Seven 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 600 are expected to participate.
Coach Dyer, who is the boys' 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 girls' 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.
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.”
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.
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.