The idea for the Sunday Fall Basketball League is derived from what many of us did as young players, while participating in fall sports (for me it was football), many of us would get the boys together on Sunday afternoons to play basketball so that we were ready when tryouts and the season came.
Our S.F.B.L. offers that same opportunity, focus on your fall sport but continue to prepare for the winter tryout and leagues.
Young men grades four through 12 will sign up as individuals and be placed on to a team of no more than nine players. Over seven weeks, players will receive drill instruction in our "Training Camp" game experience in our regular season and the opportunity to advance in our single elimination tournament.
While we do not have practice during the week, players will receive valuable instruction in game from their coaches who are Madonna University's players and staff. The S.F.B.L. thrives on having a great turnout so that we can place your son against players of his age and ability. We ask and encourage you to tell your friends about the league as it truly will create a better experience for all involved. We will work to create leagues of competitive age groups and size so that each player gains valuable experience.
2020 League schedule will be: September 13- October 25, 2020 (Sunday Afternoons)
Approximate Game Times by Division: Games begin Sunday September 20th and schedule will be released after the one-day training session. High School Division: 4th & 5th Graders College Division: 6th & 7th Graders Pro Division: 8th & 9th Graders All-Star Division: 10th, 11th & 12th These are windows that games could be played in and are subject to change based on total enrollment per division. Madonna Sunday Fall Basketball League Where: Madonna University When: September 13- October 25, 2020 (Sunday Afternoons) Who: Boys Grade 4-12 Cost: $200 Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Do the teams practice during the week? A: NO, teams will not practice during the week. We understand that your families are as busy as we are here at Madonna University. The goal of the league is to provide structured game experience for your son to help him prepare for the winter season.
Q: Who will coach the teams? A: Madonna University men's basketball players and coaches will coach the teams. The coaches will instruct the players in game situations and players will receive equal playing time. The Madonna University men's basketball players work very hard to ensure that each player receives valuable instruction.
Q: What time are the games? A: Games will begin as early as 12:30p.m. each Sunday. The youngest divisions will play their games first followed each age group after. Exact game times will be determined by the total number to participants in the league.
Q: What do I need to bring to my games? A: Aside from the obvious basketball shoes and apparel, you need to bring water with you each day. You will also be asked to wear your SFBL reversible jersey to each game. Water will not be provided by All-Star Camps. Please do not bring a Basketball with you, SFBL will provide all basketball equipment for you to use.
Q: Can my daughter play in the SFBL? A: All-Star Camps and the SFBL are run by the men's basketball staff and are for young men only. The women's basketball program offers many camps that may interest your daughter. Please see the youth camps page on MadonnaCrusaders.com.