As questions come in regarding the upcoming Winter League, I thought it would be helpful to create a FAQ sheet for everyone
#1 When does registration open? OCTOBER 1ST
#2 Are there discounts available for multiple kids? The way I set up the registration so that everyone can enjoy the discount is by providing an Early Bird registration. The savings is $25 per registration
#3 What are the rim heights? K-2 will play on 8-foot rims, 3rd-8th Grade will play on 10-foot rims
#4 How many times do teams practice? Because of the number of teams that participate in Buzzardball coupled with the gym space available, ALL teams practice once a week for one hour. Buzzardball does offer outside sources for kids to get extra training if desired.
#5 When are the practices held? Starting the week of December 6th, practices are held during the week, ranging from 4:30-8:30 p.m. There are also practices on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Practice day/time are determined by the coaches. When you register, you will be able to list days/times that work best for you. I will make sure you will be matched up with a team that fits your desired criteria (99.1 percent success rate, meaning I will try my very best to honor your request).
#6 What are the practice and game locations? As of 9/24, still being determined right now. In the past, game locations included St. Michael's (K-2), Rio Americano High School, Jesuit High School, and Arden Middle School (3rd-8th). Practice sites are generally in the greater Sacramento area. Right now, Buzzardball has secured significant practice time at Sport Courts Fitness (home of Buzzardball Summer Camp.)
#7 Can I play on the same team as my friend(s)? Yes! A few years ago, Buzzardball moved away from doing a draft and allowing teams to be formed on their own. In Buzzardball, you have options. 1. Register as an individual and be placed on a team. 2. Register with a few friends and be coupled with other players 3. Register as a whole team (8-10 players). This can be indicated on your registration.
#8 Explain competitive vs. rec divisions? Because we have a wide range of players who participate in Buzzardball, each age division (3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th) allows kids to participate in a competitive division (older kids, advanced younger players) OR rec divison (younger kids, older kids who are beginners). The choice is yours. It does vary if you are registering with other friends or a whole team.
#8 Explain ranking our child? On the registration form for 3rd-8th Graders, you will be asked to rank your child. This helps with putting teams together. Don't associate your ranking with your decision to have your child play in a competitive or rec division.