Classes and Special Events
This program is for 6- and 7-year-old boys and girls, and focuses on introducing the participants to basketball and the development of basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball, while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents dribbling/ball handling, shooting, passing/catching, and running/agility. Each week the exercises become increasingly difficult as the class progresses and the children show improvement. There are no designated teams or coaches. Parents are required to participate and assist with their child. The class is 45 minutes long once a week for 5 weeks and is limited 8 participants per class session. Class will be held at the Community Rec. Center 144 Wilson. Cost for the class is $40.00. All participants will be provided a basketball that they will keep.
SESSION 1: September 28 – October 26, 2019 from 11:00–11:45 a.m.
SESSION 2: September 28 – October 26, 2019 from 12:00–12:45 p.m.
SESSION 3: December 28 – January 25, 2020 from 11:00–11:45 a.m.
SESSION 4: December 28 – January 25, 2020 from 12:00–12:45 p.m.
Holiday Hoopla is a timed free throw shooting contest. Participants will have one minute to make as many free throws as possible. There are separate divisions for boys and girls. The first place finishers in each division will receive a prize. All proceeds will be donated to the Idaho Food Bank.Registration forms will be available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1844 Hurley Dr. the day of the event.Contact the Team Sports Office at 208-234-6235 or 208-234-6573 if you have any questions.
Registration: December 21, 2019
Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $3 per participant
Age Groups: 8–9, 10–11, 12–13, and 14+ years
Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1844 Hurley Dr., Pocatello
Junior Jazz Fun Shot Competition
Hosted by Pocatello Team Sports the Fun Shot is a FREE event for all boys and girls currently in 3rd – 8th grade (it is not necessary to be registered in the Jr. Jazz Basketball program). Participants will each get 1 minute (2 rounds) to see how many points they can score from various “spots” on the floor. Each round scored and tallied. All 1st and 2nd place winners in each division will be able to advance to the regional competition and compete. The winners of each age group at the regional competition will advance to the Finals to compete against kids from all over Utah, Southern Idaho, and Western Wyoming on the Vivint Smart Home Arena floor prior to a Utah Jazz game. Finals participants and parents will also receive free tickets to the Utah Jazz game that same day.
Date: January 25, 2020
3rd–4th Grade: 11 a.m.
5th–8th Grade: 12 p.m.
3rd & 4th Grade: Camille Mayer – 56 Points
5th & 6th Grade: Cami Schaack – 35 Points
7th & 8th Grade: Emma Sondergaard – 35 Points
9th & 12th Grade: Rachel Mayer – 64 Points
3rd & 4th Grade: Teague Wheatley – 96 Points
5th & 6th Grade: Steele Hoopes – 62 Points
7th & 8th Grade: Tyler Stevens – 74 Points
Winners qualify for the regional competition, which is currently to be announced by the Junior Jazz main office in Salt Lake City. Winners will be notified of the next competition date and location once it has been announced.