Jonny Wade’s basketball team, (from left) Logan Strong, Jacky Wade, Max Reeder, Bryce Hutchens, Ethan Guilander and Drew Plasmeier, show support for him during the 2015 JPRD Boys Basketball League.
Jerseyville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the boys’ basketball league.
The league will run January and February and is open to boys enrolled in first through eighth grade. Teams will be divided into first/second, third/fourth, fifth/sixth and seventh/eighth. Registration fee is $35 per child and includes a game shirt. Most games will be played at the Susnig Center, 401 Mound St., on nights and weekends. The department does not provide any equipment for the program. Parents are required to provide a basketball and non-marking soled shoes for each child. The league’s success depends on parents as volunteer coaches. Both residents and non-residents of the city are welcome to participate in the league. The registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 31. A $5 late fee will be applied to any registrations accepted after the deadline.
For the new seventh- and eighth-grade division, players cannot participate in the JPRD league if they are already in an organized school league.
JPRD will include an online registration option at no additional charge, with the use of a debit or credit card, specifically for the winter basketball programs at https://signupville.com/Jerseyville/Default.aspx. Parents can still register in person at the Susnig Center with cash or check and by mail with check.