Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District ATHLETIC CENTER 15707 SW Walker Road Beaverton Oregon 97006 (503) 629-6330 YOUTH BASKETBALL PARENT ORIENTATION and BASKETBALL REGISTRATION PARENTS MUST ATTEND ONE of the PAYS/Parent Orientation meetings listed below. At least one parent/guardian must attend a PAYS/Parent Orientation meeting every other year to register their child(ren). If a parent/guardian did not attend a PAYS/Parent Orientation in the fall of 2007 they must do so in the fall of 2008. Parents who attended in 2007 must present their PAYS number (on 2007 PAYS card received at the 2007 meeting) along with their THPRD residency card only at the THPRD Athletic Center. If a PAYS number is not available parent/guardian can call 503 629-6330 prior to October 24th to retrieve their 2007 number. A registration form will be provided at the THPRD Athletic Center upon proof of PAYS attendance, at the PAYS/Parent Orientation meeting for those that did not attend in 2007 or by email after PAYS confirmation. THPRD is proud to present the Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) program in conjunction with the 5th – 8th grade basketball registration. The purpose of the PAYS program is to educate and motivate parents to create a youth sports environment that is safe, positive, meaningful and fun for all involved. The Orientations will provide an overview of the THPRD youth basketball program structure and the changing culture of children’s sports. A parent must attend one of the PAYS/Orientations to sign up their child for the youth basketball program. You may attend any one of the locations/dates. Be sure to arrive on time as doors will close 5 minutes after the stated start time and entrance will not be allowed. Please plan on about 60 minutes for the PAYS/Parent Orientations. PAYS/PARENT ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION SCHEDULE All PAYS/Orientations begin at 7:00pm unless otherwise indicated. DATE LOCATION DATE LOCATION October 7 Conestoga Middle School October 23 Cedar Park Middle School October 8 Highland Park Middle School October 25 THPRD* 10:00am and 1:00pm October 9 Meadow Park Middle School October 28 Mt. View Middle School October 14 Mt. View Middle School October 29 Whitford Middle School October 16 Whitford Middle School November 1 THPRD* 10:00am and 1:00pm October 21 Stoller Middle School November 4 Cedar Park Middle School October 22 Five Oaks Middle School November 5 Highland Park Middle School * THPRD Dryland Training Center, 15707 SW Walker Road, across from pool ATHLETIC CENTER, 15707 SW WALKER RD., BEAVERTON, OR 97006 OFFICE: 503-629-6330, FAX: 503-629-6335 SPORTS DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Sports Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all its participants. The programs strive to establish a safe and caring environment that allows for individual and social growth by providing and facilitating positive fun and educational opportunities organized with responsible leadership. MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL PARENT INFORMATION NEW PARTICIPANTS TO THE PROGRAM NEED TO ATTEND A PAYS ORIENTATION THIS YEAR. Coaches and parents that attended PAYS in the fall of 2007 do not need to attend a PAYS this year, however, they will need their 2007 PAYS number to register their child. PROGRAM PURPOSE: The goal of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District youth programs is to put the needs of the children first in focusing on their overall physical and emotional development needs. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the 5th through 8th grade girls and boys to build fundamental basketball skills and to emphasize the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. The program is open to participants residing within the THPRD and/or Beaverton School District #48 and Lenox School boundaries. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS TEAM REGISTRATION: Teams are responsible to secure their own coaches. Coaches are responsible to collect all of their player’s payment receipts and fill out the team roster. Players must be from the same middle school attendance area and the roster needs to carry a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 players. Coaches will predetermine their level of competition (competitive or recreational) on their team roster and have the opportunity to change their competition level after the preseason jamboree. INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY: Players that sign up individually will need to attend the skills evaluation at the middle school specified on the tryout flyer that will be available at the PAYS Orientation meeting or the Athletic Center after October 1st. All players attending the evaluation will be placed onto a team. Coaches will contact their players and notify them of their first practice. METRO JR LEVEL: Metro Jr teams (highest level) will be formed according to high school boundaries. Each school area will have a Metro Jr team, per grade, per gender, if numbers allow. Players that make the Metro Jr team will pay a registration fee to THPRD and tournament fees to the Metro Jr coach. Players need to be able to commit to weeknights practices and be able to play weekend tournaments during the basketball season. The Metro Jr coach decides which tournaments the team will play in and may schedule tournaments outside the District boundaries. Tryouts dates and locations will be available at the PAYS Orientation meeting or at the Athletic Center and on www.thprd.org after October 1st. Players that tryout for a Metro Jr but do not make the team can still participate in the Middle School Basketball Program and will follow the individual registration procedures. PLAYER ID CARDS: All our participants will need to have a current THPRD ID card. If you already have a card for your child, you will need to include it on your registration form. If you do not have a card, you can apply at the Athletic Center or any THPRD facility. Please call the Athletic Center, 503-629-6330, for details and residency requirements. PLAYER FEES – MIDDLE SCHOOL: $136.00 per player. Players living in the Beaverton School boundaries but outside the THPRD boundaries will need to have paid their current Out of District Assessment fee. Players selected onto a Metro Jr team will pay $75.00 to THPRD and will have to pay additional fees for expenses such as tournaments, travel jerseys, etc to the team coach. The District will work with qualified in district families needing financial assistance but arrangements must be made prior to registration. For more information on financial assistance, please call Ann at 503-645-6433. PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS: THPRD’s philosophy of youth sports programs is focused on putting the needs of the children first and creating a fun and stress free program. The youth basketball program depends on volunteer coaches who lead the athletes through approximately 16 weeks of basketball. The volunteer coaches are a committed group of people giving many hours of their time to help young athletes enjoy the sport. Coaches must have an understanding and commitment of fair play, ethical behavior and integrity. If you or anyone is interested in coaching, please call 503-629-6330. PRACTICES & GAMES: Once teams are formed, coaches will contact their players with practice and game information. Depending on gym availability, practices will be 90 minutes long in the evenings between 4:00pm – 9:30pm. Our goal is to try to get each team at least 2 practices a week. Middle School teams will primarily play games on Saturdays between 9:00am – 3:00pm, with an occasional weeknight. Metro Jr teams will play in tournaments most weekends. Participants are not allowed to wear jewelry, shorts with pockets or belt loops, snaps or zippers or body glitter during practices and games. EQUIPMENT NEEDS: Shoes of the court shoe variety (no black soled running shoes) need to be worn. Players will provide their own gym shorts without pockets, zippers, snaps, buttons or belt loops. Please provide the appropriate jersey size on the registration form. THPRD provides reversible jerseys that need to be worn during all league/playoff games. INSURANCE: There will be NO medical insurance coverage. All players play at their own risk.