Six years ago North Paulding youth basketball was just a dream for Coach Ryan Dyer and Coach Scott Green, the varsity head basketball coaches at North Paulding High. Now youth basketball for grades k through 12 is a reality. In season one, in 2011, over 200 boys and girls participated and the numbers have grown steadily every year. This year over 450 are expected to participate.
Coach Dyer, who is the boy’s varsity basketball head coach at North Paulding, explained, “From the beginning this community was excited about the opportunity to play in our league. It’s great to see it continue to grow. Our goal was to foster a love for basketball from the beginning. It is amazing to look back and see all the wonderful happenings here at North and in the community due to the dynamics of the youth league”
Every year a goal of the North Paulding Youth basketball program is to increase the number of girls participating. Coach Green, the girl’s varsity head basketball coach at North Paulding says, “I know the girls are out there and they want to play. Our Middle school and high school programs are full. We have to get more of our younger girls playing at an early age. Our youth program is a great place for girls to start to develop a love for the game.” This season the plan is to have a league dedicated to girls for grades kindergarten through second, third and fourth grade, Fifth grade, and middle school age.
In addition to more girls, Coach Dyer would like to see more high school aged boys participating. “Last year we had about 100 high school boys playing in our league. I expect to see those numbers increase because the high school aged boys had such a good time competing against each other last year.”
Our youth program has a “Pre ballers” league.
This league allow our Pre-K and Kindergarten players to play in a league
all their own. It’s some of the most exciting
basketball you will ever see. If you have a 4 or 5 year old this is a fantastic
experience for both girls and boys.
Signups for the North Paulding Youth basketball league are open to all students in Paulding and surrounding counties. Registration is available at NorthPauldingbasketball.net under the “Youth Basketball” tab.
All students of all ages and basketball experience should look into the North Paulding Youth Basketball league for another fun and exciting season.