Upcoming Events

COVID-19 UPDATE IN REGARDS TO JUNIOR POPES BASKETBALL

Our basketball season is cancelled due to the effects of COVID-19.  We were really looking forward to beginning our first season in 2020. All registrants will be given a full refund. Please keep looking back to our website for more updates regarding this season along with future opportunities. We are currently working to offer more opportunities for the youth of our community once we are able to do so safely. Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

Stay safe, happy, and healthy! Pray for one another, especially those suffering from the coronavirus.

Junior Popes

Girls Basketball

Summer Ball

June - July, 2020

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th

Pius XI

Girls Basketball

Fundamental Camp

Location: Pius XI Field House

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th

June 15th - 18th 

Pius XI

Girls Basketball

All-Star Camp

Location: Pius XI Field House

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th

June 29th - July 1st

 

Program Details

League Information


  • League: 1ON1 Milwaukee
  • 4th & 5th Grade Rules:
    • 18-Minute running halves
    • No pressing until last two minutes of the game
    • No Zones. Must play man to man
  • 6th and 7th Grade Rules:
    • 20-Minute running halves
    • ​Can press unless winning by 20+ points
  • League Rules:
    • Clock stops last one minute of each half.
    • Games will start on time
    • Two minute warm up
    • Half-time is three minutes
    • One 30-second time-out per half
    • Seven team fouls= Bonus
    • Ten team fouls= Double Bonus
    • Technical is two points and the ball
    • Five fouls per player
    • Each team must provide a score keeper
  • Overtime Rules
    • Overtime is first team to score (1 free throw counts as a score)
    • 4th & 5th (Two minutes to score otherwise each team shoots a free throw​ to determine winner.​​)
    • No timeouts in OT




Equipment


Athletes will be given a Junior Popes Spirit Pack which they can keep after the season:

  • Reversable Jersey
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Socks
  • Junior Popes Pass (This will give every athlete free admission to every Pius XI Basketball home game)
Athletes must provide their own:
  • Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Mouth Guard (if desired)
  • Basketball for practices




Practice Schedule


Practices will be held at Pius XI High School Field House (135 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee)

  • 4th Grade:
    • Wednesdays
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • 5th Grade:
    • Wednesdays
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • 6th Grade:
    • Mondays
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • 7th Grade:
    • Wednesdays
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • 8th Grade:
    • Mondays
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*This is a tentative schedule. The time and location of practices are subject to change at any time by discretion of the Junior Popes Basketball coaches and/or Youth Activities Coordinator, Kate Stone*




Game Schedule


Games run June 8th - July 30th Format: 16 Teams per grade level Two games per night (Play, sit, play) 12 Total games Games times are 6:00pm, 6:50pm, 7:40pm, & 8:30pm Scheduling: 4th Grade - Play on Mondays | @St. Judes 5th Grade - Play on Tuesdays | @St. Dominic's 6th Grade - Play on Tuesdays | @Pius XI High School 7th Grade - Play on Mondays | @Pius XI High School 8th Grade - Play on Wednesday | @Pius XI High School




Parent Code of Conduct


I will encourage sportsmanship by providing positive support of all players, coaches, and officials. I will treat all players, officials, coaches, and parents with respect regardless of race, sex, age, or ability. I will teach my child to do the same. I will be sure to maintain a positive attitude despite the outcome of any competition. The game is for my child and should always remain fun. I will not yell at my child or another participant for making a mistake. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike behavior such as booing, taunting, or using offensive language. I will respect the officials' calls and never yell at, approach, or question them during a competition. I will refrain from coaching during the game unless I am an official coach. I will never yell at, approach, or question a coach during a game. If I am upset with a coach's strategy or decision during a game, I will wait 24 hours to contact the coach and discuss my concern with them. I will show my dedication to the program by volunteering some of my time to assist in the success of the program. I will take the time to know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the competition. I demand a safe, healthy environment for my child that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances and I will refrain from their use. I understand I will be asked to leave a practice or competition if I show up intoxicated or in possession of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or other harmful substances. My number one goal as a parent is to make sure my child is safe and having fun.




Volunteer Policy


The Junior Popes is a program of volunteers. The success of the program depends on those who devote their time to it. We consider the program a family, and therefore, we must support each other. Each parent is required to devote some of their time to the program. Some volunteer positions may include:

  • Head/Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Concessions
  • Photographer
  • Scoreboard
  • Scorekeeper
  • Fundraiser/Banquet Volunteer

A signup sheet will be sent out in May.

Head Coaches who have a child on the team will pay a $100 registration fee instead of the $225. This position requires extra time and effort and so will be rewarded. Those who do not have the time to volunteer can utilize the buyout option. Parents who do not want to volunteer or cannot volunteer can pay $50 to cover their volunteer requirement. Your child is not fully registered and will not be able to play until you sign up for a volunteer position or pay the buyout fee.




Age Requirements


Players must be entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2020-2021 school year to be eligible to play for the Junior Popes.





 

Our Coaches

We are currently looking for coaches! If interested in coaching 5th-8th grade boys basketball, please send a resume to Youth Activities Coordinator, Kate Stone. Thank you!

Email: kstone@piusxi.org    Phone: (414) 290-7000

Pius XI Catholic High School

135 North 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Main Phone: 414-290-7000

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