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Mt. Vernon Optimist Sports, Academic Contests & Scholarships

BASKETBALL

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


Andy Williams is the Basketball Commissioner!  Reach him via email at [email protected]!


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 $90 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 2018-2019 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: September 23 to November 10, 2018.  First regular registration $90, each additional regular registration $80.
LATE REGISTRATION:  November 11 to 17, 2018.  First late registration $105, additional late regular registration $95.


. GRADE DIVISIONS:


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 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 half court 3 on 3 - For Freshman -  Seniors, with all teams made up of 3-4 players compete for 8 games & a tournament. Season starts after Winter Break.


. SKILLS EVALUATION: November 17, 2018 at Fortville Community Center (400 W Church St.) from 9AM to 1PM.  WALK-IN when convenient, there are no age-specific times this season.  The grades being evaluated are:

  • 1st graders
  • 2nd graders
  • 3rd graders
  • 4th graders
  • 5th & 6th graders
  • 7th & 8th graders

No Pre-K, K, high school half court 3 on 3 grade skills assessments.


. COACHES MEETING & PLAYER DRAFT:  Mt. Vernon Alumni Center (Administration Building) Wednesday November 28, 2018.  6:00-9:30PM Pre-K to 2nd grade divisions; 7:30-9:00PM 3rd+ grade divisions. Registered Head and Assistant coaches only;  no parents, nor children/players.  We will generally not guarantee/honor coach and teammate assignment requests, except where a coach has their child on the team.


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


. PRACTICES:  December 3, 2018 week start.  Practice schedules traditionally distributed by coaches direct to participants, not posted on the website.


. MVCSC WINTER BREAK:  No practices nor games will be conducted.


. TEAM / INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS:  January 16 & 18, 2019.  Schedules to be distributed via coaches.


. GAMES:  January 11 to February 23, 2019.  Game schedules to be posted on this website with automated system email reminders.


. MVOC RECOGNITION DAY & NIGHT AT MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL GAMES:  TBD


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

No practices or games will be permitted during Thanksgiving, Christmas break, Martin Luther King Jr., Day and President's Day due to schools being closed.  If a school is closed for weather, then events (practice nor games) will not occur that day.

 

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] 

MVO BBall Rules 2017.pdf (revised 2017)

Field Status

Open Open

Mt. Comfort (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Mt. Comfort Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Mt. Comfort Field 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Mt. Comfort Field 3 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Mt. Comfort Field 4 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Mt. Comfort Field 5 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Memorial Park Fortville (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Softball Field B (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Hampton Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Hampton Field 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Hampton Field 3 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Major/Minor (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Babe Ruth/Senior Babe Ruth (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Judy Terrell Field-Softball (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Judy Terrell Field Soccer (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Babe Ruth Diamond-Soccer (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Softball Field B Soccer #2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Softball Field B Soccer #3 (06:52 PM | 08/17/15)

Open Open

Softball Field B Soccer #4 (06:52 PM | 08/17/15)

Open Open

Brandywine Park Greenfield (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

South (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

North (06:30 PM | 04/16/18)

Open Open

GFSA (06:30 PM | 04/16/18)

Closed Closed

Fall Creek (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Zender (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Korb (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Commons (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Hayes (03:56 PM | 08/17/15)

Open Open

Kurtz Field 6 (06:14 PM | 04/14/18)

Open Open

Jacobs (02:11 PM | 04/15/18)

Closed Closed

Landmark Park (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Mt. Comfort Elementary (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Court 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

McCordsville Elementary (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Court 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Mt Vernon Middle School (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Main Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Auxiliary Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Fortville Community Center (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Court 2 (07:47 PM | 11/22/15)

Open Open

Meeting Room (10:12 PM | 10/22/16)

Closed Closed

Eastern Hancock (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Eastern Hancock High School (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Buck Creek Township Community Center (11:00 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Meeting Room A (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Banquet Room A (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Banquet Room B (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Mt Vernon High School (07:11 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U5 Field A (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U7 Girls Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U7 Boys Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U9 Girls Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U9 Boys Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U11/U13/U15 (08:11 AM | 08/23/17)

Open Open

U5 Field B (03:15 PM | 08/26/18)

Open Open

Doe Creek Middle School (01:56 PM | 04/09/17)

Open Open

Field 10 (01:56 PM | 04/09/17)

Open Open

Franklin Park (10:45 AM | 04/20/18)

Open Open

Field 1 (10:45 AM | 04/20/18)

Open Open

Riley Park (02:49 PM | 04/23/18)

Open Open

Field 3 (02:49 PM | 04/23/18)

Open Open

Lapel Skate Park (08:13 AM | 05/02/18)

Open Open

Field 1 (08:13 AM | 05/02/18)

Open Open

Fortville Elementary (07:15 AM | 01/31/19)

Open Open

Court 1 (07:15 AM | 01/31/19)