As an organization and with the guidance of Coach Plum, we strive to provide a high quality basketball program for grades 3-6. We push our players to have fun while improving skills and in-turn level of play, lending itself to more competitive opportunities throughout the year. Our youth program is designed with the end in mind; we want to develop any players involved in our program to become successful high school players. Our skill development, team placement and overall program philosophy places this as our most important goal when it comes to the on-court development of our players.
Typical tournament schedule. Can be adjusted based on coaches and director preference:
● Three tournaments between November and December
● Two tournaments between January and February
Winter League through Conqueror or OSA (COVID-19 limitations will determine league) beginning in January with games on Saturday or Sunday through February or first week in March depending on the league.
Coaches for grades 3-6 will be expected to cultivate self-confidence in players as well as skills appropriate for their teams abilities. Players will learn the core abilities and techniques: Dribbling, Passing, and Shooting. Players will gain expertise in other fundamental court awareness activities such as offensive and defensive strategies, in-bound plays, referee calls, proper etiquette on and off the court and last but not least have FUN!
COST: $275 or $325 depending on if a uniform is needed, which includes reversible jersey, shorts, shooting shirt and certified basketball. We are also adding an extra benefit that isn't part of the fee, which includes the optional spring/summer/fall skill development sessions that will be provided by Coach Plum and his staff.
PAYMENT: We have two options for payment: 1) Pay In Full at the time of registration 2) Pay half at the time of registration and then the second payment will be on 9/1/2021
PRACTICES: At Fort Calhoun School Gyms - TBD by coaches and directors
GAMES: Played in the Omaha and surrounding areas, we may try for one traveling tournament, in addition to participating in the same tournaments as an organization to instill camaraderie amongst all grade levels.
SHOES: Players will be required to have “Gym Only” shoes to help protect the courts, no street shoes are allowed for practices at Fort Calhoun’s school gyms.
Registration Deadline: April 16th
Please contact the girls' basketball director or high school head coach Marty Plum if you have any questions. You can reach Brett Greenough or Coach Plum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or FCYSO at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now register your little t-baller!
Ages: 3-6 (through kindergarten)
Dates: The season usually begins in May and ends in mid-June. Teams practice once or twice prior to games and then have one to two games a week.
Equipment: Each t-ball player will get a shirt and hat. Your coach will let you know about pants (if required). Parents should supply a bat, and glove for their player.
Registration closes 2/26/2021.
FCYSO offers two baseball options for our town. We have a recreational league as well as more competitive teams. Each summer our baseball organization hosts evaluations. If your player did not attend evaluations and/or get placed on one of the more competitive teams please complete the below registration.
7u - $150
8u - 12u - $200
13u - 14u $220
If your child made one of competitive teams, registration is below the first link.
For players that qualified for one of the more competitive teams, here is the pricing breakdown:
9u Competitive: $250
11u Competitive: $400
12u Competitive: $250
14u Competitive: $400
8U - $185
10U - $200
Players need to purchase their own black pants, helmets and for games.
10u players are required to wear face masks during their games. Parents are expected to purchase this.
Season details to come. Expectation for players:
--2 practices a week.
--1-2 games a weekend.
--1-2 tournaments throughout the season.
Refund Policy: From the date of the posted registration closing:
DAY 1 through DAY 7, 100% refund.
DAY 8 through DAY 14, 50% refund.
After DAY 14, you will be required to fulfill your volunteer hours or be responsible for the volunteer deposit.
DAY 15 NO REFUND - NO EXCEPTIONS!
FCYSO is here to introduce the community in our youth to various sports that are played at the high school. FCYSO prioritizes recreational play during the younger years, focusing on fundamentals and getting players excited to come out and play.
Our POV on youth athletics:
1. We should encourage development in players.
2. Players should be having FUN. We need them to want to play the sport through 12th grade. We are mindful of burnout.
3. Recreational play is the priority in grades K - 4. As your players age up (5th grade +), when we have the numbers to do so we will create A/B splits to allow our more gifted athletes the opportunity to be more competitive.
4. We do support tournament play (competitive) if there is interest from parents. This is in addition to regular season play. This doesn't replace standard season team objectives.
The FCYSO board spends time learning and listening to the appropriate direction for your player. As children grow some develop early and others develop later. Our goal is to keep as many kids interested in the various sports as possible so we have enough players at the high school level.
The purpose of the Fort Calhoun Youth Sports Organization is to create a Youth Sports Program based upon the ideals of good sportsmanship, integrity, and teamwork taught through organized athletic activities. The primary goal is to foster these qualities within each individual child in a positive environment
Regular Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00 pm at City Hall
Next Regular Board Meeting - March 8th, 8:00 pm (revised time)
FCYSO Board Retreat - April 2021 (TBD)
FCYSO Annual Business Meeting - TBD
Text/ Email Alerts when Fort Calhoun Ball Fields Are Rained out for FCYSO Events!