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Welcome to Lake Athletics

Basketball Registration 2019 is now open for Players in grades 2 thru 8. 

We are opening up our 3rd  & 4th grade program to 2nd graders this year. 

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18.

Links to begin registration process is at the bottom of this page.

 

Lake Athletics Waiver - REQUIRED

Please review the permission and waiver consent form by clicking here. Acknowledgement and acceptance of this will be captured in the Registration Form.

 

About Lake Athletics

Our Lady of the Lake Athletics (A.K.A Lake Athletics) offers student-athletes the opportunity to experience meaningful growth as Christian individuals through personal accomplishment and the pursuit of success with their team all while learning how to prioritize their commitments to their school, their families and to their communities. The goals of our program include the advancement of the age appropriate athletic skills of our students while fostering the value of teamwork, sportsmanship as well as encouraging the development and love of lifelong physical fitness.

Playing for a Lake team is a privilege that must be EARNED on and off the court and in or out of the classroom. Proper conduct, respect for others and your community, sportsmanship, and leadership are tenets of a successful student-athlete at Our Lady of the Lake. A player who challenges this philosophy will risk their privilege to play for Lake.

Lake Athletics focuses on the progression of athletic, competitive and sportsmanlike development in an age appropriate manner across each of our programs.  Our youngest student-athletes in the lower grades focus on fundamentals of skills required to play the game, getting to know the rules and how to play the respective sport while being respectful student athletes. Our developing athletes receive equitable playing time during games. As athletes progress through the program, skill levels will improve as competitive play intensifies. Our older student athletes may earn playing time based on skill, leadership and game situations as determined by the coaching staff. While the coaches work to ensure players experience competitive play where possible, all players may not play every game at the JV and Varsity levels.

TeamSnap

Lake Athletics utilizes TeamSnap to faciliate scheduling and most communications at the team or organization level. Look for invitations to join your Lake team on TeamSnap shortly following registration. Fees to support TeamSnap for the school are built into the Registration Fees at approx $10/player.

Volunteers

The success of our program requires the contributions of many. Parent involvement enriches our childrens' experiences as well as the school community as a whole. Coaches, parents, student athletes, fans, school staff and many others all contribute to run successful programs so we can all enjoy the season. We ask our parents to willingly step up to help and get involved which always proves to be a rewarding experience for all. We offer a variety of ways in which to get involved: team parent (scheduling other parents for tasks), scorebook, game clocks, snack bar, team dinners, Lake Athletics End of Year Dinner and more. Please chip in  - you meet friendly folks and it makes the season a ton more fun for all. Many hands make light work!

Programs

Our Lady of the Lake Athletics currently supports two programs, co-ed Volleyball and Basketball for both boys and girls at varying age levels. Programs are offered based on active registered players. Not all programs may be viable if registration does not support it.  We are also open to supporting additional programs should support and interest dictate doing so.

Practice Slots

As our volunteer coaches have many commitments, practice times will vary for each program. Some coaches’ availability allows for practices to be held immediately following school dismissal or beginning later in the afternoon in which you may opt to enroll your child in aftercare on those days. (refer to Quick Links for Aftercare information). Some coaches’ conduct practices early evenings and weekends where gym space permits. We encourage families to come forth if your child is interested to play and there is concern or question as to transportation challenges. Solutions across the network of families may be available.

Volleyball

Grades 5/6 & 7/8

NEW for 2019-2020!!! Essex County CYO Policies are now in place for Volleyball 2019-2020 Seasons. Volleyball is no longer CO-ED. Therefore, GIRLS only will play in the Fall. Boys ONLY Volleyball will take place in the Spring of 2020.

Games are weeknights or weekends starting in late September and run through October. Games take place at varying schools throughout the league, often on weeknights, some weekends. The season concludes the first weekend in November with playoffs. Parents will be asked to assist with the game clock at each home game. Parents will also be slotted in for duties such as collection of door entry fees, 50/50 and helping run the snack bar in our auditorium.

Basketball, Girls & Boys 

Grades 3 & 4, 5 & 6 (JV) and 7 & 8 (Varsity)

If registration supports it, Lake Basketball will field 3 teams for girls (3rd & 4th grades, 5th & 6th grades, and 7th & 8th grades) and the same assortment for boys.  Basketball extends the Winter from November through February, culminating in possible tournament play for our JV and Varsity teams. The option to begin practices earlier is available to coaches and players who are available to participate. In general, practices are during the week with games reserved for either Saturday or Sunday during weekend. However, occasionally teams do play on Thursday or Friday evenings. As we expect inclement weather, games are rescheduled as promptly as possible in cooperation with involved teams. 

3rd & 4th Grade:  Play at this level is focused on fundamentals and building core basketball skills as well as a learning the basics of the game. It is also governed by the All-Play rule, 8 minutes per game. Sportsmanlike conduct, respect for teammates, coaches, officials, fans, equipment and facilities is also reinforced. Also, while kids see NBA-style play on TV, we encourage players to learn and focus on the fundamentals of the sport and discourage that play in the gym at this age level. Game time play is equitable throughout the team regardless of score with subs every (4) minutes. Tournaments at this age are limited. Practices generally 1-2 weeknights; games 2-3 per week, mostly weekends. Coaches must be informed of planned (e.g. vacation) and unplanned absences (e.g. illness, transportation ) in advance or shortly thereafter the practice.

5th & 6th Grade: (JV)  As expected, this level is more competitive yet we play under the new "All Play" rule, 8 min per game.  Players should be improving upon their skills and their understanding of the game while demonstrating leadership, respect and sportsmanlike conduct throughout the Lake community. Game situations will dictate which players are on the court during any game situation. Practices generally 2-3x per week afterschool or evenings; games 2-3 per week, mostly weekends. Players are required to attend all or most practices in order to qualify for the "All Play" rule. Coaches must be informed of planned (e.g. vacation) and unplanned absences (e.g. illness, transportation ) in advance or shortly thereafter the practice.

7th & 8th Grade: (Varsity) At this level, the players are expected to have developed their skills further and demonstrate instincts about the game and opponents. This is also governed under the "All Play" policy as enforced by the Archdiocese of Newark. As our oldest, more experienced student athletes, these players also have the unique  responsibility as role models to the other student athletes. We encourage this peer leader opportunity to be taken seriously as the player can benefit and grow as a person and leader. As expected, proper conduct and citizenship is also reinforced and expected at this level. Game situations will dictate which players are on the court during any game situation. Practices generally 2-3x per week afterschool or evenings; games 2-3 per week, mostly weekends. Players are required to attend all or most practices in order to qualify for the "All Play" rule. Coaches must be informed of planned (e.g. vacation) and unplanned absences (e.g. illness, transportation ) in advance or shortly thereafter the practice.

Basketball Registration & Fees

IMPORTANT: Payment via PayPal/Credit Card is required for beginning registration. Once payment has been completed, you will be taken to the registration portal. 

FEES: Basketball registration fees are $105/player. This covers league fees as dictated by the Archdiocese of Newark OYYAM, league referees, and TeamSnap which is approx $10/player.

Uniform Fees: $65 per Full Kit, required for all new players. Returning players may size up a jersey ($35) or shorts ($30) separately if needed. Use the Basketball Uniform Order form to order.

 

Basketball Registration 2019 is now open for Players in grades 2 thru 8.

We are opening up our 3rd  & 4th grade program to 2nd graders this year. 

REGISTRATION CLOSES Friday, OCTOBER 18.

REGISTRATION: $105/per player.

Please use the following link to initiate the Basketball Registration process, starting with PayPal. Once done on the PayPal site, you'll be directed to "Return to Merchant" which will bring you to the form to enter your player's information and complete the registration process. Following Registration, you will have the option to order and pay for a UNIFORM. Uniform fees are separate.

  1. If you are registering more than one player, you need to repeat the registration process for each player.
  2. All major credit cards and PayPal transactions are accepted.
  3. You don't need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal.  If paying by credit card, just select the credit card option.
  4. Please click the Buy Now button below to begin.

Basketball Uniforms

The Our Lady of the Lake Basketball Uniform is required for all players who play on a Lake Basketball team. Players purchase and own these uniforms, ideally for multiple seasons. 

New players need a full kit. Cost: $65. This includes a 2 ply, reversible navy blue and white jersey and 2 ply reversible navy blue and white shorts. Returning players have the option to size up to a new jersey and/or shorts.

Uniform Purchase Process

1) Pay First, Choose Sizes Later: From the Uniform Options drop down below, choose the uniform option that applies. Then select: BUY NOW.  Don't worry, SIZES WILL BE SELECTED ON THE UNIFORM ORDER FORM. Upon completion, select "Return to Merchant" to be taken to the Uniform Order Form.

2) Uniform Order Form: This form is for the player uniform sizing and number selection (new players only).

Uniform Options
Player Name

 

 

 

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