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Season of basketball awaits youngsters

Season of basketball awaits youngsters

For more than 20 years, boys and girls have honed their basketball skills in the Scripps Ranch chapter of National Junior Basketball (NJB). NJB’s parent-run program is designed to introduce, teach and develop the fundamentals of basketball, as well as to promote good sportsmanship, teamwork and healthy competition.

Last year Scripps Ranch NJB had more than 40 teams and 400 neighborhood children in its program. Practices are typically once a week (between Monday and Friday at either 4:30 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m.) and games are played on Sundays, usually at the Scripps Ranch High School gym.

The fourth grade girls and seventh grade boys teams won the NJB National Championship in their respective divisions.

Unfortunately, due to the program’s inability to secure sufficient court space, Scripps Ranch NJB will not offer Division 1 (seventh and eighth grade) basketball this season. However, the program will continue to feature basketball for boys and girls in grades 3-6.

The season runs November through February.

Visit ScrippsRanchNJB.org to learn more and to register children for a fun season of basketball. Registration closes on Sept. 29.

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