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Mt. Vernon Optimist Sports, Academic Contests & Scholarships


The Mt. Vernon Optimist Club offers a Winter basketball program.

Basketball Commissioner Steve Ort. You can reach him via email at [email protected]!

The season will run from roughly November 29th, 2022 - March 12th, 2023.

Please review this posting in entirety, there are several changes this season!  Subject to revision and correction, without advance notice.

VOLUNTEER CLUB MEMBERS can receive a $110 youth sports registration coupon per membership in trade, that can be applied on-line.  We need active adult club members to help as gym / site monitors, light prep & cleanup, and we may have limited concession sales this season (pending approvals).

If you are interested to volunteer and be a member, first register for the 2022-2023 Optimist International FULL membership program on this website before you register your child in a sport (as the coupon must be issued by us then applied to a new, not already entered order).  When registering as a club OI member, specify your are an active volunteer AND select a volunteer role.  Not indicating volunteer & role can result in no coupon being issued.

BASKETBALL OPERATIONS VOLUNTEERS.  Assist as a division coordinator, coaches, referees, set up of gyms etc.  Please contact Brendan Fleming at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering to help.  If you are wanting to coach or be an assistant coach just fill out the volunteer request when you register your child.  Anyone wishing to coach who has not completed a background check in the last 6 months will be required to complete one prior to coaching.

REGISTRATION:  Multi-child discounts again this season. 

REGULAR REGISTRATION: Ends November 27h.  First regular registration $110.00, each additional regular registration $100.00.

o Co-ed Pre-K & K (instructional / coach-officiated / side courts / 27.5" ball / 7 1/2' rim)
o Girls 1st - 2nd (instructional / coach-officiated / side courts / 27.5" ball / 8' rim)
o Girls 3rd - 4th (coached / referee-officiated / 27.5" ball / 9' rim)
o Girls 5th - 6th (coached / referee-officiated / 28.5" ball / 10' rim)
o Girls 7th-8th (coached/referee-officiated / 28.5" ball/ 10' rim)
o Boys 1st - 2nd (instructional / coach-officiated / side courts / 27.5" ball / 8' rim)
o Boys 3rd - 4th (coached / referee-officiated / 28.5" ball / 9' rim)
o Boys 5th - 6th (coached / referee-officiated / 28.5" ball / 10' rim)
o Boys 7th - 8th (coached / referee-officiated / 29.5" ball / 10' rim)
o High School  Boys half court 3 on 3 - For Freshman -  Seniors, with all teams made up of 3-4 players.
o High School Girls half court 3 on 3- For Freshman - Seniors with all teams made up 3-4 players.

Coaches meeting & Team Selection - Place, exact date and time TBD.  Please this meeting is for coaches and assistant coaches only NO CHILDREN.

. ROSTERS FINALIZED & UNIFORMS ORDERED:  All team assignments are subject to the Basketball Commissioner's review, and can be revised as deemed necessary.


. PRACTICES:  Will start the week of December 6th and games will begin on Saturday Jan 8th.    No practices will take place during winter break.  We will be using multiple gyms within the school corporation and the community center in Fortville.  We will determine what age group practices and plays at which gym based on teams registered.

. TEAM / INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS:  TBD  Schedules to be distributed via coaches.

. TOURNEYS:  Tournament follows game season concludes week TBD.  Excludes pre-K/K grades.  Schedules to be distributed by coaches, not posted on website.  

No practices or games will be permitted  on Martin Luther King Jr., Day and President's Day due to schools being closed.  If a school is closed for weather, then events (practices and games are cancelled)


The Basketball / Baseball Weather Line is (317) 335-4123.  Check this phone number for any last-minute schedule changes such as due to inclement weather, etc.


Questions or concerns?  Contact us at email [email protected] 


Field Status

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Greenfield - Brandywine Park (08:17 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field #1 (6U,8U) (08:17 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field #2 (6U, 8U, 10U) (08:27 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field #3 (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U) (08:27 PM | 03/18/23)

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Mt Comfort Softball Fields (08:44 PM | 03/18/23)

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MCE Field #3 (6U, 8U, 10U) (08:45 PM | 03/18/23)

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MCE Field #4 (6U, 8U, 12U) (08:45 PM | 03/18/23)

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MCE Field #5 (11:29 AM | 03/28/23)

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Irvington Softball Fields (09:00 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field 1 (09:00 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field 2 (09:00 PM | 03/18/23)

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IRV Field #1 (09:01 PM | 03/18/23)

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IRV Field #2 (09:01 PM | 03/18/23)