2018 FALL LEAGUE INFORMATION

Important: Please check both buttons to verify your roster, game times, and gym location this weekend. 

Please remember that we are using two different locations for league play this season.  Locations rotate so please double check your location each week. 

Big Run Athletic Complex
4205 Clime Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
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Cleo Dumaree Athletic Complex
276 S Nelson Rd, Columbus, OH 43205
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PARENTS:

Welcome to the 3rd annual Mid Ohio Pumas Fall League. With 300 players in the league this year, games should bring a diversity of opportunities for all levels of players. We would like to outline a few things as we head into the 1st week.

REAL MEN WEAR PINK

A quick note to inform you of why the kids will be wearing black reversible jerseys, with pink lettering.

This year I (Dave Mirgon) have been nominated as one of 35 men in Central Ohio to compete in the REAL MEN WEAR PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. This is a competitive and fun campaign to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I have chosen to raise funds on behalf of Shannon Schmidt, who recently lost her battle with breast cancer at age 46. Shannon has two boys Aidan and Gabe Schmidt who have been lifelong Mid Ohio Pumas.

More details will emerge the next two weekends during Fall League. This weekend I will discuss these details with parents and players at the grades 3-7 facility and the following weekend with grades 8+.

I need some help from parents before this weekend. My hope is that you can share this campaign with them, so they may embrace our cause and fully understand why they will be wearing a pink jersey this fall.

We will be posting pictures and our message on social media over the next 5 weeks.  Here is the link for more details.

Championship weekend for Fall League will kick off the month of October and breast cancer awareness month.  We hope all of you as parents can contribute by wearing pink that day and we can get a gym full of PINK to share via social media to spread our message and show our support!

ROSTERS:

Rosters are currently set up based on aligning kids to their schools 1st and foremost.  We will take this 1st week to adjust rosters to even them out from there. Keep in mind we won’t ever be able to make this perfect, so please approach with an open mind.

In the MS and HS level, we have to maintain rosters to keep only 2 players per MS or HS on a team, per OHSAA rules.

PLAY FORMAT:

3-5th Grade League

We will begin each week with 30 minutes of intense skill work, designed to create good offensive and defensive flow.  We will integrate core concepts throughout the 5 weeks. This is also a great time for parents who would like to help their child improve in the game to be paying attention, so you can reinforce concepts.

We will play two 20 minute halves with 10 man rosters, rotating 5 new players in every 5 minutes. Coaches will ref the games so they can stop and instruct as needed. There are no fouls kept.

One game per weekend, plus the skill work is plenty! These youngsters will be tired and that is why we keep 10 man rosters at this age.

6-8th Grade League(s)

We will play two 20 minute halves, rotating new players in every 5 minutes.

1 timeout per half and the clock stops final minute on any dead-balls.

3-minute warm ups and 3-minute halftime

Final 2 minutes you can freely substitute as needed.

We will carry 1 ref per court. Only team fouls will be kept. Shooting 1 shot after 8 fouls in half, with 1 automatic point. All ‘and 1’ shots will count as a basket and a foul shot made.  Two shot fouls we will shoot 1 shot only with an automatic point.

High School League

We will play two 20 minute halves, rotating new players in every 5 minutes.

1 timeout per half and the clock stops final minute on any dead-balls.

3-minute warm ups and 3-minute halftime

Final 2 minutes you can freely substitute as needed.

We will carry 2 refs per court. Only team fouls will be kept. Shooting 1 shot after 8 fouls in half, with 1 automatic point. All ‘and 1’ shots will count as a basket and a foul shot made.  Two shot fouls we will shoot 1 shot only with an automatic point. Points will be kept on each player.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What happens if my son/daughter has an ACT and will miss the first week?

 A: That’s perfectly fine.  School first! We will likely keep them on the roster assigned.

 

Q: Will games be played at the same location each week?

A: NOOOOOOO!!!! Just remember that you never go to the same location two weeks in a row. They alternate back and forth week to week.

 

Q: Are you keeping records and stats?

 A: We will be keeping records and will play a championship weekend for FUN.  We will only be keeping stats at the HS level as they will have numbers on their jerseys.  We will push some stats out via Twitter and Facebook.

 

Q: What do I do if I want to be a scorekeeper/clock operator because I LOVE to volunteer my time for my child?

A: Please email us back and put in the subject line (Volunteer Scorekeeper/Clock Operator) or find us during the 1st week and let us know.

 

Q: Will there be an entry fee each week and will there be concessions?

A: NO!  There will be no gate fee and please make sure you bring extra water bottles and Gatorade.  There are some vending machines and drinking fountains.

 

Q: When will we get our T-shirts?

A: They will arrive by week two.

 

Q: When are MID OHIO PUMAS tryouts for next spring?

A: We will be hosting tryouts the weekend after the FALL LEAGUE ends 10/13.  Location and Time TBD.

 

Q: When Should I arrive for games and will I hear from my coach before Saturday?

A: Arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your listed time, you will meet your coach at the court assigned on the 1st week.