FAQs

How old must my child be?
When is registration?
How much does it cost?
What is the refund policy?
Do I have to live in Beaumont?
How long does the season last?
How often and where do teams practice?
When are the games and how many do they play?
How much will my child get to play in games?
How are coaches selected?/Can I coach my child’s team?
How are teams formed?
Why does my child have to tryout?
Will my children play on the same team?
Can my child play up in an older age group?
Does my daughter have to play on a team with boys?
What are the ages for each league?


How old must my child be?

Any child that is at least 6 years old and not older than 14 by August 1 of the current registration year is eligible to register. Under no circumstance will a child that is not of age be allowed to register.
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When is registration?

Registration is held normally in October each year. Be sure to check our website www.beaumontlittledribblers.com for registration announcements. A couple of weeks prior to registration we will publish registration information on our website and on our Facebook page.
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How much does it cost?

Registration fees will be determined prior to registration. Your registration fee will cover the cost of your child’s uniform, gym rentals, trophies, and referee fees. Expect the registration fee to range from $75 per child to $100 per child. We will not know the exact cost of the registration fee until all contracts have been negotiated and agreed upon. Beaumont Little Dribblers makes every effort to keep our registration fees as low as possible but there are many expenses that we have to make sure we can cover. Scholarships are available on an individual basis for those families that truly have a need. We also gladly accept donations to help defray our costs.
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What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be given ONLY during the registration process.  Online registrations will be refunded through the online registration website to the card that was charged.  We will not refund cash to credit card payments. After the registration process is finished we WILL NOT issue any refunds FOR ANY REASON as any registrations at that point have taken the place of another player who could have registered.
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Do I have to live in Beaumont?

No, you do not have to live in Beaumont to register with Beaumont Little Dribblers and participate in the regular season. To be eligible for end of the season National Little Dribblers Tournament Teams, you must reside within the West Brook attendance zone or attend a school that tracks into West Brook.
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How long does the season last?

Normally, registration is in October with tryouts towards the end of October. Team drafts are in November with first practices beginning the week after Thanksgiving. Games usually begin the second weekend in January and are played until the last weekend in February and if need be, into early March. We follow BISD school calendar and will not schedule any practices or games on days in which BISD schools are closed, including the Christmas break.
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How often and where do teams practice?

Normally, teams will practice for one hour twice a week. The senior leagues practice only once a week for an hour and a half. Coaches are assigned practice locations, dates, and times. Practice locations vary depending on the league. We use local school gyms for practices and games. Practices may fall on any of the weekdays (Monday through Friday). Practice times vary depending on gym availability. The earliest a practice would start is 5:15pm and the latest is 8:30pm. We make every attempt to have the youngest age groups practices over by 8:30pm.
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When are the games and how many do they play?

Games are typically played on Saturdays starting in January. In a typical Beaumont Little Dribblers’ season, each team plays 7 games.
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How much will my child get to play in games?

Every player on a team will play at least half the game (2 quarters).
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How are coaches selected?/Can I coach my child’s team?

At the time of registration, please specify on the registration form that you would like to coach you child’s team. The Board Of Directors will then select the coaches from the list of parents requesting to coach.
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How are teams formed?

Teams are formed by a player draft system. After player tryouts and prior to the first practice, the coaches will meet to draft teams. A coach’s child is automatically placed on that coach’s team.
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Why does my child have to tryout?

Every child is required to tryout to give the coaches the opportunity to gauge your child’s ability. Every child registered to play will be placed on a team. If a child does not tryout, the coaches will randomly draw your child’s name. The tryouts simply consists of passing, dribbling, and shooting.
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Will my children play on the same team?

If you have more than one child registered to play and their birth dates place them in the same league, yes, your children will play on the same team unless you request otherwise. Only children that reside in the same household will be placed on the same team. Relatives and friends will not be placed on the same team. You may request they play together but it will be up to the coaches at the time of the draft on whether they will be placed on the same team.
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Can my child play up in an older age group?

No. All players must play in the appropriate league by age.
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Does my daughter have to play on a team with boys?

No. We have separate leagues for girls unless you request otherwise. Upon request, girls are allowed to play in the boys league.
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What are the ages for each league?

Boys Primary – 6-7
Boys Junior – 8-9
Boys Major – 10-11
Boys Senior – 12-14

Girls Primary – 6-8
Girls Junior – 9-10
Girls Senior – 11-14

NOTE: League ages are as of August 1 of the registration year.
Girls Leagues are subject to change depending on number of registrations.

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