Boys Basketball - Grades 5-8
Boys basketball is available for boys in grades 5 through 8. Basketball is played in the Winter Sports Season, which usually begins in October and ends mid-March.
The JV boys' teams participate in the Father Schaus league, which starts in November and ends in March. The team is comprised of 5th and 6th graders. The JV league consists of 8-10 games, generally on Saturdays. Practices can be one or two days per week at the coach's discretion. There is a playoff tournament at the end of the season. Parental volunteers for scoreboard operation at home games is requested.
The Varsity boys participate in a Diocesan basketball league starts in November and ends in March. This league has 10 - 12 league games and playoffs. Practices can be 2 - 3 time per week at the coaches
discretion. The varsity boys may also participate in many tournaments throughout the year. We enourage teams to participate in as many High School-sponsored tournaments as possible so that the boys can visit the many Catholic High Schools (including Timon, Canisius, St. Mary's and St. Francis). The team is
eligible to qualify for the Diocesan playoff tournament if they finish high enough in the standings. Parental volunteers for scoreboard operation at home games is requested.
There is a cutoff date for submitting Permission Forms, especially for basketball players, which was instituted several years ago because of the late number of signups in previous years. The School needs to know how many players are interested, so we can assign teams, identify coaches, have enough uniforms ready for all players and register with the different leagues. If your permission form is received after the cutoff date, your child will be put on a waiting list and will only be added to a team if there is room.
Please see the QOH Athletics Home page for information about Permission Slips, registration fees, uniform deposits and deadlines to submit all forms/fees.