St. John girls learn that basketball is more than just a sport. Not only do the girls learn the fundamentals – dribbling, passing, shooting, and running plays – but they also learn teamwork and playing with sportsmanship and dignity.
Practice is a time to learn and hone skills and build up teammates. Games demonstrate their learned skills and test and teach good Christian character toward their opponents and fans. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. during the regular season.
Depending on the number of girls going out for the team, St. John may be able to field two teams, a ‘B’ team for grades 5 and 6 and an ‘A’ team for grades 7 and 8.
There are typically one to two games per week running from November through early February, and there are several tournaments during the season.
The league is made up of parochial schools from the surrounding Berlin and Fox Valley area.