MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Oct. 24, 2018) – The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is seeking basketball coaches for its youth basketball leagues. Previous coaching experience is not required, and MPRD will provide training.
“All coaches for MPRD teams are volunteers,” says Matt Hansen, athletic division chief. “Annually over 1500 individuals offer their time to support our programs.”
“For there to be scheduled practices and games, it’s vital that coaches are secured as soon as possible,” Hansen said. “We would be unable to operate without these generous individuals and for that, we are very thankful.”
As MPRD’s registration numbers continue to grow, so too does the need for coaches. Winter basketball received a record number of participants this year with 800 children registering for Fundamental Basketball and 900 registering for the Lowcountry/Recreation League.
The three basketball leagues in need of volunteers are the Fundamental Basketball league, the Lowcountry Basketball league, and the Recreation Basketball league. The Fundamental Basketball league is for ages 5-8 and focuses on the principles and basics of basketball. The Lowcountry Basketball league is for grades 6, 7 and 8 while the Recreation Basketball league is for ages 9-18.
For the Fundamental league, practices will begin early to mid-November. Practices and games will be scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays with an occasional week night. There will be no practice nor games during the holiday weekends of November 23rd and December 21st. If you are interested in volunteering for this league, please contact Garrett Heatherington at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-884-2528. Forms can also be found online at http://www.tompsc.com/430/FUNdamental-Sports near the bottom of the page.
For the Lowcountry basketball league and Recreation basketball league, all practices will start during the week of December 17th. There will be no games nor practices on December 24th- December 26th, nor January 1st. Games will begin the week of January 7th. For anyone who is interested in making a difference and coaching either of these leagues, please contact Terri Steed at email@example.com or call 856-6078.