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2020-2021 Season Cancelled


Basketball

 

Dear Optimist Families.

Unfortunately there will be no 2020-2021 basketball season with The Hilliard Optimist Club.  As The Director of Basketball Operations for the Club, I personally look forward to serving the more than 700 kids who participate in our program each winter.  This news hurts me as much as it hurts the kids who were looking forward to participating.  

The Pandemic has hurt us all in one way or another.  This specific decision comes down to two things:  Securing enough space to have a productive season and ensuring the safety of the participants and families who would be scrunched together during game days.  

We are truly sorry for this news, but we look forward to serving you and our youth in 2021.

Deryck Richardson
President and Director of Basketball Operations
Hilliard Optimist Club




Program Philosophy

  • To provide a safe and wholesome environment in which youth may experience the fun of playing basketball and develop the basic concepts of competition within the framework of good sportsmanship.
  • To teach basic fundamentals of the game of basketball.
  • To teach (by word and example) to give one’s best, regardless of one’s circumstances, always produces a winner.
  • To involve adults in helping achieve the above purposes whether as coaches, advisors, officials, fans, scorekeepers, timekeepers, etc...                      

The HOBL will be separated into four boys and four girls divisions ranging from the ages of 6-14 years old. 

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Division Breakdown:

Freshmen Division Boys and Girls teams 6-8 years of age as of 12/1
For inexperienced players who need additional training on fundamentals and
For those experienced players who are prepared for a slightly more competitive atmosphere.

Sophomore Division Boys and Girls teams 9-10 years of age as of 12/1
For all experience levels.  Rules are in place to keep teams evenly matched and game play competitive in a learning environment.

Junior Division Boys and Girls teams 11-12 years of age as of 12/1
For all experience levels.  Game play is more competitive with rules in place for balanced competition.

Senior Division Boys and Girls teams 13-14 years of age as of 12/1
For all experience levels.  Game play is equal to middle school playing rules for competitive competition.

- Registration is open until we reach capacity.
- Practices begin late November.
- Games begin on Saturday early December - HOBL Preview Games
- Tournament early March - HOBL Tournament for SO, JR, SR divisions


Practices and games are held at schools throughout the Hilliard City School District. 

No refunds for any reason, unless we can not place your child on a team due to capacity. 

If questions or need addition information,  please contact Basketball Director Deryck Richardson [email protected]


                 


 
 

 
 
 

 

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