Our daughter was in softball over the summer and we just got information about basketball. Just wondering if anyone has participated in this before? The basketball goes from end of September to beginning of March. Every Saturday they either have practice or a game.
I had two daughters play PGSL basketball. It is not real intense and is a good way to find out if they have the interest or skill to play in school. They have rules to assure equal playing time. Usually a dad or mom coaches the team.
I played in PGSL for years, both softball and Basketball, my mom coached both of my teams every year, but the program itself is very good! Well run, and always gave us somewhere to go during the cold months! However, now that I think about it, that was several years ago, but from what I have heard the program is still the same!
The PGSL is run very well. The best run league in Peoria for girls sports. Basketball is top notch and fair as can be for the house league. If your daughter is good enough to be asked to play on the travel team it is a huge bonus. House league plays every Saturday. Travel teams can play much more depending on the coach. It is a great way to get started in sports and to find out if you really want to put the time and effort into such endeavors. Softball runs the same way,but the travel teams aren`t usually as competitive as the basketball travel teams. Richwoods and Peoria Notre Dame girls make up about 80% or more of the league.
Our daughter will just be starting out in the rookie league. She is in 3rd grade.
Softball over the summer was WONDERFUL!! One of the girls on her team got sick and they discovered she had a brain tumor. All the teams were able to donate their change and money from the concessions on a Saturday was donated as well. We felt this was a very good thing to ask the children to do.
Fourth grade year of basketball can be a very telling year. 2nd,3rd,and 4th graders all play in the same division. So your daughter will be one of the oldest. This is the year to take notice of her skills and knowledge of the game. It evens out from there 5th & 6th graders together, then 7th & 8th.
My daughter was in PGSL for 2 years now, we are hoping someone will pick her up since her orginal team was trying to find another coach and was unsucessful. So if anyone hears about a team needing players my daughter is 5'8 and is 16 years old and is looking to play again.
We've done basketball - not as organized or as well run as the Catholic school league, but still enjoyable and everyone gets a chance to play. My only gripe is you get to choose what team you want to be on, therefore some of the better girls (at an older age than your daughter) seem to put themselves on the same team. I would prefer the teams be slated randomly.