Dear Parents and Players,
Welcome to the 43rd campaign of East Marietta Basketball!!
With an enrollment of over 850 boys and girls from the 3rd through the 12th grades, our program is the most successful in Cobb County. Accordingly, the quality of the program is directly related to level of parental participation. In order to keep up our level of success, East Marietta needs your full support. More than ever, we need volunteers to coach as well as administrate. We also graciously welcome any additional funds through sponsor contributions.
The registration fee this year will be $ 170 per child. If paid by the deadline. After the deadline the fee will be $ 185 per child. The deadline is September 29 for the 10U and 12U age groups and November 3 for the 14U;16U; and 18U age groups. Registration closes after the tryouts.The registration fee for each additional child in the same family is $ 160 (In order to get the discount, multiple players must be registered at the same time). As a point of record, over $ 155 of a child's $ 170 registration fee goes toward gym rentals and referees. The remaining portion is for uniforms, trophies, and other operating expenses.
The league divisions are as follows: 10U Boys, 10U Girls (3rd Grade minimum for the 10U age group),12UBoys, 12U Girls, 14U Boys, 14U-18U Girls, and16U-18U Boys.
As in years past, we have 2 different skill levels (Division 1 & 2), for 10U Boys, 12U Boys, and 14U Boys.
Every child must register and attend tryouts to be placed on a team. If, however, the gym time that we are negotiating is reduced, or if we do not get enough volunteer coaches, we may be forced to reduce the number of players proportionately and refund their money. If this does occur, reductions may have to be made based upon the registration numbers, which are assigned in the order that applications are received. Completing the online application by the due date will ensure participation in the league for your child.
Tryouts/Evaluations are conducted for coaches to judge each player's abilities and equalize the teams. All teams in the East Marietta Basketball program are drafted with parity as the ultimate goal. It is therefore mandatory that all players get evaluated at the tryout. It is possible your child could lose his/her spot and be placed on a waiting list should they not attend. (Please note: 14U Boys; 14U-18U Girls and 16U-18U Boys start their season later and do not have tryouts until November 8 th).16U-18U boys tryouts are November 15th
REGISTRATION: Please go to the online application link and follow the instructions to complete the registration process. A credit card is required for payment. Please contact the commissioner of your age group if you have any questions.
Please be advised our league is a competitive league. The season consists of 9 regular season games and a post-season double elimination tournament. Trophies will be awarded to the tournament champions and runner up teams. Our tournament is scheduled to be completed by February 12, 2012.We will then conclude our season with our in-house all star games that are scheduled to be played between February 15 and February 18, 2012.
Please note that our schedule is subject to change due to school closings (inclement weather, school events, etc). We will do our best to minimize these schedule changes and will communicate these changes asap.
Practices are usually held on Friday nights, Saturdays or Sundays, with most games on Saturday and Sunday. Due to our limited gym time coupled with the length of our season, there will be some week night practices and games, but these are scheduled on a limited basis. The gyms used for games and practices are centrally located in the East Cobb area.
During the 2-week pre-season , each team will have 2 practices per week … after the season begins, there will be one practice and one game per week. Any other team practice held by a coach is not allowed. Thus, there is absolutely no requirement from parents or players to pay additional costs for individual practices.
Here at East Marietta, our league objective is to foster keen, but fair competition, while building character within the boys and girls. Together, with your help, we are dedicated to maintaining the standard of quality that has been established over the past 41 years by our predecessors.
One final thought…as parents, we set the example and influence the atmosphere under which our children play and grow. Let us work together to insure that our children enjoy themselves and look forward to the games in our program. Let's have a great season!!
Director of Basketball Operations
Prior to the formation of teams during the week of October 14th, please direct your questions to the appropriate Commissioner of your child's league. A list of commissioner names and phone numbers can be found on our web site www.eastmariettabasketball.com. After the formation of teams, your child's coach or assistant coach should be able to answer all of your questions.