The 2014 Thunderball Basketball League is quickly approaching for all Grade 4 to 7 boys and girls in the Comox Valley.
This 24th edition of the league was started by Grant Ashlee and has continued with directors Larry Street and Blake Tobacca running the mini basketball programs out of G.P. Vanier (Grade 6 and 7s) and Lake Trail Middle (Grade 4 and 5s) on Sunday mornings.
The league starts the first Sunday of April (6th) and continues for seven Sundays through June 1. All the coaching is primarily high school basketball players from Vanier and Mark Isfeld schools, with direction from the directors and they certainly welcome any parents who wish to help as well.
“Over the years we usually get between 120 and 150 youngsters who want to play the game. Each Sunday includes a half hour practice followed by a 45-minute game, and the emphasis is on fun!” Sttreet said.
There are various ways to register. The first sign-up night is on Monday, March 10 between 6 and 8 p.m. and there will be another one on Monday night March, 31. Interested participants can also pick up registration forms at all the elementary and middle schools, or you can send a form by e-mailing email@example.com.
For further information, contact Larry Street at 250-703-3646. Forms can also be picked up at G.P. Vanier’s main office during the school day. Cost is $40 per registrant, or $50 if you want a basketball. This includes a team shirt, 20 hours of instruction and game time, and plenty of good times!
– Thunderball Basketball League