSalle Retreat Center
  • Focus on introducing the fundamentals of basketball with volunteer parent coaches

Fees

Training League (1st - 2nd Grade) $100 per player

Includes training, basketball and reversible jersey (basketball and jersey are yours to keep)


* A late registration fee of $40 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. Please note this discount will only apply to your cart when all children are registered at the same time.

CYC Basketball Program

CYC League (3rd - 8th Grade)

  • Program runs mid-November through Mid-March
  • Practices are held at Ascension gym. Time will be deterined by coaches in mid-November
  • Games are played 5 vs 5, following the West County CYC rules
  • Home games played at Ascension's gym
  • Away games played at other West County CYC parishes/schools

Teams will typically include a minimum of seven players, and a maxium of twelve players. We will make every effort to ensure that each child is assigned to a team, if registered by the deadline.


CYC ID Cards - No longer needed

Physical CYC cards are being replaced with an electronic membership. Players registering for the CYC Leauge will be charged a $5 annual membership fee and required to upload a photo to appear on rosters. Coaches will also be required to upload a photo, but will not be charged the $5 membership fee. Training League participants will not need to upload a photo.


Registration & Fees

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. Participants that register after the deadline, will be placed on a waiting list. We cannot guarantee placement on a team for late registrants.

CYC League (Grades 3-8) $145 per player

* A late registration Fee of $40 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. Please note this discount will only apply to your cart when all children are registered at the same time.

NOTE: There are many reasons why "the program can no longer accept players for that gender and age level", for example:

  • The teams are full. (If teams are full after this date, registrant will be put on a wait list.)
  • Hard deadlines with the CYC League - i.e. team/player information must be submitted.

Uniforms

The Ascension Basketball Program will provide team uniforms for all players in the CYC League (Grades 3-8).

All jerseys and shorts must be picked by a parent prior to the season and returned to one of the uniform collections at the end of the season. Please follow the appropriate care procedure and remember that these jerseys will be used by others in future years. Only wear the jerseys for games and not as play clothes. Also, please change before eating or drinking as stains are very difficult to remove. A fee will be assessed and your account suspended for failure to return the full uniform or for returning a damaged uniform.

Volunteer Information

Parent Participation - We Need Your Help!

All parents are encouraged to volunteer in a Sports 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 Coordinator for details on how to help. Parent Participation allows us to continue to provide sports programs!

Each volunteer 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.


Parent Volunteers
​Coaches & Assistant Coaches​
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must register each season in Team Sideline (no fee to register)
  • Please visit the "Coaches Corner" tab for Coaching requirements